Broken Sleep – Song and Lyrics by Agnes Obel

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Written by: Agnes Caroline Thaarup Obel

Duration: 4:54

Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Broken Sleep’ by Agnes Obel. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Agnes Obel or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

Broken sleep, all too human
A malady, it’s gazing through when I would

Dream me a dream (soft as a pillow)
Dream me a dream (dream me a dream)
Dream me a dream (deep in the night ’til the morning will follow)
Dream me a dream (dream me a dream)

Shapes of smoke, all too human
They grow, like titans

I would like to fall, silence every call
(Will you level me with a dream?)
If I could fall (fall), fall (fall)

I would like to fall (fall asleep), silence every call
(Will you level me with a dream?)
If I could fall (fall), I would like to fall (fall)

Twisted rope, defies all I know
It holds, my reason

Dream me a dream (soft as a pillow)
Dream me a dream (dream me a dream)
Dream me a dream (deep in the night ’til the morning will follow)
Dream me a dream (dream me a dream)

Sea of trees, calling humans
To hang like leaves from the willow

I would like to fall, silence every call
(Will you level me with a dream?)
If I could fall (fall), fall (fall)

I would like to fall (fall asleep), silence every call
(Will you level me with a dream?)
If I could fall (fall), I would like to fall (fall)

Take my word for it, for it
In the dark, in the dark
In the dark words can follow