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"Go to Sleep" is a song by The Avett Brothers and appears on their 2007 album Emotionalism with a playtime of 4:05. It was first performed at the WOW Hall in Eugene, OR on January 23, 2007.

The album version of the song features Scott Avett on vocals and banjo, Seth Avett on vocals and guitar, Bob Crawford on upright bass, Joe Kwon on cello, Donny Herron on fiddle, Monica Samalot on drums, and Paleface on vocals, harmonica, and guitar.

VideoEdit

The Avett Brothers - 'Go to Sleep', Live at Memorial Hall

The Avett Brothers - 'Go to Sleep', Live at Memorial Hall

Go to Sleep - featuring Paleface, live at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, May 30th, 2009

Go to Sleep - featuring Paleface, live at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, May 30th, 2009. Paleface, live-


LyricsEdit

Lay back, lay back, go to sleep my man
Wipe the blood from you face and your hands
Forgive yourself if you think that you can
Go to sleep, go to sleep my man

Twenty-one days lost at sea I fought
For twenty-two years non-stop I've talked
Through the desert, pissed drunk, and confused I walked
I spit a tooth in the palm of my hand

Lay back, lay back, go to sleep my man
Wipe the blood from you face and your hands
Forgive yourself if you think that you can
Go to sleep, go to sleep my man

Well the wind and the trees are ganging up on me
They sing my funeral song in harmony
Well I just want to walk home unaccompanied
But they keep singing and singing and singing to me...
La, La, La, La, La, La (I hear them singing)
La, La, La, La, La, La (Singing for me)
La, La, La, La, La, La (Oh!)

Well I wish things were different, true, and deep
But everything that's so shallow is everything about me
If only I could just take all my money and leave
I hope the people on the ground will understand
I hope the people out there will understand

Lay back, lay back, go to sleep my man
Wipe the blood from you face and your hands
Forgive yourself if you think that you can
Go to sleep, go to sleep my man
La, La
Go to sleep, go to sleep my man
La, La
Go to sleep, go to sleep my man

Emotionalism tracksEdit

Emotionalism 2


10. "Living of Love"
11. "I Would Be Sad"
12. "Pretty Girl from San Diego"
13. "Go To Sleep"
14. "Hand Me Down Tune"
Bonus iTunes tracks:
15. "In the Curve"
16. "Tale of Coming News"