Top Ten Sleeping at Last Songs

This somewhat obscure artist writes some of the most poignant lyrics and beautiful music.

The Top Ten

1 Saturn

Pure perfection.

Soul healing track ever heard! Whatever mood u are in, it just matches!

Beautiful Composition.

I heard it the first time in Grey's and now it always makes me cry.

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2 Mars

I believe that lyrics to their "planet" songs also incorporate the symbolic meaning of the planet and even the related zodiac sign - Mars (Ares) is the god of war and rules the zodiac sign of Aries. - Metal_Treasure

"While a brand new war began, one that no one else coul feel."

This haunting look at the mental effects of going off to war, fighting, and returning. The lyrics are incredibly poetic and impactful. - ColinH

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3 Uneven Odds

These guys make great music with great lyrics. I wish they were more popular. - Metal_Treasure

"Darkness exists to make light truly count."

This song more than any other displays something about Sleeping at Last that makes them so special. Their songs are rarely completely happy or completely sad, but rather reflect on harsh realities of the world, but also note the wonder and beauty that it contains. This song tells a heartbreaking story of a person who has to be a guardian of a child who loses their mother, and ends with one of the most poignant lyrics ever (see above). - ColinH

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4 Light

"Your eyes will need some time to adjust to the overwhelming light surrounding us."

This song is sung by a new parent to their newborn child. It is a beautifully composed, thoughtful ode to what it means to be a parent. - ColinH

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5 Pluto

Normally not the most popular of Ryan's, so I was surprised to see it on fourth here. This is my favourite of his though, which is saying a lot, because I love so many of his songs so much. The mix of sad lyrics in a major key just works for this, perhaps because of the fact that it's C Major.

The song to me is about overcoming anxiety and just living. That's why I love the instrumental parts of it because they are so happy and light.

I like this line "The heaviness in my heart belongs to gravity." - Metal_Treasure

"One day I had enough of this exercise of trust. I leaned in and let it hurt. Let my body feel the dirt."

This song is special to me because I easily relate to its topic of social anxiety. - ColinH

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6 Mercury

I think these "two identities" also refer to the zodiac sign Gemini (twins) where planet Mercury is the symbolic ruler. - Metal_Treasure

"I am desperate, if nothing else, in a holding pattern, to find myself."
This song expresses the feeling of being torn between two identities and the search for self- identity, in Sleeping At Last's signature poetic style. - ColinH

"I am dissonance, waiting to be swiftly pulled into tune"
This song is a masterpiece among masterpieces, each lyric is so well written that it can turned into a quote, and it hit me especially hard since I could relate to the lyrics.

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7 99 Red Balloons

"It's all over, I'm standing pretty. In this dust that was our city."
This cover takes an 80s pop hit and reveals it to be what it was intended to be: a tragic anti- war song. With O'Neal's vocals, the song becomes a harrowing picture of what a global war could be like. - ColinH

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8 Sun

"We may fall in love every time we open up our eyes."

This song describes the birth of the universe with beaufitul lyrics, vocals, and music. - ColinH

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9 North

"While the storms may push and pull, we will call this place our home."

Another song from Atlas that describes a family moving into their first house and overcoming hardships. - ColinH

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10 Atlas: Two

I was sobbing the first time I heard it. It's truely amazing.

This song is one of most beautiful things ever written.

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The Contenders

11 Earth

I started crying to this song, I think it should be right below saturn

How is this not higher

Really portrays Earth as a planet accurately? Like I don't know how to describe it but it just captures its essence as an often war torn planet. It’s just really beautiful.

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12 Venus

"I thought I'd never find you. Then suddenly I see you."

A simple love song seems a bit mundane for Sleeping at Last, but it fit with the "Space" concept as Venus is the god of love. - ColinH

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14 Neptune

Its honestly MY favorite - Celine2003

€I’m only honest when it rains/ if I time it right the thunder breaks when I open my mouth.”

I cried so much when I first heard this song. Especially this lyric because it’s about not wanting to tell someone something that’ll hurt so badly, and doing everything you can to put it off but at the end you can’t. I’m actually surprised Sun isn’t the top contender.

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15 Atlas: Hearing

Builds beautifully through repetition, the story behind its making is pretty amazing as well

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16 Already Gone

Beautiful song. Heart touching.

The best cover you can listen of sleeping at last
really makes me cry whenever I listen it

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17 West

A relatable song for immigrants everywhere.

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19 Jupiter

Simply... Amaxing!

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20 Homesick

If love's elastic, then were we born to test it's reach?

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21 Uranus

Even though it doesn't have any lyrics, it's beautiful.

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22 Pacific Blues

It's such a gorgeous song. It's lyrics question the fragility of faith, and feelings of being so small in this gigantic universe. It's my favorite song from Sleeping at Last

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