Top Ten Sleeping at Last Songs

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

The Top Ten

1 Saturn

First time I heard this song I cried my eyes out lol. The kind of song you listen when you want to be emotional because it's so poetic. Probably the best song for me in the Atlas: Space album, along with Earth. - poetictrash

This song actually gave me a feeling of real release for the first time since my boyfriend passed away. It just said everything I couldn't put into words my self. I am certain I will love this song for as long as I live.

Glad to see another user who knows and likes Sleeping at Last (long ago I made a list - Best Songs by Sleeping at Last Named After Planets, Stars and Moons). - Metal_Treasure

Forgot to mention that this song is probably my favorite, too (mostly for the music). - Metal_Treasure

Choosing between the lyrics and music is impossible for me - both are incredibly beautiful, and both of them compliment each other perfectly. - ColinH

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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

3 Pluto

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.

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.

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

4 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

5 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

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.

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

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

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

10 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

The Contenders

11 Earth

How is this not higher

12 Touch
13 Atlas: Hearing
14 Already Gone

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

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