Yes (Chinese Sleep Chant)
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When it started we had high hopes
Now my back's on the line
My back's on the ropes

When it started we were alright
But night makes a fool
Of us in daylight

There we were dying of frustration
Saying, "Lord lead me not into temptation"
But it's not easy when she turns you on
Sin, stay gone

If you'd only if you'd only say yes
Whether you will's anybody's guess
God only God knows I'm trying my best
But I'm just so tired of this loneliness

Hey

So up they picked me by the big toe
I was held from the rooftop then they let go
Dizzily screaming "Let the windows down"
As I crawl to the ground

If you'd only if you'd only say yes
Whether you will's anybody's guess
God only God knows she won't let me rest
But I'm just tired of this loneliness
I've become so tired of this loneliness


Ooh...
Ooh...

Ah sleep
I need
Sleep satisfies
Sleep satisfies

Ah sleep
I need
Sleep satisfies
Sleep satisfies

Sleep
Sleep...[sleep]

[repeat]

Sleep satisfies
Sleep satisfies

Fall asleep
Fall asleep
Sleep mystifies
Sleep mystifies

Fall asleep
Fall asleep
Sleep satisfies
Sleep satisfies

Sleep
Sleep...[sleep]

[repeat]

Sleep satisfies
Sleep satisfies

Song facts

Chris Martin sings the lyrics in an uncharacteristically low register (no whiny falsettos here), as eastern sounding instrumentation swirls about in the background. Then just as quickly, the song shifts to the sort of multi-layered, psychedelic guitar sound that wouldn't be at all out of place on a Sgt. Pepper-era Beatles record.

It eventually splinters into Chinese Sleep Chant, a jangly hidden track.

Chinese Sleep Chant is a hidden track on Coldplay's fourth album, Viva la Vida Or Death And All His Friends. The song is described as opening with a jagged guitar riff, quickly settling into a propulsive dance-track loop with low-mixed, angelic vocals. The vocals are deliberately incomprehensible. On the album, Chinese Sleep Chant is a hidden, unlisted song that comes after "Yes", which it shares track 6 on the album with.

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