When I Sleep

from by Elliot Caroll

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I've been learning a lot about myself since I last saw you
When you let me off

You must have thought I didn't feel a thing
But it's just not true

I've been told that I don't tend to show much on my face

But you might have figured that
Just from looking at me
I was panicking but you probably knew



And I think we could've been

You're the one who put it in my head

Or maybe I'm just stubborn then

Can I be somebody else instead?


'Cause when I sleep

The story ends a little differently

I'm the person that you wish that I could be

Now I know I might have said a few things
That in retrospect don't make a lot of sense

Out of self-defense

I automatically try to play it cool

I've since come to seriously regret
My attempt to conceal
 that I fell for us
You're oblivious

Wish that you saw in me what I see in you



And I guess I'm struggling

There's still something tugging at my sleeve

But maybe I'm just stubborn and
I can't find a way to disbelieve

'Cause when I sleep

The story ends a little differently

I'm the person that you wish that I could be
In the dreams I have I'm changing

But every time I wake up I'm just me



I would give anything if I could just travel back in time

Be whatever you wanted me to be if we could rewind

'Cause when I sleep

The story ends a little differently

I'm the person that you wish that I could be
In the dreams I have I'm changing

But every time I wake up
Still I try but I’m mistaken
Every time I wake up I’m just me

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from Elliot Caroll (EP), released May 3, 2011

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Elliot Caroll Toronto, Ontario

In the early years of YouTube, Elliot Caroll's hooky hometown ode "Songtario" was deemed "the next hottest video to race around the interweb" by BlogTO. Her self-described bedroom pop music eventually brought her to LA, where she was urged to pursue pop songwriting.

Elliot's debut EP features Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo), Stacy Jones (Miley Cyrus, American Hi-Fi) and Chris Fudurich (Nada Surf).
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