Sleep Token - Higher Lyrics




You say you won't begin again
Capitulate and let me in
'Cause I am a fire and you are dry as bone
You are taking your time
You are killing me slow

And I know we instigate
Go back and forth
Lacerate
'Cause you can remember only when you're alone
I am granting you more than the debt that I owe

'Cause I look for scarlet
And you look for ultraviolet
And we are exhausted by all this pretending
We just can't resist the violence
And you need a melody, I only need the silence
But each time we battle
The blood and the fury takes us a little higher

With all that you believe you still refuse to shelter me
Because I am a danger and you're a long way from home
You are one among many but you're now on your own
And I hate the way you look at me when I am not understood
'Cause you can remember only when you're alone
I am granting you more than the debt that I owe

You won't begin again
You won't begin again
You won't begin again
You won't begin again

'Cause I look for scarlet
And you look for ultraviolet
And we are exhausted by all this pretending
We just can't resist the violence
And you need a melody, I only need the silence
But each time we battle
The blood and the fury takes us a little higher

The debt that I owe
The debt that I owe
The debt that I owe
The debt that I owe
The debt that I owe
The debt that I owe

The debt that I owe





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Sleep Token Higher Comments
  1. just matt

    If The Script wrote prog, this would be it.

  2. ReprogrammedToHate

    The drummer reminds me so much of Abe of Deftones

  3. ThatHipTurtle

    *My thought process having only heard 'Jaws'*
    "Okay, kinda different but similar. I'm enjoying it so far"
    4:20 "Okay dang we got some screams goin in here"
    4:30 "ヽ(゚〇゚)ノ Hoooly fucking crap this shit hits harder than a kangaroo on crack"
    4:53 "M-... Mr. Stark... I don't feel so good"

  4. Niels Wassermann

    Some parts sounds like newer Tesseract, which is a good thing

  5. Alex Aramini

    It is scientifically proven that being able to not headbang during the brakedown is fucking impossible. And illegal.

  6. Adam Fowler

    This along with sugar, are the best tracks on the album.

  7. ene ese

    I need a fucking video of this song.

  8. Jordan Quirion

    Can we get a...
    Dance Gavin Dance
    Dayseeker
    Thornhill
    Sleep Token, tour someday please and thank you :))

  9. Digital Klout

    soooooooo good

  10. The Br0wn Note Metal Shows

    I can't be the only one getting Deftones vibes from this. Too good!!

  11. Max G

    This song is veeeery Node-era Northlane. Love it.

  12. Randy Freshour

    I only found these guys a month ago or so when I was recommended The Offering. I have no expectations in terms of sound, only in quality and they never fail to shatter those expectations. Music is for everyone and all are intertwinable and Sleep Token show that in every song.

  13. jane foxes

    Fuck man I just clocked what they did visually here with HER fading into HIGHER and I am struck goddamn

  14. Michael Ben David

    The Lord's Book

  15. Nicholas Flach

    best song on the album

  16. Dank Cat

    When I saw Sleep Token live recently I was up front and center. During the last breakdown Vessel jumped up on the barrier and screamed right in my ear. 10/10

  17. Qaiser Latif

    They’re revolutionizing this industry. Absolutely in love with this band.

  18. Rico Kobach

    If it is even possible, this is the best Song on Sundowning.

  19. We Are The Empty

    The breakdown at the end just knocked us into outer space.

  20. Jarf Chambers

    Unbelievably refreshing, like a brain freeze conveyor of emotion, a new animal has emerged. Welcome to a new cocktail stew of musical arts.

  21. Steven Bauerle

    This sounds SOOOOOOO different live. Both are a great experience. Cheers from Detroit. Saint Andrew’s Hall.

  22. Angiras Darbha

    The Drummer must have attended the Matt Halpern School of Drumming

    Charlie

    Associated with the Matt Halpern School of Weird Drumming Faces

  23. Alaa Houssamy

    this band is surreal.

  24. Lucas Mallaber

    This whole song is amazing, but the vocals at the beginning are something else. Vessel's cadence is perfect.

  25. Steve

    This album is absolutely incredible. Such beauty.

  26. Lindsay Groeneveld

    WTF JUST HAPPENED TO ME

    Sworn-Son

    You got reborn.

  27. Ruco Henning

    I have no idea what the point of this band is and the sleep or whatever it is they worship... at least most of their music is awesome

  28. Alister Tate Anderson

    Kanye; “I’m only doing worship music now.”
    Sleep Token; lmao u too late bruh

    William Kenney

    This might be my favorite Sleep Token related comment

  29. Caleb Gambill

    The end got PHAT.

    Seriously tho, I just discovered this band a few hours ago, and I’m so obsessed. In a way, it’s like being shoved under water and then finding bliss in the deep blue encapsulating you. There’s so much emotion happening in each track and the music reflects the lyrics or vise versa. Each note is as powerful as each lyric from Vessel’s mouth. I’m truly astonished at how touching this music is. I can’t even say the right things right now, I just have so many thoughts, I can’t put them all into words. This is a gold mine, thank you to this band.

  30. Jovon Hernandez

    This specific song is giving me a badass "Detftones/TOOL" vibe.

  31. Luke Norris

    "I am granting you more, than the debt that I owe"
    Ah vessel your lyrics are bliss.





    Worship

  32. justin giras

    This is beautiful

  33. Spencer Burton

    As I'm going through a divorce, these words mean something visceral to me.

  34. Sean Jones

    This song give me chills. This whole album is a masterpiece! Sleep Token could bring world peace as we unite to praise their glorious hymns.

  35. zBIGJOHNz

    Dude fuck the breakdown those verses are a melodic goldmine 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  36. Noah McCoy

    While this song is absolutely amazing as is, it would have been nasty to have Vessels throw down a filthy "BLEUGH!" just as the breakdown hits

    Darcia Black

    Yeah agreed

  37. crofty

    sleep token with northlane would be fucking epic

  38. angrykoolaidman

    This band is perfect in every way.

  39. JA Belwraith

    Don't sacrifice yourself. You, as you've danced, don't fall. It's up to you. Don't forget yourself, beloved. Listen, too.

  40. Zack Bishop

    So. I have t found a band I became obsessed with since I was 16 and I’m 30 now. The things these guys are doing is amazing

  41. Adam McCann

    Ooof that outro reminds of "Masamune" by Periphery, or maybe "Dispossession" by Northlane. It's some absolutely filthy shit and I love it.

    I'm new to Sleep Token so I was almost surprised, since a lot of the songs I heard first were soft, like "The Way That You Were" and the "Hey Ya" cover. If I hadn't heard the heavier parts of "Jaws" or "The Offering" first I never would have seen it coming.

    The guitar in the first half is giving me some callbacks to Russian Circles or something, it sounds eerily familiar.

    Jeremy Castillo

    Adam McCann you literally spoke my fucking mind going through the comments. I was thinking it sounded like the outro breakdown to Masamune and during that thought I read your comment. Great minds and great taste in music 👏🏽

    Giacomo Fiderio

    Also get strong tool/apc vibes around the 1:41 mark.

    Thelema

    spot on with the masamune comparison.

    bozmology

    Giacomo Fiderio yeah I’ll throw sound awake era Karnivool into that mix as well

    ThatHipTurtle

    Huuuge Masamune vibes for sure at the end there.

  42. Garrett Potvin

    this i s mty rooom ate account and im high as fuce anad sober i liove tfghiis acvcount okere that natyniathuibf uk uive tbus sleep token forever!!!

  43. Garrett Potvin

    THE DEBT THAT I OWE!!!!........ FUUUUUUUCK ME !

  44. Raymx3

    The best band around by FAR. Worship!!

  45. doomeduser

    4:30 gets filthy ♡

  46. Elizabeth Dawn

    Also 5:03 has to be my fave bit like ooooh DIRTY

  47. Elizabeth Dawn

    When a song (well the breakdown I mean) gives you goosebumps.....you know it's good.

  48. Mark Monroe

    they are releasing full album song by song every other week, right?? Im kind of waiting for some suckers - cause every album has a dull moments, lets be honest...but so far, all five new tracks are brilliant. would love to see them live man.

  49. Sunny D Tangy

    Fuck yeah. Keep it up

  50. Musica Masonica

    my fav of the lot so far

    Gianluca Teofani

    Aye. The drumming blending in with the whole atmosphere and the vocal lines is just breathtaking.

  51. Skies of Terra

    Simply amazing!

  52. GreatBig Mouth

    Fucking excellent...... u guys should be as support for TOOL on the UK tour...

  53. Dee Cee

    I JUST FUCKING LOVE THIS BAND!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. Mister Bolticus

    This band truly knows the meaning of "less is more"

    Patrick Baitman

    Tell that to the drummers poor cymbals!

    Spencer Burton

    very yes

  55. Derk Ender

    after a few days of jamming out to this song I can safely say this is their most insanely song written thus far with one of my fav breakdowns.

    EDIT: I can't stop listening to this.

  56. Darío Meikmi

    Mi culto ya se rindió :3

  57. Hernán Vásquez

    Very nice to hear a new stuff from Tokens. The composition is some ... Predictable, but is your own style. I need to hear a song from Tokens, starts with a full enter band riff.

  58. Paulo Brasil

    That breakdown mang.
    Hot diggity

  59. Scott-H Guitar Pick Collector

    Too poppy 👎🏻

  60. Robstar Paul

    Jesus!!!! ❤️

  61. Spandan Bhattacharjee

    The debt that I owe.......WORSHIP

  62. Christophe Jergales

    Katatonia/VOLA/Sleep Token ... This is the ultimate tour. Please make it happen.

    Ironshadow

    Christophe Jergales yes I would love to see that!

  63. Christophe Jergales

    I am currently being crushed by a slow breakup. This song is therapy on another level. Thank you so much.

  64. Jim Yat

    when u try to be heavy and yell with distortion, then copy quantum flux. nice

  65. Jim Yat

    21 tokens

  66. Joseph McCoy

    Holy shit man. Every track is better than the previous one. Can’t wait for the album

  67. Logan Hymas

    I haven't enjoyed a song this much in a very long time

  68. MattDriiiver

    So love that these guys are gaining popularity, totally deserved. Every song they put out is gold.

  69. TheGameSlave2

    Glad I got into these dudes.

  70. Angry Tones Riff Clips

    Absolutely phenomenal arrangements, dynamics, and overall guitar tones across this entire song. Brutally beautiful. Nice work and you can really feel the emotion and energy is this track 100% Killer job ST

  71. Paper Castles

    Jesus Christ

  72. Alex Quaglieri

    They have no choice but to tell us who they are now. We need somebody to ask about that FILTHY guitar tone.

  73. Sworn-Son

    Now that's what I call a breakdown!

  74. Steve Power

    I'm 46 years old and I absolutely love this! Never let it be said that you're too old to keep discovering good new music. Truly great emotional music has no boundries when it comes to age, in the same way that it's always good for a band to infuse different genres in their sound. Looking forward to hearing much more from this fantastic band! I'm aware they aren't a brand new band, but compared to a lot of the older music I have loved for decades, then they are fairly recent. Always happy to hear a good newer band that crushes the myth that all new music is crap, that that I've heard and read a lot of music fans from my age group and above tend to say. Excellent stuff!

    Derk Ender

    46 isn't even old. Maybe because I'm 35 now but even when I was in my 20s i didnt' think 40s were old. I consider old like 80 and above lol.

    Dee Cee

    Fuck yes Steve! This band really is something else!

    Thanasis Karageorgos

    46 is indeed not even old. I wish you have at least 46 years more to continue discovering great emotional music, just like you said.

  75. Solus E. Eclipse

    God this makes me want the album

  76. vanilla seed

    I love this band with passion.

  77. galenkia

    Love it,best of the new songs so far.
    Gutted Camden show was sold out,but on waiting list but don't hold out much hope.

  78. Jlo

    I hope they have more like this and The Offering in the pipe! Two of my favorite releases so far! The Drum work is insanely groovy as always I love it! Combined with these nasty riffs it makes me whole again

  79. Darth Bane

    Sleep token are a new band for me but I am fully involved now. Mad talented!

  80. Joe Oxspring

    worship/10

  81. alice margereta

    Seldom is a breakdown so well deserved

  82. Paz

    These cunts can’t write a bad song.

  83. Jesus H

    so good

  84. Kaushik Kurudi

    Worship

  85. Jax Battye

    This hits harder than Dads belt.

    CobaltLobo

    Jax Battye oh damn. I felt that one.

  86. Shubham Annamwar

    Worship

  87. K the Phoenix

    See you in Seattle this November to W O R S H I P Him in person.

  88. Sara Paolo

    420 likes 0 dislikes. I can't be the 421st like...

    MrTooClutch

    Sara Paolo but i can be the first dislike.

  89. Craig Billow

    I was not ready... Worship.

    Also... No fade out? Just noticed on like my 10th time on repeat. The end is like getting hit by a freight train and then it's just... silence.

    Christophe Jergales

    Can't fade out live, bro.

  90. Adam Motter

    Every. Song. Is. Gold.

  91. Zach Nicastro

    Holy shit :0 How have I not discovered this band yet??? Fucking incredible

  92. DoubleTheRent

    THIS SLAPS

  93. Yung Wayne

    somebody removed their dislike lol

    A Wet Tombstone POV

    Disliked immediately but then they listened to the song and realized that they were wrong

  94. Blake Savage

    Had a crack at lyrics: (can't get one of the chorus words)

    You say you won't begin again
    Capitulate and let me in
    Cause I am a fire and you are dry as bone
    you are taking your time you are killing me slow
    and i know, we instigate
    go back and forth lacerate
    cause you can remember only when you're alone
    I am granting you more than the debt that I owe

    Cause I look for scarlet and you look for ultraviolet
    And we are exhausted by all this pretending we just can't resist the violence
    And you be the melody, I only need the silence
    but each time we battle the blood and the fury takes us a little higher

    When all that you believe you still refuse to shelter me
    Cause I am a danger, and you're a long way from home
    You are one among many but you're now on your own
    And I hate the way you look at me when I am not understood
    Cause you can remember only when you're alone
    I am granting you more than the debt that I owe

    Begin again

    Cause I look for scarlet and you look for ultraviolet
    And we are exhausted by all this pretending we just can't resist the violence
    And you be the melody, I only need the silence
    but each time we battle the blood and the fury takes us a little higher

    The debt that I owe

    Joshua Boyles

    Hmm the missing lyric sound like (scarlett) and also the phrase with amenity kinda sounds "you need the melody I only need the silence"

    Blake Savage

    @Joshua Boyles yep. they make way more sense haha

  95. Christy w

    Worship

  96. Tobe Contreras

    😎 🤘 the last seconds..!

  97. alibyte

    Already bought tickets for you guys

  98. nick covfefe

    Vessel once said in an interview that "Life is dark. Life is bright. Life is ugly. Life is beautiful. Don’t get lost in genres, they’ll only disorientate you. Music is for everyone." and I think they encapsulate that belief in this song completely.

    Kendrick Foo

    Nick Coffeen where is this interview?

    nick covfefe

    @Kendrick Foo https://www.loudersound.com/features/who-and-what-the-hell-are-sleep-token

    Thelema

    that was the most pretentious interview I've ever read.

    Nicholas Flach

    @Thelema I totally agree. Idk why he was acting so weird.

  99. caesar the ape

    Was a bit skeptical on this one until Sleep Token literally dropped the filthiest breakdown of their career

    Joseph McCoy

    caesar the ape agreed.

    Rajaalke

    Right?!! Agh so fucking good

    Lenny

    The guitar and base coming in around the one minute is better then a wet dream

    Ryan James

    Posted before Gods came out 😘

    Nicholas Flach

    Best breakdown I've heard in a while

  100. Connor, Destroyer of Sticks

    Who engineered those drums? Nolly?

    Tommy Reed

    It sure does sound like it. I really enjoy this mix. Sounds phenomenal

    Cloos Audio

    Sounds like GGD Modern & Massive to me!

    BenPurdyDrums

    George Lever did ALL the work on this album and all previous Sleep Token songs. George did say the drummer is very experienced and experienced enough in a studio setting that he had to do little to NO audio replacement or quantization to the drums.

    Here's a write up talking about the sessions for JAWS: http://g1productions.com/sleep-token-jaws/

    Musica Masonica

    George Lever has engineered and mixed all of their work so far. G1 productions. He does work out of middle farm which is where the GGD packs are recorded.

    George Lever

    Hello - I did. However, not at middle farm as it was booked when we were doing the record, maybe next time? Who knows 🤷🏻‍♂️