Better try to stay wide awake, or you might end up found dead by the lake
Soon as you lay me down to sleep it's your soul I'mma try to take
This song is a warning to hookers around the world that you are most likely to be raped and killed when you’re asleep, so maybe try some coffee. It is also a reference to the children’s prayer Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, which talks about the Lord taking your soul if you die. Once this victim falls asleep he will be the one taking souls.
This line is pretty Krueger-like.
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