Thursday, April 06, 2006

Who needs sleep?


WHO NEEDS SLEEP?

Now I lay me down not to sleep
I just get tangled in the sheets
I swim in sweat three inches deep
I just lay back and claim defeat

Chapter read and lesson learned
I turned the lights off while she burned
So while she's three hundred degrees
I throw the sheets off and I freeze

Lids down, I count sheep
I count heartbeats
The only thing that counts is
that I won't sleep
I countdown, I look around

Who needs sleep?
well you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
since the Second World War

My hands are locked up tight in fists
My mind is racing, filled with lists
of things to do and things I've done
Another sleepless night's begun

Lids down, I count sheep
I count heartbeats
The only thing that counts is
that I won't sleep
I countdown, I look around

Who needs sleep?
well you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
since the Second World War

There's so much joy in life,
so many pleasures all around
But the pleasure of insomnia
is one I've never found
With all life has to offer,
there's so much to be enjoyed
But the pleasures of insomnia
are ones I can't avoid

Lyrics by BNL
I am an insomniac. I do not sleep. My family sings the above song all the time. Its a joke between Liam and I. I start singing it and Liam finishes it. I have tried it all. You name it I have tried it. Warm milk tried it. Sominax tried it. Tylenol PM yup that to. Doctors like to prescribe drugs for it but the second I get off them I back to being awake all night. Drugs work but then I am up off and on all night long. Sometimes I find myself being conscious of the fact that I am wide awake even though I thought I was asleep. So tonight when I lay me down to sleep I pray the lord my soul to keep if I die (AUGGHHHH) before I wake I pray the lord my soul to take. I think I have just figured out myself problems I am afraid God is going to take my soul while I sleep (oh the humanity).
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

1 comment:

Suzer said...

I hear ya, I have fallen asleep no earlier than 3:00 am every night this week. I have reached the point that I am just tired and hyper all the time...it's like my brain can't find the off switch. I hope it just short circuits soon.