I can't sleep

I can't sleep

mike skliar's picture

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So last night (thinking about future plans, logistics, and things I need to do) i couldn't seem to fall asleep. Today, after getting home, playing some chords on an old resonator guitar (capo on 3) and quickly came up with this lyric.

I did a kind of budget for-the-hell-of-it production here- recorded the rhythm guitar on the musicmemo app on my iphone (which adds sloppy drums). then imported it to my garagegand iphone app, added lead vocal, a distored second guitar part, and a background vocal.

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Lyrics: 

I’ve been laying here for a half an hour counting the lines in the ceiling
The whole rest of the world is asleep and I can’t feel that sleepy feeling

Tomorrow I won’t remember my name
Setting myself up for a fall
I can’t sleep and its driving me insane
Can’t fall asleep at all

The thoughts go around in a circle, as tangled as a Mobius strip
Whatever part of me knows how to sleep that part has gone and taken a long trip

Tomorrow I won’t remember my name
Setting myself up for a fall
I can’t sleep and its driving me insane
Can’t fall asleep at all

Tonight’s going to be different I say, going to sleep like a baby, wish me luck
Well probably like that baby that’s up all night, waking the neighbors up

Tomorrow I won’t remember my name
Setting myself up for a fall
I can’t sleep and its driving me insane
Can’t fall asleep at all

(c) M. Skliar 2019



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Comments

sbs2018's picture

Really like the opening drums - very happy 60s. And I so know the can’t sleep syndrome. That’s when I write poems,

metalfoot's picture

Fun song, in spite of its theme-- and I know the feeling far too well!

nancyrost's picture

I really like the budget for-the-hell-of-it production and especially the distorted lead vocal on this! It feels natural, like you're up on stage letting loose playing guitar and singing. As for the words, well, I think most of us have known that feeling!

ductapeguy's picture

This song is so relateable. ... and its got a beat you can dance to. Well done.