"Overkill" as written by and Colin James Hay....
I can't get to sleep.
I think about the implications
Diving in too deep.
And possibly the complications
Especially at night
I worry over situations
I know will be alright
Perhaps it's just imagination
Day after day
It reappears
Night after night
My heartbeat shows the fears
Ghosts appear and fade away
I'm know between the sheets
But it only brings exasperation
It's time to wake the streets
Smell the desperation
At least there's pretty lights
And though there's little variation
It nummifies the night
From overkill
Day after day
It reappears
Night after night
My heartbeat shows the fears
Ghosts appear and fade away
Come back another day
I can't get to sleep.
I think about the implications
Diving in too deep.
And possibly the complications
Especially at night
I worry over situations
I know will be alright
It's just overkill?


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"Overkill" as written by Colin James Hay

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    General CommentLazlo Bane Kicks ass, i thank god for scrubs for featuring him on the opening theme, and other episodes. This song is great.
    MorningSonon April 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is actually by Colin Hay...
    Chacheeon May 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAlso, these lyrics are wrong...sorry...but some of them are obviously misheard "nummifies" = mummifies, "will" = "we'll" (in the Chorus)...I think that's it...
    Chacheeon May 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commentactually it's "nullifies"
    Chacheeon May 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentand will is right...you know what? I'm just gonna shut up...
    Chacheeon May 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMorningSon:
    Lazlo Bane is a band from Boston, not a person. They were named after a character in Rachel Andrews' novel entitled Theme Park Roadkill. I think you got confused somewhere.

    Chachee:
    You're partially right. These lyrics are, for the most part, incorrect. You just couldn't make the right corrections. You'd be best off checking the lyrics to the Men At Work version of Overkill.
    Bravuraon August 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhat about the Colin Hay (the real) version?
    Rockin_Jennon April 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentok so is this a cover song? of like the colin hay guy? I dont know but this song is great for being depressed late at night.
    thelastpunkkidon July 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe original with colin hay really suks, while this version is great. Amazing how mucch better a song can get. Same with eels version of Madonna - angel. Just remove all the stupid 80s instruments and silly vocals and the songs soul is visible.
    colourblueon October 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentrockin_ jenn, colin hay is IN men at work.
    Paranoia_Agenton December 10, 2006   Link

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