"Insomnia" as written by Ayalah Deborah Bentovim, Maxwell Alexander Fraser and Rollo Armstrong....
I only smoke weed when I need to
And I need to get some rest, yo, where's the sex
I confess, I burnt a hole in the mattress
Yes, yes, it was me, I plead guilty

And on the count of three I pull back the duvet
Make my way to the refrigerator
One dry potato inside, no lie
Not even bread, jam

When the light above my head went bam
I can't sleep, something's all over me
Greasy, insomnia please release me
And let me dream about making mad love on the heath

Tearing off tights with my teeth
But there's no relief
I'm wide awake in my kitchen
It's black and I'm lonely
Oh if I could only get some sleep
Creaky noises make my skin creep
I need to get some sleep
I can't get no sleep

Lyrics submitted by Ice

"Insomnia" as written by Ayalah Bentovim Rollo Armstrong

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentWow, what a choon - this eclectic mix of coffee house chilledness and autoeuphoric laidbackness that is created is just superb as for the lyrics I think he's on a comedown
    MoroseJoeon August 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI cant get no sleep
    DavidJohnon December 03, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the best version of this song, with the best lyrics.
    But which version is it (and how long is it)?
    The lyrics seem to start with "Deep in the bosom of the gentle night" with every copy I find.
    wwwillon March 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwwwill,

    what you are referring to is the radio edit of this choon. the above lyrics are from the album version/club mix, which is only available on the album "Reverence" or every import club mix CD from the year 1996-1997.
    roger wilcoon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat a choon! yet again, Maxi Jazz taking us lyrically, musically and emotionally to our own bitter sweet euphoria. Now thats what i'm talking about.
    MiCrOwAvE_ChiCkEnon July 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI like the remix version, but I haven't heard any other version as of yet
    persaon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"" This is the best version of this song, with the best lyrics.
    But which version is it (and how long is it)?
    The lyrics seem to start with "Deep in the bosom of the gentle night" with every copy I find. ""

    Deep in the bosom of the gentle night, is when I search for the light, pick up my pen and start to write, I strugle and fight dark forces in the clear moonlight without fear, insomnia.

    I can't get no sleep

    I used to worry, thought I was going mad in a hurry getting stressed making excess mess in darkness, no electricity, something's all over me, greasy insomnia please release me and let me dream of making mad love to my girl on the heeth, tearing off tights with my teeth, but there's no release no peace I toss and turn without cease, like a curse, open my eyes and rise like yeast, at least a couple of weeks since I last slept, kept taking sleepers, but now I keep myself pepped, deeper still, the night I write by candle light, I find insight, fundenmental movement, uh, so when it's black, this insomniac, take an original tack, keep the beast in my nature under ceaseless attack, I gets no sleep, I can't get no sleep


    taken from total memory so I could be wrong but I hope that helps you :P

    AjRuleron September 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThere are alot more versions of this song than many people realise. ::
    The Original Radio Edit lasted 03:36 and the Original Mix on 2 x 12" lasted 10:55 (of sweet heaven!). The lyrics here also appeared on the Revernce album and the track lasts 08:47. The US album also got the Monster Radio edit 03:34.
    The Reverence/Irreverence album also features Insomnia (Moody Mix) 10:40.
    In fact there are quite a few other mixes but i won't bore you with all the stats! Hope that's of some help
    dragontomukon October 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe version ive got lasts 4 minutes odd, but the start is actually the latter part and starts just after he says 'i cant get no sleep' really slow then it goes into the lyrics AjRuler says.
    Ben2k9on March 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti got the monster mix, bout 7 mins, wiv the lyrics up there, the smoke weed ones. botherd lol
    Boon April 21, 2003   Link

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