"Who Needs Sleep?" as written by Ed Robertson and Steven Page....
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)

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

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

Hala Hala Hala...
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)


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"Who Needs Sleep" as written by Steven Page Ed Robertson

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    General Commentgotta love this song. that should b my motto i hate sleep its such a waste of time. i hate the versus of the song but the chorus is kool
    xxxDARKIRISxxxon June 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell, it proves a very valuable point - who DOES need sleep?!?
    syd_Melon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow. can you say "catchy?" this song is just infectious.

    I love that beer commercial (can't remember what brand) that features this song. They all look like they're having SO MUCH FUN! It makes me want to drink with them.

    (just say no, kids)
    catherinekson July 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWOooooo this is the best song for when its 2 in the morning and you can't sleep. O_o I think this song was just the result of imsomnia.
    Kaila004on July 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song really capture's the feeling of insomnia. i thing "who needs sleep" is sarcastic tho, because the speaker really does want sleep. i don't like that beer commercial cause it's not bnl singing it. i don't think they did the song justice. oh well.
    wrionon July 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit's coors beer......i agree, the commercial totally rocks and so does the song....the commercial is a remix, but its still cool.
    mikes_konstantineon August 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe last time I sang this song to myself was when I was having a peticularly insomnic night..I got through the chorus, and since my mentallity at 4am is roughly that of a four year old, I shouted, "ooh! Pillow!" and just passed out..
    KattHikarioftheTurkson July 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhee... I love this song. It's pretty much my theme song, insomniac that I am. ^_^ Somehow, I can rarely get to sleep before 2am, and then I get up at 6 to go to school... though probably no one cares about my sleep schedule, so I'll shut up now.
    bouncybluepenguinon April 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song (i believe from born on a pirate ship) was never popular til the coor's comercial. its true though. why the hell do we need sleep? i need to stay up all day
    epp88on May 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFor me, the song is sung by an insomniac. This is a person who wants to sleep, is trying to sleep, and simply can't. personally, I love sleep, especially the dreams that come with it. Though never sleeping does sound appealing (there is so much you could get done), I would miss it.
    trekkimon May 19, 2004   Link

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