"Overkill" as written by and Colin James Hay....
I can't get to sleep
I think about the implications
Of 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 fear
Ghosts appear and fade away

Alone between the sheets
Only brings exasperation
It's time to walk the streets
Smell the desperation

At least there's pretty lights
And though there's little variation
It nullifies the night from overkill

Day after day it reappears
Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear
Ghosts appear and fade away
Come back another day

I can't get to sleep
I think about the implications
Of diving in too deep
And possibly the complications

Especially at night
I worry over situations
I know will be alright
It's just overkill

Day after day it reappears
Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear
Ghosts appear and fade away
Ghosts appear and fade away
Ghosts appear and fade away


Lyrics submitted by BlueAndStarry

"Overkill [Acoustic Version]" as written by Colin James Hay

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    General Commenti love the fact that this guy is on scrubs so much
    delacroix192on May 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI adore this song. It's so simple and easy, and quite beautiful.
    zen_childon December 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song comes to mind almost every night when i can't sleep and things are on my mind. colin hay has a way of summing things up in such a simple way and its beautiful
    littlewingon January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti went home this christmas and every night some was eating at me inside ... basically this song pin ointed my x mas break. to a t. on the point on a pin
    wilcokidon January 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It sums up my life.
    burntfireon March 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts so true!
    I can relate to every word that he sings in this song - it's amazing.
    Every single word!
    CandyCaton April 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so wonderful, and was absolutely perfect for the episode of Scrubs that it was on.
    thewordofrashion January 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyo delacroix192 when else is colin hay on scrubs except for my overkill?? I love scrubs so much!
    claire16on September 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHi, my version doesnt have that second verse it just does the same verses again a bit faster and higher. where can i get a version like this???

    Great song though either way, love scrubs too.
    ameristarfreeon January 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song because I think that everyone can pretty much relate to it, including me. This might sound really corny but this song got me through some sad times.
    mad-monkey-42on February 14, 2007   Link

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