"Insomnia" as written by and Daniel Johns....
Tomorrow will be another part of yesterday
And yesterday will be another part of the day before

Wait, I hear another song, Insomnia
About the days I wasn't tired
And doing that fun, retro look

I stay awake for days
I stay awake for days
But I'd sit awake in daze, anyway
I'm a maze of chains

Hey, don't use the term accommodation
I won't be there for that, and that will never be there for me

And I need to get some sleep slash resolution
About the days I wasn't tired
And doing that fun, retro thing

I stay awake for days
I stay awake for days
But I'd sit awake in daze, anyway
I'm a maze of chains

Over in the corner of a circle
I sleep behind this bedroom
I see fun, retro look
Dine behind a suitcase in an empty room
It's time to leave millions behind
Hey, that's what I took from retro look

I stay awake for days
I stay awake for days
But I'd sit awake in daze, anyway
I'm a maze of chains


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"Insomnia" as written by Daniel Johns

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    General CommentIt’s time to leave millions behind
    Hey that’s what I took from retro look

    This is what spoke the most to me! This is what I think this album does. It will leave millions behind, but its time to do so, perhaps what playing the part and fitting the mold taught him.
    Hylason April 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalso the last part of the song is wrong. The last chorus is slightly different.

    I've stayed awake for days
    I stayed awake for days
    I've stayed awake for days anyway
    Im amazed I've changed
    Hylason April 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song!
    My_Morbid_Romanceon April 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song!
    My_Morbid_Romanceon April 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI actually quite like this song, despite being a grunge-era purist of the band.

    Some of their new stuff is quite good, this song has a good sound to it.
    ThomYorkeGuyGarvey92on May 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's totally about the recording of this album, just like Hylas said, getting through all this changing thing. And the insomnia, being tired, being sleepless... all that relating to the recording.
    biiiaon July 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is Johns way of saying he's choosing to move on and write the kind of music HE wants to, with no regrets. He no longer cares if people like the newer 'retro' style and he's given up 'losing sleep' over whether or not he'll lose fans or if the new stuff will sell truch-loads.

    Clever of him to incorporate the name of Silverchair's first big hit 'Tomorrow' in the opening line... John Lennon would be proud! It's a real shame the band have recently split.
    Lantaon September 19, 2011   Link

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