"Insomnia" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
I'm running in quicksand
Something's haunting me
The guilty past I've buried
My mind won't let me sleep

I'll do anything for peace, I keep waking up
A solemn oath I make
Cross my heart please let me sleep I keep waking up
How much more do I take

My head is talking to me
I don't know what it needs
But the loudest voice
Is the one I heed

Insomnia, my swollen bloodshot eyes
Insomnia, awake till morning light
Insomnia, stirring deep inside
Insomnia, somebody turn out the lights
I, I, I can't sleep
I, I, I insomnia

I'm twisting and turning, I keep waking up
The madness I must tame
My candle is burning, I keep waking up
Both ends again today

The whole house is creaking
I know they're out there
The things kept from sight
I beg to the shadows
I can't sleep

Insomnia, footsteps on the walk
Insomnia, I hear someone knock
Insomnia, I wish it was a dream
Insomnia, can you hear me scream

I can't sleep
Insomnia, my swollen bloodshot eyes
Insomnia, awake till morning light
Insomnia, stirring deep inside
Insomnia, somebody turn out the lights
(I keep waking up) insomnia, insomnia, insomnia
Insomnia I, I, I
Insomnia I can't sleep, I can't sleep
Insomnia I, insomina
I can't sleep,I can't sleep,I can't sleep


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"Insomnia" as written by Dave Mustaine

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    General CommentIt's about insomnia and the effects it can have on a person.

    (Duh.)
    CJFon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMustaine explained in 1999: "I think the song is something that people aren't going to expect. It was inspired by a lot of the English rave and techno bands, but at the same time, it's pretty heavy. It's talking about insomnia, but it's really a tongue in cheek song about my life during the '80s, something that anyone who has ever been into staying up all night partying can relate to."
    Porchon November 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song by megadeth :) the instaments and everything make it perfect, and his voice really makes it seem like he knows how Insomnia feels great song :D
    UltimateSinson June 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBest Megadeth song. The video's awesome.
    DarkAmbitionon August 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song.
    It's the best on 'Risk'.
    I like it because my Dad has a sleeping problem. And I believe I've inherited it from him.
    So whenever I can't sleep, I listen to this.
    invader_kibbyon November 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about Dave Mustaine's life when he was younger, and how he did drugs and they wouldn't let him sleep so he went out and partied. All of you guys are saying its about ACTUAL insomnia. That's stupid and ignorant.
    Metallica4Deadon August 17, 2010   Link

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