"Insomnia" as written by Grant Nicholas, Taka Hirose and Jon Lee....
Reading magazines and counting sheep to pass the time away
Hoping that tomorrow's gonna bring a smile BACK home again
Images of palm tree's swaying in the wind on South beach
Takes me back to better days, Summer days the everglades in June
My brain, my poor brain
My brain, my poor brain
I'm drinking myself to sleep again, Nightnurse pills to keep me sane
Drinking myself to sleep again, Insomnia
Flying high in golden skies, I'm flicking channels in my mind
Finding my utopia a different chapter in a book
Thinking back to younger days as I escape in Cooper's Break
It takes me back to 84 the future's knocking at my door
My brain, my poor brain
My brain, my poor brain
I'm drinking myself to sleep again, Nightnurse pills to keep me sane
Drinking myself to sleep again, Insomnia I'm drinking myself to sleep again, Nightnurse pills to keep me sane
Drinking myself to sleep again, Insomnia
Turning off a switch inside me, Leaving all the stress behind me
Flying over streams and houses, Passing over the Wye valley
It takes me back to 84 the future's knocking at my door
My brain, my poor brain
I'm drinking myself to sleep again, Nightnurse pills to keep me sane
Drinking myself to sleep again, Insomnia I'm drinking myself to sleep again, Nightnurse pills to keep me sane
Drinking myself to sleep again, Insomnia I'm drinking myself to sleep again, Nightnurse pills to keep me sane
Drinking myself to sleep again, Insomnia.


Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

"Insomnia" as written by Matthew Kelly Sharp

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentOk well all I can see really in this song is that it's about not being able to sleep. Something I can relate to alot at the moment.
    Evilsheepon June 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWell Insomnia = 'Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.' Pretty simple.
    K-nuxXxon May 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyep... no hidden meanings..

    but its still a damn awesome song, i listen to it when i can't sleep and it makes me smile 'at least im not the only one'
    zodinon July 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVery cool Song, great drums right at start

    better than then the crap dance song of the same name
    Beniscool1989on September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't like the song THAT much, no, what I love about Insomnia is in teh video he's singing a really "wahhh poor me" song but he has this HUGE freaking grin plastered all over his face!
    louisagiffardon September 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG!!!
    Okay, so it's not the greatest piece of musical genius the world has ever seen, it hasn't got some deep meaning...but this really is my favourite song ever.
    I saw Feeder at the NEC in March of this year, and I was so excited when they played Insomnia, I think I screamed half my chest across the hall!
    It really was awesome *sigh* :P
    pretorianzeroon October 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentObvious meaning...am i the only one who can't help but get up and dance around like an idiot?!!

    Great Song.
    ecatson May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is the reason I love Feeder so much. They can write such obvious poppy songs, yet still retain their style.
    tommyhaychon May 08, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI have a feeling it's slightly autobiographical somehow.

    Yes, every one of us has been insomniac at some point, but I think the descriptions of 1984 and places in America hold a special meaning for whichever member of Feeder wrote this.

    I also see it as being about reminiscence.
    selbydate16on November 29, 2008   Link

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