I awake covered in snot
Dreamt I swallowed my teeth
And tried to cough them up

Pulmonate gastropod

Oh, for insomnia!
Render me proficient
If not at least useful


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    General CommentThis is the third instalment of Trevor Dunn’s series of songs concerning sleep. The first one, ‘Slowly Growing Deaf’ and the second one, ‘Carry Stress in The Jaw’ are both linked to body parts and their various functions; ‘S.G.D’ is obviously to do with hearing, ‘C.S.I.T.J’ is about teeth (alluding heavily with an exact quotation from that poor American poet, Poe) and Phlegmatics is about nasal discharge, &c. Dunn also pleads that his insufferable insomnia could at least, if not help to achieve things in the extra time it grants him, render him “at least [a little] useful”. I don’t like this song much… Carry Stress in the Jaw is better.
    Artison July 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like it.
    donniedarko28on April 13, 2007   Link

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