Friday, March 16, 2007

Sleep deprivation is good for the soul....or..something like that.

Sleep deprivation: one of nature's many ways of keeping you humble.

How can you be cocky when you tell the bank teller you're tired because you were up til after '2:30 o'clock' last night, when she asks how you are?

How can you be arrogant when you answer the phone at work by saying, "Hi..er..uh..I mean...Davidson Home Improvement, how can I help you?"

Is it possible to remain cavalier after stumbling into the door frame because you haven't figured out the art of walking in a straight line?

And can you get fired from your job for acting drunk, if there isn't a trace of alcohol in your system?

Yeah, I'd say I'm a bit sleep deprived. Take a nap, you say? I can't. I have to finish out this work day.

I can sleep after I clock out, right? No. Sorry bub. Not happenin'. Gotta walk the dog. And clean the apartment. And go work out at the Y. And catch up on the last few weeks with a good friend.

Who needs sleep anyway?

The Barenaked Ladies know what I'm talkin' about....sorta....

Who Needs Sleep

Now I lay me down not to sleep
I just get tangled in the sheets
I swim in sweat three inches deep
I just lay back and claim defeat

Chapter read and lesson learned
I turned the lights off while she burned
So while shes three hundred degrees
I throw the sheets off and I freeze

Lids down, I count sheep
I count heartbeats
The only thing that counts is
That I wont sleep
I countdown, I look around

Who needs sleep?
(well youre never gonna get it)
Who needs sleep?
(tell me whats that for)
Who needs sleep?
(be happy with what youre getting
Theres a guy whos been awake
Since the second world war)

My hands are locked up tight in fists
My mind is racing filled with lists
Of things to do and things Ive done
Another sleepless nights begun

Lids down, I count sheep
I count heartbeats
The only thing that counts is
That I wont sleep
I countdown, I look around

Who needs sleep?
(well youre never gonna get it)
Who needs sleep?
(tell me whats that for)
Who needs sleep?
(be happy with what youre getting
Theres a guy whos been awake
Since the second world war)

Who needs sleep?
(well youre never gonna get it)
Who needs sleep?
(tell me whats that for)
Who needs sleep?
(be happy with what youre getting
Theres a guy whos been awake
Since the second world war)

Theres so much joy in life,
So many pleasures all around
But the pleasure of insomnia
Is one Ive never found
With all life has to offer,
Theres so much to be enjoyed
But the pleasures of insomnia
Are ones I cant avoid

Lids down, I count sheep
I count heartbeats
The only thing that counts is
That I wont sleep
I countdown, I look around

Hala hala hala...

Who needs sleep?
(well youre never gonna get it)
Who needs sleep?
(tell me whats that for)
Who needs sleep?
(be happy with what youre getting
Theres a guy whos been awake
Since the second world war)


And tomorrow, after I finally have had a chance to sleep, I'll come back and read this post, and wonder what the hell I was talking about.

1 comment:

Joe said...

Oh, and as far as your writing goes, I think this was very well written, poetic and funny at the same time.