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Faithless – Insomnia lyrics

I only smoke weed when I need to,
And I need to get some rest, Yo, where's the Cess,
I confess, I burnt a hole in the mattress,
Yes, yes, it was me, I plead guilty,
And on the count of three I pull back the duvet,
Make my way to the refrigerator,
One dry potato inside, no lie
Not even bread, jam,
When the light above my head went bam!
I can't sleep, something's all over me,
Greasy, insomnia please release me,
And let me dream about making mad love on the heath,
Tearing off tights with my teeth.
But there's no relief,
I'm wide awake in my kitchen,
It's black and I'm lonely,
Oh, if I could only get some sleep,
Creeky noises make my skin creep,
I need to get some sleep,
I can't get no sleep....

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    The hidden meaning is obviously one of an extreme lack sleep continence. "Yo where's the cess" is a reference to a cesspitt and the need to vacate one's bowels. Likewise, burning a whole in the mattress is slang for defecating in one's bed, oh yeah it's well know. There is hesitation to pull back th sheets for fear of the unexpected, so he counts his way down to the dirty deed. He does not realise that he has loosened his bowels again until he is at the fridge and confirms that something greasy is all over him. Poor man. This cry for help has been ignored until now. I would speculate that he is very unwell as what is covering him is black, no wonder he is lonely and fears going back to bed. If he was on a heath at least he would not have to clear up his own mess and not have to continually wear those awful continence tights he mentions. Oh, if only he could get some shite-free sleep!
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    Insomnia is a mental disorder. It causes by many things. Most of the time it causes by biochemical balance disorder. There are many successful health mode exsist. The patients complaint that they can not sleep at night and they sleep at lighten day. To solve the problem the sick individuum need to tire at morning and afternoon and sleep at night. There are many drugs what help. For example levendule. If your sympthomes are heavy please contact with your house doctor.
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