Insomnia Blues - A Parody

by Luanne Crosby

2014 (lyrics only)

Insomnia Blues - A ParodyLuanne Crosby
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For all, but especially fellow "women of a certain age" who have trouble sleeping! With apologies to Steelers Wheel, who recorded the original (awesome) song called Stuck in the Middle with You. CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO:

1. Don’t know why I can’t sleep tonight,
(I’m) so tired I should be out like a light
But here I am lying awake
Next to sleeping pills I try not to take

Meows to the left of me, snoring to the right
Here I am, stuck with insomnia blues

2. I know exactly what is the cause,
Lack of hormones when I reached menopause
Till then I had no trouble with sleep,
Now all I do at night is count sheep

Meows to the left of me, snoring to the right, here I am
Here I am, stuck with insomnia blues

Well I thank my stars that some guy invented Ambien
When I break down and I take one, I get eight straight hours and I feel alive again.

3. Sometimes I use earplugs and eye shades
Hoping lack of sensory input might aid
But then I really hear my tinnitus scream
If I was sleeping this would be a bad dream

Meows to the left of me, snoring to the right
Here I am, stuck with insomnia blues

4. I’ve just about tried it all
Reduced caffeine and alcohol
Got dimming software for my laptop screen
I’m the queen of sleep hygiene

Meows to the left of me, snoring to the right
Here I am, stuck with insomnia blues

I do Yoga breathing and I practice the power of now
Count all for which I’m grateful, I’m wakeful but I’m closer to Tao

5. Don’t know why I can’t sleep tonight,
I’m so tired I should e out like a light
I just woke up for the seventh time
Couldn’t drift off so I’ve penned this rhyme
Meows to the left of me
Snoring to the right here I am
With the insomnia blues
Got the insomnia blues
Hate those insomnia blues

Here I am
With the insomnia blues