Insomnia – A Parody To The Tune Of A Sound Of Silence

Hello everyone. As you’re probably aware I’m an insomniac. I’ve written about it several times before including tips about what to do when sleep doesn’t come.

This past week I’ve been having some trouble getting to sleep. But instead of lamenting over it I decided to put my time to good use. I’ve not written any parody songs in ages, so I decided to focus on that. Given the time of night I was writing, the subject of the song seemed obvious.

Blue background. Insomnia written in purple

Now there are two versions of this song. Normally I would agree the original is the best, but  I think the Disturbed version adds the passion and strength of feeling in the vocals that the original lyrics and my alternative ones demand.

So ladies and gentlemen I give you……..

Insomnia – To the tune of The Sound Of Silence

3 am is not my friend.
It’s come to torture me again.
I’m feeling tired, but I’m not sleeping.
Close my eyes, but its not happening.
The sleep fairy, has abandoned me today.
She’s gone away.
So I’m left with, insomnia

And now im sitting in the gloom.
Theres only me here in the room.
Damn its getting a bit boring.
Cus all the other weirdos are snoring.
When you feel like your the last person left awake.
For heavens sake.
Oh its a bitch. Insomnia.

And then the clock say half past three.
I start to feel, a bit hungry.
Getting up to make a hot drink.
Have a biscuit as well I think.
People tell me mid night snacking makes me fat.
Don’t care bout that.
Please go away. Insomnia

Fools, they say, sleepings easy.
Close your eyes and it will be.
Shut my eyes and I try my best.
All I really can do is rest.
All I hear, the silence of the night.
I’m waiting for the light. Insomnia

Keep of mobile phones they say.
Their blue light keeps sleep at bay.
But when the only one awake is me,
and I really need some company.
Then the ones who, their words and their presence will make me feel less alone.
Are there in my phone.
To help me through the night. Insomnia

I think this is one of my best parodies yet. I already have the tune and theme for my next parody lined up curtesy of Mr A, but if you have a favourite song you would like rewritten please let me know.

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  1. Rosie Doal

    March 24, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    What a fantastic parody you’ve written here. Insomnia must be so difficult to live and cope with. I can never just get off to sleep straight away and have many a sleepless night but nothing to the level you’re experiencing x #MixItUp

  2. Millie Baxter

    March 22, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Sounds horrendous. Well written. Like the music too. #MixitUp

  3. Michelle K

    March 21, 2019 at 12:54 am

    I used to have really bad insomnia so being up at 3am, I am very familiar with. I love your parody Tracey and to such a great tune too. #MixitUp

  4. This Scribbler Mum

    March 18, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    I hate it when I can’t get to sleep especially when you know you need to wake up early the next day. Awesome parody! #MixItUp

  5. Sustainable Responsible Living

    March 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    brilliant!! fair dues to you 😉 #mixitup

  6. Laurie

    March 18, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    I am also an insomniac. I get some of my best writing ideas at 3 a.m., but if I don’t get up and jot them down, by morning, they are gone! Loved the song!!!

  7. endardoo

    March 18, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Still great!! #MixItUp

  8. Bryony shaw

    March 18, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    I love this song! #lgrtstumble

  9. randommusings29

    March 18, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    I love this! I already love the song and I can totally relate to your insomnia lyrics.
    P.S. Thanks for hosting #mixitup

  10. Lisa Pomerantz

    April 16, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Oh does insomnia suck, I am so sorry. And I love this! #LGRTstumble xoxo

  11. Malin

    April 8, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    When I’m awake at 3 am it’s usually due to my son’s insomnia rather than mine, but I can still relate to your lyrics (which I enjoyed singing out loud here on my sofa, thanks 😊). I very much recognise that last bit about internet friends being there, as I’ve had a lot of interaction with parent support groups over the years, and many of them have been U.S. dominated, meaning 3 am is a great time for activity in those groups 🙂 xx
    Stumbling this 👍 #LGRTstumble

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 8, 2018 at 9:28 pm

      Yes that is the advantage of having twitter friends all over the world, always someone free to chat

  12. Berni

    April 4, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    when i have insomnia I do turn to social media… all my american twitter friends are on line then! #lgrtstumble

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 4, 2018 at 6:12 pm

      Twitter is great for that, always someone there

  13. Susan Mann

    April 3, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Brilliant. I love this. My oldest never sleeps and I find it difficult to sleep. Although my new migraine preventatives make me drowsy. A great description, love it xx #LGRTStumble

  14. lucy mackcracken

    April 2, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    I’ve never experienced insomnia so can’t begin to imagine what it’s like to struggle with, interesting take on the issue though with the song #lgrtstumble

  15. This Scribbler Mum

    April 2, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Insomia in one song! A very good description of insomia. #lgrtstumble

  16. Sophie

    April 2, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    I am often awake at 3am so I could try this! #LGRTStumble

  17. Jeff Wood

    April 2, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I love the Disturbed version of this song! One of the best covers out there.

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 4, 2018 at 6:11 pm

      It is a shivers down your spine sort of song

  18. Tracy Albiero

    April 2, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Oh my! I am so glad that this is something I do not struggle with. I love my sleep! The parody is excellent! #LGRTstumble

  19. Modern Gypsy

    April 2, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I’ve had bouts of insomnia too, so I know just what it’s like. Love this parody!

  20. Liberty Henwick

    April 2, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Your words are hilarious! I also struggle sometimes and yet I just lie in bed because I refuse to get up and let it ‘win’ – which is just plain silly. I did write a poem on my blog about lying awake til a quarter to three the day after one late night and seems many people could relate. Maybe it’s the curse of the creative brain? LOL #LGRTSumble

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 4, 2018 at 6:10 pm

      Latest research says if you cant get to sleep after 20 mins you should get up and do something else for a while.

  21. Anne

    April 2, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Brilliant! I live in a house that never sleeps, there is always someone awake. Personally, I sleep well most nights, the meds help a lot. I think your parody sums up insomnia perfectly. But I’m one of the weirdo’s snoring 😉

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 2, 2018 at 10:29 am

      Im just jealous of all the weirdos who can just close their eyes and go to sleep 😂

  22. Enda Sheppard

    April 2, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Lovely version of the original … I love your own version though!! #LGRTStumble

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 2, 2018 at 10:28 am

      Its one of those spine tingle songs, really amazing

  23. Chloe Day

    April 2, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Hi, I think these lyrics sum it up nicely #LGRTStumble

  24. Rebecca Greenway

    April 2, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Oh wow. I have insomnia and I know exactly what it’s like. The song is very well done and hit me right on the feels

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 2, 2018 at 10:27 am

      Its an amazing song (the Disturbed song, not mine 😂)

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