Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

17 Dec 2001, 18:07 p.m.

Leonard once evinced amazement that some bit of human knowledge…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Leonard once evinced amazement that some bit of human knowledge was unavailable on the Web. Now it's my turn. Where, sweet civilization, where are the lyrics to "Insomniac," originally (one site alleges) performed by one Billy Pilgrim (a Vonnegut reference?) and covered by Capitol Green and On The Rocks?

I dig my head down deep
so I can't hear the cars
outside on the street
The stars are laughing
They get a kick out of my misery

I've tried everything short of Aristotle
to Dramamine and the whiskey bottle
Pray for the day when my ship comes in
and I can sleep the sleep of the just again...

I can hear your bare feet on the kitchen floor
I don't have to have these dreams no more
and I found someone to hold me tight
hold the insomniac all night

That's from my mp3 of On The Rocks's cover. Can you tell it's good?