Songs about sleep and being tired

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Chris R, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. I was very tired over the weekend and started thinking about songs in this category.

    The Beatles - "I'm So Tired"
    The Beatles - "I'm Only Sleeping"
    The Kinks - "Tired Of Waiting For You"
    Suzanne Vega - "Tired Of Sleeping"
    The Diodes - "I'm Tired Of Waking Up Tired" ('70s Canadian punk at its finest)

    Was wondering what we could come up with for a comp CD or two or three. :)
     
  2. bare trees

    bare trees Well-Known Member

    So Tired - Ozzy Osbourne
     
  3. Squealy

    Squealy Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    Vancouver
    Beach Boys -- I Went to Sleep
    U2 -- MLK
    Rolling Stones -- Sleep Tonight
    King Crimson -- Sleepless
    Graham Nash -- Another Sleep Song
    Billy Joel -- Sleeping with the Television On
    The Kinks/Pretenders -- I Go to Sleep

    I don't know that I'd count "Tired of Waiting for You." That's more like "Tired of" in the sense of "Fed up with."
     
  4. t3hSheepdog

    t3hSheepdog Forum Artist

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    I submit from Blazing Saddles...
    So Tired-Lilly von Schtupp

    Sweet Dreams-Yes
     
  5. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    Charly McClain-Sleepin' With The Radio On
    Jimmie Rodgers (the original one)-Sleep Baby Sleep
     
  6. Drifter

    Drifter I'm all about that bass and treble and midrange

    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, CA
    Beatles - Goodnight
    Beatles - Golden Slumbers
    Chordettes - Mr. Sandman
    Rolling Stones - Who's Been Sleeping Here?

    Does Santo & Johnny's "Sleepwalk" count? :cool:
     
  7. Joseph

    Joseph Active Member

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    I'm So Sleepy - Cat Stevens
     
  8. pdenny

    pdenny It's only an album

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    Louis Armstrong: "When It's Sleepy Time Down South"
    Frank Zappa: "Sleeping in a Jar"
    Blondie: "Dreaming"
     
  9. JoelDF

    JoelDF Active Member

    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Dominatrix - The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight
     
  10. ChrisM

    ChrisM Forum hovercraft eel removal services

    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Warren Zevon - I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
     
  11. Captain Groovy

    Captain Groovy Forum Resident

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    Freedonia, USA
    "Sleep" - Donovan

    JEFF!
     
  12. off_2_the_side

    off_2_the_side Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London, ON, Canada
    Just Can't Go To Sleep - Kinks
    Beyond The Wall Of Sleep - Black Sabbath
     
  13. Geoman076

    Geoman076 Sealed vinyl is Fun!!

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    Narcolepsy - Ben Folds Five
     
  14. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    I certainly hope so!
    Don't forget Brahms' Lullaby. I'll throw in Schubert's "Nacht und Traume" (Night & Dreams) for good measure. Can't forget Roy Orbison's "Dream Baby" and "In Dreams". And I'd be an idiot to forget Stevie Nick's "Dreams".
     
  15. Adam9

    Adam9 Formerly jbohdan

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Sleeping - The Dwight Twilley Band
    Isn't there a song on Stage Fright by The Band called Sleeping or something like that?
    I Go to Sleep - The Kinks, Cher, Peggy Lee (Didi she record it? I heard Ray Davies wrote it with her in mind).
    Sleepy Time Time - Cream
     
  16. njwiv

    njwiv Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention its predecessor:

    Graham Nash - Sleep Song
     
  17. njwiv

    njwiv Well-Known Member

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    Indeed there is! A perfect addition to this thread. Here's a link to the lyrics on the Band website:

    http://theband.hiof.no/lyrics/sleeping.html
     
  18. Ready Steady Go

    Ready Steady Go Active Member

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    Yes, Peggy Lee recorded "I Go To Sleep" in '65 (CAPITOL 5488). Great tune!

    More "sleepers":
    SLEEPY JOE - Herman's Hermits
    SLEEP - Little Willie John
    TOSSIN' AND TURNIN' - Bobby Lewis
    DON'T SLEEP IN THE SUBWAY - Petula Clark
    WORKING IN THE COAL MINE - Lee Dorsey
     
  19. Pat

    Pat Forum Detective

    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Sound Asleep - The Turtles
    Endless Sleep - Jody Reynolds
    Sleepy Joe - Herman's Hermits
    Sleepwalker - The Kinks
    Sleep Late, My Lady Friend - Nilsson
    Sleep That Burns - Be Bop DeLuxe
    Sleeping On Colors - The Lemon Drops
    Sleeping Satellite - Tasmin Archer
    Sleepy Hollow - Roy Orbison
    Sleepy Lagoon - Platters, Harry James
    Sleepy-Eyed John - Johnny Horton
    Sleeping In The Ground - Robert Cray
    Tired Of Toein' The Line - Rocky Burnette
    Rest For The Weary - Marc Cohn

    Does Lay Down Sally by Eric Clapton count???

    How about Beds Are Burning by Midnight Oil??? :D
     
  20. Jimbo

    Jimbo Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Enter Sandman--Metallica
    Sound Asleep--Blondie
    Last Night I Didn't Get to Sleep At All--5th Dimension
    I'll Sleep When I'm Dead--Bon Jovi
    No Sleep Til Brooklyn--Beastie Boys
    Sleeping With the TV On--Dictators
     
  21. Drifter

    Drifter I'm all about that bass and treble and midrange

    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, CA
    John Lennon - Beautiful Boy
     
  22. Paul G

    Paul G Active Member

    Location:
    New York, NY, USA
    John Lennon, "How Do You Sleep?"

    The Mamas and the Papas, "Dream a Little Dream of Me"

    Chuck Berry, "Too Pooped to Pop"

    The Monkees, "Daydream Believer"

    Tom Lehrer, "The MLF Lullaby"

    Paul
     
  23. Joe Koz

    Joe Koz Prodigal Bone Brotherâ„¢

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    "Sleepy Time Time" - Cream
    "Sleeping on the Ground" - Blind Faith
     
  24. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    Central VA
    Let Me Sleep (Christmas Time) -- Pearl Jam
    Behind the Wall of Sleep -- The Smithereens
    Stay Awake, from the Mary Poppins soundtrack

    More classically oriented:
    Prayer from Hansel and Gretel, by the "real" Engelbert Humperdinck
    Eine kleine Nachtmusik, by W.A. Mozart
    Still, Still, Still (Austrian lullaby, also done by the Norman Luboff Choir)
     
  25. Doug Hess Jr.

    Doug Hess Jr. Active Member

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    Belpre, Ohio
    In Dreams - Roy Orbison
    Sweet Dreams - Patsy Cline
     

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