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This song is by Megadeth and appears on the album Risk (1999).

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I'm running in quicksand
Something's haunting me
The guilty past I've buried
My mind won't let me sleep

I'll do anything for peace - I keep waking up
A solemn oath I make
Cross my heart, please let me sleep - I keep waking up
How much more do I take

My head is talking to me
I don't know what it needs
But the loudest voice
Is the one I heed

Insomnia, my swollen bloodshot eyes
Insomnia, awake 'til morning light
Insomnia, stirring deep inside
Insomnia, somebody turn out the lights
I can't sleep - insomnia

I'm twisting and turning - I keep waking up
The madness I must tame
My candle is burning - I keep waking up
Both ends again today

The whole house is creaking
I know they're out there
The things kept from sight
I beg to the shadows
I can't sleep

Insomnia, footsteps on the walk
Insomnia, I hear someone knock
Insomnia, I wish it was a dream
Insomnia, can you hear me scream


Written by:

Dave Mustaine

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