posted on April 8, 2008 at 3:07 am

oh sleep dont leave me again
oh sleep i cant make it without you
oh sleep i appreciate you now
oh sleep you are everything

down to the smallest detail
within the minute glades of the tiniest worlds
at the core of everything
traversing blackspace radiosonic hypertronic
the call of sleep
sleep you handsome man
sleep you beautiful lady
sleep you children
creamy dreamy sleep
sleep so luxurious as you take me down
sleep a divine condition
swallows my sorrows
window to my pane
sleep you whitedevil sleep
drown in rumbling slumber waves of sleep
tossed and turned on sleeps restless motion
breathe deep and sleep
sleepy music
warm blue sleep
sleep of the just
sleep of the just after
sleep off the drink
sleep well my dear
sleep is a person to me
sleep appears dressed in a yawnsuit
sleep is a boy with blond hair
sleep asleep himself in my old room
sleep keeps to himself
sleeps dormitory in hushed tones
sleep babylon and nineveh
sleep little egypt
people in lemuria getting sleepy
the mayans persisting through the jungle
crystal skulls are asleep
the dormant night
the creeping shadow of evening
the wedding bed
the softest sheets
youre becoming drowsier
youre feeling heavier
the thoughts all fall to the back of your head
sleep baby bunny sleep tiny star
sleep scarlet girl with your ringlets of gold
sleep like a stone
sleep like state
sleep in and under
during and because of
better than ever
to have and to hold in sleep
catching up on some
a sleep in a stream
a sleep at the wheelbarrow
a sleep and alert
sleep together:dream alone
your becoming sleep
youre becoming wrapped in sleep
drowsier and drowsier
and you are so becoming
sleep-happy sleep-drunk
no sleep
no life
getting hard to fight sleep
sleep get behind me
sweet sleep oh sweet sleep
sleep lay down here
stay awhile

34 Responses to “sleep”

  1. avatar
    eek | 8 April 2008 at 4:22 am #

    Ah sleep is indeed wonderful. Sometimes I think it’s the only thing I can do well right now.

    But at least I’m good at something, right? 😉

  2. avatar
    Celticat | 8 April 2008 at 4:23 am #

    Gidday Steve,

    enjoyed the read


  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2008 at 4:50 am #

    slippery dreams

  4. avatar
    ...being here, doing this... | 8 April 2008 at 5:19 am #

    in the usual synchronistic fashion
    that seems to occur
    when the time being and yahoo music
    broadcast simultaneously
    to this library sitting
    the following lyrics were sung
    the reading of
    today’s blog…

    “They will tell you, you can’t sleep alone in a strange place
    Then they’ll tell you, you can’t sleep with somebody else
    Ah, but sooner or later you sleep in your own space
    Either way it’s okay, you wake up with yourself”


  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2008 at 5:28 am #

    oh!GOODNIGHT then .x

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2008 at 5:46 am #

    thanks fer tha trippe!

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2008 at 6:14 am #

    yeah, right on Kilbey. Sleep is far too underrated in our society, ah to be back in simpler days, when the sun and moon dictated our sleeping patterns instead of greedy bosses, flickering McDonalds signs, and doof doof muzak from some sweaty nightclub….

    cheers from Germany mate!
    Hansi from the Rhine

  8. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 8 April 2008 at 6:17 am #

    …sleep, ah, at times when you have small children and/or are busy with work and stuff the magic ‘s’ word aint sex…a good snooze in the hay can be at times quite preferable to a good roll in it…not that i’m complaining if i DID get a roll in the hay, mind you…
    look, i’ll shut up now…
    love always…

  9. avatar
    princey | 8 April 2008 at 6:47 am #

    Speaking of sleep sk, I LOVE that song you wrote a long, long time ago on Narcosis about sleep, dreamy, creamy, indeedy!
    Love Amanda

  10. avatar
    Andromeda7 | 8 April 2008 at 7:00 am #

    pretty pretty pretty

  11. avatar
    Jen Jewel Brown | 8 April 2008 at 7:06 am #

    Very soporific insomniac dose. Mmmm …

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2008 at 7:20 am #

    “Sleep with me. Why don’t you sleep with me?” That is the question or was it the song?

  13. avatar
    linjo | 8 April 2008 at 8:52 am #

    and all the big things seem small when we have had enough sleep. No go for me tonight, couple of strong coffees today, couple of burb and coke tonight, 2.30am wake up, restless for a couple hours, then back to sleep and wake up 7am tired. “you do it to yourself, you do, and thats what really hurts, you do it to yourself, its true, you and no one else”. Linda x

  14. avatar
    Ross B | 8 April 2008 at 9:04 am #

    Macbeth doth murder sleep…

    – always a powerful moment in one of the greatest plays ever written!

  15. avatar
    fantasticandy | 8 April 2008 at 9:10 am #

    sleepy-headed steve….
    what about falling into the
    ‘yawning chasm’ of sleep?
    good eh?
    sorry guv,
    your’e da boss.
    cheers, andy L.

  16. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 8 April 2008 at 10:02 am #

    you forgot the ultimate sleep combo, “sleepy sleep”, my hollywood roommate Stephen Palonis used to say it over and over and softer and softer until I fell into that coma sleep after a hard hollywood weekend of snorting too much coca-cola…

  17. avatar
    captain mission | 8 April 2008 at 10:29 am #

    dream well.
    dmt in the pineal gland is responsible for dreams according to theory.
    the only other known chemical the pineal gland secretes is melatonin

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2008 at 10:52 am #

    Sleep = universe designed by us.

    The only place where we exist as ourselves, outside of feverish comparison to others.

    Both Kafka and Baudelaire compared nights to redeeming “holidays” and “personal celebration”.

    With sleep, even the grayest victorian suit and tie HAS to hallucinate at times ! That is a delightful thought.

    – Lebrinho

  19. avatar
    Daberhasher | 8 April 2008 at 10:59 am #

    wonderful ode to God’s greatest cure all! thanks Mr. Sandman…

    yawnsuit = priceless…

    good morning from the other side of the world, sleep well…


  20. avatar
    Ethereal Butterfly | 8 April 2008 at 11:34 am #

    ‘Yoga Nidra’ can work wonders for insomniacs (it puts many in my Thursday arvo Health class to sleep, if my teaching hasn’t already!)
    Seeing Angels in the form of one’s sleeping children is an even better inducer..
    Floaty…. Dreamy……Peace

  21. avatar
    Melby Symon | 8 April 2008 at 12:54 pm #

    SLEEP….that’s where I’m a VIKING.

    I feel so sorry for those who have trouble sleeping…it’s a god send for me.

    Still buzzing from sunday…sk.

    Take care.

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2008 at 1:04 pm #


  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2008 at 1:06 pm #

    didya like that?

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2008 at 1:07 pm #

    howzit feel?

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2008 at 1:08 pm #

    this is called blogge communication!

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2008 at 1:11 pm #

    nah,dont want it that much anyway..wake up australia!

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2008 at 1:14 pm #

    goodnight,oh,unless you have a line…a phone line that is!

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2008 at 1:19 pm #

    id say im not the first….n id say i definitely wont be the last hey killer?charming!

  29. avatar
    markobears | 8 April 2008 at 3:28 pm #

    I quit smoking wacky tabacky and can’t sleep very well.

  30. avatar
    CSTCoach | 8 April 2008 at 3:32 pm #


    do you think you could record that in kind of a soft, droning voice that trails off at the end? maybe if i played it, it would encourage sleep to visit me..:(

  31. avatar
    veleska1970 | 8 April 2008 at 3:36 pm #

    i’ve been sleeping too much these last few days due to a bad cold. but then, i’ve also been lacking in sleep due to doing too much. so i guess it evens out somehow.

    “sleep appears dressed in a yawnsuit”
    i LOVE it!!! is this the fashion mr. sandman is wearing these days?

    lotza love…..

  32. avatar
    davem | 8 April 2008 at 7:01 pm #

    Generally I can take it or leave it….I bounce out of bed at 6ish, even at the weekends.
    So much STUFF to enjoy.
    Love to all.
    I could almost see you saying that to Scarlet!

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 April 2008 at 9:26 am #

    all it needs is good love .a wise man once said that .love is ur answer,everytime ya ask .x

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 April 2008 at 10:05 am #

    righto then .!:) x ;D

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