My Head Hurts If I Don’t Sit Still - It’s an Itch That I’ll Never Stop Scratching

Once in a while, I hope to post excerpts from books, songs, poems, movies, etc. that speak to migraineurs in some way or another.

Waiting for insomnia (often a side effect of migraine) to pass is like waiting for the headache to kick in, waiting for it to get out, or waiting for it to just remain stagnant for a bit so that you know if you'll be able to move again or not.

Here's an awesome one my friend L. sent me.

"Insomnia" by Electric President<.h2>There's a lightbulb dangling from string. It's slowly swaying over my head now As I jot down the words that will never be solved And wait for my headache to numbAnd the wind sounds as if the world's sighing And the moon's just a torn fingernail As the TV flickers and hums by the wall And I wait for my eyesight to fadeSo, so, so, it's so damn slow So, so, so, it's so damn slowNot pride, I choke on ambition. And the old folks circle their graves. And the young ones are busy destroying their heirs (?) And the heirs are still just wasting away (?)I sit and watch this screen for a message Some kind of sign that says we're okay But the screen stays blank till I turn the thing on And wait for my conscience to breakSo... So, so, so, it's so damn slow So, so, so, it's so damn slowI hope you are learning to listen And I hope you are learning to stay And I hope you find what you are missing And I hope they're making your wayAnd I'm a headcase if I don't keep moving And my head hurts if I don't sit still It's an itch that I never stop scratching It's a hole that I'll never quite fillSo...

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