My head hurts if I don’t sit still – it’s an itch that I’ll never stop scratching

Once in awhile, 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. You can download the song here.

“Insomnia” by Electric President

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 numb

And 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 fade

So, so, so, it’s so damn slow
So, so, so, it’s so damn slow

Not 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 break

So…
So, so, so, it’s so damn slow
So, so, so, it’s so damn slow

I 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 way

And 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 fill

So…

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