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Perpetual Headache

from Terrible Two (demos) by United Shapes

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Iron your ‘xedo and hop into bed
When you hope for the hopeless
At least look your best
And get some sleep if you can
Get some sleep if you can

Suitable sleepwear
They can’t make enough
To convince me I’m dreaming
In a sarcophagus
And get some sleep if you can
Get some sleep if you can

You’d like to think I’ve lost sleep over you
And I’d like to say I haven’t
Sticky bed sheet
Spider web feet
Upstairs downstairs with his nightgown on

Perpetual headache
I stay up late
Perpetual headache

There’s an orchestra playing Moonglow by request
For the fiftieth time and I have to object
So I can sleep if I can
So I can sleep if I can

One for the money two for the show
I’m a scheduled implosion
And God only knows
If I’ll sleep ever again
If I’ll sleep ever again

Outside the window there’s a belt
That’s holding up the pants of
One of everybody’s favorites
Connect the dots just like the ancients did

Clapping my hands and stomping my feet
I’m a big stupid baby with sharp little teeth
Screaming “sleep if you can!”
Screaming “sleep if you can!”

Tonight I’m seeing stars and I think
This time I’ve gone and done it
Throbbing head
Ants in the bed
Counting down 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1


from Terrible Two (demos), released October 31, 2007


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United Shapes are an alternative pop/rock duo formed in 2004 by Joseph Devens and Drew Cave. New studio album Confuseograph available 2/10/23 on Flim Flam Records.

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