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Sleepy Songs Written By You!

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Ever have that tune running through your head? but you just cant remember the words?

Lets put those moments to use!

We are looking for "rewritten" songs for use at the conference this year!

What we need is for you to take regular songs, take the words out, and enter your own using words describing narcolepsy.

This is totally fun and it might be cool to see who comes up with some really good stuff!

Lets try to get as many as we can here so we can use them!

good luck!

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We should post them on here?

Absolutely! We hope to have lots of material by the time of the Conference. We'll be making a songbook from all the reworked lyrics posted here to hand out on Friday night of the Conference. You don't have to br attending the conference to share your lyrics, but we hope you will be! If there, you can perform your own songs or one whose author is either not present or not willing to perform it him/herself.

This karaoke sing-along was Audrey Kindred's idea but it's very much up my alley. I've been having a blast! I've only done one verse so far to most songs but I have a very hefty list of ideas.

The more familiar the tune, the more participation you'll get! Mention the tune if it's not obvious.

I'll be brave and share one I feel is "done". (This one is totally silly. I expect one or two I'm working on will have people falling off their chairs, and not from cataplexy.) Feel free to come up with another verse or two (or a better version) for anything I post!

Narcolepsy Hokey Pokey

You put your head in and you try to take it out

You put your head in and now it’s bobbing all about

You’d do the hokey pokey but the cataplexy wins

That’s what we’re all about.

You put your right arm in and you could swear you took it out

You put your right arm in, hallucination took it out

You’d do the hokey pokey but you can’t remember how

That’s what we’re all about.

You put your whole self in and get ready to get out

You put your whole self in and then you hear a shout

We said hokey pokey but she must’ve heard “lights out”

That’s what we’re all about.

Sharon

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Sounds like fun!

Okay, here's another...

"[sleeping] Here, There, and Everywhere"

sung to the tune of “Here, There, and Everywhere” by The Beatles

To lead a better life I need my bed to be here...

Here, napping each day of the year

Falling asleep with a nod of my head

Or in my bed…whenever I can get there

There, thinking I don’t even care

Everyone tells me that sleep should not be

As if I don’t see it or can help that I’m drifting there

I want it everywhere and it comes on to me

Faster than I am aware

But I’d love it not to need it everywhere

Knowing that life is out there

Waiting for me to just open my eyes

And realize for once I’m not sleeping there

I want it everywhere and it comes on to me

Faster than I am aware

But I’d love it not to need it everywhere

Knowing that life is out there

Waiting for me to just open my eyes

And realize for once I’m not sleeping there

Sleeping there and everywhere

Here, there and everywhere

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Heck, while I'm at it, here's another (I'm still not satisfied with the flow-age of some of the lines) but maybe it sounds okay to y'all.

Narcolepsy

sung to the tune of "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond

Here in the night, something began to happen

I felt it at once, it woke me up

Must’ve been real

Then I was so sure but

Now it’s more’n I can explain

Hands, touching hands, reaching out

Grabbing me, was it you?

Nar-co-lep-sy

Dreaming never seemed so real

Please hear my plea, I can’t move or even squeal.

But Now I, I’m scared of the dark

And the hallucinations

The nightmares that come alive

And when I wake

Finally from the horror

I find it hard to return to sleep.

Hands, touching hands, reaching out

Grabbing me, déjà vu!

Nar-co-lep-sy

Dreaming never seemed so real

Please hear my plea, I can’t move or even squeal…oh no, no…

Nar-co-lep-sy

Dreaming never seemed so real

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THAT OLD BLACK NIGHTY

That old black nighty has me in its spell, and long black nights I don't sleep so well.

Those icy fingers up and down my spine

Are hynagogic monsters half the time

That danged vibration that I feel inside, and then the helicopter starts its ride.

And up and down I go, round and round I go, like a washer filled with Tide.

I should stay awake, but what can I do?

I scream your name and it's insane

Insane that such a mighty yell comes out so faint you can hardly tell.

The bed has become a symbol for the urn that fate had me cremated for.

And every time my eyes begin to REM, darling, up and down I go, round and round I go

In a spin, spinning to dry, wearing that old black nighty I love.

nite nite

Emo

Reporting from Fort Mudge, Idaho

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OMG...I just read the Hokey Pokey one and had to sit for a minute. Never thought my day could be summed up to the tune of "Hokey Pokey" :lol:

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SS has mad Rap skills... We really need to lay down some trax sometime!

Thanks for the file, A!

I'm impressed with the other N musicians I meet. I like the original/creative songs too!

Okay. Okay. what about an ORIGINAL SONG? ...that's already written and produced? (by yours truly) (see attachment) HAPPY LISTENING! make sure you let me know what you think! (either PM, or on here)

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ORIGINAL Mercedes Benz lyrics by Janis Joplin

i'd like to do a song of great social + political import...

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.

Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,

So Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a color TV ?

Dialing For Dollars is trying to find me.

I wait for delivery each day until three,

So oh Lord, won’t you buy me a color TV ?

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a night on the town ?

I’m counting on you, Lord, please don’t let me down.

Prove that you love me and buy the next round,

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a night on the town ?

Everybody!

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends,

Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,

So oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

That’s it!

giggle...

_____________________

THE N VERSION

i'd like to do a song of great social + sleep import...

Oh Lord, won’t you give me a night of good sleep?

My friends are all snuggled, warm in their sheets.

Worked hard to make it happen, all here on my own.

But Lord, won’t make me peacefully prone?

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a brand new shiny brain?

Mine has been failing + leaving me only half sane.

I wait for delivery each day until ten,

So oh Lord, won’t you buy me some of that orexin?

Oh Lord, won’t you give me a night of good dreams?

I’m counting on you, Lord, to get rid of the screams.

Prove that you love me and give me a break,

Oh Lord, won’t you give me a nice way to wake?

Everybody!

Oh Lord, won’t you give me a night of good sleep?

My friends are all snuggled, warm in their sheets.

Worked hard to make it happen, all here on my own.

But Lord, won’t make me peacefully prone?

That’s it!

giggle...

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ought oh i'm getting addicted to this... is serving as a nice break as i try to clean my horendous kitchen. any pwn in columbus who want to help? i'll feed you!

She Loves You by The Beatles

Chorus:

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Verse #1

You think you lost your love,

Well, I saw her yesterday.

It's you she's thinking of

And she told me what to say.

Bridge:

She says she loves you

And you know that can't be bad.

Yes, she loves you

And you know you should be glad.

Verse #2

She said you hurt her so

She almost lost her mind.

But now she said she knows

You're not the hurting kind.

Bridge:

She says she loves you

And you know that can't be bad.

Yes, she loves you

And you know you should be glad. Ooh!

Chorus:

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah

And with a love like that

You know you should be glad.

Verse #3

YOU KNOW it's up to you,

I think it's only fair,

Pride can hurt you, too,

Apologize to her

Bridge:

Because she loves you

And you know that can't be bad.

Yes, she loves you

And you know you should be glad. Ooh!

Chorus:

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah

Bridge:with a love like that

You know you should

Be Glad!

Bridge:with a love like that

You know you should

Be Glad!

Bridge:With a love like that

You know you should

be glad!

Ending:

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Yeah, yeah, yeah Ye-ah.

________________________

THE N VERSION

Chorus:

She's sleeping, yeah, yeah, yeah

She's sleeping, yeah, yeah, yeah

She's sleeping, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Verse #1

You think you lost your love,

Well, I saw her yesterday.

It's you she's thinking of

And she told me what to say.

Bridge:

She says she's sleeping,

And you know that can't be bad.

Yes, she needs to

And you know you shouldn't be mad.

Verse #2

She said you taunt her so

She almost lost her mind.

But now she said she knows

You're not the hurting kind.

Bridge:

She says she's sleeping,

And you know that can't be bad.

Yes, she has to

And you know you shouldn't be mad. Ooh!

Chorus:

She's sleeping, , yeah, yeah, yeah

She's sleeping, , yeah, yeah, yeah

And with a need like that

You know you shouldn't be mad.

Verse #3

YOU KNOW it's up to you,

I think it's only fair,

sleep can hurt you, too,

Apologize to her

Bridge:

Because she's sleeping,

And you know that can't be bad.

Yes, she's sleeping,

And you know she needs it bad. Ooh!

Chorus:

She's sleeping, yeah, yeah, yeah

She's sleeping, yeah, yeah, yeah

Bridge:with a girl like that

You know you should be glad!

Bridge:with a need like that

You know you shouldn't be mad!

Bridge:With a girl like that

You know you should be glad!

Ending:

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Yeah, yeah, yeah Ye-ah.

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another?

IS THAT ALL THERE IS? Peggy Lee

SPOKEN:

I remember when I was a very little girl, our house caught on fire.

I'll never forget the look on my father's face as he gathered me up

in his arms and raced through the burning building out to the pavement.

I stood there shivering in my pajamas and watched the whole world go up in flames.

And when it was all over I said to myself, "Is that all there is to a fire"

SUNG:

Is that all there is, is that all there is

If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing

Let's break out the booze and have a ball

If that's all there is

SPOKEN:

And when I was 12 years old, my father took me to a circus, the greatest show on earth.

There were clowns and elephants and dancing bears.

And a beautiful lady in pink tights flew high above our heads.

And so I sat there watching the marvelous spectacle.

I had the feeling that something was missing.

I don't know what, but when it was over,

I said to myself, "is that all there is to a circus?

SUNG:

Is that all there is, is that all there is

If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing

Let's break out the booze and have a ball

If that's all there is

SPOKEN:

Then I fell in love, head over heels in love, with the most wonderful boy in the world.

We would take long walks by the river or just sit for hours gazing into each other's eyes.

We were so very much in love.

Then one day he went away and I thought I'd die, but I didn't,

and when I didn't I said to myself, "is that all there is to love?"

SUNG:

Is that all there is, is that all there is

If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing

SPOKEN:

I know what you must be saying to yourselves,

if that's the way she feels about it why doesn't she just end it all?

Oh, no, not me. I'm in no hurry for that final disappointment,

for I know just as well as I'm standing here talking to you,

when that final moment comes and I'm breathing my lst breath, I'll be saying to myself

SUNG:

Is that all there is, is that all there is

If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing

Let's break out the booze and have a ball

If that's all there is

__________________________

THE N VERSION

IS THAT ALL THERE IS? Peggy Lee

SPOKEN:

I remember when I was a little girl, + i fell fast asleep at dinner.

I'll never forget the look on my father's face as he gathered me up

in his arms and walked through the house to put me to bed.

I lay there shivering in my pajamas and watched the whole world go up in disbelief.

And when it was all over I said to myself, "Is that all there is to this moment?"

SUNG:

narcolepsy, is that all there is

If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing

Let's break out the booze and have a ball

If that's all there is

SPOKEN:

And when I was 12 years old, my father took me to a circus, the greatest show on earth.

There were clowns and elephants and dancing bears.

And a beautiful lady in pink tights flew high above our heads.

As I sat there watching the marvelous spectacle.

I had the feeling that something was wrong

I don't know what, but i fell over,

I said to myself, "is that all there is to this moment?

SUNG:

cataplexy, is that all there is

If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing

Let's break out the booze and have a ball

If that's all there is

SPOKEN:

Then I fell in love, head over heels in love, with the most wonderful boy in the world.

We would take long walks by the river or just sit for hours gazing into each other's eyes.

We were so very much in love.

Then one day he found out and I thought I'd die, but I didn't,

and when I didn't I said to myself, "is that all there is to this moment?"

SUNG:

narcolepsy, is that all there is

If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing

SPOKEN:

I know what you must be saying to yourselves,

if that's the way she feels about it why doesn't she just end it all?

Oh, no, not me. I'm in no hurry for that final disappointment,

for I know just as well as I'm standing here talking to you,

when that final moment comes and I'm breathing my last breath, I'll be saying to myself

SUNG:

is that all there is, narcolepsy

If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing

Let's break out the booze and have a ball

If that's all there is

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You are all talented! I love it and cant wait till the conference! Wish I could add a song but I have "writers block!" -- see you all in JAX -

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---REPOST on behalf of debbie---

Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 09:46:17 -0400

From: Debbie <dreaming111@adelphia.net>

Subject: Re: n song lyrics... re: [N]arcolepsy-Digest +++ V6 #1856

+-- [N]arcolepsy Internet: This is not medical advice.

Laura ..Emo Are these songs with new lyrics going to released to the

public? I might have to buy a copy!

My theme song is "If I only had a brain". No lyric changes needed there!!!

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--- On Wed, 9/16/09, mortrosen@comcast.net <mortrosen@comcast.net> wrote:

> From: mortrosen@comcast.net <mortrosen@comcast.net>

> Subject: song

> To: dreamiestgirlever@yahoo.com

> Cc: mrosenstein@narcolepsynetwork.org

> Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 8:51 AM

> Laura:

> Here is my parody entry for the songbook sweepstakes (

> based on Night and Day by Cole Porter)

> Would you do me a favor and make sure it gets in the

> right place for the Conference.   Thanks

> Mort

NIGHT AND SLEEP

By Mort Rosenstein (and Cole Porter)

Like the beat beat beat of the REM-REM

When the heavy eyelids fall

Like the ding ding dock of the alarm clock

As it tries to make me tall

Like my auto,auto,auto behavior

When my hallucinating is through

So a voice within me keeps repeating

Wake,wake,wake

Night and sleep, I am the pwn

Only me beneath the moon or on the floor

Whether near to me, or far

Narcolepsy and cataplexy

I think of you

Day and sleep,night and sleep, why is it so

That this longing for you follows wherever I go

All my hy-po-cre-tin gone

I fall asleep in my lonely room

I think of you

Day and sleep, night snd sleep

Narcoleptic bed

Theres an oh such a scary monster dreaming inside my head

And this torment wont be through

Dexedrine, provigil, xyrem ,and you

Day and sleep, night and sleep

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TAKE IT EASY- NN Style.doc

Ever have that tune running through your head? but you just cant remember the words?

Lets put those moments to use!

We are looking for "rewritten" songs for use at the conference this year!

What we need is for you to take regular songs, take the words out, and enter your own using words describing narcolepsy.

This is totally fun and it might be cool to see who comes up with some really good stuff!

Lets try to get as many as we can here so we can use them!

good luck!

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Sorry...still learning how to do this...

I attached my song earlier...but just in case some cannot open the attachment, here is my song

Music- by the Eagles- "Take it Easy"

Take It Easy- NN Style:

Well, I'm runnin round in circles

Can't remember what I'm doin'

Got a million things on my mind.

I just can't seem to focus

All feels like hocus-pocus

Some sleep is what I need to find

Take it easy,take it easy

Go find a comfy place to nap

And take it easy

Lighten up while you still can

Don't even try to understand

Just find a comfy place to nap

And take it easy.

Well I'm lyin' here, awake now

Had such a pleasant nap

that dream world still on my mind

Oh if I could stay there

I would have no cares,

But I must return to Real Time?

Come on baby

Don't say I'm lazy

You gotta know I can't help it

I'm just sleepy.

I may sleep and I may snooze

And it looks like I may lose,

But it's a gift

I tell it true

Take it easy.

Well I'm runnin' round in circles

Can't remember what I'm doin

Got a zillion things on my mind.

Lookin for a cover

Somewhere I can hover

It's so hard to find.

Take it easy, take it easy

Just find a comfy place to nap

and take it easy.

Come on baby

Don't say maybe

I gotta know when I can nap

and that will save me!

Ooooo..ooooo etc.

by Pam Sabourin

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The rewrite of "Bad Moon Rising" with apologies to Creedence Clearwater Revival

Nightmare Rising

I see a nightmare arising

I see trouble on the way

I dream earthquakes and lightenin'

I feel bad vibes today.

Chorus:

Don't go to sleep tonight

Well, it's bound to be a fright

There's a lurker on the rise.

I hear hurricanes ablowin'

I hope the dream is ending soon

I fear the toilets' overflowing

I hope I wake up be-fore noon.

Chorus

Hope you got your dreams together

Hipe you are quite prepared to lie

Looks like I'd better find a tether

My body is rising toward the sky

Chorus

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Laura, wow! I've got some catching up to do!

Got a few goodies yet to come ... here's a couple that are actually finished!

Sharon

To the tune of Swanee River (FL’s State Song)

Way down upon the St. John’s River,

A town called Jacksonville

That’s where us Narcolepsy folks go

That’s where we hear Mignot!

All up and down the East Coast, West Coast

N’ everywhere in between

Crowne Plaza is our gracious host

A stone’s throw from St. Augustine

We’ll meet and talk for many an hour

With friends both old and new

We’ll laugh and cry and be empowered

All the weekend through.

<p>

Three Narcoleptic Mice

Three narcoleptic mice

Orexin knockout mice

See how they dream

See how they dream

In REM they ran after the farmer’s wife

She cut off their tails with a carving knife

What a relief to wake up from this plight

Three narcoleptic mice

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Well now I thought I'd join the fun. This has been going through my head.

With apologies to the late great Otis Redding and co-author Steve Cropper.

(SITTIN' ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY

- written by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper

- lyrics as recorded by Otis Redding December 7, 1967, just three

days before his death in a plane crash outside Madison, Wisconsin

- #1 for 4 weeks in 1968

Sittin' in the mornin' sun

I'll be sittin' when the evenin' come

Watching the ships roll in

And then I watch 'em roll away again, yeah

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay

Watching the tide roll away

Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay

Wastin' time

I left my home in Georgia

Headed for the 'Frisco bay

'Cause I've had nothing to live for

And look like nothin's gonna come my way

So I'm just gonna sit on the dock of the bay

Watching the tide roll away

Ooo, I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay

Wastin' time

Look like nothing's gonna change

Everything still remains the same

I can't do what ten people tell me to do

So I guess I'll remain the same, yes

Sittin' here resting my bones

And this loneliness won't leave me alone

It's two thousand miles I roamed

Just to make this dock my home

Now, I'm just gonna sit at the dock of the bay

Watching the tide roll away

Oooo-wee, sittin' on the dock of the bay

Wastin' time

The N version

Or is it the inversion? My days are pretty much upside down.

Sleepin' in the mornin' sun

I'll be sleepy till the evenin' comes

Watching the dreams come in

And then I watch em' drift away again, yeah

I'm sittin' on the edge of the bed

Watching the night slip away

Ooo, I'm just sittin on the edge of my bed

Missin' sleep

I left my meds at Georgia's

headed for a drug holiday

'Cause I've been plenty weary

And look like I'm gonna stay that way

So' I'm sittin' on the edge of the bed

Watching my life slip away

Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the edge of my bed

Losin' time

Look like nothing's gonna change

Narcolepsey remains the same

I Can't find the doctor who know what to do

So I guess I'll remain the same, yes

Sittin' here resting my bones

And this E D S won't leave alone

From the kitchen I've roamed

Just to make this bed my home

Now, I'm just gonna sit on the sofa today

Watching the world roll away

Oooo-wee, sleepin' on the sofa today

Wastin' time

Jack,

The other Rocky Mountain Spotted Narcoleptic

AKA Slumberjack (after the name on my favorite sleeping bag)

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Another for your consideration Shout by the Isley brothers This link will

take you to you tube where you can see how its performed by the original

artists. Just cut and paste into your browser

This might be kind of fun to do with the multiple parts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL9xOLpwI0I

The N version is way down the page. It looks long but they did it in

just 2 minutes and 4 seconds

Shout the Isley Brothers 1959

We-eee-eeel....

You know you make me wanna (Shout!)

Kick my heels up and (Shout!)

Throw my hands up and (Shout!)

Throw my head back and (Shout!)

Come on now (Shout!)

Don't forget to say you will

Don't forget to say, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

(Say you will)

Say it right now bab-ay

(Say you will)

Come on, come on

(Say you will)

Say it, will-a you-ooooo!

(Say you will)

You got it, now!

(Say) say that you love me

(Say) say that you need me

(Say) say that you want me

(Say) you wanna please me

(Say) come on now

(Say) come on now

(Say) come on now

(Say) come on now

(Say) I still remember

(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)

When you used to be nine years old

(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)

Yeah-yeah!

I was a fool for you, from the bottom of my soul, yeah!

(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)

Now that you've grown, up

(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)

Enough to know, yeah yeah

(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)

You wanna leave me, you wanna, let me go

(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop)

I want you to know

I said I want you to know right now, yeah!

You been good to me baby

Better than I been to myself, hey! hey!

An if you ever leave me

I don't want nobody else, hey! hey!

I said I want you to know-ho-ho-hey!

I said I want you to know right now, hey! hey!

You know you make me wanna

(Shout-wooo) hey-yeah

(Shout-wooo) yeah-yeah-yeah

(Shout-wooo) aaaalll-right

(Shout-wooo) aaaalll-right

(Shout-wooo) come on now!

(Shout) come on now!

(Shout) yeah, yeah, yeah

(Shout) yeah, yeah, yeah (good sound)

(Shout) yeah, yeah, yeah (good sound)

(Shout) yeah, yeah, yeah (good sound)

(Shout) all-alright (good sound)

(Shout) it's all-alright (good sound)

(Shout) all-alright (good sound)

(Shout) all-alright (aah)

Now wai-a-ait a minute!

I feel aaaaaaallllllright!

(Yeah-Yeah, Yeah-Yeah!)

(OOOOOOOOW)

Now that I got my woman

I feel aaaaaaaalllllright!

(Yeah-Yeah, Yeah-Yeah, Yeah-Yeah)

Every time I think about you

You been so good to me

You know you make me wanna

(Shout-wooo) lift my heels up and

(Shout-wooo) throw my head back and

(Shout-wooo) kick my heels up and

(Shout-wooo) come on now

(Shout-wooo) take it easy

(Shout-wooo) take it easy

(Shout-wooo) take it easy (higher)

(Shout) a little bit softer now (wooo)

(Shout) a little bit softer now

(Shout) a little bit softer now

(Shout) a little bit softer now

(Shout) a little bit softer now

(Shout) a little bit softer now

(Shout) a little bit softer now

(Shout) a little bit softer now

(Shout) a little bit softer now

(Shout) a little bit softer now

(Shout) a little bit softer now

(Shout) a little bit softer now

(Shout) a little bit softer now

(Shout) a little bit softer now

(Shout) a little bit softer now

(Shout) a little bit softer now

(Shout) a little bit softer now

(Shout) a little bit louder now

(Shout) a little bit louder now

(Shout) a little bit louder now (ooo)

(Shout) a little bit louder now

(Shout) a little bit louder now

(Shout) a little bit louder now

(Shout) a little bit louder now (wooo)

(Shout) a little bit louder now (wooo)

(Shout) a little bit louder now (wooo)

(Shout) a little bit louder now (wooo)

(Shout) a little bit louder now (wooo)

(Shout) a little bit louder now

(Shout)

Hey-Hey-A-Hey

(Hey-Hey-A-Hey)

Hey-A-Hey-A

(Hey-A-Hey-A)

Hey-A-Hey-A)

(Hey-A-Hey-A)

Hey-A-A-Hey)

(Hey-A-A-Hey)

JUMP NOW!

Jump up and shout now (wooo)

Jump up and shout now (wooo)

Jump up and shout now (wooo)

Jump up and shout now (wooo)

Jump up and shout now (wooo)

Everybody shout now

Everybody shout now

Everybody, shout, shout

Shout, shout, shout

Shout, shout, shou-out

Shout, shout, shou-out

Shout, shout, shout, shout (oh-whoa-yeah)

Shout, shout, shout, shout (oh yeah)

Shout, shout, shout, shout

Everybody shout now (ooo)

The Inversion [N]

We-eee-eeel....

You know you make me wanna (sleep!)

Kick my shoes off and (Sleep!)

Throw my body down and (Sleep!)

Throw my head back and (Sleep!)

Come on now (Sleep!)

Don't forget to say you must

Don't forget to say, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

(Say you must)

Say it right now bab-ay

(Say you must)

Come on, come on

(Say you must)

Say it, will-a you-ooooo!

(Say you must)

You got it, now!

(Say) say that your sleepy

(Say) say that your tired

(Say) say that your weary

(Say) you wanna bed now

(Say) bedtime now

(Say) bedtime now

(Say) bedtime now

(Say) bedtime now

(Say) I still remember

(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)

When I used to sleep all night

(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)

Yeah-yeah!

I was ready for sleep, from the bottom of my soul, yeah!

(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)

Now that I've grown, up

(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)

Enough to know, yeah yeah

(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop-wop-wop-wop)

You wanna sleep now, you wanna, let go, nap

(Shooby-doo-wop-do-wop)

I want you to know

I said I want you to know right now, yeah!

My bed's been good to me

Better than I been to myself, hey! hey!

It's time to sleep now

I don't want nothin' else, hey! hey!

I said I want you to know-ho-ho-hey!

I said I want you to know right now, hey! hey!

You know you make me wanna

(Sleep now) hey-yeah

(Sleep now) yeah-yeah-yeah

(Sleep now) aaaalll-night

(Sleep now) aaaalll-night

(sleep now) come on nap!

(Sleep) come on now!

(Sleep) yeah, yeah, yeah

(Sleep) yeah, yeah, yeah (good sound)

(Sleep) yeah, yeah, yeah (good sound)

(Sleep) yeah, yeah, yeah (good sound)

(Sleep) all-all night (good sound)

(Sleep) it's all-alright (good sound)

(Sleep) all-all night (good sound)

(Sleep) all-all night (aah)

Now wai-a-ait a minute!

I slept aaaaaaallllllright!

(Yeah-Yeah, Yeah-Yeah!)

(OOOOOOOOW)

Now that I got my Meds

I feel aaaaaaaalllllright!

(Yeah-Yeah, Yeah-Yeah, Yeah-Yeah)

Every time I think about bed

it's been good to me

You know it makes me wanna

(Sleep-now) lift my heels up and

(Sleep-now) throw my head back and

(Sleep-now) kick both my shoes off

(Sleep-now) come on now

(Sleep-now) take it easy

(Sleep-now) take it easy

(Sleep-now) take it easy (higher)

(Sleep) a little bit softer now (wooo)

(Sleep) a little bit better now

(Sleep) a little bit better now

(Sleep) a little bit better now

(Sleep) a little bit better now

(Sleep) a little bit better now

(Sleep) a little bit better now

(Sleep) a little bit better now

(Sleep) a little bit better now

(Sleep) a little bit better now

(Sleep) a little bit better now

(Sleep) a little bit better now

(Sleep) a little bit better now

(Sleep) a little bit better now

(Rest) a little bit better now

(Dream) a little bit better now

(Sleep) a little bit softer now

(Sleep) a little bit longer now

(Sleep) a little bit longer now

(Sleep) a little bit longer now (ooo)

(Sleep) a little bit longer now

(Sleep) a little bit longer now

(Sleep) a little bit longer now

(Sleep) a little bit harder now (wooo)

(Sleep) a little bit harder now (wooo)

(Sleep) a little bit harder now (wooo)

(Sleep) a little bit harder now (wooo)

(Sleep) a little bit harder now (wooo)

(Sleep) a little bit harder now

(Sleep)

Nap-Nap-A-Nap

(Nap-Nap-A-Nap)

Nap-A-Nap-A

(Nap-A-Nap-A)

Nap-A-Nap-A

(Nap-A-Nap-A)

Nap-A-A-Nap

(Nap-A-A-Nap)

Rest NOW!

lay down and sleep now (wooo)

lay down and sleep now (wooo)

lay down and sleep now (wooo)

lay down and sleep now (wooo)

lay down and sleep now (wooo)

Everybody sleep now

Everybody sleep now

Everybody, sleep, sleep

sleep, sleep, sleep

sleep, sleep, light-out

sleep, sleep, right-out

sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep (oh-rest-now)

sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep (oh yeah)

sleep,sleep, sleep, sleep

Everybody sleep now (dream)

Jack,

The other Rocky Mountain Spotted Narcoleptic

AKA Slumberjack (after the name on my favorite sleeping bag)

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Who knew we had all this lyrical talent! Thanks to you guys, we're gonna have a blast!

I'm posting my final contributions. First the ditties:

School Daze

School daze, school daze

Good old sleepy school daze

Resting my head on my hand

Eyes closed, I went to dreamland

The teacher would issue a sharp reprimand

Each time I dozed off she’d make me stand

At the head of the class for all to see

When I was a sleepyhead kid..

Take me out to the Ballgame Movies

Take me out to the movies

Take me out to the show

Buy me no popcorn or ice cream cone

I’ll be asleep ’fore the previews are done

And it’s dream, dream, dream up my own scenes

Where I’ve got the leading role

It’s one, two, three nods I’m out at the movie show.

to be continued ......

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On the Bed Again

(On the Road Again …)

On the bed again …

Just can’t wait to get on the bed again

When I start losin’ it and sleepiness descends

I can’t wait to get on the bed again.

I’m in REM again

Just fell asleep and I’m in REM again

My knack for dreaming is a right that I’ll defend

And I can’t wait to get back in REM again

When I’m awake again -

I just go about my busy working day

I may take ten

Whenever narcolepsy has to have its way

And its way

Is off the road again

Sleepy me, I pull off the road again

Those highway rest stops are my closest and best friends

When I can’t wait to get off the road again.

When I’m awake again -

I just go about my busy working day

I may take ten

Whenever narcolepsy has to have its way

And its way

Is on the bed again …

Just can’t wait to get on the bed again

When I start losin’ it and sleepiness descends

I can’t wait to get on the bed again.

Sleep Study, USA

(Surf City, USA)

Two techs to every bed …

“It began a few months ago” I told the doctor

(Sleep study, here I come)

Said I fall asleep driving everywhere I go now

(Sleep study, here I come)

Can’t make it through a movie or even a party

And I’m gonna flunk school! What can I do?

Gonna have a sleep study, it’s just gotta be done

Gonna have a sleep study gonna have some fun

Gonna have a sleep study, it’s just gotta be done

Gonna have a sleep study, gonna have some fun

Two techs to every bed …

The doctor said I might have a sleep disorder

(Sleep study, here I come)

Like narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea

(Sleep study, here I come)

So I had to spend the night at a sleep center

They wired me up from head to toe

Gonna have a sleep study, it’s just gotta be done

Gonna have a sleep study gonna have some fun

Gonna have a sleep study, it’s just gotta be done

Gonna have a sleep study, gonna have some fun

Two techs to every bed …

A few weeks later I get called for a consult

(Sleep study, here and done)

Found out it’s narcolepsy, I’ve got all of the symptoms

(Sleep study, here and done)

Got prescriptions for sleepiness and cataplexy

And the Narcolepsy Network’s website address

Gonna have a sleep study, it’s just gotta be done

Gonna have a sleep study gonna have some fun

Gonna have a sleep study, it’s just gotta be done

Gonna have a sleep study, gonna have some fun

Two techs to every bed …

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And lastly:

Waking Up Is Hard to Do

(Breaking Up is Hard to Do)

Don't take my sleep away from me

Don't you leave my brain in misery

If you do I'll be so irritable

‘Cause Waking Up Is Hard To Do

Remember when you made me rise

I could barely open up my eyes

Bumped into walls and fell down stairs

‘Cause Waking Up Is Hard To Do

You say that waking up is hard to do

Now I know, I know that it's true

Don't say that this is night’s end

Instead of getting up I wish that I was back asleep again

I beg of you, just let me sleep

I can’t shake it off when it’s this deep

Come on, baby, let's make a rule

'Cause waking up is hard to do

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LOL I LOVE the hokey pokey! I sing it all the time! I love this version! AWESOME! Can I share it in other places? It may be my new fav to sing! For real I would love to share on my blog and few other places if its ok?

Absolutely! We hope to have lots of material by the time of the Conference. We'll be making a songbook from all the reworked lyrics posted here to hand out on Friday night of the Conference. You don't have to br attending the conference to share your lyrics, but we hope you will be! If there, you can perform your own songs or one whose author is either not present or not willing to perform it him/herself.

This karaoke sing-along was Audrey Kindred's idea but it's very much up my alley. I've been having a blast! I've only done one verse so far to most songs but I have a very hefty list of ideas.

The more familiar the tune, the more participation you'll get! Mention the tune if it's not obvious.

I'll be brave and share one I feel is "done". (This one is totally silly. I expect one or two I'm working on will have people falling off their chairs, and not from cataplexy.) Feel free to come up with another verse or two (or a better version) for anything I post!

Narcolepsy Hokey Pokey

You put your head in and you try to take it out

You put your head in and now it’s bobbing all about

You’d do the hokey pokey but the cataplexy wins

That’s what we’re all about.

You put your right arm in and you could swear you took it out

You put your right arm in, hallucination took it out

You’d do the hokey pokey but you can’t remember how

That’s what we’re all about.

You put your whole self in and get ready to get out

You put your whole self in and then you hear a shout

We said hokey pokey but she must’ve heard “lights out”

That’s what we’re all about.

Sharon

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