Photography: @IFightthelivingdead

Third Eye Blind, 1997

Narcolepsy

I'm on a train, But there's no one at the helm. And there's a demon in my brain starts to overwhelm And there it goes, My last chance for peace You lay me down, But I get no release. I try to keep awake. I try to swim beneath. But still I find this narcolepsy slides into another nightmare. And there's a demon in my head who starts to play a nightmare tape loop of what went wrong yesterday. And I hold my breath 'till it's more than I can take, and I close my eyes, I dream that I'm awake. I try to keep awake. I try to keep awake. But still I find this narcolepsy slides Into another nightmare. I read dead Russian authors, volumes at a time. I write everything down except what's on my mind. Cause my greatest fear is that sucking sound. And then I know that I will never get back out. And there's a bone in my hand that connects to a drink. In a crowded room where the glasses clink. And I'll buy you a beer and we'll drink it deep, because that keeps me from falling asleep. How'd you like to be alone and drowning? How'd you like to be alone and drowning? How'd you like to be alone and drowning? Still I find this narcolepsy slide, slide, slides Into another nightmare Keep awake. Keep awake. Keep awake. Still I find this narcolepsy slides... I can feel this narcolepsy slide

 
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narcolepsy’ comes from some weird, bizarre sleep-crazed things that were happening to me a couple of years ago. it was actually kind of funny. i was waking up but not really waking up, and i was stuck in this paralyzed state, and i was sort of drowning, i felt like i was dying really. so this happened twice in a month’s period. so i’m sitting there and i’m freaking out. i’m calling sleep disorder clinics. i didn’t know whether i had a tumor on my brain, and i’m watching dr. dean edell and some guy actually called up with the same thing. he was having post-sleep paralysis or something. it has to do with your mind, sometimes it wakes up before your body...he said, this could be a symptom of narcolepsy. you should get it checked out. i don’t have narcolepsy, but i was just trying to describe this to steve and playing this guitar lick that came to me after this nightmare, and this song just kind of came out of that experience.
 
 Lyric Art: Ericca Smith

Lyric Art: Ericca Smith

 
 Lyric Art: Ericca Smith

Lyric Art: Ericca Smith