Insomnia

Songfacts®:

  • Dave Mustaine said of this track: "I think the song is something that people aren't going to expect. It was inspired by a lot of the English rave and techno bands, but at the same time, it's pretty heavy. It's talking about insomnia, but it's really a tongue in cheek song about my life during the '80s, something that anyone who has ever been into staying up all night partying can relate to."
  • Mustaine: "I took a psychology class recently while I was in Nashville, and I was surprised to find out that insomnia is not that you can't fall asleep; it is that you can't stay asleep. This reminded me of my many years of using stimulants and how hard it was to stay asleep, the sounds that you hear that may or may not really be there, and how my eyes felt. I felt like I was running on empty most of the time and a lot of the references in this song are actually true." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Dae - Paraparaumu, New Zealand, for above 2
  • Rhys Fulber did a remix of this song that was included on Megadeth's Breadline EP.

Comments: 6

  • Vic from EverywhereI always like Risk album but its certainly a bit inconsistent in musical style. This song sounds like industrial stuff such as NIN and Marilyn Manson, then most of the other songs sounds like Bon Jovi's . Just listen to Wanderlust, it sounds totally like Wanted dead or alive and Blaze of glory... and then you have your typical Megadeth dark and heavy riff & lyrics like Prince of darkness.
  • Lisa from Vandergrift, PaIt may sound a little different, but it still sounds good! It takes guts to stray a little and try something new. Mustaine made it work!
  • Devon from Westerville, Ohthe whole risk album is terrible. I like Megadeth but I don't know what they were thinking on that album. I heard that Mustaine was ashamed of the risk album. I don't blame him.
  • Snake from Custer , SdMegadeth, get it right
  • Mia from Wellston, MiIn the book " running out of time" summary: a girl living in the 1840s finds out she is autuaclly living in the 1990s sees a guy wearing a megadeath shirt...just a peice of info...its a great book..!
  • Moco from Caracas, South AmericaThat guy really rocks!
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