I Cannot Sleep

Album: It Took So Long (2003)
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  • In I Got Thunder: Black Women Songwriters and Their Craft, Tok Tok Tok lead singer Tokunbo Akinro explains: "It starts out with the cliché of how parents tell children to count sheep when they cannot sleep - it's sort of a joke - but later in the song you realize that what lies behind the child's insomnia is a serious reason. It's serious things happening in the family that cause the nightmares to come It's a very personal song for me."

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