Week 430 // In Your Own Way

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I never was
Good at falling asleep
It could be easier

I never was
Good at falling asleep
It could be easier

Don’t get in your own way
Don’t get in your own way
Don’t get in your own way
Don’t get in your own way

Notes
Some of the earliest Mount Everest songs dealt with my insomnia, and I’ve never really stopped singing about it. It is a topic that has become well worn. Still, I find that my relationship with sleep always sets me apart from those around me. I’m ever battling my own entropy, trying to summon vitality, attempting to fake acuteness. I often feel like a dulled edge, and that’s hard. The notion of “getting in my own way” comes from the cycles of anxiety at the heart of my insomnia. Bad sleep comes from wondering if I’ll sleep badly. Having slept badly makes me wonder if I’ll sleep badly again, which keeps me up at night. It’s exhausting to write about. I write about it to look it in the eye.

~M.E.

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