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Song Parodies -> "I Really Need Sleep"

Original Song Title:

"You Really Got Me"

Original Performer:

Van Halen

Parody Song Title:

"I Really Need Sleep"

Parody Written by:

Below Average Dave

The Lyrics

I'm at

I Was going to do a separate parody for "The Kinks" original version of this song, but ultimately decided that the lyrics are pretty much identical to my favorite version which is by Van Halen, so here is my parody to their style, but it can be applied to any other version of this song such as "The Kinks" or "Robert Palmer"
Dude, I really need some sleep
Insomnia it keeps me up at night
Guys, Could you turn that down please
and I'm too sensitive to bright lights

Crap, it's nearing seven now
I've gotta get dressed and drive my car to work, yeah
Oh no, I'll Try again tomorrow
The bags are building under each eye

I Really Need Sleep
So don't make a peep
My body feels weak

Doc, give me Ambience please
When I finally sleep it won't be light
Sleep, I only pray for thee
It's the same story most ev'ry night

Pills, aren't making me pass out
I've got no caffiene in my body promise, yeah
Oh man, how do I end this now
Sleeping Beauty, yeah that's my wish

I can't get a wink
This condition stinks
Not even a blink
Oh no, no, ah

Sleep, please don't evade me now
Why do you only want me when I'm driving
Oh man, It's eight weeks later now
Like my internal clock took leave or something

Man, is that a Serta bed
may I lay there it might just get me sleeping, yeah
Oh Please, just let me fall asleep
I Hope tonight that I'm counting sheep

I fin'lly got sleep
I fin'lly got sleep
I'll get more next week
Oh oh oh
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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 10

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 5   9

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Matthias - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I Am Dave's Funny Bone.... (The only insomniac I know is the dude from Fight Club) Great parody, and don't lie Dave I know the real reason you did this one (It was because it's part of the Karaoke Revolution project you're working on. The same reason I'm trying to come up with something for this original song)
alvin - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
you really got fives
Ann H zzzz - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
zzzzzzzz Oh sorry, I likzzzzzzzz
MadameYawn - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
whatever the reason, Sir B+A+D, this rocks!
Below Average Dave - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks everyone, just got back from working in NC, want to read some parodies tonight too. . .Fun OS this was!
Christie Marie M - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I always have a problem with sleep. Every night I'm not tired so I sleep late. But the next morning, it's soooo hard to get up. As for my mom, she has trouble sleeping nights cuz since she's used to being awake during her night shift as a nurse. She would get up as early as 5 am maybe even 4:30 am. Today at work I was out of it. I felt sleepy I couldn't get my eyes open. As soon as I got home, I went out like a light. Anyways, great parody you wrote. Time for you to catch some 5 z's or to count 15 sheep every night!
Andria - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I really liked this parody, and I will tell you all about my sleep routine. First, I check my e-mail and look over AmIRight for a while, then I take some Unisom tablets, after which I braid my hair so that it doesn't tangle as much while I'm sleeping, I close the blinds, arm my Brink's security system, then go to bed at around 1am with about 4 or 5 pillows and an equal amount of comforters and blankets. Dave, you certainly needed sleep, but you got some 5s instead.
Jeanine Pruitt - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I really live the parody. I hears about so many people who can not sleep. Does everyone know that you can sleep with some all natural, non habit forming, non toxic adaptogens? I am not trying to sell here, just inform people that there is a quick spray adaptogen (plant herb) you take right as you climb into that comfortable bed with tons of pillows. The greatest part is you can take them everyday without any worry. Good luck to all of you who are having a challenge with sleep.
Agrimorfee - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
(BAD) Dueling "You Really Got Mes"! You focused a bit differently, and it was just as enjoyable, but "I've got no caffiene in my body promise" doesn't make much sense, especially when sung. The drug you referred to is actually 'Ambient'...that's a funny way of accenting the word., there.
Rex - February 07, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Set your sleep number to 555 and catch some Z's... nothing tired about this parody!
bobpiecheese - February 09, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Why do I keep seeing the singer in this parody as me in a few years? I always have trouble getting to sleep, and when I do sleep, I get these really whacked out dreams that I wish I could remember for more than 30 minutes. Anyways, 555 you know the drill by now.
Invisible Boy - February 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I was just waiting for a "counting sheep" reference.
Rest easy...5s for you
Red Ant - February 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Fellow insomniac here, so I can relate. And you and Aggy both mispelt "Ambien" (the wonder drug, lol), but who cares - I know what you meant. Nice job with this Dave.

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