“You Probably Needed It”

I’ve heard two perspectives about falling asleep on the sofa at home.

The first one was that it is a bad thing.  Someone I know, despite advocating the virtue of naps to everyone but me and happily posting pictures on Instagram of her boyfriend asleep on the sofa during the day, used to tell me that I shouldn’t do it.  I’m still not really sure why despite what I’m about to say.

The second perspective was that it was a good thing, and that it is homely and is the very essence of being comfortable.

Either way, I’m good at it.  Last night I was listening to the football on the wireless while I had another match on the TV.  The game kicked off at 19.45 and I know I listened until half time.  My next memory is Moo Cat trying to sit on me and then waking up at 00.30.  The wireless was turned off, which is a bit of a conundrum because I don’t think it does it automatically, it doesn’t have a remote control and I’m not aware of myself sleep walking…

But anyway… In trying to explain / irrationally apologise for not replying to any of the large volume of messages received during my nap, someone said to me, “you probably the needed the sleep”.

Yes, I probably did at the time.  The body can be quite clever on that front.  However, at 1am when I was wide a wake I also needed to sleep but couldn’t because I’d just had the most amazing 4 hour nap and my brain was going at 100mph.

Is this a really good story to show that sometimes good things happen but not always at the right time, and that sucks?

Know
My only goal is to see
When I’m only fast asleep
It takes more than strength to find
This peace of mind

So I’ll hold, hold, hold
Hold it close to my heart
Beating with every step
Hold, hold, hold it close

He sleeps alone
He needs no army where he’s headed
‘Cause he knows
That they’re just ghosts
And they can’t hurt him
If he can’t see them, oh

And I may go
To places I have never been to
Just to find
The deepest desires in my mind

We, we only know what we see
‘Cause we’re always fast asleep
Is it so hard not to believe
That we’ll never know?
Oh hold, hold, hold
Hold me close
I’ve never been this far from home
Hold, hold, hold me close

He sleeps alone
He needs no army where he’s headed
‘Cause he knows
That they’re just ghosts
And they can’t hurt him
If he can’t see them, oh

And I may go
To places I have never been to
Just to find
The deepest desires in my mind

It’s in my head
And I have said
That I must be like him now
He sleeps alone
He sleeps alone

And one last chance
To make sense
Of what has long escaped us
He sleeps alone
I sleep alone

He sleeps alone
He needs no army where he’s headed
‘Cause he knows
That they’re just ghosts
And they can’t hurt him
If he can’t see them, oh

And I don’t know
If in the morning I will be here
And if so
Let it be known
That I was worthy
I was worthy
I was worthy
I was

Sleep Alone by Two Door Cinema Club

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