The full moon’s still up there,
Like a great white balloon.
The owls are a-callin’,
And they’re singin’ my tune..
Ray Davies wrote a lot of songs either about, or referring to, Insomnia (and yes, I capitalize the word).
There is a reference to it in the Kinks’ first big hit, the famous You Really Got Me (“you got me so I can’t sleep at night…”).
That song came out about the time I was keeping my own parents awake by screaming a lot in the cot (it was a hit about a month after I was born – yes kids, it was that long ago).
Over the Kinks career there were plenty of other songs referring to sleep and sleeplessness ( even a demo, I Go to Sleep, resurfaced years later when Davies’ then-partner, Chrissie Hynde, recorded with her band The Pretenders).
Anyway at one point the Kinks did an entire album on the theme, Sleepwalker . It’s not one of their better known ones, and certainly a long way from their best, but it has some good numbers and this is one of ’em.