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November 22, 2008

Ambien Again

Filed under: Parody — Tags: , , , , — Wayne A. Schneider @ 11:50 PM

People have reported episodes of taking Ambien and, not merely sleepwalking, but sleepliving. They’ve been found doing things like driving down to the store and going in to buy something, and not really being awake at all, just in a kind of stupor. Which made me think of this, to the tune of “Ramblin’ Man”, by the Allman Brothers Band.

Ambien Again
Original Words and Music “Ramblin’ Man” by Forrest Richard Betts, 1980
Additional Lyrics by Wayne A. Schneider, 2008

Lord, I took Ambien again
Drivin’ down the highway and sleepin’ as fast ‘sI can
And when they pull me over
I hope they’ll understand
That I took Ambien again

My father was a doctor down in Georgia
He found he gave the wrong pills to his son
And I was caught in the back seat of a Greyhound bus
Showin’ myself to ev’ryone

Lord, I took Ambien again
Drivin’ down the highway and sleepin’ as fast ‘sI can
When they pull me over
I hope they’ll understand
That I took Ambien again

Alright

I’m on my way to some place new this mornin’
Leaving with a stash of pills with me
They always give me a bad time out on the highway, Lord
Them delta police hate when they see me

Lord, I took Ambien again
Drivin’ down the highway and sleepin’ as fast ‘sI can
And when they pull me over
I hope they’ll understand
That I took Ambien again

[repeat and fade]
Lord I took Ambien again

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2 Comments

  1. Check out this video…

    Comment by suzy3 — December 11, 2008 @ 3:53 PM

  2. Man…
    I completely relate to this post. I am ONE of those people! I only took Ambien for a period of a couple of weeks while I was having a crazy bout of insomnia.

    My husband said he found me in the living room in the middle of the night, on the floor, face pressed against the outside screen door. Outside of the door was the cat. And he said I was talking to the cat, saying that it was rapping and raising it’s little kitty paws saying ‘bounce with me, bounce with me’. He also said that I told him the car was doing its own hydraulics. Other than being AMBIENED out of the brain, he said I was totally coherent in everything I was talking about except completely oblivious to my surroundings.

    Then he said I got up, went to the kitchen, drank some water, and got back in bed. Weird.

    Comment by Nikki — January 7, 2009 @ 11:43 PM


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