Get Some Sleep

Bic Runga

About Get Some Sleep

"Get Some Sleep" is a song by New Zealand singer-songwriter Bic Runga. It was released in June 2002 as the lead single from her second studio album, Beautiful Collision. The song was the highest selling song by a New Zealand artist in 2002, ranking at number 6 overall. It reached number 78 in the UK and 26 in Ireland.


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From here to there to everywhere
And back to Union Square
Where do I get some sleep?
Anywhere the sleep dust lies 
It decorates your eyes
Where do I get some sleep?

Stranded in June
Whistling the same old tune
But I do believe I might be having fun
I believe I might be having fun
Impeccably dressed in your second hand vest
We were waiting for the taxi to come

Putting on my daytime eyes
A good enough disguise 
Until I get some sleep
Reading out the horoscopes
And using up our jokes
When do we get to sleep?

Stand on the moon
Find the light of my living room
Yes I do believe I might be having fun
I believe I might be having fun
Tune into the station
Make a dedication 
This is going out to everyone

This is going out to everyone
This is going out to everyone
Something in the phrasing was quietly amazing
We were waiting for the chorus to come
This is going out to everyone
This is going out to everyone

From here to there to everywhere
And back to union square
Where do I get some sleep?
Anywhere the sleep dust lies 
It decorates your eyes
When do I get some sleep?

Stranded in June
Whistling the same old tune
Yes I do believe I might be having fun
I believe I might be having fun

Tune into the station
Make a dedication

This is going out to everyone
This is going out to everyone
This is going out to everyone
This is going out to everyone

Going out to everyone
This is going out to everyone

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Bic Runga

Briolette Kah Bic Runga MNZM (born 13 January 1976) is a New Zealand pop recording artist whose first solo album, Drive, debuted at number one on the New Zealand Top 40 Album charts. She has since become one of the highest-selling New Zealand artists in recent history. Runga has also found success internationally in Australia, Ireland and to some extent in the UK. more »

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Written by: BIC (BRIOLETTE KAH) RUNGA

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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13 facts about this song

Album/Record
"Get Some Sleep" is among the tracks on Bic Runga's 2002 album titled "Beautiful Collision."
Elegant Pop
The song is a classic representation of Bic Runga's style, which often blends pop with a sense of elegance and simplicity.
Recognition
"Get Some Sleep," after its release, put Bic Runga on the map internationally and enabled her to garner a reputation beyond New Zealand and Australia, propelling her into the European and American music scenes.
Awards/Nominations
The album "Beautiful Collision," which contains "Get Some Sleep," won Album of the Year at the New Zealand Music Awards in 2003.
Commercial Success
"Get Some Sleep" hit Number 1 on the New Zealand Singles Chart, showcasing its popularity among Runga's fans and new listeners alike.
Genre
"Get Some Sleep" can be classified under several genres, including indie pop, folk-pop, and acoustic pop, making it appealing to a wide range of listeners.
Feedback
Critics widely praised the song for its lyrical depth and Runga's gentle vocal delivery, resulting in an uplifting and comforting listening experience.
Chart Performance
Not only in New Zealand, but the single also reached the top 30 in Australia and the top 100 in the United Kingdom.
Inspiration
Bic Runga's inspiration for writing the song was her constant travels and busy schedules which eventually led her to penning down "Get Some Sleep."
Artistic Growth
The song embodies Bic Runga's continuous evolution as an artist, showcasing her matured songwriting skills compared to her previous releases.
Cover Versions
The song is noted for having been covered by numerous artists across the globe, further escalating its popularity and reach.
Live Performances
"Get Some Sleep" has regularly featured in Bic Runga's setlists during her concerts, often serving as one of the highlights.
Song Position in Album
Interestingly, "Get Some Sleep" is strategically placed as the first track on the album "Beautiful Collision," setting the tone for the rest of the album.

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