30 day song challenge, day 10: a song that makes you fall asleep

I am one of those people who can’t really listen to something and fall asleep. Ideally, I would have a perfectly silent background, or perhaps, the wind rustling or some rain trickling. White noise I don’t like, but natural sounds like wind and rain I don’t mind. So it is rare that I am listening to anything when I fall asleep. But sometimes, you can’t control your circumstances. Back in my freshman year in college, my roommate would play Sting’s Soul Cages album, which had just come out. (Yes, I was in college that long ago!) He would play it when he went to sleep and I got used to listening to it.

I would listen to that album in the dark, but it seems to me there was almost always one song during which I usually fell asleep:

Why Should I Cry For You by Sting.

There may have been nights when I made it beyond that song, but I don’t recall very many and when I think of a song that makes me fall asleep, it is the only one that comes to mind.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.