Science: Health: Sleep
Paint Them Black   (+7)  [vote for, against]

Light shines through eyelids so I want them painted black
No transmittance anymore, I want them to be black
I sense the light turned on even though my eyes were closed
I have to turn my head until the brightness goes
I work a night shift and then when I’m on my back
My wife turns on the light it’s like my eyes are slapped
She sees me turn my head and quickly look away
Like a naked mole rat it just happens every day
I look from inside my ‘lids and see the light’s attack
What is wanted for is them to be painted black
Maybe then I’ll sleep soundly and not have the retina smack
It’s easy not waking up when your eyelids are black

-- Texticle, Oct 10 2008

Probably why they call it eye shadow.
-- phoenix, Oct 10 2008

Melanin injections ?
-- 8th of 7, Oct 10 2008

Heavy application of mascara should do the trick.

+ for an idea in verse though.
-- DrBob, Oct 10 2008

If this is the Rolling Stones song, Paint It Black, it should be in the song category, methinks.
-- xandram, Oct 10 2008

Yes, but it's a nice piece of work nonetheless.

"Like a naked mole rat, it just happens every day", in Mick Jaggers howl.

Too funny.
-- normzone, Oct 10 2008

/If this is the Rolling Stones song, Paint It Black/

You mean you can't tell? OK, point taken - the day job stays.

This eyelid translucency thing got me to wondering, are people of darker skin tone less susceptible to ambient illumination induced rude awakenings? Difficult to juxtapose dark versus pale eyelids I guess, unless you are someone like Michael Jackson.
-- Texticle, Oct 13 2008

There is NO-ONE like Michael Jackson - even we think he's weird ....
-- 8th of 7, Oct 13 2008

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