Sleep When I'm Dead

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

"Sleep When I'm Dead"
Single by The Cure
from the album 4:13 Dream
A-side "Sleep When I'm Dead" (Mix 13)
B-side "Down Under"
Released 13 July 2008
Format 7" single, CD, music download
Recorded 2008
Length 3:51
Label Geffen Records
Songwriter(s) Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper, Porl Thompson
Producer(s) Robert Smith, Keith Uddin
The Cure singles chronology
"Sleep When I'm Dead"
"The Perfect Boy"

"Sleep When I'm Dead"
"The Perfect Boy"

"Sleep When I'm Dead" is a single by the British band The Cure released on 13 July 2008 on Geffen Records in the United Kingdom. It was pushed back to 15 July in the United States to comply with the tradition of releasing songs on a Tuesday. It has the distinction of including a keyboard part despite the fact that the band has not had a keyboardist in their lineup since 2005, although "The Only One" and "NY Trip" feature piano parts.

Robert Smith told Rolling Stone the song was originally written during sessions for the band's 1985 album The Head on the Door[1] and had the working title of "Kat 8."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sleep When I'm Dead (Mix 13)" – 3:51
  2. "Down Under" – 3:05

Written by Cooper/Gallup/Smith/Thompson


Chart (2008) Peak
France (SNEP)[3] 36
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 80
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[5] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 68


  1. ^ Fall Music Preview. Rolling Stone. October 2008. p. 34.
  2. ^ "The Cure's Discography: Robert Smith Looks Back - Rolling Stone". It's from the Head on the Door period ... At the moment the working title is Kat 8.
  3. ^ " – The Cure – Sleep When I'm Dead" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 17 January 2008.
  4. ^ " – The Cure – Sleep When I'm Dead". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 17 January 2008.
  5. ^ " – The Cure – Sleep When I'm Dead" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 17 January 2008.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 January 2008.

External links[edit]