I Can Sleep When I'm Dead
|"I Can Sleep When I'm Dead"|
|Single by Jason Michael Carroll|
|from the album Waitin' in the Country|
|Released||February 4, 2008|
Jason Michael Carroll
|Jason Michael Carroll singles chronology|
"I Can Sleep When I'm Dead" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Jason Michael Carroll. It was released in February 2008 as the third single from his album Waitin' in the Country. It peaked at number 21 on the Billboard country charts. The song was written by Carroll, Rivers Rutherford and Jim Collins.
The song is an up-tempo accompanied largely by electric guitar, in which the central character is kept awake due to a lifestyle of constant nighttime partying. As a result, he does not have any time set aside for sleeping, thus claiming that he can "sleep when [he's] dead". The song's title was inspired by a comment which Carroll made to a friend, describing his own attempts to maintain his career in country music while raising four children at the same time.
Engine 145 reviewer Matt C. gave the song a "thumbs up" rating. He described the song as "a rather surreal experience for me, as I’m used to hearing 'I can sleep when I'm dead' from workaholics who are referring to anything but painting up the town" but added, "It’s hard not to smile at the image of Jason Michael Carroll racing his paperboy home and his baritone voice sounds really great on this track. If we must have country rock, this is what it should be: this song's loud, but in a country kind of way."
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||21|
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)||15|
- "Dead Ringer". Country Weekly 15 (13): 15. 2008-06-30. ISSN 1074-3235.
- C., Matt (2008-01-30). "Jason Michael Carroll - "I Can Sleep When I'm Dead"". Engine 145. Retrieved 2008-09-26.
- "Jason Michael Carroll Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Jason Michael Carroll.
- "Jason Michael Carroll Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Jason Michael Carroll.