Sleep When I'm Dead

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"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
Genre Alternative rock, post-punk, gothic rock[1]
Length 3:51
Label Geffen Records
Writer(s) Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper, Porl Thompson
Producer(s) Robert Smith, Keith Uddin
The Cure singles chronology
"Freakshow"
(2008)
"Sleep When I'm Dead"
(2008)
"The Perfect Boy"
(2008)
Gerard Way singles chronology
"Sleep When I'm Dead"
(2008)
"Professional Griefers"
(2012)

"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. In an issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Robert Smith stated that the song was originally written for the band's 1985 album The Head on the Door.[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

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