While the Earth Sleeps
|"While the Earth Sleeps"|
|Single by Deep Forest with Peter Gabriel|
|from the album Strange Days - Music From The Motion Picture|
|B-side||"Rid of Me",
performed by Juliette Lewis
|Length||3:50 (album version),
6:22 (long version)
|Writer(s)||Eric Mouquet, Michel Sanchez, Peter Gabriel|
|Producer(s)||Eric Mouquet, Michel Sanchez, Peter Gabriel|
|Deep Forest chronology|
"While the Earth Sleeps" is a song written by Eric Mouquet and Michel Sanchez of Deep Forest and Peter Gabriel. The song was performed by Deep Forest with Peter Gabriel and appeared on the soundtrack for the film Strange Days (1995) and is played over the film's end credits. It was released as a CD single. The song features Bulgarian folk singer Katya Petrova.
The song incorporates credited samples from "Shashvi, Kakabi", performed by Tsinandali Choir, from an old Macedonian song called "Da li znaeš, mila majko" ("Do you know, dear mother?"), author of the song's Risto Pulevski of Bitola village Nižepole, Repubilc of Macedonia, performed by Macedonian singers Violeta Tomovska and Kiril Mančevski, recorded by Radio-televizija Beograd, Former Yugoslavia (view the original record), and from "Övgön Chuuvuu" from the album Mogolie, musique vocale et instrumentale.
|Lyrics in Macedonian:||Bulgarian Lyrics:||English translation:|
Да ли знаеш, мила мајко,
Знаеш ли, мила майко
Do you know, dear mother,
|1.||"While the Earth Sleeps" (album version)||Eric Mouquet, Michel Sanchez, Peter Gabriel||3:50|
|2.||"Rid of Me"||PJ Harvey||performed by Juliette Lewis, produced by Daniel Rey and Randy Gerston||4:13|
|3.||"While the Earth Sleeps" (long version)||Mouquet, Sanchez, Gabriel||CD maxi-single only||6:22|
Track 2 is featured in the film Strange Days, but not on the soundtrack.
- "Deep Forest With Peter Gabriel - While The Earth Sleeps (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 2010-12-19.
- Discussion and lyrics on Deep Forest's website
- Bulgarie - Chants et danses album's website
- Original Song by Violeta Tomovska i Kiril Mancevski-Dali Znaes Mila Majko
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