Lucid Dreams

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"Lucid Dreams"
Single by Franz Ferdinand
from the album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
A-side "No You Girls"
Released 19 August 2008
Genre Single version: Album version:
  • 3:41 (single version)
  • 7:56 (album version)
Label Domino
Songwriter(s) Franz Ferdinand
Producer(s) Dan Carey
Franz Ferdinand singles chronology
"Swallow, Smile"
"Lucid Dreams"
"Swallow, Smile"
"Lucid Dreams"

"Lucid Dreams" is a song by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand. It was originally released as a digital download single on 19 August 2008. An extended and reworked version later appeared on their third studio album, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (2009). The song peaked at number 35 on the Canadian Hot 100.

Single version[edit]

Originally only listenable through a static-covered stream on the band's website and the video game Madden NFL 09,[1] it was released as a single through iTunes on 19 August 2008 (despite an earlier message on the band's diary having stated "it's not a single"). This version is available as an iTunes bonus track to the album and also as a B-side to "No You Girls" in a slightly different mix.[2]

Album version[edit]

The single differs from the version that appears on Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, which has been described by several reviewers as the highlight of the album.[3] The pre-album bridge now starts the song, the chorus has been revised and the original second verse and ending are omitted. The song crossfades into a three-minute acid house instrumental piece with about three minutes left in the song (this is used as the song's outro).[4]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Lucid Dreams" 3:41


Chart (2008) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 35
Hot Canadian Digital Songs (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 17


  1. ^ Hayward, Andrew. "Madden NFL 09 Soundtrack Revealed". Archived from the original on 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
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  3. ^ "Glasgow's favourite sons return...". 17 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  4. ^ "Franz Ferdinand - Lucid Dreams (Full Album Version)". YouTube. 4 February 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Franz Ferdinand - Hot Canadian Digital Songs chart search". Billboard. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 

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