From the recording <To Pembury / To The Wells>
"I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" is a funk-rock ode to the illusion (delusion) of excess. The protagonist in this song thinks he is so dedicated to hard living, that he turns everything to 11. But the irony is that he is deluded...his "excess" at best stretches to smoking cigarettes in bed.
Like most songs on "To Pembury I To The Wells", this song also started life a just a fragment of music written by Joe; which Henk then worked up into a song; which was then polished at a collaborative writing session at Joe's house in Swansea.
Steven Separovich (aka "column:inches") arranged and produced the final version.
Although we have used brass before on our songs, this is the first one that features an actual, extended saxophone solo.