Who Sang Sleep Come Free Me? James Taylor

James Taylor Flag cover art
release date: 1979-5
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 4:43
producer: Peter Asher
lead vocals: James Taylor
mixer: Val Garay
electric guitar: Danny Kortchmar
recording engineer: Val Garay
organ: Don Grolnick
acoustic guitar: James Taylor
drums (drum set): Russ Kunkel
electric piano: Don Grolnick
assistant mixer: George Ybara
assistant recording engineer: George Ybara
assistant recording engineer additional recording engineer: Michael O’Reilly
additional recording engineer assistant recording engineer: Lincoln Clapp
bass guitar: Leland Sklar
effects: Deputy Sheriff Larry Touquet
composer: James Taylor
lyricist: James Taylor
Well, I’ve been lying in this dungeon
Since I was eighteen
Ten lonely years of my life taken
I’ve been living in the pages of a magazine
It breaks my heart to awaken

Set me free
Sleep come free me (please, please, please)
Set me free
Set me free

Now the state of alabama says I killed a man
The jury reached the same conclusion
I remember I was there
With a tire iron in my hand
The rest is all confusion

- chorus -

More like an animal and less like a man
What they leave you ain’t worth keeping
Brother let me tell you
I got a clock with no hands
The only way out is through sleeping

- chorus -

You get to where you used to be
Whoever you claim
It’s open to interpretation
Just remember your number
And abandon your name
And hold on to your name
And hold on to your imgination
Oh no no

- chorus -

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Company Man
  • 2 Johnnie Comes Back
  • 3 Day Tripper
  • 4 I Will Not Lie for You
  • 5 Brother Trucker
  • 6 Is That the Way You Look?
  • 7 B.S.U.R.
  • 8 Rainy Day Man
  • 9 Millworker
  • 10 Up on the Roof
  • 11 Chanson Française
  • 12 Sleep Come Free Me