Who Sang Big Sleep? Simple Minds

Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) cover art

Some other versions of "Big Sleep"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Charles Burchill, Derek Forbes, James Kerr, Norman Michael Mc Neil
release date: 1982-9-13
length: 5:01
membranophone: Mel Gaynor
lead vocals: Jim Kerr
guitar: Charlie Burchill
keyboard: Michael MacNeil
bass guitar: Derek Forbes
effects: Michael MacNeil and Charlie Burchill
So where did you go?
Where do you go in the Big Sleep
Going out in the Deep Sleep
Is where you're wandering now

So where did you go
When you're in the Big Sleep
Drifting in wildlife
And still you're wandering now

We were on the top and the world was spinning
We were only young in the whirlpool of warning
Communication lost in the thundering rain style
A shelter from the storm in the early beginning
Going out in the Big Sleep, out in the Big Sleep
Could have been years, you know it could have been years
Or only seconds ago

Big Sleep, Deep Sleep

Where are you now?
Now that you're up in Big Sleep
Valuable friend
They saw you leaving this way

We were on the top and the world was spinning
We were only young in the whirlpool of warning
Communication lost in the thundering rain style
A shelter from the storm in the early beginning
Where did you go?
Immaculate friend
For a lifetime I'm grateful
And it's only seconds away

Big Sleep, Deep Sleep

For evermore
If only you could see me
If only you could see me
If only you could see
Forever
Coming home in the Big Sleep
Coming home



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Someone Somewhere in Summertime
  • 2 Colours Fly and Catherine Wheel
  • 3 Promised You a Miracle
  • 4 Big Sleep
  • 5 Somebody Up There Likes You
  • 6 New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
  • 7 Glittering Prize
  • 8 Hunter and the Hunted
  • 9 King Is White and in the Crowd

  • Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin