The Girl Who Slept for Scotland

Album: Modern Blues (2015)
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Songfacts®:

  • Waterboys frontman Mike Scott came up with this song's title while dating a woman who was always difficult to awake. "She slept like a rock," he told Billboard magazine. "When we were together, I came up with that phrase. I said, 'You could sleep for Scotland,' meaning if there was an Olympic category for sleeping, you could represent Scotland."

    Having come up with a song title, Scott stored it, waiting for inspiration to strike. "It stuck with me," he said. "Who knows why songs happen when they happen, but it became a song."

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