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."