"I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" as written by Jon Bon Jovi, Desmond Child and Richard Sambora....
Seven days of saturday
Is all that I need
Got no use for Sunday
'Cause I don't rest in peace
Don't need no Mondays
Or the rest of the week
I spend a lot of time in bed
But baby I don't like to sleep no

I won't lie to you
I'm never gonna cry to you
I'll probably drive you wild 8 days a week

Until I'm six feet under
Baby I don't need a bed
Gonna live while I'm alive
I'll sleep when I'm dead
'Til they roll me over
And lay my bones to rest
Gonna live while I'm alive
I'll sleep when I'm dead

So you're looking for some action
I got got everything you need
Better keep your motor running
'Cause I was built for speed
This ain't no slumber party
Got no time for catching z's
If they say that that ain't healthy
Well then living's a disease

We're never going to die baby
Come on let me drive you crazy
We'll make every night another New Year's Eve

Till I'm six feet under
I won't need a bed
Gonna live while I'm alive
I'll sleep when I'm dead
'Til they roll me over
And lay my bones to rest
Gonna live while I'm alive
I'll sleep when I'm dead

Sleep when I'm dead, sleep when I'm dead
Gonna live while I'm alive,
I'll sleep when I'm dead
Seven days of Saturday
Is all that I need

Got no use for Sunday
'Cause I don't rest in peace
I was born to live
You know I wasn't born to die
But if they party down in heaven
I'll be sure to be on time

Until I'm six feet under
I don't need a bed
Gonna live while I'm alive
I'll sleep when I'm dead
'Til they roll me over
And lay my bones to rest
Gonna live while I'm alive
I'll sleep when I'm dead

I feel like I'm exploding
Going out of my head
Gonna live while I'm alive
I'll sleep when I'm dead

'Til I'm six feet under
And they lay my bones to rest
Gonna live while I'm alive
I'll sleep when I'm dead

Sleep when I'm dead, sleep when I'm dead
Gonna live while I'm alive, sleep when I'm dead


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" as written by Desmond Child Richard Sambora

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentA great rock song. What a motto to have. Gonna live while I'm alive I'll sleep when I'm dead. Classic
    antmannon June 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWe should have had this at my dad's funeral. He always said "I'll rest when I'm dead" when people told him he was doing too much, and it had even more meaning once he knew he was dying and decided to fight... Too bad my mum and my gran only wanted classical stuff. It'll always have special meaning for me, though.
    galadriel82on October 16, 2004   Link
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    General Comment2:42 to 3:38 is absolutely awesome. Best 56 seconds of music ever.

    The meaning? 24/7 sex
    ahanix1989on January 25, 2007   Link

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