PQM* ‎– You Are Sleeping

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Spoken word is sampled from John Harris's "The Gospel According To John" which appears on Neighborhood Rhythms (Patter Traffic).

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YR071 PQM* You Are Sleeping(12") Yoshitoshi Recordings YR071 US 2002 Sell This Version
YR071 PQM* You Are Sleeping(12", Sti) Yoshitoshi Recordings YR071 US 2002 Sell This Version
YR 071 Prince Quick Mix You Are Sleeping(4xFile, WAV, Single) Yoshitoshi Recordings YR 071 US 2002
YR104 PQM* You Are Sleeping (Remixes)(2x12", Promo) Yoshitoshi Recordings YR104 US 2003 Sell This Version
YR104 PQM* You Are Sleeping (Remixes)(2x12", Pur) Yoshitoshi Recordings YR104 US 2003 Sell This Version
YR104 PQM* You Are Sleeping (Remixes)(2x12", Red) Yoshitoshi Recordings YR104 US 2003 Sell This Version
YR104 PQM* You Are Sleeping (Remixes)(4xFile, MP3, 320) Yoshitoshi Recordings YR104 US 2003
YOSHICLASSIC5 PQM* You Are Sleeping (Matador / Shiba San Remixes)(3xFile, MP3, RM, 320) Yoshitoshi Recordings YOSHICLASSIC5 US 2015
YOSHICLASSIC5 PQM* You Are Sleeping Remixes(12", RE, RM) Yoshitoshi Recordings YOSHICLASSIC5 US 2015 Sell This Version

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tboy007

tboy007

February 11, 2016
referencing You Are Sleeping, 12", YR071
Best motif ever made. Happy user of vinyl since today :)
roryistea

roryistea

September 2, 2015
referencing You Are Sleeping (Remixes), 2x12", Red, YR104
Do I really not own this record?
petersz_a

petersz_a

March 21, 2014
referencing You Are Sleeping, 12", YR071

You pick up this working girl,
who's hooked on smack,
who hustles and scores.
"That's all I do," she says.

She says, "ten bucks for head, fifteen for half and half."
She says, "three hits a day at thirty-five per."
You say, "that's seven tricks a day at least."
"But," she says, "sometimes I get lucky."
"Once this guy gives me a bill and a half just to eat me.
Only time I ever came."

You figure you can save her.

You sell your color TV.
That keeps her off the streets a whole day.
You hock your typewriter for one jolt.
Then your shotgun, your watch.

A week later, you say, "listen, I'm a little short."
But she says, "no scratch, no snatch."
You say, "look, it is better to give."
"But," she says, "beat off, creep."

One night they spot you on the street in your skivvies,
trying to sell your shoes.
You tell them who you are,
but they nail you.

Then she happens by,
and she says, "Christ, you look fucked."
She says, "hang tough."

But you don't say anything.
You just think, what a bum rap for a nice, sensitive guy like me.
darren.abramson

darren.abramson

August 20, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
referencing You Are Sleeping (Remixes), 2x12", Red, YR104
The lyrics are by John Harris, taken from "The Gospel According to John." I describe where the lyrics come from at http://www.darrenabramson.com/?p=6
darren.abramson

darren.abramson

August 20, 2013
referencing You Are Sleeping, 12", YR071
The lyrics are from a poet named John Harris. For a complete story of where they're from, please see http://www.darrenabramson.com/?p=6

March 14, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
referencing You Are Sleeping (Remixes), 2x12", Red, YR104
This could well be one of the greatest remixes ever. Luke Chable turned this song into a progressive masterpiece. The B-Side is reason enough to buy this vinyl. The meaning of the absurd ironically lyrics has been widely discussed, but that's the meaning, they are not ment to be understood in only one way - you gotta check it out yourself. Could be the greatest lyrics ever written for a song, next to Underworld's Born Slippy.

"No Scratch, No Snatch"
Haunting lyrics, beautiful breaks, mindblowing music.. 5/5
mrDominic

mrDominic

November 10, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing You Are Sleeping, 12", YR071
A superb piece of music. I have heard it on several mix albums and also played at several club nights and I never tire of hearing it. The monologue flows perfectly in time with the underlying rhythm, and is more than just the bunch of random samples that is so often used in dance music. The story the dude tells is ultra-seedy, but at the same time also has very humane elements to it.

"No Scratch, No Snatch".

PiNk606

PiNk606

September 22, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing You Are Sleeping, 12", YR071
This is an excellent house record. The entire production is tight, clean and grooves from start to finish. The actual vocal samples are what makes this record a must have. That repeated "You Are Sleeping" sample has an acapella which is a good DJ tool and as most PQM productions go, they have nice breakdowns and builds. One of the finest Yoshitoshi records ever made.
Rooger

Rooger

February 20, 2004
referencing You Are Sleeping (Remixes), 2x12", Red, YR104

In my opinion, the Luke Chable Vocal Pass was one of the biggest progressive tunes of 2003.
The haunting beats combined with the vocals creates a monster tune, that destroys the dancefloor.

On a sidenote - I don't know if my copy of this doublepack is the only one - but the labels are completely fucked up. Not only are the sides flipped, but the labels are switched the discs in-between.
So what appears to be the A-side of vinyl 1 is actually the B-side of vinyl 2, and the other way round! Quite disturbing when mixing..