Sleep for England (X​-​Mas version)

by Stephen Emmer & Julian Lennon

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‘Sleep for England’ single in support of Julian Lennon’s 'White Feather Foundation’

All proceeds from the ‘Sleep for England’ single go to Julian's charity The White Feather Foundation, which tackles environmental and humanitarian issues. In conjunction with global partners it helps to raise funds for the betterment of all life and honor those who really have made a difference. 1.2 billion people are without clean water, something we take for granted in the Western World. Therefore all single proceeds will be going towards the production of more clean water, where every penny can help save thousands of lives.

Julian chose the name ‘The White Feather Foundation’ as it has a very special meaning close to his heart: “Dad once said to me, that should he pass away, if there was some way of letting me know he was going to be ok the message would come to me in the form of a White Feather”. Some years later Julian was presented with a white feather by an Aboriginal tribal elder, which lead to the creation of foundation for the purpose of giving a voice to those who cannot be heard.

Therefore the purchase of each 'Sleep for England' download will mean money well spend. That being said please do feel free to pay more if you like and thus help us support those in need.



She pulls herself out from the bedclothes and she opens the curtains wide
Stares down to the valley where the healthy and the happy float by
She says “I could sleep for England”
Driving on a wet night, kiss under a striplight, the same old craving
Slammed doors, feel shaken, all the useless medication you’ve tried
Sleep for England
Chancers and schemers, righteous believers
Life’s little dreamers all gathered here in one place
Sleep for England (3x)
Drive home on a wet night, kiss under a striplight again


released December 11, 2014

Music composed and arranged by Stephen Emmer

Vocals by Julian Lennon

Lyrics written by Neil Crossley

Produced by Tony Visconti



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Stephen Emmer Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Stephen Emmer’s latest musical offering Home Ground combines the eloquence of spiritual, orchestral soul music with socially conscious lyrics. It addresses contemporary concerns within the timeless musical excellence of classic soul combined with the sonic impact of the 21st century. The songs are vocally performed by a careful selection of musical icons from the last 5 decades.

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