​how do you sleep?

​how do you sleep?

LCD Soundsystem

Arguably the centerpiece of LCD Soundsystem’s fourth full length album, “American Dream,” “How Do You Sleep?” is a sprawling, nine-minute monolith chronicling James Murphy’s deteriorated relationship with DFA co-founder Tim Goldsworthy.

Their personal and working relationship became contentious circa 2001 when, according to Lizzy Goodman’s “Meet Me in The Bathroom,” Goldsworthy abruptly left New York to move back to the U.K. without notifying Murphy or Jonathan Galkin (another DFA cofounder).

In 2013, Murphy, Galkin, and DFA sued Goldsworthy for $93,899, accusing Goldsworthy of “breach of contract” and “unjust enrichment.” Allegations include Goldsworthy failure to “perform services he was paid for, owing outstanding loans, improperly using the company credit card and making unauthorized withdrawals from its bank accounts.”

Lyrics like “standing on the shore facing east” is a direct reference to Goldsworthy departure back to the UK. “Whatever fits in your pockets, you’ll get your due” most likely refers to Goldsworthy taking advantage of his friendship and working relationship with the other co-founders of DFA to enrich himself/embezzle from the company.