"Dream Police" as written by and Rick Nielsen....
The dream police
They live inside of my head
The dream police
They come to me in my bed
The dream police
They're coming to arrest me
Oh no

You know that talk is cheap
And rumors ain't nice
And when I fall asleep
I don't think I'll survive

The night the night

'Cause they're waiting for me
Looking for me
Every single night
(They're) driving me insane
Those men inside my brain

The dream police
They live inside of my head
The dream police
They come to me in my bed

The dream police
They're coming to arrest me
Oh no

Well I can't tell lies
'Cause they're listening to me
And when I fall asleep
Bet they're spying on me tonight,
Tonight

'Cause they're waiting for me
Looking for me
Every single night
(They're) driving me insane
Those men inside my brain

I try to sleep
They're wide awake
They won't let me alone
They don't get paid to take vacations
Or let me alone
They spy on me
I try to hide
They won't let me alone
They persecute me
They're the judge and jury all in one

'Cause they're waiting for me
Looking for me
Every single night
(They're) driving me insane
Those men inside my brain

The dream police
They live inside of my head
The dream police they come
To me in my bed

The dream police
They're coming to arrest me

The dream police (police, police)
The dream police (police, police)


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"Dream Police" as written by Rick Nielsen

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    General Commentdream police according to the terminology used by timothy leary, is a phenomenon around someones 5-6 lsd trip where the mind realizes something is policing it, controlling what it thinks...
    shenmue4lifeon June 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWelcome to Superjail!
    Mac3030on April 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSounds like paranoid schizophrenia.
    archer1203on July 12, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNice little song by Cheap Trick. What if I lived in the 70's? :p
    Karlon May 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song so much. but everytime i hear i think of when they played it in the simpsons. classic!
    poohblueskyon July 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDo you mean when Apu sings it? Haha, that always makes me laugh.
    darianesson April 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does these lyrics mean!?
    knowyouronion!on June 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentguitar hero bahabahaba
    janitorwonderfulon July 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about guilt.
    SL1PKN07on January 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt reminds me of something out of 1984.

    I think it's about a man with a mental illness who hears voices in his head and is going crazy.
    lamelodyon February 07, 2013   Link

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