In the dream that awakened me
You had come and taken me
To a sea of stars, a cat stood in the flowers
Two ears above.
And the ground that was under me
Was holding me so wonderfully
On a bed of leaves, you were there with me
We were free.

Everything we saw
Was beautiful and strong
And I knew we belonged

Then the birds came and carried us
To the sky and buried us
On a bed of stars, where I was always yours
And you were mine.
And in the long, black eternity
I loved you so perfectly
On the words of clouds, like a bird sings to his flowers
And I was heard

Everything I saw
Was everything I want
And this world had just begun
To live!

Don't wake me up!
Don't wake me up!
Don't wake me up!
I can't get up, from this.

Everyone was forgiving
Made hope for, made living
Made women, tonight

So captain please consider me
Let the boats deliver me
When I close my eyes...drive, captain, drive!
It's time.
For everything to be perfect
For everything to stop hurting
Tonight.

Don't wake me up!
Don't wake me up!
Don't wake me up!
Don't wake me up...


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Cat Heaven song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentCorrections:
    1. To the sky and buried us
    ==
    To the sky and MARRIED us

    2. On the words of clouds
    ==
    IN the words of clouds

    3. get up
    ==
    WAKE up

    4. Made women, tonight
    ==
    Made WINNING, tonight.

    5. There is no 5.

    Good song. I think it's a dream about a perfect relationship in a perfect setting, although the "for everything to stop hurting" line throws me off. Maybe he can't get the girl, or lost the girl.
    A lot of other JTB songs are about that sort of thing, so I suppose it fits.
    bbqlimeson March 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentjadetree.com/press/article/13/…

    Blake: Well, it was an actual dream I had up in Nova Scotia. My cat had died the year before, so it was kind of a medley of melancholy... dreams that incorporate the cat but also a lost love. And the idea of this reward in heaven, that in my waking life doesn't seem to be there. It was just kind of like a really sad utopian dream where you have everything you want and then you wake up and it's not there.
    elliottjoneson September 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful.
    emoJustinon August 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is absolutely beautiful. the imagery, the metaphors, it's absolutely amazing. "Then the birds came and carried us to the sky and buried us On a bed of stars, where I was always yours And you were mine." lovely.
    xSadderStarxon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful indeed emojustin! I'm speechless, this song not only captures the imagination but it also paints a picture of perfect love. If this is just a dream i wouldn't want to wake up either!
    FreakUnderGlasson August 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentCorrection:

    I can't get up from this... is -> I can't wake up from this.

    I just thought I'd point that out.

    I love this song. My favorite part is that :
    So captain please consider me
    Let the boats deliver me
    When I close my eyes...drive, captain, drive!
    It's time.
    For everything to be perfect
    For everything to stop hurting
    Tonight.

    so good.
    alk3rockson September 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgives me a tear or two....
    TheTruEmoKidon October 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think he lost her. And now he has this dream and doesn't want to wake up 'cause reality isn't this nice. I believe it's like this although I read that he said this song is really about his cat that died.
    He must have been joking...
    Great song anyway.
    Artmanon March 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so pretty, it makes me remember when my cat died. I cried the first time i listened to it!
    Jennie232on March 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit feels like coming to life. it's living, it's freedom, it's breathing fresh air. it's perfect.
    goodbye_goodnighton March 13, 2003   Link

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