"Dreamline" as written by and Geddy Lee Weinrib Neil Peart....
He's got a road map of Jupiter
A radar fix on the stars
All along the highway
She's got a liquid-crystal compass
A picture book of the rivers
Under the Sahara

They travel in the time of the prophets
On a desert highway straight to the heart of the sun
Like lovers and heroes, and the restless part of everyone
We're only at home when we're on the run
On the run

He's got a star map of Hollywood
A list of cheap motels
All along the freeway
She's got a sister out in Vegas
The promise of a decent job
Far away from her hometown

They travel on the road to redemption
A highway out of yesterday, that tomorrow will bring
Like lovers and heroes, birds in the last days of spring
We're only at home when we're on the wing
On the wing

When we are young
Wandering the face of the earth
Wondering what our dreams might be worth
Learning that we're only immortal
For a limited time

Time is a gypsy caravan
Steals away in the night
To leave you stranded in dreamland
Distance is a long-range filter
Memory a flickering light
Left behind in the heartland

We travel in the dark of the new moon
A starry highway traced on the map of the sky
Like lovers and heroes, lonely as the eagle's cry
We're only at home when we're on the fly
On the fly

We travel on the road to adventure
On a desert highway straight to the heart of the sun
Like lovers and heroes, and the restless part of everyone
We're only at home when we're on the run
On the run


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"Dreamline" as written by Gary Lee Weinrib Neil Elwood Peart

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  • +2
    General CommentAhh, how nice to be young, adventurous, in love and following dreams.
    everyday_gloryon July 21, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAlex's solo is brilliant in this song. It just flows so nicely.
    NUMBER 4on July 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song about the youth who are willing to travel the entire world & run around the entire earth to follow their dreams.....Plain & simple.....Neil Peart's brilliance
    Dhruvaon July 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment^ Word. This song makes a great opening track.
    Lateralus518on April 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a song about when we were all young and thought the world was our oyster and that all of our dreams were going to come true. This is a great song and I love seeing it live (with all the lasers).
    Rushofhipposon June 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDistance is a long-range filter...Memory a flickering light

    Just a few words, in a song, that are so meaningful. What is time? Time is distance. Distance not just me to you, but the larger view of time. The earth rotates around the sun, the sun around the galaxy, the galaxy around the universe. So as days go by we forget most things that happen on a daily basis, which is the long range filter. We remember events, places, people, smells, etc. stored in our brain somewhere still "flickering". How does Neil use so few words for so much meaning? Rush songs to me are so much more than just music and words. I look at things differently sometimes through Neil's lyrics and Rush's music.
    tortoisethunderon May 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen you search for new things, and you don't know the answers yet!

    That's to be young!
    dust79on March 03, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI love the line "learning that we're only immortal...for a limited time." I think that sums up the meaning of this tune very well. As someone just getting started in composing and performing music in his 50s...I understand that "limited time" thing VERY well.
    Phx4stringeron October 07, 2008   Link

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