"Nocturne" as written by Seon Woong Lee and Kim Jeong Sik,....
Did I have a dream?
Or did the dream have me?
Did I have a dream?
Or did the dream have me?

Set off on a night-sea journey
Without memory or desire
Drifting through lost latitudes
With no compass and no chart

Flying through hallucination
Distant voices, signal fires
Lighting up my unconscious
And the secret places of the heart

Dream temporary madness
Dream a voice in the wilderness
Dream unconscious revelations
The morning says, the answer is yes

Did I have a dream?
Or did the dream have me?
Did I have a dream?
Or did the dream have me?

Floating through a darkened mirror
Deep reflections in disguise
Soaring through lost altitudes
Without wonder, without fear

Symbols on a field of visions
Behind the curtain of sleeping eyes
On the instant of waking
Another world of dreams appears

Dream temporary madness
Dream a walk in the wilderness
Dream unconscious recreation
The morning says the answer is yes

Dream temporary madness
Dream a voice in the wilderness
Dream unconscious revelations
The morning says, the answer is yes
The morning says, the answer is yes


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"Nocturne" as written by Gary Lee Weinrib Alex Zivojinovich

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, OLE MM, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP, Peermusic Publishing

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    General CommentTHIS IS WHAT IT MEANS...
    "did i have a dream of did the dream have me?"
    = egoic spiritual confusion based on the world of illusion.
    jimmmmmGon April 03, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Comment...hence... "flying through hallucination." referring to illusions... or unmanifested visions
    jimmmmmGon April 03, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExplains a dream in Neil's eyes.
    Yyzson February 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think its more than just neil describing a dream...if you read his book Ghost Rider this could be another description of the way he looked at his journey. or to come from another viewpoint going with the dream idea throughout his book he constantly says things like "didnt get much sleep last night because of the dream" meaning he had a dream about his wife or daughter and it knocked him down a couple rungs on his ladder.
    harper83087on April 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMORE ON THE MEANING....

    the following is a description of the journey... undertaken without hope...
    jimmmmmGon April 03, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationThe dream here is Neil Peart's life experience. He was dealing with the death of his child and his wife. The dream was that traumatic experience. It's not a literal dream, but sometimes things that happen in life and then you recover from them can feel like a dream. This is a very personal song and look into Neil's life.
    jonrush40on May 06, 2015   Link

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