"Dear Mr. Fantasy" as written by Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Steve Winwood....
Dear Mister Fantasy play us a tune
Something to make us all happy
Do anything take us out of this gloom
Sing a song, play guitar
Make it snappy

You are the one who can make us all laugh
But doing that you break out in tears
Please don't be sad if it was a straight mind you had
We wouldn't have known you all these years


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"Dear Mr. Fantasy" as written by Chris Wood Steve Winwood

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    General CommentOne evening, Capaldi was doodling in the battered old notebook he kept for potential song lyrics and ideas. "I drew a little character I called Mr Fantasy and next to him, I started to write, Dear Mr Fantasy . . . It was a letter to my cartoon character." Retiring to bed, Capaldi woke later to hear Winwood and Wood playing in the music room. When Capaldi came downstairs he discovered that they had found his drawing and put a melody to his letter.

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    LexGabiniaon September 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is a very chillin song, one to put on when smoking a #&%*@ and just staring into space with. Plus one kick ass guitar solo
    kamyatekon September 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit is obvious what this song means. everyone knows a person who plays music or sings or acts humorous constantly to make everyone else feel better. the only problem with that is people want it all the time, they want more and they want it on command, in doing that this person gets sad and starts to cry because the people he trusted now use him as a tool to escape reality. So his life consists of pleasing others but hardly pleasing himself. so the person without the straight mind is not happy with his life role and yet because he doesn't think the way normal society does, he is constantly being liked by people for the mere fact he can make them feel better.
    lyricist101on November 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti believe the lyric is, "please don't be sad if it was the straight LINE you had".

    a "straight line" is a bit in a comic dialog when the stooge, or "straight man" (usually a serious acting individual) feeds lines to his jokster counterpart who twists his words into jokes. bud abbott was a famous straight man.

    it makes sense in the context of the song where a straight man may be seen as being made a fool of for the humor of others.
    zratedon April 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song! i can't believe no one has commented. to me this song is about how powerful music can be to people's emotions. when i have a bad day there are certain songs that make me feel better. I thinkt he part: Please don't be sad if it was a straight mind you had
    We wouldn't have known you all these years Is about how even though his life hasn't been perfect he wouldn't change it becase it got him to where he is now and he made alot of friends along the way.
    klincker128on January 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this is one of the most beautiful songs ever. one of my favourites, deffinately. the guitar in it is so peaceful... and... just pretty. it's a great example of the calming effects of good music on the mind.
    tree*huggin*in*kyon January 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of those songs that is about the music, not so much the lyrics. Just listen to the instruments and you'll understand where Stevey Winwood was comin' from.
    AlkalineTrioFanon May 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is what music is about :D
    lzphishheadon April 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit has such a surreal and dreamy sound...i love it
    sugar0magnoliaon November 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow, i cant believe more people havent commented on this, such a great song.
    I believe it was written about John Lennon? anyone know for sure?
    revolution67on May 20, 2009   Link

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