"The Dream Is Dead" as written by and Peter Thomas Steele....
Champagne glass of blood and wine
On chocolate hearts alone I dine
Candles weeping waxing fears
Ten roses for one year- disappear

Arrows faster in my heart
Each memory another dart
Love and death both colored red
Showing my past, my dream is dead

Another lonely Valentine's Day
I can't believe that things turned
out this way
And though I hate to see you go
I know it must be so
Another lonely Valentine's Day

Nobody will break your fall
All for non, yeah, none for all
Nothing's so cruel as the truth
Join the Festival of Fools

Nobody will break your fall
All for non, yeah, none for all
Nothing's so cruel as the truth
Join the Festival of Fools

Another lonely Valentine's Day
I can't believe that things turned
out this way
And though I hate to see you go
I know it must be so
Another lonely Valentine's Day

The dream is dead.


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"The Dream is Dead" as written by Peter Thomas Steele

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    General CommentThis is a love song. he talks about how the plans they had together died when they broke up.
    Darklighton March 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentisn't this about his life in high school?
    it might just be me, because i haven't read his biography or nothin like that, but the kind of guy Pete is seems like the kind of kid who probably got bullied in school
    im jus takin a literal meaning here but
    i think it's cause he asked this nice chick out on a valentives date, but she stood him up, even though he planned this big ol romantic dinner for her
    sooooooo, i think the girl would be one of those really popular bitches at school who spite the uncool kids
    jus throwin it out there

    The Jambo
    Jamboon January 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a little deeper than a breakup, it suggests a death. I don't know of anyone who'd mourn a breakup for 10 years... "ten for roses, each one a year".
    jester121on January 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn an interview Peter said that the song is about the death of his father and how it happened to fall on Valentine's Day. :'(
    shesseekingiton July 27, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I think it's a little deeper than a breakup, it suggests a death. I don't know of anyone who'd mourn a breakup for 10 years... "ten for roses, each one a year"."
    I think that the ten years were how long the relationship was. I could be wrong.
    rustedthoughtson July 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'd say it was only inspired by his father's death, and then I would agree with rustedthoughts.
    Each Valentine's Day, the guy used to give a rose to his gf, so the line would refer to that.
    Just my two cents ;)

    And,
    Candles weeping waxing tears
    is veeeery beautiful construction! Really got me!
    taniushaon September 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit sucks being alone or being broken up with durring valentines day. type o can relate. its wierd tho, this song IMO sounds a bit upbeat at parts while its obvious that the message is pretty sad.
    IZFERNORon April 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI thought he was singing 'without love believe these words I say'
    which I took to mean: your concept of love is tainted; you'd best get on with killing yourself, buddy.
    Killing yourself = executing your implanted beast666 mind virus, swapping it for the Christ one, which all your 'common sense,' and your 'friends' (the people you make dates with to go out and fuck your minds up even worse.) all that stuff you 'know' because you saw it on TV!
    It is incredibly sad, that the (seemingly) most fucked-up, degenerate, sorry excuses of wasted human potential, are the one's who are gifted with the sight to steer the ship of civilization away from total oblivion.
    Medionon April 29, 2012   Link

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