Im never in my waking life
dreaming is my all the time
wheather its the weather
or my mind its all too much

callin' in the frigid wind
a whisper is my dearest friend
leading me along a lilly laden twisting trail

Where we go
will tomorrow know
into the vast and empty alley's we procede

Im never in my waking life
dreaming is my all the time
wheather its the weather
or my mind its all too much

crawlin over cloudy streets
streamin with a billion feet
fumbling along into the dark and dismal day

Where we go
will tomorrow know
into the vast and empty alley's we procede

forever winding our way
weary without sleep
forever winding our way
weary without sleep
oh oh oh

Im never in my waking life
dreaming is my all the time
wheather its the weather
or my mind its all too much

callin' in the frigid wind
a whisper is my dearest friend
leading me along a lilly laden twisting trail


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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful. A lot of people hate the In Reverie album and they say it isn't saves the day and whatnot but..when you think about it, its soo saves the day...the music is still pervaded with awe-inspiring beauty. And chris is so happy right now. shouldn't we be happy for him?
    chapfalleneyeson May 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah I know really, we should be happy for him.
    backlit_radioon May 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI heard the album grows on you but I am too cheap to buy the album. If anyone has MP3's of some of the In Reverie songs, please instant message me on MoreLikeADisastr
    JeffRobi62on June 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about being on tour in an extremely abnormal job, I mean "I'm Never In My Waking Life" simply means that Chris is never in a normal schedule, and everything is all bizarrre.
    cassandroon June 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOMIGOD, you guys, MY ENGLISH TEACHER IS FRIENDS WITH CHRIS!!!!(the lead singer)
    Anyway, I love this song, and I think that it's about Chris saying that he's never really there. He's always daydreaming about something or other. And I think that he's just talking about how everything is just too much for him (I'm never in my waking life/dreaming is my all the time) and how everything should be sort of softer than it really is (A whisper is my dearest friend...leading me along a lilly laden twisting trail)

    -anna-
    thewrongwayon December 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentimdb.com/title/tt0243017/
    backupdorkon February 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis actually reminds me of a film called "Waking Life." A very similar premise. Kind of reminds me of "Fight Club" as well.
    I think it's funny that Saves the Day's happiest album got the poorest reception, so the new album is very bitter. People sneering at your happiness.
    GoatboyX2on April 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it means that he's always daydreaming of someone, or something, at all times - he's never totally there in his REAL, reality-driven life. He's in and out of it.. most of the time in his dream world.
    _spicolion September 03, 2006   Link

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