"Dream Time" as written by and Paul John Weller....
Streets I ran, this whole town
Backstreet's and all, I wanted to leave there
But no matter how fast I ran, my feet were glued
I just couldn't move there

I saw the hate and lots of people
I heard my name called above the noise
I tried to speak but my tongue was tied
Bumped into emptiness and started to cry, oh no

I saw the lights and the pretty girls
And I thought to myself what a pretty world
But there's something else here that puts me off
And I'm so scared dear, my love comes in frozen packs
Bought in a supermarket

Streets I ran, through wind and rain,
Around this place amongst streaming sunshine.
Scared I was, sweating now.
Feeling of doom, my bowels turned to water

I felt hot breath whisper in my ear
I looked for somewhere to hide but every wheres closed
I shut my eyes pretend not to be here
This feelings much to real to ever disappear, oh no


And I'm so scared dear
My love comes in frozen packs

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"Dreamtime" as written by Paul John Weller

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    General CommentWeller said this was about paranoia.

    I'd say paranoia about pre-packaged lifestyles, capitalism perhaps. (I'm so scared dear/My love comes in frozen packs/Bought in a supermarket)
    SmithersJones87on October 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI used to listen to this song as a university kid 30 years ago. A friend recorded for me a tape of "The Specials" on one side and "Sound Effects", on the other. I remember "Dream Time" immediately followed the greatest song ever written, "That's Entertainment". This song was definitely overshadowed by the above mentioned "That's Entertainment"...I could not get enough listening to these 2 amazing songs back to back.

    To me, Dream Time almost plays as a deluded music video of the time. There are tonnes of imagery. The song begins with a psychedelic reverse guitar, followed by an explosion of sound. Whenever I listen to the passage, "Tough with their heads", I think of a man in the fish department of a supermarket, chopping off heads of various varieties of fish.

    The music builds in tempo and instrumentation followed by a marching band-- a very trippy song describing a bad dream the Modfather had.

    As a Canadian, who loves all music British, The Jam stand out as the best of the best; their music has not aged 1 day, and is still relevant.
    ronjoaton April 10, 2011   Link

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