"Deadliner" as written by and Gary Anthony James Webb....
So I close my eyes and drift into sleep
But something is here
In the dark, in the dream
Like a cruel wind clutching my heart
I feel more than I see
Like a clue to a nightmare that I can't believe
Then it touches me and I try to scream
And a thought tears me inside
And I will do anything
Anything, you understand?
Just to wake up

Sometimes it almost makes me cry
Sometimes it seems to call my name out loud
Sometimes it feels like I'm alone
And then it comes for me again

I'm told it's called 'The unreality dream'
I'm told it's called 'The great American lie'
I'm told that this is like the vengeance of God
I can't believe that God would do this to me

I've known fear many times but nothing like this
I'm so scared I can't breathe
I know I'm asleep but I know this is real
And nothing can help me here
I'm deep inside something and I may never come back
And then it was gone
And then I realized that 'The Rush' brought it in
And I will never sleep alone again

Sometimes it almost breaks my heart
Sometimes I swear I hear it laugh at me
Sometimes it feels like I could die
And then it leaves my dreams again

Feels like I'm fighting the possession of my soul
I'm told that this is called 'The sickness of need'
I've got to cut the sex connection and slide
A word of warning to the weary and wise


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"Deadliner" as written by Gary Anthony James Webb Gary Anthony Webb

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    General CommentThe drumbeat in this song is superb. The spoken parts fit really well too, and I like the little touches on the piano. I really like the line 'I'm told it's called the great American lie,' that's unusually political for Numan. I suppose he's making the comment that, here in England, Christianity isn't really a defining feature in people's lives anymore, whereas in America there are many people who would consider themselves Christian. In general though I think the song is describing this nightmare world that is a theme on the Sacrifice album. Numan is writing from the point of view of a man who is haunted by God in his dreams.
    Monopatinistaon February 10, 2008   Link

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