I throw myself into the rain,
as we run down these old train tracks again,
The moon is naked in the sky,
so maybe you and I could fly, or pretend,

As the stars fall from grace,
and light your glowing face,
I'm teachin' myself to dream,
I'm holding my breath to scream,
I'm teachin' myself to believe in the things I don't understand,
I don't even know if they're true,
that's what dreamers do,

Can't say what day it is or year,
but thou shalt have no fear,
for I know your name,

You can't believe what I did,
and maybe I'm just a kid,
but then we're the same,

I watch the hours throught the glass,
and know the time will finally pass,

I'm teachin' myself to dream,
I'm learning what love can be,
I'm teaching myself to,
believe in the things I don't understand,
I don't even know if they're true,
That's what dreamers do,

Stapled eyes can't open until waking,
and all your lies will be your undertaking,

I let mind dance and flow,
we'll make magic and I'll know,
as the lilacs slowly grow,
all my dreams are true (repeat chorus)



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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. This probably is my favorite Katy Rose song. But getting passed that and going into the meaning, I believe it is quite apparent.

    Basically it looks like she is drawing something from the past, when she was just a child, and taking a little journey in wondrous Earth.

    And for some reason, Katy made it without losing her dreams. And hopefully her innocence. That we don't realize that we all see the world in such a different way as adults. And then we play it off and say, we're not imagining anymore. It's just reality. That's such bull$hit.

    This part has saved my life once or twice before. And it most notably sticks out to me:

    "I'm teachin' myself to believe in the things I don't understand,
    I don't even know if they're true,
    that's what dreamers do"

    We live a life of little sparks. Little glimpses of who we are outside of this world. And as a dreamer, we wish, fantasize, and dream our way to our true vision. That we may be grabbing straws, and we may not know why, yet our dreams are so pure. And so clear.

    Until you choose to start losing them. Choose to start giving them up for "life." For our careers, our bills, our reality. And suddenly the dreams gets tucked away in a little box. Well that is fine. Because they are so precious. But then sooner or later we start making decisions to cut them out all together.

    "Stapled eyes can't open until waking,
    and all your lies will be your undertaking"

    The world will shut your eyes. And they will seal it (staple it). And then when you live a life of conditioning, of forcing yourself to achieve, you live a lie. A lie that is not of who you really are. Of your potential.

    This world is based on time. So make your dreams, and if you decide to tuck them away, do so. But always hold onto them. For they'll be realized.

    Dreams never happen in this world only based on one thing: People give up. They get this dose of reality, and all of a sudden they become empty. Makes me wonder what the real drug is. At least in the way this world condemns it.

    Sing on Katy!
    chino69on September 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentto me this songs sticks out as being a mixture of postiveness yet still somberness....the way i interpreted it was love. there was a guy that i liked and he liked me.. but had a falling out because we coudltn tell each other how we really felt... and now i sit here and just hope that some day we will be together ....but sadly that is just another of my dreams waiting to come true...and that is why i listen to this song to give me hope.....im teaching myself to dream(that we will be together one day).....im holding my breath to sream....(I LOVE YOU)...but as the time passes..i feel more and more empty....and well....some day i will learn from all this dream teaching...and sorry that i have shared such a personal veiw of the song..i hope that someone out there is going through what i am........if not, i really will be alone.......xxx
    kinda_alredy_goneon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto me this songs sticks out as being a mixture of postiveness yet still somberness....the way i interpreted it was love. there was a guy that i liked and he liked me.. but had a falling out because we coudltn tell each other how we really felt... and now i sit here and just hope that some day we will be together ....but sadly that is just another of my dreams waiting to come true...and that is why i listen to this song to give me hope.....im teaching myself to dream(that we will be together one day).....im holding my breath to sream....(I LOVE YOU)...but as the time passes..i feel more and more empty....and well....some day i will learn from all this dream teaching...and sorry that i have shared such a personal veiw of the song..i hope that someone out there is going through what i am........if not, i really will be alone.......xxx
    kinda_alredy_goneon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love how Katy's songs are more poetry than actual songs. And this song really points that out. It's very beautiful and the lyricsn are really deep. Katy is brilliant. Sheer brilliant!
    graffiti_mysoulon May 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's definatly to do with growing up. From what it sounds like, she has a big crush on somebody, who is giving her mixed signals. Although she doesn't understand this, and it brings her down, shes thinking possitivly about it. What kinda_alredy_gone said was pretty accurate. Awesome song.
    IRubMyDuckyon October 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhen I hear this song, I always imagine two teenagers, a guy and a girl, the guy possibly a little older, running around outside at night on an old railroad. Mostly because the song mentions train tracks, lol. It paints a beautiful picture in your mind, and I think Katy is a lyrical genius, especially being so young.. This song is amazing.
    sydney427on June 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite line is definitely

    "teachin myself to believe in the things i dont understand
    i dont even know if theyre true
    thats what dreamers do"

    She always thought her dreams would stand in the way of finding her true love because of the somehow "prince charming" image she painted in her head for the guy she wants, later to find out that she actually met that guy "All my dreams are true" so yea this is definitely a pure love song, Katy Rose way of course
    Hotel-Paperon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentone of katy's few positive songs! I don't know if i would count it as a love song though (?)
    Pinkbutterflyon June 11, 2007   Link

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