"Dreams" as written by and John Tropea....
All your dreams are over now
And all your wings have fallen down
Oh all your dreams are over now
And all your wings have fallen down
She's just like you
So why keep doing what you do
Why cut a friend
Why cruise that mean lean to an end
You could have heel toed
To another place
You could have peeled slow
To a better face

But your heart can't grieve
For your little dreams
Oh no your heart can't grieve
Not for your little dreams

All your dreams are over now
And all your wings have fallen down
All your dreams are over now
And all your wings have fallen down

Broke trust in two
Now no one's looking out for you
Why keep it cruel
Why waste so much to play the fool

And maybe I'm the fool but I think we'd find
That we could all be so so kind
If you'd just leave your tread mill powertrip behind
Oh leave your treadmill powertrip behind
And maybe it's best that you're so so blind
It's best that your so so blind
Because your heart can't grieve
I know your heart can't grieve

I know your heart can't grieve
What your eyes won't see
But you were my favorite moment
Of our dead century

I know your heart can't grieve
What your eyes won't see
But you were my favorite moment
Of our dead century

But all your dreams are over now
And all your wings have fallen down
Oh all your dreams are over now
And all your wings have fallen down

Oh warfarin' terrapin
Unconfined undesigned
Undersigned bantering
Bartering bellowing
Barracking blundering
Pillaging plundering
Living and lavishing
Hammerings harrowing
Flourishing flattening
Levelling reveling
Wrecking and ravaging
Savoring savaging

Oh warfarrin terrapin
Unconfined undesigned
You've got me worried and wondering

All your dreams are over now
And all your wings have fallen down
All your dreams are over now


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"Dreams" as written by John Tropea

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    General CommentI love all the different meanings you people are making, seriously, the one about U.S. foreign policy was classic. Now I'll toss my own meaning in there:

    Personally I see this song from the perspective of "Jim" watching "Bob" push away a woman Bob loves, Jim sees this as stupid and immature (She's just like you so why keep doing what you do? why cut a friend?) and Jim is wondering why Bob is still subjecting himself to this despair (You could have heel-toed to another place)

    Jim eventually comes to the conclusion that Bob can't let go (I know your heart can't grieve), but he also can't commit (What your eyes won't see).

    Wings in this context means friends, Jim is concerned (Worried and wondering) because Bob is losing all his friends due to his heart problems. If your wings fall down you lose all your support and can't maintain flight.

    The dreams he's talking about are really Bob's future. He's losing all his friends (all your wings are falling down) and his life is going down the drain (all your dreams are over now) because Bob's lost the ability to love (I know your heart can't grieve) and he's willfully blind to his pain (what your eyes won't see).

    There's my two cents.

    spankitopiaon June 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is love, a nice little dance tune to me
    sweetadelineon October 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat an amazing song. This band doesn't get the recognition it should, it's truly an amazing song, as are all of theirs.
    bright_eyes13on April 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNot sure what it's about, but it's perfect to listen to at 2 am.
    missastroon September 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe chorus gives this song a very sad feeling. I always liken it to someone havin no dreams cause they have been maimed in a horrific car accident.

    the rapping part is proabbly the best bit in the song.

    Oh warfarin' terrapin
    Unconfined undesigned
    Undersigned bantering
    Bartering bellowing
    Barracking blundering
    Pillaging plundering
    Living and lavishing
    Hammerings harrowing
    Flourishing flattening
    Levelling reveling
    Wrecking and ravaging
    Savoring savaging
    strokesmanon December 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it. love it love it love it.
    aestheticfrenzyon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI COMPLETLY agree with Bright Eyes although i hate Bright Eyes. No offense. This band rocks my socks off i don't understand why they're not famous. In one way, id wanna keep them all to myself...but in another, i want people to listen to this brilliant sound.
    Lauranonceon March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI COMPLETLY agree with Bright Eyes although i hate Bright Eyes. No offense. This band rocks my socks off i don't understand why they're not famous. In one way, id wanna keep them all to myself...but in another, i want people to listen to this brilliant sound.
    Lauranonceon March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe's pissed at somebody in this song. All his dreams are over cause he's an asshole and ruins everything for himself and he's too stupid to realize it. The best part is, "leave your tread mill power trip behind." Cause, like, if you're on a treadmill, you keep walking, but you don't get anywhere, and that's where his power trip is getting him.

    Also, "It's best that your so so blind because your heart can't grieve what your eyes won't see." Pretty amazing.
    Clitoroidon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song is not about him being pissed at himself hes pissed as some girl that left him because she thought she was better then him. The "treadmill powertirp" is about this chick who has this body because she works out and got confidence from it. "you've got me worried and wondering" means hes scared if there are more people like her out there but wonders if he should be scared at himself for thinking the way he does. It is not so much about love as it is about loss. That chick dumped him hard and fast thats why her "heart cant grieve" he doesnt think she cares at all. The rapping part is all there experences that culminated to the chick leaving him. Poor guy...
    weirdkidforehireon March 30, 2006   Link

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