"In Every Dream Home a Heartache" as written by and Bryan Ferry....
In every dream home a heartache
And every step I take
Takes me further from heaven
Is there a heaven?
I'd like to think so
Standards of living
They're rising daily
But home oh sweet home
It's only a saying
From bell push to faucet
In smart town apartment
The cottage is pretty
The main house a palace
Penthouse perfection
But what goes on
What to do there
Better pray there

Open plan living
Bungalow ranch style
All of it's comforts
Seem so essential
I bought you mail order
My plain wrapper baby
Your skin is like vinyl
The perfect companion
You float my new pool
De luxe and delightful
Inflatable doll
My role is to serve you
Disposable darling
Can't throw you away now
Immortal and life size
My breath is inside you
I'll dress you up daily
And keep you till death sighs

Inflatable doll
Lover ungrateful
I blew up your body
But you blew my mind

Oh those heartaches
Dreamhome heartaches

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"In Every Dream Home a Heartache" as written by Bryan Ferry

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  • +4
    General CommentIt's about emotional detachment that modern life brings. How humans fail to connect. The protagonist here talks about the heartache of lacking reciprocation from the doll even going as far as saying it is ungrateful. He yearns the company of a woman, he has everything but emotionally he's reduced fucking a doll.

    This individual will either rape kids or kill himself or both. I've seen the news.
    champiodion May 27, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti love this song... it's so satirical... the infatuation with materialism (literally) and the emptiness that holds...

    this song will always be a treasure as long as people misplace their love like this
    SophieMadeOfStarson May 15, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is about people that have got everything in the world including money and all that money can buy but it cant buy you happiness, love and health. the guy petrayed in this song had everything now all that he is left with are material things that are worthless. The moral of the song is; hold onto the love and happiness you have because you cant buy it.
    Sibjron October 16, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSure it features a blow up doll but I think the previous two reviewers missed the point. Which is "In every dream home a heartache" - i.e. the doll is substitute for real love and happiness, a metahor for the rest of the material 'deluxe and delightfull' but ultimately 'lover ungrateful'.
    marktb1961on February 16, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe blow-up figure could be literal, or it can be Our Hero's real (human) partner who is so coldhearted, frivolous, and shallow (even though she's gorgeous) that she might as well be a blow-up figure, and Our Hero realizes how shallow his lifestyle is and what a witch-with-a-b his partner is but he can't quit the lady because she's gorgeous and does things in the boudoir that are mindblowing to Our Hero, although she's a great big minus zero outside the boudoir
    CuteSparkinaon April 15, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentY'all crack me up. Well, I have heard it said that Bryan was very house-proud, so it could be about that Mayfair perfection while meanwhile your personal life is going to hell in a handbasket and they are going through the motions. Sigh, how can we "Stick Together" and make our happy house a home!
    zekenzoeyon February 14, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYes it is about having sex with a blow up doll; taking the idea of the emptiness of wealth without love to its ultimate menacing conclusion.
    burningskyon December 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin regard to the above comments: i think this song is actually about having sex with an inflatable sex doll. don't ask how i got that interpretaion....
    Dead$yon December 14, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSeems pretty obvious to me what the song is about as well. Very kinky lyrics.
    MrLongroveon January 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of Ferry's most blunt lyrics. Lottery and X-Factor winners beware! It's not all about Money and fame. For further listening try "Can't Buy Me Love!" The live version is really quite chilling. Recommended!
    simonevanson February 22, 2007   Link

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