Well I had a dream I
Stood beneath an orange sky
Yes I had a dream I
Stood beneath an orange sky
With my brother standing by
With my brother standing by
I said brother, you know you know
It's a long road we've been walking on
Yes it is, yes it is, you know, brother it is
Such a long road we've been walking on
Oh brother, oh brother

And I had a dream
I stood beneath an orange sky
With my sister standing by
With my sister standing by
I said, here is what I know now sister
Here is what I know now
Goes like this
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, in your love, in your love

Oh, but you know I am so weary
And you know my heart
My hearts been broken now
Sometimes, sometimes
My mind is too strong to carry on
Too strong, too strong to carry on

When I am alone
When I've thrown off the weight of this crazy stone
When I've lost all care for the things I own
That's when I miss you, that's when I miss you
You who are my home
You who are my home now
And here is what I know now brother
Here is what I know now sister
Goes like this
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, in your love, in your love
Your love now

Well I had a dream I
Stood beneath an orange sky
With my brother and my sister standing by
With my brother and my sister standing by now
With my brother and my sister standing by


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  • +10
    General Comment"Brothers," "Sisters," "Salvation" - this seems to be about religion, that God's love is the ultimate home, the ultimate salvation.

    However, it could equally be about the love of actual home, the love of an actual person or people.

    The importance of LOVE is key, whether it is the love of God, or the love of others, as being the only thing of any real worth - it is this love that is the HOME of the heart, when we discard material goals and ambitions.

    Alexi clearly intends the source of the love and salvation to be ambiguous as he states it is all only a DREAM. And not any dream, but one under an orange sky, which denotes that it is a realisation that comes at the end of the day, just before the sun sets when the light turns orange; a metaphor for the most important realisation that comes at the end of life itself: that LOVE is our salvation.
    yhtrownuon April 11, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is just beautiful. It has a specific meaning for me.

    My sister passed away a few years ago at the age of 18. She could put a smile on anyone's face no matter the situation. And when I'm stressed and feel the weight of the world on my shoulders, her presence is what I miss most.

    When he talks about his brother, to me he is referring to anyone who has weathered the storms with him. It's an acknowledgment of everything they've been through together.

    The orange sky imagery can mean a couple of things. To me it's a sunset than can signify the end of something. The end of the day, the end of a troubled period of time in ones life, or the actual end of ones life. And thoughts/dreams of his "brother" and "sister," at the end of it all, put him at ease.
    Matt2580on October 20, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree, this song is so nice to fall asleep to!
    AugustOfOmahaon February 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe chorus could fit with plenty of situations, but I think if you take the song as a whole, it fits best with the literal meaning: family.
    He's talking to at least two people, brother and sister.
    Since it's more than one, we know it's not a lover.
    I think it's about family. =)
    Cowyon May 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song Moves me. Simply put, it does indeed feel like a hymn. Alexi is a great story teller. I look forward to more of his music, and anyone who hasn't heard more than this one song should get the entire CD. It has at least 3 other strong songs like:

    Dream about Flying
    Breathe
    Love you More.
    larryoduncanon April 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, it totally rocks, i heard it for the first time on a honda advertisement, but i'm in the process of obtaining the EP that this song is off of, come on more people need to come in here, his music rocks!!!
    Peace,
    Jware
    jware39on February 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust a beautiful song that puts you in a good mood, one of those songs that you listen to as you drive home from a big party, with the sun coming up and the streets are empty.
    CouchChimpanzeeon March 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing.
    dont_panicon April 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is on my favorite movie, garden state.

    beautiful song to relax to n enjoy the lyrics
    beautiful.disasteron May 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeh i love garden state, best movie ever....but on the soundtrack of it i burned it only has like the middle of the song so it sux....anyways, great song, one of my faves....you should try Iron & Wine too if u like this....one of their songs is on garden state too....Such Great Heights....also on an m&m commercial
    haplessvictim909on July 09, 2005   Link

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