"Waiting for a Dream" as written by and Rufus Wainwright....
Waiting for the present, for the present to pass
Waiting for a dream to last
You are not my lover, and you never will be
'Cause you've never done anything to hurt me

There's a fire in the priory
And it's ruining this cocktail party
Yesterday I heard they cloned a baby
Now can I finally sleep with me?

Diving through the rising, through the rising waves of night
Keeping a reflection of you in hindsight
But in turning back the brackish waters will not reflect you
After you have turned the color black of death or something like
That

There's a fire in the priory
And it's ruining this cocktail party
Yesterday I heard the plague is coming
Once again, to find me

There's a fire in the priory
And an ogre in the oval office
Once again we all will be so broken
Now can I finally sleep again?


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"Waiting for a Dream" as written by Rufus Wainwright

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    General Commentone of my favorites from Want Two.
    Bowieon December 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is by far my favorite Rufus song. The lyrics are pretty self explanitory.
    makeartnotmathon January 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentstunning. such pretty piano. and i love the line "there's a fire in the priory and it's ruining this cocktail party". genius.
    missmeon September 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn the words of Rufus himself:
    "It's about the screwed-up world we live in, and how surreal it is, and how everything's gonna be awful in the future [cute laugh]".
    alek2702on April 28, 2012   Link

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