"Trouble With Dreams" as written by and Mark O. Everett....
There's nothing that I want to do
More than get alone and be with you
Trouble with dreams is they don't come true
And when they do they can't catch up to you

You don't need a thing from me
But I need something big from you
'Cause you know I've got an awful lot of big dreams

I'm walking down a lonely road
Clear to me now but I was never told
Trouble with dreams is you never know
When to hold on and when to let go

If you let me down it's alright
At least that leaves something for me
'Cause you know I've got an awful lot of big dreams

This is the life that I must lead now
Crossing fingers and wiping brow
Trouble with dreams is you can't pretend
Something with no beginning has no end

You don't need a thing from me
But I need something big from you
'Cause you know I've got an awful lot of big dreams


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"Trouble With Dreams" as written by Mark O. Everett

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    General CommentThe glockenspiel is a vastly underused instrument these days.

    I see it a little differently. I see it as a reminder the things we perceive (pretend) as being perfect that really aren't. Disillusionment.

    Being in a relationship that you feel/believe/act as if it is everything you want and need, but acknowledging nothing is really perfect.

    It's not so much, IMO, about want something you dream about but can't have- rather getting what you dreamed of and realising it isn't what you expected.
    rainbowtvpon July 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Trouble with dreams is they don't come true" how true that is
    scottecooperon May 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about how things in dreams don't always come true, no matter how much you want them to. Specifically, it uses the example of a guy wanting a girl, and he doesn't feel the feelings are mutual, so he keeps their relationship in his dreams.
    clearlygonemadon July 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is featured in "the ice harvest" trailer.
    mavs41on December 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgod iove that organ solo at the end
    wrionon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think he's saying not to get a head of yourself. or shoot to high. because the higher you shoot its just that much farther to the ground.
    windchilon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think he's saying not to get a head of yourself. or shoot to high. because the higher you shoot its just that much farther to the ground.
    windchilon April 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this in the trailer for The Ice Harvest, and I thought that it suited the trailer really well!
    wliia77on March 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWho hasn't felt this way... wanting something and even though it's a wonderful dream you don't know whether you should pursue it because it might end up leading to huge disappointment.
    Aurora7on October 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is fantastic live.
    RadioNorrison November 08, 2008   Link

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