"Was It a Dream?" as written by and Jared Leto....
Your defense is where I'll hide
Your walls built deep inside
Yeah I'm a selfish bastard
But at least I'm not alone

My intentions never change
What I want still stays the same
And I know what I should do
Its time to set myself on fire

Was it a dream?
Was it a dream?
Is this the only evidence that proves
A photograph of you and I

Your reflection I've erased
Like a thousand burned out yesterdays
Believe me when I say goodbye forever
Is for good

Was it a dream?
Was it a dream?
Is this the only evidence that proves
A photograph of you and I
(a photograph of you and I)

Was it a dream?
Was it a dream?
Is this the only evidence that proves
A photograph of you and I
(A photograph of you and I)
Was it a dream?
Was it a dream?
Is this the only evidence that proves
A photograph of you and I
A photograph of you and I
A photograph of you and I


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    General CommentAs much as I think you all have good insight toward this song, I happen to know none of you are correct. I heard a live version of this song where Jared introduced it, and he said he wrote this song while in Africa, and it talks about the beauty that he saw, while also seeing the failure of humanity with everything going on around there. A pretty powerful piece, and definitely one of my favorite 30 stm songs.
    EmceeCrash05on March 08, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI get the feeling a relationship is ending, of course. But I think he liked the relationship, loved it even. I think maybe she changed or stopped loving him, ending the relationship. He still loves her, but can't stand not being with her. He has to kill a part of himself off (And I know what I should do/Its time to set myself on fire). Even though he knows it has to be over, he still wishes it was alive, he was so happy in the relationship that he wonders if it was real or not, if maybe it was a dream. But it can't be, because he has the photograph of them together.
    docpostalon July 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentprotect me even though i don't deserve it and i don't like you, but i can't forget you, was it real or a dream?
    vertgforceson December 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto me this song is about being with someone and knowing that things are completely over. like he doesnt want her anymore...but he's wondering if being with her was a dream you know proving that there really was a connection there...but he doesnt want her anymore..and hes saying that when he says its over and goodbye is forever he's meaning the realtionship is over..hes erased her from his mind completely just knowing he did that he's wondering "was it a dream is this the only evidence that proves a photograph of you and i"

    such a beauitful song
    capturedenadreamon February 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds a bit ... Ordinary.. but, in my opinion, it's about a breaking up with someone.. sometimes you are so in a relationship, so in love with someone that when it all ends and everithing fall apart, all you can do is asking yourself if all you've had with that person was real or it was just a beautifull dream, and the only thing that can help you realize that it was real is rely yourself on little things that remain photographs, gifts memories and so on.. good song , one of my favorites ever
    scashinoon March 10, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOhhh! I
    evil_llama08on June 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEveryone sayys the relationship is ending but I say its already over....he thinks about it....and he realizes everything he loved was over, everything was a fake, so thats why he asks if everything was a dream cause the only evidence he has of what happened is a photograph....no feelings, nothing else!! You should comment more since this is an awesome song!
    ieatworldon November 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is about a relationship that has ended and he tried so hard to forget everything that now when he thinks about the relationship he can't remember if it ever really happened at all... and the only reason he knows that it had to have been real is because he has a picture to prove it... that's what i get from it... this could be included in the soundtrack of my life... cuz i definitly relate to this song
    gustava1986on January 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is about a relationship that has ended and he tried so hard to forget everything that now when he thinks about the relationship he can't remember if it ever really happened at all... and the only reason he knows that it had to have been real is because he has a picture to prove it... that's what i get from it... this could be included in the soundtrack of my life... cuz i definitly relate to this song
    gustava1986on January 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdo any of u ppl realize the lyrics are wrong one critical part is missing......


    30 SECONDS TO MARS LYRICS

    "Was It A Dream?"

    Your defenses were on high
    Your walls built deep inside
    Yeah I'm a selfish bastard
    But at least I'm not alone
    My intentions never change
    What I wanted stays the same
    And I know what I should do
    it's time to set myself on fire
    Was it a dream?
    Was it a dream?
    Is this the only evidence that proves it
    A photograph of you and I
    Your reflection I've erased
    Like a thousand burned out yesterdays
    Believe me when I say goodbye forever
    Is for good
    Was it a dream?
    Was it a dream?
    Is this the only evidence that proves it
    A photograph of you and I
    Was it a dream?
    Was it a dream?
    Is this the only evidence that proves it
    A photograph of you and I
    (A photograph of you and I)
    Was it a dream?
    Was it a dream?
    Is this the only evidence that proves it
    A photograph of you and I
    A photograph of you and I
    A photograph of you and I... in love...
    cheskaon April 06, 2007   Link

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