i look in the mirror
to see what my hair is doing
is it kind of skywalker
or is it kind of stupid?
but that's not the real reason i'm looking
i need a reminder of what i'm doing
i need a reminder that i'm human

in my dreams i love you like
a snowstorm in the night
the windows open wide
here comes reflected light
we can keep the covers up
it's like we never stop

but do dreams ever do damage to life?
when you need so much
you can't get it right

who else is here today?
i'm alone but can't obey
swim on my back at night
near my clothes and a flashlight

i look in the mirror
why am i complicated?
i'm trying to see clearer
the sun has faded


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    General CommentDoes anyone else out there think that this is a slice of pure pop perfection? I love it, from the way it builds up slowly until it creates a beautiful cascading soundscape to the sofly sung optimistic lyrics that are so life-affirming.
    I think Nada Surf are a seriously underrated band. They are great because they don't try to be anything they are not. And this comes across in their great music. Enjoy.
    upallnighton November 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentupallnight, i couldn't agree more.
    whj247on April 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentin my dreams i love you like
    a snowstorm in the night
    the windows open wide
    here comes reflected light
    we can keep the covers up
    it's like we never stop

    the last line in this verse is wrong
    its ...

    "we bet it all on love"
    kate272on October 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCrazy song...
    "but do dreams ever do damage to life?"
    I love the lyrics, they're so simple but so strong.
    Pohjolaon March 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commentkate272; the lyrics in the book that came with my CD say "it's like we'll never stop" - and it sounds pretty clearly like that's what he's singing, too.

    And i'd like to add that upallnight is spot on.
    WendyPopson July 02, 2009   Link

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