As I fall asleep, to black and white TV
Fly far away, in my recurring dream
Each winter drains electricity
And there are words to say
And there are songs to sing
But I can hardly speak at all

Oh, I'm on my way to a holiday in real time
Float a mile away, say we'll be OK
Dear Valentine

Now quietly we peek across the street
Perfectly cut, perfectly mean
But it's not complete, no not at all
Oh, I'm on my way to a holiday in real time
Float a mile away, say we'll be OK
Dear Valentine


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    General CommentThe listed lyrics are incorrect. Here is the correct lyrics.

    As I fall asleep, to black and white TV
    Fly far away, in my recurring dream
    Each winter drains electricity
    And there are words to say
    And there are songs to sing
    But I can hardly speak at all

    Home, I'm on my way to a holiday in real time
    Float hold my own weight, say we'll be OK
    Dear Valentine

    Now quietly we peek across the street
    Perfectly kept, perfectly neat
    But it's not complete, no not at all

    Home, I'm on my way to a holiday in real time
    Float hold my own weight, say we'll be OK
    Dear Valentine
    rerunofmyselfon October 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is about a "valentine," a love. and a dreamlike state their relationship is.

    probably wrong, but no one else commented this yet.
    ellie117on June 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the singer is bored of his life not going well, so he's just leaving "to a holiday." No plan, he's just going.

    This song reminds me of "Come Downstairs and Say Hello" in it's message, but not in much else.
    jedimasterjelinon June 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite song on the album! I wish Adam sang more than just this song. His vocals match brilliantly with the guitar. Amazing, beautiful song.
    mfactoron August 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou're totally rite. Adam needed to sing a lot more on this album. it would make the cd even more amazing than it already is
    RubyFallson January 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe correct lyrics are...

    As I fall asleep, to black and white TV
    Fly far away, in my recurring dream
    Each winter drains electricity
    And there are words to say
    And there are songs to sing
    But I can hardly speak at all

    Oh, I'm on my way to a holiday in real time
    Float a mile away, say we'll be OK
    Dear Valentine

    Now quietly we peek across the street
    Perfectly cut, perfectly mean
    But it's not complete, no not at all
    Oh, I'm on my way to a holiday in real time
    Float a mile away, say we'll be OK
    Dear Valentine
    Volsgurl40on November 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGoing off what ellie117 said, I think this song is mainly about love. He's got it so bad for this girl-- he thinks it's a dream, he can't speak, and feels like he's "floating a mile away" from reality. Everything else seems like black and white TV. The feeling is so wonderful that real time is a holiday to him. It's like that quote: "You know you're in love when you can't sleep, because reality is finally better than your dreams." He's also a little worried and confused. Thus, the "Say we'll be OK" part.

    I'm not totally sure what the last verse could mean.

    I agree with mfactor, as well. Adam's voice makes me melt, I tell you! I wish he sang more. I love Ryan and all, but Adam has always been my favorite.
    maxy17on June 04, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningWell in the beginning I think he's sort of describing an actual dream. First, I noticed he's falling asleep *to* black and white tv (many people say they don't dream in color). He's flying in the dream, and can feel time slipping by, year after year.
    The way the song is written makes me think this is a story he's telling somebody, perhaps in a note, letter, or even a song ( ;) ). Next, he's looking at someone else's life, perhaps pondering his own, and can clearly see what is missing; maybe it's his dear valentine?
    phasetransitionon December 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentActually, I see this as a break up song. Perhaps it doesn't help that I'm in the middle of one at the moment, but idea that things aren't going great- (the whole first verse speaks to how he's lonely, not happy- he has songs to sing, but he can hardly speak). And then the chorus goes on to how he (and I) feels separated from reality. Its a relief, but its a painful relief.
    Maekrixon November 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI believe the song is simply about how he misses his family while on tour, and longs to have "a holiday in real time"... when he gets to see them again. But for now, it's just a dream to him. When he see's other happy families and homes... (peek across the street)... it makes him miss his own even more.
    rockulaon December 10, 2014   Link

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