"Nothing To Do But Dream" as written by and Jolie R Holland....
Oh the sun is too bright and the mountains are too far
And there is nowhere in town I can get to in my broken car
I've got nowhere to go but to sleep
I would shut my eyes but I have got promises to keep

I can't go crazy and I can't get sane
And I don't want to leave, I'd just have to come back again
I've got nowhere to go but to sleep
I would shut my eyes but I have got promises to keep

I remember I remember something about her we won
I remember I remember something about the way you got free
I've had nothing to do for years but dream
I've had nothing to do for years but dream

I got reckless and I broke my baby's rules
And I'm sick and restless with the wandering blues
Most of my friends are gone down the line
And I'm sitting in town on the proceeds of my crimes
I've got nowhere to go but to sleep
I would shut my eyes but I have got promises to keep

I took my sister to the river and I came back alone
This sickness that is only a settling in my bones
And my daddy is so suspicious but I know just how he does
He won't find out about it 'til she's safe down in the mud
With nowhere to go but to sleep
I would follow her down but I have got promises to keep

I remember I remember something about the way we were
I remember I remember something about the way we could be
I have had nothing to do for years but dream
I have had nothing to do for years but dream



Lyrics submitted by loveinvincible, edited by smallwonderrobot

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    General CommentLife is so depressing all she can do is dream herself away from it. Yet she can't go too far cause her friends/family are depending on her

    "Oh I remember, I remember something about how who we were
    Oh I remember, I remember something about who we could be"
    I think is the right lines here?

    This might be her dreaming about a past lover thats now left her behind maybe because of something she done.
    "I got reckless and I broke my babys rules"
    and she sings of it as she is serving time for this now.

    this part is more puzzling to me, all of a sudden her sister shows up, and for what?:
    "I took my sister to the river, and I came back alone"
    "my daddy is suspicious he wont find out about it till shes safe down in the mud"
    It gives almost some kind of nick cave "where the wild roses grow" feel to it, though maybe this sister is herself and a part of herself she needs to bury.
    fjordingon September 25, 2008   Link

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