"Caught In A Dream" as written by and Michael Bruce....
Well I'm runnin' through the world with a gun in my back tryin' to catch a ride in a cadillac
Thought that I was livin' but you can't really tell been tryin' to get away from that success smell
You know I need a houseboat and I need a plane I need a butler and a trip to Spain
I need everything the world owes me I tell that to myself and I agree
I'm caught in a dream so what you don't know what I'm goin' through
I'm right in between so I'll I'll just play along with you
Well I'm runnin' through the world with a gun in my back tryin' to catch a ride in that cadillac
Thought I was livin' but you can't never tell what I thought was heaven turned out to be hell
Whoa whoa when you see me with a smile on my face
Whoa whoa then you'll know I'm a mental case whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa
I'm caught in a dream so what I don't know what I'm going through
I'm right in between so I'll I'll just play along with you
Whoa whoa ooh ooh ooh aah aah aah aah oo oo oo oo oo oo



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"Caught in a Dream" as written by Michael Bruce

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    General CommentNo comments on this song yet? Well, this song was my favorite the year it was released, when I was 15, so perhaps I should be the first to comment.

    Somewhere upstairs I have a copy of this on 33 RPM disk but without a working turntable I hadn't listened to it in many years. Inspired by my son listening to the "Nights with Alice Cooper" radio show, I recently bought "Love It To Death" on CD. Now I've listened to it, oh, 3000 times in a row.

    What does the song mean? It's a mocking description of someone caught up in the pursuit of wealth, but that person is also becoming aware that not all is OK -- that his pursuit is a dream that's not making him happy. He's waking up but trying to convince himself to continue dreaming: "I tell that to myself and I agree".

    By the way, elixir808 recorded the second line as "to get away from that success smell". That's what I thought it was, too, until finding "to get a whiff of that success smell" on a lyrics website. "Whiff" is cleverer and more in tune with the song's meaning.
    FranklinWebberon May 22, 2007   Link

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