"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-o-oh
When you see me with a smile on my face
Whoa-o-oh
Then you'll know I'm a mental case

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-o-oh Oh
Whoa-o-oh Oh
Whoa-o-oh


Lyrics submitted by elixir808

"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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