I had a dream last night
We drove out to see Las Vegas
We lost ourselves in the bright lights
I wish you could have seen us
Begging for change to get home
Or at least San Francisco
Let's put a ten on the high card
And spend a summer on the West Coast

Down and to the left
(Here's the map and the pen; the place you pointed at)
Be California's best
(All I ask, all I ask)

And please don't tell me that I'm dreaming
When all I ever wanted was to
Dream another sunset with you
If I roll over when it's over
I'll take this Cali sunrise with me
And wake up with the fondest memories

We made love by the ocean
As the waves crashed around you
Sunsets never were so bright
And the skies never so blue
You opened up into my arms
And we laughed as I held you
I'll never go back to Georgia
Not at least till I have to

Down and to the left
(Here's the map and the pen; the place you pointed at)
Be California's best
(All I ask, all I ask)

And please don't tell me that I'm dreaming
When all I ever wanted was to
Dream another sunset with you
If I roll over when it's over
I'll take this Cali sunrise with me
And wake up with the fondest memories
Memories

I had a dream last night
We drove out to see Las Vegas
We lost ourselves in the bright lights

And please don't tell me that I'm dreaming
When all I ever wanted was to
Dream another sunset with you
If I roll over when it's over
I'll take this Cali sunrise with me
And wake up with the fondest memories

We made love by the ocean
As the waves crashed around you
(Memories)
Sunsets never were so bright
And the skies never so blue
(Memories)
You opened up into my arms
And we laughed as I held you
(Memories)
I'll never go back to Georgia
Not at least till I have to

Down and to the left


Lyrics submitted by BrandNew1208, edited by Brofist2017


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  • +2
    General Commentwow i love how everyone on here is talking about everything BUT the meaning of this song. if you want to talk about what the lyrics are instead of what they mean, go somewhere else.

    to me, this song is about a guy who is remembering a past relationship he had, times they shared together, and obviously the dreams he is having about her. he obviously still wants her when he says, "And please don't tell me that I'm dreaming." he still can't bear the thought of being away from the girls he loves, which is definitely something i can relate to. when jason says, "Sunsets never were so bright/ And the skies never so blue." i think he's saying that things were so much better when he was with her and life itself seemed so much beautiful when she was in his life. an amazing song by mp and probably my favorite one by them.

    sorry for the long post but i felt i had to do some justice to this awesome song since hardly anyone else seemed to be discussing what this song means.
    Irishman2010on February 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song was done by kid named chicago the band, jason, alex and jake belonged too before mayday parade.
    but they redid the song for the new album.
    lipstickXXlullabyon June 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti sort of feel like the new verson seems like just a crappy cover. the KNC one seems more... geniune. oh well. still an amazing song. amazing kids.. amazing amazing
    kelliexoon June 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThese lyrics are 1000% correct. Trust me.


    I had a dream last night we
    Drove out to see Las Vegas
    We lost ourselves in the bright lights
    I wish you could have seen us
    Begging for change to get home
    Or at least San Francisco
    We put a ten on the high card
    And spent a summer on the west coast
    You wore that red shirt that I love
    I sang the songs that I wrote you
    We laughed our way down the beaches
    As we danced around the issue

    Down and to the left
    (Here's a map and a pen, that place you pointed at.)
    California's Best
    (All I Ask, All i ask)

    And please don't tell me that I'm dreamin'
    When all I ever wanted was to dream another sunset with you
    If i roll over
    When it's over
    I'll take this Cali sunrise with me
    And wake up with the fondest memories

    We made love by the ocean
    As the waves crashed around you
    The sunset's never were so bright
    And the skies, never so blue
    You were looking up into my arms
    And we laughed as I held you
    I'll never go back to Georgia
    Not at least 'till I have to

    Down and to the left
    (Here's a map and a pen, that place you pointed at.)
    Be California's Best
    (All I Ask, All i ask)

    And please don't tell me that I'm dreamin'
    When all I ever wanted was to dream another sunset with you
    If I roll over
    When it's over
    I'll take this Cali sunrise with me
    And wake up with the fondest memories
    Memories

    I had a dream last night we
    Drove out to see Las Vegas
    We lost ourselves in the bright lights

    Please don't tell me that I'm dreamin'
    When all I ever wanted was to dream another sunset with you
    If i roll over
    when it's over
    I'll take this Cali sunrise with me
    And wake up with the fondest memories

    We made love by the ocean
    As the waves crashed around you
    The sunset's never were so bright
    And the skies, never so blue
    You were looking up into my arms
    And we laughed as I held you
    I'll never go back to Georgia
    Not at least 'till I have to

    Down and to the left
    stayclassytallyon June 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere's three annoying things on this site.

    1. Idiots
    2. Positing the lyrics through a comment multiple times
    3. Talking about anything EXCEPT the meaning.




    Pretty obvious, probably about a girl from his past. He had a dream they were together having a crazy night out.
    xxmodernloveon May 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwuts wrong with georgia? im from georgia
    rdailey2on January 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthese are the lyrics..for those who dont know, theyre posted on the bands site.
    maydayparade.com/
    youre welcome :]

    I had a dream last night we
    Drove out to see Las Vegas
    We lost ourselves in the bright lights
    I wish you could have seen us
    Begging for change to get home
    Or at least San Francisco
    Let's put a ten on the high card
    And spend a summer on the west coast

    You wore the red shirt that I love.
    I sang the song that I wrote you.
    We laughed our way down the beaches,
    As we danced around the issue.

    Down and to the left
    (Here's a map and the pen, the place you pointed at)
    Be California's best
    (All I ask, all I ask)

    And please don't tell me that I'm dreaming
    When all I ever wanted was to dream another sunset with you
    If I roll over when it's over
    I'll take this Cali sunrise with me
    And wake up with the fondest memories

    We made love by the ocean
    As the waves crashed around you
    Sunsets never were so bright
    And the skies never so blue
    You opened up into my arms
    And we laughed as I held you
    I'll never go back to Georgia
    Not at least till I have to

    Down and to the left
    (Here's a map and the pen, the place you pointed at)
    Be California's best
    (All I ask, all I ask)

    And please don't tell me that I'm dreaming
    When all I ever wanted was to dream another sunset with you
    If I roll over when it's over
    I'll take this Cali sunrise with me
    And wake up with the fondest memories
    Memories

    I had a dream last night we
    Drove out to see Las Vegas
    We lost ourselves in the bright lights

    Please don't tell me that I'm dreaming
    When all I ever wanted was to dream another sunset with you
    If I roll over when it's over
    I'll take this Cali sunrise with me
    And wake up with the fondest memories

    We made love by the ocean
    As the waves crashed around you
    Sunsets never were so bright
    And the skies never so blue
    You opened up into my arms
    And we laughed as I held you
    I'll never go back to Georgia
    Not at least till I have to

    Down and to the left
    tylerheartstayloron April 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI tried...if anyone can fill in the blanks that'd be awesome.
    BrandNew1208on October 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song isn't actually Mayday Parade. It was a band before Mayday called Kid name Chicago. Apparently they broke up and some memebers formed Mayday. So yeah. I have no idea what he says in those "blanks". If I find out, I'll post it.
    -Mike
    revengeissweet87on October 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin one part it goes
    "Down And To The Left,
    Here's A Map And A Pen,This Place
    Let's Point It Out
    And ? Four Years Past
    Still,It Lasts"



    I'm pretty sure
    Quarterturnon October 14, 2006   Link

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