"Dreaming Out Loud" as written by and Ryan Tedder....
Well, hello sir, we look for Monday
Is confident we?ll get there someday
Pushing all the papers to a wealthy man
Might I say, a beautiful tie you wear
And how do you find such lovely polka dots
And stripes these days?

Break all my thoughts hit the floor
Like I'm makin' the score
I'm the king of the world, I'm a popular man
Count by zero's to ten
If you can't, well, I can
Don't let any one wake me

I'm dreamin' out loud, dreamin' out loud
And all at once, so familiar it seems
I'm dreamin' out loud, dreamin' out loud
Can't find a puzzle to fit into piece, apart of me

Curtain calls in sanctuary
Actors in the cloth, they freak me out
Mockin' my purpose in the magazines
And famous how they make you feel grand
They're always there to hold your hand
In times of trouble, they're best of friends

Break all my thoughts hit the floor
Like I'm makin' the score
I'm the king of the world, I'm a popular man
Count by zero?s to ten
If you can't, well I can
Don't let any one wake me

I'm dreamin' out loud, dreamin' out loud
And all at once, so familiar it seems
I'm dreamin' out loud, dreamin' out loud
Can't find a puzzle to fit into piece, apart of me

They don't care what you say
They don't care what you think
All they care, what you do
Long as you're off beat
Take a look at yourself

Storm tries to come and wreck my world
No, I won't let it
Stumbled escape, through anchored drapes
No way to bedding

I'm dreamin' out loud, dreamin' out loud
And all at once, so familiar it seems
I'm dreamin' out loud, dreamin' out loud
Can't find a puzzle to fit into piece
I'm dreamin' out loud, I'm loud
Can't find a puzzle to fit into piece, apart of me

Well, hello sir, we look for Mondays


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"Dreaming Out Loud" as written by Ryan Tedder

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    General CommentOh okay, thank you :)

    I think this song could be talking about corporate buisnesses where they have to do everything a certain way, and when break comes they can have some freedom. Just i thought
    white_stone_3on June 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely one of my favorites of One Republic's. I love the metaphor: "stumble to escape, through anchored drapes made of bedding."
    SageSoulon September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really have no idea what this song means but I just wanted to say I love the simplicity of this song, and that this band are awesome and amazing and write really moving songs. I hope they get the recognition they deserve :)
    poisoned_roseon November 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does that metaphor mean?
    Natster21on November 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta metaphor is a comparision NOT using like or as...
    an example would be...like cindy ate all the pizza and her brother was like "cindy your a pig!" instead of saying "your like a pig"...do you know what i mean?! ahah just look it up :p
    Im really starting to get into one republic, thier actually prettty good :) this is definatly an awesomee tune!
    *JoSIe*on November 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think ryan is speaking about how hollywood/the industry easily uses people, the conflict he feels b/t his true purpose as a human (if anyone's ever read "A Purpose-Driven Life") and being in the industry as an entertainer... particularly that line that goes: "Curtain calls a sanctuary,
    Actors in the cloth, they freak me out,
    Mockin' my purpose, in the magazines,
    Famous how they make you feel grand,
    They're always there to hold your hand,
    In times of trouble, they're best of friends"
    they're always there when you're on top, popular, and they want u to do whatever they say to make yourself popular. even though his dream has come true, it's at a price...
    HauteCocoaon December 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this song on their cd? or does it perhaps have a different name?
    white_stone_3on January 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhite_stone_3: the album has the same name as this song! It's number 13 according to iTunes


    awesome album =]
    tradingbabyblueson February 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh sorry, Dreaming Out Loud -the song- is only available on the Australia version of the album [Dreaming Out Loud]
    tradingbabyblueson February 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell, coming from the perspective of a songwriter, i can say this is definitely a well-written piece. It's full of insightful metaphors and moving allusions to the real world. in truth, most of the major lines are huge clues to what the song is about.
    -kudos to the one who said,
    "i think ryan is speaking about how hollywood/the industry easily uses people..."
    that's totally the idea.
    -as for the metaphor asked about earlier,
    ("stumble to escape, through anchored drapes made of bedding.")
    i believe it refers to the feeling of being locked into the industry and feeling like it's home at the same time. like being a prisoner in your own house. you belong there, but it also feels invaded and uncomfortable, and sometimes you want to step out, but you can't. it's your whole life.
    kryptoknight1990on April 10, 2009   Link

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