We’re driving through the canyons
Singing songs from the sixties
The telephone rang, she said,
“Babe, do you miss me?”
And ain’t it a shame not to love the one you’re with

Well she spoke with the prettiest mouth
And she scorned me
She sharpened her teeth and flashed them to warn me
That ain’t it a shame when you hate the one you loved

Well, it couldn’t be me
No, it couldn’t be me
No, they’re not in your dreams
He don’t look a thing like me

Well I dated a rich girl
With a mother of pearl
Who paid rent in her high rise
The weight of the world
And ain’t it a shame when you’re exchangin’ all your brand new gifts

Well after a night on the floor,
she put the chain on her door
I’d worn out my welcome
I guess she got bored
She laid her on my brother
And laid him across my bed

No, it couldn’t be me
No, it couldn’t be me
No, they’re not in your dreams
He don’t look a thing like me

Well it sounds like rain
And here that’s a rare thing
Out here in the desert,
I’m stealing my water
From a hole in a mountain that flows to the affordable homes
And from the faucet it drips
And I’ll clean up the messes
The others have left us
Well I think they’ve blessed us
There’s a chain on my door
But I’m in love with the one I’m with

And it couldn’t be me
No, it couldn’t be me
No, they’re not in your dreams
He don’t look a thing like me
Well it couldn’t be me
No, it couldn’t be me
No, they’re not in your dreams
He don’t look a thing like me



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    General CommentSo.. the lyrics are "No the man of your dreams, he don't look a thing like me" - Not "No theyre not in your dreams"
    Truebizon January 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentJohnathan Rice has said during a show that this song is about dating above your class.

    Great song.
    DCFCAlexon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI went to a concert too. He told the audience that this song was about a girl he was with... but along the way he came home to see her with his friend or brother who looked alot like him. Apparently he said she was really drunk.
    RunLynchon January 23, 2009   Link
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    Lyric Correctionyeah a lot of these lyrics are totally wrong..
    carla1on September 12, 2010   Link

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