Summer nights in windows frame the moon on your face
And when the night confines you in a desireless embrace.
Then, if you don't believe it all the magic is dead
And what becomes of little boys who're lost inside their head?

Well, if you don't receive the message
Then you'll know that I have failed
The answer, in all honesty, is constantly in change
The beauty in a desert dawn
The comedy of rain

Your will is gone, dreams will erase
You're hanging on by your fingernails
Will someone bring me back again
Night never needs a reason

The arrogance of love will always know
That when you close your eyes
The truth is shown and born
To fall in love is such a dream
It flies, to where it flies no one sees
The darkest stone conceals a vein of gold

Detest me when I'm running late
A kiss of endings, kiss of hate
So what becomes of all of those
Who run away from home
Your world keeps getting bigger
And you're on your own

Home to no one. You're nowhere
The sandman takes you there
You'll be sleeping on the pillow where
night becomes her hair
climbing through the button hole
and falling up the stairs

So go on now, sweet prince and let me lead you on
Close your eyes blindly look at the sun
You fall below the silver screen
Of knowledge it's a perfect dream

Rubicon's old bridges burn
You turn, they are ablaze
The great divine getting bigger
tears sting your face

You'll be sleeping on the other side
where a smile becomes your fear
Ladders lean against the wall
the well water is clear
Kiss it and make it better...


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    General CommentFantastic song.
    lacuna112on October 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song that begins the concept album, which tells the story of a man seeing a dream (or multiple merging, spinning, shifting dreams) reflecting his life. The most obvious theme that goes on through the entire album is the yearning for love, some specific person I guess. Maybe someone who left him? Died? Someone he never got? Doesn't matter, I think, it seems very universal and ambiguous.

    The girl in "Valerie's Friend" might be her, or then just another reflection of his loneliness.
    infinityontrialon September 11, 2008   Link

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