"Dreamers" as written by Jack Savoretti and Stephen Andrew Booker....
There was a time and place
Not far from here and now
Maybe a brighter day
Maybe they had it made somehow
Living for there and then
Under a psychadelic spell
No one was listening
Still they had so much to tell

Whatever happened to the dreamers
They always look beyond the sky
Saw a world they could believe in
But only when they close their eyes

There were the politcians
Men of the cloth, painters and poets
Starting a revolution
Without even knowing it
Making the world around us
Making heaven and hell
Saying so much about us
Still they had so much to tell

Whatever happened to the dreamers
They always looked beyond the sky
Saw a world they could believe in
But only when they close their eyes

Where are they now
They've all left town
Bringing the clouds

Whatever happened to the dreamers
They always look beyond the sky
Saw a world they could believe in
But only when they close their eyes
But only when they close their eyes

Why are we on our own, why are we on our own

Nothing's ever been this way before
A dream is just a dream and nothing more
Nothing's ever been this way before
A dream is just a dream and nothing more


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"Dreamers" as written by Ken Ramm Byron Kent Wong

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    General CommentNo commented yet?

    Seriously?

    But seriously?

    I love this song so so so much. I heard it on One Tree Hill first and later a friend sent it to me.

    I don't really know what it means but I think it's about how 'dreamers' are not taken serious by the world today. That we are in a world that's too cold and realistic, too down to earth. A world which discourages people to dream because other people will not take you serious.

    I think this is a song with a message for a better world, like he sings himself, a world to believe in. A world where dreamers are allowed ... a world they find not so far away from us, if we would only allow ourselves to dream it could be just behind our closed eyes.

    But that's just my thought.
    GirlinTheCafeon November 15, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI do think GirlinTheCafe is right and the song is about how dreamers are not taken serious these days and people dont accept dreamers anymore. The world just wants realistic people and people who sees things different aren't always welcome or allowed.

    Whatever happened to the dreamers
    They always look beyond the sky


    Where are the dreamers now? Where are they when the world doesn't want them anymore. They where the ones who looked beyond boundries.

    Saw a world they could believe in
    But only when they close their eyes

    They saw a world different from now, with new ideas and maybe a better future. But it isn't realistic so its a dream (close their eyes).

    There were the politcians
    Men of the cloth, painters and poets

    Dreamers are everywhere, in every position.

    Starting a revolution
    Without even knowing it

    Dreamers who thought with other ideas, thought for a better world and by spreading this they could change the world. Even if they don't know it by thereself.

    Making the world around us
    Making heaven and hell
    Saying so much about us
    Still they had so much to tell

    People with new ideas shape the world, they make "tomorrow". If they got it wrong it will be bad (hell) but if they do it well it would change the world in a positive way (heaven).
    The dreamers that imagine new ideas would not always be accepted by the conservative people (saying so mucht about us) but they aren't giving it up (still the had so mucht to tell).

    Nothing's ever been this way before
    A dream is just a dream and nothing more

    But maybe is a dream not capable for changing the world, or is a dream not accepted by the majority of the people.

    Just my opinion. Please forgive my English, I come from The Netherlands.
    KingofSpadeson March 13, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about how the world has changed through politics and governments.

    Our presidents/Prime Ministers/Leaders in the past didn't just think of economy, profit like most do nowadays but instead, thought of how to make life for people, or their country better.

    Not just Government officials but great thinkers such as Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, Nostradamus and so on and how their methods revolutionised our society and the way we think.

    "where are they now
    they've all left town
    bring in the clowns"

    This stanza supports my song meaning because the lyrics that they are no longer around and instead were replaced by clowns. "Clowns" in british society today are names people call government officials (Like calling the Police, pigs).
    RustyGuitaron July 18, 2014   Link

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