And this fever
And sleepiness that overrides my ability
A tired form of carrying the day

It seems a day is all it takes
To forget that our watches run backwards
And our cells begin to dissipate
Losing what color they once retained
Possession framing intention and the

Ultimate deciphering

In hidden messages
What dreams do you have for me?
In hidden messages
What dreams do you have for me?

What dreams do you have for me now?


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Recurring Dream song meanings
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    General CommentJust a few corrections....


    And this fever
    And sleepiness that overrides my ability
    A tired form of carrying the day

    It seems a day is all it takes
    To forget that our watches run backwards
    And our cells begin to dissipate
    Losing what color they once retained
    Possession framing intention and the

    Ultimate deciphering
    In hidden messages

    What dreams do you have for me
    In hidden messages?
    What dreams do you have for me?
    indielimeyon October 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSounds like he doesn't dream, and it's wearing on him. "Recurring Dream" might be the title because his lack of dreams is the recurrance. It's kinda sad. Reminds me of Winter days.
    Avianrueon May 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgreat song.

    i agree with Avianrue.
    wideawake01on May 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI feel that the song's mood tells of what it means. It's sad and lonely, the feeling of the melody. The lyrics tell of a dampened spirit. I think it's a sense of loss. Be it the death of someone, or the loss of even the person that the narrator used to call themselves(The loss of who they once were). Because, as most people know, sleep is the cousin of death. And Recurring Dream could mean the constant mourning of something that is no longer there. More than anything, I think it's the loss of the narrator, be it their dying day, or them walking away from who they used to be.

    And this fever
    And sleepiness that overrides my ability
    A tired form of carrying the day

    That part of the song tells of the tiredness of continuing on, and the approach of the "slumber."

    It seems a day is all it takes
    To forget that our watches run backwards

    That part tells of heavy thought, further enriching the idea of "dying". Anyone who has ever been around someone who passed away knows that near their last days, they begin to view the world for what it is. With simplistic and observant eyes. Something as simple as a watches movement takes on new light, as does everything around them.

    And our cells begin to dissipate
    Losing what color they once retained

    Cells dissipating. Losing their color. Dying away. And, it is symbolic for everything losing it's brilliance. Color losing its vibrance. Everything going from bright and beautiful to a dull gray, then a pitch black.

    Possession framing intention and the
    Ultimate deciphering

    Ultimate deciphering. Understanding it all. They say, in the end, it all makes sense. Or, rather, the sense that you make of it is what causes it to end. Be it a physical death, or one that brings out change. The kind that brings about change, even moreso, holds the ultimate deciphering as its key. Without it, there wouldn't be a change to what's to come.

    As I said, it's only my opinion. The same as everyone else who leaves a comment on here. But, that is how I take the song. Being that it's the album closer, as well, only helps me feel that way.
    Cabreson July 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI, also, feel that he sung it brilliantly. Making the lyrics seem as if they are saying something else if you don't have the actual words directly in front of you. Chino Moreno and Maynard James Keenan, come to mind as some of the main artists that have a tendency to do that. To make you get your own interpretation of what the song is saying to you, rather than have the script of it laid out before you in plain sight.
    Cabreson July 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThank you Cabres
    iwatchedyouchangeon February 12, 2014   Link

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