"Dreamer" as written by and Antwoine Collins....
She got a condition of the heart
A heart condition
So as a kid she had to adapt to smarter living
Not much room to rebel because of health
No drugs, no booze, just kiss and tell
Well known on the scene
Jail bait queen
Had the first baby barely eighteen
Father of the child was after one thing
When the daughter came the dad was unseen
It don't matter he ain't got a job
So she had to go to work and leave the baby with her mom
Second shift till the neck is stiff
But she worked it and built her own nest to live
Soon after that baby's daddy slash lazy bunk
With no cash he want to come over and crash
He want to play his part
So she let him move in to that garden level apartment
She knew better she did it anyways
Explain better when your trying to see some better days
The suns up catch those rays
Butterfly style who's got chase

[Chorus: x2]
But she still dreams after she woke
Tight hold on that hope
Sometimes it can seem so cold
Do what you got to do to cope

Two years later two months pregnant
Same daddy same broke ass situation
This time the doc said that her heart might break
Praise god that the job got her health benefits straight
She believes in the right to choice
But she loves baby girl and she wants a boy
Makes more now a days on the day-shift
Balance that with night class
Take some time and space and make it all fit
The apartment they now live in is overcrowded
Raised her voice and made her point
Told that boy go get employed
He put on his best shirt
Said he wasnt coming back till he gets work
She knew what that part meant
So she swept every piece out that apartment
Peace out keep out
Take the scenic route
Rather only have to feed three mouths
She adapts to everything know
And nobody asks what she dreams out

[Chorus: x2]

Little girl was the first reason to breathe
And the little man was the first man she believed in
She gotta live right and do right by self
She do for self she don't want your help
Afraid of being alone
But fear ain't enough to knock her off of that stone
Gonna make that home her home
With or without a man that she can call her own
Big boss at work is anxious
Continues to hand her the wrong advances
She passes the test
She knew the answers
Quit the job to go take a chance
With life
This is life we all scream
While we pray for dollars and we work for change
Its all the same, we all struggle
Sometimes you gotta say fuck you
When you smile and she doesn't return it
Give her room and don't disturb it
If it makes it hurt less to curse and fight
Go ahead and hate the world girl you've earned the right

[Chorus: x3]


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"Dreamer" as written by Michael Mcgregor Antwoine Collins

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    General CommentI love this song, it's one of my favorites of Atmpsphere period. Beautiful and moving storytelling
    maffy06on May 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentShe's not a bitch or a hoe, thanks slug.
    BluePillon May 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is just about a struggling teenage mother.
    Pretty straight forward song, easy to follow but i'd be happy to here other peoples interpretations.
    smithy_206on May 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbest song on the album?

    I think the song is about independence, and slug used a struggling teenage mother to represent it. The two long stanzas stick mostly to that idea, but the third, last one makes it pretty clear that his intent was to portray the girl's independence and the pregancy and struggle was the vehicle used, so that how one gets there is dependent on him or herself:

    "it's all the same we all struggle
    sometimes you gotta say fuck you"
    S4VIORon May 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAMAZING song. It made me cry the first time haha :[
    hilarysayshion May 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is entirely too powerful. The production is flawless, lyrics and delivery are flawless... just a perfect, PERFECT song.
    leahperon September 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite song also from that CD..

    being able to stand up for yourself no matter what life brings you and to be able to take care of what you have to without letting anything or anyone get in your way..

    i love this song!
    kaitlyn823on January 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentexplain better when you're tryin' to see some better days

    This line stood out to me. She allows this guy to come back because its something different than she has been used to, since he was never there. This line points out the fact that when you are struggling and simply desperate for change, you do irrational things and think they might be for the better. How do you explain better, if all Im looking for is change and anything different that comes my way? In this case its this guy coming back, but the line can be used to interpret any other stage of life.
    fLuiDLiQuiDFLoWon January 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMany people look at teenage/young struggling single mothers with no sympathy at all, like they got what they deserve.

    "go ahead and hate the world, girl, you earned the right."

    This song lays it out there- don't judge. An unfortunate situation is not a hopeless one. Prove the haters wrong.
    malbroughon September 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is an amazing song with amazing lyrics, don't hate on it.

    the best part and most strong part of the song for me would be..
    ''if it makes it hurt less to curse and fight
    go ahead and hate the world girl you earned the right now''
    make me angry that people get treated shit like this
    and they're fully earn't the right to do this.

    also..
    ''but she still dreams after she woke tight hold on that hope
    sometimes it can seem so cold do what you gotta do to cope''
    is just amazing lyrics that've been put together perfectly to create the song.
    jasmineepeachon May 09, 2010   Link

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