Last night I had that dream again
My world was black as night
Plagued by visions of a future world
Mr L, did you take your meds?

I sang about these dreams
Warning man of his demise
Wasted words that no one heard
Won't you please relax? I'll make your bed

Today I had that dream again
I roamed among the stars
On the wings of an amazing flight
Mr L, do you feel OK?

To a place beyond our time
Where the sunlight doesn't warm
And colour bleeds into the night
We may have to increase your dose today

I know the truth is out there
Didn't you want to see?
I know the truth is in here
Why should we believe you?
Didn't you want to flee

Now I have that dream again
I live beneath the waves
In a ground of grace and majesty
Mr L can I ease your mind
In the distant shadows loom
Cold machines rise from the deep
In a world once proud and free
Would you free your thoughts, let it all abide

I hate to have that dream again
They live inside my head
Feeling everything I feel inside
Mr L can you please be still?

They speak to me in dreams
They can see all I can see
They have always been my guide
Gotta hush now, please have another pill

I know the truth is out there
Why should we believe you?
Didn't you want to see
I know the truth is here
Why should we deceive you?
Didn't you want to feel?

We are all alone
There's no one there
You don't have to be afraid

Can't you see through this masquerade?
We are all alone
We are all clones
There's no one there
I am so scared
You don't have to be afraid

Last night I had that dream again
My world was black as night
Plagued by visions of a future world
Mr L, would you take your rest?

They speak to me in dreams
They could see all I can see
They have always been my guide
Won't you please relax? I'll make your bed

I know the truth is out there
Why should we believe you?
Didn't you want to see
Why should we deceive you?
I know the truth is in here
Why should we believe you?
Didn't you want to feel?


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    General Comment"This is the third song differing from the Forevers storyline. This time, the protagonist is Mr. L (Arjen Lucassen), a mentally ill man in an asylum and his nurse (Liselotte Hegt). Mr. L has had a weird dream several nights, showing him visions of the future world, warnings of man's demise, amazing flights through the stars, a life beneath the waves and cold machines rising from the deep. Obviously, his nurse is worried, asking him if he has taken his meds, to relax, wondering if he feels OK, even suggesting to increase the dose. Soon after, Mr. L, who reveals that they have spoken to him on the dreams, claims that "The truth is out there/is in here", but his nurse ask "Why should we believe you?" and forces him to take another pill. In the end Mr. L is scared, yelling that they are all clones, while the nurse calms him, assuring that they are alone.

    Several of the lines sung by Mr. L make a reference to Into the Electric Castle. He claims that he "Rode among the stars on the wings of an amazing flight" and that he dreamt of "A place beyond our time where the sunlight doesn't warm and colours bleed into the night". This has lead to the speculation of Mr. L being the now aged Hippie from Into the Electric Castle and Merlin's promised new prophet of Ayreon's visions from The Final Experiment."
    -wiki
    RainbowDemonon May 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree completely with RD... this song is also very brilliant, really good stuff, man. i got that vibe right away after listening to my other ayreons and i really like the whole concept of this song, well done... you can really sense his fear and desperation in this song too, very sad, to be honest. i really hope arjen gives this dude another song in the new ayreon CD, that would be really cool, if you ask me.
    S3B8Eon September 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI cant accept that this song differs from the forever's storyline. I perceive this as about a man receiving visions from the planet Y warning about mans fate. He says that he is having dreams about living beneath the waves and cold machines rising from the deep (as happened to the forevers)and getting warnings from "them" "living inside my head" and being spoken to in dreams. He is put in an institute where the nurse tries to assure him that there is no-one out there (aliens) and he seen as being mentally ill due to the voices. The part about clones I think refers to the forevers planting their seed (d.n.a) on earth and starting the human race.
    louchyon April 10, 2009   Link

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