"Lucid Dreams" as written by Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley, Nicholas John Mccarthy, Robert Hardy and Paul Robert Thompson....
Sweep slides on my stereo
Short wave 'round my rodeo
Became from that of Savalon
But I'm flying to Istanbul

Oh so why don't you meet me, there?

There is no nation of you
There is no nation of me
Our only nation lives in Lucid Dreams
Lucid Dreams I'm living in Lucid Dreams
I'm living on short based dreams tonight

I'll dial Alexandria
If you dial into Ithaca
South fisher, German bite
I skate on the world tonight

Oh so why don't you come along?
There is no nation of you
There is no nation of me
Our only nation lives in Lucid Dreams
Lucid Dreams
I'm living in Lucid Dreams
I'm living on short based dreams tonight

I'm gonna give my aimless love
My angry heart
My desire
I woke with wings from Lucid Dreams
I knew the reason I felt hollow
Was it I may never know
If there is some great truth or not

There is no nation of you
There is no nation of me
Our only nation lives in Lucid Dreams
Lucid Dreams
I'm living in Lucid Dreams

I'm living in a short wave stream tonight
Lucid dreams
I'm living on lucid dreams
Now there is just plain myster


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"Lucid Dreams" as written by Nicholas John Mccarthy Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley

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    General CommentFor those of you who don't know what a lucid dream is, it's basically when you realize you're dreaming /in/ your dream (e.g. you suddenly start wondering why you're wearing nothing but underwear to work), and start to the control the dream as your conscious self (doing stuff like flying, breathing underwater, or just struggling to remain conscious). Google it, it's a pretty cool concept.

    Since I think lucid dreams are awesome, I'm inclined to think that this (amazing) song is talking about them literally - "shortwave streams" could refer to brain activity during REM sleep, "I skate around the world tonight" could be talking about all the adventures this guy is having as he dreams. "I woke with wings from lucid dreams" - for anyone who's ever experienced a real, vivid lucid dream, the power you have to do absolutely anything you want in this universe your mind has created is really like having a pair of wings.

    "Oh, so why don't you meet me there" - there's stories of people meeting up during their simultaneous dreams... I don't believe that but what the hell.

    Of course it could also just be a metaphor for the dream of love and truth, blah, blah, blah. My theory's more exciting :D
    peachielaon November 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is awesome
    tombradyownson September 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about feeling pretty insignificant, not really having control, or knowing why anything happens, but being ok with your own dream of the truth

    also, franz ferdinand are the fucking sex
    uber-bubbleon September 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is VERY different on the album compared to the iTunes version. IMO, album version is the shit!!! Franz Ferdinand has my blessing to explore all manner of electronic beats and synthy hooks..keep up the sexy work fellas!!
    savinbalixon January 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this version so much more than the album version! I'm a tad disappointed that this version isn't on the album.
    geniusNOTatWORKon January 18, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis version is so much better.
    teenqueen22on December 20, 2009   Link

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