He spends his nights in California
wathcing the stars on the big screen.
and then he lies awake and wonders
why can't that be me??
Cause in his life he's filled with all these good intentions.
He's left a lot of things he'd rather not mention right now.
Just before he says goodnight,
He looks up with a little smile at me and he says

If I could be like that (like that)
I'd would give anything
Just to live one day
In those shoes.
If I could be like that (like that), what would I do?
What would I do? yeah

Now in dreams we run.

She spends her days up in the north park,
Watching the people as they pass.
And all she wants is just a little piece of this dream, is that too much to ask?
With a safe home, and a warm bed, on a quiet little street.
All she wants is just that something to hold onto now, that's all she needs. (all she needs)
Yeah!

If I could be like that, I would give anything
Just to live one day, in those shoes.
If I could be like that, what would I do?
What would I do?

Yeahee yeah oh ohhh yeah
Falling into this, in dreams we run away.

If I could be like that, I would give anything
Just to live one day, in those shoes.
If I could be like that, what would I do?
What would I do? x3

Falling in.
I feel I'm falling in to this again.



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    General CommentWow im surprised noone has commented this song....
    its great!
    sad though
    its about just ordinary people that dont have a lot in life that wish they had just a lil more like other people do....
    and live like they have dreamed!
    very cool song!
    skidder57on August 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat song..I agree with skidder...Its about about people who just sometimes wish they could have a little more..even if only for a day....but if you look at the second verse..there could also be a hidden meaning about appreciating what you have because others may not be so lucky...

    fa sho
    JG66on October 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI feel that this song is about the American Dream. Having a beautiful girl to spend the rest of your days with, becoming a homeowner, having children etc. This man in California dreams about this every night, willing to give up anything just to have a little taste of the dream we all chase.
    commons4101on April 30, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningFirst off let me say "I love this song". That being said, I have listened to the lyrics about a hundred times.
    Here's the second half of the first chorus

    Cause in his life he is filled
    With all these good intentions
    He’s left a lot of things
    He’d rather not mention right now {A young child would not have good intentions or things he'd rather not mention right now. This would implicate the boy was at least in his late teens.}

    But just before he says goodnight,
    He looks up with a little smile at me,
    {This sounds like the action of a small child.}

    All in all I would say that the lyrics sounded great but in the end made no real sense. They were just written to convey a certain feeling which they did very well.
    jimfun71on January 05, 2013   Link

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