"Neopolitan Dreams" as written by and Lisa Mitchell....
You go on I'll be okay
I can dream the rest away
It's just a little touch of fate
It'll be okay
It sure takes its precious time
But it's got right and so have I

I turn my head up to the sky
I focus one thought at a time
I do not let the little thieves
Under my tightly buttoned sleeves
You couldn't be a longer time
I feel like I am walking blind
I have nowhere I'll have time

There are no legible signs
There are no legible signs

I like the way that you talk
I like the way that you walk
It's hard to recreate
Such an individual gate
You wait your turn in the queue
You say your sorries and thank you's
I don't think you're ever
A hundred percent in the room

You're not in the room
You're not in the room

Deepest of the dark nights
Here lies the highest of highs
Neapolitan dreams, stretching out to the sea
You wait your turn in the queue
You say your sorries and thank you's
I don't think you're ever
A hundred percent in the room
You're not in the room
You're not in the room


Lyrics submitted by chunya, edited by djvbb12, mandibles

"Neopolitan Dreams" as written by Lisa Mitchell

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  • +5
    General Commentthis is what Lisa said about the song on her website:


    "I guess it stems from a parting of two people, obviously me and someone else," says Lisa of the song. "That's where the spirit of the song came from, but then it moves into a place of like, not having such a clear idea of where you're headed. But then when the refrain comes in, the 'ba-da ba-das', it's like saying 'there's so much going on, but hey, fuck it, we're just gonna have fun'."
    charlie_tweedyon October 12, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAre you sure it's not "undo my tightly buttoned sleeves"? It sounds like it could be that.

    And gate should be spelled gait.
    chocodashon September 21, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's definitely "under" not "undo". I agree with you with "gait"
    YYYKNCYYYon October 02, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love the zylophone in the background.
    deltasunlighton December 13, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is a great song. But I think it's really sad. Maybe it's just the mood I'm in now but the verses are real deep. I can feel the sadness in her voice when she's talking about the person she's parting ways with not being "in the room". And the ba-da bit sounds like she's trying to be positive and say fuck it, it's fine but underneath it's like she's lost a part of herself.
    ciarz3ron March 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionSo beautiful!
    It reminds of when I first heard it; watching the moon whilst driving through town. Which was also really pretty. Every time I hear it, I just can't help feeling happy. It makes me feel innocent and and like life's a big adventure. (I do think the 'ba-da' bit sounds a bit 'never mind'-ish too).
    The video's really sweet too. I can never quite make out what's going on in the polaroid, though. Apart from a man.
    polkadot.peekabooon November 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe the lyric is "I have no arrival time."
    ccbubblegumon November 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about her having to say goodbye to someone yet she doesn't really want to have to say goodbye to that person. I think she wants to keep hoping that it's fate, and eventually they will find each other again, but she feels like it will take so long for them and she just wants them here and now but he isn't really there for her in the relationship so it's ending but she still thinks he is the one for her.
    jordancoon September 14, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so pretty!
    lydiaeloiseon October 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow. i love this song. a lot.
    why is it not on itunes?!!!
    perfectly_imperfecton November 04, 2008   Link

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