You were at my door
I heard you knocking but I didn't care at all
I had been in all night just staring at the wall
I didn't really want to see you anymore

Coming from the road
You took your coat off and you threw it on the floor
You said "I can't believe you wanna hurt me so"
I said "I'm not supposed to be like this, you know"
Well, I just had to let you go

What's on your mind?
When you're lost in time
What's on your mind?
Tell me why
Why does it have to be this way?

You were in that dream that I was dreaming
I was dreaming in a dream
Your nylon dress and I was floating back downstream
I wanted love to come and swallow everything

Everything gets real
Sooner or later, doesn't matter how you feel
You slammed that door shut on the night of glass and steel
I cannot blame you for believing what you believe
Well, I just had to let you go

What's on your mind?
When you're lost in time
What's on your mind?
Tell me why
Why does it have to be this way?

Why do you always stay
Miles away
And two steps behind
Where the past is still living
Beautiful and forgiven
Do you not see
That you live in a dream
Hey

What's on your mind?
When you're lost in time
What's on your mind?
Tell me why
Why does it have to be this way?
What's on your mind?
When you're lost in time
What's on your mind?
Tell me why
Why does it have to be this way?



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    General CommentWhy do you always stay
    Miles away
    And two steps behind
    Where the past is still living
    Beautiful and forgiven
    Do you not see
    That you live in a dream


    Performed with such a passion that you can't help being touched by it. The soar vocals, the jangly guitar, the heart-felt lyrics; maybe their best song.
    Low Feedbackon September 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAt first the lyrics seem clear, but the more I think about them, the more interpretations I get.

    Currently I think it might be about a relationship (any relationship, not specifically between lovers) that has gone awry, only the other person still cannot accept this and keeps living in the past, when all was still good. Might it be that the singer thinks the other to be responsible for this situation?
    GaiusBertuson October 18, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about when someone is obssesed with a person or situation but to other it's not the same. That's when you create your own world and live in it "livin a dream" Thinking about the past and the things you could have done to change a situation. When the other doesnt care at all.
    tesswanon April 29, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is about when someone is obssesed with a person or situation but to other it's not the same. That's when you create your own world and live in it "livin a dream" Thinking about the past and the things you could have done to change a situation. When the other doesnt care at all.
    tesswanon April 29, 2014   Link

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