"In A Broken Dream" as written by and David Bentley....
Every day I spend my time
Drinkin' wine, feelin' fine
Waitin' here to find the sign
That I can understand yes I am

In the days between the hours
Ivory towers, bloody flowers
Push their heads into the air
I don't care if I ever know
There I go

Don't push your love too far
Your wounds won't leave a scar
Right now is where you are
In a broken dream
Did someone bow their head?
Did someone break the bread?
Good people are in bed
Before nine o'clock.

On the pad before my eyes
Paper cries, tellin' lies
The promises you gave
From the grave of a broken heart
Hmm

Every day I spend my time
Drinkin' wine, feelin' fine
Waitin' here to find the sign
That I can understand
Yes I am oh

I sit here in my lonely room

Don't you know that people cry's a lie, oh
Don't you push your love too far,
You know your wounds won't even leave a scar
Right now is where you are
In a broken dream
And don't you forget what I say

Hoo, hoo


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"In a Broken Dream [*]" as written by David Bentley

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    General CommentI'm surprised this song hasn't been put on here earlier...it's so frickin' amazing.

    Anyway, I think this is about people who spend their lives dreaming about the opportunities they could have, as opposed to actually going out and living those opportunities--never actually living in reality, but "in a broken dream."
    loverly23on April 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentEDIT:

    The people choose to lead these sort of lives to keep theirselves from failing or being hurt--"your wounds won't leave a scar."
    loverly23on April 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Link(s)I believe that ‘in a broken dream’ is about people who live life ‘lightly’.
    People who don’t commit to anything, who don’t plan ahead, they just live for themselves, in the moment.
    “Everyday I spend my time, Drinkin' wine, Feelin' fine”
    Drinking everyday, thinking it makes them happy.
    “Don't push your love too far, Your wounds won't leave a scar”
    These people are scared to commit, they’ll choose one night stands over a relationship, for example.
    “I sit here in my lonely room” brings the harsh reality that while they have no one to hurt them (like they may have been in the past) it’s because they simply have no one.

    “On the pad before eyes
    Paper cries,
    Tellin' lies
    The promises you gave
    From the grave
    Of a broken heart”
    This could mean a few things, perhaps love letters from the ex, or perhaps as far as marriage vows.

    I believe it serves as a warning to those mentioned above, as well as being a damn good song lol
    krazeedudeon July 17, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationHere's my take on this awesome song.

    The singer is in a depressive, alcoholic, funk after being dumped.

    Although he describes himself ironically as feeling fine, he's lost in depression, trapped in the days between the hours. Flowers and buildings grow around him, but time doesn't pass for him, he just leafs through the notes his lover sent to him, waiting to understand.
    Jossedleyon February 16, 2016   Link
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    General CommentDon't push your love too far
    Your wounds won't leave a scar
    Right now is where you are
    In a broken dream
    man great lyrics :)
    osteveon May 13, 2009   Link

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