"A Dream Within A Dream" as written by and Oren Lavie....
The road stretches on
From unknown destination
Across open streams
Through fields of carnation

It enters a city, a building
It stretches ahead
It stops at the feet
The feet of his bed

He's aware of a small inclination
A dream in a dream
He pays no attention
Oranges hover
And faces all over
He knows
Is how the dream goes

Caught within a dream
Within a dream
A man within a man
Caught within a thought
Within a thought
And oceans so deep
He will drown in his sleep

The wind whistles low
And the windows are yielding
The telephone rings
In the opposite building

A voice with a likeable,
Unrecognizable air
It runs in the walls
It isn't quite there

He's aware of a change in the weather
A dream in a dream
He'll think of it later
A wonderful melody line
That he couldn't quite get
He couldn't remember
He'll never forget

Caught within a dream
Within a dream
A man within a man
Caught within a thought
Within a thought
And oceans so deep
He will drown in his sleep


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    General CommentThis song is fantastic. It sounds literally like a dream and the lyrics depict various phenomena encountered during sleep. The powerful lyrics question reality as we know it, and dreams as we continue to discover.
    gimme0a0guitaron August 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI cannot believe more people haven't commented on this.
    This song could mean so many things.
    The mention of "a dream within a dream" shows how things are complex and deep.
    "A man within a man" could mean a person has many layers and that there is a part that others see and a part that nobody really ever sees.

    He'll think of it later
    A wonderful melody line
    That he couldn't quite get
    This could mean that even when you notice something and you take note of it you'll probably never see it clearly.

    He couldn't remember
    He'll never forget
    You can remember something if not clearly, it's always there....

    This may not be right at all but it's what I got out of it.
    dulcimercheyon January 15, 2011   Link

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