"While We Were Dreaming" as written by and Stephen Gordon Mcbean....
While you lie on your back
And move through the scars
So careful you are
To surrender a thing

But Jesus ain't comin'
So don't waste your time
Not yours and not mine
You're only dreaming

And while you were scheming
The silver, the sheets
Far above the leaves
I snuck into your scene

Don't lie there looking
Behind your troubled walls
Wicked as they are
You're not deceiving

And if I could find your heart
I would pull it from your chest
And smash you with my fist
Til it was beating

And if there's a hole inside
Heaven in your bed
'Cause the angel that you kissed
Just left you bleeding

I know it ain't easy
To keep roundin' on
When the voices in your skull
Are always screaming

Broke into your prison
And dropped the sleeping guards
Painted flowers on the bars
And snuck you out the yard

Paralysed and gleaming
With visions of new states
We're wrapped in our embrace
While we were dreaming


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"While We Were Dreaming" as written by Stephen Mcbean

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    General Commentthis is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard.
    StarsAtDawnon February 06, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionWhile you lie on your back
    And milk through the scars
    So careful you are
    To surrender a thing

    But Jesus ain't comin'
    So don't waste your time
    Not yours and not mine
    You're only dreaming

    And while you were scheming
    The silver the sheets
    Far above the leaves
    I snuck into your seat

    Don't lie there, lurking
    Behind your troubled walls
    Wicked as they are
    You're not deceiving

    And if I could find your heart
    I would pull it from your chest
    And smash it with my fist
    Til it was beating

    And if there's a hole inside
    Heaven in your prayer
    Coz the angel that you kissed
    Just left you bleeding

    I know it ain't easy
    To keep ramblin' on
    When the voices in your skull
    Are always screaming

    Broke into your prison
    And dround the sleeping guards
    Painted flowers on the bars
    And snuck you out the yard

    Paralysed and gleaming
    With visions of new states
    We're wrapped in our embrace
    While we were dreaming
    gadreamingon September 10, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretation"While you lie on your back
    And move through the scars
    So careful you are
    To surrender a thing"

    It seems that because of their past, it's hard to move forward with their lives: to trust and be open and let someone be there for them.

    "But Jesus ain't comin'
    So don't waste your time
    Not yours and not mine
    You're only dreaming"

    That person seems to be waiting for someone ("Jesus," the saviour) in their life--the person they want to open up to and let them in their life--to save them from the pain they feel, even though it's hard for them to be honest and upfront about how they are feeling.

    "Don't lie there, looking
    Behind your troubled walls
    Wicked as they are
    You're not deceiving"

    The person is question keeps these barriors , maybe trying to hide their hurt by numbing their pain, even though it's obvious how they are feeling.

    "And if I could find your heart
    I would pull it from your chest
    And smash you with my fist
    Til it was beating"

    This one I am honestly not so sure about when it gets to the line "And smash it with my fist." How I see it is that that person wants this other person to be open, but it's hard when all that person can do is hide behind those walls they built up to protect themselves. This person wants the other person to start feeling again, rather than caging themselves and supressing their feelings.

    "And if there's a hole inside
    Heaven in your bed
    Coz the angel that you kissed
    Just left you bleeding"

    The person opened up to someone who seemed to really good, only to end up hurting in the end.

    "I know it ain't easy
    To keep roundin' on
    When the voices in your skull
    Are always screaming"

    It's not easy to keep going on with their life ad trying new things, because they don't know how to trust others. Self explanitory, really.

    "Broke into your prison
    And dropped the sleeping guards
    Painted flowers on the bars
    And snuck you out the yard"

    The singer destroyed their defenses and helped them see that there can be beauty in everything, and even though it's hard to see sometimes with you being behind a wall all the time, it's possible.

    "Paralysed and gleaming
    With visions of new states
    We're wrapped in our embrace
    While we were dreaming"

    This person is shocked that someone could help them see a different way of life.


    Great song!
    hobbitpopon July 08, 2013   Link

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