"This Dream of You" as written by and Bob Dylan....
How long can I stay
In this nowhere cafe
'fore night turns into day?
I wonder why I'm so frightened of dawn
All I have and all I know
Is this dream of you which keeps me living on

There's a moment when
All old things become new again
But that moment might have come and gone
All I have and all I know
Is this dream of you which keeps me living on

I look away but I keep seeing it
I don't want to believe
But I keep believing it
Shadows dance upon the wall
Shadows that seem to know it all

Am I too blind to see
Is my heart playing tricks on me?
I'm lost in the crowd, all my tears are gone
All I have and all I know
Is this dream of you which keeps me living on

Everything I touch
Seems to disappear
Everywhere I turn, you are always here
I'll run this race until my earthly death
I'll defend this place with my dying breath

From a cheerless room
In a curtain gloom, I saw a star from Heaven fall
I turned and looked again but it was gone
All I have and all I know
Is this dream of you which keeps me living on


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"This Dream of You" as written by Bob Dylan

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    My InterpretationWhile all other lyrics on "Together through Life" was co-written by Robert Hunter, "This dream of you" was written by Bob Dylan alone. Accordingly it is the top candidate for searching a personal communication from Bob Dylan. In my perception it is a prayer reflecting the questions of a person pursuing his lonesome way of faith (for several decades now) among atheists on one side and religious people immune to learning on
    the other.

    There are new challenges each day where he might fail or get hurt. Perception and interpretation of the signs and phases along the way requires sharpened senses. Messages often arrive with uncertain clarity like in a dream. Though the reality of the process is not doubted, and it gives the singer a goal for his life to which there is no alternative.
    Mikeschon July 06, 2013   Link

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