"Pocketful Of Dreams" as written by Jon Gallant, Aaron Solowoniuk, Ian D'sa and Ben Kowalewicz....
Vanities are only charity
And she makes donations at the Tiffany's,
Life is hard without a credit card to get by, get by
She sold her dreams for security
To a man that now she hardly ever sees
With a cold martini in her hand, she don't mind, don't mind

So throw all your luxuries aside
You can't take them with you when you die
Still when I look into your
Eyes are full of dollar signs
Oh, reach, into a pocketful of dreams
Oh, now, before they fall out of the seams
Oh, take a chance, don't matter if you fail
You're too scared to try cause you might break a nail, oh

If you design a plastic happiness,
Then climb the social ladder to the top my friend,
And don't forget to thank the piggy bank in the sky, so high

So throw all your luxuries aside
You can't take them with you when you die
Still when I look into your
Eyes are full of dollar signs,
Oh, reach, into a pocketful of dreams
Oh, now, before they fall out of the seams
Oh, take a chance, don't matter if you fail
You're too scared to try cause you might break a nail
Oh, reach, into a pocketful of dreams
Oh, now, before they fall out of the seams
Oh, take a chance, don't matter if you fail
You're too scared to try cause you might break a nail, oh

Woah, oh, oh, oh
Woah, oh, oh, oh

Oh, reach, into a pocketful of dreams
Oh, now, before they fall out of the seams
Oh, take a chance, don't matter if you fail
You're too scared to try cause you might break a nail

Oh, reach, into a pocketful of dreams
Oh, now, before they fall out of the seams
Oh, take a chance, don't matter if you fail
You're too scared to try cause you might break a nail

Oh, reach, into a pocketful of dreams
Oh, now, before they fall out of the seams
Oh, take a chance, don't matter if you fail
You're too scared to try cause you might break a nail

Oh, reach, into a pocketful of dreams
Oh, now, before they fall out of the seams
Oh, take a chance, don't matter if you fail
You're too scared to try cause you might break a nail, oh


Lyrics submitted by temp1444

"Pocketful of Dreams" as written by Ben Kowalewicz Aaron Solowoniuk

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    General CommentPretty straight forward, the song is about a girl who only cares about materialistic values. a "plastic happiness", as it's put. When I think about this song, I think of that stereotypical "dessigner chick" kind of thing. Only cares about how she looks, how much money she has to spend, and what other people think of her. ie, the exact opposite of what people should aspire to be. Sadly, our society is full of people like this, who do put materialistic values before the things that should be important in life, such as family and love.

    BT DRIVES MY SOUL
    LineSinkeron April 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentline5: it should be "to A man"
    line9: i hear "...into your eyes full of dollar signs"
    line13: 'your' should be "you're"
    line16: latter should be "ladder"
    line17: i hear "...don't forget to thank the piggy bank..."
    KLSmashon May 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTitle should be "Pocketful" not "Poketful"
    KLSmashon May 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcheers man. i only listened to some of the tracks
    then deleted them rite after.
    temp1444on June 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm pretty sure this about a girl who only cares about material items and money.
    billy talent is godon August 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe person above me has got it right. It's about the typical materialistic bitch.
    Fallen Leaveson October 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyrics corrections:
    'Still, when I look into your eyes
    they're full of dollar signs'
    and:
    'If you design a plastic happiness,
    then climb the social ladder to the top, my friend'.

    Billy Talent is criticising the bourgeoisie! Yay~
    jajangsonyeoon March 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentLyrics corrections:
    'Still, when I look into your eyes
    they're full of dollar signs'
    and:
    'If you design a plastic happiness,
    then climb the social ladder to the top, my friend'.

    Billy Talent is criticising the bourgeoisie! Yay~
    jajangsonyeoon March 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo! Double post D:
    jajangsonyeoon March 25, 2011   Link

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