I been sleepin' for 40 days and
I know I'm sleeping 'cause this dream's too amazin'
She got gold doorknobs where her eyes used to be
One turn and I learned what it really means to see

Ah, it's the magical mystery kind
Ah, must be a lie
Bye bye to the too good to be true kind of love
Oh, I could die
Oh now I can die

Oh I've been sleepin' for 60 days and
Nobody better pinch me
Bitch I swear I'll go crazy
She got jumper cable lips
She got sunset on her breath now
I inhaled just a little bit
Now I got no fear of death now

Ah, it's the magical mystery kind
Ah, must be a lie
Bye bye to the too good to be true kind of love
Oh, I could die
Oh now I can die

Ah ooh, ah ah, ah ooh ah ah, ah
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah
Ooh, ah ah, ah ooh ah ah, ah
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah

Ooh, ah ah, ah ooh ah ah, ah
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Yeah

Ah, it's the magical mystery kind
Ah, must be a lie
Bye bye to the too good to be true kind of love
Oh, I could die
Oh now I can die


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"40 Day Dream" as written by Alex M T Ebert

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  • +6
    General Commentacid?! jesus. this is one of the more straightforward songs out there

    It's the magical mystery kind
    Must be a lie
    Bye bye to the too good to be true kind of love

    He is in love and thinks its too good to be true, like he's been dreaming this whole time. And if anyone pinches him, bitch, he'll go crazy
    robbnthahoodon May 10, 2010   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationMy friend was telling me that she thinks the song is about a guy in a coma that falls in love with the literal girl of his dreams. He has the choice to wake up and return to life or stay there with her forever and die...I'm in love with this song, by the way. c:
    _Desiree_on April 25, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is my favorite song right now! i love alex's voice, reminds me a little of marc bolan's voice.<3
    jessieagogoon August 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove it! There's a part in the song ("Bitch, I swear") that reminds me of the part when Bowie sings the words "Marlon Brando" in China Girl. It's that same soft, high pitched, breathy way of singing.
    meaganelizabethon August 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlove the clapping. also amazing live.
    polythenepamon September 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentso good.

    so glad to have Alex back in my ears after the untimely demise of Ima Robot...
    blagguyon November 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh man.
    this song is about when you meet someone who breaks all of your preconceived notions of love.
    you don't understand how its happened, but you know you'll never be the same afterwards.
    and what's even better is that you don't want to.
    rawrshirelleon December 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is wonderful. I love the meaning. I'm surprised that there are only two comments...
    azaleamayeon August 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing amazing amazing. catchy and feel good! also, i love to listen to it when i'm happy as well as down, it goes both ways.
    parachutegrrlon October 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure the lyrics are

    "It ain't no lie" instead of "must be a lie"
    TheNoirPirateon December 12, 2009   Link

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