"Dream City" as written by Paul Matthew Sprangers and Scott Charles Wells....
Hey, we're coming out, dancing downtown
Free like whatever we dream about
And we're moving through the night
Cruising across town,
Lost in the endless sound
And the city's alright
But the streets are all the same
And you know deep down you can find a better way
Tired of feeling bad, don't you wonder why
You keep telling yourself it's alright

When the stars are shining on you
When the street lights are far beyond you
When the dream lights are turning on
Then you know where you are
When the stars are shining brighter
When your heart is beating lighter
When you love without desire
Then you know who you are

Hey, we're coming out!
Kids across town!
Dream like there's nothing to scream about
And we're riding through the night
Trying to get around
In love with the electric sound
But it never feels right
And it's never okay
Cause we know that every night's gonna end some day
Tired of feeling bad
But don't you wonder why
You keep telling yourself it's alright

When the stars are shining on you
When the streetlights are far beyond you
When the dream lights are coming on
Then you know where you are
But the stars are feeling colder
If you believe in what they told you
You get older, and it's over
Do you know who you are?


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"Dream City" as written by Scott Charles Wells Paul Matthew Sprangers

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    My Opinioni like this song. its nice.
    shainaannon December 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"When the stars are shining on you
    When the street lights are far beyond you
    When the dream lights are turning on
    Then you know where you are
    When the stars are shining brighter
    When your heart is beating lighter
    When you love without desire
    Then you know who you are."

    shivers down my spine.(:
    GiveMeLifeon June 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion, this song is about a bunch of friends who go out partying a lot and on the surface they appear to be having fun. But deep down, there's something missing and they're "tired of feeling bad" and "it never feels right". But when they go away from the city, both physically and mentally, then they tap into their inner selves with the "dream lights" on. They realize that existing is very different from truly living. Their "hearts are beating lighter" with a carefree feeling because they now "love without desire." To me, this song is about going beyond the superficial world and truly loving with all your heart (not necessarily romantically and without expecting anything in return) and searching for the truth to the meaning of life. And at the end of the song, it's pointed out that if you continue to exist superficially with all the external pleasures of the world, then you will never find out who you really are and you will just find yourself old one day with no real identity.
    bernie0girlon August 30, 2013   Link

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