I venture into a dreamland where I am living on the edge
Where I am living I am living I am living right on the edge
& where I am the chameleon
& so I am the moonfaced flower child
I am the moonfaced flower child I am

So take me to the courtyard made of water
& make your point by pointing out the letters in the stars
Sister, show me Cassiopeia

I venture into a dreamland where I am playing a glass guitar
& there’s a raver by the pear tree at the far end of the courtyard
By the well
I sing the old songs to the dogs
& I’m afraid that they can see right through me

I’ll prove how much I love you with this handstand
I can breathe under the water, I can hear your muffled laughter
I can feel you coming through the walls

& when we ran
We ran through the rain
You took me up the stairwell & back down again
I was lying around with chameleons—I was hanging around with bitches
I heard that there’s a war on & I’m sure that they’re not with us
No no no no no...

I was hanging out in the tower
The tower overlooked the sea
I saw him check the girl for fever
By pushing all his fingers through her skin
He’s just reading her mind…
I venture into a dreamland where I can say this & you’ll believe

I’ve been here before…
I know your face from the last time I dreamt I was losing control
I was lying around with chameleons—I was hanging around with bitches
I heard that there’s a war on & I’m sure that they’re not with us
No no no no no...

All through the sky all
Over the ground
I was looking for you
When the rain came down

It’s on the rise

I was flying in a spiral down
I was trying to find a good way to hit the ground

All through the sky all
Over the ground
I was looking for you

You were dipping in the water
Like a beauty
Did you think about your man out in the whirlpool sea?

Above the dirty harbor water
Half a mile from the shore
A cannon fell out of the sky
Now it sits upon the dirty ocean floor

The girls, all ready in their swimsuits
They are sitting on the pier
I will swim to them like a fish
I have ridden on these waves
I will be there in no time at all...

I have ridden on these waves
I have crashed into the shore
I have rolled along the dirty ocean floor

In the dirty harbor water
Half a mile from the shore
I hear the feedback from the drum
I hear a voice say that it hates my heart

I was hanging out in the tower
The tower overlooked the sea
I saw him blowing on a horn to serenade his woman
He was pushing out the air with his machine
He’s just reading her mind...
I saw him push his fingers through her skin

I venture into a dreamland where the waves have come alive
& I watch them chase the people down the beach
But they are bound to the water
Like creatures on a leash

I have ridden on these waves
I have crashed into the shore
I have rolled along the floor
I will be there in no time at all...

&
I have ridden on these waves
I have crashed into the shore
I have rolled along the dirty ocean floor

&
I have been here before...
I know your face from the last time I dreamt I was losing control
I’ve been lying around with chameleons—I’ve been hanging around with bitches
I heard that there’s a war on & I’m sure that they’re not with us
No no no no no...

I venture into a dreamland where I have raced upon the water
Once against a girl & once against my father
The waves will angle into hills of icy mountains
& we will run our boats upon the glass

I venture into a dreamland of hidden orchards and dark black trees
The branches are shown to me for my inspection
I will chop them down, to pay off the hit-man
But we have to wait, man, till all the black animals are gone

There are two houses on the mountain
I put my hand into the fire—I don’t know who lit the fire
But I’d like to keep the small house for myself

Where I am the chameleon & so I am the moonfaced flower child
I am the moonfaced flower child I am
I venture into a dreamland, where I am living on the edge
Where I am living I am living I am living right on the edge

The courtyard & the café are black
I am wearing 3 or 4 black coats
It’s dark on the stairs but it could be darker
I am waiting for the fairies to kill the lights and chew the walls

They take too long, they take too long
On my way back down the stairs they are gone
I have waited for their song
& now they’re feral & transformed
Into animals that scatter from the sun

I am making hissing sounds with my mouth...


Lyrics submitted by tallerthanyou

Dreamland EP: marimba and shit-drums song meanings
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  • +5
    My OpinionThis song is awesome, it's the only 20 minute song I can listen to over and over again without geting bored. Spencer Krug has some weird dreams... but they make a good song.
    tallerthanyouon December 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI will be there in no time, I will be there in no time, I will be there in no time at all...
    Devilbirdon January 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is such an amazing piece of work. I love it.
    HC_MOSon January 09, 2011   Link

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