Look at the stars, I will take one down for you
No matter what the distance, I'll see it through
I'll feel you in between the sun and moon
'Til the end I'll be waiting

And whenever at night, the lights go down
I know that you'll go on to shine somehow
And even if you're miles above the clouds
'Til the end I'll be waiting

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray we'll meet inside my dreams

So long, my little dreamer, I will miss your face
We'll always stay connected through time and space
The journey that we shared but now have to leave
Will live inside of us for eternity, yeah

Little dreamer, little dreamer, little dreamer, little dreamer

Look through the dark, there's a compass in the sky
If ever you are lonely and question why
Remember that I'm always by your side
'Til the end I'll be waiting

And even though we sleep light years apart
A galaxy away is not so far
Because we know the future is our start
'Til the end I'll be waiting

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray we'll meet inside my dreams
If I should go before I wake
I pray our souls will join again

So long, my little dreamer, I will miss your face
We'll always stay connected through time and space
And everything we hoped that could never be
Will live inside of us for eternity

So long, my little dreamer, I will miss your face
We'll always stay connected through time and space
The journey that we shared but now have to leave
Will live inside of us for eternity


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  • +2
    General CommentAs I was reading the lyrics it really seemed to be about someone she had a relationship with but now is gone... maybe he/she died or something... She talks like she doesn't know where he is, but they'll be together again somehow, I don't know :)
    babyfabyon July 05, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationOnly three comments? For a masterpiece like this? I can't believe it. I didn't really realize how sad this song was until I listened to it today and really focused on the lyrics. It really hit me how sad it is, and I immediately started crying. I think this song is about someone close to you dying, and comforting yourself by thinking that, one day, you'll be reunited again.

    "Look at the stars, I will take one down for you
    No matter what the distance, I'll see it through
    I'll feel you in between the sun and moon
    'Til the end I'll be waiting"

    This is the only stanza I really don't understand. Obviously it's a metaphor for something, but as of right now I don't understand what she's trying to say. The last line though, "Til the end I'll be waiting", is her saying that, she'll be waiting forever to see this person again.

    "And whenever at night, the lights go down
    I know that you'll go on to shine somehow
    And even if you're miles above the clouds
    'Til the end I'll be waiting"

    This is saying that even in the darkest times, and even though they're so far apart, this person needs to remember that she's always there.

    "Now I lay me down to sleep
    I pray we'll meet inside my dreams"

    For the most part this is self-explanatory. She hopes they'll be reunited in her sleep.

    "So long, my little dreamer, I will miss your face
    We'll always stay connected through time and space
    The journey that we shared but now have to leave
    Will live inside of us for eternity, yeah"

    The first two lines are saying that, no matter how far the distance, they'll always be connected. Not physically, but mentally and emotionally they'll always have a special connection. I think the "journey that they shared" is the time that they spent together, and now that this person is gone their "journey" has ended, but the memories that they shared will stay with them forever.

    "Look through the dark, there's a compass in the sky
    If ever you are lonely and question why
    Remember that I'm always by your side
    'Til the end I'll be waiting"

    I have no clue what the first line means. Another metaphor that I haven't been able to decipher yet. But the other lines are reinstating that she'll always be with this person.

    "And even though we sleep light years apart
    A galaxy away is not so far
    Because we know the future is our start
    'Til the end I'll be waiting"

    This is saying that distance doesn't matter. They'll always be connected. And sometime in the future they'll be together again, and that's when their lives will begin.

    "Now I lay me down to sleep
    I pray we'll meet inside my dreams
    If I should go before I wake
    I pray our souls will join again"

    Again, this is self-explantory, except now there's two extra lines. All she's saying is that if she passes away she hopes that they'll meet again in their next life.

    "So long, my little dreamer, I will miss your face
    We'll always stay connected through time and space
    And everything we hoped that could never be
    Will live inside of us for eternity"

    I think this is talking about all the plans that they had, all the things that they wanted to do, they can't do them now since this person passed away. But they'll always be alive inside of them.

    "Destiny will be apart of you and me
    I'll feel you in the atmosphere
    And nothing will be left to fear"

    For some reason this isn't on the page? Whatever. Here she's saying that it's their destiny to meet again. And even though this person isn't with Christina physically, she knows that they're always going to be with her, and there's nothing to be afraid of.

    And that's it. I can't believe this song is a bonus track on the iTunes version only. It should've been on the main album, and then released as a single. It's too good for people not to hear it, and it's a shame that only fans get to hear this masterpiece. I love how the song has an upbeat, nursery rhyme sound to it, but the lyrics are the complete opposite. They're really sad, but not in a depressing way. I call them happy-sad lyrics :)
    bsfan18on February 02, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI think that the "Little Dreamer" may be her son, all the things she will do for him, and about him growing up. They will always stay connected and she will always love him even when he's an adult and no longer just her baby. I don't know that's just what came to my mind.
    bathinginwindexon June 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song, I like the soft way she sings this one. It's about someone who passed away for sure. Beautiful lyrics.
    Dynahon January 09, 2011   Link

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