"We Walk In The Dream" as written by Edward Joel Kowalczyk, Chad David Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Alan Gracey....
I was wrong
We are not these bodies alone
In a dream with a mind of its own
I I know you long
To be tethered and tied to the heart of the One
The one that be layin' you down
On that ancient ground
Nothin' more to be found
Ah yeah

[Chorus:]
Now we walk in the dream
But dream no more
To live a life in love the only thing in
Common was
We knew there was somethin' more
Now we walk in the dream
But dream no more
To live a life in love
To hear the voice in the wilderness
The other side of the door
Somethin' more

I feel strong
I'm finally at peace
The war is all gone
By no cause of my own
Like an eagle cuts through the air
No time for fear
Faith in his wings takes him there

[Chorus]
Now we walk in the dream
But dream no more
To live a life in love the only thing in
Common was
We knew there was somethin' more
Now we walk in the dream
But dream no more
To live a life in love
To hear the voice in the wilderness
The other side of the door
Somethin' more

More than these
Women in the streets pullin' out their hair
Somethin' more
Somethin' more than all the pain we feel
Somethin' more
More than we could dream of, all light
Love-bliss, no death and no fear
No fear

[Chorus]
Now we walk in the dream
But dream no more
To live a life in love the only thing in common was
We knew there was somethin' more
Now we walk in the dream
But dream no more
To live a life in love
To hear the voice in the wilderness
The other side of the door
Somethin' more

I was wrong
Oh yeah, I was wrong


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"We Walk in the Dream" as written by Chad David Taylor Chad Alan Gracey

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    General CommentI really like these lyrics, and i love the melody of the song. it starts off so melancholy, but the chorus is so different. the only thing i dont like about it is they use "woman in the street pulling out their hair." because live uses these lyrics in "overcome".
    Melison July 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBy the way, "Overcome" was written after "We walk in the dream", so they actually used it for a second time on Overcome. But does it matter? This shows continuity in their ideas, plus, "We walk in the dream" was not a commercial hit, maybe they really wanted those lyrics to get noticed and that's why they used them again.
    marrissayon May 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentLive seem to do that though. Another example is the B-side Vine Street...and The Sanctity of Dreams contains the lyrics "Give up my house sleep for nights on concrete, meditate with all the bums on Vine Street"
    Bazalon October 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentActually, "Overcome" was made before "We Walk in the Dream" for the Throwing Copper album but he did not release it until V.

    This is one of my favorite songs and yet another Live song that says that there is more to life than what we know there to be.
    InstantKarmaon October 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis whole album (Distance to here) is an awakening for Ed. He has found that faith is a good thing, and that God and Jesus truly do walk with him. While this whole song may not be about religion, the first couple of lines are a "part II" to "I alone" . He says, "I was wrong, we are not, these bodies alone". Why do you think he would say "I was wr ong"? He is stating that when he said "I alone love you" and "The greatest of teachers won't hesitate to leave you there by yourself" that he was very mistaken. Distance to here is his appology to God, and hes proclamation to the world that he has found something new, or renewed something he had once lost.
    jk_addicton September 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe only thing in common was
    we knew there was somethin' more

    I love that line, it sums up the mood of the song for me lyrically.

    (Weird, when I tried to type the lyrics I did a typo with the caps on and it came out "tHE ONE")
    giftedmadnesson February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like jk's observations regarding "I Alone." Indeed, although I don't see the whole _Distance_ album as an apology, I definitely agree that this song represents an apology (it might be appropriate to call it a repentence), or at least an admission of being way wrong. It starts and ends with Ed saying he was wrong, and interestingly at the end of the song he doesn't really sing those lines so much as just speak them.

    As for "recycled" lyrics, this song contains a lot of resolution of a lot of the images used throughout this album. In many ways it ties up the loose ends created by the conflicts underlying all the preceding songs in the album (the one song that follows this one portrays a place where the conflicts are in the past). Most of the songs in this album are second-rate music except in the context of the whole album, in which context they become amazing.

    Here in this song Ed has an answer to his question in track 2, "The Distance," "are we locked into these bodies? are we anything at all?" Well, now he knows "we are not these bodies alone."

    Here he has transcended the dream-state blindness that kept him from seeing the magic and meaning in the world around him.

    Here he knows that there's "something more": "to live a life in love." This is not just romantically "in love," but being "reborn in love" in the Christian sense. Which is why we see that he is "tethered and tied to the heart of the one," a clear depiction of dying to oneself and being reborn in Christ as Paul describes it in the book of Romans (this book along with Jesus's espousing of the Golden Rule became the metaphysical/theological basis for Christian spirituality). Having given up his own will in this way, he can now say that "I feel strong,/ I'm finally at peace,/ The war is all gone," but "by no cause of my own." He is like the eagle who cuts through the air, with "no time for fear,/ faith in his wings takes him there."
    Ventifacton September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFrom the beginning, a search for the meaning of life appears in Live' s lyrics, chronogically, like humanity. The hero makes mistakes first, then he overcomes his delusions, confesses his mistakes to THE ONE, and offers his appology. With this song and also the album, humanity reaches the spiritual healing and attains.
    Burakon April 22, 2010   Link

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