In my dreams we fly away from all the palm trees of this place and the smell of its decay
I can taste the clouds and my wings can carry me to your window
Where you will hold me in your arms and kiss me softly as you stroke my cheek
And say “Oh my angel, you hold my heart, I’ve been dreaming of you like you have me
Can you touch my skin and lay your kisses on my cheeks
And to Manhattan sweep me away?”
No more, no less
In pools of water after all the rain has left I see your gaze
No more, no less
I’m longing for a Neverland where I can make you oh so happy
In my dreams we fly away from all the pain and school bell rings
To a city that never sleeps and I can see you smile all day
And I can show you just how beautiful complications can be
From the roof top I can lean in close and whisper in your ear:
“Can you see, its not the same, the stars are spelling out your name”
And the moon can only frown because it will never be as beautiful as you
I’m dreaming of Manhattan
Dreaming of where we are so in love
I can make you oh so happy


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    General Commentthis song freaking kicks ass, i love the lyics and it definitely makes me think of my girlfriend whenever i listen to it
    jiggamouse33on June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the embodiment of every dream i have.
    my boyfriend and i, as naive as it sounds, are planning on moving to manhattan as soon as we graduate.
    "dreaming of manhattan" fits so perfectly...
    it's hard to believe i didn't write it myself. (not that i could ever write that well...)
    ArcaneAbreactionon December 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics of this song are awesome..exactly how I feel right now. Does anyone know where I can hear this song?
    budecksteron January 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone else find it hilarious that max&coby moved there for a year, and then promptly moved back to los angeles?
    trinketon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. But is it called Dreaming of Manhattan or just Manhattan? It's on here as both. :x
    lovers requiemon June 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits just manhatten

    anyway most amazing song ever
    my fav. by far
    it is just cute and poetic
    i want to move to manhatten when i get older
    this song expresses every feeling im dying to feel
    triceraemerieon September 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits just manhatten

    anyway most amazing song ever
    my fav. by far
    it is just cute and poetic
    i want to move to manhatten when i get older
    this song expresses every feeling im dying to feel
    triceraemerieon September 27, 2007   Link

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