"The Dark Is Rising" as written by Jonathan Donahue, Sean Mackowiak and Jeffrey Mercel....
I dreamed of you on my farm
I dreamed of you in my arms
But dreams are always wrong
I never dreamed I'd hurt you
I never dreamed I'd lose you
In my dreams, I'm always strong
And now the creek is rising
And all my bridges burnt

I always dreamed of big crowds
Plooms of smoke and high clouds
But dreams don't last for long
I have my suspicions
When the stars are in position
All will be revealed

But I know that until then
Unless the stars surrender
All will be concealed
And now the snow is falling
And all my fences torn

I know you need someone
And I can hear someone
Somewhere in this song
I dreamed that I was walking
And the two of us were talking
Of all life's mysteries
But words that flow between friends
Winding streams, without end
I wanted you to see

But it can seem surprising
When you find yourself alone
And now the dark is rising
And a brand new moon is born
I always dreamed I'd love you
I never dreamed I'd lose you
In my dreams, I'm always strong


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"The Dark Is Rising" as written by Jonathan Donahue Jeffrey Mercel

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    General Commentthis isn't music, this is a work of art. it's amazing.
    winterboxblueson February 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is perfect...if you dream about someone you can relate to it.
    bright eyes burn meon January 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentReminds me of a storybook tale, only the ending is not the perfect happiness that was envisioned. Amidst the dreams of grandeur - "big crowds, plooms of smoke and high clouds" - and dreams of simplicity - "I dreamed that I was walking, and the two of us were talking" - the real life vision is lost. There is a sense of both loneliness and optimism in the song which I completely relate to. Reminds me of the "perfect" girl I was with that I slowly let slip away because I wanted to be "perfect" with her, instead of being me, with all my weaknesses as well as strengths. And I never dreamed I'd lose her either, but am left wondering about her still. This song is amazing.
    tubesockson August 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is overpowering. i love how the music flares up at intervals into this glorious overblown instrumental kind of sound, and then it goes back to the wistful, low-key vocals... the lyrics are sad and lovely, too.
    Lakemanon June 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell said brighteyes - i can totally relate to that
    dudleyjon January 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis will always be my favourite song... it reminds me of the woman I love, who sadly lives quite a distance away... :(
    It also reminds her of me, because I introduced her to Rev when I sent her a Rev compilation CD...
    I love this song, it can be so... I don't know how to describe it, really. Other than amazing and perfect. I have to listen to it now.
    Darth924on June 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow this song really really kicked me in the balls. im fucking crying my eyes out right now. it reminds me of how i loved this girl and i ended up hurting her which i never wanted to happen but my dreams were always perfect.. but the outcome is neevr really that great
    sbailey85on July 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy girlfriend left for college a few weeks ago and this week i realized just how much i miss her.. we are still together but she seems so far away i ahd a dream that she came by my house and woke me up.. i fet so depressed when i woke up.. this song relates to my situation so well.
    Goodbyeforeveron August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI remember for my GCSE drama piece...i got my group to have this song at the end of the play...worked really well, our play was about a man driven to extreme stress, and ends up killing his wife...tis was the last scene where he kills her
    samwoodall185on October 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song epitomises dramatic effect in music to the extreme. Powerful for many, i've spoken to many people (online comments inclusive) who relate the song to lost love, or regrets in love. Having seen this song performed live, in a cosy club, up front!!, Its as momentus as an eclipse when you're sharing the silent moment, in a crowd of strangers, all bonding over one song/memory/person. (hope that makes sense)
    shockdelicaon March 24, 2003   Link

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