"In Dreams I Dance with You" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
You remind me of a snowflake
That falls while comets hit the earth,
Destroying buildings and trees.
But you are so light in the air,
You never disrupt a thing.

Orenda, if you were here
I could walk through you,

In my bed at night I dream you're a ghost
That only cats can see.
Some nights you talk to me.
Some nights you sing me to sleep,
While moonlight showers the room.

Orenda, if you were here
I could walk through you,

In dreams I dance with you.
We dance the best in the kitchen.
While murderers and rapists surround the house.
We don't care,
Because our house is made of feathers.
They wouldn't dare.
In dreams I dance with you,
Though our bodies are made out of wood.

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    General Commentwow
    i love this song.
    bitter_stringson December 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song gets all random in the end and it is BEAUTIFUL. Actually the whole thing is beautiful, the imagery of a dainty crystal snowflake that falls while chaos and destruction is going on symbolizing the perfect loveliness of a certain person despite the tragedies that go on daily. And they dance despite the horrors outside their house of feathers, they will not be disturbed.
    sanguineon April 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love the imagery the first verses bring about in my mind, slow motion polarized film closeup shot of a single snowflake falling amidst the world ending.

    to me, it's about a person you consider your calm center in a world of chaos, but also someone who you have to dream into being, because you can't be with them in reality for whatever reason. distance, death, still in the closet, etc.

    "in my bed at night
    I dream you're a ghost that only cats can see
    some nights you talk to me
    some nights you sing me to sleep
    while moonlight showers the room,"

    that reminds me of memories of people you bring about before you fall asleep at night. why? because when you remember someone, it's almost as if they're with you...at least, in thought. that's how i imagine memories. they're like ghosts of people, or rather, ghosts of what they were to you, anyway.

    Edited by delial on May 28 2008, at 03:10AM

    delialon July 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentreally good song the last part is kinda strange but i think its the best part, he uses really good imagery
    Sunset Rubdownon November 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song just seems like a perfectly normal love song.

    Well, normal by of Montreal's standerds anyways.
    wobo woboon July 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics at the end always through me off, but then I realized it's supposed to be describing the dream. Once you look at it that way, the absurdity makes total sense.
    YerGhoston November 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWho is Oranda?
    Seezleon January 07, 2010   Link
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    General Comment^i have always assumed that the song was referencing orenda fink?
    annabelleeon April 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe last part is just poetry.
    Even if you think we can't (Though our bodies are made out of wood ), we will be happy.
    TheFunkadelicon October 31, 2010   Link

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