"The You I Created" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
It's hard to know exactly
When my dreams got weird
I tense up and get antsy when you're near
But nightly you appear to me
Ghostly in my head
But I never can remember what you said

It must be something reassuring
Something sweet and kind
Something you would never say in real life
Where does it go in the morning?
It slipped out of my hand
Eating breakfast with my other thoughts
Away from wakeful lands
Where is the you I created?
The you that I adore?
When my eyes are open I don't see you anymore

It's hard for me to fathom
That you disappeared
And turned into exactly what I feared
But every night you sing to me
When my eyes are closed
But I never can remember how it goes

It must be something undeserving
Only in my mind
Something you would never sing on your time
It disappears without warning
It shifts like grains of sand
Galavanting with some other dreams
I didn't understand
Where is the you I created?
The you that I adore?
When my eyes are open I don't see you anymore

But nightly you appear to me
Ghostly in my head
But I never can remember what you said

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    General CommentBrilliant lyrics.
    diehardon August 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentaw i love this one.
    adorabelleon May 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentis this sung by nina twin or by dottie alexander?
    plasticpassssionon October 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI`m pretty sure this is Dottie singing. Nina`s got a bit of an accent.
    rocketchicon December 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMust be a girl/boy that they imagine when they sleep and only hopes that it'll be there in real life. Where is the you I created? the you that i adore?
    LeonDoon March 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's sung by dottie! it was single by my first keyboard, which was dottie's solo project ;)
    reklamationon October 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfor me this song is about someone you know in real life and how they can be so different in your dreams. the subconscious mind paints them in the most beautiful way... you dream about them in the way that you ideally perceive them and your interactions with each other. at one point i was a psychology major and i learned that the subconscious mind can't lie to you the way the conscious mind can. consciously people are sorting through details, senses, and feelings and trying to interpret exactly what it is that they want (so human). the subconscious mind doesn't have this issue, because beneath the humanity of it all everyone needs exactly the same thing from a relationship... to be loved, supported, and have a definite sense of companionship. i'm gonna be honest i haven't heard this song but i love of montreal and i was just clicking around on their lyrics when i found it. it struck me in the weirdest way cause i had a moment just like this last night... waking up to see that that person (or all the people in your life) don't meet that standard. it's really disturbing. when you're in that dream it's like bliss and there aren't any problems, you just understand each other and everything that's going on. it's like pure love. and then to be ripped from that and find yourself searching for it again in a world full of people that are lost and searching for it as well... ugh.

    i'm gonna find this song
    johnovaon November 01, 2009   Link

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