"Cheatin' In Your Dreams" as written by and John S. Parr....
You see me now as large as life, but underneath you knew all too well
The hollow shell, no spark of life
Where once upon a time there beat a heart
For you and you knew it from the start, and you went and blew it all away
And you knew how, oh you knew best
The strings to pull and buttons to press
To wind me up and make me shake, you controlling every move I made
I couldn't see through it, all the pain, and you put me through it
Over and over again, just tell me over and over and over

[Chorus]
How could you say there was no other, why is it nothing's what it seems
You told me I'm your greatest lover, do you even know what that word means
Your lovin' is coolin', baby who ya think you're foolin'
'cause when I woke up I caught you cheatin' in your dreams

When I woke up I caught you cheatin' in your dreams

Stop it! Stop it! Don't you say a word
I feel my hands around her neck and everything went blurred
Broken, broken, she slipped from out my hands
She lay so still and lifeless, I cried baby, baby, baby

[Chorus]

(Cheatin', cheatin', cheatin' in your dreams)

(Cheatin', cheatin', cheatin' in your dreams)

It was my dumb luck, I just came unstuck
My whole world shook, I'd had about enough
When I woke up, I caught you cheatin' in your dreams

(Cheatin', cheatin', cheatin' in your dreams)


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"Cheatin' in Your Dreams" as written by John Parr

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    Song MeaningI'm not sure what the meaning of the song but here is my opinion. It starts with a man who loves a woman (there beat a heart for you). She had a certain power over him (you controlling every move I made) and she abused that power (all the pain and you put me through it). She breaks his heart by cheating on him whether it is actually physically sleeping with someone else or just fantasizing about another or both. The lines “you told me I’m your greatest lover, do you even know what that word means” and “you lovin’ is coolin’” makes me think she took the relationship less seriously than him. I think she said the name of her other lover, whether it be in her sleep or during an intimate moment (Stop it! Don’t you say a word). Out of anger he strangles her (I feel my hands around her neck) and now he has lost her (she slipped from out my hands). The line “Say lay so still and lifeless” makes me believe he killed her.
    ZoeeHunteron August 09, 2013   Link

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