"Dreams" as written by and Burton Cummings Domenic Troiano....
I was lost and tossed on a misty morning by a drunken sailor
and the genie in the bottle let me down,
I was raised on Cain, in the name of the Father and the Mother
and the brother and the other who was never even round,
On a windswept coast with the Black Knight falling
I was heard to be calling that my ship and all its crew were going down,
As the sun ran slowly by a childhood rivulet a jeweled King summoned me,
commanding that I run and tell the town,
Saw you, saw me, run quickly now,
Run and hide away,
Run and hide today.

In a room in a castle full of faceless lovers
I was cut and bleeding and the image in the mirror struck me down,
I was chased and beaten by a well-drilled team of little men
breathing colors and abandoned in a coffin in the ground,
As a pale young virgin made a meal of a martyr
she was hailed as Holy by the only ones who stood and held their ground,
When a bright Mona Lisa with the eyes of a tiger read a new proclamation
I was stricken from her list and never found,
Saw you, saw me, run quickly now,
Run and hide away,
Run and hide today.
Seems they come and go so quickly,
Disappear like sunlight in the evening,
And they may not ever be explained.

Seems like they come and go so quickly,
Disappearin' in the air like a breath of wind,
And they may not ever be explained,
And I woke up thinkin' I was dyin',
If you find one hang on with all you got
Way down deep, deep in your soul,
For it may not ever come again,
And I woke up crying like a baby,
Hey yay yay yay
No they may not ever be explained.


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"Dreams" as written by Domenic Troiano Burton Cummings

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    General Commentthis song is about dreams and how they dont mean a thing
    lordnecronon July 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think you're right lordnecron. I never got this before, that all the imagery is dreams. I kept trying to make sense of it and forgot the title.

    But I think you're missing the part that is real, the "Saw you, Saw me" line. I think this is a girl that keeps popping into the dreams, a forbidden love that they have to hide away from.

    She comes back in the coda "If you find one hang on with all you got Way down deep, deep in your soul, For it may not ever come again, And I woke up crying like a baby".

    I love the imagery in this song, so contemporary. The genie in the bottle (the Christina Aguilara song), the pale young virgin who made a meal of a martyr and was hailed as Holy by the only ones who stood and held their ground.

    Listen to this with headphones on. It's a really beautiful song.
    TheBeckleson July 18, 2008   Link

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