"Don't Dream It's Over" as written by and Neil Mullane Finn....
There is freedom within, there is freedom without
Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
There's a battle ahead, many battles are lost
But you'll never see the end of the road
While you're traveling with me

Hey now, hey now
Don't dream it's over
Hey now, hey now
When the world comes in
They come, they come
To build a wall between us
We know they won't win

Now I'm towing my car, there's a hole in the roof
My possessions are causing me suspicion but there's no proof
In the paper today tales of war and of waste
But you turn right over to the T.V. page

Hey now, hey now
Don't dream it's over
Hey now, hey now
When the world comes in
They come, they come
To build a wall between us
We know they won't win

Now I'm walking again to the beat of a drum
And I'm counting the steps to the door of your heart
Only the shadows ahead barely clearing the roof
Get to know the feeling of liberation and relief

Hey now, hey now
Don't dream it's over
Hey now, hey now
When the world comes in
They come, they come
To build a wall between us
Don't ever let them win


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"Don't Dream It's Over" as written by Neil Mullane Finn

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    General CommentI seriusly have no clue what it is about ... Maybe it is about the war between wanting to love and not wanting to love. Or it could be about love in the midst of a war and he is saying he will protect her.
    white_stone_3on June 21, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningWell, as I can see, everyone has there own feeling about this song. It might have been about something historical to some while it might just be a love song to others like me. I guess it what your heart tells you and this is what my heart says.

    At this moment, I am in love with someone and I think he is in love with me too. But of course, the world will keep us apart even if we are each other true love.

    Sometimes it is hard. Battling in my head trying to figure out if this is all right. And of course, thinks that it is over. How can he possible love me? But then, something happen and I am back in love and thinking that it is possible but knowing somewhere in my heart, it might not. But I still think of him.

    "Hey now, hey now
    Don't dream it's over
    Hey now, hey now
    When the world comes in
    They come, they come
    To build a wall between us
    We know they won't win"
    FionaInLoveon November 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMy feelings about this song. My son passed away this year, he was 23. He was a passenger in a vehicle that turned over and landed in a foot of water. He drowned. I have been looking for signs from him since. For the past 3 weeks, I had this song stuck in my mind. However, I knew only the words..."hey now hey now, don't dream it's over." I thought about it day and night and could not get it out of my mind. Even at night. So, I woke up in middle of the night and thought....I have to get up and look up the lyrics to this...I felt compelled to do so. But I waited until the morning at 7:30 am and ran to my computer, knowing that it would be profound. It was. Does anyone have any thoughts on what this means? I know he sent it to me.
    LeisaJon June 10, 2013   Link

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