At the end of the day when all had been done
And all had been said
In the kitchen laughing with you
Before I went to bed
My face in the light illuminated
Untroubled and safe
As your face is shining upon me
A love that would never cease
Out where the cold wind blows
It rocks my childhood sleep
And up in the starry skies
And further out to sea
Late in time when it will come
I see it in my dreams
At night with the cold wind blowing
At night with the cold wind blowing outside
Gone the dream, it's all faded now
Gone the dream, it's all faded now
Take me home
Hours pass ticking slowly
Lying wide awake
All across the land the lights are out
Under an open sky
I feel for you and everybody
Dreaming in your beds
I'm feeling lost, there is nothing
Nothing more than this
Going out where the cold wind blows
It rocks my childhood sleep
And up in the starry skies
And further out to sea
Late in time when it will come
I see it in my dreams
At night with the cold wind blowing
At night with the cold wind blowing


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    No comments? I think it's a guy dreaming of a everlasting love.

    "Gone the dream, it's all faded now" - he wakes up and realises he is only dreaming.

    He empathises with those in a similar situation to him "I feel for you and everybody, dreaming in your beds".

    Beautiful song, one of Ash's best.

    telekon15on June 16, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    This is a great song. Depressing, but great.

    I think the first part is reminiscing about childhood in its innocence and security. Maybe padding around the kitchen in footed pjs getting a milk before he went to sleep.

    Then he sings about a cold wind rocking his childhood sleep. Rocking in reference to a cradle - down came baby, cradle and all, symbolic of the real world ('out where the cold wind blows') stealing the life he knew in the glow of the kitchen in the first part.

    I think the contrast is the childhood bedtime versus the man lying awake, the cozy drifting off to sleep of the one, the insomniac ('hours pass') alone in a sleeping city with his cold ('nothing more than this') adult life. I think 'gone the dream' refers to the death of the safe childhood world, replaced by the 'nothing more than this' reality.

    I also wonder if the face shining upon him of the first part is a loved one that later died?

    squareon February 18, 2008   Link
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    maternal love?

    _space_on April 11, 2013   Link

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