I recall how we lived
On the corner of a bed
And we'd speak of a Swedish room
Of hessian and wood
And we'd talk with our eyes
Of the sweetness in our lives
And tomorrows of rich surprise
Some things we could do

In our madness
We burnt one hundred days
Time takes time to pass
And I still hold some ashes to me
An Occasional Dream

And we'd sleep, oh so close
But not really close our eyes
'Tween the sheets of summer bathed in blue
Gently weeping nights
It was long, long ago
And I can't touch your name
For the days of fater were strong for you
Danced you far from me

In my madness
I see your face in mine
I keep a photograph
It burns my wall with time
An occasional dream
Of mine
An occasional dream
Of mine
An occasional dream
Of mine

Lyrics submitted by saturnine, edited by DaniCaridwen, forestchild

"An Occasional Dream" as written by David Bowie

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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful, how are there only two comments? It's one of my favorites, that's for sure.
    blazedanielleon February 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentA beautiful song about David's first love Hermoine Farthingale. You can just feel the love he must have felt about her. Truly magnificent.
    kymson March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is possibly one of the greatest, most beautiful songs from the Space Oddity album.
    Anilandon October 18, 2006   Link

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