He is down by the riverside
Late one night
He's tryin' to count the stars
In each of the signs
All alone by the riverside

And time passes by
Gathering thoughts of the past
And maybe he'll cry

So they say he's a madman
And he don't understand
But I know that he's tryin' hard
To act like a man
All those years he has suffered,
My friends

All those years of pain
But I don't think he knows for sure
If those years were in vain
He's a dreamer

And he's fightin' for his life
He's tryin' to understand
He's a dreamer

But he wants to carry on
Yet I know he's a lonely man

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    General CommentI remember the first time I listened to this song, I was pumped from listening to In The Future To Come, so when I heard the first ten seconds of it, I skipped it because I wasn't in the mood. Later, I decided to give the song another chance, and when I listened to the lyrics, I was shocked because they reminded me so much of myself:
    I do think about the past too much
    I do cry a little more often than most guys
    People do think I'm crazy, and maybe I sort of am
    There are tons of things everyone else understands, that I don't
    I do try to act mature, but I always fail miserably it seems
    I won't say my life has been filled with suffering though
    And I do think I've wasted a lot of my life
    I would love to live in my own perfect world, but a lot of people do I suppose, but I do seem to spend a little too much time in it
    I have occasionally fought "for my life" against suicide
    But I'm not ready to die and I "want to carry on"
    And I feel very lonely A LOT

    I guess this is the song that is most accurate to my life that I know of.

    But I suppose this song WAS more likely written about someone who lost a lot of friends, suffered from a mental illness, or kept working to fulfill a dream that never came true and people called him crazy for believing in.
    Xanofaron January 28, 2008   Link

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