Woke up on a good day
And the world was wonderful
A midnight summer dream had me in its spell.

I dreamt about an old man
Sat and watched the rain all night
He couldn't sleep a wink as all the drops fell.

He told me of the beauty
Hidden in our foreheads
He told me of the ugliness
We show instead.

And when we put a foot wrong do we learn
From all the pain
A midnight summer dream as he watched the rain.

Then at midnight he poured another drink
And bent my ear
After midnight we sat up half the night
Or maybe more
And he began to tell me what it was all for

I woke up in an armchair
He had gone i don't know where
Left me there to sit and look at the rain
Don't remember much at all
But his words were echoing
A midnight summer dream and then wake again.

Maybe I'll never find him
Maybe he's gone forever
Maybe I'll have to sit here
Watching weather.

One thing's pretty certain helped me
Make it in the night
Showed me somewhere else besides wrong and right
And at midnight if you can't sleep
Then I can bend your ear
After midnight we'll sit up half the night
Or maybe more
And I'll begin to tell you what it is all for.

Wake up on a good day and the world
Feels wonderful
Midnight summer dream has me in its spell.

Lyrics submitted by Cpt-Sensible

"Midnight Summer Dream" as written by Brian John Duffy David Greenfield

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song always reminded me of T.S. Eliot's "Gerontion." First two lines:

    HERE I am, an old man in a dry month,
    Being read to by a boy, waiting for rain.
    BlueSundayon March 13, 2013   Link
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    General CommentVery peculiar,mysterious and beautiful song...
    armagezonon April 26, 2010   Link

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