How does someone with nothing end
up with so much to show for it
All kinds of people, places, and things,
your cheap doormats and decorations
And to think it was all just a dream,
one fantastic hallucination

Keep on polishing your golden
wall of trophies and self portraits
We'll just smile and wait till he knocks off
your designer rose colored glasses
And you'll see what we see nothing but
old dust, peeled paint, and broken glasses

A simple imprint imagined
I was the hill we walked
I was the walk that swung from your legs
I was your words wet cast in my thoughts
Those who say dreams are just dreams
say words end when you can't hear them
Listen closely as they fade
and witness the world's construction

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    General CommentThis. is a GREAT song.
    jdianeon December 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis band is great
    terezatomason April 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti almost came listening to this last nite. those sighs in the background. ugh! beautiful.

    anyways, it seems to be about the importance of dreams and imagination altogether. fucking lovely.
    halfmastodonon November 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think is best song on the album. The harmony is perfect.
    jesusriceon October 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe great thing about School of Seven Bells is that their lyrics are always sort of hard to hear and so the song just sounds beautiful and isn't shoving any themes down your throat, but when you look them up, you realize that they're actually really meaningful and carefully planned. I like how especially the last verse seems to reference the Biblical creation through words: "in the beginning was the word" or whatever. This whole song is like a beautiful dream.
    greed22on December 26, 2010   Link

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