"Dream Letter" as written by and Buckley....
Lady time fly away
I've been thinking 'bout my yesterday
Oh, please listen darlin' to my empty prayers
Sleep inside my dreams tonight
All I need to know tonight are you and my child

Oh, is he a soldier or is he a dreamer?
Is he mama's little man?
Does he help you when he can?
Or does he ask about me?

Just like a soldier boy
I been out fighting wars
That the world never knows about
But I never win them loud
There's no crowds around me

But when I get to thinkin'
'Bout the old days
When love was here to stay
I wonder if we'd ever tried
Oh, what I'd give to hold him.


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"Dream Letter" as written by Buckley

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    General CommentTim wrote this song about wondering what his son (Jeff) was like, he'd never really had much to do with him before. He laments about leaving Jeff and his mother. It's so beautiful and sad...
    Kezon June 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentneva heard tis song but the lyrics r amazing.. read it wit tears in my eyes
    floreon February 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentneva heard tis song but the lyrics r amazing.. read it wit tears in my eyes
    floreon February 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou should listen to Live in London, the greatest version ever.
    hartwonon December 11, 2005   Link
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    Song Meaning"Just like our soldier boy, I'm out fighting wars that no one knows about."

    This is not only him acknowledging that his son is going to struggle in society without him around, but also an admittance of secret substance abuse, the very thing which did him in. Eerie.
    gipson1020on August 20, 2015   Link
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    General CommentDidn't Tim choose not to see Jeff? I don't get why he's so sad.
    Harmony4on April 10, 2010   Link

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