“dreaming is free”

dreaming can be all we have –
reality gets turned to dust
when here among the vagary
and ruins of our crumbled trust
we find shortcomings, weaknesses,
and darkness that none else may see;
but there is hope, or can be, since
dreaming is still free

there’s what we mean and what we say:
we stumble o’er each “should” or “must”,
and wander in complacency,
each boom turned into one more bust;
we find shortcomings, weaknesses,
and limits in locality –
but there is this: a different us
for dreaming is still free

it’s dreaming makes us better than
whatever past transgressions be —
for love is thought turned into act,
and dreaming
is free


There are a lot of cover versions of this song, but I really like the very straightforward version below:


When I met you in the restaurant
You could tell I was no debutante
You asked me what’s my pleasure
A movie or a measure?
I’ll have a cup of tea
And tell you of my
Dreaming
Dreaming is free

I don’t want to live on charity
Pleasure’s real or is it fantasy?
Reel to reel is living rarity
People stop and stare at me
We just walk on by,
We just keep on
Dreaming

Feet feet, walking a two mile
Meet meet, meet me at the turnstile
I never met him, I’ll never forget him
Dream dream, even for a little while
Dream dream, filling up an idle hour
Fade away, radiate

I sit by and watch the river flow
I sit by and watch the traffic go
Imagine something of your very own
Something you can have and hold
I’d build a road in gold
Just to have some
Dreaming
Dreaming is free

Dreaming
Dreaming is free

Dreaming
Dreaming is free

By – Deborah Harry & Chris Stein

Author: Sibelius Russell

Sibelius Russell (a/k/a/ Owen "Beleaguered" Servant) lives a life of whimsical servitude -- whatever that means.

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