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Living In Dreams (a song lyric)

by Mickey 

Posted: 09 February 2005
Word Count: 483
Summary: An attempt at song lyrics


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A few months ago, I confessed to a friend of mine - who is a professional singer - that I wrote poetry. To my surprise, rather than ask if Iíd had anything published, she asked if Iíd ever set any to music? This got me thinking as Iíd never considered writing song lyrics, and - in any case - how can you write words to songs without having a tune to begin with? My friend suggested that I start by writing alternative lyrics to existing songs, and the following is my version of Brian Wilsonís ĎYou Touch Meí (from his ĎGetting In Over My Headí CD)

ĎLiving In Dreamsí

'Romance' for me, it always used to be
In grainy shades of scratchy black and white,
In all those old movies shown on late TV
Where everything would always turn out right.

But I was just living in dreams,
While I was watching the screen.
I never got to find,
The kind of peace of mind,
That..loving..you..has..given..me.


The day you came along, I never can forget.
The way you turned me on, when I switched off the set.
The smile upon your face, as I start kissing you.
The one-to-one embrace, that Iíd been missing too.

Now theyíll be no more living in dreams,
And no more watching that screen.
With celluloid Iím done,
Now Iíve enjoyed the fun,
Of..living..out..my..dreams..with..you.

Now youíre here with me,
I donít need TVÖ
Life is real,
And I feel
The..love..you..give..me


Now youíve turned the camera around on me,
And youíve shown me how true love can really be.
Iím thrilled to discover that, with me and you,
Itís pure Technicolour, with the 'best seat' view

And theyíll be no more living in dreams,
And no more watching a screen,
All on my own at nights.
With all your home delights
The late night featureís us
Itís not vicarious
Oh..how..I..love..you.

Now youíre here with me
I donít need TVÖ
Life is real,
And I feel
This..love..weíre..sharing.


Let me petition and entreat your heart,
And let me audition as your leading part.
Now youíve shown me love I never knew before.
My nameís up in lights, and thereís a star on my door.

Because now Iím living that dream
And now I know what love means.
Now youíre here with me
I just donít need TV
Oh..how..I..love..you

Yeah, now Iím living the dream,
And now I know what love means.
Now Iím living the dream,
And now I know what love means.
Now I'm living the dream
Now I know what love means



(repeat and fade on last two lines)




The only trouble is - I don't suppose anyone but Brian Wilson could ever sing this!! I've also posted this under the 'Songs and Lyrics' discussion forum, although I don't quite understand how anyone can comment on lyrics unless they hear the tune - buy the CD (it's great!)


MICKEY






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