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Behind the Wall of Sleep

by

The Smithereens



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In this song, the singer has very strong feelings for a girl that he can't attain. All he can do is think about her in his dreams.
There are some references to real people in this song: Jeanie Shrimpton was a model in the '60s, and Bill Wyman was the bass player in The Rolling Stones. (thanks, John - Los Angeles, CA)
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Comments (2):

Some of the coolest lyrics from one of the best songs of the 80s!
- John, Beltsville, MD
This song is very powerful and It reminds me of college about this goth chick I was in love with at the time. I still dream of her behind the wall of sleep...
- Jim, Long Beach, CA
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