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Behind the Wall of Sleep by The Smithereens Songfacts
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: Jean Shrimpton was a model in the '60s, and Bill Wyman was the bass player in The Rolling Stones.
John - Los Angeles, CA
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The song was written by Pat Dinuzio for a bass player of an all girls group called the Bristols out of Boston whom he met while making an album there.
George - Usa
The model mentioned, Jean Shrimpton, one of her nicknames was "The Shrimp".
Annabella - Middle Of Nowhere
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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