Pocketful Of Dreams

Album: Billy Talent III (2009)
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  • Vanities are only charity
    And she makes donations at the Tiffany's,
    Life is hard without a credit card to get by, get by
    She sold her dreams for security
    To a man that now she hardly ever sees
    With a cold martini in her hand, she don't mind, don't mind

    So throw all your luxuries aside
    You can't take them with you when you die
    Still when I look into your
    Eyes are full of dollar signs
    Oh, reach, into a pocketful of dreams
    Oh, now, before they fall out of the seams
    Oh, take a chance, don't matter if you fail
    You're too scared to try cause you might break a nail, oh

    If you design a plastic happiness,
    Then climb the social ladder to the top my friend,
    And don't forget to thank the piggy bank in the sky, so high

    So throw all your luxuries aside
    You can't take them with you when you die
    Still when I look into your
    Eyes are full of dollar signs,
    Oh, reach, into a pocketful of dreams
    Oh, now, before they fall out of the seams
    Oh, take a chance, don't matter if you fail
    You're too scared to try cause you might break a nail
    Oh, reach, into a pocketful of dreams
    Oh, now, before they fall out of the seams
    Oh, take a chance, don't matter if you fail
    You're too scared to try cause you might break a nail, oh

    Woah, oh, oh, oh
    Woah, oh, oh, oh

    Oh, reach, into a pocketful of dreams
    Oh, now, before they fall out of the seams
    Oh, take a chance, don't matter if you fail
    You're too scared to try cause you might break a nail

    Oh, reach, into a pocketful of dreams
    Oh, now, before they fall out of the seams
    Oh, take a chance, don't matter if you fail
    You're too scared to try cause you might break a nail

    Oh, reach, into a pocketful of dreams
    Oh, now, before they fall out of the seams
    Oh, take a chance, don't matter if you fail
    You're too scared to try cause you might break a nail

    Oh, reach, into a pocketful of dreams
    Oh, now, before they fall out of the seams
    Oh, take a chance, don't matter if you fail
    You're too scared to try cause you might break a nail, oh Writer/s: AARON SOLOWONIUK, BEN KOWALEWICZ, IAN D'SA, JON GALLANT
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Justanaudiophile from OntarioI feel as well this reminds me of an old Ballad about a Rich woman begging death to spare her. But instead of a medieval ballad it's a 21st century view of it. It's sad but a lot of people are still like this. Hooking up with people who have wealth for no reason than to be seen with them as arm candy and so they can get all the shiny new baubles and such. I've always loved how Billy Talent has never been afraid to take on modern sociopolitical issues. Or about serious illnesses and mental health issues (This is how it goes, nothing to lose, and Red Flag respectfully) and I feel like years from now Red Flag will be viewed as the millennial version of Pink Floyd's The Wall. Along with both this is how it goes and nothing to lose both being anthems for calling for more open discussion of mental illness and serious life changing issues as well.
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