Dreaming

Album: Eat To The Beat (1979)
Charted: 2 27
  • 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 dreamin'
    Dreamin' is free
    Dreamin', dreaming is free

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

    Beat feet, walking a two-mile
    Meet me, 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 dreamin'
    Dreamin' is free
    Dreamin', dreamin' is free

    Dreamin', dreamin' is free
    Dreamin', dreamin' is free Writer/s: CHRIS STEIN, DEBORAH HARRY
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Lionheart from Newport Richey Florida.Dreaming could be a mind dream happening in yr mind. Well you know dreaming is free. The music sorta gets yr mind to drift, then the words make u dream in another direction.
  • Mark from Swindon UkThis song is based on the film "Brief Encounter" .
  • AnonymousMate, ‘measure’ just means a shot.
    Is why she chooses a cup of tea
  • Alex from London This was a live take, movie or a measure is clearly an offer of movie or a drink. Open-ended enough, measure is from the days of spirits measured out ..... But said awesome drumming! Long live Keith!
  • Marc from UdmurtiyaHaving played music in school for 9 years, I took "...movie or a measure..." to be that she was asked to a film or to a music show, concert, live jazz bar or dance hall etc. ...something with music.
  • Steve from OttawaThe pounding drums of Dreaming make it almost unique. A fabulous song. The video is a scream, with a bunch of embarrassed new wavers sitting in a wall.
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