Album: Eat To The Beat (1979)
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  • 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', dreamin' is free

    I don't want to live on charity
    Pleasure's real or is it fantasy?
    Reel to reel is living rarity
    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 (woo), 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', (dream) dreamin' is free
    (Dream) dreamin' is free Writer/s: Chris Stein, Deborah Harry
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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Comments: 12

  • Tom V. from New YorkMeasure is a sexual term as in Shakespeare's play Measure for Measure!
  • Jonathan from Milwaukee, WiA measure is a sexual reference. He's asking her if she wants to see how well endowed he is.
  • Tabatha from CaliforniaListen "a measure" goes with the next line. She'd like a cup of tea... to stay where they are and not go off with him... He wants to take her to a movie but she just wants to sit and have tea and be more cautious...

    I miss roller skating to this and other Blondie songs... met Deborah Harry in the 90s... glad I went to hear her...
  • Peter William Nott from Cheshire United KingdomWow am not a punk fan but music is my Bain Blondie got my attention with dreamin that’s how I lived all my life their intensity showed to me new wave was now the era and this band was the top nothing compares to how much went into the record dreamin drums is godly to say the least and the end shot is STATEMENT MADE LOL if only everyone gave it their all
  • Lisa from Merseyside''a movie or a measure'' means a movie? or a drink ? (in a bar/alcohol). In reality, she has a cup of tea
  • Marvrlous from South GeorgiaBlondie song Dreaming, what is meant by the word a movie or a (Measure? )
  • 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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