Halloween

Album: Before These Crowded Streets (1998)
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  • Hey little dreamer's eyes open and staring up at me
    Oh little lonely eyes open and radiant

    Wait until I come and I will steal you
    Wait until I come I'll take your soul
    Wait until I come and I will steal you
    Wait until I come and I will go

    Darlin' dreamin in the night
    Shadows on the windows
    Lead oh and everyone go
    Well leave me on the night
    I will give you lightning
    I will not relinquish light

    Oh little dreamer eyes open and raving here

    Wait until I come and see you little girl
    When we come I'll leave with you too
    When we come I'll let you come low

    Hey we'll leave it all behind
    Oh and then the nightmares
    I'll fill them in good time
    Oh they will seat your mind
    When the light hits
    And you maybe'll ask me

    Why do you run around here
    Why do you come inside of me
    Why does it rip me out in dream
    Why then why then watch this little fuck

    Going away

    Why this lonely
    Why this lonely
    Why this lonely love

    Why this lonely
    Why this lonely
    Why this lonely love

    Halloween
    Carry on
    Bury all
    Bury all
    Bury all
    Bury all
    Bury all

    And in this dream
    Tell us are you satisfied with fucking

    Don't walk away
    Don't walk away
    Don't walk away
    I'm talking to you

    Love is hell
    Love is hell
    Love is hell
    Love this I'll tame you

    Love
    Love
    Love
    Love this not me here

    Love
    Love
    Love
    Love him up to you Writer/s: DAVID JOHN MATTHEWS
    Publisher: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 13

  • Jahbra from 19126, Paok wes bryan you know best so give it up, please let us morons know. Bro that hatred alone, speaks from your crazied facination that you know all. Stop trying and just give your input. That's all we are looking for here. Go to the trading and taping sites; then you will understand. not in a mean way but i have had probs too. Just dont say that here, cause we are just lookin' for meaning. That's all. GD and DMB rock! after all DMB did buy the whole GD touring soungstage three days after Jerry passed. Yea all three stages and Healy for a few shows.
  • Wes Bryan from Madison, Algeriaif you believe this song is written about ashley then you my friend are a f--ktard. and if you dont know who julia grey is then you are obviously not a big enough fan to be commenting on his songs
  • Ryan from Littleton, CoHe wrote this about Ashley, his current wife when his marriage proposals were repeatedly shot down. Not sure who Julia Grey is...
  • Tony from Stillwater, OkI've heard this song live twice and while it was not my favorite on his albums it is hands down my favorite live song Dave performs. I saw it recently with Tim Reynolds playing along and it was the single greatest live song I've ever heard. The energy and passion was unbelievable.
  • D from Arizona, AzI think that he left them out because it is really the only vulgarity on the album. They would have been required to put a parental advisory on the album had the lyrics been included as proof. Since he changes the lyrics everytime he sings the songs, and improv/mumbles a lot of them, noone can prove that he is cursing on the album and thus they can sell more records and still be known as a fairly mainstream act.
  • Chris from Kalamazoo, MiOne of the most underrated Dave song's ever.

    I highly doubt that at one time none of us has been in a situation with a girl we liked/loved and just wanted to tell them to F**K OFF. But your at the end of the day our feelings are the same.
  • Lyak from Farbanks, AkOn his studio albums yes this song sucks, but I saw him preform this on a DVD from the gorge and let me tell you this song is amazing and much better live, but than again most of the live songs are better.
  • Joshua from Cincinnati, Ohpossibly the worse song by dave of all-time
  • Ash from Charleston, WvI'll bet Julia Grey spends large chunks of every one of her days saying to herself, "Dave Matthews asked me to marry him and I turned him down three times. What the f*** was I thinking???"
  • Locke from Blacksburg, VaI want to hear this song live sooo bad. It is such a great song.
  • Jeremy from Clay, NyHalloween is an amazing song its nothng like any other dave matthews band song....i wish i was one of the lucky ones that have actually have heard it live...i have heard it teased twice though
  • Brad from Boston, MaTheyre omitted because they contain the "F" word- Dave said once he didnt want his mother to read any of his lyrics that had swears (or something to that extent)
  • Peter Hamilton from Brussels, BelgiumIn the album insert of Before These Crowded Streets, the lyrics to Halloween were omitted. I do not know why, but i think that it has something to do with the "unusual" nature of the lyrics in comparison to the bands other songs.
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