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I had a dream all about you
You held a gun to my head
With eyes of remorse
You said "well, of course
This is how is has to end

I used to dream of the water
Filling our house like the sea
The TV was dead
The waves made my bed
The sky was calling out to me

When you wish upon a star…

I dreamed that the sun had exploded
Starting a fire at the school
But we were okay
Hiding beneath the stage
While it killed all the bigots and tools

Then in my dream, this one lady
With a red dress and helicopter hair
Was killing them all
At the shopping mall
With the sentences that you never had said

When you wish upon a star
The city lights are all they are…

You sometimes talk in your sleep dear
In languages spoken no more
Though you never wake
My only mistake
Is wanting to know what you're longing for

Now I drink too much to sleep softly
So dreams, when they come, are of chores
Of process and work
The monsters that lurk
Are in newspaper headlines once more

When we wish upon a star
It’s just the headlights of a car
So when I wake I'm still dreaming
Of waking up again...

Wake me up again…


from A Brief Case Of Madness, released August 16, 2013
Tom Dickins: Vocals
Sally Christiansen: Vocals
Stive Collins: Drums, more drums, extra drums, percussion, drums
Gemma O'Connor: Vocals


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Tom Dickins Melbourne, Australia

Musician. Maker of things. Breaker of other things. Sometimes alone. Sometimes with co conspirators. Most recent album with the Punintentionals.

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