With life just begun
My sleeping new son
Has eyes that roll back in his head
They flutter and dart
He slows down his heart
And pictures a world past his bed
Its hard to believe
As I watch you breathe
Your mind drifts and weaves
When you dream
What do you dream about
When you dream
What do you dream about
Do you dream about music
Or mathematics
Or planets too far for the eye?
Do you dream about Jesus
Or quantum mechanics
Or angels who sing lullabyes?
His fontanelle pulses
With lives that he's lived
With memories hell learn to ignore
And when it is closed
He already knows
Hes forgotten all he knew before
But when sleep sets in
History begins
But the future will win
When you dream
What do you dream about?
When you dream
What do you dream about?
Are they colored or black and white
Yiddish or English or languages not yet conceived?
Are they silent or boisterous?
Do you hear noises
Just loud enough to be perceived?
Do you hear Del Shannons Runaway
Playing on transistor radio waves?
With so little experience
You might not get cognicent
Are you wise beyond your few days?
When you dream
What do you dream about?
(REPEAT CHORUS)
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When You Dream Lyrics

Barenaked Ladies – When You Dream Lyrics

Songwriters: PAGE, STEVEN/ROBERTSON, ED
When You Dream lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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