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And I had a dream
About my old school
And she was there all pink and gold and glittering
I threw my arms around her legs
Came to weeping
(Came to weeping)
Came to weeping
(Came to weeping)

Then I heard your voice as clear as day,
And you told me I should concentrate,
It was all so strange,
And so surreal,
That a ghost should be so practical.

Only if for a night
And the only solution was to stand and fight,
And my body was bruised and
I was set alight,
But you came over me like some holy rite,
And although I was burning,
You're the only light
Only if for a night

The grass was so green against my new clothes,
And I did cartwheels in your honor, dancing on tiptoes
My own secret ceremonials before the service began,
In the graveyard, doing handstands.

And I heard your voice as clear as day,
And you told me I should concentrate,
It was all so strange,
And so surreal,
That a ghost should be so practical.

Only if for a night.
And the only solution was to stand and fight,
And my body was bruised and
I was set alight,
But you came over me like some holy rite,

And although I was burning,
You're the only light.
Only if for a night.

My doe, my dear, my darling,
Tell me what all this sighing's about,
Tell me what all this sighing's about.

And I heard your voice as clear as day,
And you told me I should concentrate,
It was all so strange,
And so surreal,
That a ghost should be so practical.

Only if for a night.
Yeyeyeyeye-yeyeyeyeye-ahhaaaoooh.
Only if for a night.
Yeyeyeyeye-yeyeyeyeyeye-ahhaaaoooh.
Only if for a night.
Yeyeyeyeye-yeyeyeyeyeye-ahhaaaoooh.
Only if for a night.
Yeyeyeyeye-yeyeyeyeyeye-ahhaaaoooh.
Only if for a night.
Yeyeyeyeye-yeyeyeyeyeye-ahhaaaoooh.
Only if for a night.
Yeyeyeyeye-yeyeyeyeyeye-ahhaaaoooh.
Only if for a night.
Yeyeyeyeye-yeyeyeyeyeye-ahhaaaoooh.
Only if for a night.
Yeyeyeyeye-yeyeyeyeyeye-ahhaaaoooh.
Only if for a night



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    UnregisteredSep 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    A visit from the past, in a dream, of someome really important to her, who she really loved and misses. A visit that she brought, by doing her own ceremonial, a rite that only has meaning to her and that beloved person.
  • U
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    UnregisteredAug 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    Probably the inner soul guiding her because in the real world as we know it the soul has no significance however this real world as we know it is only a transitory impulse that would end.
  • U
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    UnregisteredJul 27, 2012 at 11:27 pm
    Being told that the love is over but you refuse to walk away. You hang on even though you realize that you're the only one fighting for it.
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 31, 2012 at 6:19 pm
    Thinking how things could have gone differently, people we leave behind in the past who shape or could have shaped who we are today. Although she is content with her life, she has a yearning for the past 'only if for a night'
  • U
    UnregisteredJul 13, 2012 at 12:19 am
    I think it is about the childhood loss of a beloved teacher who then visited her in a dream as an adult and brought back all those feelings she had had about her as a child.

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