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"In Dreams" by Roy Orbison

A candy-colored clown they call the sandman
Tiptoes to my room every night
Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper:
"Go to sleep, everything is alright"

I close my eyes
Then I drift away
Into the magic night
I softly say
A silent prayer
Like dreamers do
Then I fall asleep
To dream my dreams of you

In dreams...I walk with you
In dreams...I talk to you
In dreams...Your mine

All of the time
We're together
In dreams...In dreams

But just before the dawn
I awake and find you gone
I can't help it...I can't help it
If I cry
I remember
That you said goodbye
To end all these things
And I'll be happy in my dreams
Only in dreams
In beautiful dreams



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    wcs10622Apr 2, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    I think that "that you said goodbye" was a substitute for "the day that you died". Remember, Roy lost two sons in a fire and his wife in a motorcycle accident. He's dreaming he's with them.

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