Dreams Old Men Dream Lyrics

Cold War Kids


publisher: ©DOWNTOWN MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
writers: Jonathan Russell, Matthew Aveiro, Matthew Maust, Nathan Willett
album: Track 10 in album Loyalty to Loyalty
release date: 2008-9-22
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Blues Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:16

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Cold War Kids Loyalty to Loyalty cover art
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Thought I was laying in the gutter in
Milk cartons and bones
But I was standing on a mountain top
Looking over your homes
Thought I was laying in my garden with
My hands deep in soil
But I was there on an island
Shooting flares at you both
Thought I was soothing like a violin
Confessing new rain
But I was piping like a trumpet
Frantic but faint
Thought I was built like a building's built
On concrete and stone
I realized I'm just a hack actor
Finished playing my role

You're reading my thoughts
Dreams old men dreams
It's just like when we were kids
We'd lay around wondering
We try to listen to what they said

Thought I was writing for a hundred hours
Looking straight into me
But I was reading on the newspaper obituary
Thought I was nervous like mail man
Reading your letters dear
But I was at our anniversary
Toasting thirty years

You're reading my thoughts
Dreams old men dream
It's just like when we were kids
We'd lay around wondering
We try to listen to what they say x2

Push my piano outside
I don't care x2
Meet the media black sky
I don't care x2
The neighbors will complain
Let them stare x2
Who knows where the time goes
I don't care x2

What would you think of me if I told you
I haven't slept in weeks
I've been up chasing my childhood with a pen
These are dreams old men dream


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Against Privacy
  • 2 Mexican Dogs
  • 3 Every Valley Is Not a Lake
  • 4 Something Is Not Right With Me
  • 5 Welcome to the Occupation
  • 6 Golden Gate Jumpers
  • 7 Avalanche in B
  • 8 I've Seen Enough
  • 9 Every Man I Fall For
  • 10 Dreams Old Men Dream
  • 11 On the Night My Love Broke Through
  • 12 Relief
  • 13 Cryptomnesia