We Live as We Dream, Alone Lyrics

Gang of Four


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Andy Gill, Jon King
album: Track 3 in album Songs of the Free
release date: 1982
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul
styles: Leftfield/Alternative Rock/Disco
length: 3:38
writer: Andy Gill, Jon King

Cover Art

Gang Of Four Songs of the Free cover art
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Everybody is in too many pieces
No-man's land surrounds our desires
To crack the shell we mix with others
Some lie in the arms of lovers

The city is the place to be
With no money you go crazy
I need an occupation!
You have to pay for satisfaction

We live as we dream, alone
To crack the shell we mix with the others
Some flirt with fascism
Some lie in the arms of lovers

We live as we dream, alone [Repeat: x5]

Everybody is in too many pieces
No-man's-land surrounds me!
With no money we'll all go crazy
(we apologize)

Man and woman need to work
It helps us define ourselves
We were not born in isolation
But sometimes it seems that way

We live as we dream, alone [Repeat: x5]

We live as we dream, alone
The space between our work and its product
Some fall into fatalism
As if it started this way

We live as we dream, alone [Repeat: x3]

We live as we dream, alone
(We live as we dream, alone)
We live as we dream, alone
(We were not born in isolation)
We live as we dream, alone
(But sometimes it seems that way)

(The space between our work and its product)

We live as we dream, alone
We live as we dream, alone
(As if it always must be this way)
We live as we dream, alone
We live as we dream, alone
We live as we dream, alone
(With no money we'll all go crazy)


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Call Me Up
  • 2 I Love a Man in a Uniform
  • 3 We Live as We Dream, Alone
  • 4 It Is Not Enough
  • 5 Life! It’s a Shame
  • 6 I Will Be a Good Boy
  • 7 The History of the World
  • 8 Muscle for Brains
  • 9 Of the Instant