Dead Men Got No Dreams Lyrics

Jerry Jeff Walker


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Jerry Jeff Walker
album: Track 6 in album Five Years Gone
release date: 1969
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Country
length: 2:08

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Jerry Jeff Walker Five Years Gone cover art
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Chorus:
Go ahead and live your life and love it every day
'Cause if you don't, I think you'll see
How it slowly slips away
Till one day you wake and find
All your dreams committed suicide and there you go
You got a dead man on your hands

Now everyone has other lives in mind
Once they've taken care of needs
But won't it blow their minds
How quickly time flies
And that's all to life that there's goin' to be

Bridge:
So be careful what you pretend to be
Choose it well what you think you're goin' to be
'Cause what you pretend is exactly what you'll be

We all admire a man who's free
One who dares to speak his mind
A friend who disagrees without apologies
But I've heard that leads to jail sometimes

Bridge

Now if you've planned to live your life just so
A simple road without a bend
As you walk that line, I think you'll find friend
There's changes down the road you didn't figure in

Chorus







Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Help Me Now
  • 2 Blues in Your Mind
  • 3 Seasons Change
  • 4 About Her Eyes
  • 5 Janet Says
  • 6 Dead Men Got No Dreams
  • 7 Tracks Run Through the City
  • 8 Happiness Is a Good Place to Visit, But It Was So Sad in Fayetteville
  • 9 Courage of Love
  • 10 A Letter Sung to Friends
  • 11 Mr. Bojangles
  • 12 Born to Sing a Dancin' Song