Talking Heads - Dream Operator Lyrics

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When you were little
You dreamed you were big
You must have been something
A real tiny kid

You wish you were me
I wish I was you
Now don't you wake up
The dream will come true

Every dream has a name
And names tell your story
This song is your dream
You're the dream operator

It's bigger than life
You know it's all me
My face is a book
But it's not what it seems

Three angels above
The whole human race
They dream us to life
They dream me a face

And every dream tells it all
And this dream is your story
You dreamed me a heart
You're the dream operator

Shake-it-up dream
Hi-di-ho dream
Fix-it-up dream
Look at me dream
I've been waiting so long
Now I am your dream

Hard to forget
Hard to go on
When you fall asleep
You're out on your own

Let go of your life
Grab on to my hand
Here in the clouds
Where we'll understand

And you dreamed it all
And this is your story
Do you know who you are?
You're the dream operator

And you dreamed it all
And this is your story
Do you know who you are?
You're the dream operator
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Love for Sale
  • 2 Puzzlin' Evidence
  • 3 Hey Now
  • 4 Papa Legba
  • 5 Wild Wild Life
  • 6 Radio Head
  • 7 Dream Operator
  • 8 People Like Us
  • 9 City of Dreams
  • 10 Wild Wild Life (extended mix)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: David Byrne
    album: Track 7 in album True Stories
    release date: 1986-10-7
    popularity : 64 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Stage & Screen
    styles: Alternative Rock/New Wave/Pop Rock/Rock & Roll
    length: 4:39
    drums: Chris Frantz
    vocal: David Byrne
    mixer: Eric Thorngren
    recorded by: Eric Thorngren
    bass: Tina Weymouth
    background vocals: Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth
    guitar: David Byrne
    keyboard: Jerry Harrison
    mastering: Jack Skinner
    composer: David Byrne
    lyricist: David Byrne
    Album Information
    label: Sire Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992551229
    script: Latin