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Dreamers

Lyrics and Music ©2011 by Bill Roper


I started this song at Marcon. For one reason or another, it took nearly a year to get around to finishing it.

That's ok. I think it was worth waiting for.

(Chorus)
Am7             Em7           G
Your dream is a good dream.
D             C       D
Your dream is fine.
                       Am7/G
I watch the water roll down the stream
      G/D                 D       C/G
And I know it'll never be mine.
                 G/D
You dream of the warm and green
    Am7                         D        C/G
And I dream of the dark and the cold.
                 G/D
You dream of the world you've seen
    Am                           D       Em7
And I just see the world growing old.


(Em7)           Am7         C/G                        D       Em7
I know you're a dreamer  I see it when I look in your eyes.
                Am7                C/G                          D     C/G
You tell me the things you see and I'm afraid you're telling me lies.
               G                     Em7                          A
You speak of a world at peace, where man can live as one with the Earth,
        C/G               Am7                   C/G                       D
But the dream I see there in your eyes is gonna tie me to the world of my birth.


There's a beauty in balance, a rightness to a life on the land.
A place too for prudence, for not consuming all that you can.
And maybe it's wrong of me, thinking that your dreams are too small,
But all I see's the winter that is waiting there to follow the fall.

(Bridge)
C/G        G             D          C/G
I dream of rocket ships, I dream of stars.
C/G        G             D                  Am
I dream of man expanding past this world of ours,
D                          C                       G
For in a finite world, all things must reach their end
    Em                               Am7           D
And waiting for the twilight's not a dream I can defend.


I know that you love this world, and you should know that I love her too.
I hate the balance that would keep me from the things I must do,
For I would break your peace and roll the dice to pay for the plan.
I'd gamble our poor world away to buy an infinite future for man.

(Chorus twice)
    Am                           D
And I just see the world growing old.