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Song Lyric Sunday – Dream

Song Lyric Sunday

This was a tough decision for me. I’m a big fan of shoegaze, dreampop, sadcore, metalgaze, turntablism, chopped and screwed, dark wave, ethereal wave, and witch house. They are all great genres for creating a go to sleep playlist. I narrowed it down to 5 and decided to go with The Horror by RJD2 (from the 2002 Deadringer album). The video does have a dreamlike quality. Plus, he uses really cool samples in it.

(Time, time, time, time, time)

Time, time, time, time, time to understand the world

Time, time, time, time, time to understand the monster. (Monster, monster, monster, monster.)

(Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)

(Time, time, time, time, time)

Time, time, time, time, time to understand the world

Time, time, time, time, time to understand the world

(Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)

I will amuse myself with terror and murder…

From what grave did I come?

Of what evil mixture was I compounded?

I have time, all the time I need to put an end to you

You’ve come to find me, to destroy the monster. (Monster, monster, monster, monster)

I am real!

(No, no, no) no one

No one is safe

(Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey,

(Time, time, time, time, time) Time, time, time, time, time to understand the world

Time, time, time, time, time to understand the world

Time, time, time, time, time to understand the world

Time, time, time, time, time to understand the world

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Song Lyric Sunday

Song Lyric Sunday

The theme is hours/minutes/seconds

Waiting for the break of day
Searching for something to say
Dancing lights againnst the sky
Giving up I close my eyes
Sitting cross-legged on the floor
25 or 6 to 4

Staring blindly into space
Getting up to splash my face
Wanting just to stay awake
Wondering how much I can take
Should have tried to do some more
25 or 6 to 4

Feeling like I ought to sleep
Spinning room is sinking deep
Searching for something to say
Waiting for the break of day
25 or 6 to 4
25 or 6 to 4

Songwriters: Robert Lamm

This song is from the album Chicago. It was released in June, 1970, a month before my 13th birthday, so it was pretty much a staple during my teen years. We played it in marching band. It is a Chicago classic.

I had no clue what the song was about until years later. Some interpreted it as a drug reference. Some thought it was a mystical thing. It was banned in Singapore.

Actually, it’s a time reference. It’s 25, or 26 minutes until 4 o’clock. So, it’s 3:34, or 3:35 a.m. He’s trying to write a song in the early hours of the morning. I feel stupid for not figuring it out when I was a kid, but back then we thought every song had some kind of mystical, or drug related message.