David Bowie – When I Live My Dream

Definitely not the best version I’ve heard, for sure, but this is a rare glimpse at the depth of Bowie as a composer even back then.

When I live my dream
I will take you with me.
Riding on a golden horse.
We’ll live within my castle
with people there to serve you.
Happy at the sound of your voice.

Baby, I’ll slay a dragon for you
Or banish wicked giants from the land
But you will find
that nothing in my dream can hurt you
We will only love each other
As forever when I live my dream.

When I live my dream,
I’ll forgive the things you’ve told me
And the empty man you left behind.
It’s a broken heart that dreams.
It’s a broken heart you left me.
Only love can live in my dream.

I’ll wish and the thunder clouds will vanish.
Wish, and the storm will fade away.
Wish again, and you will stand before me
while the sky will paint an overture
And trees will play the rhythm of my dream.

When I live my dream,
please be there to meet me.
Let me be the one to understand.
When I live my dream,
I’ll forget the hurt you gave.
Then we can live in our new land.
Til the day my dream cascades around me,
I’m content to let you pass me by.
Til that day, you’ll run to many other men
But let them know it’s just for now.
Tell them that I’ve got a dream
And tell them you’re the starring role.
Tell them I’m a dreaming kind of guy.
And I’m going to make my dream…
Tell them I will live my dream.
Tell them they can laugh at me,
But don’t forget your date with me
When I live my dream,