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His Sweet Surprise  Music & Lyrics

“Dream Within A Dream”

In the hour before the dawn

As the twilight starts to play

Your dreams are all too real

And come entwined with thoughts about the day

When the people that you've lost

All the ones you wished would stay

Return and talk to you

And act as if they've never passed away

The ones who went too soon

Who left without goodbye

The ones who watched you grow

And shared each day of pain and joy


You don't try to understand it

Just accept the dreams you're handed

Clinging to a moment passing all too fast


As your sleep begins to wane

And consciousness arrives

Your loved ones start to fade

Before you even wipe sleep from your eyes

And no matter how you try

To call them back again

A fog descends to gently separate the now and then


You don't try to understand it

Just accept the dreams you're handed

Clinging to a moment passing all too fast

Plan as if you'll live forever

Act as if it's now or never

Live within the moment

Try and make it last


Your hopes are torn

Your dreams unborn

You feel the loss

And you're counting up the cost


In the hour before the dawn

As the twilight starts to play

Your dreams are all too real

And come entwined with thoughts about the day

When the people that you've lost

All the ones that passed away

Return and talk to you

And act as if they're here to stay


You don't try to understand it

Just accept the dreams you're handed

Clinging to a moment passing all too fast

Plan as if you'll live forever

Act as if it's now or never

Live within the moment

Try and make it last


A dream within a dream

A dream within a dream

A heaven yet unseen

A dream

A dream

A dream within a dream



Copyright 2013 His Sweet Surprise (Paul Nicholas Gogarty) - This track has been digitally copyrighted. All rights reserved.

These song lyrics came about following the death of my mother in late February 2012 as the music was being written. It was also inspired by those loved ones who have died in my recent past, from illness or accidents. The song is about how the dead are almost alive in your dreams just at the moment of waking. It is not about spiritual beliefs regarding what happens after death, which is nothing or heaven or something else depending on what you personally believe. But whatever happens (and we don't know for definite one way or another while we are alive), those loved ones seem most alive in those dreams during the dawn twilight when our dreams are vivid and we are conscious of being, yet also spirited away in the dream world.

A Radio Edit of this song was released as a single November 2012. See Store