If These Are the Things

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Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her singles "Fast Car", "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "Give Me One Reason" and "Telling Stories". She is a multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award-winning artist. more »

If these are the things that
Dreams are made of
Why don't I dream
Anymore 
I've tried to tell myself
Nothing's changed my dear
But I look around me
And think maybe that's not so 
I only have nightmares

And wake up with cold sweat
Coming through my pores 
Why don't I dream anymore 
I'm in the garden
All the trees bear fruit
I have to pick them before they fall
I finally grab one
I hold it in my hand
I open it up

It's rotten to the core 
Why don't I dream anymore 
If these are the things that
Dreams are made of
Why don't I dream
Anymore 
We lose our patience
Lose our trust
Yes we lose our innocence

To forget our sorrow and hide our pain
We lose old memories
But dreams are what life's worth living for 
I wish I could dream
Once more 
I'm in the garden
All the trees bear fruit
I have to pick them before they fall
I finally grab one

I hold it in my hand
I open it up
It's rotten to the core 
Why don't I dream anymore 
If these are the things that
Dreams are made of
Why don't I dream anymore 
I've tried to tell myself
It's all for the best my dear

But I look around me and think
Maybe that's not so 
I only have nightmares
Wake up in a cold sweat
Have I become as corrupt
As all I abhor 
I'm in the garden
All the trees bear fruit
I have to pick them before they fall
I finally grab one
I hold it in my hand

I open it up
It's rotten to the core 
Why don't I dream anymore 
If these are the things that
Dreams are made of
If these are the things that
Dreams are made of
If these are the things that
Dreams are made of 
I don't want anymore

Written by: TRACY L CHAPMAN

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