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Great Dreams Of Heaven: Ian McNabb
Aug 22, 2005, 16:25
I tried to have this one played at our wedding.
Got failing light and aching bones, Got beds in subways, paper homes
Got clear blue skies and rainy days, Got sailors sailing, sailing
Got mighty ships to cross the sea, Got plenty of room for you and me
Got babies being born HIV, Got programmes failing, failing


Liberty and freedom all the things that men require
Children singing, church bells ringing, objects of desire
Football teams and crazy scenes from 1967
And we got great dreams of Heaven!


Got TV shows from satellite, got company on winter night
Excess of pills of pure delight, got flags all waving
Got sandy beaches everywhere, fuel injected cars to get us there
Got pension plans and healthcare, Got daylight saving


Decency and honesty, the things that folk depend on
Introduction, a dirty joke, and then a song to end
Countries die, when rockets fly, and cities have been levelled
And we got great dreams of Heaven


Got ways of living, left and right, fast talking chat shows, sponsored fight
Got kids who'll steal for just a hit, Politicians talking, talking
Got idols selling fizzy drink, got reckless stealing everything
So what going on it's hard to think, soap stars are singing, singing


Verdant scenes and ways and means to understand our being
Holocaust, catastrophe and beauty we are seeing
Harder times of holy wine and bread that is unleavened
And we got great dreams of Heaven


Crazy leaders, self assured who sit atop their nations
Banners headed "Peace and Freedom! Justice and Damnation!"
Cold wind blowing, embers glowing, God knows where we're heading
And we got great dreams of Heaven
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