Like a dream that has no dreamer

I’m in one of those song lyrics phrases. A couple days ago it was Spiriitualized – and yesterday if I’d bothered, it would have been Hüsker Dü. But now I’m suddenly in a Be Bop Deluxe phase. Like a square peg in a round hole Like a harp without its strings Like a sailor who […]

I’m in one of those song lyrics phrases. A couple days ago it was Spiriitualized – and yesterday if I’d bothered, it would have been Hüsker Dü.

But now I’m suddenly in a Be Bop Deluxe phase.

Like a square peg in a round hole
Like a harp without its strings
Like a sailor who sails no oceans
Like a bird that has no wings

Without love, I am a desert
Without love, my light is dim
Without love, I have no treasures
Without love, I cannot win

(Without love) We are like ships in the night
(Without love) Selling our souls down the river
Sailing away and forever our pleasure is blue.

Like a dream that has no dreamer
Like a cloud without a sky
Like a truth with no believer
Like a mother without a child

Without love, I have no pleasures
Without love, my light is dim
Without love, I have no treasures
Without love, my chance is slim

(Without love) We are like ships in the night
(Without love) Selling our souls down the river
Sailing away and forever our pleasure is blue

     —Be Bop Deluxe, Ships in the Night

Be Bop Deluxe are in my top five Best Bands Ever list. You really should hear them, if you’ve never done so. They’re amazing.

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