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The Better to Dream you with, My Dear

 
Description
Short Song Description:
Withdrawing from life into the mind is attractive but dangerous.
Metadata
Song Length:
3:40
Primary Genre:
Latin-Cuban
Secondary Genre:
-
Lyrics

The Better to Dream you with my Dear


She sleeps in the attic
To turn down the house's static,
The better to dream you with, my dear.
The better to dream you with, my dear.
What big eyes she has
When the rafters razzmatazz,
The creaking of footsteps coming near.
The better to dream you with, my dear.

Hiding like children
And getting trapped under the stair.
Mama's crying, "Come to supper."
She's given up on you--one more unanswered prayer.

Is it rain in the gutter
Or the home's rapid eye flutter?
It passes and just brushes her hair.
The better to dream you with, my dear.
Emergency rations,
The family's old fashions,
She's hiding there behind the useless gear.
The better to dream you with, my dear.

Hiding like children
And getting trapped under the stair.
Mama's crying, "Come to supper."
She's given up on you--one more unanswered prayer.

Downstairs she hears doors closing
While she's sitting there drifting and dozing,
She plugs her ears so she won't hear.
The better to dream you with my dear.