Don’t Start Dreaming (Again)

This is a song that Robert Alfonso and I wrote many years ago, inspired by the Louvin Brothers. If you are familiar with them, you will probably hear echoes of one or more of Ira and Charlie’s tunes (“When I Stop Dreaming”)  in the  lyrics and melody, hopefully. I’ve been thinking about it and playing it a lot lately. Been messing with the key and melody a bit, but it mostly sounds like this:


She said that it’s over

don’t try to make her stay

it has to be this way

don’t start dreaming again


look what you’re doing

it’s just a losing game

you’ve got to forget her name

don’t start dreaming again


just as sure as you can’t sleep at night

she will be there every time you close your eyes


she said that it’s over

she won’t come back around

you’d only let her down

don’t start dreaming again


try to be strong, forget about your heart

just tell yourself she was lying from the start


she said that it’s over

don’t try to make her stay

it has to end this way

don’t start dreaming again

don’t start dreaming again


About russellwriter

Rob Russell is a dad, husband, writer, musician, educator, comic book reader, bad solderer, pop culture junky, trivia buff and student of everything cool and uncool. His favorite records are Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and, currently, The Best of Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years. His favorite comic books are Kurt Busiek's Astro City and Neil Gaiman's Sandman. His favorite literary novels are Gabrial Garcia Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude and William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. His favorite genre novels are John Scalzi's Red Shirts, M.R. Carrey's The Girl with All the Gifts, and Dan Simmons' Drood. His favorite movie is Goodfellas. His favorite hobby, besides everything, is writing about himself and his favorite things in the third person.

Posted on January 8, 2012, in Lyrics, Songs and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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