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Hell Night At The Dream Factory

from What Goes Around Comes Around by Tales of Young Robert

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Words & music by Nate Butler.


HELL NIGHT AT THE DREAM FACTORY - words & music by Nate Butler
Thinking it over, thinking it over ...

We know that your life was never organized
But an impending riot may have altered all we subsidized
Days have shown that your obsession has grown, not worn
The dreams are over, because you've overdrawn

It's not that your imagination's poor, you just don't go for walks no more
Did you forget what dreams are for?
We're up here thinking it over, we're up here thinking it over

Pull scarf tight, though it's still too light for streetlamps
Every street is old, every day is cold, and everything to touch is damp
The city rains, but inside your brain the atmosphere is warm
"Take that back," you'd say, "take it back."

There's no world outside your thoughts
Wrapped up in this evening's plot
You shouldn't have asked for what you've got ... it's not

Assembly-line's blocked, the editor's shocked
Downstairs a sweat-shop worker screaming:
"Well, she's got her own mind; why don't she take the time?
There's more of us could use own dreaming!"
And upstairs the stenographer's demanding a piece of the peace that you've been given
They're blowing a fuse, they've been playing the muse too long
Now they won't do your thinking

We're working very hard, and you can't contend
To push is something I wouldn't recommend
We're holding meetings you don't attend ... my friend ...
My friend!

Take me somewhere ...
Take me, take me somewhere, I don't care where!
Take me somewhere ...
Take me, take me somewhere!


from What Goes Around Comes Around, released August 31, 1989
Nate Butler: lead vocal, guitars
Darren Embry: bass guitar, backing vocals
John W. Koontz: percussion
Mark Ribera: tenor saxophone
Stan Schaffer: drums, backing vocals


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