Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Middletown Dreams

from "Middletown Dreams":

Dreams flow across the heartland
Feeding on the fires
Dreams transport desires
Drive you when you're down
Dreams transport the ones who need to get out of town

It's understood
By every single person
Who'd be elsewhere if they could
So far so good
And life's not unpleasant
In their little neighborhood

They dream in Middletown

Change. It's all at once frightening and exciting. Some people choose to follow their dreams. Others never explore them either out of fear or laziness. Following your dream usually means giving up something, or everything, to follow it. And for a few of us, change happens all by itself, without asking our permission and we are left with no choice but to leave everything we have known behind. This presents the opportunity to follow those long forgotten dreams. Otherwise we might have stayed at home and been content in our little neighborhoods.

Update: 1/15/10: I lived in Middletown for 3 years. Delaware.

3 comments:

Trevor said...

Cool. Love rush and always loved this song. I believe the only time that they played it live was on the Power Windows tour in 1985-1986

michael said...
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michael said...

It's understood
By every single person
Who'd be elsewhere if they could
So far so good
And life's not unpleasant
In their little neighborhood

I think the song means that no matter who you are or what you do, you always want to be someone else or somewhere else. If you choose to change and be someone else you discover a whole new set of problems. (The grass is always greener.) So we resort on our dreams to get us through the hard times. Of course I always thought he said "would be elsewhere" and not "who'd be elsewhere"... That might change things.