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Crowded House: Don't Dream It's Over Meaning

Song Released: 1986

Covered By: Glee Cast

Don't Dream It's Over Lyrics

There is freedom within, there is freedom without
Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
There’s a battle ahead, many battles are lost
But you’ll never see the end of the road
While you’re travelling with me

Hey now, hey now
Don’t dream...


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    Jul 25th, 2014 7:34am report

    The song was used in Stephen Kings mini series , The Stand . Every time I hear this song , something in it sounds dismal ! I know it's not , but the chord progression seems sad and lonely ! I do however like the song !


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    Jun 21st, 2014 6:10am report

    The song is about not giving up when the world and negative people or forces are creating adversity for you. The song also shares a spiritual grace or center that can be found in times of adversity. It also talks about not letting negative people or forces get between either two lovers, friends, or just those on a path of liberation and transcendence who can help each other and work together in spite of what is up against them.


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    Apr 7th, 2012 4:36pm report

    Telling from the name of the song, its about "hope."


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    Mar 11th, 2012 3:47pm report

    I believe this song is about breaking up. "whoever" turns to the TV page so they don't see the truth, the obvious situation they're in. They don't know how it will end but the world will never go away. It all comes rushing in as it does for all of us, we realize it's over. Don't build a wall to hate each other. Just accept it as it was.

    The beat of the drum is her heart, he's close. The shadows barely clear the roof because the person's heart isn't happy, it's sad! They're both liberated and relieved because it's over, but they haven't lost that "contact" they had before.


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    Dec 15th, 2010 12:39pm report

    For me this song tells me that when someone dies who is close to you, don't feel that that the memory of that person is gone. Don't build a wall, accept the loss and then you will win.

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    Mar 20th, 2006 3:57am report

    This song is about public complacency towards politics as evidenced by a struggle of two lovers separated by the Berlin Wall whose cries are ignored by everyone, from the crushing communist governments to the authoritarian democracies that try to control everything.


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    Jan 20th, 2006 1:34pm report

    Maybe it's just about the fact that everything in the world rebels against goodness and love, and that you have to fight it and believe that the world will never win.


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    Jul 10th, 2005 7:35am report

    This song is about a relationship with a lot of baggage. People are obviously interfering with their relationship, maybe mothers in law, envious people and the like. This song was rumored to be about homosexuality and how hard it is to carry out a gay relationship when people have so many opinions. Lead singer Neil Finn says it's about a fight he had with his wife. It can be perceved in many different ways.

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