Dreamcatcher

A day late and a dollar short
(Bloomfield, Gillan, Haze, Howard)

                     
Once I tried to eat myself alive
I wanted to know
   what I was like inside
In the morning every day of my life
Face in my mirror
   seems so surprised

And I dance by the light
   of the silvery moon

Day late and a dollar short
That's what my momma said
Wild dreams and empty thoughts
Going through your head

Once I tried to set myself on fire
I was burning with desire
Voice of reason whispers in my ear
I see the light
   but I cannot hear

Naked dancers
   chanting in the night  

Day late and a dollar short
Never was and I never will be
   what you're gonna be
A day late and a dollar short
   it's what my momma said
Wild dreams and empty thoughts
Going through your head

Day late and a dollar short
Dream on, dream on
You're dreamin'
Day late and a dollar short
Momma said
Get back to your bed
Day late and a dollar short
It's what she said to me
Ian Gillan
Copyright © Dislocated Music 1997

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