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in dreams


composers
Written by: Kerr / Burchill


publisher
BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd


background
Everybody knows that dreams are a series of thoughts and sensations occurring in a person's mind during sleep. People who know the work of Simple Minds will perhaps also know that dreams are one of a few lyrical motifs that we have both used and return to.

Further proof of that can be heard in In Dream - listed as track 4 of our forthcoming new album Walk Between Worlds.

There is of course an extra definition of dreams/dreaming as in to have a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal. Well, we had plenty of those and still do.

I guess it is within regards to that second meaning of dreams that we are often asked the kind of questions that goes "Did you dream that when you started out in your career that it would be possible to... etc?" "When you were buying records as a teenager, did you ever dream of becoming a lead singer in a rock band?"

Well the answer to both of those is no. Not at all! The thought never even occurred. Too outlandish by far.

And well, that kind of outlandish dreaming ended for me at a pre-teen age, when I realised some now basic home truths.

The most crushing then being the realisation that I would never get the chance to go on to play professional football with Glasgow Celtic. How could I? When I was not even talented enough to secure any regular place in the school team?

Then again, occasionally like yesterday morning and when I take a ball with me when out walking in Sicily, I still get very distant flashbacks to that dream.

Jim Kerr
12th December 2017


GG: "It was another song Charlie had started, and he wanted it to have a kind of heaviness and intensity to counter what he saw as a sort of sweetness to the underlying melody and chords. For a long time it felt like the track wasn’t quite delivering but no one was quite sure why. It was good but perhaps not quite falling within the Minds ‘culture’ that we spoke about. Jim has an expression which he calls ‘kicking the tyres’ where you’re not sure what you’re looking for, but you’re just looking for something extra. So you try things. When we were at Gorbals studio we developed quite a few new ideas, including things like the really hooky backing vocals, ‘forever, forever...’ from an ad-lib Jim sang over the outro – and did quite a bit of experimenting with guitars as well as keyboards. Sometimes it’s also about what you leave out."

Andy Wright and Gavin Goldberg
Producers Interview
March 2018




lyrics
In dreams, nothing says we’re unable
In dreams, forever’s never too long
Forever, forever, forever’s never too long

I feel it on the west side, it’s over there
The freeze hits on the east now, I feel it there
Outside things are hurting, they’re closing in
There’s no sign of any warning

I feel you and I know what I feel
I feel you and it’s something surreal

In dreams, nothing says we’re unable
In dreams, nothing ever goes wrong
Only dreams, I find the hope that enables
In dreams, forever’s never too long

I feel it on the west side, it’s over there
Freeze hits on the east now, I feel it there
Outside things are hurting, they’re closing in
There’s no sign of any warning

I feel you and I know what I feel
I feel you and it’s something surreal

In dreams, nothing says we’re unable
In dreams, nothing ever goes wrong
Only dreams, I find the hope that enables
In dreams, forever’s never too long

I know how that feels
Yeah I know how it feels
I still know how it feels

Forever, forever, forever’s never too long




discography
Album Version (4:15)
Produced by Andy Wright, Gavin Goldberg and Simple Minds
Mixed by Gavin Goldberg
Assisted by Lewis Chapman


Walk Between Worlds Promo CD Walk Between Worlds LP Walk Between Worlds Limited Edition Deluxe LP (Blue) Walk Between Worlds Limited Edition Deluxe LP (Pink) Walk Between Worlds Limited Edition Picture LP Walk Between Worlds CD Walk Between Worlds Limited Edition Deluxe CD



live history
Walk Between Worlds: 2018