Hand Album Title

My Friend You're Just Dreaming

FormatSizeLength (Min.)Sample
Listen/download complete trackmp34.98 MB4.21
Lyrics
About this song
My Friend You're Just Dreaming

Change your clothes
change your face
change everything
change the colour of your skin
change your name
change your tongue
chances are you just won't fit in
and you'll be out on a limb

Grab your coat
grab your bag
better move along
you better get it done
and leave it all behind
lonesome rider
soldier of fortune
with his golden age gone for good 
and who would bet on dawn

My friend you're just dreaming
hey, you're takin' it for real
My friend you're just dreaming
watch the turning of this wheel
and you hope and you pray
it may keep spinning on

Watch your steps
mind your head
show your callous hands
your flawless tie
sport the sweat upon your brow

Try so hard, try to get it right, 
try to be on time, try to top it off 
and beat them all

My friend you're just dreaming
hey, you're takin' it for real
My friend you're just dreaming
watch the turning of this wheel
and you hope and you pray
it may keep spinning on 

This was originally a song in Swiss German. It’s not really a translation, it's another song, although some images can be found in both versions. I think it's about the tragedy of someone trying so hard to fit in. People put so much pressure on themselves to meet standards of conformity.
Musicians
Walter Keiser: drums
Baenz Oester: bass
Pascal Biedermann: guitars
Martin Schaffner: vocals, 
additional acoustic guitars

Bass/drums recorded 1999
all other tracks 2003
mixed by  Robb Earls 
Sound Vortex, Nashville


To tracklist