This one's about a dream I had last night How an old man tracked me home And stepped inside He put his foot inside the door And gave a crooked smile Something in his eyes Something in his laugh Something in his voice That made my skin crawl off
He said, “I've seen you here before I know your name. You could have your pick Of pretty things. You could have it all Everything at once. Everything you've seen, Everything you'll need, Everything you've ever had in fantasies.”
“You've one life, You've one life. You've one life left to lead.”
I woke up from my dream As a golden man With a girl I've never seen With golden skin I jumped up to my feet She asked me what was wrong I began to scream I don't think this is me Is this just a dream Or really happening?
What direction? What direction? I'm splitting up! I'm splitting up! This is my personal disaffection
What direction? What direction? What direction now?
I looked outside the glass At golden shores Golden ships and masts With golden cords As my reflection passed I hated what I saw My golden eyes were dead And a thought passed through my head A heart that is made of gold can't really beat at all
I wanted to wake up again Without a touch of gold
What direction? Death or action! Life begins at the intersection.
I woke up as before But the gold was gone My wife was at the door With her night robe on My heart beat once or twice And life flooded my veins Everything had changed My lungs had found their voice And what was once routine And what was once routine was now the perfect joy
You've one life You've one life One life left to lead