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One of the first West of Rome songs, written in 1997 and put out on "Cranberry Sauce." Just meant to be song about holding onto and believing wildly unrealistic hopes. Not based on any specific incident.
Ultimately, this is a song about delusion. The tempo is fast and the melody is kind of ecstatic to give the impression of someone trying to convince himself into believing things he knows isn't true. Fast and very short, like rock and roll songs used to be. Minor chord at the end reveals the misguided nature of the the feelings.
I just woke up from a dream to save the world.
But I can't remember how
The details were all worked out
But the vision I remembered doesn't fade.
I just came up with a way I'll never die.
But I'm not as sure about
How the future all works out
But we'll have the time to make it till that day.
I believe, I'll receive, my reprieve
From the plans that keep me back
In the blindness of the pack
and never let me find a place to stay.
(guitar solo and repeat bridge)
I just came up with a way I'll make you mine.
And it just requires that,
We forget about the past,
And you realize that I
Have forgiven all those lies.
And I can be there, with you, this time.