it’s a dream lyrics – neil young

in the morning when i wake up and listen to the sound
of the birds outside on the roof
i try to ignore what the paper says
and i try not to read all the news
and i’ll hold you if you had a bad dream
and i hope it never comes true
’cause you and i been through so many things together
and the sun starts climbing the roof

it’s a dream
only a dream
and it’s fading now
fading away
it’s only a dream
just a memory without anywhere to stay

the red river stills flows through my home town
rollin’ and tumblin’ on its way
swirling around the old bridge pylons
where a boy fishes the morning away
his bicycle leans on an oak tree
while the cars rumble over his head
an aeroplane leaves a trail in an empty blue sky
and the young birds call out to be fed

it’s a dream
only a dream
and it’s fading now
fading away
it’s only a dream
just a memory without anywhere to stay

an old man walks along on the sidewalk
sungl*sses and an old stetson hat
the four winds blow the back of his overcoat away
as he stops with the policeman to chat
and a train rolls out of the station
that was really somethin’ in its day
picking up speed on the straight prairie rails
as it carries the p*ssengers away

it’s gone
only a dream
and it’s fading now
fading away
only a dream
just a memory without anywhere to stay

it’s a dream
only a dream
and it’s fading now
fading away
it’s only a dream
just a memory without anywhere to stay

it’s a dream
only a dream
and it’s fading now
fading away

/ neil young lyrics