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Cover song by The Smashing Pumpkins
Original by Blondie
ReleasedNovember 26, 1996
Studio sessionsJune-July 1996 – Soundworks
Songwriter(s)Debbie Harry, Chris Stein

"Dreaming" is a s a cover of a Blondie song performed by The Smashing Pumpkins on their 1996 box set, The Aeroplane Flies High. The song is one of the few Smashing Pumpkins songs to feature D'arcy Wretzky on lead vocals, although Corgan would later have to overdub parts of the song with his own voice due to Wretzky chewing gum while recording her vocal take.[1]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

When I met you in the restaurant you could tell I was no debutante.
You asked me what's my pleasure, "A movie or a measure"?
I'll have a cup of tea and tell you of my dreaming
Dreaming is free
I don't want to live on charity
Pleasure's real or is it fantasy?
Reel to reel is living rarity
People stop and stare at me, we just walk on by; we just keep on dreaming
Feet feet: walking a two mile
Meet meet: meet me at the turnstile
I never met him, I'll never forget him
Dream dream: even for a little while
Dream dream: filling up an idle hour
Fade away, radiate
I sit by and watch the river flow
I sit by and watch the traffic go
Imagine something of your very own; something you can have and hold
I'd build a road in gold just to have some dreaming
Dreaming is free


Bullet with Butterfly Wings1996 ReissueSingle
The Aeroplane Flies High SamplerUS Virgin promo CD (full release)Promotional
The Aeroplane Flies High"Bullet with Butterfly Wings"Box set
Rarities and B-SidesCompilation

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Corgan, Billy. "Aeroplane Track by Track", The Aeroplane Flies High 2013 reissue liner notes

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