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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.

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


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

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