The battleground is dreamland

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One night I had a vivid dream in which I was attacked and killed. I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep. In the end I tried to redream the sequence in order to get a better outcome (resulting in several variations in an attempt to defeat the attacker). The next day while I thought about it, Nieztche sprang to mind and I wrote these lyrics.

Submitted: July 04, 2008

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Darkness takes me on, and I stare into a deep place
A haze of my reflection, a rippled pond, a mirrored face
Sedated soul, sink into sleep. There seek elusive dreams.
The curse of day shall pass. Arise the midnight screams.
I fade into a cavern, a cavern in the shadow
Into the place I know, where cruel reflection fades I go.
Prepare the way, for time has shown
The cavern is no refuge, and I am not alone.
Fight with those that drew you down. Defeat the nightmare in your dreams
Awake before you do, and the nightmare that you fight is you
The battleground is dreamland. The battleground is dreamland
Reality is a nightmare, but you cannot beat the beast there.
Rested are the souls of torment, stalk the chasm floor,
Reaching from beyond the light, drawing down with sharpened claw
In the dark release the rage, the anger and the tears
Then set them on your enemies, your fantasies and fears
Take back the day by force of blade, hold up the sword and roar!
The rhythm of the night shall beat as beat the drums of war,
Fight the nightmares far away beneath the inflamed shade
And when you lose they’ll stalk you in the real world you have made
Fight with those that drew you down. Defeat the nightmare in your dreams
Awake before you do, and the nightmare that you fight is you
The battleground is dreamland. The battleground is dreamland
Reality is a nightmare, but you cannot beat the beast there.
There is no choice to challenger, to win the dawning light,
Cry in the night and break from the never-ending fight,
For dreamland is the only ground where you can win the day
But fight within the deep too long, and this’ll be your way.


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