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Thread #125742   Message #2791619
Posted By: Genie
18-Dec-09 - 05:41 PM
Thread Name: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
I know this song is very popular in folk circles, and I even kind of like it. It's a pretty song, but I also think its lyrics are really saccharine and not terribly profound or deep:

Last night I had the strangest dream
I've never dreamed before.
I dreamed the world had all agreed
To put an end to war.

(You all know the rest of the lyrics.)
I mean, it's a wonderful pipe dream, but it's about as profound as saying
"I had this wonderful dream where all the evil in the world was gone"
or
"In my dream all the world's problems were solved! -- Just by a few strokes of a pen!"