Dream Away

Dream Away1) is a song by The Midnight. It is the fifth track from their album Monsters.

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The song was written by band members Tim McEwan and Tyler Lyle and produced by McEwan. It has a running time of three minutes and thirty-nine seconds and is in the key of B-flat major.

McEwan has said that Dream Away is a “homage to the 90s wave of world influenced electronic music like Deep Forest and Engima.”2)3) During an interview with Magnetic Magazine, the band further elaborated on the song:4)


Tim: This was a sketch I had called “Far, Far Away.” I just knew I wanted to evoke a journey to a distant land. A lot of 90s world music came to mind. The big inspirations for this were artists like Deep Forest and Enigma and those Pure Moods compilation CDs from the 90s.

Tyler: To waste your life asking the wrong questions, building the wrong reality is one of the saddest heartbreaks. I wrote this song initially as part of a podcast series I did between ‘16-18 while reading a lot of Emile Durkheim. Maybe the answer is to let go of the fantasy so that you can start living in the more disappointing, but real world. Maybe not?

I was busy dreaming
Building us a world
Day dreaming up a good life
That wouldn’t hurt and wouldn’t spoil

The sun never set there
The water, clean and pure
In the beauty there was purpose
So certain, safe and sure

I could’ve lived this lie forever
But from far far away
I thought I heard you calling
You said I could not stay

And I woke up in a fever
My calculations were wrong
These pillars could not hold us
And the angels were gone

When hope makes you bleed
When life gets you down
There’s all the love you need
Underground

To make a way for the dark heart
To feel the love I’ve found
There’s all the love you need
Underground

We dream away…

A picture of a sunset
Above a turquoise tide
The beauty of a just world
And the convenience of a lie

I tore down that picture
There is no other perfect life
But in the dirt under my fingers
Maybe something will survive

When hope makes you bleed
When life gets you down
There’s all the love you need
Underground

To make a way for the dark heart
To feel the love I’ve found
There’s all the love you need
Underground

We dream away…

Lyrics source5)


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