(Written by Joan Baez and Ron Davies)

    I had a dream I was following a barefoot girl
    Beside a stream that flowed around the world
    And we spoke of many things though her mouth never moved
    As the most peculiar scenes were disappearing into view

    Oh what a dream beyond the realm of why
    Pretty little beings beneath the yawning sky
    Speaking of God as though they could define
    Music to the deaf and color to the blind or God to man

    And then the leaves became a thousand tears
    And I was on my knees in a crazy house of mirrors
    I couldn't find my face but a voice was drawing nearer
    Hush baby, sweet baby, hush don't you cry

    And I thought I woke and my mother was standing there
    And my heart broke as the ribbons in her hair
    Turned into highways surrounded and swirled
    Like a crown come down around a not so perfect world

    In the corner of the dream was the man with the blue guitar
    It had no strings but the music touched the stars
    And his long dark curls turned to gold before my eyes
    And the barefoot girl smiled off to the side and it was real

    Then a thousand birds took flight with a joyful noise
    And I heard the angels up on high rejoice
    I could see my face and I recognized the voice
    Hush baby, sweet baby, hush baby hush

    It's just a dream, one of those that goes on and on
    Scene after scene with the rhythm of a gypsy song
    When I really woke I was frozen in between
    I didn't know who I was, it was a dream inside a dream

    It's all a dream
    Oh what a dream
    I had a dream

    © 1992 Gabriel Earl Music (ASCAP), Music Corporation of America, Inc. (BMI)

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