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    "Dreamland" Lyrics

    Joni Mitchell

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    Genre:Ethnic/Folk, Jazz, Rock
    Duration:00:04:51
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    It's a long, long way from Canada
    A long way from snow chains
    Donkey vendors slicing coconut
    No parkas to their names

    Black babies covered in baking flour
    The cook's got a carnival song
    We're going to lay down someplace shady
    With dreamland coming on

    Dreamland, dreamland
    Dreamland, dreamland

    Walter Raleigh and Chris Columbus
    Come marching out of the waves
    And claim the beach and all concessions
    In the name of the suntan slaves

    I wrapped that flag around me
    Like a Dorothy Lamour sarong
    And I lay down thinking national
    With dreamland coming on

    Dreamland, dreamland
    Dreamland, dreamland

    Goodtime Mary and a fortune hunter
    All dressed up to follow the drums
    Mary in a feather hula-hoop
    Miss Fortune with a rose on her big game gun

    All saints, all sinners shining
    Heed those trumpets all night long
    Propped up on a samba beat
    With dreamland coming on

    Dreamland, dreamland
    Dreamland, dreamland

    Tar baby and the Great White Wonder
    Talking over a glass of rum
    Burning on the inside
    With the knowledge of things to come

    There's gambling out on the terrace
    And midnight ramblin' on the lawn
    As they lead toward temptation
    With dreamland coming on

    Dream, dream, dreamland
    Dream, dreamland

    In a plane flying back to winter
    In shoes full of tropic sand
    A lady in a foreign flag
    On the arm of her Marlboro Man

    The hawk howls in New York City
    Six foot drifts on Myrtle's lawn
    As they push the recline buttons down
    With dreamland coming on

    Dreamland, dreamland
    Dreamland, dreamland

    African sand on the trade winds
    And the sun on the Amazon
    As they push the recline buttons down
    With dreamland coming on

    Dreamland, dreamland
    Dreamland

    Dream on, dream on, dream on
    Dream on, dream on
    Dream on, dream on, dream on
    Dream on, dream on
    Dream on, dream on, dream on
    Dream on, dream on, dream on
    Dream on
    This song was submitted on April 15th, 2011 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Crazy Crow Music / Siquomb Music Publishing.
    Written by JONI MITCHELL.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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