Lyrics

Jerusalem

I keep dreaming that I’m in Jerusalem

And I’m trying to understand it

I keep dreaming that I’m in Jerusalem

Again

 

Where ev’ry color that I’ve ever dreamed I’d ever seen

Has been reduced to black or white

The pomegranate’s red and the olive’s tired green

Fade into a sleepless night

 

Where I keep dreaming that I’m in Jerusalem

Trying to make you understand it

I keep dreaming that I’m in Jerusalem

Again

 

Where all the words and

All the colors have two meanings

One for you and one for me

And all the messages which you and

I are constantly receiving

Make us blind to all that we might see

 

Pomegranate’s red

Wine; bloodshed

Olive green

Drab, pressed; folded

White-light

And the color that covers an old woman’s head

Black-night

For the fact that the God of love is dead

 

I keep dreaming that I’m in Jerusalem

And I’m trying to change your mind

And I’m running out of time

All words and music by Dave Hall ©

Publisher: Row House Music   PRO: ASCAP