Lyrics to Bob Dylan's Dream

While riding on a train goin’ west
I fell asleep for to take my rest
I dreamed a dream that made me sad
Concerning myself and the first few friends I had

With half-damp eyes I stared to the room
Where my friends and I spent many an afternoon
Where we together weathered many a storm
Laughin’ and singin’ till the early hours of the morn

With hungry hearts through the heat and cold
We never much thought we could ever get old
We thought we could sit forever in fun
And our chances really was a million to one

How many a year has passed and gone
And many a gamble has been lost and won
And many a road taken by many a friend
And each one I’ve never seen again

I wish, I wish, I wish in vain
That we could sit simply in that room again
Ten thousand dollars at the drop of a hat
I’d give it all gladly if our lives could be like that

Copyright © 1963, 1964 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1991, 1992 by Special Rider Music

Bob Dylan's Dream


Bob Dylan's dream was recorded by Bryan Ferry in 2006 during the sessions for the Dylanesque album. The track remained unreleased until the release of  Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International.  due to be released on 30th January 2012.

The original version of Bob Dylan's Dream can be found on the album 'The Freewheelin' released in 1963.

The album project features over 80 musicians across the generational and musical spectrum who have donated their time to support Amnesty International, and is dedicated to people worldwide who are unjustly imprisoned or threatened for the peaceful expression of their beliefs.

The track didn’t make it onto the Dylanesque album because Mr Ferry wasn’t happy with the vocal recording. "When Amnesty approached in the summer, we knew that this was a good reason to finish off ‘Bob Dylan’s Dream’"


Song Musicians

Bob Dylan's Dream is on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums