Big Country - You Dreamer Lyrics




Down at the corner store
Never busy any more
He's in the back room talking pie
In there all by himself
Counting bugs up on the shelf
Watching the window fill with flies

Oh you dreamer
Is this the way that you believed your life was gonna turn out?
Oh you dreamer
Is this the better world that you were making all those plans for?

Meanwhile in the great indoors
Pizza boxes on the floor
Prescription junkies pass the day
TV actors screw around
Wrapped in silk and dressing gowns
A grown up drama for a day

Oh you dreamer
Is this the way that you believed your life was gonna turn out?
Oh you dreamer
Is this the better world that you were making all those plans for?

You know there's house on Victory Street
Where no one wipes their feet
A car is rusting in the yard
Mommy scrubs and daddy scores
Keeps his stash beneath the floor
Under the bed of baby blue

I need a guide book
Get me a map
Not even Indiana Jones could deal with that
The tank is empty, a wheel came off
How can someone find me if no one knows I'm lost?
Hey, if no one knows I'm lost

Oh you dreamer
Is this the way that you believed your life was gonna turn out?
Oh you dreamer
Is this the better world that you were making all those plans for?





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Big Country You Dreamer Comments
  1. Geir Svendsen

    Stuart is a legend.

  2. volk73an

    perfect.

  3. Watercolour Society

    "Prescription junkies pass the day"

  4. mrmele

    This song proves again that the 90s work of this unique band is unfortunately underrated - even by the present line up of the band. I've seen BC two months ago on their "The Crossing & Greatest Hits" tour. The newest song they played was "River Of Hope". I missed many of Buffalo Skinners, Why The Long Face and Driving To Damascus. This one here is one of these songs. Absolutely brilliant in terms of music and lyrics.

  5. david ritchie

    How can someone find me if no one knows i'm lost, what a powerful, emotional line. Fantastic band.

  6. mrmele

    I think it's a shame that the new line-up just plays the 80s stuff of Big Country. I have seen them in Germany two weeks ago and they played the whole repertoire of the still unsurpassable album THE CROSSING. But the second part that was announced as "greatest hits" consisted only of Wonderland, Look Away, River Of Hope and Steeltown. Four measly songs of the first band chapter is not what I call "greatest hits". This song here is an example which shows that the brilliance of this band hasn't definitely not ended after the 80s. YOU DREAMER is just outstanding!

    Watercolour Society

    This LP is full of great songs! How strange they didn't play any?! Not BC without Stuart anyway....

  7. matty boy walker

    Bloody love this song the last two with stuart this and driving to dimasicus don't get enough attention

  8. Brett Devlin

    one if not the best guitarist ever love Stewart

  9. Brett Devlin

    love this band

  10. Tiago Oliveira

    "How can someone find me if no one knows I´m lost?" RIP Stu!

  11. Porroh mon

    Nice Touch

  12. takeshi hiraoka

    Awesome song. Always loved these guys. But I have to ask, why did lead guy Stuart commit suicide? Does anyone know? Tragic loss. Thank you for posting

    Sarah Faulkner

    Is there an easy answer for why someone takes their life? Listen to the music. I think the clues are there; Stuart's lyrics are filled with emotion...and pain. They contain hope, too, but I think that faded for him. He felt things deeply. The ways of the world weighed heavy on him. Big Country was never a success in America, although their body of work rivals anyone. That has to grind on you after decades of struggle. His relationships with women seemed strained, troubled. All this amounts to is speculation. No easy answers here, sadly.

    mark gons

    Takeshi, great question, and Sarah, great answer. No one really knows why another person commits suicide, especially when that person seems to have it all like Stuart Adamson did. Please take all of this as my personal view; I’m not an expert in human psychology. Listening to the lyrics and his live music, it seems like Stuart is sometimes misunderstood. Outwardly he appears cheerful, but even the audience don’t pick up on his inner feelings. For example Shattered Cross live version. While introducing the song, he says “I’m now going to take you to a very sad place”, which is inside his mind. The thing is, the way he says it, the audience think he is having fun and a laugh. Personally I don’t think he is- the song speaks for itself. Another example is a live version of Just a Shadow. The song is about getting old and no longer being valued. When Stuart introduces the song, the seriousness of theme doesn’t get through to the audience, and they don’t pick up on the nature of the tune.
    I’m not saying that’s why he ended his life. Bruce Watson said that he saw it coming, and perhaps the above are just 2 examples of what was coming. As I said, no one can be specific about Stuart’s case, but I do know that in the UK, the biggest killer of men under 50 is suicide.

    Billy Mcgibbon

    This song, and Alone sums him up. A hell of his lyrics came from a tortured soul. Who knows why he felt this way?. All I know that his Crossing left a huge hole in my life, as an admirer of his talent. Must have been a million times worse for the family and friends having to cope with the fallout. Love and respect to Stuart for your gift, and those left behind.

  13. Antonio Cutino

    W big Country , and w Scotland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Micky T

    I love all of their music, always a fan. a young fan. Wish I got to meet Stuart.

    Broncycolon 70

    No prob....hanging around....😉

    Broncycolon 70

    Sry,my humor sometimes whiskyed....😎

  15. Sadowsky1965

    Great song from a great album from a great band. God knows why they disappeared from the charts after "Peace in our time".

    Gaby Krombacher

    Stuart Adamson committed suicide in 2001. Since then things have never been like before:-(

    Nicholas Blakeney

    @Gaby Krombacher Peace In Our Time came out in 1988, it was a change in direction and sound that lost a lot of fans. No Place Like Home, 1991 was yet another change before a return to form with The Buffalo Skinners in 1993 but by then they'd lost a lot of their fanbase. After that came Why The Long Face (1995) and Driving to Damascus (1999) but both didn't chart well and in 2001 Stuart took his own life and yes it all changed from there.

    padraig sisk

    Management have to take responsibility because if Paul mcguiness had been the manager Big Country would have been massive. The baffling thing was big country took Ian Grant to court in 85 for owing money .

  16. Turd Soda

    It's a shame most of their music is blocked on mobile devices, all I use is a tablet

    Can't listen to Wonderland unless it's a live performance

    Brett Devlin

    all the time i went on you tube it was live performances, its good that there is a site with a studio performance

  17. Richard David

    Down at the corner store
    Never busy any more
    He's in the back room talking pie
    In there all by himself
    Counting bugs up on the shelf
    Watching the window fill with flies

    Oh you dreamer
    Is this the way that you believed your life was gonna turn out?
    Oh you dreamer
    Is this the better world that you were making all those plans for?

    Meanwhile in the great indoors
    Pizza boxes on the floor
    Prescription junkies pass the day
    TV actors screw around
    Wrapped in silk and dressing gowns
    A grown up drama for a day

    Oh you dreamer
    Is this the way that you believed your life was gonna turn out?
    Oh you dreamer
    Is this the better world that you were making all those plans for?

    You know there's house on Victory Street
    Where no one wipes their feet
    A car is rusting in the yard
    Mommy scrubs and daddy scores
    Keeps his stash beneath the floor
    Under the bed of baby blue

    I need a guide book
    Get me a map
    Not even Indiana Jones could deal with that
    The tank is empty, a wheel came off
    How can someone find me if no one knows I'm lost?
    Hey, if no one knows I'm lost

    Oh you dreamer
    Is this the way that you believed your life was gonna turn out?
    Oh you dreamer
    Is this the better world that you were making all those plans for?

  18. Dwayne Wladyka

    Great music by a great band!

  19. Will Crouch

    My dad introduced me to Big Country, brilliant timeless music .. this and the crossing is my favourite song, I took my dad to see them live at the start of this year

    Will Crouch

    Yeah naturally that was a shame, but I think I was about 4 when they lost Stuart 

    Marion Keane

    RockBottom 44 I'm with you on that but!!!! I have been a fan for 34 years n seen Big Stu live a few times but also seen Big Country with Bruce n Mark this year n they were fantastic !!

  20. TheN0odles

    Classic 90's, and arguably their best song.

    Stuart Adamson - In A Big Country

    It's nice to see some of their later work being taken seriously.

    Gerard Lappee

    @Stuart Adamson - In A Big Country I agree.

  21. JollyJimmyJohnston

    Brilliant song! I love the line in it "I need a guide book,get me a map, not even Indiana Jones could deal with that"..pure genius! Xx

    Stuart Adamson - In A Big Country

    "How can someone find me if no one knows I’m lost, no one knows I’m lost
    no one knows I’m lost hey if no one knows I’m lost".

    A great live version of this in the playlists.