Song Lyric Sunday: Garage Rock – ‘I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)’

I thought I knew (roughly) what ‘garage music is or was – electronic dance music from the 1990s. And so it is, but fortunately I yet again reverted to the internet and felicitously discovered that it is not at all the same as ‘garage rock’, which is the theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday.

I had never heard the expression ‘garage rock’ before, and to judge from various lists of the Top 50 examples of the genre it seems to have been quite a broad church. Much of it I have never even heard of, but this certainly rang a bell: one from the psychedelic end of the garage rock spectrum.

Last night your shadow fell upon my lonely room
I touched your golden hair and tasted your perfume
Your eyes were filled with love the way they used to be
Your gentle hand reached out to comfort me
Then came the dawn
And you were gone
You were gone, gone, gone

I had too much to dream last night
Too much to dream
I’m not ready to face the light
I had too much to dream
Last night
Last night

The room was empty as I staggered from my bed
I could not bear the image racing through my head
You were so real that I could feel your eagerness
And when you raised your lips for me to kiss
Came the dawn
And you were gone
You were gone, gone, gone

I had too much to dream last night
Too much to dream
I’m not ready to face the light
I had too much to dream
Last night
Last night

I had too much to dream last night
Too much to dream
I’m not ready to face the light
I had too much to dream
Last night
Last night

Oh, too much to dream
Oh, too much to dream
Too much to dream last night
Oh, too much to dream
Oh, too much to dream
Oh, too much to dream

Written by Nancie Mantz and Annette Tucker

Song Lyric Sunday 1 January 2023

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