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    dreaming away

    Hello teachers

    could you tell me the meaning of the sencente:

    I'm just a dreamer, I dream my life away.

    I am guessing it means 'All I do in life is dream'. Is it right? there are other meanings?

    Thank you very much

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    Re: dreaming away

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post

    I'm just a dreamer, I dream my life away.

    I am guessing it means 'All I do in life is dream'. Is it right? there are other meanings?

    Thank you very much
    1. I live my life dreaming or
    2. I live my life as if it was a dream

    It must be a line from a song or a poem, right?

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    Re: dreaming away

    Yeah, thank you, it's a song. But, could it has other meanings? I can't find 'dream away' in the on-line dictionaries. I saw some sentences from the British National Corpus, but it did not help a lot.
    One more question:
    What does 'dream on' mean?

    Thank you very much

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    Re: dreaming away

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Yeah, thank you, it's a song. But, could it has other meanings? I can't find 'dream away' in the on-line dictionaries. I saw some sentences from the British National Corpus, but it did not help a lot.
    One more question:
    What does 'dream on' mean?

    Thank you very much
    I've heard of dream away=dream through
    it could have other meanings I am not sute of, your only hint is the context

    in regard to "dream on", my suggestion is carry on dreaming until.... something happens.

    let me think of it and I'll let you know

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    Re: dreaming away

    It reminds of a song

    People say I'm crazy. Dreaming my life away. (John Lennon)

    As far as I understand it, it means that the person has his/her head in the clouds.
    He's only sitting there, only dreaming, not really doing anything.


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    Re: dreaming away

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcake View Post
    It reminds of a song

    People say I'm crazy. Dreaming my life away. (John Lennon)

    As far as I understand it, it means the person has his/her head in the clouds.
    He's only sitting there, only dreaming, not really doing anything.


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    Snowcake
    yes, Snowcake is right.
    getting back to "dream on", it must mean carry on dreaming but notice another context. "I like this girl, do you know her? Dude don't even try it, she's way out of your league. I have some chance! dream on....

    speaking about lyrics I've heard that lyrics in English typically mean nothing - or rather, they are not written as coherent English, and so can mean anything. I would like natives to confirm that if they could, please.

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    Re: dreaming away

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    yes, Snowcake is right.
    getting back to "dream on", it must mean carry on dreaming but notice another context. "I like this girl, do you know her? Dude don't even try it, she's way out of your league. I have some chance! dream on....

    speaking about lyrics I've heard that lyrics in English typically mean nothing - or rather, they are not written as coherent English, and so can mean anything. I would like natives to confirm that if they could, please.
    Thanks Banderas. But I still don't feel confident to use these expressions, all I can do is guess, so, could a native speaker give us a light on this?

    Could something or someone be a dreaming away?
    Could someone dream something away?

    I noticed that 'dream on' appears often in lyrics, by the way, there's a song by Aerosmith that they called it 'dream on', but could 'dream on' be a noun as well?

    If you like, here's the song lyrics:
    Aerosmith | Dream On lyrics

    Many thanks

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