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By Esper

Dream Killer

Outland  is another limp Numan effort. On most tracks he again sounds like he is desperately trying to rival Janet Jackson, but his voice is just not right for soul music. Thankfully, there are a few tracks in which Numan appears to have made a deeper emotional investment. These are Whisper, Heart and this, my favourite from this album, Dream Killer. The emotion in Numan's voice, and the sincerity of his lyrics, are quite heartbreaking. By now Numan really was on the verge of chucking it all in, so far as his moribund music career was concerned, and ready to invest his efforts in what he was now far more successful at - his career as a display pilot. Not only had Gary become one of the most accomplished display pilots in Britain, he had also acquired his licence as a display pilot certification officer, a licence which only the very best pilots are able to attain.

Credit to the mighty Dave McKean for today's image from the Arkham Asylum graphic novel.

So I've seen my future
And I've seen dream killers
And I've seen you everytime.

So I've heard opinions
And I've heard dark rumours
And I've heard you everytime.

You hurt my feelings
You hurt my family
You hurt my reasons to try
I can't forgive you
I will remember
I'll pay you back one cold day.

So I've seen my weakness
And I've seen my heart break
And I've seen you everytime.

So I've heard promises
And I've heard every lie
And I've heard you everytime.

You lied to father
You lied to mother
You lied to brother and me
I used to dream, now
I forget how to
So should I learn how to lie?

You take my picture
You take my ghosts and laugh
You take my reason
You take my soul away.
You take my heartbeat
You take my innocence
You take my dreams and
You'll take my life away.

So now I'm old news
And you would change me
But I'm so tired of this
There is no comfort
In fame when it dies
And I'm so tired of it.

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