Alan Gillis (Gulliver)
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Nightmare (Words and music by Alan Gillis)

Verse 1
I dreamt I was on fire and you were pouring oil
I dreamt that I was drowning and you didn't care at all
You only stood there laughing
Sticking pins in little dolls
Playing with your bag of bones and
Screaming witchy calls
You give me Nightmares
Afraid to go sleep
Keep getting Nightmares
I know your creeping round my door
Don't put out the light
Keep out the night
Keep out the nightmare
Verse 2
Looks like you're trying to break me up and leave bits everywhere
To say you don't love me's the understatement of the year
You're trying to destroy me
Without a reason why
You're haunting me both day and night and
Night and day I die

Repeat chorus

Don't burn me up - don't burn me up
Don't let me drown - don't let me drown

Don't build me up - don't build me up
Don't put me down - don't put me down

Nightmare nightmare

© 1978/2002
Story Behind the Song:
I used to work with the person who inspired this song - it's fair to say that we didn't get along too well.
Lyric Credits: Alan Gillis
Music Credits: Alan Gillis
Producer Credits: Dan Drilling
Performance Credits: Mike Lusk, Dan Drilling, Rodger Morris, Mark Beckett, Matt McGee
Song Length: 3:31
Primary Genre: Country-Rock
Secondary Genre: Country-Contemporary
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Fear
Mood 1: Uptight
Language: English
Era: 1970 - 1979