Sunday, April 20, 2014

Story Songs: Living in a Fantasy

Leo Sayer is often remembered for his bouncy, feel-good songs, often performed in costumes, such as "The Show Must Go On," "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing," and "Long Tall Glasses."

The curly-haired British singer-songwriter also recorded some sweet ballads in the 1970s such as "More Than I Can Say," "When I Need You," and "Raining in My Heart."

He charted 10 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, and it was his last, in 1981, that is my favorite -- "Living in a Fantasy," written by Sayer and Alan Tarney.

The tune is about a person who falls so deeply in love that it seems like it must be dream -- almost unreal.

The song begins with the narrator saying the person is his "reason to live" and that he loves her "little by little more every day."

The second verse:

"I lay in bed but I just can't sleep
I close my eyes and you're all that I see
I can't believe that's happening to me"

Then he declares:

"Living in a fantasy
Ever since you came to me
Living in a fantasy
Drowning in this luxury
Ever since you came to me
I'm living in a dream."

And it closes with:

"Oh, you're too much, too soon, too strong
But I wanna drown in your touch
Don't keep me floating to long."

The song has an ethereal quality to it. Just close your eyes and listen and you'll know what I mean.

"Living in a Fantasy" lyrics

Living in a Fantasy

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Until the next time...


  1. Always a pleasure to read what you write and the songs that you advise about. :D

    1. Thanks, Socorro. I hope I'm introducing some songs that people will give a second listen to.