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The State of Dreaming
Electra Heart album artwork
Released April 27, 2012
Length 3:36
Label 679, Atlantic
Format Digital download, CD (with album)
Producer Rick Nowels, Devrim Karaoğlu
Marina and the Diamonds chronology
Electra Heart track listing
"The State of Dreaming" is track number 6.
Previous track
"Starring Role"
Next track
"Power & Control"
Electra Heart (Video series) track listing
"The State of Dreaming" is the ninth video.
Previous video
"E.V.O.L"
Next video
"Lies"

"The State of Dreaming" is a song by Marina and the Diamonds on her second studio album, Electra Heart. The song was used as part nine in The Archetypes video series.

Background and compositionEdit

"The State of Dreaming" was written about the public's memory of Marilyn Monroe. Inspired by a tweet reading, "Message to girls, stop living off that one quote," Diamandis wrote the song about how people can choose to remember and perceive people any way they please. She further added, "[Monroe] basically died in this really undignified way. It inspired me as people are living off this one quote...It's connected with deception and how people see this beautiful image of her when she was a really deep troubled person and that one image is strong enough to make people behave in a certain way".[1]

VideosEdit

Music Video Information
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS PART 9 ♡ "STATE OF DREAMING" ♡03:39

MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS PART 9 ♡ "STATE OF DREAMING" ♡

Premiere March 2, 2013
Filmed TBA
Director Thomas Knights
Producer TBA
Production co TBA
Exec. producer TBA
Editor Claire McGonigal
Choreographer TBA
Length 3:38
Source

DoP: Tim Bret Day
Stylist: Hasan Hejazi

LyricsEdit

Millions of girls float on that one quote
Living on their last hope, on their last hope
I live my life inside a dream, only waking when I sleep
I would sell my sorry soul if I could have it all

My life is a play, is a play, is a play
My life is a play, is a play, is a play

Yeah I’ve been living in the state of dreaming
Living in a make-believe land
living in the state of dreaming, of dreaming, of dreaming

All I really want is to be wonderful
People in this town they, they can be so cruel
I live my life inside a dream, only waking when I sleep
If I could sell my sorry soul, I would have it all

My life is a play, is a play, is a play
My life is a play, is a play, is a play

Yeah I’ve been living in the state of dreaming
Living in a make-believe land
Living in the state of dreaming, of dreaming, of dreaming

If only you knew my dear how I live my life in fear
If only you knew my dear how I know my time is near

Yeah I’ve been living in the state of dreaming
Living in a make-believe land
Living in the state of dreaming, of dreaming, of dreaming

Living in the state of dreaming
Living in a make-believe land
Living in the state of dreaming, of dreaming, of dreaming

My life is a play, is a play, is a play

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Marina and the Diamonds | "Electra Heart" Album Interview. Part 2." YouTube. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2015.

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