"The Dream Is Dead" is the closing track of the Type O Negative album Life Is Killing Me, released in 2003. The elements in this song resembles that of elements typically utilized in October Rust. The lyrics is about a lover leaving them for good, reflected from Steele having hard time to celebrate Valentine's Day as the date coincides with the anniversary of his father's death.
The title of this track was originally going to be used to title the parent album. The reason for this refusal was that Pete thought that fans would think this may be their last album that'll ever be released by Type O Negative. The band would release one more album after this.
Champagne glass of blood and wine On chocolate hearts alone I dine Candles weeping waxing tears Ten for roses each one a year - disappear Arrows fester in my heart Each memory another dart Love and death both colored red Showing my past, the dream is dead Another lonely Valentine's Day I can't believe that things turned out this way And though I hate to see you go I know it must be so Another lonely Valentine's Day Nobody will break your fall All for none, yeah, none for all Nothing's so cruel as the truth Join the Festival of Fools Nobody will break your fall All for one, yeah, none for all Nothing's so cruel as the truth Join the festival, my fools Another lonely Valentine's Day I can't believe things turned out this way And though I hate to see you go I know it must be so Another lonely Valentine's Day The dream is dead The dream is dead The dream is dead The dream is dead The dream is dead The dream is dead
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- Peter Steele – lead vocals, bass, additional guitar and keyboards
- Josh Silver – keyboards, effects, backing vocals
- Kenny Hickey – guitar, backing vocals
- Johnny Kelly – drums
- Written by Peter Steele
- Engineered by Josh Silver and Mike Marciano
- Mixed by Josh Silver, Peter Steele and Mike Marciano
- Mastered by George Marino
- Produced by Josh Silver and Peter Steele