One of my dreams last night apparently included the song “Ripple” by the Grateful Dead.

How do I know this?

Because I Googled the lyrics IN MY DREAM.


And … every result was an incorrect transcription, or a different version of the song.

The only one I remember clearly included the line “Pre-war planning was made of war”, impressively on-point in both its accuracy and its earnest clunkiness. (Though being a folky kind of song to begin with you can’t fault someone for doing a political update of it.) Although it took some time to find, since it was halfway down a very long, very poorly-formatted page.

All of which went through my mind IN MY DREAM.

This painfully moronic experience does, however, raise some pressing questions:

1 – Has Google calculated how much revenue it is losing through untallied dream searches?

2 – Is there a plan in place to recoup it?

I think we should be told.