An outtake from the Friends sessions, "A Time to Live in Dreams" shows what a great creative roll Dennis Wilson was on during 1968-1969. A forlorn and heavily spiritual ballad, it seems in hindsight as though it's a warm-up to his Sunflower classic, "Forever." An oddly dissonant classically influenced keyboard run ends each verse in a strangely appealing fashion. Semi-autobiographical, the song is deep and dark, showcasing a sensitive side to Wilson that was, unfortunately, usually hidden. Fortunately, the song has resurfaced on the Hawthorne, CA anthology.