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Sweet Dreams
Eurythmics Lyrics


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Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world
And the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world
And the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something

Hold your head up
Keep your head up, movin' on
Hold your head up, movin' on
Keep your head up, movin' on
Hold your head up, movin' on
Keep your head up, movin' on
Hold your head up, movin' on
Keep your head up

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

Hold your head up
Keep your head up, movin' on
Hold your head up, movin' on
Keep your head up, movin' on
Hold your head up, movin' on
Keep your head up, movin' on
Hold your head up, movin' on
Keep your head up

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world
And the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world
And the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world
And the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world
And the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics highlight the universal human experience of seeking something in life. The song begins with the statement "Sweet dreams are made of this, who am I to disagree?" which may refer to the idea that everyone has their own set of dreams and aspirations that are unique to them. This statement may also imply that no one can fully understand the dreams and motivations of another individual. Throughout the song, the singer mentions traveling the world and exploring the seven seas, which could be interpreted as a metaphor for searching for something greater in life.


The chorus of the song is repeated multiple times, emphasizing the idea that everyone is looking for something. The lyrics also mention that some people want to use or abuse others, while others want to be used or abused. This line could be interpreted as a commentary on the power dynamics that exist in relationships, where one person may hold more power over the other.


The final verse of the song is a repetition of the chorus, emphasizing the idea that everyone is searching for something, regardless of their life circumstances or social status. The message of the song seems to be that despite the difficulties one may face in life, there is always something to strive for and to hold onto as a source of hope.


Line by Line Meaning

Sweet dreams are made of this
This world that we live in is full of dreams, which can take various forms, and everyone is trying to chase their own dreams.


Who am I to disagree?
I'm just an individual in this big world, and I have no right to challenge or judge someone else's dreams.


I travel the world
I have been all over, seen the different parts of the world, and experienced what people want or need.


And the seven seas
I've been to the farthest corners of this planet, even crossed the largest bodies of water and seen how different cultures live.


Everybody's looking for something
All of us, regardless of our backgrounds, are searching for something or someone that can fulfill our desires or make us happy.


Some of them want to use you
Not all people have pure intentions, some want to exploit or take advantage of you for their own gain.


Some of them want to get used by you
On the other hand, some people willingly let themselves be used or exploited by others because they think it's what will lead them to their own dreams.


Some of them want to abuse you
Unfortunately, there are also people who want to cause harm or mistreat others, whether for pleasure or power.


Some of them want to be abused
And some people, for whatever reason, may find it desirable to be mistreated, which is a sad reality that exists in our society.


Hold your head up
No matter what happens, keep your chin up and face the challenge head-on.


Keep your head up, movin' on
Pick yourself up and keep moving forward, no matter how hard it gets.


Sweet dreams are made of this
Reiterating the opening line to remind us that in this world full of challenges and difficulties, everyone has their own dreams and aspirations to pursue.


Who am I to disagree?
A reminder that every dream is valid, and it's not right for anyone to judge or criticize someone else's dreams and aspirations.


I travel the world
An acknowledgement that the singer has gained perspective and insight by seeing different parts of the world and the different dreams that people pursue.


And the seven seas
The singer reinforces their message that they have seen a lot and that this experience adds to their understanding of the world.


Everybody's looking for something
An affirmation that people are driven by their desires and needs, which motivate them to pursue their dreams, whatever they may be.


Sweet dreams are made of this
The repetition of the chorus drives home the central idea of the song- that everyone has their own dreams, and it's up to them to fulfill them.


Who am I to disagree?
Another reminder that this is not about the singer's personal opinion or judgment, but instead is an acknowledgment of the universal truth of human desire to pursue their dreams.


I travel the world
This is repeated to emphasize the singer's experience and understanding of the world and of the different dreams that people pursue.


And the seven seas
The repetition of this line reinforces the idea that the singer has been to many distant corners of the world, emphasizing their perspective on the universality of human dreams.


Everybody's looking for something
A final emphasis on the idea that everyone has their own individual dreams and aspirations that motivate them to keep searching so that they can find their own meaning.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Annie Lennox, David Allan Stewart

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Mrs.lulamee


on Savage

Sinceramente I was a little girl I got hipnotized by this outer space woman. Back then I've never ever seen anybody like her. And her voice. She could sing anything she wanted. But she would not only sing, she would really interpreter a roll like no other and so take you with her to any place any time any mood and make feel anything she wanted just with her voice.
And since I bought this record when it was fresh released it has been part of me and has grown with me. And i will always be greatefull for this.

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on Love Is a Stranger

Love is a stranger in an open car
To tempt you in and drive you far away

Love is a stranger in an open car
To tempt you in and drive you far away

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so
It's an obsession

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so
It's an obsession

Love is a danger of a different kind
To take you away and leave you far behind
And love love love is a dangerous drug
You have to receive it and you still can't get enough of the stuff

It's savage and it's cruel and it shines like destruction
Comes in like the flood and it seems like religion
It's noble and it's brutal, it distorts and deranges
And it wrenches you up and you're left like a zombie

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so

It's an obsession

It's guilt edged, glamorous and sleek by design
You know it's jealous by nature
False and unkind
It's hard and restrained
And it's totally cool
It touches and it teases
As you stumble in the debris

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so
It's an obsession

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so
It's an obsession

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so
It's an obsession

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so
It's an obsession

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