You Make My Dreams
Daryl Hall John Oates Daryl Hall & John Oates Lyrics


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What I want you've got
And it might be hard to handle
Like the flame that burns the candle
The candle feeds the flame
What I've got's full stock
Of thoughts and dreams that scatter
You pull them all together
And how I can't explain

Well, well you, you make my dreams come true
Well, well, well you, you make my dreams come true

On a night when bad dreams become a screamer
When they're messin with the dreamer
I can laugh it in the face
Twist and shout my way out
And wrap yourself around me
Cause I ain't the way you found me
And I'll never be the same

Well, well you, you make my dreams come true
Well, well, well you, you make my dreams come true
Listen to this





I'm down on my daydream
Oh that sleepwalk should be over by now I know

Overall Meaning

"You Make My Dreams" by Daryl Hall and John Oates is a love song that describes a person who has found the love they have been searching for. The lyrics are filled with metaphors that describe how the person's partner completes them. The first stanza compares the singer's partner to a flame that is hard to handle, but the singer has a "full stock" of thoughts and dreams that scatter until their partner pulls them all together. The singer cannot explain how much their partner means to them.


The chorus repeats how the person's partner makes their dreams come true. When the singer has bad dreams that become a "screamer," their partner is there to laugh in the face of the fear and help them out. The singer asks their partner to wrap themselves around them because they will never be the same again. The final verse suggests that the singer has been daydreaming about finding love but is now down on their daydreams because they have found what they were looking for.


Line by Line Meaning

What I want you've got
I want what you have


And it might be hard to handle
It could be difficult to deal with


Like the flame that burns the candle
Similar to how a flame burns a candle


The candle feeds the flame
The candle supports the flame


What I've got's full stock
I have a lot of something


Of thoughts and dreams that scatter
Thoughts and dreams that are all over the place


You pull them all together
You bring them all into one place


And how I can't explain
I can't really describe it


Well, well you, you make my dreams come true
You make my dreams become reality


On a night when bad dreams become a screamer
During a night where nightmares become intense


When they're messin with the dreamer
When the nightmares are affecting the person sleeping


I can laugh it in the face
I can confront it and laugh it off


Twist and shout my way out
I will dance my way out of the nightmare


And wrap yourself around me
Come closer to me


Cause I ain't the way you found me
I am not the same as I used to be


And I'll never be the same
I will always be changing


Listen to this
Pay attention to what I'm about to say


I'm down on my daydream
My daydream isn't going well


Oh that sleepwalk should be over by now I know
I should have woken up from my daydream by now




Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
Written by: DARYL HALL, JOHN OATES, SARA ALLEN

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@GhostofRhurValley

Makes me wanna clean my room with a happy and positive attitude .

@ollienix3285

GhostOfRhurValley 1945 lol same

@mortysmith3656

GhostOfRhurValley 😂😂😂

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lol fuckin awesome man

@homerdafatsso2

i have good mornings listening to this song

@monstertruck4694

As opposed to throwing shit around 😂😂

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@judydaguanno7092

I’m 79 years old and I still have to dance when I hear this great song 👏👏

@Official.Prez.Graves

79 years young Judy. Save a dance for me?

@maryellensoward

Me too💯

@lamontejohnson9079

Amen😊

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