You Make My Dreams
Daryl Hall John Oates Lyrics


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What I want, you've got
And it might be hard to handle
But like the flame that burns the candle
The candle feeds the flame, yeah yeah

What I've got's full stock of thoughts and dreams that scatter
You pull them all together
And how, I can't explain,
Oh yeah, well well you
You make my dreams come true
Well well you, oh yeah
You make my dreams come true

Girl oh yeah

On a night when bad dreams become a screamer
When they're messin' with a 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, oh yeah

Well 'cause you,
You make my dreams come true, oh yeah
Well well you, ooh ooh
You make my dreams come true, whoa yeah

Well listen to this, oh

I'm down on the daydream
Oh that sleepwalk should be over by now
I know
Ah you, yeah yeah you make my dreams come true, oh yeah
I've been waiting for, waiting for you girl, oh yeah
You make my dreams come true
Make you make you make,
I've been waiting for, waiting for you girl
All night
You make my dreams come true, oh whoa whoa
I've been waiting for, waiting for, waiting for, waiting for,
Waiting for, waiting for, waiting for





Woo ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
I've been waiting for you girl

Overall Meaning

The song You Make My Dreams by Daryl Hall and John Oates is a fun and upbeat love song full of metaphors and playful lyrics. In the first verse, the singer acknowledges that what he wants is what the person he loves has. He even admits that it might be hard to handle. In the metaphorical language of the song, the person he is singing to is like a flame that burns a candle, and the candle feeds the flame. The essence of the metaphor is that the relationship is a cyclical one in which each person is necessary for the other to survive and thrive.


The second verse focuses on the singer's internal experience of his relationship with the person he loves. He has a "full stock of thoughts and dreams" that are scattered about, and this person has the ability to "pull them all together." The singer can't explain how it happens, but the result is that this person makes his dreams come true. The chorus is essentially repeating this sentiment while adding in some playful "oh yeahs" and "woo ooh oohs."


The bridge is a departure from the metaphorical language of the rest of the song. It's more straightforward in its expression of the singer's feelings. He's had bad dreams, and this person has the ability to make those dreams go away just by being there with him. He encourages this person to wrap themselves around him and acknowledges that he will never be the same again.


Overall, the song is a fun and lighthearted expression of the power of love to bring people together and make their dreams come true.




Line by Line Meaning

What I want, you've got
You possess what I desire.


And it might be hard to handle
Possessing what I want may be difficult for you.


But like the flame that burns the candle
Similar to how a flame needs a candle to burn properly,


The candle feeds the flame, yeah yeah
Desiring and possessing what I do creates energy and passion.


What I've got's full stock of thoughts and dreams that scatter
I have a surplus of scattered thoughts and dreams.


You pull them all together
You're the one who brings all those thoughts and dreams together in one place.


And how, I can't explain
I cannot adequately articulate how you accomplish this.


Oh yeah, well well you
Oh yes, it's you who does this.


You make my dreams come true
You're the one who transforms my scattered thoughts and dreams into a reality.


Girl oh yeah
I acknowledge you, girl.


On a night when bad dreams become a screamer
On a night when nightmares become unbearable.


When they're messin' with a dreamer
When they're tormenting someone who cherishes their dreams.


I can laugh it in the face
I can laugh at those nightmares and fears.


Twist and shout my way out
I can dance and scream to escape those bad dreams.


And wrap yourself around me
Let me hold you close.


'Cause I ain't the way you found me
I am different from how you first met me.


And I'll never be the same, oh yeah
I am permanently changed because of you, and I appreciate it.


Well 'cause you,
Because of you,


You make my dreams come true, oh yeah
You are the one who makes my dreams come true.


Well well you, ooh ooh
Yes, it's definitely you.


You make my dreams come true, whoa yeah
You are the one who makes my dreams a reality.


Well listen to this, oh
Please pay attention to what I'm about to say.


I'm down on the daydream
I am lost in a daydream.


Oh that sleepwalk should be over by now
I should be snapping out of it soon.


I know
I am aware.


Ah you, yeah yeah you make my dreams come true, oh yeah
You, yes, you are the one who makes my dreams come true.


I've been waiting for, waiting for you girl, oh yeah
I have long been waiting for someone like you, girl.


You make my dreams come true
You are the one who makes my dreams a reality.


Make you make you make,
I want to emphasize that it's you.


I've been waiting for, waiting for you girl
I have been patiently waiting for someone like you.


All night
The whole night long.


You make my dreams come true, oh whoa whoa
You are the one who makes my wildest dreams a reality.


I've been waiting for, waiting for, waiting for, waiting for,
I have been waiting for so long, patiently.


Waiting for, waiting for, waiting for
For so long I waited, hoped, and dreamed.


Woo ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
A sound of excitement and joy.


I've been waiting for you girl
I have been waiting for you, girl.




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 .

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GhostOfRhurValley 1945 lol same

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GhostOfRhurValley 😂😂😂

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lol fuckin awesome man

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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💯

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Amen😊

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