Dreams of Clay
Dwight Yoakam Lyrics


I'd been building hopes so long
Honey, I must have lost sight of what went wrong
'Cause in sorrow's blinding light today
Baby, it looks like my dreams were made of clay

Years of yearning spent for you
Honey, I know now were the cravings of a fool
I guess your wants just slipped away
And baby, it looks like my dreams were made of clay
I knew love could toss you down
An' leave you there to crawl around
But never thought that was a fall we'd make
Getting up was nothing new
The kind of thing hearts learn to do
But knowing how doesn't mean it's easy to take

So I'll forget about
Plans we had for me and you
And dwell on thoughts lonely lives pursue
Praying memories don't stay
'Cause baby, it looks like our dreams were made of clay

I knew love could toss you down
An' leave you there to crawl around
But never thought that was a fall we'd make
Getting up was nothing new
The kind of thing hearts learn to do
But knowing how doesn't mean it's easy to take

So I'll forget about
Plans we had for me and you
And dwell on thoughts lonely lives pursue
Praying memories don't stay
Baby, it looks like our dreams were made of clay

Yeah baby, it looks like our dreams were made of clay

Lyrics © THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY
Written by: DWIGHT YOAKAM

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Comments from YouTube:

Luna Rock

Whoever thumbed down clearly has not an artistic bone in their body. Savant with riff's!! Haters gonna hate I guess.

Mark Moren

I never really followed Dwight until I Heard one of his songs which hit home with what kind of Heartbreaks I was going through & then I started pulling up His songs & realized He is a VERY GIFTED song writer , Composer, & a AMAZING INSTRUMENTALISTS ,& I have been one of his biggest Fan. I was a Union IATSE #76 Stagehand in SA,Tx & have seen some and most of the Best acts out on Tour. I one Day would love to see him Live & meet Him. I have with most of My Idols . George Jones , Waylon & Merle,Willie , Hank Jr. I just have to meet Dwight to say that I HAVE MET ALL OF THE GREATS. I Love All these Guys, they are the Best!!!

Barbara DeMatteis

Dwight, you are a creative genius. Thank you for bringing this back.

griminsights

That ole' boy's still got it! Now that folks: Is Country Music. It touches the human soul and you feel his bitterness and pain, his heartache is drawn out on every note, in every bit of that "Kentucky twang" that Dwight's so famous for.This is the genuine article. And country music, real country music lives on.

APJ’s Experience

griminsights I met him before a concert in 2014

Brandi Swilley

This was actually on an album of his about 15 years ago. "Tomorrow's Sounds Today" But, this version is by far the best!!!  What a true artist!!

Mitch Stephens

Brandi Swilley I agree

Sadie Dangit

The intro always has me expecting Elvis to say "We're caught in a trap....I can't walk out...".... I love this song, though. I love pretty much everything Dwight does.

Tina Buck

Yup

Stephanie Reiss

Beautiful vocals! Love the arrangement, so talented!

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