Dreams
Fleetwood Mac Lyrics


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Now here you go again
You say you want your freedom
Well, who am I to keep you down?
It's only right that you should
Play the way you feel it
But listen carefully
To the sound of your loneliness
Like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering what you had
And what you lost
And what you had
And what you lost

Oh, thunder only happens when it's rainin'
Players only love you when they're playin'
Say women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
You'll know

Now here I go again
I see the crystal visions
I keep my visions to myself
It's only me who wants to wrap around your dreams
And have you any dreams you'd like to sell?
Dreams of loneliness

Like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering what you had
And what you lost
And what you had
Ooh, what you lost

Thunder only happens when it's rainin'
Players only love you when they're playin'
Women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
Oh, thunder only happens when it's rainin'
Players only love you when they're playin'
Say women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
You'll know




You will know
Oh, you'll know

Overall Meaning

The song "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac was released in 1977 and is a classic in the world of rock music. The lyrics explore the themes of heartbreak and loneliness as the singer tries to come to terms with the end of a relationship. The opening lines of the song set the tone for the rest of it: "Now here you go again, you say you want your freedom, well who am I to keep you down?" The singer accepts that the relationship is over and that the other person wants their freedom, but she also acknowledges the pain she feels in her loneliness. The line "It's only right that you should play the way you feel it" suggests that the other person should be true to themselves, but it also implies a sense of resignation that the singer must accept their decision regardless of how it makes her feel.


The chorus of the song, with the line "Thunder only happens when it's raining", is the most iconic part of the song. This line is a metaphor for the turmoil that accompanies a breakup. The next line, "Players only love you when they're playing", suggests that those who claim to love you may not be sincere, and they only love you when they are getting something out of it. The final line, "Say women, they will come and they will go, when the rain washes you clean, you'll know", is an acknowledgement that relationships are temporary and that one must be willing to accept the heartbreak that comes with them.


Overall, "Dreams" is an incredibly powerful song that resonates with people of all ages and backgrounds. It explores the universal themes of love, loss, and heartbreak in a way that is both captivating and heart-wrenching.


Line by Line Meaning

Now here you go again
The singer is acknowledging that someone is entering into a new phase of their life.


You say you want your freedom
The singer understands that this person wants to be free and do what they want.


Well, who am I to keep you down?
The singer admits that they have no right to hold the person back.


It's only right that you should
The artist accepts that the person deserves to live their life as they choose.


Play the way you feel it
The artist encourages the person to be true to themselves.


But listen carefully
The singer advises the person to be aware of their feelings and emotions.


To the sound of your loneliness
The singer tells the person to pay attention to their own loneliness and how it affects them.


Like a heartbeat drives you mad
The artist is describing how the loneliness can consume a person like a constant, driving force.


In the stillness of remembering what you had
The artist describes how the person may become lost in their memories of what they once had.


And what you lost
The artist acknowledges that the person has also experienced loss of what they once had.


Oh, thunder only happens when it's rainin'
The singer explains that things only get crazy and turbulent during difficult times.


Players only love you when they're playin'
The artist warns that some people may only show affection when it benefits them.


Say women, they will come and they will go
The singer acknowledges the fleeting nature of relationships with women.


When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
The singer suggests that tough times can make you stronger and cleanse you of negativity.


Now here I go again
The singer is admitting that they are also entering into a new phase of their life.


I see the crystal visions
The artist is describing experiencing imaginative and clear thoughts about the future.


I keep my visions to myself
The artist is keeping their daydreams private and close to their heart.


It's only me who wants to wrap around your dreams
The singer admits that they are the only one who wants to share in this person's dreams.


And have you any dreams you'd like to sell?
The singer is inquiring if the person has any ambitions they would like to share with them.


Dreams of loneliness
The artist acknowledges that the person may have dreams rooted in their feelings of isolation.


Ooh, what you lost
The artist repeats the idea of losing something, further emphasizing the pain of this loss.


You will know
The artist reassures the person that they will gain insights and understanding through their experiences.




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Written by: Stephanie Nicks

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Lyrics

Now here you go again
You say you want your freedom
Well, who am I to keep you down?
It's only right that you should
Play the way you feel it
But listen carefully
To the sound of your loneliness
Like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering what you had
And what you lost
And what you had
And what you lost
Oh, thunder only happens when it's rainin'
Players only love you when they're playin'
Say women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
You'll know
Now here I go again
I see the crystal visions
I keep my visions to myself
It's only me who wants to wrap around your dreams
And have you any dreams you'd like to sell?
Dreams of loneliness
Like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering what you had
And what you lost
And what you had
Ooh, what you lost
Thunder only happens when it's rainin'
Players only love you when they're playin'
Women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
Oh, thunder only happens when it's rainin'
Players only love you when they're playin'
Say women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
You'll know
You will know
Oh, you'll know



@babywolf8133

Now here you go again, you say you want your freedom
Well, who am I to keep you down?
It's only right that you should play the way you feel it
But listen carefully to the sound of your loneliness
Like a heartbeat, drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering what you had
And what you lost
And what you had
And what you lost
Oh, thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
Say, women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
You'll know
Now here I go again, I see the crystal vision
I keep my visions to myself
But it's only me who wants to wrap around your dreams, and
Have you any dreams you'd like to sell, dreams of loneliness?
Like a heartbeat, drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering what you had
And what you lost
And what you had
Ooh, what you lost
Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
Women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
Oh, thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
Say, women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
You'll know
You will know
Oh-oh-oh, you'll know



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