Street Of Dreams
Frank Sinatra Lyrics

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Love laughs at a king
Kings don't mean a thing
On the street of dreams
Dreams broken in two, can be made like new
On the street of dreams
Gold, sliver and gold
All you can hold up there on a moonbeams
Poor and nobody's poor
Long as love is sure
On the street of dreams

All the gold, sliver and gold
All you can hold up there on a moonbeam
Poor, and nobody's poor

Long as love is sure
On the street of dreams

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Frank Sinatra's "Street of Dreams" describe a world where love is valued above all else. The song illustrates that individuals in love are more important than great kings or vast riches. The line "Love laughs at a king, Kings don't mean a thing" emphasizes this view. The street of dreams is where broken dreams can be reignited and made new again when two people are in love. No matter if they are rich or poor, as long as they have the certainty of love, they will be fulfilled on this street of dreams. The lyric that reads "All the gold, silver and gold, All you can hold up there on a moonbeam" suggests that even material wealth pales in comparison to the eternal nature of love.

The song's simple yet meaningful lyrics are meant to remind listeners that love is the most valuable currency in the world. No matter how wealthy or successful a person may be, they will only find true happiness when they share love with someone they care about. The overall theme of the song is that love can transform broken dreams into magical memories.

Line by Line Meaning

Love laughs at a king
Love is a force more powerful than any king or ruler; even those in the highest positions of power are not immune to its influence and allure.

Kings don't mean a thing
In the grand scheme of things, the importance and significance of kings or rulers are insignificant compared to the power of love.

On the street of dreams
The setting for this song is a place of hope and endless possibilities, where dreams can come true.

Dreams broken in two, can be made like new
No matter how many times your dreams are shattered or torn apart, they can always be mended and made whole again on the street of dreams.

On the street of dreams
The repetition of this line drives home the idea that the street of dreams is the focal point of the song's message.

Gold, silver and gold
This line alludes to the idea that on the street of dreams, anything is possible; even things as valuable and precious as gold and silver can be found there.

All you can hold up there on a moonbeam
The street of dreams is a place where even the impossible can become possible; it is a place where you can hold onto things as delicate and intangible as a moonbeam.

Poor and nobody's poor
On the street of dreams, wealth and status are irrelevant; even those who are considered poor in real life can find a sense of abundance and happiness there.

Long as love is sure
As long as you have the unwavering support of love, any obstacles or challenges you may face on the street of dreams can be overcome.

On the street of dreams
The song comes full circle, returning once again to the idea that the street of dreams is a magical place where hope reigns supreme and anything can be achieved.

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on The Lady Is A Champ


She gets too hungry for dinner at eight
She can't eat late and stay up all night, because unlike society types, she has to get up in the morning.

She likes the theatre and never comes late
She cares more about seeing the play than being seen making an entrance.

She never bothers with people she'd hate
Her friends are friends, not social trophies.

Doesn't like crap games with barons or earls
While barrns and earls probably don't play craps, she associates with friends, not people to be seen with.

Won't go to Harlem in ermine and pearls
She doesn't "slum", the practice of the rich in the 30's, when the song was written, of touring poor neighborhoods dressed in rich clothes to "tut, tut" about the deplorable conditions, and congratulate each other for "caring about the poor"

Won't dish the dirt with the rest of the girls
Doesn't trade gossip for acceptance among an in-crowd

She likes the free, fresh wind in her hair
She cares more about how her hair feels than conforming with current hair fashions

Hates California, it's cold and it's damp
Since most of California is noticeably warmer and / or drier than New York, where the play the song was written for is set, this is probably a facetious excuse to like what she likes.

And she won't go to Harlem in Lincoln's or Ford's
Another reference to slumming, but facetious, since Lincolns and Fords were middle-class, not luxury brands when the lyric was written


on Try a Little Tenderness

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Try A Little Tenderness - Frank Sinatra - Lyrics

Oh she may be weary
Women do get wearied
Wearing that same old shabby dress
And when she’s weary
You try a little tenderness

You know she’s waiting
Just anticipating things she’ll may never possess
While she is without them
Try just a little bit of tenderness

It’s not just sentimental
She has her grieve and her care
And the words that soft and gentle
Makes it easier to bear
You wont regret it
Women don't forget it
Love is their whole happiness
And it’s all so easy
Try a little tenderness

Musical Interlude

And, it’s all so easy
Try a little tenderness


on The Way You Look Tonight

I met Frank Jr. in Las Vegas, a real gentleman. RIP you both.

Giorgi Khutashvili

on Theme from New York, New York


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