You Make My Dreams
Hall&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, ooo ooo
You make my dreams come true, whoa yeah

Well listen to this, owh

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 ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo
I've been waiting for you girl

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Hall & Oates' "You Make My Dreams" are all about the joy and excitement that comes with finding someone who makes you feel alive and fulfilled. The opening lines, "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", suggest that the singer recognizes that the person he's singing about is a bit of a handful, but that the relationship is still incredibly rewarding. He goes on to describe himself as someone with "a full stock of thoughts and dreams that scatter", and suggests that the object of his affections is able to bring all of those disparate ideas and desires into focus.


The singer seems to suggest that his new partner has helped him find a way out of a negative headspace. He sings, "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". The image of a "screamer" is a powerful one, conjuring up an intense sense of panic or fear. But the singer suggests that with the help of his partner, he's able to confront these feelings head-on and come out the other side feeling positive and energized. The repeated refrain of "You make my dreams come true" underscores the sense of joy and fulfillment that comes from being in a loving relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

What I want, you've got
I desire something and you possess it


And it might be hard to handle
It could be tricky to manage


But like the flame that burns the candle
But similar to how a fire ignites a candle


The candle feeds the flame, yeah yeah
The candle sustains the fire burning


What I've got's full stock of thoughts and dreams that scatter
I have an abundant supply of scattered dreams and ideas


You pull them all together
You bring them all into one cohesive plan


And how, I can't explain
I can't describe how you do it


Oh yeah, well well you
You, yes you


You make my dreams come true
You turn my dreams into reality


Well well you, oh yeah
You, oh yes


Girl oh yeah
Addressing a female in agreement


On a night when bad dreams become a screamer
During a night of nightmares and fear


When they're messin' with a dreamer
When they're affecting a person who dreams


I can laugh it in the face
I can confront it with humor


Twist and shout my way out
Dancing and expressing emotions help me escape


And wrap yourself around me
Embrace me with your presence


'Cause I ain't the way you found me
I'm not the same person as when we first met


And I'll never be the same, oh yeah
I am transformed and never going back


Well 'cause you,
Because of you


You make my dreams come true, oh yeah
You make my aspirations into reality


Well well you, ooo ooo
You, oh yes


Well listen to this, owh
Pay attention to what I'm saying


I'm down on the daydream
I'm in a state of aimless thought


Oh that sleepwalk should be over by now
The aimless wandering should end


I know
I am aware


Ah you, yeah yeah you make my dreams come true, oh yeah
Oh you, yes you, you make my desires into reality


I've been waiting for, waiting for you girl, oh yeah
I've been anticipating your help to achieve my goals


You make my dreams come true
You make my fantasies a reality


Make you make you make,
You, yes you enact


I've been waiting for, waiting for you girl
I have been patiently waiting for your aid


All night
The entire night


You make my dreams come true, oh whoa whoa
You bring my aspirations into reality


I've been waiting for, waiting for, waiting for, waiting for,
I have been eagerly anticipating


Waiting for, waiting for, waiting for
Endlessly hoping


Woo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo
Vocalizing a joyful sound


I've been waiting for you girl
I have been waiting for your assistance




Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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

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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💯

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Amen😊

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