You Make My Dreams
Hall & John Lyrics


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What I want, you've got
And it might be hard to handle
But like a 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
Then you pull them all together
And how, I can't explain
Oh yeah, well well you
You make my dreams come true
Well well well you, oh yeah
You make my dreams come true

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

Well listen to this, oh

I'm down on my daydream
Oh that sleepwalk should be over by now, I know
Well 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
For life
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
(You make my dreams)





I've been waiting for you girl
(You make my dreams)

Overall Meaning

The song "You Make My Dreams" is an upbeat and joyful love song from Daryl Hall and John Oates. The lyrics express the powerful effect that the person they love has on them, at times causing confusion and difficulties, but ultimately leading to a deep sense of happiness and fulfillment. The metaphor of a candle and flame is used to symbolize the relationship, with the candle representing the person's individuality and the flame representing the love that brings them together.


The first verse describes how the loved one possesses something that the singer wants and needs, but that it may be difficult to handle. However, like a candle, the person's uniqueness feeds their passion and is necessary for their flames of love to burn. In contrast, the second verse describes a bad dream that makes the singer afraid, but the loved one is there to comfort and support them. Throughout the song, the chorus repeats the line "You make my dreams come true", emphasizing the power of love and the happiness it brings to their lives.


Overall, "You Make My Dreams" is a catchy, upbeat song that celebrates the transformative power of love. It highlights the importance of individuality in a relationship while also recognizing the supportive and inspiring role that a partner can play.


Line by Line Meaning

What I want, you've got
I desire something that you possess


And it might be hard to handle
It could be difficult to manage or deal with


But like a flame that burns the candle
Just like the fire that consumes the wick of a candle


The candle feeds the flame, yeah yeah
The wax melts and provides fuel for the flame


What I've got's full stock
I have a large supply of something


Of thoughts and dreams that scatter
Ideas and aspirations that are dispersed and disorganized


Then you pull them all together
You bring them into a cohesive and unified whole


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


Oh yeah, well well you
Oh yes, it's definitely you


You make my dreams come true
You fulfill my desires and make my aspirations a reality


Well well well you, oh yeah
Yes, it's definitely you who does this


On a night when bad dreams become a screamer
During an evening when bad dreams turn into a nightmare


When they're messin' with a dreamer
When they're affecting someone who has idealistic aspirations


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


Twist and shout my way out
I can gyrate and scream my way out of the nightmare


And wrap yourself around me
Embrace me and hold me tight


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


And I'll never be the same, oh yeah
I'll be forever changed because of you


Well 'cause you
The reason is you


Well well well you, ooh ooh
Yes, it's definitely you who does this


Well listen to this, oh
Pay attention to what I'm about to say


I'm down on my daydream
I'm feeling dejected about my aspirations


Oh that sleepwalk should be over by now, I know
I should have woken up from that trance a long time ago


Well you, yeah yeah you make my dreams come true, oh yeah
Yes, it's definitely you who fulfills my aspirations


I've been waiting for, waiting for you girl, oh yeah
I've been eagerly anticipating your arrival


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


Make, you make, you make
You are the one who creates


I've been waiting for, waiting for you girl
I've been impatiently waiting for you


For life
Forever


You make my dreams come true, oh whoa whoa
You fulfill my desires and aspirations


I've been waiting for, waiting for, waiting for, waiting for
I've been eagerly waiting for a long time


Waiting for, waiting for, waiting for
I've been anticipating for a while


(You make my dreams)
You are the one who makes my aspirations come true


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


(You make my dreams)
You are the one who fulfills my aspirations




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, 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

@mortysmith3656

GhostOfRhurValley 😂😂😂

@420StonerShot

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💯

@lamontejohnson9079

Amen😊

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