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, ooh ooh
You make my dreams come true, whoa yeah

Well listen to this, oh

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

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Hall & Oates' song "You Make My Dreams" are about the transformative power of love. The singer is describing how the person they are singing to has something they want, but that it is difficult to deal with. The chorus expresses the joy they feel with this person in their life, and how they are able to make their dreams come true. The singer acknowledges that they have had trouble with bad dreams in the past, but with this person, they are able to laugh them off and move forward.


The lyrics of the second verse show how the singer feels liberated by the person they are singing to. They are able to "twist and shout" their way out of trouble, and this person has a positive effect on them. The singer recognizes that they are not the same person they were before, and that they have been changed by this love.


Overall, "You Make My Dreams" is an upbeat, joyful song about the transformative power of love. It speaks to the idea that when you find the right person, they can change everything in your life.


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 this thing I want from you


But like the flame that burns the candle
Similar to the flammable process relying on oxygen that leads to the candle burning


The candle feeds the flame, yeah yeah
The burning is further fueled by the wax in the candle


What I've got's full stock of thoughts and dreams that scatter
I have plenty of ideas and aspirations, though they may not be as tangible


You pull them all together
But you have the ability to unite and manifest them


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


Oh yeah, well well you You make my dreams come true
But the end result is that you're able to materialize my thoughts and dreams


Well well you, oh yeah You make my dreams come true
You continually make my dreams come true, and I am grateful for it


Girl oh yeah
This is directed towards a specific person who is female


On a night when bad dreams become a screamer
During a night when my nightmares are amplified


When they're messin' with a dreamer
When it becomes even more difficult for me to control my thoughts and dreams


I can laugh it in the face
I am able to laugh in the face of my fears


Twist and shout my way out
I can try to physically move my way out of my nightmares


And wrap yourself around me
But you being there physically would help me cope better


'Cause I ain't the way you found me
I've changed significantly since the day we first met


And I'll never be the same, oh yeah
Future experiences are also transforming me fundamentally


Well 'cause you, You make my dreams come true, oh yeah
Because of you, you have a positive influence on my well-being and future


Well well you, ooh ooh You make my dreams come true, whoa yeah
Another repetition of the benefit that you bring to me


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


I'm down on the daydream
I'm temporarily feeling disheartened and partially losing hope


Oh that sleepwalk should be over by now
My inaction and passivity should come to an end


I know
I am aware of this and actively looking for solutions


Ah you, yeah yeah you make my dreams come true, oh yeah
Another acknowledgement of the positive impact that you have on my life


I've been waiting for, waiting for you girl, oh yeah
I've been thinking of this wonderful person who I can trust and rely on


You make my dreams come true
By being there for me, you allow me to manifest my ambitions and bring them to fruition


Make you make you make,
I am emphasizing your influence on me


I've been waiting for, waiting for you girl All night
I've been hoping for this person who can positively contribute to my life


You make my dreams come true, oh whoa whoa
The repetition of this line drives home the effect that this person has on my future


I've been waiting for, waiting for, waiting for, waiting for, Waiting for, waiting for, waiting for
Repetition of this line emphasizes how long I've been searching for someone like her


Woo ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh I've been waiting for you girl
More emphasis that this is a highly-awaited individual in my life




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 .

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lol fuckin awesome man

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i have good mornings listening to this song

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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 👏👏

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79 years young Judy. Save a dance for me?

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Me too💯

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Amen😊

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