You Make My Dreams
John Oates / Darryl Hall 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





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

Overall Meaning

The song You Make My Dreams by John Oates and Daryl Hall is a jubilant love song about finding the right person who can fulfill all your deepest desires and complete you. The lyrics are quite straightforward and express the overwhelming and powerful feelings of being in love with someone who has everything you want, even if it might be hard to handle at times. The first verse compares this love to a flame that burns a candle, where the candle feeds the flame, signifying that the singer and their partner complement each other perfectly. The second verse talks about how the singer is a dreamer, with a full stock of scattered thoughts and dreams that their partner can pull together. The chorus is a declaration of gratitude and admiration for the partner, and how they make their dreams come true, both in their waking moments and even in their nightmares.


Line by Line Meaning

What I want, you've got
I desire what you possess


And it might be hard to handle
Acquiring what you have may be difficult


But like the flame that burns the candle
Similar to how a flame causes a candle to burn


The candle feeds the flame, yeah yeah
You complement and fulfill me


What I've got's full stock of thoughts and dreams that scatter
My mind is full of ideas and aspirations that are all over the place


You pull them all together
You bring my thoughts and dreams into focus


And how, I can't explain
I cannot describe it adequately


Oh yeah, well well you
You are amazing


You make my dreams come true
You help me achieve my desires and aspirations


Girl oh yeah
A term of endearment directed at a woman


On a night when bad dreams become a screamer
During a night where nightmares are at their worst


When they're messin' with a dreamer
When the nightmares are troubling someone who dreams frequently


I can laugh it in the face
I can challenge the nightmares without fear


Twist and shout my way out
I can overcome the nightmares by expressing myself energetically


And wrap yourself around me
Embrace me tightly


'Cause I ain't the way you found me
I have changed for the better since you met me


And I'll never be the same, oh yeah
I will always be different for the better because of you


Well 'cause you
Because of you


You make my dreams come true, oh yeah
You help me achieve my desires and aspirations


Well well you, ooh ooh
Another comment on how great the other person is


You make my dreams come true, whoa yeah
You help me achieve my desires and aspirations


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


I'm down on the daydream
I'm feeling down and overly imaginative


Oh that sleepwalk should be over by now
I should have snapped out of my daze by now


I know
I'm aware


Ah you, yeah yeah you make my dreams come true, oh yeah
You help me achieve my desires and aspirations


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


Make you make you make,
A phrase of excitement and enthusiasm towards the other person


I've been waiting for, waiting for you girl
I've been eagerly anticipating meeting you


All night
Throughout the entire night


You make my dreams come true, oh whoa whoa
You help me achieve my desires and aspirations


I've been waiting for, waiting for, waiting for, waiting for
I've been eagerly anticipating meeting you for a long time


Waiting for, waiting for, waiting for
Waiting patiently for you to arrive


Wooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
A vocalization of excitement and enthusiasm


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




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

@homerdafatsso2

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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