You Make My Dreams
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What I want, you've got

It might be hard to handle

Like the flame that burns the candle

The candle feeds the flame

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 well you

You make my dreams come true

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 well you

You make my dreams come true 

Oh well you

You make my dreams come true

I'm down on the daydream

Oh that sleepwalk should be over by now





I know

You make my dreams come true


Overall Meaning

The lyrics to No Sheet Music's song "You Make My Dreams" convey the overwhelming feeling of being in love and having someone who brings joy and fulfillment to one's life. The song compares the intensity of this love to a flame that consumes and feeds off a candle. The singer acknowledges that what they possess in terms of thoughts and dreams may seem scattered and difficult to manage, but the person they are in love with has the power to bring all these elements together. They cannot explain how this person does it, but they are grateful because they make their dreams come true.


The lyrics also touch on the idea of facing adversities and nightmares, metaphorically described as bad dreams becoming screamers. However, the singer finds solace in the presence and support of their loved one. They are able to laugh in the face of these challenges and find a way to overcome them. They emphasize that being with this person has transformed them, symbolized by the line "I ain't the way you found me, and I'll never be the same."


In the final verse, the lyrics mention being on a daydream and express a longing for the sleepwalk to be over, suggesting a desire to fully embrace the reality of being with the person who makes their dreams come true.


Overall, "You Make My Dreams" is an upbeat and optimistic love song that celebrates the transformative power of love and the joy it brings to one's life.


Line by Line Meaning

What I want, you've got
You possess the things that I desire and long for


It might be hard to handle
Dealing with these intense feelings and desires can be challenging


Like the flame that burns the candle
Similar to how a flame consumes a candle, my emotions are consuming me


The candle feeds the flame
My desires and passions are constantly being fueled by your presence


What I've got's full stock of thoughts and dreams that scatter
I possess a chaotic abundance of thoughts and dreams


You pull them all together
You have the ability to bring order and coherence to my scattered thoughts and dreams


And how, I can't explain
I am unable to articulate or comprehend how you have such a profound impact on me


Oh well you
Indeed, it is you


You make my dreams come true
Through your presence and influence, you bring my dreams and aspirations to fruition


On a night when bad dreams become a screamer
During those nights when nightmares become overwhelming and horrifying


When they're messin' with a dreamer
When those nightmares torment someone who dreams ambitiously


I can laugh it in the face
I can confidently and fearlessly confront those nightmares


Twist and shout my way out
With resilience and exuberance, I manage to escape from the clutches of bad dreams


And wrap yourself around me
Embrace me tightly with your love and affection


'Cause I ain't the way you found me
I have transformed and evolved since you first encountered me


And I'll never be the same
My life and outlook have been forever changed because of you


I'm down on the daydream
I am immersed in a state of deep contemplation and fantasizing


Oh that sleepwalk should be over by now
I hope that my passive and aimless wandering through life should have ended


I know
I am aware


You make my dreams come true
It is your presence and influence that brings my dreams and aspirations to reality




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Daryl Hall, John Oates, Sara Allen

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PS My Life

[Verse 1]
What I want, you've got
But it might be hard to handle
Like the flame that burns the candle
The candle feeds the flame 
yeah yeah
What I got full stock of thoughts and dreams that scatter
And you pull them all together
And how? I can't explain, oh yeah

[Chorus]
Well well you (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
You make my dreams come true (you you) you (you you)
Well well well you (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Oh yeah you make my dreams come true
(ooh oooh ooh ooh) hell yeah

[Verse 2]
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

[Chorus]
Well cause You (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Hmmm hmm you make my dreams come true (you
You you you) oh yeah
Well well well you (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Ooh you make my dreams come true (you
You you you) oh yeah

[Pre-Chorus]
Well listen to this
Ow!

[Bridge]
I'm down on my daydream
All that sleepwalk should be over by now
I know

[Chorus]
Well you hell yeah you make my dreams come true
(you you you you) oh yeah
(you you)
I've been waiting for waiting for you girl
(ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Oh yeah you make my dreams come true
(you you you you)

[Verse 3]
Me you me and you
I've been waiting for waiting for you girl
(ooh ooh ooh ooh) all my life
You make my dreams come true
(you you) whoa (you you)
Whoa whoa I've been waiting for waiting for waiting
For waiting for waiting
For waiting for waiting for

[Chorus]
(You make my dreams) ooh ooh ooh ooh
I've been waiting for you girl (you you you you)
(You make my dream you you you you)



All comments from YouTube:

HDpiano

Full lesson: https://hdpiano.com/lesson/you-make-my-dreams-come-true-by-hall-oates/

Anthony Weber

HDpiano, Since your the only one that liked your comment, I'll give it a like to

Pedro Bracho

Can you add some more Hall and Oates ? A great addition to your list could be "One on One" by Hall and Oates

PS My Life

Wow - this is just fantastic - natural piano teacher - just the right amount of explanation and talking. Visual cues are great. Showing where middle C is is awesome - v helpful. Think I might take up piano with these clips :) Thanks , thanks , thanks.

HDpiano

Wonderful feedback, thanks for the kind words, Phil!

Espectro

Daryl used an old Yamaha CP30 Electric piano for this song on the record. Its a very distinctive sound....kind of a cross between a rhodes and a clav. The way he plays it...there is more going on in the left hand than show here on the lesson.

TrumpLost

Daryl seldom played what was on the chart ...

Shane Smith

@HDpiano So yeah, this three yearsago; but I could've swore they used a Suzuki OMNI Chord for the intro

Cole Bishop

@Scott Lich same

Scott Lich

Tony Featherstone awww, I've only got a CP80 function on my piano

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