You Make My Dreams
Pentatonix Lyrics


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What I want, you′ve got
And it might be hard to handle
Like a flame that burns the candle
The candle feeds the flame, ooh, yeah, yeah
What I got, full stock of thoughts and dreams that scatter
You can pull them all together
And how? I can't explain, oh, yeah
Oh, well, you (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
You make my dreams come true (You, you), yeah
Well, well, well, you (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
You make my dreams come true
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh), oh yeah

On a night when bad dreams become a screamer
When they′re messin' with the dreamer
I can laugh it in the face (Ooh, ooh, ooh)
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, well, you (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
You make my dreams come true (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh), yeah
Well, well, well, you (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh), aw yeah, hey
You make my dreams come true, yeah (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Oh yeah

Well listen to this
Wah, wah (Oh)
Wah, wah (Yeah, baby)
Wadah

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

Well you, yeah, you make my dreams come true
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
I′ve been waiting for, waiting for you, girl
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)




Oh yeah, you make my dreams come true, oh
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

Overall Meaning

In Pentatonix's song You Make My Dreams, the lyrics describe the singer's admiration of someone who possesses what they want but is hard to handle. The metaphor of a flame that burns the candle represents the intense and passionate nature of this person. The line "candle feeds the flame" suggests that this individual stimulates the singer's desires and creates a cycle of attraction. The singer, on the other hand, has a collection of scattered thoughts and dreams that this person can help them bring together. The singer is unable to explain how they feel, emphasizing the intangible and emotional nature of their connection.


The chorus of the song reinforces the message that this person makes the singer's dreams come true. The use of "ooh, ooh, ooh" adds a playful and upbeat quality to the song, underscoring the happiness that this person brings to the singer's life. The line "wrap yourself around me 'cause I ain't the way you found me" suggests that the singer has changed in positive ways due to this person's influence. The last verse is a call-and-response with the band providing vocalizations and ad-libs that add to the fun and joyful spirit of the song.


Line by Line Meaning

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


And it might be hard to handle
It may be difficult to manage


Like a flame that burns the candle
Similar to a fire that ignites a candle


The candle feeds the flame, ooh, yeah, yeah
The inflamed candle supports and sustains the fire


What I got, full stock of thoughts and dreams that scatter
I have plenty of ideas and aspirations, but they are scattered and disorganized


You can pull them all together
You can unite them into a logical whole


And how? I can't explain, oh, yeah
I cannot describe precisely how you are pulling them together


Oh, well, you (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Oh, you


You make my dreams come true (You, you), yeah
You fulfill my aspirations and desires


Well, well, well, you (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Oh, you


You make my dreams come true
You bring my dreams to fruition


(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh), oh yeah
Oh yeah


On a night when bad dreams become a screamer
During a night where unpleasant dreams are distressful


When they′re messin' with the dreamer
When those distressful dreams interfere with the dreamer


I can laugh it in the face (Ooh, ooh, ooh)
I can confront it with amusement


Twist and shout my way out
I can express myself loudly and energetically to get out


And wrap yourself around me
Become physically close to me


'Cause I ain′t the way you found me
You changed me, I am not the same as before


And I′ll never be the same, oh, yeah
My transformation will be permanent


Well, well, you (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Oh, you


You make my dreams come true (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh), yeah
You fulfill my aspirations and desires


Well, well, well, you (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh), aw yeah, hey
Oh, you


You make my dreams come true, yeah (Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
You make my dreams reality


Oh yeah
Oh yeah


Well listen to this
Listen carefully to what follows


Wah, wah (Oh)
Sound of a guitar wah pedal accompanied by vocals


Wah, wah (Yeah, baby)
Sound of a guitar wah pedal reinforced by vocals


Wadah
Sound of a guitar wah pedal on its own


I'm down on my daydream
I am caught up in my optimistic, imaginative thoughts


All that sleepwalk should be over by now
I should not be living my life like a sleepwalker anymore


I know
I am aware


Well you, yeah, you make my dreams come true
You fulfill my aspirations and desires


(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Sound effect emphasizing the positivity and impact of the previous statement


I′ve been waiting for, waiting for you, girl
I have been anticipating your arrival


Oh yeah, you make my dreams come true, oh
You make my dreams a reality


(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Sound effect emphasizing the positivity and impact of the previous statement




Writer(s): Daryl Hall, John Oates, Sara Allen

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@seinkal6484

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
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 the 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
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
(You make my dreams)

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



All comments from YouTube:

@erinhassey204

This was such a fun cover. Kevin and Matt killed that beat and bass, Scott rocked it with a soulful lead and Mitch and Kirstie’s background vocals were on point.

@LisaMT1218

Everything is better when PTX sings it.

@yuvtimohit5804

I don't know why but I'm getting crusin' for bruisin' vibes from this

@hufflemat8864

Yeah, i was thinking the same 😂

@aznmochibunny

Funny you say that, because they did actually cover this back when Avi was the bass of the group.

@ridhashaikh8582

woah that’s all i can hear now

@yuvtimohit5804

@Allison Tran What really??

@aznmochibunny

@Yuvti Mohit Yes, it was years ago. Avi was still in the group then.

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@calhoun1968

Boo Yeah!!! Perfect choice, someone has good taste in music over there.... Peace, Love and Light!!!

@slytherinmember1009

Love the Pentatonix Cover but I never like the movie.

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