Dreamer's Ball
Queen Lyrics


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Oh, I used to be your baby
Used to be your pride and joy, mmh
You used to take me dancing
Just like any other boy
But now you've found another partner
And left me like a broken toy

Oh it's someone else you're taking
Someone else you're playin' to
Honey, though I'm aching
Know just what I have to do
If I can't have you when I'm wakin'
I'll go to sleep and dream I'm with you

Oh, take me, take me, take me
To the dreamer's ball
Mmm, I'll be right on time and I'll dress so fine
You're gonna love me when you see me, I won't have to worry
Take me, take me
Promise not to wake me till it's morning
(Ooh, it's all been true)

"What do you say about that, hey honey?
Are you gonna take me to that dreamer's ball?
I'd like that"

Right on that forty second street
Way down down town we must go

Oh, take me, take me, take me
I'm your plaything now (uuuh)
You make my life worthwhile with the slightest smile
Or destroy me with a barely perceptible whisper
Gently take me, remember I'll be dreamin' of my baby
At the dreamer's ball

Oh, take me hold me
Remember what you told me




You'd meet me at the dreamer's ball
I'll meet you at the dreamer's ball (oooh)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Queen's "Dreamer's Ball" tell the story of a person who used to be the pride and joy of their partner but has been left for someone else. Despite the heartbreak, the person still yearns for their partner and decides to use their dreams as a means of coping. The song is about someone who wants to be taken to the "dreamer's ball" where they will be with their partner once again. The dreamer hopes that they will be dressed so fine that their partner will love them again, and they dream of being together until the morning light. The song's narrator pleads with their partner to remember what they had promised before and meet them at the dreamer's ball.


The song's lyrics are full of emotion and the pain of losing someone that you care about. The use of dreams as a means of coping is a common theme in music, but Queen's take on the subject is unique. The lyrics are poignant and evoke a sense of longing and desperation. Freddie Mercury's vocal performance is also noteworthy, with his unique vocal style lending itself well to the song's emotional theme.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh, I used to be your baby
I used to be the person you love and care for the most


Used to be your pride and joy, mmh
I used to be the source of your happiness and pride


You used to take me dancing
We used to have fun together and dance like any other couple


Just like any other boy
We used to have a normal and happy relationship like any other couple


But now you've found another partner
You found someone else to love and have a relationship with


And left me like a broken toy
You left me feeling broken and discarded like a toy you no longer want to play with


Oh it's someone else you're taking
You’re taking someone else as your partner


Someone else you're playin' to
You’re giving your love and attention to someone else


Honey, though I'm aching
Even though I’m hurting and in pain


Know just what I have to do
I know what I need to do to cope with my pain


If I can't have you when I'm wakin'
If I can’t have you in reality


I'll go to sleep and dream I'm with you
I’ll go to sleep and imagine being with you in my dreams


Oh, take me, take me, take me
Take me to the place I want to be


To the dreamer's ball
To the place where I can escape reality and dream about being with you


Mmm, I'll be right on time and I'll dress so fine
I’ll be ready on time and look my best for you


You're gonna love me when you see me, I won't have to worry
You’ll love me and I won’t have to worry about anything


Promise not to wake me till it's morning
Promise not to wake me until the morning comes


(Ooh, it's all been true)
My feelings for you are true


What do you say about that, hey honey?
What do you think about that, my love?


Are you gonna take me to that dreamer's ball?
Will you take me to the place where I can dream about being with you?


I'd like that
I would enjoy that very much


Right on that forty second street
We’ll be in a specific area in downtown


Way down down town we must go
We must go further down downtown


I'm your plaything now (uuuh)
I am willing to be a toy or a means of pleasure for you


You make my life worthwhile with the slightest smile
You bring joy and meaning to my life with just a smile


Or destroy me with a barely perceptible whisper
You can hurt me and break me with just a soft whisper


Gently take me, remember I'll be dreamin' of my baby
Take me gently and know that I’ll be dreaming of being with you


Remember what you told me
Remember the things you promised me


You'd meet me at the dreamer's ball
You promised to meet me at the place where we can dream together


I'll meet you at the dreamer's ball (oooh)
I’ll be waiting for you at the place where we can dream together




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Brian May

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@gladizbautista9908

[Verse]
Oh, I used to be your baby
Used to be your pride and joy, hmm
You used to take me dancing
Just like any other boy
But now you've found another partner
You've left me like a broken toy

Oh, it's someone else you're taking
Someone else you're playing to
Honey, though I'm aching
Know just what I have to do
If I can't have you when I'm waking
I'll go to sleep and dream I'm with you

[Chorus]
Oh take me, take me
Take me to the dreamers' ball
I'll be right on time and I'll dress so fine
You're going to love me when you see me
I won't have to worry
Take me, take me
Promise not to wake me 'til it's morning
It's all been true

[Bridge]
What d'you say about that, hey honey?
You gonna take me to that dreamers' ball?
I'd like that
Right on that 42nd street
Way down, downtown dreamers' ball

[Chorus]
Oh take me, take me
Take me I'm your plaything now
You make my life worthwhile
With the slightest smile
Or destroy me with a barely perceptible whisper
Gently take me
Remember I'll be dreaming of my baby
At the dreamer's ball

[Outro]
Take me, hold me
Remember what you told me
You'd meet me at the dreamers' ball
I'll meet you at the dreamers' ball



All comments from YouTube:

@sandirobinson6966

Brian Harold May. Genius guitar. Genius songwriter.

@gregbates2844

Amen. And a seemingly really cool dude, too.

@bruhmoment49293

And a astrophycisist.

@brinley9629

And just full-on genius

@goobywooby963

Brian is a GENIUS AT EVERYTHING.
Roger looks HOT DOING EVERYTHING.
Deaky can DANCE WHILE DOING ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.
Freddie brings SASS TO EVERYTHING.

@AL-et8wn

100% agree

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@ActuallyImJerome

This song reminds of romantic adventures I've never had

@mateusdagostin5754

Just perfect!

@quemdeuordemordem5079

Same

@Jedededededede

and to me, the one i could've had.

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