You Make My Dreams
Soundtrack/Hall & Oates Lyrics


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What I want, you've got
And it might be hard to handle
But like a 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 my 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
For life
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)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "You Make My Dreams" by Hall & Oates convey a deep sense of love and admiration for someone who has the power to fulfill the singer's desires and make their dreams come true. The opening lines suggest that the person being addressed possesses something that the singer wants, something that might be overwhelming or challenging to handle. This something is compared to a flame that burns a candle, emphasizing its significance and potential impact. The candle feeds the flame, symbolizing how the singer's desires are fueled and intensified by this person's presence in their life.


The second verse explores the transformative effect this person has on the singer's thoughts and dreams. The singer describes their own mind as being scattered, filled with various thoughts and dreams that lack cohesion. However, this person has the ability to bring all these fragments together, creating a sense of unity and purpose. The singer expresses their inability to explain how this person accomplishes this, suggesting that their influence is deeply mysterious and powerful.


The chorus reinforces the theme of this person making the singer's dreams come true. It emphasizes their role as a catalyst for happiness and fulfillment. The lines "Well well well you, oh yeah, you make my dreams come true" are repeated throughout the song, emphasizing the profound impact this person has on the singer's life.


Overall, "You Make My Dreams" is a joyful and optimistic song about the transformative power of love and the profound impact that someone special can have in one's life. It celebrates the idea that certain individuals have the ability to bring unity, fulfillment, and happiness to others.


Line by Line Meaning

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


And it might be hard to handle
Dealing with you might be challenging


But like a flame that burns the candle
Similar to how a flame consumes a candle


The candle feeds the flame, yeah yeah
The candle sustains and contributes to the flame


What I've got's full stock
I possess an abundance


Of thoughts and dreams that scatter
My thoughts and dreams are scattered


Then you pull them all together
But you bring them together


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


Oh yeah, well well you
Yes, it's you


You make my dreams come true
You fulfill my dreams


Well well well you, oh yeah
Indeed, it's you


You make my dreams come true
You make my dreams a reality


Well, yeah
Well, it's true


On a night when bad dreams become a screamer
During a night when nightmares turn into screams


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


I can laugh it in the face
I can face it and laugh


Twist and shout my way out
I can escape by twisting and shouting


And wrap yourself around me
And embrace me


'Cause I ain't the way you found me
Because I am not the same as I was when you discovered me


And I'll never be the same, oh yeah
And I will never be unchanged


Well 'cause you
Because of you


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


Well well well you, ooh ooh
Indeed, it's you


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


Well listen to this, oh
Pay attention to this


I'm down on my daydream
I am lost in my daydream


Oh that sleepwalk should be over by now, I know
The state of being oblivious should have ended by now, I am aware


Well you, yeah yeah you make my dreams come true, oh yeah
You, yes, you fulfill my dreams


I've been waiting for, waiting for you girl, oh yeah
I have been patiently anticipating your arrival


You make my dreams come true
You turn my dreams into reality


Make, you make, you make
You are the one responsible


I've been waiting for, waiting for you girl
I have been waiting for you, girl


For life
Forever


You make my dreams come true, oh whoa whoa
You fulfill my dreams


I've been waiting for, waiting for, waiting for, waiting for
I have been patiently waiting


Waiting for, waiting for, waiting for
Longing and yearning


(You make my dreams)
(You fulfill my dreams)


I've been waiting for you girl
I have been waiting for you, girl


(You make my dreams)
(You fulfill my dreams)




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 .

@ollienix3285

GhostOfRhurValley 1945 lol same

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GhostOfRhurValley 😂😂😂

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lol fuckin awesome man

@homerdafatsso2

i have good mornings listening to this song

@monstertruck4694

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 👏👏

@Official.Prez.Graves

79 years young Judy. Save a dance for me?

@maryellensoward

Me too💯

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Amen😊

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