I Really Hope You Do
The Friends of Distinction Lyrics


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My imagination starts working over time when you come near
Oh it really really does (Oh it really really does)
And if you're not around, I'll close my eyes and soon you will appear
Oh really really do Oh you really really do

But I wonder if you ever give me a thought
Oh I really hope you do
One though that may change your mind
and make dreams come true

All my tribulations seem to fade away when you come near
Oh they really really do (Oh they really really do)
I fantasize a love that will last for years and years

But I wonder if you ever give me a thought too
Oh I really hope you do
One thought that may change your mind
and make dreams come true

But I wonder if you ever give me a thought too
Oh I really hope you do
One thought that may change your mind
and make dreams come true

Baby, ooh baby mm I really hope you do
I love you

I really do, I really do
I love you, hmm

I really do I really do
I really do I really do




I love you I really do
I love you I really do

Overall Meaning

The Friends of Distinction's song "I Really Hope You Do" is a sweet and hopeful tune about the power of imagination and the hope for reciprocated love. The lyrics speak of the singer's fantasies about the object of their affection and their longing for their love to be returned. When the person is near, the singer's imagination runs wild and they fantasize about a love that will last for years and years. However, despite their daydreams, the singer is unsure if their crush even thinks of them at all. Yet, they hold on to the hope that maybe, just maybe, their thoughts will be enough to change the crush's mind and make their dreams of a shared future come true.


Line by Line Meaning

My imagination starts working over time when you come near
I feel extremely excited and imaginative when you are around.


Oh it really really does (Oh it really really does)
This feeling is absolutely real and intense.


And if you're not around, I'll close my eyes and soon you will appear
Even if you are not physically present, I imagine you in my mind and feel your existence.


But I wonder if you ever give me a thought
I am unsure whether you ever think of me or not.


Oh I really hope you do
However, I truly wish that you think of me too.


One thought that may change your mind and make dreams come true
Perhaps, one positive thought from you could lead to the fulfillment of my dreams.


All my tribulations seem to fade away when you come near
All my difficulties and problems disappear when I am close to you.


Oh they really really do (Oh they really really do)
This is not just an illusion, it is something undeniably true.


I fantasize a love that will last for years and years
I dream of a long-lasting love that can stand the test of time.


Baby, ooh baby mm I really hope you do
My love for you is so strong that I deeply desire you to think of me as well.


I love you
I have strong romantic feelings for you.


I really do, I really do
These feelings are absolutely real.


I really do I really do
I truly love you, and I want you to know this well.


I love you I really do
Again, my love for you is sincere and true.




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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

LadaEmma

My imagination starts working over time when you come near
Oh it really really does (Oh it really really does)
And if you're not around, I'll close my eyes and soon you will appear
Oh really really do Oh you really really do
But I wonder if you ever give me a thought
Oh I really hope you do
One though that may change your mind
and make dreams come true
All my tribulations seem to fade away when you come near
Oh they really really do (Oh they really really do)
I fantasize a love that will last for years and years
But I wonder if you ever give me a thought too
Oh I really hope you do
One thought that may change your mind
and make dreams come true
But I wonder if you ever give me a thought too
Oh I really hope you do
One thought that may change your mind
and make dreams come true
Baby, ooh baby mm I really hope you do
I love you
I really do, I really do
I love you, hmm
I really do I really do
I really do I really do
I love you I really do
I love you I really do



All comments from YouTube:

Kimberly Goodwin

Songs like this really make a person reflect on some real life stuff!!!

Michelle Carter

Yes indeed. So true🤍

Ed Jeffries

Thank You..

Gary Hardwick

This is the most underrated R&B group of all time. Their music is like magic.

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Please read my comment leonard brown 2219 It's not true.They are not underrated

Darren Duncan

I always thought that this is one of the most beautiful love songs that I ever heard in my life from the time I first heard it as a teen. This group was actually discovered and sponsored by ex NFL hall of fame running back Jim Brown.

Basil Shahid

The angelic voice of Jessica Cleaves!
RIP.
Unmatched!

kariebeez

Jessica Cleaves has a trained and beautiful voice that never wavers and she can hit all of the high notes without straining. This is what I call singing. Not many can match her today.

Lorie Sevilla- Manalansan

4 Decades later and I'm still swooning over this song and other Friends of Distinction hits.... Timeless indeed!

Derek Carter

I listen every chance I get. December 25th 2020

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