Remembering My Dreams
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I'm tired, but I'm tryna stay awake
So keep the light on, on
Oh, 'cause there are things that I don't wanna face yet
So I keep the light on, these days

'Cause I've been remembering my dreams
More vivid than they've ever been
Usually, I forget them in like a millisecond
I've been remembering my dreams
The details, every little thing
It kinda seems to me that maybe you're coming back for me just when

You know that I've been running from you
Yeah, I've been running from you, babe
And every time I think I've lost you
Somehow, it's like you find a way
To throw me back off balance
Well, of course you've found a way
You've found a way for me to see you again

Is it bad that I feel bad when I wake up?
Like I should be relieved, but I'm not
Oh, 'cause all the ways you hurt me, I forgot, yeah
When I was asleep, but now I'm not

And I've been remembering my dreams
The details, every little thing
It kinda seems to me that maybe you're coming back for me just when

You know that I've been running from you
Yeah, I've been running from you, babe
And every time I think I've lost you
Somehow, it's like you find a way
To throw me back off balance
Well, of course you've found a way
In the midnight sadness
I know I'll see you again

Yeah, of course you've found a way
Oh
Why'd you have to find a way back?

'Cause you know that I've been running from you
Yeah, I've been running from you, babe
And every time I think I've lost you
Somehow, it's like you find a way
To throw me back off balance (to throw me)
Well, of course you've found a way (course, yeah, you found a way)
You've found a way for me to see you again (yeah)

You know that I've been running (you know that I've been running from you)
Baby, I've been running as fast as I can (yeah, I've been running from you, babe)
(And every time I think I've lost you)
Just when I think I've lost you
Oh, you find me there again (somehow, it's like you find a way)
(To throw me back off balance)
And just when you throw me back (well, of course you've found a way)
In the midnight, in the midnight, yeah
I know I'll see you again





(I'll see you again)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Griff's song "Remembering My Dreams" discuss the idea of the singer dreaming about a past relationship that they have tried to move on from but can't seem to let go of. The main character sets the tone in the first stanza by expressing that they are tired but trying to stay awake because there are things that they don't want to face yet. The things that are being referred to are the memories and emotions associated with the past relationship. The line "So I keep the light on these days" is a metaphorical representation of how the singer tries to distract themselves from confronting their emotions by keeping themselves occupied with external activities.


The second stanza builds on the theme of the main character remembering their dreams about the past relationship more vividly and in detail. The dreams remind them of all the ways in which their partner hurt them, but at the same time, they can't seem to let go of the fantasy of being together again. The last stanza has a hint of desperation as the singer acknowledges that they have been running from their past but are constantly being thrown off balance when they see their ex in their dreams. The line "Why'd you have to find a way back?" reveals that the singer is frustrated with themselves for not being able to fully move on and their ex for still having a hold on them emotionally.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm tired, but I'm tryna stay awake
Despite feeling tired, I am trying to resist falling asleep.


So keep the light on, on
Please keep the light on because I don't want to be in the dark.


Oh, 'cause there are things that I don't wanna face yet
I am avoiding confronting certain issues at the moment.


So I keep the light on, these days
That's why I am keeping the light on these days too.


'Cause I've been remembering my dreams
Lately, I have been able to recall my dreams clearly.


More vivid than they've ever been
They are more detailed and realistic than ever before.


Usually, I forget them in like a millisecond
Normally, my dreams slip away from my memory very quickly.


The details, every little thing
But this time, I remember every little detail from my dreams.


It kinda seems to me that maybe you're coming back for me just when
It feels like you might be trying to reach out to me in some way.


You know that I've been running from you
I have been actively avoiding and evading you.


Yeah, I've been running from you, babe
Sorry to say, but I have been running from you, dear.


And every time I think I've lost you
Even after I try to avoid you, I still feel like I may have you completely out of my life.


Somehow, it's like you find a way
But you always surprise me by finding a way to make it back into my life.


To throw me back off balance
You shake up my life and make me feel off balance.


Well, of course you've found a way
It does not come as a surprise because you always find a way.


Is it bad that I feel bad when I wake up?
I am feeling guilty for feeling bad after waking up from a dream.


Like I should be relieved, but I'm not
Despite it being just a dream, I do not feel any better or relieved after waking up.


Oh, 'cause all the ways you hurt me, I forgot, yeah
Maybe it's because in my dreams, I forget the pain you have caused me.


When I was asleep, but now I'm not
When I was in a dream state, the memory of your hurtful actions were temporarily forgotten, but I am now conscious of them again.


In the midnight sadness
When I am feeling the most alone and sad.


Yeah, of course you've found a way
It is not a surprise that you have found a way to impact me even in my lowest moments.


Why'd you have to find a way back?
I wish you could just let me be and not find a way back into my life.


(I'll see you again)
I know that I will eventually cross paths with you again.


Baby, I've been running as fast as I can
I've really been trying hard to run away from you.


Just when I think I've lost you
Even when I'm convinced that you are gone from my life for good.


Oh, you find me there again
You always reappear back into my life despite my attempts to avoid you.


(somehow, it's like you find a way)
It is amazing how you always manage to find a way back in.


And just when you throw me back
And once you have shaken up my life again.


In the midnight, in the midnight, yeah
When I am feeling the most lonely and sad.


I know I'll see you again
I am certain that I will end up seeing you again one day.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Alastair O'Donnell, Felix Joseph, Sarah-Faith Griffiths

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