"Childhood Dreams" as written by Gerald Eaton, Brian West and Nelly Furtado....
I can't believe you need me
I never thought I would be needed for anything
I can't believe my shoulders would carry such important weight
As your head and your tears
I can't believe you chose me, in all my fragility, me
It hurts so much when i love you, it makes me cry
Every time

You, you are, oh you are
The little boy made for me in the stars
In the stars, that's why I can't let you go
The little boy made for me in the stars
That's why I love you more the further I go
And before this existence you were always there
Waiting for me
You are, you are the realest thing I know
Hands down
The realest thing I know

I am not used to being carried
Or being able to carry a pretty song
I have been bruised by my many trails
Sometimes my skin's so thick it's frail
I just need to be ignored 'til I wake up to the beauty that is yours
And it all comes to life so, so suddenly
This is a place so deep, the water's so deep I hesitate, cause
All the energy it takes to feel this power
I tend to run, I tend to hide, 'til I find you and I know I got you
I know, I know, I know

You're the little boy made for me in the stars
In the stars, that's why I can't let you go
The little boy made for me in the stars
That's why I love you more the further I go
And before this existence you were always here
Inside of me
You are, you are the realest thing I know
Hands down...the realest thing I know

I'm sliding on the rainbows of my childhood dreams
I'm sliding on the rainbows of my childhood dreams

When you carry me, when you carry me, when you carry me
It's so happy

I'm sliding on the rainbows of my childhood dreams
I'm sliding on the rainbows of my childhood dreams


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"Childhood Dreams" as written by Brian West Gerald Eaton

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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful, and i fully understand here she is coming from. the realization that someone needs you as much you need them, that they love you just as much as you love them...it can be quite shocking, especially if you are a person who is full of doubt.
    CrayonDrawnCaton June 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti hate it when people say "this song means...." because the only one who knows the real meaning is the person who wrote it......so i guess i'll say this: TO ME i have always felt that this song is the about the love she has for her baby boy and how she is experiencing perhaps a type of love she has never known until now....but who knows?!
    gilmoron September 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentok...i have changed my mind about the baby thing...considereing she had a girl! haha....i have no idea....
    gilmoron October 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is simply about LOVE.

    This girl finally found what you can only dream of and do dream of as a child...so she is unsure of exactly what she has found and therefore has doubts. She loves that there is someone there for her, to take care of her, and she is the same for this boy. Everyday there affection for eachother grows and it is someting neither wants to give up or lose.

    Best lines, with the most meaning to me:

    You're the little boy made for me in the stars
    In the stars, that's why I can't let you go
    The little boy made for me in the stars
    That's why I love you more the further I go
    AnotherLonelyDayon November 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit's about finally being with the one person you want to spend your life with. about being madly and deeply in love with someone and the realization that they feel the same way about you, and just being so enamored by them - that they chose you too. like someone previously said, it's simply love. and it's so beautiful.
    gpowerson January 22, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"You are the realest thing I know....hands down."
    The simplest, purest declaration of love I could possibly think of.

    Nelly is way too talented for her age, she truely amazes me.
    formiculaon December 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the most beautiful songs I know... I can't explain what I feel listening to eat. It's just amazing...
    crissipetzon August 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song's lyrics are quite as beautiful as the song is. The organs really add something... It definitely makes the songs sound deeper. Nelly's voice is also so perfect, the way she can sing it with such honesty. No pretense.

    It's about entering love. Simple and complex. ;D
    Tsuppion September 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe way this songs grows to the last part and the music virtually explodes with emotion makes this song one of my favorite NF songs (Maybe even my favorite).

    "And before this existence you were always here, inside of me."
    - This existence, the two people together in love.
    - Inside of me, a piece of the first persons' heart was already dedicated to the second person.
    - "Childhood dreams", what person didn't dream of the perfect relation/love as a child.
    Joeneon November 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me cry! it is so heartfelt and her vocals are beautifully fragile.
    golightlyon November 08, 2006   Link

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