"In Dreams" as written by and Roy Orbison....
A candy-colored clown they call the sandman
Tiptoes to my room every night
Just to sprinkle star dust and to whisper
"Go to sleep, everything is alright"

I close my eyes then I drift away
Into the magic night, I softly say
A silent prayer like dreamers do
Then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you

In dreams I walk with you
In dreams I talk to you
In dreams you're mine all the time
We're together in dreams, in dreams

But just before the dawn
I awake and find you gone
I can't help it, I can't help it if I cry
I remember that you said goodbye

Too bad it only seems
It only happens in my dreams
Only in dreams
In beautiful dreams.


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"In Dreams" as written by Roy Orbison

Lyrics © Barbara Orbison Music Company, Orbi-Lee Music, R-Key Darkus, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • +1
    General CommentOrbison's best song by far.

    And way best lyrics.

    Also, kind of experimental (i.e. no structure/chorus/verses, etc). Like dreams (OOOOooooOOOOOooooOHHHHHHhhhhhh)
    candycoloredclownon May 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song its about someone who was in a relationship with someone else, but they broke up and now he or she remembers that in his or her dreams.
    jouron February 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is song is amazing. I feel slightly uncomfartable when i think the scene in Blue Velvet with Dennis Hopper and the lipstick.. "DON'T F*CKING LOOK AT ME!"
    Durang0on April 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthese lyrics are incorrect

    it should be


    A candy-colored clown they call the sandman
    Tiptoes to my room every night
    Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper
    "Go to sleep. Everything is all right."

    I close my eyes, Then I drift away
    Into the magic night. I softly say
    A silent prayer, like dreamers do.
    Then I fall asleep to dream
    My dreams of you.

    In dreams I walk with you.
    In dreams I talk to you.
    In dreams you're mine. All of the time
    We're together in dreams, In dreams.

    But just before the dawn,
    I awake and find you gone.
    I can't help it, I can't help it, if I cry.
    I remember that you said goodbye.

    It's too bad that all these things,
    Can only happen in my dreams
    Only in dreams, In beautiful dreams.
    TheCure01on October 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think he says
    "To end all these things
    That only happen in my dreams"
    not
    "To end all these things
    And I'll be happy in my dreams"
    zebboon May 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentblue velvet.
    Boris the Spideron January 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song refers to a relative who died. 'Only in dreams we are together'.
    vlockoon April 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with vlocko. This may masquerade as a simple love song, but it is really about losing a loved one (as in death).
    Rumpelstiltskinon July 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd the lyrics near the end should be:

    "It's too bad that all these things
    Can only happen in my dreams"
    Rumpelstiltskinon July 21, 2010   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI love the lipstick scene, where dennis hopper mutters the chorus to him and has the weird hand position by his head.

    Bloody Brilliant.
    Chuck Norris Zombieon October 16, 2006   Link

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