"I Could Have Been A Dreamer" as written by Thomas Craig Goldy and Ronnie James Dio....
Running with the wolf pack
Feel like I'm never coming back
And every time there's sunshine
I'm blind, yeah

I am everybody
And everyone that I know is me
Everyone that I know won't see

I could have been a dreamer
I could have been a shooting star
I could have been a dreamer, yeah

I'm another number
And you know the numbers must agree
But every time the wind blows
I can't fly why?

We take away tomorrow
And never see the end of today
Lock it up and send it away forever

I could have been a dreamer
I could have been a shooting star
I could have been a dreamer
'Cause dreams are what we are
I could have been a dreamer oh oh

Running with the wolf pack
Feel like I'm never coming back
But maybe that was sunshine that I saw

I've heard about a rainbow
I've heard it makes you crazy
I think I'm goin' crazy
Crazy 'cause I see

I could have been a dreamer
I could have been a shooting star
I could have been a dreamer
'Cause dreams are what we are

I could have been a dreamer
I could have been the one to fly
I always could have been a dreamer
'Cause dreamers never die, no

I could have been a dreamer
Dreamer
I could have been a dreamer
Dreamer
I could have been a dreamer
Dreamer
I could have been a dreamer


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"I Could Have Been a Dreamer" as written by Thomas Craig Goldy Ronnie James Dio

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  • +1
    General CommentWhat? I don't believe you honestly feel that way. I bet you're one of the people that get off by watching the ensuring rage comments when you put down an incredible song, especially one by Dio.
    jonpinkertonon January 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdude, what the hell r u smoking???? this is an awesum song!
    A.MARNUSon November 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favourite songs too: I particularly like the official video to it (available on YouTube) especially at the end where Dio turns into a beautiful blonde woman and then into a wolf! Cool!
    virgodog58on March 28, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is a cautionary tale. Dio is singing from the perspective of someone who could have achieved their dreams. Had they taken a chance when they saw it (the sunshine) they might have seen rainbows yet they gave into fear (I heard it makes you crazy).

    Thing is they end up going crazy because now they're just another number. They're living a dog eat dog life and following the masses and living a life of regret. All because they did what they felt they should have instead of what they could have done- follow their dreams.
    zidderson November 04, 2015   Link
  • -2
    General CommentNo comments, no surprise, this song sucks.
    [Service to busy]on October 25, 2007   Link

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