"Sweet Dreams" as written by Beyonce Gisselle Knowles, Richard Preston Butler, James Gregery Scheffer and Wayne Wilkins....
Turn the lights on

Every night I rush to my bed
With hopes that maybe I'll get a chance to see you when I close my eyes
I'm going out of my head
Lost in a fairytale; can you hold my hands and be my guide

Clouds filled with stars cover your skies
And I hope it rains
You're the perfect lullaby
What kinda dream is this?

You can be a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare
Either way I don't wanna wake up from you (turn the lights on)
Sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare
Somebody, pinch me--your love's too good to be true (turn the lights on)
My guilty pleasure--I ain't going nowhere
Baby, 'long as you're here, I'll be floating on air 'cause you're my
You can be a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare
Either way I don't wanna wake up from you (turn the lights on)

I mention you when I say my prayers
I wrap you around all of my thoughts
Boy, you're my temporary high
I wish that when I wake up you're there
To wrap your arms around me for real
And tell me you'll stay by my side

Clouds filled with stars cover the skies
And I hope it rains; you're the perfect lullaby
What kinda dream is this?

You can be a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare
Either way I don't wanna wake up from you (turn the lights on)
Sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare
Somebody, pinch me--your love's too good to be true (turn the lights on)
My guilty pleasure--I ain't going nowhere
Baby, 'long as you're here, I'll be floating on air 'cause you're my
You can be a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare
Either way I don't wanna wake up from you (turn the lights on)

Tattoo your name across my heart
So it will remain
Not even death can make us part
What kind of dream is this?

You can be a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare
Either way I don't wanna wake up from you (turn the lights on)
Sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare
Somebody, pinch me--your love's too good to be true (turn the lights on)
My guilty pleasure--I ain't going nowhere
Baby, 'long as you're here, I'll be floating on air 'cause you're my
You can be a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare
Either way I don't wanna wake up from you (turn the lights on)

Either way I don't wanna wake up from you


Lyrics submitted by coutureadore

"Sweet Dreams" as written by J. Scheffer Beyonce Knowles

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  • +3
    General Commentcomparing this to twilight kind of makes me want to vomit.

    anyway it's one of her best songs for me, I like it.
    FabGinoon July 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is obviously about being in a relationship that is too good to be true. Actually, she said that herself in her performance... =D
    Dustyculateron April 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is about liking someone so much but yet it cant be quite right, it's saying on one
    hand that you can be a sweet dream or you can be a beautiful nightmare, from personal experience, I love someone that it just can't be quite right, in my dreams it can sweet or a beauiful nightmare, but yet no matter what we don't want to be without them. but thats my interpretation I could very well be wrong.
    ksnook3583on March 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree with coconut33 about what it is about. and i can totally relate! i love the beat and lyrics of this song. i used to not like beyonce's music that much but her new album was a really good comeback!
    blueskies1on April 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.... definitely about having a crush on someone and being so obsessed with them, hoping you dream abou tthem each night, and cant get enough of them. like she says , you can be a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare , either way she likes feeling that way about someone so she doesnt really care in the end whether or not it turns out to be real love or just a silly crush.
    coconut33on December 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow i think people know what beyonce is talking about from their own personal stories! its the feeling when you love someone so much, you just want to go to bed so that you can dream about them. the dream can be sweet because youre with them, but it could also be a nightmare because you wish it was really happening and you dont know if itll come true. but either way, you want to stay in the dream forever :) i love this songgg!
    shoshiieon August 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoesn't the tune (the beginning intro) sound like Michael Jackson's 'Beat It'?
    /on August 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomg i agree with sasafraz! i thought i accidently was listening to beat it or like a new intro to it haha. but yeah this song is def about liking someone alot and you dont no if they feel the same way yet, but no matter what you want things to work out with them. probably everyone has felt this way.
    singmeyourlovesongon September 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThe song is more deep to me. I think that its sort of a forbidden love. Like she is crushing on someone who she has no business feeling this way for, and they only place to meet him is her dreams. This can turn out to be a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare and either way she is going to still mess with that person.

    hence: "My guilty pleasure I ain't goin' nowhere Baby, long as you're here I'll be floating on air
    Cause you're my (sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare)Either way I Dont wanna wake up from you"
    asidkisseson September 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion"I mention you when I say my prayers
    I wrap you around all of my thoughts
    Boy you are my temporary high
    I wish when I wake up you're there
    So wrap your arms around me for real
    And tell me you'll stay by my side.."

    It could be about being in love with a married man & enjoying the rush that comes from
    sneaking around so they dont get caught. she wants him to stay when its time for him to
    go home.

    ....................................................


    "My guilty pleasure I ain't goin' nowhere
    Baby, long as you're here
    I'll be floating on air
    Cause you're my (sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare)
    Either way I
    Don't wanna wake up from you"

    She is totally in love with this guy...and maybe she has doubts that he could just be playing her
    bc he is saying and doing all the right things.
    s
    e

    crazzybeautiful99on September 25, 2009   Link

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