"These Dreams Of You" as written by and Van Morrison....
I dreamed you paid your dues in Canada
And left me to come through
I headed for the right way
I knew exactly just what to do
I dreamed we played cards in the dark
And you lost and you lied
Wasn't very hard to do
But hurt me deep down inside

Mmmm, these dreams of you
So real and so true
These dreams of you
So real and so true

My back was up against the wall
And you slowly just walked away
You never really heard my call
When I cried out that way
With my face against the sun
You pointed out for me to go
Then you said I was the one
Had to reap what you did sow

Mmmm, these dreams of you
So real and so true
These dreams of you
So real and so true

And hush-a-bye, don't ever think about it
Go to sleep don't ever say one word
Close your eyes, you are an angel sent down from above

And Ray Charles was shot down
But he got up to do his best
A crowd of people gathered round
And to the question answered "yes"
And you slapped me on the face
I turned around the other cheek
You couldn't really stand the pace
And I would never be so meek

Mmmm, these dreams of you
So real and so true
These dreams of you
So real and so true (but hush-a-bye)

Hush-a-bye, don't ever think about it
Go to sleep don't ever say one word
Close your eyes, you are an angel sent down from above

Then hush-a-bye, hush-a-bye, don't ever think about it


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"These Dreams of You" as written by Van Morrison

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    General Comment As always Van paints a vivid picture of separation and regret - great imagery.
    vasnmoGoon November 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWow. The song about bitterness. Whenever I feel used I turn on this song and can alway identify with it.
    ballzofsnoon April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou know, ballzofno, I never really thought of it that way...but that might explain why I enjoyed this song so much after a breakup. ;)

    it's rather obtuse, but it does sure seem to have that vibe...
    theoddballon April 17, 2005   Link
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    Song MeaningThe first line of the lyrics: "I dreamed you paid your dues in Canada"
    has always intrigued me. Anyone know what or who it refers to?
    macadavyon January 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI just love this song as well as the whole album. Actually listening to it now while I'm lying on my bed waiting for the first ray of sunlight to hit the window pane although that's still a couple of hours away.
    marshgreencohenon January 23, 2011   Link

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