"Dreams" as written by and Gregg Allman....
Just one more mornin'
I had to wake up with the blues
Pulled myself out of bed, yeah
Put on my walkin' shoes
And went up on the mountain
To see what I could see
The whole world was fallin', right down in front of me

'Cause I've a hunger for the dreams I'll never see, yeah, baby
Ah, help me baby, or this will surely be the end of me, yeah

Pull myself together
Put on a new face
Climb down off the hilltop, baby
Get back in the race

'Cause I've a hunger for dreams I'll never see, yeah, babe
Lord, help me baby, or, this will surely be the end of me, yeah

Pull myself together
Put on a new face
Climb down off the hilltop, baby
And get back in the race

'Cause I've a hunger for the dreams I'll never see, yeah, baby
Ah, ah, help me baby, or this will surely be the end of me, yeah, ah
Yeah, yeah, yeah


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"Dreams" as written by Gregg Allman

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    General Commentim looking at a cd jacket of a molly hatchet album right now and it says 3 slightly different words:

    By

    Gregg

    Allman
    farrellon August 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a beautiful song about getting away and solving your problems with the help of solitude.great songs!
    Dornanon December 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I say this is truly one of the most underrated songs ever written, I am not being cliche. It really is. The Allman Brothers' best studio epic. Gregg steals the show with the organ/lyrics/voice.
    Nilmerfon April 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat idiot thinks this is a Molly hatchet cover. This song came out in 1969 before the POSERS Molly Hatchet were even hatched. This was Duane's slide masterpiece. God you people are retarded. Gregg wrote and Duane played and my life was changed the 1st time I heard it.
    Wes0728on September 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, I know that this one is the original version, but I also like the molly hatchet one... And however...I think that Molly Hatchet, together with Skynyrd & Allman Brothers, are the best southern rock bands ever.
    Andredd83on February 20, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI pretty much agree with Dornan's take on it. On a personal note: This song has special meaning for me. At a particularly low point in my life, I once went up onto a mountain - literally - to clear my head & think & pray. When I went back down, I had renewed hope. That's what it means to me. BTW, I think the cover by Molly Hatchet is excellent as well. (Yes, the Allman Bros did it first!)
    rockinazon August 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAnd I quote Ed King...."Southern Rock died the day Molly Hatchet came out."
    Coopnbgon November 06, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThe lyrics speak volumes to me... and they are not all that details so it can mean a little bit different to different people. To most people it's probaby just a good Allman Bros blues jam with a kind of dreamy lyrical content. He's haunted by ambition but struck by just that portion of the 'dream' or creative inspiration that he can hang on to. So he's decided that he has to sing this song and try to bring himself back down of the 'high mountain' and back down to a more do-able frame of reality where he can both function and do what he does best... but the difference being that he's had to accept that he can't completely hang on to the elusive creativity that he would have liked to. This way he might be able to retain his sanity... or not.
    caucasianon March 20, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI'm hung up on Dreams I'll never see.....not hunger for dreams
    AugieDogon April 12, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Song ComparisonLittle different from Fleetwood Mac's. XD
    Goatllamaon May 09, 2015   Link

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