"Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" as written by Johnny Marr and Steven Patrick Morrissey....
Last night I dreamt
That somebody loved me
No hope, no harm
Just another false alarm

Last night I felt
Real arms around me
No hope, no harm
Just another false alarm

So, tell me how long
Before the last one?
And tell me how long
Before the right one?

The story is old - I know
But it goes on
The story is old - I know
But it goes on

Oh, goes on
And on
Oh, goes on
And on


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"Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" as written by Johnny Marr, Steven Patrick Morrissey

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  • +8
    General CommentI'm a lonely man, I have no friends, no girls who even look my way. But I do dream of it sometimes, and nothing gets me more depressed than when I wake up from these dreams. Morrissey knows the feeling and can sum it up into a beautiful song with beautiful lyrics. I don't know what I'd do without Morrissey.
    Jenovassonon April 30, 2006   Link
  • +5
    General CommentWow, no comment that this song is about a gay man in love with his straight friend? Sorry to be so crass, but that interpretation seems to be posted on every other Smiths song on this website.

    I've always loved this song. I think this song and 'I Know It's Over' are the most emotionally powerful songs in the Smiths canon.
    BillyBuddon December 12, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentTrust me, you are far from the only one "your age" that likes The Smiths/Morrisey. In fact, its unbelievably trendy to like them at a young age, along with The Cure and other similar 80s music.
    xallkindsofgirlxon August 20, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIt's weird that anyone would deny that liking The Smiths or The Cure nowadays is trendy. Of course it is, not that that is why everyone likes them, it's just a truth. Nothing is wrong with liking them, but if you do, you're bound to be considered inevitably trendy.
    mattmc387on March 26, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commentcould you just focus on cmnt about the SONG MEANINGS?
    you all are trying to show for how much seconds have been loving the smiths... thats bullshit
    if you like, you like.. end of the dicusion.. you can go to a blog where you can exprese yourself and try to convince yourself that you love them more than anyone and for more time.

    anyways, i think this song is very straight in the lyrics, you don't have to go very far, thats why i think... but there must be something behind and i would like to know...
    btw, i totally LOVE the intro.
    ann18on February 06, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFirstly opposing other arguments which state that liking The Smiths is 'not trendy', i disagree! I first got into them around the age of 12, which i was bullied through high school for my taste in music, I’m now 18 and i find loads of people pretending to like the smiths and other similar bands, the hipster types, because it's considered 'cool'. Usually these people only know Panic and Charming Man and upon questioning them about other songs and the band members they can't answer. Pretty pathetic excuses for human beings if you think about it, i mean imagine trying so hard to be 'cool' that you can't be yourself?
    To me this song has a more blatant meaning. I’m sure I’m not the only one but i have these dreams, i can’t see or recognize the man in my dreams but i get an overwhelming feeling of love, passion and desire towards him. I can feel him touching me, i can feel real arms around me, i feel like somebody somewhere loves me, it’s extraordinarily life like . I always wake up happy and slightly content but yet disappointed because I know it’s not real. No hope, no harm, just another false alarm. Maybe Morrissey had similar dreams? Or maybe I’ve missed his point completely, either way that’s the reason I feel so deeply connected to this song.
    SmithsGirlon May 07, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNothing's better than listening to "The Pope of Mope" when you're feeling depressed/misunderstood/unloveable-- I also like "Late Night, Maudlin St. by Morrissey" and "Asleep" by the SMiths for this purpose.
    jenwill2on March 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnyway, back to the song. i think this has to do with the fragmentation with the relationship between morrissey and johnny marr
    Johnnoon June 23, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment.. This is by far one of my favorite songs.
    pin up girlon April 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've like the smiths since I was a sperm in my dad's testicles ... I win ... 10 cool/scenester points to me.

    Anyone else notice that Jesse Lacey (of Brand New), an adimittedly huge fan of the smiths/morrissey, "borrowed" some of these lyrics in the Brand New song "play crack the sky".
    ambiguus007on June 09, 2004   Link

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