"Daydream Believer" as written by and John C Stewart....
Oh I could hide 'neath the wings
Of the blue bird as she sings
The six-o'clock alarm would never ring
But six rings and I rise
Wipe the sleep out of my eyes
The shaving razor's cold and it stings

Cheer up sleepy Jean
Oh what can it mean to a
Daydream believer and a
Homecoming queen

You once thought of me
As a white knight on his steed
Now you know how happy I can be
Oh, our good times start and end
Without all I want to spend
But how much baby do we really need

Cheer up sleepy Jean
Oh what can it mean to a
Daydream believer and a
Homecoming queen

Lyrics submitted by Kitten_61, edited by dsp

"Daydream Believer" as written by John Stewart

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    General CommentIts extremely obvious to me that Jean is a girl. Jean is the daydream believer and the homecoming queen. I agree with eytan that this song is being sung to the girlfriend, Jean. I guess Jean is depressed because they are poor, but this song is being sung to her to cheer her up. Jean is sleepy because it's morning (as showed in the beginning) and she probably doesn't really have enough energy to get up because she is depressed about the lack of money, and the singer is saying that even though he still loves Jean and tries to make her happy, she stays sleepy and depressed in her own little world. "Oh what can it mean to a daydream believer and a homecoming queen?"
    zenzellaon June 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIf you have ever watched the Dawson's Creek episode with this song I think you will understand my interpretation of the song. The guy is the daydream believer and obviously his girlfriend is the homecoming queen. He is trying to make her feel better about how their life is currently sicne they have no money but things can look brighter simply because they have eachother and that's all they really need.
    murrry22on July 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its someone who is in love with his wife. They are very young and going through hard times because they are poor. He knows he has to get up for the daily grind and its deppressing but he's trying to cheer her up. God, its an excellent song.
    surrogatehobbyon April 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation: A guy's daydream comes true when he marries Jean, a homecoming queen. He won her by charming her - she used to think of him as her white knight. But not any more. Now, a couple of years later, he is still happy, but the novelty has worn off for her. She is depressed because they don't have enough money (good times start when they have money and end when they don't have money). He is not concerned about money (how much do we need?), and he doesn't understand why she is depressed (what can it mean). He is happy just being with her. But he gets up early and goes out to work to earn money for her, and sings this song (which has a cheerful melody, and the lyrics "cheer up") to try and cheer her up.
    HumbleDougon December 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOkay this my first and maybe last 'what does this mean'. I'm writing because a previous post had the song being about a depressed person singing about a depressing situation of being poor. I think not.

    No one sings of bluebirds in a depressed state, maybe ravens, but never bluebirds.
    'Mr, Bluebird on my shoulder...'

    What we have is a happy go lucky (funky) flake who has all these dreams that never really pan out. Still he gets up in the morning and goes to work hoping to catch a big break that will probably never happen...'Oh, what can it mean' refers to the meaning of it all...life. His eternal sunny disposition is not shared by his mate, a former home coming queen, who was won over by his dreams, but isn't happy with the reality of them being poor. Still says today is a new day and who knows maybe this will be the lucky one that turns it all around. Don't give up on me Jean and don't give up on my dreams!

    Really listen to Davy's voice, listen to the underlying hope and happiness that hope brings. The song is spiritual.
    hubbyhwon March 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood good song, i like it a lot. reminds me of my friend, she always sings it!
    honestyormysteryon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe BEST Monkees song! I absolutely love it! When it comes on, I turn up the volume all the way! It reminds me of my last high school swim meet, and it always puts me in a happy mood! :-)
    WeezerChicon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTHis is a sad song. I believe it is about a a man (Jean) who is experiances the pain of being dumped by his girlfriend(s). He would really just like to hide away and not even wake up in the morning-"oh i could hide beneath the wing..." but every morning is the same and he has to face a new day. He has just been dumped by his girlfriend -"you once thought of me as a white night on his steed.." but now she treats him like trash. SHe was a homecoming queen. THis is obvious in the chorus "oh what can it mean to a daydream believer and a homecoming queen" 'it' is Jean's love for his ex girlfreind... it meant nothing to her, just like his other ex, the spacey daydream believer. Despite the upbeat happy tune, this song is sad and depressing. But i love it jsut the same, just becasue I chose not to analize songs as a hear them, I do it when i read them and get a cahnce to think... comment number two.. commplete... signing out.. it's Jessi
    sohappy2getheron July 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think that the daydream believer is Jean, not an ex girlfriend, since being with a homecoming queen seems too good to be true, or a dream.
    SE7ENfreakon August 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti am not a day dream believer, or home coming queen, but i am still special.
    alice palaceon September 11, 2002   Link

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