Give me a kiss to build a dream on
And my imagination will thrive upon that kiss
Sweetheart, I ask no more than this
A kiss to build a dream on

Give me a kiss before you leave me
And my imagination will feed my hungry heart
Leave me one thing before we part
A kiss to build a dream on

And when I'm alone with my fancies, I'll be with you
Weaving romances, making believe they're true

Oh, give me your lips for just a moment
And my imagination will make that moment live
Give me what you alone can give
A kiss to build a dream on

When I'm alone with my fancies, I'll be with you
Weaving romances, making believe they're true

Oh, give me lips for just a moment
And my imagination will make that moment live
Oh, give me what you alone can give
A kiss to build a dream on


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A Kiss to Build a Dream On Lyrics as written by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Oscar Hammerstein

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    this is one of Armstrong's finest songs - it really is. this is about adoring someone so much that all you need is one kiss, and you're good.

    catherinekson June 04, 2002   Link
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    I heared this song one time driving home from my boyfriends, so now whenever I hear it I think of him. hehe... Its a pretty song and the way Armstrong sings it makes it so sweet.

    DaDreadlockChickon April 08, 2003   Link
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    I may be into metal and hard music but I love this stuff too. Louie Armstrong really does have amazing music, I first heard this off of a game (believe it or not) and I was into that kind of music and I asked a fellow music fan who it was and they pointed me Louie's way and I'm now addicted to this music.

    Care free music, free flowing, good sound, I saw a quote on a fan website"what we play is life". After listening I can see what they mean.

    KoiHoshion April 25, 2003   Link
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    thank the game fallout II for letting me hear this song...

    MSK941on November 01, 2004   Link
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    i think this song is about someone leaving him, and all he wants is one more kiss to hold him over.

    likeacanceron November 20, 2004   Link
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    this song is about his time with a woman and he wants a kiss at the end of the night and this is about him askin for it

    mattyboy11891on June 25, 2006   Link
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    I guess I too heard it first in fallout... nevertheless, a great song

    Kukainison September 29, 2006   Link
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    This song does owe alot to Fallout II. But, this is a beautiful song. one of the best. I really just love this song.

    EasyTarg8on November 05, 2006   Link
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    Haha, Fallout II made me love this song. It was a great soundtrack for one of the best games ever made. I loved Fallout 1 opening soundtrack as well.

    d388on June 24, 2007   Link
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    Admittedly, Fallout II was the first place I heard this song, but that doesn't make it any less special. That game really made me get into Satchmo, making that game just a little more special to me.

    DavimusKon November 06, 2007   Link

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