She's just waiting for the summertime when the weathers fine
She could hitch a ride out of town
And so far away from that low town good for nothing mistake making fool
With excuses like baby that was a long time ago
But that's just a euphemism if you want the truth he was out of control
But a short times just a long time then your mind just won't let it go

Well summer came along and it then was gone and so was she
Not from him because he followed her just to let her know
A dreams a dream
And all this livings so much harder than it seems
But girl don't let your dreams be dreams
You know this livings not so hard as it seems
Don't let your dreams dreams
Your dreams your dreams be dreams

Lyrics submitted by rjbucs28

"Dreams Be Dreams" as written by Jack Hody Johnson

Lyrics © Bubble Toes Publishing, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING

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  • +2
    General CommentI think these lyrics are wrong...

    Well, she's just waiting for the summertime
    When the weather's fine
    So she can hitch a ride out of town
    And so far away from that low-down, good-for-nothing, mistake-making fool,
    With excuses like, baby that was a long time ago, But that's just a euphemism
    If you want the truth, he was out of control,
    But a short time's a long time
    When your mind just won't let it go
    Well summer came along, then it was gone,
    And so was she, but not from him,
    'Cause he followed her just to let her know
    That dreams are dreams
    All this living's so much harder then it seems
    Girl don't let your dreams be dreams
    You know this livin's not so hard as it seems
    Don't let your dreams be dreams.......

    But it's not a big deal, I'm just anal.
    esorymaon November 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentas many have said this song is about a guy...who lives life in the moment, does what he wants, when he wants and puts his girl on hold. i think its the girl whos at fault. this guy is trying to tell her to live in the moment and live whats real not what she wants to be real.
    dub12on January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI noticed that nobody had commented on this song so I felt that I should. I think this is one of the best songs on "On and On..." I think it's about a girl who is with a guy who hasn't treated her well at all, but she stays with him anyway. She dreams of getting out of the relationship but always finds herself going back to him. The song is a message to do act and make yourself happy, "don't let dreams be dreams." In other words, make dreams into realities instead. That's my two cents. What do you all think?
    Kylekmcdon May 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with what kylekmcd said. I just wanted to say that best lyrics in this song are "well, she's just waiting for the summertime, when the weather's fine, she can hitch a ride out of town and so far away"
    someone24on June 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that it's about a guy who isnt very faithful to this girl, and she basically puts her life on hold for this guy, and he makes up excuses for treating her bad "baby that was a long time ago" basically hes saying dont let your dreams be dreams, actually persue it
    yurroxybabeon June 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOnce again (see tomorrow morning), this song is bound to jack's answering machine. he used to have this message for incoming calls saying that "well, now that it's summertime and the weather's fine, we're out for a couple hours but we will call you back .. " etc etc etc .. and he ended making a song out of it

    Of course, it has nothing to do with the meaning of the song in the end, but i just thought i'd state that fact ;) It's a really nice song, and once again a pretty sad song about living up your own life/dreams instead of geting caught in a relationship that just eats you alive. I sometimes see some springsteen themes in johnson's lyrics, and it makes me feel good because springsteen has written some of the best lyrics i've ever heard.

    Anyway, really good song, but pretty sad. Live up to your dreams people ;)
    mastachandon November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm... well, the girl wants and tried to leave - but the bad boyfriend follows her to keep her miserable and tells her that she needs his sorry ass because life is so tough. enter the jack who says - girl, its not so bad ... go on and do what you gotta do, do what you wanna do.
    bugmenoton January 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah waht you guys said. but i love just that saying. "dont let your dreams be dreams...." make em a reality....
    bruinbabe808on March 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentseems like this guy and girl are in a bad relationship but shes stuck w/ him bc theyve been together for so long...and she wants to make her dreams come true...but hes stopping her...bc he thinks dreams are just dreams..but jack thinks they're not...and dreams can be made into reality!
    BeachBumHippieon December 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think that this song is about a guy who was with a girl and he really damaged her self-esteem.
    specialK37on March 11, 2006   Link

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