Radio 60, side B, track 6: “I’ll See You In My Dreams” by Giant

Giant - I'll See You In My DreamsOh, Giant, I forgot how much I loved this song, and I wonder if it would have been an even bigger hit had it released about five years earlier.  Because this is an ’80s power ballad through and through, and by the time this song made it the radio, the music scene was moving on from this kind of awesomeness.  It also highlights one of the things that can ruin my day faster than anything, and that’s a vivid dream.  You may already know this, Giant, but I have another blog that I’ve been really bad about updating where I recount all the dreams I have involving celebrities.  It doesn’t happen all the time, but I’ll have super vivid dreams, that even if they don’t make much sense, can fill me with a sense of overwhelming foreboding or bittersweet sadness or unquenchable fury.  And heaven forbid that someone I know or work with has a starring role.  There’s nothing worse than showing up to work and having to have a conversation with someone who tried to kill you and/or have sex with you just a few hours earlier.  And you have to pretend that nothing happened.  Because nothing did.  Even though it absolutely feels like it did.

I’m always fascinated by dreams.  Not necessarily the dreams themselves, but the fact that I remember them.  There’s something wholly strange about the fact that you can have a memory of something that only took place in your mind and that you can remember it better than you can remember actual events that happened to you.  It’s actually one of my biggest fears, Giant, that as I get older and my brain starts to skip a few tracks here and there, that I’ll start getting memories from my actual life mixed up with events that happened in movies or TV or comic books or just in my head.  On the one hand, it might be kind of cool to actually believe I tussled with Doctor Octopus and The Rhino, but it might cause the nurses no amount of annoyance when I insist that several of my clones are running around pretending to be the real Spider-Man.  Or that I believe all of my relatives are Cylons.

But hopefully those days are a decade or two down the road.  For now, I’ll just enjoy this song and enjoy the countless naps I’ve been taking over the holiday weekend and maybe I’ll see you in MY dreams, Giant.  Along with the cast of “Three’s Company” and the Noid for some reason.

“I’ll See You In My Dreams”

<awesome Giant jam>

Gone

The voice that used to fill the room is all but gone

An echo of a perfect love that ended wrong

Girl, we tried so hard when love was on our side

And yesterday will always be the reason why

You keep comin’

You keep comin’ back

You keep comin’ back for more

I’ll see you
In my dreams

There we’ll be safe tonight

From the lonely days of memories, I’ll see you
In my dreams

Ohhhhhhh woah

Time

Time will never be a friend of mine again

Tries ta make yo memory fade
But I won’t let it end

Let the sun go down so I can drift aaaway

Let me close my eyes and live another day

You keep comin’

You keep comin’ back

You keep comin’ back for more

I’ll see you
In my dreams

There we’ll be safe tonight

From the lonely days of memories, I’ll see you
In my dreams, ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh

<awesome Giant jam>

The truth

Oh, it’s there for you to see

Oh no

Sometimes it’s painful to be on your own

On your oooooooooown

I’ll see you
In my dreams

There we’ll be safe tonight

From the lonely days of memories
I’ll see you
In my dreeeeams

Back in my arms agaaaain

And no matter what tomorrow brings, I’ll see you
In my dreams

Ohhhhh woah

Ohhhhhhhhh

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh!

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5 thoughts on “Radio 60, side B, track 6: “I’ll See You In My Dreams” by Giant

  1. Sahara says:

    I LOVED THIS SONG!!! I FORGOT ABOUT IT!! Oh, I’m listening and cringing. “There we’ll be safe tonight…”

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