Category Archives: Radio XV

Radio XV, side B, track 10: “Dreams” by Van Halen

Van Halen DreamsOh, Van Halen, I thought the name of this song was “Higher and Higher”.  Come on, you’ve gotta admit, that makes way more sense than “Dreams”.  I mean, the way Sammy nails “higher and higher” during the chorus, how could you not think that’s what the title of this song was?  Sure, you guys have performed some songs that don’t have a straight-up rock ‘n roll message of partying and rockin’, but honestly, would you expect anyone to believe that you sang a song called “Dreams”?  I mean, that sounds like the title to a Broadway melody.  But whatever, Van Halen, let’s put my confusion aside, because regardless of the title, this song is wicked good and what is UP with that crazy guitar solo?  It’s like an octopus was playing that, not some mere human with only two hands.  You guys are so great, Van Halen, and one thing I’ve appreciated about revisiting these tapes is that I’ve grown to re-appreciate you.

Also, I just found out that this song was featured on the soundtrack for “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie”.  Now THAT’S what dreams are made of.

“Dreams”

<awesome Van Halen jam>

World turns black and white

Pictures in an empty room

Your love starts fallin’ down

Better change your tune

Yeah, you reach for the golden ring

Reach for the sky

Baby, just spread your wings

We’ll get higher and higher, straight up we’ll climb

We’ll get higher and higher, leave it all behind

Run, run, run away

Like a train runnin’ off the track

Got the truth bein’ left behind

Falls betweeeen the cracks

Standin’ on broken dreams
Never losin’ sight
Ah

Well, just spread your wings

We’ll get higher and higher, straight up we’ll climb

We’ll get higher and higher, leave it all behind

So baby, dryyy your eyes
Save all the tears you’ve cried

Oh, that’s what dreams
Are made of

‘Cause we belong
In a world that must be strong
Oh, that’s what dreams
Are made of

<awesome Van Halen jam>

Yeah, we’ll get higher and higher, straight up we’ll climb

Higher and higher, leave it all behind

Oh, we’ll get higher and higher
Who knows what we’ll find

So baby, dryyy your eyes
Save all the tears you’ve cried

Oh, that’s what dreams
Are made of

Oh, baby, weee belong
In a world that must be strong
Oh, that’s what dreams
Are made of

<awesome Van Halen jam>

And iiinnn the end
On dreams we will depend

‘Cause that’s what love
Is made of

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