In Dreams

A candy coloured clown they call the sandman,
Tiptoes to my room every night,
Just to sprinkle star dust and to whisper,
"Go to sleep everything is alright;"

I close my eyes and I drift away,
And to the magic night I softly say,
A silent prayer, like dreamers do,
Then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you;

In dreams I walk with you,
In dreams I talk to you,
In dreams you're mine, all of the time,
We're together in dreams, in dreams;

But just before the dawn,
I awake and find you gone,
I can't help it,
I can't help it if I cry,
I remember when you said "goodbye".

It's too bad that all these things,
Can only happen in my dreams,
Only in dreams,
In beautiful dreams,
Only in dreams,
In beautiful dreams.
"A favourite song from way back. It's a difficult song to sing because it's got a very wide dynamic range starting, I think, with the lowest note being a G. Then it goes all the way up to a high G at the end. So this demanded a lot of concentration while I was recording it. On his original, Roy Orbison did it in a very skip way, almost Spanish style, and I wanted to do it just straight ahead. I think I did it justice - I hope I did, anyway."
The Getaway Gazette, October 1995


"In Dreams" appears on the following albums:

Beautiful Dreams