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uh,uh,uh I was thinking bout her, thinkin bout me
Thinkin bout us, what we gon' be
Open my eyes yeah, it was only Just A Dream
So I travelled back, down that road
Will she come back, no one knows
I realize yeah, it was only Just A Dream



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    Feb 7th, 2011 2:37pm report

    Nelly wrote this song because ever since his sister died of Leukemia in 2005, he stopped writing songs. But, his sister appeared in his dreams and told him to start writing again. The song is about his sister, not about not having a true love.


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    Feb 19th, 2:20pm report

    i can relate to him...i love to write songs even if they are for my eyes only. anyway i had a very close friend die of suicide and i completely stopped and didnt want to do it ever again. then one night i had a dream of him talking to me saying to keep doing it. he was the only one that i would let read the songs and so i wrote one about how great of a person he was.


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    Jul 9th, 2015 7:23pm report

    I think it is about Ashanti, and how it could have bean if she was not being defensive towards him with the media, she was so worried about her public image,I think this fustrated him, because he is passionate and romantic, and shows his love openly, he felt she was a bit ashamed of him, maybe she had her reasons behind closed doors. But if she had showed more open in the relationship, they could have been married and had children basically, only she know what things were about between them behind closed doors.



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    Jun 29th, 2014 6:54pm report

    He loves a girl then he let her slip through his fingers. Now he's regretting not holding onto her.


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    Jun 22nd, 2014 6:30pm report

    I had an amazing experience last year, when I fell in love with someone that lived far away from me, and we loved each other more than anything. But at the end she stopped talking to me, and I dreamed after about how different it would've been if we were living in the same place. I think it has some connection to the song because I knew that our love was impossible, but my feelings did not let stop thinking about her. In his song it truly means about someone that loves his girl so much, but it'll never happen, and he just dreams it hoping it was true.


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    Dec 2nd, 2013 12:26am report

    Nelly at one point had a desire to be with someone who was so special and so significant to him but she is so far away and he doesn't think that it will happen so he just calls it just a dream because he doesn't think it'll ever happen.


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    Dec 16th, 2011 12:22pm report

    This song is about feeling connected to someone and wanting real love. He craves real love and marriage. He feels like it's
    a Dream because of his past let downs with women. He says will she come back no one knows... Secretly he really loves someone but has been told he can't be will her.

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