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Van Halen: Dreams Meaning


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Dreams Lyrics

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...


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    Jul 5th, 2019 7:51am report

    For me the song Dreams by Van Halen shows something that is true! For example the First Verse shows that beginning of each verse is a certain time period about living with love and living the meaning of life.


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    Sep 20th, 2017 9:06am report

    I've loved this song, both the music and the lyrics since I first heard it in 1986. To me it meant to "reach for the golden ring, teach for the sky, just spread your wings and get higher and higher straight up we'll climb"..."higher and higher leave it all behind". Pretty straight forward to me. In other words reach for the brass ring, "the golden ring", reach for the sky, "the stars, the dreams, the spirits that guide you". Whatever it is you see or feel when you look up to the sky and ponder life's mysteries or seek clarity. Spread your wings is hard because he's saying to try and fly but often times we feel stuck on the ground, either by circumstance or loss or fear, but it's saying to try and lift off anyway, so we can go higher to the next level whether in love, life, etc. To me it always felt like love more so because this era of Van Halen was always referring to love in orher songs such as " Love Walks In", can't stop loving you, etc. It's taken me the better of 3 decades to come to grips with it all in terms of feeling true love, but feel the lyrics and listen to your heart. Hopefully my interpretation will help others in their love quest so they don't have to lose so much time as I did, due to other circumstances as I had. If you feel true love - just go for it.


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    Mar 8th, 2017 3:14pm report

    I agree that Hager is singing to a woman. I think he is saying that together they can reach higher goals and achieve their dreams


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    Feb 5th, 2014 2:21pm report

    I think they want you get high... with drugs


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    May 28th, 2012 5:26pm report

    I think this song is talking about reaching for your goals, moving forward and not looking back. To push yourself higher and higher to reach the impossible.


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    May 19th, 2011 5:23pm report

    Sounds like he's talking to someone he wants to date. He's telling her that together they can rise up to higher places. They can fly up higher and higher together as if it's a dream.

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