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Dokken - In My Dreams


This was the big hit from Dokken's third album, Under Lock And Key. The band existed in some form since 1978, and were honed in by the time they put out their first album in 1983. They ended up with three Platinum albums (including Under Lock And Key), but fractured in 1988 when they were more popular than ever, a result of burnout and internecine tension.


Written by lead singer Don Dokken, "In My Dreams" is one of Dokken's most popular songs. In the song, he's lost his girl, but she returns to him every night in his dreams.

Don Dokken explains:

"I was in Mexico on vacation and I took my acoustic guitar with me. I was sitting down at the beach, just looking at the ocean. The sun was going down, and I came up with the guitar riff. I had a magazine and a pen, and I started scribbling the lyrics on a magazine. In 40 minutes, the song was done."


In my dreams - Lyrics


Toss and turn all night in the sheets I can't sleep Night after night don't know what it means In my dreams What can I say or do You won't come back, we're through I've realized too late That, baby, your love has turned away In my dreams--it's still the same Your love is strong, it still remains In my dreams--you're still by me Just the way it used to be Calling your name, but you're turning away Please don't leave Running in circles, waiting to see you In my dreams What can I say or do You won't come back, we're through I've realized too late That, baby, your love has turned away In my dreams--it's still the same Your love is strong, it still remains In my dreams--you're still by me Just the way it used to be In my dreams--it's still the same Your love is strong, it still remains In my dreams--you're still by me Just the way it used to be In my dreams--it's still the same Your love is strong, it still remains In my dreams--you'll always be In my heart and in my dreams In my dreams--it's still the same In my dreams--you're still by me In my dreams--just the way it used to be In my dreams--what can I say In my dreams--You're still by me And in my dreams--You'll always be In my dreams--You'll always be In my dreams--your love is strong In my dreams--You're still the same In my dreams


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