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Rainbow - Street Of Dreams


Rainbow - Street Of Dreams - Meaning of the song


There have been not a few songs called "Street of Dreams," this one was co-written by lead guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and vocalist Joe Lynn Turner, and produced by long time Blackmore collaborator Roger Glover, released as a single on the Polydor label backed by "Anybody There" and a live version of "Power". Running to around 4 minutes 24 seconds, it also appeared on the Bent Out Of Shape album.

As Turner explained its title is more than fitting...

"the whole song was inspired. Literally, I wrote it in a dream. I woke up, wrote things down, sketches, then woke up the next morning, put it all together and it was the song. The whole thing, the reincarnation stuff. We were all dabbling in magic and everything else at the time, but this was absolutely true. That was a magical song. I believe, as far as my own abilities, that I hit all the right notes on that song. So Ritchie was, 'How am I going to follow that? You killed the song.' I opened up a couple of Heinekens, we sat down in the kitchen, and I said, 'You can just play from your heart. Don't even think about anything. Just play. You've done this before.' Blah, blah blah... and... he did. Of course, the candles were lit, everything else, but he went in there and just did it."


Street of dreams - Lyrics


I heard the sound of voices in the night, Spell bound there was someone calling, I looked around no one was in sight Pulled down and I kept on falling I've seen this place before And you were standing by my side I've seen your face before tonight Maybe I just see what I wanted to be I know it's a mystery Do you remember me On a street of dreams, Running through my memory On the street of dreams There you stood a distant memory So good like we never parted Said to myself I knew you'd set me free And here we are right back where we started Something's come over me And I don't know what to feel Maybe this fantasy is real Now I'm gonna see what I wanted to be But it's still a mystery Do you remember me On a street of dreams, Running through my memory On the street of dreams You are on every face I see On the street of dreams Something's come over me And I don't know what to feel Maybe this fantasy is real Now I'm gonna see what I wanted to be But it's still a mystery Do you remember me On a street of dreams, Running through my memory On the street of dreeeeaaaaams On the street of dreams And will you always feel On the street of dreams Will we ever meet again my friend On the street of dreams Do you know just what it feels to be On the street of dreams Ever know just who you'll see On the street of dreams Don't you think who you'll wanna be oh no On the street of dreams I can hear you calling me On the street of dreams I can feel you haunting me...


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