Song Lyric Sunday | “Dreamin” by Vanessa Williams

 

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “picture/photograph.”

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Took a walk on the wild side of this week’s theme and came up with two great songs…about dreams – pictures in the mind!

1 – Originally performed by the family group, Guinn, Vanessa Williams recorded Dreamin in 1988  and released it as a single from her debut album, The Right Stuff. The single was Williams’ first top 40 and first number-one hit on the Billboard R&B chart, where it stayed at the top of the chart for two weeks. On the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart, “Dreamin'” peaked at number eight.

2 – Posthumously released as the lead single for her fifth studio album of the same name, Dreaming of You became one of the most popular and recognizable recordings of the late American Tejano singer, Selena Quintanilla, and has since been covered by various artists.

Dreaming of You peaked at number twenty-two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and it received the Broadcast Music Incorporated pop award for having two million airplay impressions in 1996, and was listed by a number of publications as one of the best songs recorded by Selena in her musical career. The Los Angeles Times recognized it as one of the top 10 singles of 1995.

Dreaming of You was originally written in 1989 for American R&B group The Jets, who turned down the recording. It became a hit for the Tejano singer, but sadly, Selena never got to perform the song. The video is a vignette of a young couple who run away together.

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection for FeliciaDenise.com!

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Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

Dreamin’

For the life of me
I never thought that it could be
The way it stands right now
Emotions running high
Every night I wish that I
Could tell you how I feel
Those words are here in my heart
Oh but there is just one missing part
How to put it together
How to say it right
And let you know that
Every night
I’ll be dreamin’
Dreamin’
Hoping baby you will be there
I’ll be dreamin’
Dreamin’
Hoping baby you will be there
Let me take time out
To try and find out
If this could be real
Cause reality scares me
I’ve been living a fantasy
How should I feel
Those words are here in my heart
Oh but there is just one missing part
How to put it together
How to say it right
And let you know that
Every night
I’ll be dreamin’
Dreamin’
Hoping baby you will be there
I’ll be dreamin’
Dreamin’
Hoping baby you will be there

Dreaming of You

Songwriters: Francine Golde / Tom Snow
Late at night when all the world is sleeping
I stay up and think of you
And I wish on a star
That somewhere you are thinking of me too
‘Cause I’m dreaming of you tonight
‘Til tomorrow, I’ll be holding you tight
And there’s nowhere in the world I’d rather be
Than here in my room dreaming about you and me
Wonder if you ever see me, and I
Wonder if you know I’m there
If you looked in my eyes
Would you see what’s inside?
Would you even care?
I just want to hold you close
But so far, all I have are dreams of you
So I wait for the day, and the courage to say
How much I love you
(Yes I do)
I’ll be dreaming of you tonight
‘Til tomorrow, I’ll be holding you tight (‘Til tomorrow)
And there’s nowhere in the world I’d rather be
Than here in my room dreaming about you and me
Corazón, I can’t stop dreaming of you
No puedo dejar de pensar en ti
I can’t stop dreaming
Como te necesito
I can’t stop dreaming of you
Mi amor como te extraño
Late at night when all the world is sleeping
I stay up and think of you
And I still can’t believe
That you came up to me and said I love you
I love you too
Now I’m dreaming with you tonight
‘Til tomorrow and for all of our lives (‘Til tomorrow)
And there’s nowhere in the world I’d rather be
Than here in my room dreaming with you endlessly
Dreaming with you tonight
‘Til tomorrow, I’ll be holding you tight (‘Til tomorrow)
And there’s nowhere in the world I’d rather be
Than here in my room dreaming with you endlessly (I’ll be dreaming)
Dreaming of you tonight
Endlessly
And I’ll be holding you tight (‘Til tomorrow)
Dreaming with you tonight (Endlessly)
Endlessly
Endlessly
Dreaming
Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, and YouTube.
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  1. #1 by dray0308 on September 9, 2018 - 5:17 am

    Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. #3 by ghostmmnc on September 9, 2018 - 1:12 pm

    Ahh, beautiful song! I’ve heard this song many times.Selena was and is one of my very favorite artists. Such a tragedy that her life was taken so soon.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. #4 by scr4pl80 on September 9, 2018 - 8:06 pm

    Good choices! I love the way people think out of the box on these prompts. Nicely done!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. #6 by Rahul Gaur on September 10, 2018 - 12:24 am

    Lovely lovely choices 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. #8 by Robert Matthew Goldstein on September 10, 2018 - 11:44 am

    Nice selection. I’ve always preferred Selena’s cover on this song.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. #9 by Robert Matthew Goldstein on September 10, 2018 - 11:46 am

    I do wish WordPress would let us edit our comments. Correction: I prefer the Song by Selena.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. #11 by Helen Vahdati on September 16, 2018 - 1:07 pm

    I liked the alternative take on the theme. I enjoyed both songs. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

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