Song of the Week: You Make My Dreams

The Pax Plena Song of the Week made its way across my radar late this spring while watching a disturbingly funny movie called (500) Days of Summer. In fact, readers may recall a separate clip that we featured, which remains one of the funniest movie lines of the year.

The song of the week enters the film after the chronically depressed character Tom Hansen (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) finally scores with love interest Summer Finn (played by Zooey Deschanel). Upon exiting her apartment, a dance sequence ensues featuring You Make My Dreams.

There really isn’t much more to the song than this, but it has been a welcomed addition to my ‘happy songs’ playlist – a particularly useful list given that I have been studying for the bar exam all summer.

And it’s hard not to smile while watching the scene from the film. It makes me wonder what life would be like if dance sequences randomly occurred while walking through a city park. One can dream, I suppose…

With that, please enjoy, the Pax Plena song of the week, Hall and Oates’ You Make My Dreams. The film clip featuring the song appears directly below, followed by the song in full, and lyrics.

And just for the record, the movie itself is quite the film as well. It will doubtless hit close to home for anyone who has loved, or loved and lost. Enjoy!

The actual performance of the song by Hall and Oates:


You Make My Dreams

by Hall and Oates

What I want, you’ve got
And it might be hard to handle
But like the flame that burns the candle
The candle feeds the flame
What I’ve got’s full stock of thoughts
and dreams that scatter
You pull them all together
And how, I can’t explain
But You make my dreams come true
On a night when bad dreams become a screamer
When they’re messin’ with the dreamer
I can laugh it in the face
Twist and shout my way out
And wrape yourself around me
‘Cause I ain’t the way that you found me
I’ll never be the same
‘Cause You make my dreams come true
I’m down on the daydream
That sleepwalk should be over by now
I know that You make my dreams come true”

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