We all have moments where we let ourselves dive into the world of our imagination, and the country song “All I Have To Do Is Dream” by The Everly Brothers is the perfect song for those who love walking into dreamland. Written by Boudleaux Bryant, a member of the husband-and-wife songwriting duo Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, the song was released in 1958. It even proudly claims its spot at No. 141 on Rolling Stone magazine’s prestigious roster of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Meaning Behind The Song
Most listeners will agree that The Everly Brothers‘ “All I Have To Do Is Dream” transports them into different times and places. This is precisely because the duo sings about ‘dreaming’ and escaping reality while pursuing the person they love.
The song’s lyrics express a yearning for love and the solace it provides. The singer longs to hold their love interest in their arms and feel their enchanting appeal. We’ve all felt the pain of yearning for someone we want, so it’s an emotion that is very familiar.
The Everly Brothers sings about the power to escape reality through imagination yet also acknowledges the bittersweet nature of dreaming. They sing about everything being just a ‘dream’ and that they are just ‘dreaming their life away.’
Though the song’s lyrics might sound a little sad, The Everly Brothers’ “All I Have To Do Is Dream” still gives hope to those yearning for a loved one. Its evocative words and airy harmonies take us to a realm where dreams may soothe the worst moments and mend broken hearts.
Listen to The Everly Brothers’ “All I Have To Do Is Dream” here.
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