When I Feel Blue

Dreams are basically stories and images that our mind creates while we sleep.  We all need our dreams to sustain us, they provide us with goals, and help us to make our lives more meaningful and exciting.  Without dreams we would all have to be content with our dull, meaningless, mundane, simple lives and we would have no stories to tell when we get old and weary.  Some scientists believe that dreams serve no function while others think that dreams have a purpose in our lives.  A number of conditions like depression and anxiety (as well as medications) may affect your dreams and make them more difficult and disturbing.  There is a rule of thumb that says that you need to wake up within five minutes of having a dream in order to recall it.

In the spring of 1945, 19-year-old Matilda Genevieve Scaduto was working as an elevator operator at the Schroeder Hotel in Milwaukee.  One afternoon, she struck up a conversation with one of the guests, a musician from Georgia with the poetic name of Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant.  She said that she recognized him immediately; she had seen his face in a dream when she was eight years old, and had looked for him forever.  Five days later, Matilda (who was called Felice a pet name by Boudleaux which means happy in Italian) both ran off together and that began one of the great songwriting partnerships that was ever born.  The Bryants hit their creative stride when they hooked up with two young harmonizing brothers from Kentucky, Phil and Don Everly.  Boudleaux wrote the song ‘All I Have to Do Is Dream’ which he said is autobiographical for Felice.  The Everly Brothers took this song to #1 in 1958 selling over a million copies, and together, this talented couple penned many huge hits for the Everly Brothers and other artists such as Roy Orbison, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Buddy Holly, Eddy Arnold, Bobbie Gentry, Gram Parsons and Simon & Garfunkel.  Their hits included ‘Bye, Bye Love’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’, ‘Bird Dog’, ‘Devoted to You’, ‘Hey Joe’, ‘Love Hurts’, ‘Raining In My Heart’ and ‘Rocky Top’.

Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream
When I want you in my arms
When I want you and all your charms
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream
When I feel blue in the night
And I need you to hold me tight
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam
I can make you mine, taste your lips of wine
Anytime night or day
Only trouble is, gee whiz
I’m dreamin’ my life away
I need you so that I could die
I love you so and that is why
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam
I can make you mine, taste your lips of wine
Anytime night or day
Only trouble is, gee whiz
I’m dreamin’ my life away
I need you so that I could die
I love you so and that is why
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream

Written for Sheryl’s A New Daily Post Word Prompt – June 13th, 2018 – Word: Dream

12 thoughts on “When I Feel Blue

    1. I got so involved when I was writing my second book and I always had dreams about the characters. I can’t remember how many time I woke up in the middle of the night to write stuff down, so I wouldn’t forget it the next day.

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  1. Hi, Thank you for participating. I noticed you missed putting your post’s URL in the comment line so others can find, read and appreciate your blog. I put it in the “Leave a reply” for you. Cheers.

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      1. It’s all good. When I have time I check the pingbacks to make sure they get posted. Great post by the way. I get that song stuck in my head all the time, which means it will be soon again… thanks. hahaha.

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      2. Thanks and it is a great song and I thought that it went perfect with your prompt especially when I found out about Felice having seen Boudleaux’s face in a dream when she was eight. I like your challenge and I am sure that I will write more posts in the near future.

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