Song of the Day #3,218: ‘These Dreams of You’ – Van Morrison vs. Barenaked Ladies

The random nature of the matchups in Montauk Madness serves up some interesting pairings. This is probably the first time Barenaked Ladies and Van Morrison have been mentioned in the same breath.

Initially, I went with Barenaked Ladies here, my rationale being that I own and enjoy nine of their albums vs. only one by Morrison.

But that one album is Moondance, as perfect a record as I own, and when it came down to casting my vote, I just couldn’t throw it out in the first round to see a bunch of talented Canadians advance.

How about you?

I dreamed you paid your dues in Canada
Left me to come through
I headed for the right way
I knew exactly just what to do
I dreamed we played cards in the dark
And you lost and you lied
Wasn’t very hard to do
But hurt me deep down inside

Mmmm, these dreams of you
So real and so true
These dreams of you
So real and so true

My back was up against the wall
And you slowly just walked away
You never really heard my call
When I cried out that way
With my face against the sun
You pointed out for me to go
Then you said I was the one
Had to reap what you did sow

Mmmm, these dreams of you
So real and so true
These dreams of you
So real and so true

And hush-a-bye, don’t ever think about it
Go to sleep don’t ever say one word
Close your eyes, you are an angel sent down from above

And Ray Charles was shot down
But he got up to do his best
A crowd of people gathered round
To the question answered “yes”
And you slapped me on the face
I turned around the other cheek
You couldn’t really stand the pace
And I would never be so meek

Mmmm, these dreams of you
So real and so true
These dreams of you
So real and so true

And hush-a-bye, don’t ever think about it
Go to sleep don’t ever say one word
Close your eyes, you are an angel sent down from above

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5 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,218: ‘These Dreams of You’ – Van Morrison vs. Barenaked Ladies

  1. Amy says:

    If Van Morrison had recorded no other song than “Into the Mystic,” he would have my vote, despite how much I enjoy any number on songs by his competitor here.

  2. Dana says:

    I like BNL, but Van is the Man! He gets my vote.

  3. Peg says:

    One of the best albums we have is Moondance. It’s Van all the way!

  4. The Cool Guy (Daniel) says:

    As much fun as I might have belting out “If I had $1,000,000” and “Be my Yoko Ono”, I gotta give this one to Van Morrison. As Amy stated, if not only for “Into the Mystic” and Moondance as an album in general puts him into this next round over Barenaked Ladies

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