Daily Archives: December 28, 2012

Radio XIII, side B, track 2: “Only In My Dreams” by Debbie Gibson

Debbie Gibson Only In My DreamsOh, Debbie Gibson, I loved your version of teenage angst, which wasn’t really angsty at all, but it sure felt like real angst at the time.  Only a teenager could just NEVER remember the last time they ever felt good.  Hell, Debbie Gibson, only a teenager could sing this song with a straight face.  But you know what, it’s a great song after all these years and also, such a great voice you have, Debbie Gibson.  You know what I really miss about songs from my youth, Debbie Gibson?  I miss singers who could hold a note.  I’ve been forced to watch a lot of “The Voice” in the last year or so, and one thing that’s become glaringly obvious, besides that most girls now sound like either Katy Perry, Beyonce, Xtina and/or Rihanna, but it’s very rare that any singers are able to sustain one beautiful note.  There are always these dramatic runs that go up and down the register, and sure, it’s kind of impressive, but I have a sneaking suspicion that part of it is because most singers couldn’t actually just belt out one sustained note and keep it in tune.  Well, except for the invention of auto-tune, but I won’t go into that, Debbie Gibson, because you’d never need something so sacrilegious anyway.

“Only In My Dreams”

Ah

Ah ah

Ah ah

Ah ah

Ah

Ah ah

Ah ah

Ah ah

Every time I’m tellin’ secrets

I remember how it used to be

And I realized
How much I miss you

And I realize how it feels to be free

Now I see I’m up to no good (no, no, no)
And I wanna start again

Can’t remember when I felt good (baby!)
No, I can’t remember when

Nooooo, only in my dreeeeeams

As real as it may seeeem

It was only in my dreeeeams

Couldn’t see how much I missed you (now I do)
Couldn’t see how much it meeeant (ah ah)
Now I see my world come tumblin’ down
Now I see the road is bent

If I only once could hold you (no, no, no)
And remember how it used to be (ah ah)
If only I could scold you

And forget
How it feels to be free

Nooooo, only in my dreeeeeams

As real as it may seeeem

It was only in my dreeeeams

No
No, no, no

Only in my dreeeeeams

As real as it may seeeeem

It was only in my dreeeeeeams

<awesome Debbie Gibson jam>

Oooooooooo

Whoa-ho, whoa-ho

Oooooooooo

Ba

Ba

Ba

Ba
Ba-da

Ah ah

Ah ah

Ah ah

Ah

Ah ah

Ah ah

Ah ah

Nooooo, only in my dreeeeeams

As real as it may seeeem

It was only in my dreeeeams

No
No, no, no

Only in my dreeeeams

As real as it may seeeem

It was only in my dreeeeams

No, no, no
Oh, only in my dreeeeeams

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