Dreams
By: Andrew Wyatt, Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin
Written by: Andrew Wyatt, Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin

Versions:
  1. Dreams
    Available on Upcoming Album and 1 other release.
    Credits
    Cassidy Turbin: Engineer
    David Greenbaum: Engineer
    Beck Hansen: Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Producer, Vocals
    Serban Ghenea: Mix
    Greg Kurstin: Producer
  2. Dreams (instrumental) (5:14)
    Available on Dreams.
    Credits
    Greg Kurstin: Bass, Drums, keyboards
    Beck Hansen: Guitar (Electric)
  3. Dreams (a cappella) (5:14)
    Available on Dreams.
    Credits
    Beck Hansen: Vocals
  4.  
  5. Dreams (radio edit)
    Available on Dreams.
  6. Dreams (edited album version)
    Available on Dreams.
 
Lyrics:
Dreams [Version (a)]:

Come on out of your dreams
And wake up from your reverie
The time is here, don't go to sleep
Streets are running on the brink
They say that we've got nothing
But a dollar for a life of sin
'Cause there's trouble on the way
Oh there's trouble on the way
Get a dog and pony for a judgment day

Here we are running circles
Around and round and round and round
When nothing's right, just close your eyes
Close your eyes and you're gone

Dreams dreams dreams
She's making me high
She's making me high
Dreams dreams dreams
She's making me high
I want to get me free
Nothing gonna get me in my world

Now can these broken wings free me
About a light year from reality
If you want to fall in a dream
You can put the weight right on to me

Here we are running circles
Around and round and round and round
When nothing's right, just close your eyes
Close your eyes and you're gone

Dreams dreams dreams
She's making me high
She's making me high
Dreams dreams dreams
She's making me high
I want to get me free
Nothing gonna get me in my world
Nothing gonna get me in my world

Ahh stop fucking with my dreams dreams yea
Ahh stop fucking with my dreams dreams yea

Ahh here we are running circles
Around and round and round and round
When nothing's right, just close your eyes
Close your eyes and you're gone

Dreams dreams dreams
She's making me high
She's making me high
Dreams dreams dreams
All day and all night
I want to get me free
Nothing gonna get me in my world

I want to get me free
Nothing gonna get me in my world
Nothing gonna get me in my world
Dreams (instrumental) [Version (b)]:

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The Song:

"Dreams" was released as a single in June, 2015.

"Dreams" will be on Beck's upcoming 2016 album.

Beck said he wrote "Dreams" a few years back "with an old friend" (turns out, it was Greg Kurstin). He liked how it was a marriage of garage rock energy/riffs with dance beats. Rolling Stone reported that the song went through "more than a dozen incarnations," which is interesting because it ended on a straight-forward, minimal but Beck-ish guitar riff and big beat. (It reminds me of "E-Pro" that way.)

Beck has said numerous times, he was writing "Dreams" with a mind to the stage, and it does shine there - the full catchy riff, the mindbending heavy drop in the middle, the melody, all expand live.

The song was cowritten with Greg Kurstin, Beck's producer on this album. Andrew Wyatt of the band Miike Snow is also a cowriter, but it is unknown what he contributed (he's not a credited musician on the song, just a writer).
 
Live:

Played live 41 times:
Earliest known live version: August 4, 2015
Latest known live version: July 15, 2017