Book Of Dreams

Album: Lucky Town (1992)

Songfacts®:

  • Springsteen says this song is about second chances.
  • Dion DiMucci covered this on his 2000 album Deja Nu. Dion had hits in the '60s with "Runaround Sue" and "Abraham, Martin and John." Springsteen is a fan of Dion's and contributed to the liner notes.

Comments: 1

  • Mike from San Diego, CaDuring the Devils and Dust tour he played it and gave this explanation to the audience. Bruce described it as "a song about wedding days," before chuckling, "I say 'days' plural, unfortunately...." (from Glendale, AZ show in May 2005)
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Tom Keifer of CinderellaSongwriter Interviews

Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.

80s Music Quiz 1Music Quiz

MTV, a popular TV theme song and Madonna all show up in this '80s music quiz.

Director Wes Edwards ("Drunk on a Plane")Song Writing

Wes Edwards takes us behind the scenes of videos he shot for Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Chase Bryant. The train was real - the airplane was not.

Jon Anderson of YesSongwriter Interviews

From the lake in "Roundabout" to Sister Bluebird in "Starship Trooper," Jon Anderson talks about how nature and spirituality play into his lyrics for Yes.

Jack Blades of Night Ranger and Damn YankeesSongwriter Interviews

Revisit the awesome glory of Night Ranger and Damn Yankees: cheesily-acted videos, catchy guitar licks, long hair, and lyrics that are just plain relatable.

Marc Campbell - "88 Lines About 44 Women"They're Playing My Song

The Nails lead singer Marc Campbell talks about those 44 women he sings about over a stock Casio keyboard track. He's married to one of them now - you might be surprised which.