Lindsey Kris, the toddler son of Collective Soul frontman Ed Roland, did the cooing at the beginning of this song. It's likely that the song is addressed to him, as Roland is reveling in the joys of fatherhood (Lindsey Kris) was his first:
The sky tonight is gracious To rain on me your sweetness I scream an explanation Your world is so contagious
This is the first track on the fifth Collective Soul album, Blender. Ed Roland has a thing for one-word titles, dating back to the group's first single, "Shine."
There is only one verse to this song that holds actual lyrics; the second verse is just some "bada ba bop" babbling over and over. Having a young child will do that to you.
The Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" came top of a 2013 Spotify poll to find out which songs music fans most commonly hear people singing incorrectly. Many believe Annie Lennox is singing: "Sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am I to disagree?"