Childhood Dreams

  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • Furtado (from a press release to promote the album): "This song is about the renewing quality of true love. It was recorded in a church adjacent to The Pilgrim School, in Los Angeles, which has this massive organ that extends throughout the church, with thousands of pipes and tubes and valves. We went in with a bass player, a guitar player, a vibraphone player and a harp player. You cannot match the reverb you get, this natural, hollow reverb. We took it all the way; we did the full-on spiritualized organ intro. There's a really cool vocal round at the end, playing on the theme of childhood dreams. It's in 6/8 time, very lilting. Also toward the end, we added tabla, which takes the song to a more universal place. It's a super-ballad. Organ bells, church bells, wedding bells, chimes, tablas - the whole thing is magical."
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments: 1

  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnThis song is very personal. Nelly sounds like Janet Jackson vocally - it's weird.
see more comments

Danny Clinch: The Art of Rock PhotographySong Writing

One of rock's top photographers talks about artistry in photography, raising funds for a documentary, and enjoying a County Fair with Tom Waits.

Matt SorumSongwriter Interviews

When he joined Guns N' Roses in 1990, Matt helped them craft an orchestral sound; his mezzo fortes and pianissimos are all over "November Rain."

Michael W. SmithSongwriter Interviews

Smith breaks down some of his worship tracks as well as his mainstream hits, including "I Will Be Here For You" and "A Place In This World."

Part of Their World: The Stories and Songs of 13 Disney PrincessesSong Writing

From "Some Day My Prince Will Come" to "Let It Go" - how Disney princess songs (and the women who sing them) have evolved.

Chris Robinson of The Black CrowesSongwriter Interviews

"Great songwriters don't necessarily have hit songs," says Chris. He's written a bunch, but his fans are more interested in the intricate jams.

Sending Out An SOS - Distress Signals In SongsSong Writing

Songs where something goes horribly wrong (literally or metaphorically), and help is needed right away.