The Dream Synopsis

Album: Everything You've Come to Expect (2016)


  • Alex Turner gets introspective here as he details a dream about his home city of Sheffield. The Arctic Monkeys frontman then groans, "isn't it boring when I talk about my dreams?"

    Turner explained the lyric to Artist Direct: "It's almost like when you do talk about your dreams to someone, it's always the f--king most boring, you can never bring it to life enough," he said. "And I thought, perhaps, if you added a melody and surrounded it by music, maybe it's more compelling. Marginally more compelling."
  • Turner told NME regarding this nocturnal recollection: "It's my version of that Miley Cyrus tune about the dream she had about her dog."
  • There is another dream-titled song on Everything You've Come to Expect. "Sweet Dreams, TN" finds Alex Turner fantasizing about his girlfriend. He quipped: "I'm never gonna put the word 'dream' in a song again because I've filled my quota twice over at this point. I'm not allowed another dream."


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