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"The River of Dreams" peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart in the Summer of 1993.

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In the middle of the night
I go walking in my sleep
From the mountains of faith
To the river so deep

Billy Joel - The River of Dreams Lyrics


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  • Reminds me of the music from "The Lion King" [3]
  • Billy Joel.....great anyway------thanks Hilmar ***
  • Billy Joel gets a lot of song ideas in his dreams, and often struggles to remember them when he wakes up. For this song, however, he woke up with the song in his head, but tried NOT to write it. He explained on The Howard Stern Show in 2010: "I thought, Who the hell am I to try to pull off this gospel song, so I took a shower to wash this song away. I sang it in the shower and knew I had to do it." In Joel's dream, he was "walking in his sleep," which inspired that lyric.
  • The greatest songwriter of all time
  • Great music ..timeless
  • super good this song
  • good
  • Reminds me of the music from "The Lion King" [2]
  • saw this live on 12-12-12 .. amazing, and life-changing.

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