I've Dreamed of You
I've dreamed of you Always feeling you Were there And all my life I have searched for you Everywhere I caught your smile In the morning sun I heard your whisper On the breeze at night I prayed one day That your arms would hold me tight And just when I Thought love had passed me by We met That first look In your eyes I can't forget You melted me With your tender touch I felt all fear and sorrow Slip away Now here we stand Hand in hand This blessed day I promise you As I give to you My heart That nothing, nothing in this world Shall keep us apart Come happily ever after be The man I'll love Until the very end I've dreamed of you My great love And my best friend For god must know How I love you so He's blessed us here today As man and wife Come dream with me As I've dreamed of you All my life Come dream with me As I have dreamed of you All my life
Written by: Ann Hampton Callaway, Rolf Undsat Lovland
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Song Creation & Inspiration
"I've Dreamed of You" was written by Barbra Streisand, alongside Ann Hampton Callaway and Rolf Lovland.
The song is one of the tracks from her album "A Love Like Ours," which was released in 1999.
Streisand first performed the song at her wedding to James Brolin in July 1998, making it a deeply personal song for her.
The lyrics of the song express a deep longing and dreaming of a person before meeting them, which is why it was perfectly fitting for her wedding.
"I've Dreamed of You" helped the album "A Love Like Ours" to reach number 6 on the Billboard 200, indicating its popularity.
The album "A Love Like Ours" was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, marking it as a commercial success that sold over a million copies.
Rolf Lovland, one of the co-writers of "I've Dreamed of You," is also known for being one half of the Norwegian-Irish instrumental duo Secret Garden, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1995.
Ann Hampton Callaway's Contribution
Ann Hampton Callaway, who co-wrote "I've Dreamed of You," is a renowned singer-songwriter well-versed in jazz and pop music, and has received a Tony Award nomination for her work.
Streisand performed "I've Dreamed of You" on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," which allowed the song to reach a wider audience.
Although not as popular as Streisand's version, "I've Dreamed of You" has been cover by other artists including Kathleen Battle, a prominent opera soprano singer.
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