Everly Brothers ( The ) - ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM

First performance: 3/06/1979


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 3 times :

1979-06-03 - WHISKY A GO GO, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
During the wedding of Marc Brickman to June Rudley, Bruce's lighting director and travel agent respectively. Springsteen and members of the band join Rickie Lee Jones and Boz Scaggs for a three hour celebration at West Hollywood's Whisky a Go Go on Sunset Blvd. They play for three hours, a mixture of classic covers and Springsteen originals. Covers include The Everly Brothers' "All I Have To Do Is Dream" . A recording does exist, but only in private hands.

1998-10-11 - SPRINGSTEEN RESIDENCE, COLTS NECK, NJ (Gotham Playboys)
Belated outdoor birthday bash for Bruce at his farm property, originally planned for September 23 but had been delayed due to poor weather. As they had the previous year, NYC-based Cajun-roots band The Gotham Playboys (who would form the core of the Sessions Band when they first assembled in the fall of 1998) provide the entertainment. Bruce joins them for several songs ( inclusing “ All I have to do is dream “ ). Party guests include Steven Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Jon Bon Jovi and Sheryl Crow.
 
2008-05-13 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Ranney School Benefit)
Annual benefit for the Ranney School for teachers and parents, backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band. Southside Johnny and Patti Scialfa take lead vocals on several songs each.
 

Songinfo

"All I Have to Do Is Dream" is a song made famous by the Everly Brothers, written by Boudleaux Bryant of the husband and wife songwriting team Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, and published in 1958. By far the best-known version was recorded by The Everly Brothers and released as a single in April 1958. The B-side, "Claudette", was the first major song writing success for Roy Orbison (who also recorded his own version of the song) .
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Dream, dream, dream, dream
Dream, dream, dream, dream

When I want you in my arms
When I want you and all your charms
Whenever I want you
All I have to do is dream
Dream, dream, dream

When I feel blue in the night
And I need you to hold me tight
Whenever I want you
All I have to do is dream

I can make you mine
Taste your lips of wine
Anytime night or day
Only trouble is
Gee whiz
I'm dreamin' my life away

I need you so, that I could die
I love you so and that is why
Whenever I want you
All I have to do is dream
Dream, dream, dream, dream

I can make you mine
Taste your lips of wine
Anytime night or day
Only trouble is
Gee whiz
I'm dreamin' my life away

I need you so, that I could die
I love you so and that is why
Whenever I want you
All I have to do is dream

Dream, dream, dream
Dream, dream, dream, dream
Dream, dream, dream, dream
Dream