The Game – Dreams (Audio, Lyrics, Video)

The Game - Dreams (prod. Kanye West)

Throwback to The Game’s “Dreams” track produced by Kanye West, off The Documentary project. Watch the music video, listen, stream, buy, read the lyrics, mp3 download.

The Game Dreams
The Game Dreams

Albums with notoriety and respect from the entire hip-hop community are few and far between. The Game’s album The Documentary stands tall amongst giants, a heavy-hitter comprised of gritty raps that managed to capture the hearts of many. Hardcore rap fans and casual listeners alike gravitated to the commanding demeanor and head-knocking soundtrack to The Game’s life. With West Coast legend and pioneer Dr. Dre laying the foundation, The Game built something with the power to weather the storm for years to come.

Each track on The Documentary offered an energy like no other, indicative of The Game’s West Coast upbringing. There’s a blended dichotomy of harsh hustle and hope, all culminating in inspirational street anthems that people ride for to this day. One track that encapsulates both sides of the coin perfectly is “Dreams”. The Game enlists Kanye West to handle the production, and the duo produces a street hymn regarded as a classic among classics.

The Game takes the nearly 5 minute runtime of the track to detail how difficult it is to not only survive, but to live long enough to reach legendary stature. He names a multitude of legendary figures in the black community that met unexpectedly early fates, citing their aspirations as reasons to keep reaching for his own. He references Aaliyah, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Martin Luther King Jr. on the hook, all of which had goals cut short too soon.

The Game was sure to put the passion of fallen love ones into The Documentary and it resulted in “Dreams,”  a track with an eternal place in the hip-hop archives. – HotNewHipHop

The Game – Dreams (prod. Kanye West)

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Lyrics

[Intro: Sample]
“And I brought—”
“And I brought—”
“And I brought—dreams”
“—dreams”
“—dreams”
“And I brought you all my dreams ’cause I love you”
“I—love you”
“I—love you”
“I-I-I love you”

[Verse 1: The Game & (Sample)]
I woke up out that coma 2001
‘Bout the same time Dre dropped 2001
Three years later the album is done
Aftermath presents: Nigga Witta Attitude, Volume One
Rap critics politickin’, wanna know the outcome
Ready to Die, Reasonable Doubt, and Doggystyle in one
I feel like ‘Pac after the Snoop Dogg trial was done
Dre behind that G series and All Eyez on Me
I watched the death of a dynasty, so I told Vibe Magazine
Workin’ with Dr. Dre was a (“Dream”)
I had visions of makin’ a classic, then my world turned black
Like I was starin’ out of Stevie Wonder’s glasses
It’s kinda hard to imagine, like Kanye West
Coming back from his fatal accident to beatmakin’ and rappin’
But, we the future, Whitney Houston told me that
It’s gon’ take more than a bullet in the heart to hold me back

[Chorus: The Game & (Sample)]
Blushin’ in this 40 ounce, lettin’ the ink from my pen bleed
‘Cause Martin Luther King had a (“Dream”)
Aaliyah had a (“Dream”), Left Eye had a (“Dream”)
So I reached out to Kanye and (“I brought you all my dreams ’cause I love you”)
(“I—love you”
“I—love you”
“I-I-I love you”)

[Verse 2: The Game]
I had dreams of fuckin’ a R&B bitch like Mýa
When I saw that ass on the front of that King
Read the article in the magazine, she loved gangsters, loved nasty things
So I’m in the glass house having nasty dreams
Good girls never give it up
But anything is possible, if 50 fucked Vivica
Hurdled life’s obstacles, found my way through the maze
Then joy turned to pain like Frankie Beverly and Maze
Used to dream of being Unsigned Hype
‘Til I was crushed by Dave Mays, almost let my pen fall asleep on the page
Daydreamin’ yesterday, dozin’ off backstage
I thought I saw Eazy talking to Jam Master Jay
So I walked over, heard Jam Master say
“It’s a hard knock life, then you pass away”
They say sleep is the cousin of death, so my eyes wide open
‘Cause a dream is kin to your last breath

[Chorus: The Game & (Sample)]
Blushin’ in this 40 ounce, lettin’ the ink from my pen bleed
‘Cause Martin Luther King had a (“Dream”)
Aaliyah had a (“Dream”), Left Eye had a (“Dream”)
So I reached out to Kanye and (“I brought you all my dreams ’cause I love you”)
(“I—love you”
“I—love you”
“I-I-I love you”)

[Verse 3: The Game]
The dream of Huey Newton, that’s what I’m livin’ through
The dream of Eric Wright, that’s what I’m givin’ you
Who walked through the White House without a business suit
Compton hat, jheri curl drippin’ on Ronald Reagan’s shoes
Gave Mike Lem my demo, came here to pay my dues
Started off with Whoo Kid, then I start blazin’ Clue
It was all a dream like Big said it’d be
Don’t sleep on me homey, I bring nightmares to reality
Rap phenomenon, defyin’ the rules of gravity
Studied all the classics, start revisin’ my strategy
‘Cause Marshall Mathers made it, Curtis Jackson made it
Head in the clouds, wonderin’ where the hell Marvin Gaye went
How do I say this? I’m livin’ for my son
But I can’t figure out, why I’m at my temple with this gun
Wake up to a Jesus piece, like a Catholic nun
The war to be a rap legend has just begun

[Chorus: The Game & (Sample)]
Blushin’ in this 40 ounce, lettin’ the ink from my pen bleed
Cause Martin Luther King had a (“Dream”)
Aaliyah had a (“Dream”), Left Eye had a (“Dream”)
So I reached out to Kanye and (“I brought you all my dreams ’cause I love you”)
(“I—love you”
“I—love you”
“I-I-I love you”)

[Outro: The Game & (Sample)]
This song is dedicated to Yetunde Price
The sister of Venus and Serena Williams
Who was slain during a gang shootout in Compton
Sunday, September 14th, 2003: rest in peace
(“I brought you all my dreams ’cause I love you”)
(“I—love you”
“I—love you”
“I-I-I love you”)
(“And I brought—”
“And I brought—”
“And I brought—dreams”
“—dreams”
“—dreams”)
(“And I brought you all my dreams ’cause I love you…”)

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