Songs That Make Me Smile: “RIVER OF DREAMS” by BILLY JOEL (1993)

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“…In The Middle Of The Night

I Go Walking In My Sleep

Through The Jungle Of Doubt

To The River So Deep

I Know I’m Searching For Something

Something So Undefined

That It Can Only Be Seen

By The Eyes Of The Blind

In The Middle Of The Night…”

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“…I’m Not Sure About A Life After This

God Knows I’ve Never Been A Spiritual Man

Baptized By The Fire, I Wade

Into The River That Is Running To The Promised Land…”

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“…In The Middle Of The Night

I Go Walking In My Sleep

Through The Desert Of Truth

To The River So Deep

We All End In The Ocean

We All Start In The Streams

We’re All Carried Along

By The

RIVER OF DREAMS

In The Middle Of The Night. …”

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RIVER OF DREAMSIs The Title Song To BILLY JOEL‘s 1993 Album… …”RIVER OF DREAMS

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Alright…

…So How On Hell’s Half-Acre Does This Song…

RIVER OF DREAMS

by BILLY JOEL

…Make Bradley Smile???

Well…

…You Actually Have To Go Back To It’s Initial Release In 1993.

My Father Purchased The Album For My Mother And I…

…Since My Mother And I Were Chomping At The Bit To Get Our Hands On It.

As You Know Already…

Β (if you've kept up with my bloggin'ings over the past 8 months) 

…I Was Raised On The Music Of MR. JOEL.

I Was One Of The Only Kids I Knew Of Whom Could Honestly Call Himself…

“A BILLY JOEL FAN-BOY”

.Period.

But You See…

…There Was An Issue.

My BFF Was, At The Time, Listening To MAINLY “Contemporary Christian” Music…

…A Music Genera I’ve Never Been Able To Stomach.

SO…

…I Had A Plan.

Since This Album…

RIVER OF DREAMS

…Had An Almost Gospel’ish-Like Sound…

…I Was Going To Attempt To Convert Him Into Listening To The Music I Loved.

.Period Period.

The Problem Was…

…His Parents HATED My Music.

They Felt It Was Horridly UN-Christian.

I Know…

…It Doesn’t Sound Like Something That Would Make One Smile…

…But Hindsight Is Funny That Way.

You See…

…It Was WORKING!

I Was Succeeding In My Conversion!

Right Up To The Part Where MR. JOEL Sings Aloud…

“…God Knows I’ve Never Been A Spiritual Man…”

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OOPS!

Upon Hearing That Line…

…The Music Was Ejected From The Player…

…And I Was Sent Home For Attempting To Corrupt My Devoutly Religious Friend.

I Could Honestly Go On And On About This Subject…

…But, In Fairness To My BFF, I Shall Not.

Let’s Just Say This…

…The Music Eventually DID WIN!

Hell, It Won SO Convincingly…

…That My BFF Was The Person Whom Eventually Introduced Me To…

THE BLOODHOUND GANG

RICHARD CHEESE

KID ROCK

etc etc etc

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And NOW Y’all Can See WHY This Song Makes Me Smile.

RIVER OF DREAMS

by BILLY JOEL

…Was Step Number One In Helping My BFF Break-Free Of The Shackles That Had So Bound His Childhood.

I Don’t Take Total Credit For It, Though.

He’d Wanted To Break-Away For A Long, LONG Time.

He Just Didn’t Know How To Go About It.

Cue The Godless Heathen That Was HIS BFF…

…And BAAM!!!

The Snowball Began To Roll…

…And It Rolled And Rolled And Rolled.

And Now…

…He’s The Coolest Cat Anyone’s Ever Known.

He’s The Life Of The Party.

He’s The Man With The Plan.

He Picks Up What You’re Puttin’ Down.

He Can Read What You’re Writin’.

He Can Smell What You’re Cookin’.

He’s The Guy The Rest Envy, Because He Lives HIS Life HIS Way.

And It All Began…

…In Regard To MY PART In Helping Him Out…

…With A Jammin’ Little Tune By…

BILLY JOEL

!!! !!! !!!

How’z ’bout Them Apples!!!

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