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Nelly – Just A Dream lyrics

Uhh, uhh, uhh
I was thinkin 'bout her, thinkin 'bout me
Thinkin 'bout us, where we gon' be?
Opened my eyes, yeah
It was only just a dream
So I travel back, down that road
Will she come back? No one knows
I realize, yeah
It was only just a dream

[Verse 1]
I was at the top and now it's like I'm in the basement
Number one spot, now she found her a replacement
I swear now I can't take it
Knowin somebody's got my baby
And now you ain't around, baby I can't think
I shoulda put it down, shoulda got that ring
Cause I can still feel it in the air
See her pretty face, run my fingers through her hair
My lover, my life
My shorty, my wife
She left me, I'm tight
Cause I knew that it just ain't right


[Verse 2]
When I be ridin man I swear I see her face at every turn
Tryin to get my Usher on but I can't let it +Burn+
And I just hope she know that she the only one I yearn - for
My woman, oh I miss her, when will I learn?
Didn't give her all my love, I guess now I got my payback
Now I'm in the club thinkin all about my baby
Hey, she was so easy to love
But wait, I guess that love wasn't enough
I'm goin through it every time that I'm alone
And now I'm missin, wishin she pick up the phone
But she made a decision that she wanted to move on
Cause I was wrong


[Verse 3]
If you ever loved somebody put your hands up
If you ever loved somebody put your hands up
And now they're gone and you wishin you could give them everything
Everything (heyyy)
Said if you ever loved somebody put your hands up
If you ever loved somebody put your hands up
And now they're gone and you wishin you could give them everything

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  • t
    This song. Goes to my ex boyfriend Ronnie. My fav line is the one that goes " if you ever loves somebody put your hands up, now that there gone and you wish you could give them everything. I moved on to another guy but in my heart. Ill always love ronnie. I mean he is my babys daddy right. Holla all you girls out there who know what it feels liek to get hurt. I'm here fer ya. We don't deserve it. F*k guys. Really they only ruin ya life yo. Ight Holla my babies.
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  • 7
    It means: he lost the girl he loves and feels low without her so he goes back to all of the places they had memories together hoping she's there. But she found someone else to replace him since he messed up, he can't think without her in his life and he realizes he should have tied the knot. He hopes that she will go back to him although he wasn't the best man to her.
    My ex tat I loved so much dedicated this to me.
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  • b
    The meaning lets see. He loved this girl (his shawty) and well he lost her and he wishes it was just a dream and I know how he feels I dated this boy who I really like and the day he broke up with me one of his friends told me it was just a bet. And he only got 25$ for it. I didn't cry I just held my head high and walked around with what was left of my pride now because of him I'm careful at who I love and who I let into my life.
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  • u
    To larry.
    Its over larrel happissony hamura n you hav 2 accept dat we were nuthin bt a total mistake. I will also cherish this song coz it reminds me of dat day when I woke up in e midst of e nyt n heard this song playin. Its one memory 2 tresure I must confess. Till we meet again in another world, maybe u'll b a better person by then.
    From deligence dube.
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  • u
    My name is dennis, I left the post:.
    I just discovered my girlfriend (more than that) of over two years cheated on me. We have been sharing our dreams of spending the rest of our lives together. We are in our late 30's, both married before, both have children, and both destroyed by our spouses after they cheated on us. We shared everything together. We were there for each other after our families were destroyed by thoughtless spouses. We supported each other and carried each other through it all. We built a beautiful new life together, and my new year's eve gift from her was to find out she shared herself with another man. I am destroyed, again. Is there anyone good out there?
    If there is a girl out there that wants to share a beautiful life together, please leave a comment here. I am in a successful profession, dedicate my life to my children, and to the one special person in my life. I am in good shape, have been told I am handsome.
    I realize this isn't a dating site, but what the heck. You never know where you might find someone. I have enjoyed this song since the first time I heard it. But it never hit me until I went through this. Now it pierces my heart. I don't know how I will ever pick up the shattered pieces of my soul and put them together.
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