Better Than A Dream
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Mike Batt and the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Released Oct 9th, 1990
Length 3:04
Label Adventure Records Ltd
Produced by Mike Batt

Better Than A Dream is a song written and sung by Mike Batt, and the theme tune to 'The Dreamstone'. The song was later covered by Katie Melua (who Batt manages) and released on her fifth studio album Secret Symphony in 9th March 2012.

The final chorus plays during the ending credits of the show (while a short clip is heard during the opening). A truncated version without the second verse is used in the first episode during Rufus' dream. Several variations of the track are also used as background music in the show.

The full unedited Mike Batt version is the first track in the show's official OST. It also had a single release Oct 1990.

Lyrics

I used to dream myself to somewhere else each night,

I dreamed in colour, cause I lived in black and white.

Until I chanced upon this road that led to you, 

I could not see

How anything could be


Better than a dream

Stranger than my wild imagination

If this is a real sensation, It's better than a dream.

Higher than the moon,

Hazy like a beautiful illusion.

Crazy and in confusion,

And better than a dream.


I used to wish I was beyond some distant door,

I knew there must be more to life, and now I'm sure.

No dreams of pirate caves, or Indian braves, or magic carpets could

Ever be this good,


Better than a dream

Stranger than my wild imagination

If this is a real sensation,

It's better than a dream.

Higher than the moon,

Hazy like a beautiful illusion.

Crazy and in confusion,

And better than a dream.

Trivia

The TV version of Better Than A Dream contained some different lyrics to the version included on the soundtrack. The TV version mostly reflected Rufus' personality, with the lyrics 'I always dream myself to somewhere else each night' and 'I know I dream much more than other people do'. The soundtrack version contained 'I used to dream myself to someone else each night' and 'Until I chanced upon this road that led to you', among a few other changes that were made to the song. Mike Batt also re-recorded the chorus, used in the ending credits from the latter part of Series 1 onwards till Series 4 in which was then shortened.

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