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All parts of the song included, with chords derived from synth and guitar/bass parts. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Van Halen
Dreams

I always thought of this song as kind of having two choruses; the "higher and higher" part, and then 
the "that's what dreams are made of" part.  But the intro is essentially the same part/chord progression 
as the 2nd 'chorus', so to avoid confusion I have called that the |A| section, then that will repeat 
later with vocals (also used for Solo II).
Eddie Van Halen uses a lot of different triads played against different bass notes to create various 
chords with extensions or suspensions.  I have given the overall chord names taking into account the 
synth and guitar/bass parts.  Feel free to simplify it, but in order to include the melodies you will 
need all the chord variations, e.g. Csus4 to C to Csus2.


[A] x2
Cadd9     C F         Am        G
Fsus2       C  Csus2  Csus4 C Csus2

[Synth riff]
Csus2 C   Csus4  C     Csus2 C/E   Csus4/E C/E
Csus2 C/F  Fsus2    F6  F  Am/G  C/G   G
Gsus4 C   Csus4  C     Csus2 C/E   Csus4/E Am7
Am7add4 C/F  F  G/F F Am/F G/F Csus4/G  C/G  Gsus4

[Verse]
Am                    F6
World turns black and white
Gsus2             Am
Pictures in an empty room
     F6                  Gsus2
Your love starts fallin' down
         Am
Better change your tune
          F6                Gsus2
Yeah, you reach for the golden ring
Am
Reach for the sky
           F6          Gsus2
Baby, just spread your wings

[Chorus]
        G/C    C    G/C  Am7
and get high - er and  higher
   Am       Em         Em7  F
Straight up we'll climb
          G/C    C    G/C  Am
We'll get high - er and  higher
          G/F  Fmaj7    Gsus4
Leave it all behind

[Verse]
Am             F6
Run, run, run away
       Gsus2             Am
Like a train runnin' off the track
        F6               Gsus2
Got the truth being left behind
        Am
Fall between the cracks
F6             Gsus2
Standin' on broken dreams
       Am
Never losin' sight, ah
          F6           Gsus2
Well just spread your wings

[Chorus]
          G/C    C    G/C  Am7
We'll get high - er and  higher
   Am       Em         Em7  F
Straight up we'll climb
          G/C    C    G/C  Am
We'll get high - er and  higher
          G/F  Fmaj7    G7sus4
Leave it all behind

[A]
        Cadd9  C    F
So baby dry    your eyes
      Am                  G
Save all the tears you've cried
    Fsus2  F    Am7         Csus4 C Csus2
Oh, that's what dreams are made   of
       Em7    F           Am               G
'Cause we   belong in a world that must be strong
    Fsus2       Am7         Csus4 C  Csus2
Oh, that's what dreams are made  of

[Solo I]
C5 D5     F5 G5     Bb5 C5   E5   D5     x2
D5        G         Dsus2     Asus4     x2
Gm7/Bb Gm7/A Gm7  Cm/Eb Cm/D Cm   G5

[Chorus]
                G/C    C    G/C  Am7
Yeah, we'll get high - er and  higher
   Am       Em         Em7  F
Straight up we'll climb
G/C    C    G/C  Am
High - er and  higher
           Em      Em7  F
Leave it all behind
              G/C    C    G/C    Am
Oh, we'll get high - er and  higher
     G/F  Fmaj7        G7sus4
Who knows what we'll find

[A]
        Cadd9  C    F
So baby dry    your eyes
      Am                  G
Save all the tears you've cried
    Fsus2  F    Am7         Csus4 C  Csus2
Oh, that's what dreams are made  of
         Em7    F           Am               G
Oh baby, we   belong in a world that must be strong
    Fsus2       Am7         Csus4 C Csus2
Oh, that's what dreams are made   of

[Solo II]
Em7     F      Am     G
Fsus2   Am7    Csus4 C Csus2

[A]
    Em7    F      Am               G
And in the end on dreams we will depend
       Fsus2       Am7      Bb (#11)
'Cause that's what love is made of

[Ending]
Fmaj7/A F/A       Bb    F    C

            
            
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tablue 758 Aug 14, 2017 11:01 PM

Wow! Great job... a little over my head, but I'll work on it!

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thompson1rob 10 Aug 21, 2017 01:01 AM

Best one yet 👍

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