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Dream Warriors is a song that is written by American glam metal band Dokken for the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. The song is played during the closing credits.

"Dream Warriors" was released as a single from the film and is also the thirteenth song on the band's album Back for the Attack. It reached number 22 on the Hot Mainstream Rock charts in 1987 and in 2015, the song was ranked by VH1 as the #1 Killer 80s Heavy Metal Horror Movie Music [video].


Music Video[]

Dokken with Freddy Krueger

Dokken band members with Freddy Krueger.

A music video for the song received airplay on MTV. The video used scenes from the movie, as well as new scenes filmed specifically for the video. Patricia Arquette and Robert Englund appeared in the new scenes, playing Kristen Parker and Freddy Krueger, respectively.

In the original scenes, Freddy is tormenting Kristen until she is eventually saved by the band members of Dokken. The band's dream power, which is their Rock n' Roll music, is able to repel Freddy before he suddenly wakes up in his own bed, revealing that he was having a nightmare. He will then mutter, "Who were those guys?" as the video ends.

Lyrics[]

I lie awake and dread the lonely nights
I'm not alone
I wonder if these heavy eyes
Can face the unknown

When I close my eyes I realize
You'll come my way
I'm standing in the night alone
Forever together
Oh

We're the dream warriors
Don't wanna dream no more
We're the dream warriors
And maybe tonight
Maybe tonight you'll be gone

I feel the touch coming over me
I can't explain
I hear the voices calling out
Calling my name

It's the same desire to feel the fire
That's coming your way
I'm standing in the night alone
Forever together
Oh

We're the dream warriors
Don't wanna dream no more
We're the dream warriors
Maybe tonight you'll be gone

We're the dream warriors (Dream warriors)
Ain't gonna dream no more
And maybe tonight
Maybe tonight you'll be gone

Sweet revenge, the bitter end
This time
Break the spell of illusion
Bound together waiting for you

Dream warriors
Don't wanna dream no more
We're the dream warriors
Maybe tonight you'll be gone

We're the dream warriors (Dream warriors)
Ain't gonna dream no more
We're the dream warriors (Dream warriors)
And maybe tonight
Maybe tonight you'll be gone

Dream warriors
Maybe tonight you'll be gone
Dream warriors, forever
Dream warriors
Maybe tonight you'll be gone

Dream warriors, forever
Dream warriors…

Personnel[]

  • Don Dokken: Vocals
  • George Lynch: Guitar
  • Jeff Pilson: Bass
  • Mick Brown: Drums

Trivia[]

  • "Dream Warriors" was composed by Dokken band members George Lynch and Jeff Pilson.
  • The song was released as a single along with two other Dokken songs, "Paris is Burning" and "Back for the Attack."
  • The single was certified platinum.

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