Billy Joel - The River of Dreams (Official Video)


In 1993, Billy Joel released his final studio album River of Dreams, an album that details Joel's issues regarding trust, betrayal and the idea of everlasting love. Watch the official music video for 'The River of Dreams', which became a Top 10 hit in the US and his highest-charting track of the 1990s. />Listen to the studio version of 'The River of Dreams' />Watch more of Billy Joel's official music videos iTunes: />Amazon: Spotify: />Google Play: /> Facebook: />Twitter: />Subscribe: /> Lyrics: In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep From the mountains of faith To a river so deep I must be looking for something Something sacred I lost But the river is wide And it's too hard to cross And even though I know the river is wide I walk down every evening and I stand on the shore And try to cross to the opposite side So I can finally find out what I've been looking for Billy Joel's official YouTube channel features music videos, live performances, interviews, TV appearances and more. Best known for his first hit song, 'Piano Man', in 1973, Billy has written and recorded thirty-three Top 40 hits in the United States. He is a six-time Grammy Award winner, a 23-time Grammy nominee and one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, having sold over 150 million records worldwide. Billy Joel is the sixth-best-selling recording artist and the third-best-selling solo artist in the United States.



AssaultBox15
This should be in the Lion King.
Lowland Warrior
Does anyone think of this song as sounding as it could've been in The Lion King?
Natalie van den Blink
Thank you Billy Joel, When I played this to my partner of 17 years Jeff, who had a stroke at 73, he suddenly remembered the words and started nodding his head to the beat - it was so...... moving....... thank you for this beautiful song. Natalie.
Replayer101
This guy has got a lot of hits. Amazing
Bruce Robinson
A good description of life: We all end in the ocean All start in the streams We're all carried along By the river of dreams
MyYTwatcher
In my eyes the most beautiful clip ever made.
Valentin Koscheyev
" River Of Dreams " ~ Lyrics ---------By Billy Joel " In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep From the mountains of faith To a river so deep I must be looking for something Something sacred I lost But the river is wide And it's too hard to cross And even though I know the river is wide I walk down every evening and I stand on the shore And try to cross to the opposite side So I can finally find out what I've been looking for In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep Through the valley of fear To a river so deep And I've been searching for something Taken out of my soul Something I would never lose Something somebody stole I don't know why I go walking at night But now I'm tired and I don't want to walk anymore I hope it doesn't take the rest of my life Until I find what it is that I've been looking for In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep Through the jungle of doubt To a 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 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 runs to the promised land 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. " ---------------------- SONGWRITER BILLY Joel PUBLISHED BY LYRICS © UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP SONG DISCUSSIONS IS PROTECTED BY U.S. PATENT 9401941. OTHER PATENTS PENDING.
max stax
Damn, I love this song. Billy Joel is so brilliant.
DJ BIS
I remember hearing this as a kid, maybe 11 years old then, (it played on the radio in Costa Rica) and being so captivated by the sounds and the soul within it, starting with the percussion track. Only thing was, I could not understand a lick of English then! Fast Forward 10 years and I was in the US, when I heard it by chance on the radio again, I was now able to understand most of the song. Making sense of its lyrics I was able to understand what it said and why it was so touching to me. It felt as if somehow I already knew what it meant, musically speaking. But the lyrics only added more depth to the great emotion and soul of this great song. It always gets me right in the heart.
Jessica tg Hill
This is actually my favorite song from when I was little
HAPPINESS BRIGGS
Greatest artist ever
whitey g
This video was shot on and around the Connecticut River from Portland to Old Saybrook.  Includes the turn of the century village of Johnsonville near Moodus, Ct.  Beautiful around there.
Jessica tg Hill
I literally did this most mornings 🤣
Reno D
One of the most beautiful song EVER composed! Those backings, and jeez what a singer and the way he moves!!!. This guy is definitely possessed. He must have a bit of that wonderful black magic in him. What can I say... so refreshing. I also like the video, reminds me of the good ol days, a bit on the nostalgic side.Very entertaining! If I had to live the rest of my life alone on a remote island with ONE tune, THAT would be it. Never get tired of it.
Harry Thomas
Walking in the middle of the night to a river so deep ........
felix miranda
Buena la canción Billy Joel, al escucharlo se hace sensible, paciente, la canción positiva de la vida, buena la música, estupenda. Saludos. Perú´.
le Hamsterdamster
Guardians of the Galaxies, please notice this song and time for you using this song in your upcoming movie
ouroboros1409
Mr Joel, I am from China and this is the first time I have watched this video, although I have been a big fan of the song previously. I have to admit - the video wasn't what I imagined it to be just listening to the song.. But to me that's the great thing about your music. I appreciate the American motifs you embed in your songs but to me the message in your lyrics transcend the American experience. I just find it fascinating that I as a native Chinese speaker, living in a totally alien culture from you, can find a connection in the words of this song
Alicia 16
This is my favourite song 💕💖💗💕💖💗💕💖💗💕💖💗💕💖💗💕💖💗💕💖💗💕💖💗💖💗💕💖💗💕💖💗💕💖💗💕💖💗
The Infamous G.S.
If you pay attention @ 2:37 you can see Billy Joel's then-wife painting the cover art for the album. Which she did in fact do for the album and singles. The more you know :D
Toys 4 the Poor !
Americans will ALWAYS be United in Jesus regardless Who the President is or isnt.No Government institution will EVER change that!Thank You Billy Joel and Uploader for this spiritually inspired Soulful song!You captured the Spirit of America.So inspiring.please watch to the end of video to feel the love! "LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF. "BLESSED ARE THE PEACE MAKERS: THEY SHALL BE CALLED THE CHILDREN OF GOD" LETS RESTORE THE LOVE AMERICA!
jdospooky Damian Macko
He said in interview he got idea for From a dream and woke up with the melody
mary bell
Makes my shoulders shake up and down...2019 here
Nazi Walrus Bastard
I've loved this song since I first heard it in 1993😁 thanks for the memories
RICARDO BENNET
Nice song 😎👍
aldo desatura
2019 ... still good to listen this song
Jessica Rabago
I remember during choir when I was in high school our teacher handed out the song sheets for this song. I was so hyped and ready to sing this because I thought it was a well-known song. Imagine my shock when the piano started and I was THE ONLY ONE who knew the lyrics and notes to it. Everybody aside from the teacher looked at me as if I was singing an alien chant or something. Like seriously how can you NOT know good music??? You guys were in CHOIR for petes sake!!
Richard Thompson
3:00-3:04 My favorite 4 seconds of any Billy Joel vocal I have ever heard. Transcendent.
Tye Wolfe
"I keep looking for something, taken out of my soul, something I would never lose -- something somebody stole." What an honest lyric about the spiritual emptiness so many feel, and how we can feel violated even if we haven't been
Learn-Aral Place
I REMEMBER MY CHILDHOOD YEARS.
maximuscomfort
never tire of this tune,classic.
Shaunak M
inspires me daily to live on one more day
Gail
🌸 "The River Of Dreams" In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep From the mountains of faith To a river so deep I must be looking for something Something sacred I lost But the river is wide And it's too hard to cross And even though I know the river is wide I walk down every evening and I stand on the shore And try to cross to the opposite side So I can finally find out what I've been looking for In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep Through the valley of fear To a river so deep And I've been searching for something Taken out of my soul Something I would never lose Something somebody stole I don't know why I go walking at night But now I'm tired and I don't want to walk anymore I hope it doesn't take the rest of my life Until I find what it is that I've been looking for In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep Through the jungle of doubt To a 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 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 runs to the promised land 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
shahdae williams
When he belts that note “WERE ALL CARRIED ALOOOOOONG!” at 3:00 WOOOOO! 🤯🙌🏽🙌🏽
Isabella George
Fantastic song and video - bravissimo Billy Joel !!
2Corey Faele
maybe we need too go back palying old school music
Mortimer Flipiint
Sploosh, in the water is perfect; extraterrestrial. Genius.
roger james
Love it - one of Billy’s best - Very cool groove! Great vocal! Nice lyrics …
Shay Turcotte
Beautiful,,,,there is only one piano man❤️❤️🎹🎻🎹🎹🎹🎹🎹🎹
TheHauntedPSN
Bully Joel never disappoints me.
Mike Grey
This was the last great song that Billy Joel produced. Christie Brinkley talent destroyer.
Bobbie LaVanway
Loved this first time I heard it....still do
Rebekah Wengard
Theres something about this song💖💖
Danielle Cozine
This one and Piano Man are my favorite of his songs.
Ra Poetik Music
If you listen to enough Billy Joel, I think it's impossible not to become a Billy Joel fan..
fillygreenjen
Oh God, I love this song sooooooo much. Thank you Billy Joel. This is my favorite song that you have done.
Kennedy Cox
the lion king
Divine Joy
Beautiful song and video. Classic
invincibleajay
Awesome song, it's 2019 and this is still 🔥
Ronda Longard
"The River Of Dreams" In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep From the mountains of faith To a river so deep I must be looking for something Something sacred I lost But the river is wide And it's too hard to cross And even though I know the river is wide I walk down every evening and I stand on the shore And try to cross to the opposite side So I can finally find out what I've been looking for In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep Through the valley of fear To a river so deep And I've been searching for something Taken out of my soul Something I would never lose Something somebody stole I don't know why I go walking at night But now I'm tired and I don't want to walk anymore I hope it doesn't take the rest of my life Until I find what it is that I've been looking for In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep Through the jungle of doubt To a 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 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 runs to the promised land 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
T Anderson
Billy is US Elton.
al azhar
Still listening 5th july 2018....regards frm kk, sabah borneo
Assunta Levante
Billy is amazing.👌❤💋
Antonio Jagua
eu nunca tinha ouvido essa música do BILLY , muito bonita !! 🙄
SuperJumpReviews
the 90's were such a great time for music. Yeah, I know there's good music now, but the 90's will always be my favorite.
CATHERINE READ
Billy Joel always makes beautiful music, he is a master of it!!!
lealsan
Go Billy !!! Thanks
Dora Jackson
I think this is his best song. I was 13 when it was released and it's been one of my favorite songs.
letsHugElefanten
I love Billy Joel but I never clicked on this video because i somehow imagined it to be a really slow ballad... turns out it's amazing and I've known and loved it for ages without realising that that's the title wow i feel dumb but also so happy that I finally found this song haha
Volker Kaufmann
Phantastische Musik und super Video
Yon Warner
I really like rivers! I would lke to go through a river in a very fast electric boat!
Nate J
This video depicts what life was life before the Internet was invented..... 😕
J HI
great piano riff
La Will
O’landa Drapers choir did an amazing job singing and supporting Mr. Joel for this track. Blessings!!!!
Olivia Esquivel Esparza
Bravo, brabisimo sr. Billie Joel exelente interpretación , música letra waaauuuu!!!
Judy
I RESPECT THIS SINGER from all stages of life,and your still going and sold out,THE WORLD LOVES YOU🐾♥️🐾♥️🐾♥️
GodBox 007
An actual musician.
Miqdad Taqi
It can only be seen by the eyes of the blind..
Lovely Depphead
This is so beautiful ❤😘🙈
Meije2
So many great singers have gone in 2016.. Billy Joel is among my favoutite ones and I just hope that he will remain with us for the longest time as possible cause I definitely want to see him play live and I never did.
Julian Tabbitt
The dancing is lit af
jsk821
I guess 859 viewers drowned in the river.....
Tommy Mustache
one of my god dam favorites
Kieron Blagden
Tunage 😊 For some reason always me feel happy!!!
Joe Cool
Billey Joel rocks!!!, and rolls
Carina Kristensen
No one can produce a song like this and not be spiritual !!!!!!
LaChele
See! 1993, the best year for music in the 90's. So diverse. You heard a little bit of everything. This song is undeniable. Can't be a 90's kid and not know this one.
Max Grossmann
I definitely love this singer...his songs are so wunderful and beautiful!
Kenny Bonett
beautiful song with a video to match. love this
SWEFireworks24/7
still so good.... #2017
scios 57
Even in 2017 this is one of my favorite songs
Jindra Müllerová
So much power in this song, so much power...
dante springfield
i looove this song, this and my life. you got it going on billy
Josue Acosta
Billy joe is still one of the all time great
Harvestmoonchild13
What an amazing video! Still resonates decades later.
Alex Mariano
I can not contain my tears when I hear this song... "Just" Amazing..
tim kat
ONE HIS MOST BEAUTIFUL SONGS ❤️💗💖💙💜💛💚💓❤️💜💟❣️💕💙💝💖💙
David Crunk
I wanna see this video recreated in Red Dead Redemption 2. It could easily be done!
Clara Tcch Vieira
Esta música é a minha preferida para tocar em flauta doce
Aidan Stine
my parents have the painting that is on this album cover. It's signed too!
SARA QUIMBY
this song will bring people together soon :)
Somebody else
what a beautiful song. Touches my heart and soul and inspires me
Missy Sander
Ive been searching for something , it was billy Joel all along !
Civiram Ollidnab
I used to sing this while I am dancing.. Love it sooo much!!!
Christine Luciano
This is the first song I recall hearing during my childhood. My dad would play it over and over in his truck on the cassette player. I always think of this song when I think about my Dad.
Sergio Ceballos
So beautiful 🙏🙏🙏💓💕💓💕🎼🎶🎵
Tony Lee
The billy on the bridge in the suit looks like he's water bending
Action is Magick
It was 1992, I had just come back to the states at 16 years old after living in Southeast Asia for six years. We were in Dedham Massachusetts and my mom‘s brother my uncle, picked us up. As we shut the car doors, uncle Johnny suggested that we go visit “mom“. Grandma Flo died just a few years ago. My mom says yes and we take off in the car. We stop at a donut shop and I don’t have any idea what to get, and my uncle suggest getting a chocolate eclair, because “that’s grandma‘s favorite.” As we get back in the car he turned the radio on. He lit a cigarette and began driving. This song came on the radio. It literally felt like I was in a Hollywood movie. I had such an ecstatic out of body state as we drove down the streets of Boston. Stopping at red lightsAnd then going when the lights turn green. I looked outside seeing America for the first time in six years and realized how beautiful it was. I had forgotten what Massachusetts looked like and that I was American. But now I was back. Everything was perfect. Every time I hear this song it takes me back to that amazing expanded experience.
Alfredo Rodriguez
Amazing song!!
poppy bright
Great artists have the ability to speak to millions of people individually, as if it really matters. Billy has that gift. Awesome.