Refried Dreams

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"Refried Dreams"
Single by Tim McGraw
from the album Not a Moment Too Soon
Released February 20, 1995
Recorded 1994
Genre Country
Length 2:45
Label Curb
Writer(s) Jim Foster
Mark Petersen
Producer(s) Byron Gallimore
James Stroud
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"Not a Moment Too Soon"
"Refried Dreams"
"I Like It, I Love It"

"Refried Dreams" is a song written by Mark Petersen and Jim Foster, and performed by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released in February 1995 as the fifth and final single from his album Not a Moment Too Soon. It peaked at number 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, and number 3 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.


The first verse shows the protagnoist's significant other has left the relationship without warning. To get over his despair, he goes to Mexico to rekindle some old dreams, or in this case, what he calls "refried dreams."

In the second and final verse, the picture was ragged and dirty and wondering what he's doing here.

The song is a pun on the Mexican dish refried beans.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Sherman Halsey, who directed almost all of Tim McGraw's music videos, It premiered on CMT in March, 1995.

At the beginning of the video, the camera pans to Tim lying on his couch.

He gets up and looks at the window and goes straight to the fridge.

He walks on the dirt road when the truck comes and he sits in the back of a truck,

He walks through the streets, and the final chorus shows Tim playing with his band.

Chart positions[edit]

"Refried Dreams" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of February 25, 1995[1]

Chart (1995) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 3
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 78
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 50



  1. ^ Billboard, February 25, 1995
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 8999." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 15, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "Tim McGraw Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Tim McGraw.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1995". RPM. December 18, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1995: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 

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