Tell Me I Was Dreaming
|"Tell Me I Was Dreaming"|
|Single by Travis Tritt|
|from the album Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof|
|Released||April 3, 1995|
|Length||4:53 (single version); 6:28 (album version)|
|Songwriter(s)||Travis Tritt, Bruce Ray Brown|
|Travis Tritt singles chronology|
"Tell Me I Was Dreaming" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Travis Tritt. It was released in April 1995 as the fourth and final single from his album Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof. It peaked at number 2 in the United States, and number 3 in Canada. The song was written by Tritt and Bruce Ray Brown.
Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that the "big ballad combines an impassioned vocal performance with Gregg Brown's nifty production touches." She goes on to call the song "country through and through."
The controversial music video was directed by Michael Merriman. It was filmed in Austin, Texas. It is the second video in Travis Tritt's trilogy of videos featuring him as Mac Singleton, a crippled U.S. Army veteran. The first video being the chart-topping "Anymore", and the third one being "If I Lost You". In this video, his wife Annie falls and hits her head on the docks while cleaning a boat. She dies, although the baby girl that she was carrying, survives. Mac names the baby after Annie.
- The nearly 6 and a half minute version is on the album itself. There is also an edit which appears on Tritt's first greatest hits collection (Greatest Hits: From The Beginning), which is under five minutes (4:53), being short of the jam at the end. On the compilation The Very Best of Travis Tritt the song is only 3:46.
"Tell Me I Was Dreaming" debuted at number 73 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of April 15, 1995.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||3|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||2|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||36|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||14|
- Billboard, April 8, 1995
- "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9028." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. July 3, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- "Travis Tritt Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1995". RPM. December 18, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- "Best of 1995: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.