Caught in a Dream

"Caught in a Dream"
Single by Alice Cooper
from the album Love It to Death
B-side"Hallowed Be My Name"
ReleasedNovember 1971
Format7-inch record
RecordedDecember 1970
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Michael Bruce
Producer(s)Bob Ezrin
Alice Cooper singles chronology
"I'm Eighteen"
"Caught in a Dream"
"Under My Wheels"

"Caught in a Dream" is a 1971 song written by Michael Bruce and recorded by his band, Alice Cooper, on their first major label release album Love It to Death. As the album's second single[2] "Caught in a Dream" was released backed with "Hallowed Be My Name" in May 1971;[3] it peaked in the US at number 94.[2]

Coming just before the album's signature hit "I'm Eighteen", "Caught in a Dream" opens Love It to Death. It is a straight-ahead rocker that follows simple hard-rock formulas, trading heavy riffing with guitar fills and solos,[4] "Caught in a Dream" was the album's second single and featured irreverent, tongue-in-cheek lyrics such as "I need everything the world owes me / I tell that to myself and I agree".[2]


  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Love It to Death - Alice Cooper | Songs, Reviews, Crs". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Swanson.
  3. ^ Billboard staff 1971, p. 66.
  4. ^ Prown & Newquist 1997, p. 99.

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