The song has become a pop and jazz standard, with many recorded versions.
It was a centerpiece in the 1941 musical Ziegfeld Girl, in which it was sung by Tony Martin and accompanied an iconic image of Lana Turner walking down a grand staircase. Although Turner never officially sang or recorded the song, it became her theme song during her peak years as one of Hollywood's top leading ladies, often played when she entered a nightclub or restaurant. The song is played in the film The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) during a murder scene.
I had a million dreams that never came true Until the lucky day I discovered you.
You stepped out of a dream You are too wonderful to be what you seem Could there be eyes like yours? Could there be lips like yours? Could there be smiles like yours, honest and truly?
You stepped out of a cloud I want to take you away, away from the crowd And have you all to myself, alone and apart Out of a dream, safe into my heart
You stepped out of a cloud I want to take you away, away from the crowd And have you all to myself, alone and apart Out of a dream, safe into my heart... Wa-dee-la-la Out of a dream!