25 August 2008

Aretha Franklin - I Dreamed A Dream (From Les Miserables)



I had a dream. O yes! I had a dream.
I had a dream of days gone by,
When hope was high and life worth living.
I dreamed that love would never die,
Then I dreamed that God would be forgiving.
Then I was young and and I was unafraid,
And dreams were made and used and wasted.
There was no ransom to be paid,
No song unsung, no wine untasted.

And the tigers come at night,
With their voices soft as thunder,
As they tear your dreams apart,
As they turn your dream to shame.
Shame, shame, shame, shame.

He walked a summer, he walked a summer by my side,
He filled my days, he filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride,
But he was gone when autumn came!

But I don't care and, and still I dream.
I stay right here dreaming he'll come to me,
That we will, that we will, that we will, live this life together,
But there are dreams, there are dreams that cannot, that cannot be,
And I know there are storms that we cannot weather!

I had a dream! listen now I had a dream.
That life will be, so different, so different,
So different from this hell I'm living,
So different now from what it seemed to be.
Now life will not kill the dream that I dreamed.
So different now from what it seemed to be.
Now life will not kill the dream that I dreamed.
Life will not kill the dream that I dreamed.


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