Friday, 15 May 2009

I Dreamed A Dream.....

Some songs stay with you for a day, or a week and maybe a month sometimes. But this song has been with me since the first time I heard it about 10 years ago and I love it just as much today as I did back then. It is "I Dreamed A Dream" from 'Les Miserables'.

It is sung when Fantine is left alone, unemployed and destitute.

You should sit and watch this masterpiece, it makes me cry every time I see it. Nine times I have seen it live in London and my CD has all but worn out.

Here are the lyrics, followed by the video of the show.

There was a time when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong

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

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
And they turn your dream to shame

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

And still I dream he'll come to me
That we will live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.

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