I Dreamed A Dream – Lyrics

Title  I Dreamed A Dream
Composer  Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer
Composition’s Year  1980
First Recording Artist  Rose Laurens
Aretha’s First Recording Year  1991

Lyrics
I had a dream
I had a dream of days gone by
When hopes were high and life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
And then I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and I was unafraid
And dreams were made unused untasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, nothing was wasted

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

He walked the summer, he walked the summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
Oh, but he was gone when autumn came, oh, yes he was

And still I dream, I stand right here and dream he’ll come to me
And then we will, then we will, then we will live this life together
But there are dreams that cannot, that cannot, that cannot be
And, oh, there are storms that we cannot weather
And I had a dream, had a dream, listen what I had a dream that life would be
So different, so different, what in the hell is going under, baby, yeah
So different from what it seems to be
Life will not kill the dreams that I dreamed, oh oh, no no, no no
So different from what it seems to be
Life must not kill the dreams that we dreamed, oh oh, oh no

Català – Vaig Somniar Un Somni
Vaig tenir un somni
Vaig tenir un somni de dies passats
Quan les esperances eren altes i la vida digna de ser viscuda
Vaig somiar que l’amor mai moriria
I llavors vaig somiar que Déu seria misericordiós
Aleshores jo era jove i sense por
I els somnis eren fets sense utilitzar i sense provar
No hi havia cap rescat per pagar
Cap cançó sense cantar, res es desaprofitava

Aleshores els tigres van venir de nit
Amb la seva veu suau com el tro
Mentre destroçaven els teus somnis
Mentre convertien els teus somnis en desgràcia, desgràcia, desgràcia, desgràcia

Va caminar l’estiu, va caminar l’estiu al meu costat
Va omplir els meus dies d’infinita sorpresa
Es va endur la meva infantesa al seu pas
Oh, però havia marxat quan va arribar la tardor, oh, sí, havia marxat

I encara somnio, sóc aquí i somnio que vindrà cap a mi
I aleshores, aleshores, aleshores viurem aquesta vida junts
Però hi ha somnis que no poden, que no poden, que no poden ser
I, oh, hi ha tempestes que no podem superar
I vaig tenir un somni, vaig tenir un somni, escolteu que vaig tenir un somni de com seria la vida
Tan diferent, tan diferent, què dimonis està passant allà sota, noi, sí
Tan diferent del que sembla ser
La vida no matarà els somnis que vaig somiar, oh oh, no no, no no
Tan diferent del que sembla ser
La vida no ha de matar els somnis que vam somniar, oh oh, oh no

I Dreamed A Dream – Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Gala – 1993

Title  I Dreamed A Dream
Composer  Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer
Live at  Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Gala, The Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland
Year  1993 (January 19)
Country  USA

Freeway Of Love / I Dreamed A Dream – Night of 100 Stars III – 1990

Title Song 1  Freeway Of Love
Composer  Narada Michael Walden, Jeffrey Cohen

Title Song 2  I Dreamed A Dream
Composer  Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer

Live at  Night of 100 Stars III, Radio City Music Hall, Manhattan, New York City
Year  1990 (May 21)
Country  USA