Audition (The Fools Who Dream)

Album: La La Land (2017)
  • My aunt used to live in Paris
    I remember, she used to come home and tell us these stories about being abroad
    And I remember she told us that she jumped into the river once, barefoot

    She smiled

    Leapt, without looking
    And tumbled into the Seine
    The water was freezing
    She spent a month sneezing
    But said she would do it again

    Here's to the ones who dream
    Foolish as they may seem
    Here's to the hearts that ache
    Here's to the mess we make

    She captured a feeling
    Sky with no ceiling
    The sunset inside a frame

    She lived in her liquor
    And died with a flicker
    I'll always remember the flame

    Here's to the ones who dream
    Foolish as they may seem
    Here's to the hearts that ache
    Here's to the mess we make

    She told me
    "A bit of madness is key
    To give us new colors to see
    Who knows where it will lead us?
    And that's why they need us"

    So bring on the rebels
    The ripples from pebbles
    The painters, and poets, and plays

    And here's to the fools who dream
    Crazy as they may seem
    Here's to the hearts that break
    Here's to the mess we make

    I trace it all back to then
    Her, and the snow, and the Seine
    Smiling through it
    She said she'd do it again Writer/s: Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Noble Paul
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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