I Dreamed a Dream

Album: I Dreamed a Dream (2009)
Charted: 37 62
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  • I dreamed a dream in time gone by
    When hope was high and life worth living
    I dreamed that love would never die
    I prayed 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 hopes apart
    And they turn your dreams to shame

    And still I dream he'd come to me
    That we would 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 Writer/s: ALAIN ALBERT BOUBLIL, CLAUDE MICHEL SCHONBERG, HERBERT KRETZMER, JEAN MARC NATEL
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Michael Scott from Punta Gorda, FlTo see this performance brings tears to my eyes. I was the same age as Susan Boyle in 2009 when I graduated from a police academy in 2005. I've always liked singing and have gone on talent searches when I was younger. I've been told not to quit my day job, I guess I can't carry a note. I don't have a job now, the only thing I know is how to train to be athletic and fit. I wish that I could have helped some of our greatest entertainers become healthy in return for some voice lessons.
  • Ameelia from London, United KingdomIs she going to release this? I would argue her version is much better than some of the other 'stars' that have recorded this or sung it on stage for Les Mis!
  • Jess from Cobram, Australiaall those people at the start were baggin the crap out of her and laughing at her and she just proved them all wrong.
    that lady is a legend.
    its too bad the video up there doesnt show what happens afterwards. she just goes to walk of stage and the judges are like oh wait where r u going stay up on stage!!! lol
    its amazing
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