Every man has a place
In his heart there's a space
And the world can't erase his fantasies
Take a ride in the sky
On our ship fantasise
All your dreams will come true right away

And we will live together
Until the twelfth of never
Our voices will ring forever as one

Every thought is a dream
Rushing by in a stream
Bringing life to your kingdom of doing
Take a ride in the sky
On our ship fantasise
All your dreams will come true miles away

Our voices will ring together
Until the twelfth of never
We all will love together as one

Come to see victory
In a land called fantasy
Loving life a new degree
Bring your mind to everlasting liberty

As one

Come to see victory
In a land called fantasy
Loving life for you and me
To behold to your soul is ecstasy
You will find other kind
That has been in search of you
Many lives have brought you to
Recognise it's your life now in review

As you stay for the play
Fantasy has in store for you
A glowing light will see you through
It's your day shining day
All your dreams come true

As you glide in your stride
With the wind as you fly away
Give a smile from your lips and say
Are you free yes I'm free
And I'm on my way


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    Song MeaningThis song isn't about the afterlife; religious people will find religious meaning in anything.
    Maurice White was inspired to write this after watching Close Encounters of the Third Kind ("take a ride in the sky on a ship"), not after having some religious epiphany.

    The song simply says that every achieved dream or aspiration has its beginning in fantasy, and not to take fantasy for granted. It's that simple.
    theo47on August 10, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds my boyfriend of me--so it's kind of special to us. i came here to see what some other opinions were, but there aren't any.
    drachenfleigenon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song
    we're playing it in my high school jazz band and it's been stuck in my head for weeks : )
    >>amdmb91on January 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree that it's about the spirit making the transition to the afterlife...the life review, your soul is in ecstasy, the glowing light. I had always liked this song, but hadn't given the lyricss much thought until I had a strange experience connected to it. A friend of mine who loved life tremendously was killed in a mototcycle accident. I was driving home from the funeral and felt that he must be really free now and on an amazing trip now leaving the Earth, kind of imagining him watching all of us. "Fantasy" came on the radio just then, and I was amazed when I really listened to the lyrics. It fit perfectly. Now I always think of Joel when I hear it. I think Earth Wind and Fire were/are way ahead of their time. The lyrics sound like "New Age" philosophy. Wonderful song!!
    lrousoson April 22, 2009   Link
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    MemoryI remember listening to this song randomly on the CD player, driving, heart-broken, during some evening in the army. always stirs up that memory for me. a wonderful piece from their classic All'n'All.
    borntoloseon September 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is certainly about the transition to the after life (Heaven). People without religion will attempt to diminish religion in anything and everything.

    While Maurice may have watched any number of Sci-Fi movies. The transition to the after life may take part in some form of a Heavenly ship. Certain Light it's self is refered to when one is leaving this life and going to the next (who's to say Light is not that ship)

    Could the song possibly mean to enter the after life one must have faith, and is fantasy not an everlasting faith?
    getthis29on November 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about finding your destiny. Fantasizing about your dreams, will take you where you need to go. Sometimes taking a trip to an unknown land can inspire you, and you can find other people or beings who've gone through the same struggles. This is a very powerful song.
    CeloCaton May 27, 2013   Link
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    Memoryon our ship fantasize -- incorrect.

    on our ship, Fantasii -- correct.

    i am lucky that i was alive when this record album came out.
    it was a record album: there was a twelve inch sleeve inside for
    the lyric sheet. it was beautiful, all the art had to do with the stylized Egyptian motif of the jacket.

    but the line is:

    "On our ship, Fantasii"

    it's a poetic allusion -- a lot like the "Mothership" from Parliament Funkadelic, who were charting and famous in R&B at the same time as this song.

    Sun Ra was also a famous afro-american (we could say that back then) who used spaceship-music allusions.

    i read the liner notes, i know that Fantasii was spelled that way -- the two-lower case "i"-s

    '77 was closer to the hippie-psychedelic issue. a lot of pop art lyrics referred to spaceships, and this is another one...

    i just joined and am a Nubian. so i won't correct these lyrics...
    someone else can do it if they care. i think the member of EW&F who wrote the lyric was "Maurice White".

    on our ship fantasize -- incorrect.

    on our ship, Fantasii -- correct.
    pastor.maxwellon September 21, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningSorry religious folk, no deity here. From Maurice, the songwriter's very own words: "The song 'Fantasy' is motivated about escapism in the sense of living on a world that is untrue, a world that is unjust, a world that is very selfish and envious, there is a place that everyone can escape to which is their own fantasy. I had to write the song in the sense of sharing this place with people. It's an escape mechanism."
    bluestreak363on September 11, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs. And yes I still like some old songs still. Also this song I have repeat on my I phone 5. And speaking of song. This makes me think of my life now I think of it.
    sarah15558on February 12, 2016   Link

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