"The Dream" as written by Ron Aslan and Iarla O'lionaird....
Her fabulous invention, What strange imagination shown.
Her glorious intentions, a sea of doubt beneath her own.
It said "You're not the first to dream this, little girl.
You know it's never happened once in this world.
It never crossed my mind that one so young could hope to find a power greater then my own."

She never did what they told her to,
And they'll never see her dream come true.
The edge of revelation, believing all the stories told.
A final moment taken before this story's end unfolds.

Now she flies over clouds in twilight skies.
Nothing to bind her, no one will find her this high.
Far above the rainy weather,
All plans have come together,
And for the first time she feels just fine.


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"The Dream" as written by Ron Aslan Iarla O'lionaird

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    General CommentI know this is probably a love song, but it brought to mind images of Amelia Earhart showing the world that a woman could indeed fly as well as a man.
    arashigarouon February 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentChibi wrote most of the lyrics to this, it's about one of her favorite books, but I don't remember what it's called.

    It's not nearly as fucked up as some of the posts on this page seem to suggest.
    rabbithowlon September 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song always makes me think of Alice in Wonderland, only, a different version. As if Alice came to wonderland seeking to overthrow the queen of hearts.
    lol, it's TOTALLY off, but, I like this idea.
    LyvingDeadDollon October 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of my sister. All she wants is to be an actor and everyone in my family goes on bout she'll never get a part in anything cox so many other want the same thing. Just the other week she gotthe lead role in a musical that her school will be presenting infront of a huge audience at a theatre. I'm so proud of her I gave her this songto listen to.

    So I think it's about having a dream. A big dream for yourself. And everyone telling you you won't get it or do it. But then proving them wrong. And showing them anything is possible.
    SilverMassacreon October 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHmm..I say this song would have to be about a girl who has a dream of building a device made for flying. so she tells other people what they think (of they just find out) they become over whelmed and obviously doubt her "you're not the first to dream this, little girl. You know it's never happened once in this world"
    pt.2 She ignores all of the nay-sayers, and does WHAT SHE BELIEVES and succeeds in building her dreamed creation
    "She never did what they told her to"
    and now she's flying high up in the clouds away from all the doubters
    "Now she flies over clouds in twilight skies.
    Nothing to bind her, no one will find her this high.
    Far above the rainy weather,
    All plans have come together,
    and for the first time she feels just fine. "

    this is just what was painted in my head at the time, could be right, could be wrong, however, this song will never cease to capture my imagination.
    MorningLighton July 10, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the end of this song could be about suicide, no matter how 'emo' it sounds. "A final moment taken before this story's end unfolds", meaning, everything is coming to an end, obviously, then it leads on to "Now she flies over clouds in twilight skies, nothing to bind her, no one will find her this high. Far above the rainy weather, all plans have come together, and for the first time she feels just fine". It kind of resembles peace, freedom, like she is entering heaven. In the first verse, you can see she has made this invention, then in the second verse "They'll never see her dream come true". What if this creation she has made, has been turned down and she now feels like a failure, resulting to her death. Think about it. It may not make sense, but ya'know.
    BaileyJon January 12, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about when a boy who is apathetic from years of neglect meets a girl who is just as heartless, and when they meet their hearts become unfrozen and they fall in love
    Pakana Sieluon April 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit doesnt seem relationship orientated at all..just trying to go with your dreams regardless of what others try to tell you...

    its normally to those poeple who try to tell you to be ''realistic'' and live in the ''real world''..whos world? theirs? eh nah
    NIKKIEon April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can't figure out what the beginning of the song is about.
    Obviously, a girl who was an outcast. But, I can't figure out what IT is:
    "IT said 'You're not the first to dream this, little girl.
    You know it's never happened once in this world.
    It never crossed my mind that one so young could hope to find a power greater then my own.'"
    And, it seems in the end that she either takes drugs or kills her self. More likely suicide.
    blasphemy.on August 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh come on ... drugs and suicide ... that would be way to emo for tbm ... it's about ...well ... a dream .Some little girl's dream actually come true .I don't see tragedy in this song , it's more ,like optimistic , finally somebody is happy for real -" just fine"
    cherry cobbon August 28, 2007   Link

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