I am giving up one of my dreams today
I found out I can't always get my way
And sometimes a dream isn't worth what you pay
So I'm giving up one of my dreams today

When we are children we look to the sky
We want everything, I'm afraid to ask why
And I saw the sparkling fish in the sea
I dreamed I would find one to swim next to me

And this is called love and it's worth every reason
Love is the cool and the warmth in each season
But how does one love and what does one do
When the dream that you have doesn't want to pick you?

But, oh, don't cry for me
It's just one dream less on my shoulder
And, oh, Dad says giving up dreams
Is just a sign I'm getting older

He was a stoner and I'm like a light
And when he would blaze I'd sing songs by his side
But my dream takes two strong hearts that will fight
And he doesn't dream, he just sleeps at night

And, oh, don't cry for me
It's just one dream less on my shoulder
And, oh, Dad says giving up dreams
Is just a sign I'm getting older

Oh, they say too much smoking will change your taste
Maybe that's why he's kissing another girl's face
But I never dreamed of second place
So I'd rather just quit than continue to race

And, oh, don't cry for me
It's just one dream less on my shoulder
And, oh, Dad says giving up dreams
Is just a sign I'm getting older

And, oh, I am singing on stage
But it doesn't mean I know much better
Oh, oh, oh, you are probably like me
Some days dreaming and some days a quitter

I am giving up one of my dreams today
After I held him and begged him to stay
And after my dream had drowned out to a whisper
After I burnt all the photo booth pictures
And after I erased our names from the sky
Stopped wondering how and asking why

Oh, I wish I had words to encourage, inspire
But the truth is I'm wrecked, and I'm sad, and I'm tired
I'm a loser in love and an abandoner of dreams
And today I gave up the one for him and me


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