"Dreams Go By" as written by and Harry F. Chapin....
There you stand in your dungarees
Looking all grown up and so very pleased
When you write your poems they have so much to say
When you speak your dreams it takes my breath away

You know I want to be a ball player
A regular slugging fool
But I guess our dreams must wait awhile
Until we finish school

And so you and I
We watch our years go by
We watch our sweet dreams fly
Far away, but maybe someday

I don't know when
But we will dream again
And we'll be happy then
'Til our time just drifts away

There you stand in your wedding dress
You're so beautiful that I must confess
I'm so proud you have chosen me
When a doctor is what you want to be

You know I want to be a painter, girl
A real artistic snob
But I guess we'll have our children first
You'll find a home, I'll get a job

Listen to the seasons passing
Listen to the wind blow
Listen to the children laughing
Where do broken dreams go?

There you stand in your tailored suit
So many years gone by, but you're still so cute
You take the car to go and meet the bus
When our grandchildren come to visit us

You say you should have been a ballerina, babe
There are songs I should have sung
But I guess our dreams have come and gone
You're 'sposed dream when you are young

And so you and I
We'll watch our years go by
We'll watch our sweet dreams fly
Far away, but maybe someday

I don't know when
But we will dream again
And we'll be happy then
'Til our time just drifts away


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"Dreams Go By" as written by Harry F. Chapin

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    General CommentNo comments yet? Why? It's about a young man and woman with multiple dreams throughout their lives, and in each stanza, they always never have their aspirations, but always each other, which is also the ending of the song. The you gotta dream when you're young line is the specific moral of the song, at least to me. Go ahead and dream youngins before you realize you won't get exactly get what you're looking for. A melancholy song to extremeties, however maintaining a bouncy, springy, put your hand on your bud's shoulder and sing as if you were in an Irish pub feel. I personally recommend the live version, with a comical opening. Great overall song.
    robinjay490on September 18, 2005   Link

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