"Any Dream Will Do" as written by and Tim Rice Andrew Lloyd Webber....
I closed my eyes,
Drew back the curtain,
To see for certain,
What I thought I knew.

Far, far away
Someone was weeping,
But the world was sleeping,
Any dream will do

I wore my coat
(I wore my coat)
With golden lining,
(ahah)
Bright colours shining,
(ahah)
Wonderful and new,
And in the east,
(and in the east)
The dawn was breaking,
(ahah)
And the world was waking,
(ahah)
Any dream will do.

A crash of drums,
A flash of light,
My golden coat,
Flew out of sight,
Colours faded into darkness,
I was left alone.

May I return,
(may I return)
To the beginning,
(ahah)
The light is dimming,
(ahah)
And the dream is too.

The world and I,
(the world and i)
We are still waiting,
(ahah)
Still hesitating,
(ahah)
Any dream will do.

Any dream will do

A crash of drums,
A flash of light,
My golden coat,
Flew out of sight,
Colors faded into darkness,
I was left alone.

May I return,
(may I return)
To the beginning,
(ahah)
The light is dimming,
(ahah)
And the dream is too.

The world and I,
(the world and i)
We are still waiting,
(ahah)
Still hesitating,
Any dream will do.

Any dream, any dream, any dream, any dream will do.


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"Any Dream Will Do [Single Version]" as written by Tim Rice Andrew Lloyd Webber

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    General CommentSurprised this song is here. I just all of a sudden got it stuck in my head and decided to see if it was up and I was singing it right.
    RemyKilledElvison June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI Closed My Eyes,
    Drew back my foreskin,
    Then stuck it right in
    Then came on her chin
    It looked like a beard

    Will that dream do.... cunt.
    The Flying Dutchmanon October 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentRemyKilledElvis.... You Are A Cunt
    The Flying Dutchmanon October 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnd you didn't kill elvis
    The Flying Dutchmanon October 28, 2008   Link
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    General Comment... Cunt
    The Flying Dutchmanon October 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentok, how about commenting on the actual song, not those who comment on it *cough FLying Dutchman Cough*
    this song is so beautiful, its about how if you actually try, you can achieve them
    celticgirl4on August 25, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song was in the musical, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat.
    Thus, I would assume that there will be biblical context in it, or at least whatever was shown in the musical. In a summary, Joseph could interpret what dreams meant, and therefore became sort of a prophet, so I would say that the dream here is the symbolism of direction.

    JOSEPH:
    I close my eyes, drew back the curtain
    To see for certain, what I thought I knew

    It may seems illogical that the speaker drew back the curtain yet was closing his eyes. However, the closing of the eye could mean that the speaker is escaping from the reality world, or the world as the society sees. In another words, the world, seen from our eyes, is based on our human logic and earthly understandings. Thus, the speaker is trying to see the world at a different point of view, most probably from Heaven. The drawing back of curtain then represents the willingness to open up to new ideas and insights.

    Far far away, someone was weeping
    But the world was sleeping
    Any dream will do

    I have read some interpretation of this verse, and I find it accurate. The someone refers to Heaven, where whoever up there was sad to see the world in such chaos, yet the world is ignorant and oblivious to it, thus sleeping peacefully. So in order to give them some directions, the speaker hoped that Heaven could shine the path for them in the form of dreams, any type of dreams will do, any directions will do.


    JOSEPH & CHILDREN:
    I wore my coat (I wore my coat), with golden lining (Ahhh)
    Bright colors shining (Ahhhh), wonderful and new

    And in the east (and in the east), the dawn was breaking (Ahhh)
    And the world was waking (Ahhhh)
    Any dream will do

    There is the symbolism of hope, as dawn is usually used to describe a new beginning, which in a way, hope. So perhaps, the speaker hoped to use this gifts, as a dream interpreter, to be sensitive to whatever Heaven got to say, to receive the directions from Heaven.

    JOSEPH:
    A crash of drums, a flash of light
    My golden coat flew out of sight
    The colors faded into darkness
    I was left alone

    However, the speaker had his talents as a dream interpreter wasted, unrecognised, and condemned, or ignored. Thus the colors faded into darkness describes his feeling of hope — crushed hope.


    JOSEPH & CHILDREN
    May I return (May I return) to the beginning (Ahhh)
    The light is dimming (Ahhhh), and the dream is too
    The world and I (The world and I), we are still waiting (Ahhh)
    Still hesitating (Ahhhh)
    Any dream will do

    The speaker really hoped that he could be allowed to use his talents as a dream interpreter to give the world a sense of direction. There is also a second meaning to the dream in this stanza, which is a symbolism of hope. This time, however, is the hope to escape the “punishments”. Therefore, the light is dimming, on one hand, the world will have lesser directions to go, on the other hand, his fate or destiny is getting vaguer, and he started to doubt this talents, that he started to lose hope.
    KayaOtahon April 29, 2012   Link

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