To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear the unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go

To write the unwritable wrong
To be better far than you are
To try when your arms are too weary
The reach the unreachable star

This is my quest, to follow that star
No matter how hopeless,
No matter how far
To fight for the right
Whithout question or pause
To be willing to march into hell
For a heavenly cause

And I know if I'll only be true
To this glorious quest
That my heart will be peaceful and calm
When I'm laid to my rest

And the world would be better for this
That one man scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star

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    I just saw a performance of this on video featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell in the role of Don Quixote, at the 2003 Tony's. This song is so inspirational, and I rarely can keep a dry eye when I see it performed in context of the musical, Man Of La Mancha. Such an inspirational and heart-warming song.

    myenemyisnearon July 20, 2006   Link
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    it;s "to right the unrightable wrong"

    i think the song means that the goal doesn't matter, it's the process. either that, or it means to pursue happiness before all else.

    andheron June 11, 2009   Link

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