DREAMS is is an entry to a Peter Hollens cover contest. He asked entrants to cover his December Song, but since I wanted to showcase some of what I'm actually good at, I rewrote the lyrics and some of the melody. I also do some amateur dancing.
I wrote this song to express the feelings I am was undergoing at the time. I have always been a poetic soul, and my youthful years in school were joyous and creative. I was ambitious and had lofty goals, and was sure I would achieve them easily.
Years later, I found myself working full time in a job I didn't like, spending a lot of time raising a family, and feeling the crunch and disappointment of the difficulty of pursuing my creative dreams. This song shares my incredible frustration and despair at not being able to do the things I love.
Youthful hoping, always coping Confident my dreams would all come true Burning passion, my soul fashioned Rosy visions, great things I would do
Sure, I was sure then I would achieve Sure then that I’d reach my goals
But now I’ve grown, now I’ve known The bitterness of weary bones Of always trying, yet denying the dreams, my dreams I try and fail, has my ship sailed? My confidence grows old and stale And now I wonder should I still believe?
Brick walls crashing, always smashing Treading water just to keep alive Errands pressing, days depressing All this effort, barely to survive
Soul Oh my soul it is crying Is this all I have to live for?
For daily bread, wake to bed Just rushing through and feeling dead Never a moment, never a time to dream My hopes are low, how to grow My faith is broken, I don’t know Will I achieve, should I believe?
Please my God I beg You 3x Restore my life
My hopes and dreams, why I breathe The soul that makes humanity Being creative, not subjugated to drudge The hope in more, the open door Fulfillment that we’re living for Missions and visions, sparks and decisions To dream. To dream. I dream.