Monday, October 3, 2011

"The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of"


Song Lyrics
(Carly Simon)

Take a look around now
Change the direction
Adjust the tuning
Try a new translation
Don`t look at your man in the same old way
Take a new picture
Just because you don`t see shooting stars
Doesn`t mean it isn`t perfect
can`t you see...

It`s the stuff that dreams are made of
It`s the slow and steady fire
It`s the stuff that dreams are made of
It`s your heart and soul`s desire
It`s the stuff that dreams are made of

So what`s this about your best friend?
She`s got a brand new shiny boy
And they`re moving out to Malibu
To play with all his pretty toys
And you feel closed in by the same four walls
The same old conversation
With the same old guy you`ve know for years
But use your imagination
And you will see....

It`s the stuff that dreams are made of
It`s the slow and steady fire
It`s the stuff that dreams are made of
It`s your heart and soul`s desire
It`s the stuff that dreams are made of

What if the Prince on the horse in your fairytale
Is right here in disguise
And what if the stars you`ve been reaching so high for
Are shining in his eyes

Don`t look at yourself in the same old way
Take another picture
Shoot the stars off in your own backyard
Don`t look any further
And you will see
It`s the stuff that dreams are made of....


A long time favorite of mine, Carly Simon has continued to produce quality music from her early days in New York in the 1970's with twenty-four studio albums and nine compilations one of which I recently purchased and have on my iPod.


This morning while shopping I was listening her "Reflections: Carly Simon's Greatest Hits" CD played this song a couple times - reflecting on the lyrics - and the meaning - well at least to me today.  


So take a few minutes to read the lyrics and then to Carly singing it.  Let me know what you think.
Cheers, Akindman


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-FOedJswHY

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