Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of - 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....

2 comments:

Moanerplicity said...

Now, this one is lyrically deep. Strange, I only know this song by the chorus.

Long time fan of her stuff... especially her ballads.

Did you know that she is part Black? Her grandma was biracial. Explains those lips, right? True story.


One.

Big Mark 243 said...

...there is something in her voice that speaks to the heart in her music... and especially here in this song and with the vibe of your blog, the something resonates clearly...