LES MISERABLES


I Dreamed A Dream Lyrics

[Fantine is left alone, unemployed and destitute.]
Fantine
There was a time when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong

I dreamed a dream in times gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung

No wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
And they turn your dream to shame

He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came

And still I dream he'll come to me
That we'll live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather
I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed

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Meaning to "I Dreamed A Dream" (14 meanings)
Alina 09/15/12,11:42
+9

I think Lea Salonga sung this song so well. Some people say her voice is tiny, and that is not true. She sung this song with so much power and feeling. Susan Boyle sung it well, but I still prefer the original.
Bailey (: 12/06/12,16:23
+1

This song is so powerful.. I cry every time.. I love Anne's rendition of it and am so excited for the movie!
Mary 10/02/12,09:24
+1

I agree with Rosalie, I love Lea and Susan's versions but Ruthie's is hands down my absolute favorite.
LOVEYOURLORD 06/07/12,20:51
+1

I love this song so much, I haven't seen the musical but I REALLY want to. They're making a film this Christmas and Anne Hathaway sings it spectacularly. CHECK IT OUT! :)
dandan 05/14/11,01:41
+1

definitely this song really capture every hearts of a dreamer. It really purges to the bottom of your souls. In addition, Susan Boyle really deserves to sing this awesome and sophisticated masterpiece
To Patricia 12/08/09,21:01
+1

Things in my past, things yet unseen; wishes and dreams that are yet to come true. All of my hopes, all of my pain I lay them before you LORD - I offer my life by J.Chisum. Just prayed for you Patrici
katie 12/04/12,19:11
0

we are playing this song in my band and my teacher read the lyrics and it changed the song for all of us. It is so strong and sad, i love this song now.
Gracie 03/18/12,09:44
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This song is so beautiful and I feel so bad for Fantine. She has no love and has to care for a child by herself :(
Summy 08/05/11,20:05
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I watched Les Mis at Queen's Theatre a couple of weeks back... This song live? It's a wonder I didn't drown in my own tears tbh!!!!!!! BRILLIANT
Sarahbeth 08/11/10,17:14
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Why is this life I'm living hell? It IS so different from where I thought I'd be.. life really does kill dreams..
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