I Dreamed A Dream Lyrics

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 time 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
When 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
As 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 will 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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Songwriter(s): Claude Michel Schonberg, Jean Marc Natel, Herbert Kretzmer, Boublil Alain Albert

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Alina 09/15/12,11:42

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.
dandan 05/14/11,01:41

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

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
Mary 10/02/12,09:24

I agree with Rosalie, I love Lea and Susan's versions but Ruthie's is hands down my absolute favorite.
Anna 01/27/16,20:46

This song has so much meaning for me. This music saved my life. I was suicidal for a very long time. Whenever I wanted to cut, I'd listen to this song and I would sob and feel better. Anyone who loves this music or has ever participated in any part of it, thank you. You saved the life of a troubled and sad girl. Thank You.
katie 12/04/12,19:11

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.
Summy 08/05/11,20:05

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
Patricia 12/06/09,13:56

I dreamed this same dream and now my life follows this song....still I have hope that God will be forgiving and my dream will come true. If you read this, Please pray for me!
safsafaf 12/19/12,12:18

wow!!!this song has soo much meaning to it x
Bailey (: 12/06/12,16:23

This song is so powerful.. I cry every time.. I love Anne's rendition of it and am so excited for the movie!
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