A Song That Inspired Me

This article was first created on the 5th of August, 2015 and last updated on the 26th of April, 2016 by Patrick Carpen.

Right at a time when I was starting to question whether my perception of reality was accurate, I opened up my computer, clicked a few icons and started the media player. The song that played right then, really spoke to me. It was though it was a message from the Divine Maker of the World.

Dreams (will Come Alive) Lyrics

“Dreams (will Come Alive)” was written by Bobby Boer.

Dreams to survive
Dreams make a wish come true, oooh
Keep your dreams alive
Dream… dream on
Your dream will come alive

(Chorus)
Come on dream on
Come on dream on
Come on dream on, boy
Your dream will come alive
Come on dream on
Come on dream on
Come on dream on, boy
Your dream will come alive

Once again a song comin’ strong,
here to remind you got to dream on.
Go for what you know don’t let it slide,
take a change let’s ride.
To the future not to the past,
take it easy and not too fast.
Many failed in society,
to blind to see you need to be free.
Free from the strain that causes pain,
pain is the name and life is the game.
Dream on try to survive,
keep hope alive reach for the sky.
Do the best you can make a wish come true,
listen here’s the clue:let it flow before it’s all gone,
come on boy you got to dream on.

Bridge

Chorus

Try to relax and move to the track,
go for your goals and don’t hold it back.
Strive to keep you dreams and hopes alive,
do it know and don’t pass it by.
Life is to short so give me your hand,
I will lead you to another land.
D. R. O. C. K. is here with the light,
shinin’ bright cause I’m right.
Close your eyes and just concentrate,
it’s never to late to erase the hate.
Focus your mind when I say my rhymes,
cause I’m always on time.
Do the best you can make a wish come true,
listen here’s the clue:let it flow before it’s all gone,
come on boy you got to dream on

Bridge

Chorus

Dreams are the way to express yourself from the heart,
now it’s time to depart.
On a journey for the mind,
peace of mind is what you will find.
Like Martin Luther King, I had a dream,that we all would sing
in peace and harmony comin’ strong.
Come on boy you got to dream on.

I listened to it over and over, and I couldn’t help thinking how applicable it was at that time, at that moment, to my life. Can you relate to the times when you think of yourself of just a dreamer? A dreamer whose dreams are really castles in the sky? This was one of those times for me. But slowly the realization seeped into my consciousness: all those dreams were slowly taking shape into reality. From the time I started dreaming to now, I had not realized all of my dreams, but they were getting easier and easier, more and more accessible.

I started to imagine what my life would be like without these dreams. To say “dull and boring” would be using words too lightly: way too lightly. It was much more than that. Forgetting these dreams may very well put shackles on my hands and feet. Life might very well become a nightmare them.

Very pertinent to this, it dawns upon my consciousness this beautiful poem I had learned in high school:

Dreams

Langston Hughes, 19021967

Hold fast to dreams 
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Related: Only *you* know what *you* know

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