Carpenters - Look To Your Dreams





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Uploaded on Jan 8, 2010

"Blame blind yesterday for taking dreams away..."


Written in 1974 at Karen's request, this song was not recorded until 1978, but then was relegated to the A&M vaults because Richard didn't think it was commercial enough to be included on an album. In 1983, following the death of Karen, the song was finally completed and released on the "Voice of the Heart" album in October 1983. At the conclusion of the song, the piano continues the melody, implying that though The Voice has been silenced, the music continues.

This is said to have been Agnes Carpenter's (Richard and Karen's mom) favorite song.



To say I'm romantic
would be quite semantically true
But make-believe passion
has fallen from fashion's milieu

It's understandable
why we're a little confused
It's asking for trouble
just watching the six o'clock news

But for a moment,
all things aside
Look to yourself,
Somewhere inside.

Look to your dreams
Don't they still seem worthwhile?
Don't they still seem in style?
Aren't you glad they're still there?
Look to your dreams
There's a need for them now
When the world has us down
Aren't you glad they're around?

Once conceived, once believed
Fantasy's reality's childhood
And like a seed, visions need constant care
Like a child would
We should

Look to our dreams
We can still make the stars
We can still break the bars
We have built here on earth
Look to your dreams
And tomorrow may be better for you and me

The future may say
Blame blind yesterday
for taking dreams away
They could mean more than they seem ...


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