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Published on Jan 29, 2011
From my musical DREAMS FOR ALICE this is the final song of the musical and is sung by the Lewis Carroll character as Alice grows too old for the stories and moves on from childhood. The musical isn't just a simple recreation of ALICE IN WONDERLAND but moves back and forth between Oxford of the 1860s and the Wonderland that Carroll created verbally over many afternoons for the very real Alice Liddell and her sisters. The musical does include all of the favorite Wonderland characters but the central theme is aging and lost childhood. The final verse about "All in a Golden Afternoon" is from the opening dedication of the Wonderland book to Alice Liddell and is a reprise from the version that opens the show. Watch my www.DREAMSFORALICE.com web site for future performances. AND FOR A COMPLETE CAST RECORDING GO TO AMAZON OR iTUNES!
PROMISE TO DREAM
These summer days they pass so quickly As the seasons to years I turn around you've grown completely That little girl has disappeared And through these days we have come to find questions weren't nearly as clear as they'd seemed And through these words I believed we'd find answers unfolding right out of our dreams
Lost within these answers hid the tests of time's cruel dancers Cold... Hard... Truth...
These summer days Now fading softly As the evening's shadows near I miss the past The childish laughter ringing after always there So my stories will not fade away to memories lost from you
Promise to dream every day of your life Promise to dream through the darkest of nights May you never have to cry yourself to sleep Ever more Just dream ever more
Alice (Now singing Carroll's opening poem back to him):
All in a golden afternoon full leisurely we'd glide For both our oars with little skill By little arms are plied While little hands make vain pretense Our wanderings to guide...
Lewis Carroll with Alice, The Queen, and finally the Rabbit:
Promise to dream every day of your life Promise to dream through the darkest of nights (Repeat)