Wednesday, April 22, 2009

P4E.105 Dreams

Susan Boyle has received a lot of well-earned attention for her courageous singing on "Britain's Got Talent." When I heard her sing, it reminded me of seeing Les Miserables in Los Angeles and the lyrics of the song that Susan Boyle sang, "I Dreamed a Dream." I found the lyrics by Alain Boublil and post them here for you:

[Fantine is left alone, unemployed and destitute]
"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
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 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."

These heartbreaking lyrics remind me of the verse in Malachi, "...the LORD has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously..."

I know that not all men treat women treacherously, but enough do that these lyrics strike a chord in many women's hearts. I pray that we are not among those who tear women's hopes apart, make their lives hell and kill their dreams.
Peace, Kim