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WEEK 10

The Power of the Dream. The epitome of Olympic glory songs (thus far), speaks of what mankind can do with just a flicker of a dream in their heart to start a flame that can take them to great things.

Yes, I tried to sing this song, yes, I failed miserably. Then again I was probably only 8 or 9 years old at the time and I definitely would have sounded better then than I would now if you can believe it. I think it best though not to go down that particular memory lane. Let’s leave the singing of such ballads to those who actually have had the training for it, outside of the shower! Right!

Celine Dion performing at Atlanta 1996 Olympic Ceremony – The Power of the Dream pic @ wn.com

The Power of the Dream lyrics by David FosterLinda Thompson, and Babyface

Deep within each heart
There lies a magic spark
That lights the fire of our imagination
And since the dawn of man
The strenght of just “I can”
Has brought together people of all nations

There’s nothing ordinary
In the living of each day
There’s a special part
Every one of us will play

Feel the flame forever burn
Teaching lessons we must learn
To bring us closer to the power of the dream
As the world gives us its best
To stand apart from all the rest
It is the power of the dream that brings us here

Your mind will take you far
The rest is just pure heart
You’ll find your fate is all your own creation
And every boy and girl
As they come into this world
They bring the gift of hope and inspiration

Feel the flame forever burn
Teaching lessons we must learn
To bring us closer to the power of the dream
The world unites in hope and peace
We pray that it will always be
It is the power of the dream that brings us here (high note, ohhh!)

There’s so much strength in all of us
Every woman child and man
It’s the moment that you think you can’t
You’ll discover that you can!!!

Feel the flame forever burn
Teaching lessons we must learn
To bring us closer to the power of the dream
The world unites in hope and peace
We pray that it will always be
It is the power of the dream that brings us here

Feel, the, flame forever burn
Teaching lessons we must learn
To bring us closer to the power of the dream
The world unites in hope and peace
We pray that it will always be
It is the power of the dream that brings us here

The power of the dream
The faith in things unseen
The courage to embrace your fear
No matter where you are
To reach for your own star
To realize the power of the dream, to realize, the power of the, dream (!!!)

Lyrics at http://www.hotlyrics.net (with a few alterations by ME!)

Ah! Now I’m getting all choked up! This is possibly my favourite Olympic theme song. It just so inspired me the first time I heard it and Celine’s heavenly classical tones just brought it home. Perfect for the spirit of the Olympics Games and for believing in doing anything really. It all starts with a dream. A wish in the heart and a belief that ‘I can’. How many athlete’s are in the Olympics because of a dream they had? A moment where they thought, ‘I would really like to…’, and they pursued it with all their heart and here they are now. Living their dream.

Don’t forget to watch Celine performing the song at Atlanta Olympics 1996 opening ceremony.

Written by – Travesaou

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