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The impossible Dream - 1993

 

Lyd Tekster Stig's kommentarer Credits Film
Lyd Tekster Kommentarer Credits Film

 

Tekster:

 

1. The Impossible Dream (Leigh/Darion - arr. Chris Walker)
2. Three Times A Lady (Lionel Ritchie - arr. Wolfgang Käfer)
3. Leningrad (Billy Joel - arr. Wolfgang Käfer)
4. I Need You To Turn To (Elton John/B. Taupin - arr. Martin Koch)
5. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon - arr. Jason Carr)
6. Keep A Fire Burning (P. Churchill/J.&P. Churchill - arr. P. Churchill)
7. Beauty And The Beast (Menken/Ashman - arr. David Firman)
8. Sweet Victory Divine (Williams/Sabiston - arr. Nick Ingman)
9. If Ever I Would Leave You (Loewe/Lerner - arr. Chris Walker)
10. Love Of My Life (Freddie Mercury - arr. Wolfgang Käfer)
11. If We Only Have Love (Brel/Shuman & Blau - arr. David Cullen)

opknap 1. The Impossible Dream Leigh/Darion Arr. Chris Walker From the musical "Man of La Mancha"

 

To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear with unbearable sorrow To run where the brave dare not go To right the unrightable wrong To love pure and chaste from afar To try when your arms are too weary To reach the unreachable star! This is my quest To follow that star No matter how hopeless No matter how far To fight for the right Without question or pause To be willing to march into hell For a heavenly cause And I know if I'll only be true To this glorious quest That my heart will lie peaceful and calm When I'm laid to my rest And the world will be better for this; That one man, scorned and covered with scars Still strove with his last ounce of courage To reach the unreachable stars!

 


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2. Three Times A Lady Lionel Richie Arr. Wolfgang Käfer

 

Thanks for the times That you've given me The memories Are all in my mind And now that we've come To the end of our rainbow There's something I must say out loud You're once Twice Three times a lady And I love you Yes, you're once Twice Three times a lady And I love you I love you You've shared my dreams My joys, my pains You've made my life Worth living for And if I had to live My life over again I'd spend every moment With you

 


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3. Leningrad Billy Joel Arr.: Wolfgang Käfer

 

Viktor was born In the spring of forty four And never saw His father anymore A child of sacrifice A child of war Another son who never had A father after Leningrad Went off to school And learned to serve the state Followed the rules And drank his vodka straight The only way to live Was drown the hate A Russian life was very sad And such was life in Leningrad I was born in forty nine A cold war kid in McCarthy time Stop them at the thirtyeighth parallel Blast those yellow reds to hell! Cold war kids were hard to kill Under their desk in an air raid drill Haven't they heard we won the war What do they keep on fighting for? Viktor was sent to some Red Army town Served out his time Became a circus clown The greatest happiness He'd ever found Was making Russian children glad And children lived in Leningrad But children lived in Levvitown And hid in the shelters underground Till the Soviets turned their ships around And tore the Cuban missiles down And in the bright October sun We knew our childhood days were gone And I watched my friends go off to war What do they keep on fighting for? And so my child and I Came to this place To meet him eye to eye And face to face He made my daughter laugh Then we embraced We never knew what friend we had Until we came to Leningrad

 


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4. I need You To Turn To Elton John & Bernie Taupin Arr.: Martin Koch

 

You're not a ship To carry my life You are nailed to my love In many lonely nights I've strayed from the cottages And found myself here For I need your love Your love protects my fears And I wonder sometimes And I know I'm unkind But I need you to turn to When I act so blind And I need you to turn to When I lose control You're my guardian angel Who keeps you the cold Did they paint your smile on Well, I said I knew That my reason for living Was for loving you We're related in feeling But you're high above You're pure and you're gentle With the grace of a dove

 


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5. Bridge Over Troubled Water Paul Simon Arr.: Jason Carr (Dearest Josephine,)

 

When you're weary, feeling small When tears are in your eyes I'll dry them all I'm on your side, oh, when times get rough And friends just can't be found Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down When you're down and out When you're on the street When evening falls so hard I will comfort you I'll take your part, oh, when darkness comes And pain is all around Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down Sail on silver girl, sail on by Your time has come to shine All your dreams are on their way See how they shine Oh, if you need a friend I'm sailing right behind Like a bridge over troubled water I will ease your mind Like a bridge over troubled water I will ease your mind I will ease your mind

 


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6. Keep A Fire Burning P.. Churchil/J. & P Churchill Arr.: Peter Churchill

 

Since you've been gone Life seems so empty For who else Could ever fulfil This loving inside me I carry on But each lonely hour Without you Is harder to kill And yet, I can still Weather this storm If I remind myself That I promised you I'd be waiting here To keep you warm But just how long It's hard to know For who can tell Which way the wind will blow Yet, even now As my world Seems to be falling apart I'll keep a fire burning in my heart I can't let go The times when I need you I almost believe That you're here Standing beside me It's crazy I know Maybe I'm dreaming But sometimes Your face seems so clear And I see you appear Out of the storm And I remind myself That you promised me You'd be coming back To keep me warm And so I'll wait I won't let go And I don't care Which way the wind will blow For even now As my world Seems to be falling apart I'll keep a fire burning in my heart For even now As my world Seems to be falling apart I'll keep a fire burning In the hope of your returning I'll keep a fire burning in my heart

 


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7. Beauty And The Beast Menken/Ashman Arr.: David Firman

 

Tale as old as time True as it can be Barely even friends The somebody bends Unexpectedly Just a little change Small, to say the least Both a little scared Neither one prepared Beauty and the Beast Ever just the same Ever a surprise Ever as before Ever just as sure As the sun will rise Soon the sun will rise! Tale as old as time Tune as old as song Bittersweet and strange Finding you can change Learning you were wrong Certain as the sun Rising in the East Tale as old as time Song as old as rhyme Beauty and the Beast Tale as old as time Song as old as rhyme Beauty and the Beast

 


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8. Sweet Victory Divine Williams/Sabiston Arr.: Nich Ingman From the new Canadian musical "Napoleon"

 

There is a voice that I alone can hear A siren's love song, ethereal and clear Though there is danger her beauty leads me on She bids me closer and fearlessly I'm drawn I'm in her power, she's claimed my soul Over my destiny she has control Amid the flames of war I have seen her face The smoke of battle is her embrace The more I want her the stronger she becomes By my own hand her will is done When legions clash When cannons roar When hell unleashes It's deadly storm She comes At last To me Sweet Victory Divine, tell me you are mine None is more willing to fulfil your grand design Your burning touch commands my heart If you demanded it I'd tear the world apart! I know that I can't leave your fire Now that I've kissed the very flames of true desire Draw me closer Hold me for all time….. Sweet Victory Be Mine!

 


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9. If Ever I Would Leave You Loewe/Lerner Arr.: Chris Walker From the musical "Camelot"

 

If ever I would leave you It wouldn’t be in summer Seeing you in summer I never would go Your hair streaked with sunlight Your lips red as flame Your face with a lustre That puts gold to shame! But if I'd ever leave you It couldn't be in autumn How I'd leave in autumn I never would know I've seen how you sparkle When fall nips the air I know you in autumn And I must be there And could I leave Running merrily through the snow? Or on a wintry evening When you catch the fire's glow? If ever I would leave you How could it be in springtime Knowing how in spring I'm Bewitched by you so? Oh, no! not in springtime! Summer, winter or fall! No, never would I leave you at all!

 


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10. Love Of My Life Freddie Mercury Arr.: Wolfgang Käfer

 

Love of my life you've hurt me You've broken my heart And now you leave me Love of my life can't you see Bring it back, bring it back Don't take it away from me Because you don't know What it means to me Love of my life don't leave me You've taken my love You now desert me Love of my life can't you see Bring it back, bring it back Don't take it away from me Because you don't know What it means to me You will remember When this is blown over And everything's all by the way When you grow older I will be there at your side To remind you How I still love you I still love you Back, hurry back Please bring it back home to me Because you don't know What it means to me Love of my life Love of my life You're my life

 


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11. If We Only Have Love Brel/Shuman & Blaud Arr.: David Cullen

 

If we only have love Then tomorrow will dawn And the days of our years Will rise on that morn If we only have love To embrace without fears We will kiss with our eyes We will sleep without fears If we only have love With our arms opened wide Then the young and the old Will stand at our side If we only have love Love that's falling like rain Then the parched desert earth Will grow green again If we only have love For the hymn that we shout For the song that we sing Then we'll have a way out If we only have love We can reach those in pain We can heal all our wounds We can use our own names If we only have love We can melt all the guns And then give the new world To our daughters and sons If we only have love Then Jerusalem stands And then death has no shadow There are no foreign lands If we only have love We will never bow down We'll be tall as the pines Neither heroes nor clowns If we only have love Then we'll only be men And we'll drink from the Grail To be born once again Then with nothing at all But the little we are We'll have conquered All time All space The sun and The stars if we only have love!

 


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