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I DREAMED A DREAM From the French Musical "Les Misérables" (1980) (Claude-Michel Schonberg / Alain Boublil / Jean-Marc Natel - - English Lyrics: Herbert Kretzmer) Rose Laurens ("J'avais Rêvé D'une Autre Vie" from the Original Concept Album & Show) - 1980 Patti Lupone (London Production) - 1985 Randy Graff (Broadway Production) - 1987 Neil Diamond - 1987 Michael Crawford - 1987 David Essex - 1987 Debbie Byrne - 1988 Julie Anthony - 1988 Laurie Beechman - 1990 Rocio Banquells - 1990 Louise Pitre (Paris Production) - 1991 Aretha Franklin - 1991 Ranee Lee - 1991 Ria Jones - 1992 Julia McKenzie - 1993 Yuhko Ema (Japanese Production) - 1994 Marti Webb - 1994 Elaine Paige - 1994 Mandy Patinkin - 1994 Ruthie Henshall (10th Anniversary Concert) - 1995 Issy VanRandywyck - 1995 Cornelia Drese (Duisburg Production) - 1996 Andrea McCardle - 1996 Brian Conley - 1996 Michelle Nicastro - 1997 Hilde Norga (Antwerp Production) - 1998 Michael Ball - 1998 Stephen Patric - 1998 Kuh Ledesma - 2000 Lesley Garrett - 2001 Petula Clark - 2001 Sharon Hayes - 2002 Martine McCutcheon - 2003 Hayley Westenra - 2003 Ute - 2004 Dennis Bono - 2004 Alison Crowe - 2005 Debbie Gravitte - 2005 Also recorded by: Roger Whittaker; Gemma Craven; Claire Moore; Danny Wright; Jacqui Scott; Sally Harmon; Richard Clayderman; Catherine Hickland; Lindsey Stafford Smith; Arturo Benavides; John Williams & Boston Pops; David "Dudu" Fisher; Van Craven; Kingsley Looker; Joan Almedilla: ................ and others. There was a time when men were kind Their voices were soft And their words inviting There was a time when love was blind And the world was a song And that song was exciting There was a time, and it all went wrong I dreamed a dream in days 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 As 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 dreamed he'd come to me That we would 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 diff'rent from this hell I'm living So diff'rent now from what it seemed Now life has killed the dream I dreamed ***** FRENCH VERSION: J'AVAIS RÊVÉ D'UNE AUTRE VIE (I Dreamed A Dream) Rose Laurens J'avais rêvé d'une autre vie Fantine: J'avais rêvé d'une autre vie Mais la vie a tué mes rêves Comme on étouffe les derniers cris D'un animal que l'on achève J'avais rêvé d'un coeur si grand Que le mien puisse y trouver place Mais mon premier prince charmant Fut l'assassin de mon enfance J'ai payé de toute mes larmes La rançon d'un petit bonheur À une société qui désarme La victime, et pas le voleur J'avais rêvé d'un seul amour Durant jusqu'à la fin du monde Dont on ne fait jamais le tour Aussi vrai que la terre est ronde J'avais rêvé d'une autre vie Mais la vie a tué mes rêves À peine commencée, elle finit Comme un court printemps qui s'achève J'avais rêvé d'une autre vie Mais la vie a tué mes rêves À peine commencée, elle finit Comme un court printemps qui s'achève La nuit, la nuit, je sombre en mon corps Et je m'abondonne à des sinistres corps à corps La nuit, la nuit, pour deux pièces d'or Quand ils font jaillir en moi leur pitoyable effort Ils ne savent pas qu'ils font l'amour avec la mort *****

    


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