Sep 022012
 

from MY LOVE – ESSENTIAL COLLECTION

written by David Foster, Babyface & Linda Thompson

“The Power Of The Dream” is a song co-written by David Foster, Babyface and Linda Thompson for the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics.
This evocative anthem was performed at the opening ceremony by Celine Dion accompanied by Foster on piano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

“The Power Of The Dream” was a great choice for that kind of event given its inspirational lyrics and powerful musical scenario with Dion being the perfect singer to deliver the song’s positive message with her amazing vocal performance.
“The Power Of The Dream” was eventually released as a single in Japan and certified gold there and it was also included on several editions of Dion’s hit singles from her album “Falling Into You.” Finally the song was internationally released on two compilations albums of the Canadian superstar respectively entitled, “The Collector’s Series, Vol.1” and “My Love – Essential Collection.”


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Lead Vocals: Celine Dion
Keyboards: David Foster

Produced & Arranged by David Foster
Co-Produced by Babyface


Lyrics

Deep within each heart
There lies a magic spark
That lights the fire of our imagination
And since the dawn of man
The strength 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 in lights and hope and peace
We’ll pray that you will always be
It is the power of the dream that brings us here

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 in lights and hope and peace
(We’ll 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 in lights and hope and peace)
We’ll pray that it will always be
(It is) the power of the dream that brings us,

(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