The Power of the Dream
by Celine Dion

Click here to see my "Power of the Dream" video




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

Thereís nothing ordinary
In the living of each day
Thereís 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
Youíll find your fate is all your own creation
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

Thereís so much strength in all of us
Every woman child and man
Itís the moment that you think you canít
Youíll 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
Is Faith in things unseen
The courage to embrace your fear
No matter where you are
Reach for your own star
To realize the power of the dream



A PERSONAL NOTE: First off...thank you SO much for this song, Celine! It is, by far, THE theme song of my life and this project. It provides an un-imaginable amount of hope, wisdom and encouragement in such short verse - it's simply perfect! The last stanza certainly captures "it" for me...and judging by the reactions of those that watch my video...it seems to do "it" for them as well. That "it" is almost impossible to define singularly, yet is amazingly personal - none-the-less it's a connection we ALL share.

For those who have asked: The "Power of the Dream" was the song performed at the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, Georgia. It was performed by singer Celine Dion and the Atlanta Youth Symphony and Children's Choir. Music was written by David Foster, Babyface & Linda Thompson. Produced and Arranged by David Foster for Chartmaker Inc. Co-produced by Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds. Mixed by David Reitza.




Here are a few quotations from some who knew the power of the dream:

'As you believe so shall it be.' (Jesus)
'We are what we think, all that arises with our thoughts.' (Buddha)
'A man's life is what his thoughts make of it.' (Marcus Aurelius)
'As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.' (Proverbs 23:7)
'You become what you think about.' (Earl Nightingale)
'With our thoughts we make the world.' (Buddha)
'The ancestor of every action is a thought.' (Emerson)
'Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can't, you're right.' (Henry Ford)

Sow a thought, reap an action
sow an action, reap a habit
sow a habit, reap a character
sow a character, reap a destiny. (Ancient Chinese Proverb)


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