What’s Your Impossible Dream?

The year was 1965 when “The Impossible Dream”, was the most popular song from the Broadway musical Man of La Mancha.The song is sung by the main character Don Quixote as he stands guard over his armor. It is his answer to Aldonza (Dulcinea’s) question about what he means by “following his quest”.

These beautiful, timeless and poetic words have inspired millions of people over the years to “reach for the stars“, and will continue to do so as long as people read them.

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The Impossible Dream

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 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 star …

Lyrics by Joe Darion

If you have been inspired by the words above,  then take a few minutes and listen to Luther Vandross as he performs the song with full orchestra.  You won’t be disappointed.


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