Dreaming on a World Lyrics

Tracy Chapman


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Tracy L Chapman
album: Track 8 in album Matters of the Heart
release date: 1992-4-28
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length: 5:05
assistant engineer: Chad Blinman, Joe Pirrera, Ed Korengo, Chad Musney
bass: Randy Jackson
drums: Manu Katché
electric guitar: Vernon Reid
keyboard: Roy Bittan
acoustic guitar: Tracy Chapman
percussion: Mino Cinelu, Steve Thornton, Alex Acuña
mix: Bob Clearmountain
producer: Jimmy Iovine, Tracy Chapman
recording: Bradshaw Leigh, Nellee Hooper, Mark 'Spike' Stent, Thom Panunzio
vocal: Tracy Chapman
composer: Tracy Chapman

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I know I may be wishing
On a world
That may never be
But I'll keep on wishing
No matter how hopeless
Or foolish
It may seem
I'll keep on wishing

I'll toss my coins in the fountain
Look for clovers in grassy lawns
Search for shooting stars in the night
Cross my fingers and dream on
I know I may be dreaming
Of a world
Far from present day reality
But I'll keep on dreaming

No matter how unrealistic
Or naive
It may seem
Always keep dreaming
And toss your coins in the fountain
Look for clovers in grassy lawns
Search for shooting stars in the night
Cross your fingers and dream on

We must always be thinking
Of a world
As a place of infinite possibilities
And always keep thinking
No matter how hopeless
Or foolish
It may seem
Always keep thinking

And toss our coins in the fountain
Look for clovers in grassy lawns
Search for shooting stars in the night
Cross our fingers and dream on
I'll keep on wishing
We must always keep dreaming
Of a world

With equality and justice
Thinking
There could be a world
Without poverty and sickness
Wishing
Of a world

Without hunger and homelessness
Dreaming
Of a world
Where all people live in peace
Dreaming
Of a world
Dreaming
On a world

Track Listing

  • 1 Bang Bang Bang
  • 2 So
  • 3 I Used to Be a Sailor
  • 4 The Love That You Had
  • 5 Woman's Work
  • 6 If These Are the Things
  • 7 Short Supply
  • 8 Dreaming on a World
  • 9 Open Arms
  • 10 Matters of the Heart