Who Sang I Dreamed a Dream? Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin What You See Is What You Sweat cover art

Some other versions of "I Dreamed a Dream"
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Alain Albert Boublil, Claude Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer, Jean Marc Natel
release date: 1991-9-11
genres: Funk / Soul Blues
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul/Funk
length: 4:20
vocal: Aretha Franklin
There was a time when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong

I dreamed a dream in time 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
And 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 dream he'll come to me
That we will 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 different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.

CD 1
  • 1 Everyday People
  • 2 Ever Changing Times
  • 3 What You See Is What You Sweat
  • 4 Mary Goes Round
  • 5 I Dreamed a Dream
  • 6 Someone Else’s Eyes
  • 7 Doctor’s Orders
  • 8 You Can’t Take Me for Granted
  • 9 What Did You Give
  • 10 Everyday People (remix)

  • Album Information
    label: Arista
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988017028223
    script: Latin