The Impossible Dream Lyrics - Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack Chapter Two cover art
writers: Joe Darion, Mitchell Leigh
release date: 1970
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 4:43
remixer: Lew Hahn
producer: Joel Dorn
recording engineer: Lew Hahn
arranger: Donny Hathaway and Eumir Deodato
bass: Marshall Hawkins
harp: Corky Hale
piano: Roberta Flack
vocal: Roberta Flack
drums (drum set): Bernard Sweetney
conductor: Eumir Deodato
euphonium: John Swallow
flute: Hubert Laws and Joe Gentle
strings: Alfred Brown, Selwart Clarke, Noel DaCosta, Peter Dimitriades, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, Kermit Moore, Gene Orloff and Sanford Allen
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 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!

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Reverend Lee
  • 2 Do What You Gotta Do
  • 3 Just Like a Woman
  • 4 Let It Be Me
  • 5 Gone Away
  • 6 Until It's Time for You to Go
  • 7 The Impossible Dream
  • 8 Business Goes on as Usual