Tracy Chapman - Dreaming on a World Lyrics

Tracy Chapman Matters of the Heart cover art
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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
CD 1
  • 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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Tracy L Chapman
    album: Track 8 in album Matters of the Heart
    release date: 1992-4-28
    popularity : 150 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 5:05
    producer: Tracy Chapman and Jimmy Iovine
    drums: Manu Katché
    vocal: Tracy Chapman
    mixer: Bob Clearmountain
    electric guitar: Vernon Reid
    recorded by: Nellee Hooper, Mark 'Spike' Stent, Thom Panunzio and Bradshaw Leigh
    bass: Randy Jackson
    keyboard: Roy Bittan
    acoustic guitar: Tracy Chapman
    percussion: Steve Thornton, Mino Cinelu and Alex Acuña
    assistant engineer: Joe Pirrera, Chad Blinman, Chad Musney and Ed Korengo
    Album Information
    label: Elektra Entertainment
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596121521
    script: Latin