I Dreamed A Dream by Susan Boyle, Music Video and Lyrics
Scottish amateur singer Susan Boyle performed ‘I Dreamed A Dream‘ live as her audition for the third series of the British reality television show, Britain’s Got Talent.
Boyle’s performance elicited a unanimous vote for passage into the next round of competition by judges Piers Morgan, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell, with Morgan giving Boyle “the biggest yes [he had] ever given” in his three years of judging the show. Elaine Paige, Boyle’s role model, later expressed interest in singing a duet with her.
The programme received high ratings and Boyle’s performance was quickly added to sites such as YouTube, where millions of people viewed it in the first month alone.
Boyle sang the song again during the finals of Britain’s Got Talent on 30 May 2009, where she placed second in the competition behind British dance troupe Diversity.
Here the finale performance video.
Susan Boyle - I Dreamed A Dream Lyrics
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.