Inspiration Station: Song Of The Week

This week, I would like to share with you a song that I think has the power to really fire you up and empower you. It’s an oldie but has become a real favourite of mine lately.

It’s ‘Dreams’ by Van Halen and it’s quite the 80’s rock classic. The powerful song lyrics could easily be lost amongst the infectious synth, the foot tapping beat and the roaring guitars that I defy you not to want to air guitar to, ‘Bill & Ted’ style. The lyrics themselves though are really inspirational.

This song is all about overcoming struggles and reaching for our dreams. It acknowledges the tears we may cry, the times we feel we want to run away and the times when we feel empty.

After everything that has happened this past year, the lyrics speak to me so much. It acknowledges our broken dreams or obstacles to our dreams but also the importance of rising above, spreading our wings, to climb over those obstacles and if necessary, create new dreams.

This song quite literally elevates you, as it shouts at you to climb higher and higher and then sums up its whole message by proclaiming that we must reach beyond the struggles and persist “because that’s what dreams are made of.”

Dreams are rarely easy to obtain. Often on our road to achieving them we are met with struggles, heartache and loss. Equally we may have to forge new dreams for ourselves in the face of these hardships. We often find ourselves having to make a choice, whether to let these things be the end of dreams or allow them to fortify our new hopes for our dreams and propel us forward to achieve them in spite of the hurdles.

To achieve your dreams may take endurance, strength, persistence and belief. ‘Dreams’ is a song that this reminds us of this. It also reminds us of the importance of holding on to our dreams as a source of hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Please have a listen. I’ve also included the lyrics below. Hope you enjoy!

World turns black and white
Pictures in an empty room
Your love starts fallin down
Better change your tune, yeah
Reach for the golden ring
Reach for the sky
Baby just spread your wings

We’ll get higher and higher
Straight up we’ll climb
We’ll get higher and higher
Leave it all behind

Run, run, run away
Like a train runnin off the track
The truth gets left behind
Falls between the cracks
Standing on broken dreams
Never losin’ sight, ah
Spread your wings

We’ll get higher and higher
Straight up we’ll climb
We’ll get higher and higher
Leave it all behind

So baby dry your eyes, save all
The tears you’ve cried
Oh that’s what dreams are made of
‘Cause we belong in a world that must be strong
Oh that’s what dreams are made of

We’ll get higher and higher
Straight up we’ll climb
Higher and higher leave it all behind
Oh we’ll higher and higher who knows
What we’ll find

So baby dry your eyes, save all
The tears you’ve cried
Oh that’s what dreams are made of
Oh baby we belong in a world that must be strong
Oh that’s what dreams are made of

And in the end on dreams we will depend
‘Cause that’s what love is made of

 

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