Lou Rawls - Pure Imagination Lyrics




Hold your breath, make a wish
Now count to three

Come with me and you'll be
In a world of pure imagination
Take a look and you'll see
Into your imagination
We'll begin with a spin
Trav'lling in a world of my creation
What we'll see will defy explanation

If you wanna view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want we'll do it
You wanna change the world
There's nothing to it

There is no life I know
To compare with pure imagination
Living there, you'll be free
If you truly want to be

Come on c'mon go with me
You wanna see some bunny
Have a lot of fun c'mon let's go
Let's try our own imagination
See what we can go away from today
Alright? Hey

Take me by the hand
Let us run from the little
Little little
Little, little little funny land
Come on c'mon
C'mon let's go to the little land





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  1. Dana Rann

    I can't believe this is my first time ever hearing this version! Lol I love it!

  2. fdg fgd

    Best version of this song! They should play it in more movies. It makes me imagine a night out with my gf, going around having fun surrounded by lights and laughter

  3. BuddyBoy600alt

    My tribute to Gloria Manon (1939-2019). She played Mrs. Curtis from the movie featuring this song. The song is from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

  4. neilx49

    MY OLDEST DAUGHTER USED TO LIKE FOR ME TO SING THIS TO HER. NOW SHE'S 49 YEARS OLD AND STILL LIKES IT!

  5. Roldan Macabata

    This is it.... i heard it every nyt in The Dr. Love Show 😍😍😍😍

  6. Hulk Smash

    Best rendition of Pure imagination I've heard. ...

  7. caccaminguscia

    So groovy

  8. BuddyBoy600alt

    Sounds a lot the version Ben Vereen did when he was the guest star on The Muppet Show.

  9. shadapakap

    Antonio Sabalza brought me here.

  10. Marcos Antonio

    Muito show a melodia

  11. CARLOS BARCELO III

    sweet song, great video work, thanks

  12. Melissa Timmons

    Hit and run put me on to this song 😊❤️

  13. Oji Plague_Doctor

    Oh, you have questions?

    Let me drop everything

  14. Fuzzy Wuzzy

    This is more funky, cool, and fun rather than emotional touching

  15. Carl Mann

    Still the best version of this song!

  16. Evonna Castillo

    2019 and still here

  17. Eric Indiongco

    Neville brought me here 💤🛌🌩️

  18. Crisanto Rivera

    He looks like Samuel L Jackson to me.😁

  19. BuddyBoy600alt

    Similar to the version Ben Vereen did for The Muppet Show.

  20. Alex Donati

    Beautiful voice

  21. charles westhoff

    My favorite version

  22. Philip Monolagi

    Hold your breath...make a wish...now count to 3...

  23. gustavo carvalho

    Hold your breath, make a wish
    Now count to three

    Come with me and you'll be
    In a world of pure imagination
    Take a look and you'll see
    Into your imagination
    We'll begin with a spin
    Trav'lling in a world of my creation
    What we'll see will defy explanation

    If you want to view paradise
    Simply look around and view it
    Anything you want we'll do it
    You want to change the world
    There's nothing to it

    There is no life I know
    To compare with pure imagination
    Living there, you'll be free
    If you truly want to be

    Come on c'mon go with me
    You want to see some bunny
    Have a lot of fun -- c'mon let's go
    Let's try our own imagination
    See what we can go away from today
    alright? Hey

    Take me by the hand
    Let us run from the little
    little little
    Little, little little funny land
    Come on c'mon
    c'mon let's go to the little land

  24. 106060DV

    great in all regards !!!

  25. Be Better Tomorrow

    My goodness I can only imagine chef from south park.

  26. Be Better Tomorrow

    Underrated version.

  27. Star Boo

    I cried for some reason. 😢

  28. Valentin Maun

    This Lou Rawls version was so popular in the Philippines in the 70's. It brings nostalgic memories of probably the greatest decade in music & arts.

  29. Epic move

    Pure
    imaginátion 😎

  30. June Lawson

    Lou Rawls was one of my favorite singers. People don't sing like this anymore! such a pity!. thanks for sharing. Beautiful..

  31. Martin Moore

    Awesome upbeat version of the song from the movie!!

  32. Hi There

    I wish this song was "aired" into Space and another civilization heard it, it would be magical 😊❤💚Tne pictures are so beautiful, too😊😊❤💚

  33. mochiku1

    😍😍😍

  34. helloitsmehb

    the best version

  35. arthur verbraak

    the greatest of all, the one and only MR smooth Lou Rawls

  36. Raiza Coimbra

    Original sempre é o melhor

  37. Kashy εïз

    Who's here because of *Mariah Carey* and her I Still Believe / Pure Imagination remix?

  38. Blesstheworld1

    ⚫💛⚫💚⚫

  39. Linda Rob

    Lou is absolutely amazing. So glad he left us with this (funkiest version) and his version of Summer Wind. A true artist!

  40. Samuel

    This IS the nostalgic version. It reminds me of the 70s. Flared jeans. Floral, big collars. Orange, felt carpet. Skating down the street to go to the lolly shop. When life seemed much simpler.

  41. Adam M.

    I like Maroon 5's cover, but its arguably depressing/calm depending on what mood you're in. This is uplifting af, and I think this takes the cake as the best.

  42. Peter Jeffery

    Hey Claudio and friends, have you ever heard Lou's version of Here's That Rainy Day? I have  looked high and low on ytube with no luck. He delivers a slow and smoky rendition with tons of bittersweet phrasing.    Absolutely the best version of that incredible old jazz standard ever recorded.  We need a hero to find it and post it to go along with Lou's other great recordings. If you haven't heard it yet, fair warning, be prepared to be blown away.

  43. mundo da lara

    Sou brasileira

  44. mundo da lara

    É em ingles e eu moro no brasil

  45. mundo da lara

    Puré imagnation

  46. Sam Bezzy

    He's in a class of other all time greats like Jerry Butler, Arthur Paysock, flamingos, Billy Paul and I can go on an on there will never be another generation of singers like these anymore thank God for what we have as memories vinyl cassettes reel to reel & others

  47. Eddie Romero

    I like this rendition very much!

  48. ANTI - ANIME-_-

    charlie and chocolate factory or Ready Player one Anyone?

    BuddyBoy600alt

    The song was also featured on The Muppet Show as well. When Ben Vereen was the guest star.

  49. Ettore Carracciolo

    AMAZING 🤩🤩🤩

  50. Sherwin Guhit

    and the world of pure imaginations

  51. No Hate

    Speed it up, cooool

  52. _Millaaah_

    This was my dad's godfather cousin

  53. Christopher Woods

    Claudia thank's a brother of a war 45 years home a song of a brother home to use history !

  54. Doug Delaney

    I played saxophone in Lou's band many times and, what else an I say.....

    Doug Delaney

    I would play this every morning for my first grade class!

  55. Courtney Mitchell

    This song is from "Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory".

  56. Summergurl02// Starbunny02 AJ

    I love this song when i was a child ☺

  57. Matt Hester

    Solid version of the song not the best but a different take on a classic is always refreshing.

  58. Yujina Cafe

    First time to hear this song is when i was in my early teens, and i have a new neighbor but their family was there for a vacation...and they all good looking family.

  59. Jacob You

    Finally! I found the audio sample that Audio Doctor uses!

  60. Ron Brown

    Lou Rowels pure talent !

  61. Whimsical Willows

    This played on my school yearbook video!

  62. Freddie Can't Dance

    Ready Player One? Anyone?

  63. Peter Frank

    I would love to hear in this in the Guardians of the Galaxy's next adventure but it's already used in 'Thor: Ragnarok'.

  64. Carmela Surban

    groovy!

  65. slober.memez 1

    0.75 speed

  66. 5stardrvm

    nobody knows this is lou rawls

  67. PATRICIO LOPEZ

    amo esta versión de Pure  imagination!!

  68. CZTachyonsVN

    All the romantic imagery actually ruined this video for me

  69. Marcelão Compasso

    So nice.

  70. /// UwU ///

    I heard the voice of God

  71. Hai Hai Kazuma desu gonna steal your pantsu

    Thor Ragnarok

  72. Sorman the Keeper

    *Sighs* Memories...

  73. Vikttor David

    OMG que belleza

  74. tj1990

    I'm on a quest to find the best cover. Did anyone do this song as good as wilder?

  75. bbigguy500

    This song makes me cry, Lou Rawls was one of a kind a great and under appreciated American Icon!!!

  76. Federica Solinas

    La canzone della mia gravidanza 😍😍😍

  77. danthegoat13

    i t s 2017 o v e r h e r e g u y s

  78. Demosthenes gabac jr

    if u wanna view paradise

  79. nbajamz88

    Lincoln continental with suicide doors....if you're a ford fan you should know!

  80. Stormy Davis

    Lou Rawls is the single most underrated superstar in 30 years +

  81. person8203

    Sexy Time

  82. DrummerDanVA

    Funky and tasty all at once. Nice version and arrangement.

  83. classede8

    the og is alway better

  84. Chris Vu

    Has a hip hop beat drums to it at 1:00 could be sampled.......But what I also really liked was when Lou adds his own touch "Take me by my hand" at 3:24.

    Kis Chui

    Chris Vu i just kept having "oh my god! Oh my god!" in my head when it reached at 3:24. That's just GOLD.

  85. Ms. Jae

    Thank You Claudio - Oh my gooodneess! I've never heard this by Lou Rawls, his voice was AWESOME makes me Cry!! Stay Blessed

  86. Santiago Nieves

    The wonderful Lou Rawls. One of the great American singers.
    Thanks

  87. Ugo Bernardini

    magica ...

  88. Amanda Heffernan

    The beautiful voice of pure velvet. God blessed you Lou. Keep it funky baby. R I P.

  89. Perturbing productions

    A song fur them pimps! XD

  90. Mitchell Family

    Great cover.

  91. Christopher Woods

    date !

  92. Bradley Cotton

    R.I.P., Gene Wilder.

  93. Tameka Dobson

    For some strange reason I really want a wonka bar....

    Ant

    Tameka Dobson same

  94. Matt Bar

    Genius song!