Roberta Flack - The Impossible Dream Lyrics




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!





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Roberta Flack The Impossible Dream Comments
  1. Ralph Hintzen

    Arrangement Love , ever

  2. Paula Botch

    Incredibly powerful song -- one of my favorites ever -- performed so beautifully by this amazing singer. Thank you, Roberta!

  3. Nancy Newman

    Inspiring

  4. Alfonsina Parra

    ✨🎶HERMOSO Y MAGISTRAL!!!! 🎶✨Cómo los MOLINOS DE VIENTO...🇲🇽...

  5. Gregory Thomas

    Soul stirring and beautiful!!

  6. Peter Beschorner

    Wonderful rendition!

  7. John Benn

    GOD---That incredible voice & that great song----WOW WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    From a mad keen 75yo Aussie fan.

  8. rachel snapp

    Lyrics:
    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!

    Songwriters: Joe Darion / Mitchell Leigh

    The Impossible Dream lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, The Bicycle Music Company, Helena Music Company

    Nancy Newman

    rachel snapp thank you for writing the words 😊♥️

  9. Keith Bates

    Perfection...

  10. shells500tutubo

    "To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause". I never really heard that line so emphatically in any other version.

  11. Shirley Ferrill

    Thank you God
    For
    Roberta Flack

  12. Peter Duggan

    l bought this record after the second Roberta concert l went to when l had just turned 19 in 1970. l can scarcely believe l bought the LP almost a half century ago, and the CD 30 years ago. It is an amazing, inspired AND inspiring album.

  13. Phyllis Cook

    This propelled me through grad school and another career. Thank you Roberta!!

  14. Phyllis James

    what a song choice for 6th grade graduation...P.S.6, 81st & Madison, NYC...

  15. WOWFACTOR SESSIONS

    Good Tymz With Dad...

  16. Michaelangelo Davis

    Beautiful! I hear NINA SIMONE in most phrases...Not as direct and focused as Ms. Simone but ...more melodic. via Roberta Flack...yet equally as moving. This is NOT a comparidon per se. Ms, Flack is also a singer and pianist. of much respect. Thank you for sharing.

    Linda Maddox

    Michaelangelo Davis: You are so right. I've heard Nina Simone in Roberta Flack from the beginning. Both are outstanding vocalists.

    ohd00bley

    ...when Flack came on the scene you was often compared to and regarded as the new Nina Simone, damn I'm old.

  17. LaCoriya Ford

    I AM LACORIYA DELAINE FORD
    ; I'm My Mommas Seed LOVE LOVE LOVE
    ; Shout out to all that played a part in this project.
    ;Thank you UAB for all you've done to aid in this success))
    GRADUATION @)!^ 2016

  18. Christine Williams

    I have LOVED this album since it came out. I have it on CD and I play it constantly on YouTube. I LOVE the incomparable Roberta Flack!

    Diana Goodman

    Christine Williams
    same here, I love this album