I feel no shame when I say I'm a dreamer;
I actually feel good to consider myself one
Because the world we know would be a lot meaner
If there weren't any dreamers, not even one.
It took a dreamer for us to reach the sky
Like the birds flapping their wings overhead;
It took some dreamers who decided to try
Even though they could have ended up dead.
Maybe I could have ended up as a slave
With whips to my back and shackles to my feet,
But dreams of a free world without that deprave
Brings this nightmare closer to it's defeat.
So if your child has a strong imagination,
Don't try to flush and purge it out:
Dreamers are the ones who improve a nation,
And that I believe without a doubt.