Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Strength to Dream...

“Music is well said to be the speech of angels.” ~Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

If I Can Dream...
This beautiful and inspirational song, lyrics and music, was written by Walter Earl Brown for Elvis Presley in 1968.

“There must be lights burnin' brighter somewhere
Got to be birds flying higher in the sky more blue
If I can dream of a better land
Where all my brothers walk hand in hand...”

Daniel and Stephanie, Photo Copyright 1993 by Linda Pendleton

“We're caught in a cloud with too much rain
We're lost in a world with too much pain
But as long as a man has the strength to dream
He can redeem his soul and fly
And fly.”

“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)



Cynthia said...

Hi Linda, love the song. I also pay attention to lyrics...and this one communicates the vision I hope we all come to share of this world. Charming photograph of two cherubs! Thank you for the comment on (OWL) blog I enjoyed reading about your thoughts and also left you a reply. Now I'm going back to your post to listen to ELvis dreaming! <3

Hilary said...

Nicely done... photos and lyrics are a fine marriage.

Ricky Kendall said...

"Wow", Linda. I have loved Elvis since I was in grade school. He was my favorite male artist and Leslie Gore my favorite female artist. I never heard this song!! I listened to it several times. Loved it.

Music can heal and carried enormous power. He rendered it very, very well. Thank you for sharing.

Linda Pendleton said...


Great song, huh? Very meaningful lyrics. I read your comment to me and I enjoy your blog. Thanks.


Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.


Yes, music is healing. Elvis was so good!