Song Lyric Sunday | “Dream Away” – Babyface & Lisa Stansfield

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “dream.”

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Looks like I’m move-inspired this week… and duet-inspired!

As I said last week, music was a big part of family life when my children were growing up, and many of our favorite songs were from the movies we watched.

The 1994 McCauley Culkin-Christopher Lloyd-movie, The Pagemaster, contains two all-time favorites, Whatever You Imagine, sang by Wendy Moten, and Dream Away sang by Babyface and Lisa Stansfield during the end credits.

The Pagemaster, about a cowardly boy who buries himself in accident statistics, enters a library to escape a storm, only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real-life, was by no means a blockbuster, only making back half of its 1994 budget of twenty-seven million dollars… but we loved it.

However, Dream Away, written by powerhouse lyricist, Diane Warren, took on a life of its own, reaching number nine on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles and number eighty on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The video below became a top request on adult contemporary channels and Lisa Stansfield included a remastered version of the song on her So Natural album twenty years later.

The pop version does not include the book references like the movie version, but it’s still a beautiful song.

FUN FACT: The animated “Books” – Adventure, Fantasy, and Horror were voiced by Patrick Stewart, Whoopie Goldberg, and Frank Welker. It really is a good movie… just horrible promotion. The reader/author in me can’t help but believe a prime opportunity was missed in using this movie to promote reading to children and literacy to adults.

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection on Nesie’s Place.

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Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

Dream Away

by Babyface and Lisa Stansfield

Written by Diane Warren

When this world, the real that world you’re living in
Just gets too much for you to take

When you find too many troubles on your mind then
Feel just like there is no escape

And it seems your heart has forgotten how to believe
Turn a page in your soul

There’s a place you can go
Close your eyes and let your heart fly free (fly free)

Dream away, dream away
Let imagination light your way
Take you as far as your heart can see
Dream…, dream away, dream away
To a place where hope is shining
Find your silver lining (find your silver lining)
Everything you need is just to dream away

Remember when (remember when)
The dream could take you anywhere (anywhere you want to)
Just to wish (yes) anything could be
When the father Sol is one more star you could reach
Take a look in your heart
‘Cause that’s where dreams are, where it starts
Anything is real if you just believe (believe…)

Dream away, dream away

Let imagination light your way
Take you as far as your heart can see
Dream…, dream away, dream away
To a place where hope is shining
Find your silver lining (find your silver lining)
Everything you need is just to dream away

All it takes is faith to make your dream come true (ah ah)
And somewhere in this world, there’ll be somebody
To share your dreams with you

Dream away, dream away
Let imagination light your way
Take you as far as your heart can see
Dream…, dream away, dream away
To a place where hope is shining
Find your silver lining (find your silver lining)
Everything you need is just to dream away

 

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, YouTube, Wikipedia, and Google.

10 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday | “Dream Away” – Babyface & Lisa Stansfield

  1. I didn’t see the movie. It was before my kiddos were born, so I must have just skipped it. I’ve been doing that a lot lately, even though I love animated movies! I’m determined to go see Incredibles 2 in the theater, even if I have to go by myself. Anyway, this was a beautiful song! The harmonies are beautiful and their voices sound so lovely together. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. Another great choice. I loved that movie and this song always stood out for me. Again, I had all but forgotten it but am very happy you brought it to the forefront again. I will no doubt be singing it for the next little while.

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    • Wow! You’re the first person I’ve come across in over a decade who’s also seen the movie! I just love it. Took me a while to find it on DVD and I do pull it out and watch every few months.

      Just added the movie soundtrack to my wishlist since it is the ONLY place the other great song from the movie, “Whatever You Imagine” by Wendy Moten, is available.

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      • I am a fan of the kind of “off the map” movies. The ones that aren’t popular in the theater but attract a following as a video/DVD or now even on Netflix. I like both actors and that is what drew me to it originally.

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      • The Pagemaster was after the Home Alone movies, My Girl and The Good Son and my oldest was a HUGE McCauley Culkin fan, and the mister and I love Christopher Lloyd so it was a no-brainer for us to see the movie.

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    • I love that about Song Lyric Sunday… surfing the blogs does expose us to new music and artists…even if they’re from last century! 😀

      Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to comment. Enjoy your week! 😉

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