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If I Can Dream


Titel: If I Can Dream
Längd: 3:20
Kompositörer:
W. Earl Brown
Utgivare: Gladys Music
Inspelningsdatum: 1968-06-23
Inspelningstid: okänt
Inspelningsplats: Western Recorders – Burbank, CA
Matrix: WPA1 8029
Tagning master: 5
Producent: Bones Howe
Studiotekniker: Bones Howe


Musiker:
Gitarr: Tommy Tedesco
Gitarr: Mike Deasy
Gitarr: Alvin Casey
Bas och keyboard: Larry Knechtal
Bas: Charles Berghofer
Trummor: Hal Blaine
Piano: Don Randi
Slagverk: John Cyr
Slagverk: Elliot Franks
Bongotrummor: Frank DeVito
Munspel: Tommy Morgan
Kör/bakgrundssångare: The Blossoms
Dirigent: Billy Goldenberg
Stråk- och blåsorkester


Första utgivning: A-sida singel (47-9670)

Även utgiven på bland annat:
Elvis NBC-TV Special (LPM-4088)
Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Vol. 1 (LPM-6401)
If I Can Dream / Edge Of Reality (447-0668)
Greatest Hits (GELV 6A RDS 9001-9007)
Elvis: A Legendary Performer Vol. 2 (CPL1-1349)
King Of The 60’s (NL-42973)
The Elvis Collection (NL-43290)
The Legend (First Edition) (PD 89000)
Elvis! His Greatest Hits (RD4A-010-2)
Elvis’ Gold Records Vol. 5 (AFL1-4941 & PCD1-4941)
The Collection Vol. 4 (PD 89473)
Elvis’ Greatest Hits – Golden Singles Vol. 1 (PP-13897)
In The Ghetto / If I Can Dream (PB-13890)
The Legend (German Limited Edition) (PD 89000)
50 Years 50 Hits (SVL3-0710)

Alternativa tagningar:
Take 4 He Walks Beside Me (AFL1-2772), The Legend (First Edition) (PD 89000), The Legend (German Limited Edition) (PD 89000)


Text:

There must be lights burning brighter somewhere
Got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue
If I can dream of a better land
Where all my brothers walk hand in hand
Tell me why, oh why, oh why can’t my dream come true
Oh why

There must be peace and understanding sometime
Strong winds of promise that will blow away the doubt and fear
If I can dream of a warmer sun
Where hope keeps shining on everyone
Tell me why, oh why, oh why won’t that sun appear

We’re lost in a cloud
With too much rain
We’re trapped in a world
That’s troubled with pain
But as long as a man
Has the strength to dream
He can redeem his soul and fly

Deep in my heart there’s a trembling question
Still I am sure that the answer, answer’s gonna come somehow
Out there in the dark, there’s a beckoning candle, yeah
And while I can think, while I can talk
While I can stand, while I can walk
While I can dream
Oh, please let my dream
Come true
Right now
Let it come true right now
Oh yeah