Original Song – “Dreams Never Die”

Dreams Never Die is a bluesy, autobiographical song that captures the essence of my life in this one song.  In early 1976, at the ripe old age of 20, I was at the end of my road and facing a seemingly unavoidable dead end.  I wasn’t accepted into Veterinary School at Michigan State University and no other option I looked into interested me in the least.  After lots of soul searching, I decided to just create my own option and go on an adventure!  Thus began the rest of my life and this song describes it perfectly, “Life’s never been a bed of roses, Never had a silver spoon, I carried my dreams in a paper bag, And slept by the light of the moon, But I never lost sight of the goal before me, Never let it fade away, I kept that vision before my eyes, And it stands here before me today, Never fading away.”

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I recorded my original song “Dreams Never Die” on Set One in 1996, and it tells the story of never giving up on your dreams despite all odds ~ your dreams are out there just waiting for you to claim them ~ enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note – The guitar chord Esus4* is a simpler form of the traditional chord structure – either version works.)

(Note: Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

Dreams Never Die, Pg 1 - "Take It To The People", Collected Works Volume XIV, Copyright 1993, Mark D. Jones, All Rights ReservedDreams Never Die, Pg 2 - "Take It To The People", Collected Works Volume XIV, Copyright 1993, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Dreams Never Die

“Take It To The People”, Collected Works Volume XIV, Copyright 1993, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Intro:

D   DV   D   DIIV   D   DIIV   DV   D     (x4)

G   A   E

Bridge:

E   G   D   A   E     (x4)

Verse One:

E                         Esus4*

Life’s never been a bed of roses

E                        Esus4*

Never had a silver spoon

  E                               Esus4*

I carried my dreams in a paper bag

       E                                Esus4*

And slept by the light of the moon     (x2)

        E                              Esus4*

But I never lost sight of the goal before me

E                      Esus4*

Never let it fade away

  E                     Esus4*

I kept that vision before my eyes

          E                              Esus4*

And it stands here before me today     (x3)

                   E

Never fading away

Bridge:

E   G   D   A   E     (x4)

Chorus:

D                  C

Dreams never die

     G                     D

For those who hold on

D                   C

Reach out and try

G                        D

Before the time is gone

D                  C

Hold out your hand

G             D

And you’ll understand

D               C

Follow your dreams

      G                        D

And hold them in your hand     (x3)

Bridge:

E   G   D   A   E     (x4)

Verse Two:

E                            Esus4*

Give it your best see where it takes you

E                                 Esus4*

Never lose sight of your dreams

      E                         Esus4*

The world goes around every day

        E                          Esus4*

Life’s never really what it seems     (x2)

E                                    Esus4*

Just when you think you’ve lost all hope

       E                   Esus4*

One day you’ll turn around

       E                    Esus4*

And see that dream before your eyes

            E                                Esus4*

You can reach it if you just hold on     (x3)

                             E

You just gott’a hold on

Bridge:

E   G   D   A   E     (x4)

Verse Three:

E                            Esus4*

Dreams are made to go and take them

            E                              Esus4*

But you know they won’t hang around

E                           Esus4*

Set your sights and follow the stars

              E                                    Esus4*

And your feet are going to leave the ground     (x2)

E                     Esus4*

If you try you’ll never know

E                              Esus4*

Where that dream will take you

     E                    Esus4*

It’ll lift you up to a higher plane

               E                                 Esus4*

And you’ll live your life where it will take you     (x3)

              E

It’s up to you

Bridge:

E   G   D   A   E     (x4)

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6 thoughts on “Original Song – “Dreams Never Die”

  1. So beautiful Mark. I know that there is a light guiding me to a place where we will enjoy each others company & Sing your songs together. I just pray that it is in this world and I don’t have to wait until you go home too.

    This touched my very Soul.

    Now playing on WMDJ Frequently 🙂

    God Bless you Mark with Love in Christ,
    Jade

    • George,

      Thanks so much for the Bible verse! Yes, I’m having a blessed Memorial Day remembering our fallen warriors and savoring our freedoms they’ve fought to preserve…

      “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 NIV

      Cheers!

      Mark

  2. Jade,

    Thank you for your sweet comment! ♥ Every good thing has a purpose and a reason for it, even if we won’t ever know why in this lifetime! You’ve blessed me with your thoughtful and personal comments concerning my songs, describing them with an emotional element that goes beyond their lyrics, while I’ve given you WMDJ to be a source of encouragement during this period of your healing and recovery back to wellness! ♥ 🙂

    Love and blessings in Christ!

    Mark

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