Sunday, April 15, 2007

Lyrics for Irish Concert

The Impossible Dream

Music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion.

In this song, Don Quixote explains his quest and the reasons behind it. In doing so, he captures the essence of the play and its philosophical underpinnings.

To dream the impossible dream,
To fight the unbeatable foe,
To bear with unbearable sorrow,
To run where the brave dare not go.

To right the unrightable wrong,
To love pure and chaste from afar,
To try when your arms are too weary,
To reach the unreachable star!

This is my quest, to follow that star,
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far;
To fight for the right without question or pause,
To be willing to march into Hell for a Heavenly cause!

And I know if I'll only be true to this glorious quest,
That my heart will lie will lie peaceful and calm
When I'm laid to my rest,
And the world will be better for this;
That one girl, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove, with her last ounce of courage,
To reach the unreachable stars.

The Mists of Islay

Music and lyrics by Wishart Campbell

Lost in the mists of Islay.

Through a veil of bygone years;
Through the exile's hidden tears;
One dear vision oft appears,
Out of the mists of Islay.

Waters break on rocky shore;
Sea winds sighing as of yore;
Sea birds crying as they soar
Over the mists of Islay.

Isle mem'ry home to me,
Nevermore thy hills I'll see.
Evermore my heart will be
Lost in the mists of Islay.

Lost in the mists of Islay.

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