The Dream Is Alive

Story Behind The Song

"The Dream is Alive" is an autobiographical story about leaving the bitter cold of Chicago to follow dreams out West (in California) while also discovering a sustaining "drive" in the ongoing journey of pursuing dreams and all their possibilities.

Song Description

"The Dream is Alive" is a soaring, melodic, and very catchy anthem about following one's dreams. It evokes the metaphor of the open road and the imagery of sunny California to represent the start of possibilities that fuel the dreamer on his quest.

Song Length 4:17 Genre Pop - Rock, Rock - General
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Ecstatic, Content Subject Dreams, Excitement
Similar Artists Nickelback, Matchbox Twenty Language English
Era 2000 and later


Verse 1
Driving west and leaving all the cold behind
The sunlight is in my eyes and it warms my mind
Thoughts of palms and sunny streets under my tires
Turning softly in my head like a lullaby

Wheels spin
Believing in
The road ahead

The dream is alive as long as I never arrive (repeat)

Verse 2
Studios and movie scripts and parties in Hollywood Hills
Hang like plush mirages over Iowa's empty still
Black and white photos lie and wait to come to life
Popping pills to keep from being swallowed in the night

Wheels spin
Believing in
The road ahead

The dream is alive as long as I never arrive (repeat)

Lyrics Billy Schafer Music Billy Schafer
Producer Kevin Harris Publisher Billy Schafer
Performance Billy Schafer

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