Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show. Today we’re studying a song called I Dreamed a Dream which is from one of the most famous musicals in the world. And of course everybody’s been talking about it a lot recently because of Susan Boyle’s performance.
So, what is the song about? Well, in the musical it’s sung by a character called Fantine … I don’t know if that’s how you pronounce it.
This is from Wikipedia: The lyrics are about lost innocence and broken dreams. Fantine is abandoned by her lover, gives birth to a daughter, Cosette, out of wedlock, is wrongly dismissed from a desperately-needed job, and forced into prostitution to survive and (to) support her daughter.
And these are the lyrics from the end of the song:
I had a dream my life would beSo different from this hell I'm livingSo different now from what it seemsNow life has killedThe dream I dreamed
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And that was Stick News for Friday the 17th of April. Kia ora.