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Dreams Go By  Harry Chapin

[C]There you stand in your [Dm]dungarees
Lookin [C]all grown up and so very [G]pleased.
When [C]you write your poems,they have so [Dm]much to say
When I [C]hear your dreams, it takes my [G]breath away.
You [F]know I want to be a ballplayer, a [C]regular [Em]sluggin [Am]fool
But I [Dm]guess our dreams must [G]wait awhile, un[F]til we [G]finish [C]school.
[C]And so [Dm]you and [C]I, we watch our y[Dm]ears go [C]by,
We watch our s[G]weet dreams [Am]fly, far a-[Em]way.
But [G]maybe someday,
[C]I [Dm]don't know [C]when, But we can [Dm]dream a[C]gain,
And we'll be [G]happy [Am]then, till our [Em]time, just [G]drifts away.

There you stand in your wedding dress,
You're so beautiful that I must confess
I'm so proud you have chosen me, when a doctor is what you want to be
You know I want to be a painter, girl, a real artistic snob.
But I guess we'll have our children first,
You'll find a home, I'll get a job.

[Am]Listen to the [Em]seasons passing, [Am]listen to the [Em]winds blow,
[Am]Listen to the [Em]children laughing, [F]where do broken [D]dreams [G]go?

There you stand in your tailored suit,
So many years go by, but you're still so cute.
You take the car to go and meet the bus,
When the grandchildren come to visit us.
You say you should have been a ballerina, girl,
There are songs I should have sung.
But I guess our dreams have come and gone,
You're supposed to dream when you are young.

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