The Stuff of Our Dreams

I read and write Romance. Obviously I enjoy the genre. But some of the tropes can really bother me. You know the ones I mean…the perfect woman who doesn’t know how gorgeous she is and the wealthy, young, hard bodied, sex all the time hero. The fantasy lives of romance characters. Fun reads. But once in a while I want to read about the not quite perfect people who find each other.  But…that’s not the way it’s written. Is it?

I found this Carly Simon song I think I heard a few times long ago. And I’m so very happy to find it again to share with you because…well, it’s just too perfect. And I found the lyrics so we can enjoy it even more. Because some of us didn’t find and marry the perfect man, only the man who was perfect for us.

And ya know I’m getting wired up to revisit those not so perfect people I’ve been writing about. It’s been a bit too long.

THE LYRICS

Take a look around now
Change the direction

At the beginning of the journey

Perfect for Each Other

Adjust the tuning
Try a new translation
Don’t look at your man in the same old way
Take a new picture
Just because you don’t see shooting stars
Doesn’t mean it isn’t perfect
can’t you see…

It’s the stuff that dreams are made of
It’s the slow and steady fire
It’s the stuff that dreams are made of
It’s your heart and soul’s desire
It’s the stuff that dreams are made of

So what’s this about your best friend?
She’s got a brand new shiny boy
And they’re moving out to Malibu
To play with all his pretty toys
And you feel closed in by the same four walls
The same old conversation
With the same old guy you’ve know for years
But use your imagination

And you will see….

It’s the stuff that dreams are made of
It’s the slow and steady fire
It’s the stuff that dreams are made of
It’s your heart and soul’s desire
It’s the stuff that dreams are made of

What if the Prince on the horse in your fairytale
Is right here in disguise
And what if the stars you’ve been reaching so high for
Are shining in his eyes

Don’t look at yourself in the same old way
Take another picture
Shoot the stars off in your own backyard
Don’t look any further
And you will see
It’s the stuff that dreams are made of….

From: CARLY SIMON LYRICS

Sit back, put your feet up and let’s just enjoy!

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