Staring At My Dreams

Collaborator: N/A

Song Type: , , ,

Associated Artists: NYU/Tisch and OCHSA

LYRICS:

TWELVE YEARS PRACTICING PIANO.
NINE YEARS PRACTICING BALLET.
WEEKENDS SPENT INSIDE AND HOMEWORK
SET ASIDE FOR PRACTICE… NOW, WITH PRIDE, I’M HERE!

SAVING UP TO RENT A CAMERA.
VISUALIZING EV’RY FRAME.
WORKING THROUGH THE NIGHT, DECIDING HOW MUCH LIGHT.
THEN FINALLY: GOT IT RIGHT! I’M HERE!

I’M GOING TO CLING TO MY PAST
WITH A VIGOR THAT WILL LAST
WHEN THE MEM’RY STARTS TO FADE.
I WILL LOOK STRAIGHT AHEAD AT WHAT NOW IS ONLY A FANTASY.

I’VE LIVED ALL MY LIFE TO GET HERE,
AND AS SCARY AS IT SEEMS,
AFTER EV’RY CHOICE I’VE EVER MADE,
I’M STARRING AT MY DREAMS.
I’VE ARRIVED. I’VE ARRIVED. I’VE ARRIVED.

EV’RYDAY BEGINS THE PROCESS.
EV’RYDAY I MUST DECIDE.
I’VE GOT WORK TO DO, MY PROJECT’S COMING THROUGH,
I’LL BE THERE, WHEN I FINISH HERE.

I’VE LIVED THROUGH CROSSROADS AFTER CROSSROADS.
CHANGED MY MIND A THOUSAND TIMES.
HERE I GO AGAIN, EXCITED JUST LIKE WHEN I STARTED.
COUNT TO TEN, I’M HERE!

I’M GOING TO CLING TO MY PAST
WITH VIGOR THAT WILL LAST
WHEN THE MEM’RY STARTS TO FADE.
I WILL LOOK STRAIGHT AHEAD AT WHAT NOW IS ONLY A FANTASY.

I’VE LIVED ALL MY LIFE TO GET HERE
AND AS SCARY AS IT SEEMS,
AFTER EV’RY CHOICE I’VE EVER MADE,
I’M STARTING AT MY DREAMS.
I’VE ARRIVED.

LET ME LEARN TO BALANCE ALL I EVER WAS
WITH ALL I MEAN TO BE.
NOW THE JOURNEY STARTS AGAIN.
WHATCH ME STEP INTO MY DESTINY.

HERE WE GO AGAIN!

I’M GOING TO CLING TO MY PAST
WITH VIGOR THAT WILL LAST
WHEN THE MEM’RY STARTS TO FADE.
I WILL LOOK STRAIGHT AHEAD AT WHAT NOW IS ONLY A FANTASY.

I’VE LIVED ALL MY LIFE TO GET HERE
AND AS SCARY AS IT SEEMS,
AFTER EV’RY CHOICE I’VE EVER MADE,
I’M STARTING AT MY DREAMS.
I’VE ARRIVED. I’VE ARRIVED.

DO WE EVERY REALLY ARRIVE?
TELL ME, WHEN DO WE START WORKING?
HERE WE GO AGAIN!