Letters of Life

Another Todd Song

A line from a song came to mind recently, and so here it is. Another beautifully crafted song from another era. If you were living through it, it’s hard to believe the 70s was a more innocent time, but of course it was. It may have been dismissed as The Decade of Disco, of all things kitsch, but you had to be a child of the 70s (I wasn’t) to have written lines like these–idealistic, romantic, melancholic– and set to an edgy chord progression.

A million old soldiers will fade away
But a dream goes on forever
I’m left standing here, I’ve got nothing to say
All is silent within my dream

A thousand true loves will live and die
But a dream lives on forever
The days and the years will go streaking by
But the time has stopped in my dream

We all have our everyday hopes and fears
And you’ll find no exception in me
But that doesn’t get me through a sea of tears
Over life’s biggest tragedy

You’re so long ago and so far away
But my dream lives on forever
I guess I believe that I’ll see you one day
For without it there is no dream

You’re so far away and so long ago
But my dream goes on forever
And how much I loved you you’ll never know
‘Til you join me within my dream

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