Reminiscing school days with a fellow Don Bosconian at work the other day, I couldn’t help but recollect this one particular song that had a deep impact on me.  We had performed this song as part of a skit on Don Bosco. On researching about it I found that it was composed by Mitch Leigh and was written for the 1965 musical “Man of La Mancha” inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’s seventeenth century masterpiece “El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha” ; something which is on my reading wishlist (I wish after two levels of spanish, I can read this in spanish 🙂 Que agradable pensamiento!! ).  Here are the lyrics of this beautiful song :

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go

To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest to follow that star
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march
Into hell for a heavenly cause

And I know if I’ll only be true
To this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I’m laid to my rest

And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star..
The fight the unbeatable foe..
To dream the impossible dream..