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Shattered Dreams was written in 1998 for Charlotte White's 18th Birthday. The song has been performed a number of times always meeting with success. The style is of a pop-jazz nature with a complex piano part and simpler vocals. The song went on to be included in my A-Level portfolio. �Shattered Dreams� has gone through many version and keys. A lot of interest was shown in the song earlier this year which made me plan to create a definitive version. Well, at last the definitive version is here and back in the original key of Dm! Charlotte and I recorded the piece back in 1998 (see mp3). This recording was of one of Charlotte and my early read-throughs of the piece and so is naturally littered with mistakes. However, as this was the only recording ever made it was all I had to go on for the new edit. I hope to re-record the piece soon with Charlotte and will put the mp3 here asap.
Verse 1: A long time ago, I was ignorant then, I should have seen the truth. Ambition was life for me; how stupid it all now seems. I set my sights high, I can see it now, it causes me such pain; to know what has past since then, I wouldn't do it again.
Chorus: It's too late to turn back now, to be welcomed by your embrace. Now I know what you mean to me, all I'm left with is shattered dreams.
Verse 2: A welcomed r-turn is all I dream a-bout: to take you in my arms. Forgive and for-get what I've done; we could have another chance. I thought I would try to make it up but you'd already moved on. Wrong place and wrong time for me, regret seems to come easily.
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Reviews of Shattered Dreams (Revised August 2006)
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