…I lived it full and I lived it well

Born in 1984 as Priscilla Natalie Hartranft in Fort Stewart, Georgia, Priscilla Ahn (her mother’s maiden name) split her childhood between the States and her mother’s native Korea.  A singer songwriter, who plays guitar, piano, harmonica, ukulele and banjo, she is now  based in Los Angeles and, as is often the case with up and coming artists these days, many of her songs are most recognizable as featured music for Hollywood movies, television programs and commercials.

Today’s selection was released on her 2008 debut album, “A Good Day”. Once again we have a song entitled, “Dream” but this one comes accompanied by two YouTube videos.

The first, entitled “A Dream” is accompanied by the song’s studio version –          it has a thumb’s up button that says “Thumbs up if you cried”:

The second – and there are those of us who think the song bears repeating –        is Ahn’s compelling live version:



 I was a little girl alone in my little world

who dreamed of a little home for me.

I played pretend between the trees,

and fed my houseguests bark and leaves,

and laughed in my pretty bed of green.

I had a dream

That I could fly from the highest swing.

I had a dream.

Long walks in the dark through woods grown behind the park,

I asked God who I’m supposed to be.

The stars smiled down on me, God answered in silent reverie.

I said a prayer and fell asleep.

I had a dream

That I could fly from the highest tree.

I had a dream.

Now I’m old and feeling grey.

I don’t know what’s left to say about this life I’m willing to leave.

I lived it full and I lived it well,

there’s many tales I’ve lived to tell.

I’m ready now, I’m ready now,

I’m ready now to fly from the highest wing.

 I had a dream

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