Writer(s): Mitch Leigh / Joe Darion /
(from the CDs Complete Reprise Studio Recordings)
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 would 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.