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A Christmas Song?

December 22nd, 2005 at 03:06pm

I was rather surprised to find on a Christmas Album (“Christmas The Album” – Universal Music 1999) a song which John Laws uses on a daily basis. After his intro he has a song (probably a karaoke mix) playing in the background while he runs through the news of the day, once he has run through the news he plays the last 20 seconds or thereabouts of the song. So what is this song? It is “Keeping The Dream Alive” by Frei Heit (seemingly reduced to one word on most websites as “Freiheit”, which is a German word for freedom).

Personally, I’m not entirely sure that it is a Christmas song, it makes no reference to Christmas or related events, and instead seems to focus on relationships. None the less, it is an uplifting song, and probably sounds like a christmas song, and in fairness, if Universal hadn’t put it on this album I probably wouldn’t have known that it really is a song and not just a jingle. If anyone can shed any light on the real year of release I would be appreciative, as Universal claim it was 1988 whilst half the internet claims it was 1989…

One thing is for sure, the royalties these musicians must be earning from Laws playing their song daily must be giving them a decent little income of sorts.

Anyway, here is Keeping The Dream Alive by Frei Heit (or Freiheit).

Tonight the rain is falling,
full of memories, of people and places
and while the past is calling,
in my fantasy I remember their faces.

The hopes we had were much too high,
way out of reach but we have to try.
The game will never be over
because we’re keepin’ the dream alive.

I hear myself recalling,
things you said to me the night it all started.
And still the rain is falling,
makes me feel the way I felt when we parted.

The hopes we had were much too high,
way out of reach but we have to try.
No need to hide, no need to run,
’cause all the answers come one by one.
The game will never be over
because we’re keepin’ the dream alive.

I need you.
I love you.

The game will never be over
because we’re keepin’ the dream alive.

The hopes we had were much too high,
way out of reach but we have to try.
No need to hide, no need to run,
’cause all the answers come one by one.

The hopes we had were much too high,
way out of reach but we have to try.
No need to hide, no need to run,
’cause all the answers come one by one.

The game will never be over
because we’re keepin’ the dream alive.

The game will never be over
because we’re keepin’ the dream alive.

The game will never be over
Hummed: because we’re keepin’ the dream alive.

Samuel

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1 Comment

  • 1. Some Guy  |  December 23rd, 2005 at 1:39 am

    Discogs says it is 1988. I usually trust them :-)


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