Out of My Dreams – Dream Sequence
Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II Music By Richard Rodgers
One of the most substantial progressions of the American musical theatre form was the addition of dance as a tool to further plot and character development. With choreography by Agnes de Mille, the Dream Ballet acts as a surreal exploration of the naïve Laurey’s inner life as she faces the decision of choosing between Curly and Jud.
“Out of My Dreams – Dream Sequence” LYRICS
Out of your dreams and into his arms you long to fly.
You don’t need Egyptian smellin’ salts to tell you why.
Out of your dreams and into the hush of falling shadows—
When the mist is low, and stars are breaking through—
Then out of your dreams you’ll go— Into a dream come true.
Make up your mind, make up your mind, Laurey, Laurey dear.
Make up your own, make up your own story, Laurey dear.
Ol’ Pharaoh’s daughter won’t tell you what to do.
Ask your heart—whatever it tells you will be true.
Out of my dreams and into your arms I long to fly.
I will come as evening comes to woo a waiting sky.
Out of my dreams and into the hush of falling shadows,
When the mist is low, and stars are breaking through,
Then out of my dreams I’ll go
Into a dream with you.
Won’t have to make up any more stories. You’ll be there!
Think of the bright midsummer-night glories we can share.
Won’t have to go on kissing a daydream, I’ll have you
You’ll be real, real as the white moon lighting the blue.
“Out Of My Dreams” (Rodgers/Hammerstein II)
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