Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream
Simon & Garfunkel Lyrics

Last night I had the strangest dream
I ever dreamed before
I dreamed the world had all agreed
To put an end to war
I dreamed I saw a mighty room
The room was filled with men
And the paper they were signing said
They'd never fight again

And when the papers all were signed
And a million copies made
They all joined hands end bowed their heads
And grateful prayers were prayed
And the people in the streets below
Were dancing round and round
And guns and swords and uniforms
Were scattered on the ground

Last night I had the strangest dream
I ever dreamed before
I dreamed the world had all agreed
To put an end to war

Written by: Ed McCurdy

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It would be great if human beings
Were great at being human
And if all of mankind
Were made up of kind men
It would be wonderful if common knowledge
Was knowledge commonly known
And if the light from being enlightened
Into every heart was shown

It would be fantastic if the war to end all wars
Was the last war that we fought
It would be amazing if we learned the lessons
From every lesson we were taught
It would be cool if our freedom
To us was freely granted
And if every seed of kindness
Would grow wherever planted

It would be glorious if neighbors were neighborly
And prejudice a forgotten word
It would be awesome if we shared everything
And being greedy was absurd
It would be spectacular if the golden rule
Was golden to every man
And the good things that we ever did
Was everything that we can.

Human Beings Being Human
Poems, Lyrics and Stuff by an Average Joe
Posted on November 17, 2014

Amen, Dare to Dream, Will


Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream
Letra em português (lyrics in portuguese)
Noite passada eu tive o mais sonho estranho
que eu jamais havia sonhado antes

Eu sonhei que o mundo todo tinha concordado
em pôr fim à guerra

Eu sonhei que vi uma sala poderosa
a sala estava cheia de homens
e o papel em que estavam assinando disse
que eles nunca lutariam novamente

E quando todos os papéis foram assinados
e um milhão de cópias feitas
todos eles deram as mãos e inclinaram suas cabeças
e orações de agradecimento foram oradas

E as pessoas nas ruas abaixo
estavam dançando em rodas
e armas e espadas e uniformes
estavam espalhadas no chão

Noite passada eu tive o mais sonho estranho
que eu jamais havia sonhado antes

Eu sonhei que o mundo todo tinha concordado
em pôr fim à guerra
Eu escrevi essa minha versão, pois as que estão disponíveis em muitos sites por aí, não são fidedignas; espero ter ajudado.

snow man

@Andrew Cascio 1938 Germany annexes Austria
1938 England and France hand over Sudetanland to germany to prevent war, Germany assures on the Munich treaty he won't invade Czechoslovakia. Chamberlain declares peace in our time.
1939 Germany breaks the treaty and invades the Czechs and they surrender
1939 Germany invades Poland, breaking a treaty which required France and England to declare war.

This is where you are confused, France and England made it clear what they would do if Germany invaded. Germany was the aggressor.

He had no intention of stopping at poland, he already had plans to invade england and france. He had the invasion of France already planned out and his troops and airforce were training for their attacks on england.

Germany wasn't stupid. They weren't just thinking up what to do on the moment. They had their war plans worked out years in advance.

If you think that germany would stop after poland, you are as naive as Chamberlain.

The way you are talking, it sounds like you think Germany was minding its own business, concerned with only their domestic issues, and suddenly, for no reason, they were attacked by england & france and had to defend themselves.

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Haim Kadman

In spite of its illusionary theme I love this song.

Howes it Going?

This song be boppin’

Otyugra Media

Try to keep in mind, this song is about people solving conflict through communication, and the joy that would come out of the miracle of the world no longer in conflict. It isn't meant to be anything more than wishful thinking. Is it really so bad to wish about a world were we no longer need to die for our causes and have no reason for war in the first place?


Unfortunately we humans still need conflict to ignite some fire inside of us. I wish it wasn’t that way and maybe we have been conditioned by everything that surrounds us to be this way, but talking behind peoples backs about a conflict, talking about wars (conflict), playing war games, seeing war movies and this is not limited to wars: romance conflicts, fist fights, political discussions and discussions in general are all conflicts in which we unfortunately focus too much on. I guess that understanding one another is the answer to progress, but that will take a long time


@Tony Fantasia people said the same about the industrial revolution, think about it!

Tony Fantasia

No war = mass unemployment..... think about it!

Cooper Dickey

Otyugra Media no

That was not funny

The song is peculiar, I don't live a life hoping for peace, but this song sure makes me wish for it.

collette bellpainter


Kyle Shiflet

I'd love to see this dream come true

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