Keep a Dream in Your Pocket
The Seekers Lyrics


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Keep a dream in your pocket and a song in your heart
Keep the lamp of your learnin′ burnin' bright
Keep your eye on your horizon and a smile on your face
As you travel down the highway of your life

Don′t listen to those voices that say it can't be done
They build walls where there was never one before
No, there's nothing that can stop you, nothing that can drag you down
If you keep lookin′ for that ever-open door

So, if you follow your dream to the end of the road
Taking care not to let it fade away (not fade away)
If you follow your dream and you follow it well
It will lead you to the promise of a bright, shiny day

Well, imagine if Columbus had not dreamt the world was round
And Armstrong had not walked upon the moon
If John and Paul never wrote a song for "Yesterday"
If all of them had given up too soon

Yes, they were always taking chances
Looking for the answers
That took the whole world to higher ground

So if you follow your dream to the end of the road
Taking care not to let it fade away (not fade away)
If you follow your dream and you follow it well
It will lead you to the promise of a bright, shiny day

Keep a dream in your pocket
Keep a dream in your heart
Keep your dream forever
Don′t let it fade away

Keep a dream in your pocket
Keep a dream in your heart
Keep your dream forever
Don't let it fade away

So, follow your dream to the end of the road
Taking care not to let it fade away (not fade away)
If you follow your dream and you follow it well
It will lead you to the promise of a bright, shiny day

If you follow your dream to the end of the road
Taking care not to let it fade away (not fade away)




If you follow your dream and you follow it well
It will lead you to the promise of a bright, shiny day

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Keep a Dream in Your Pocket" by The Seekers convey a message of perseverance, optimism, and the importance of holding onto one's dreams. The song encourages listeners to maintain a positive mindset, despite any obstacles or naysayers they may encounter along their journey.


The first verse emphasizes the importance of keeping a dream and a song in one's heart. This suggests that dreams and music can serve as sources of inspiration and motivation. The line "Keep the lamp of your learning burnin' bright" encourages constant growth and knowledge-seeking, ensuring that one continues to learn and expand their horizons. The reference to the "highway of your life" suggests that life is a journey, and keeping a smile on one's face can help make that journey more enjoyable.


The second verse advises against listening to voices that doubt one's abilities or potential. It encourages the listener to push past these limitations, emphasizing that there is nothing that can stop them or drag them down. The line "If you keep lookin' for that ever-open door" reinforces the idea that opportunities are always available if one remains determined and perseveres.


The third verse highlights the significance of individuals who have achieved great things by pursuing their dreams and taking risks. The references to Columbus, Armstrong, and John and Paul McCartney showcase the impact that dreamers and risk-takers have had on the world. It suggests that if these individuals had given up too soon, they would not have achieved their remarkable accomplishments.


Overall, "Keep a Dream in Your Pocket" serves as an anthem for anyone who faces challenges or doubts along their journey. It reminds listeners to hold onto their dreams, remain focused, and persevere, as doing so can lead to a promising and bright future.


Line by Line Meaning

Keep a dream in your pocket and a song in your heart
Always hold onto your aspirations and let joy guide your journey


Keep the lamp of your learnin′ burnin' bright
Continuously nurture your thirst for knowledge and self-improvement


Keep your eye on your horizon and a smile on your face
Stay focused on your goals and maintain a positive attitude


As you travel down the highway of your life
While navigating through the journey of your existence


Don′t listen to those voices that say it can't be done
Ignore the doubters who claim your dreams are unattainable


They build walls where there was never one before
They create obstacles that never existed in the first place


No, there's nothing that can stop you, nothing that can drag you down
Absolutely nothing can hinder or discourage you


If you keep lookin′ for that ever-open door
As long as you persistently seek opportunities and possibilities


So, if you follow your dream to the end of the road
Therefore, should you pursue your aspirations until their fulfillment


Taking care not to let it fade away (not fade away)
Making sure it doesn't diminish or lose significance


If you follow your dream and you follow it well
If you wholeheartedly and diligently pursue your aspirations


It will lead you to the promise of a bright, shiny day
It will guide you towards a future filled with success and happiness


Well, imagine if Columbus had not dreamt the world was round
Consider the consequences if Columbus hadn't envisioned a spherical Earth


And Armstrong had not walked upon the moon
And if Armstrong hadn't set foot on the moon's surface


If John and Paul never wrote a song for "Yesterday"
If John and Paul hadn't composed the timeless song "Yesterday"


If all of them had given up too soon
If they had abandoned their aspirations prematurely


Yes, they were always taking chances
Indeed, they consistently embraced risks and opportunities


Looking for the answers
Actively searching for solutions and insights


That took the whole world to higher ground
That propelled humanity to new heights and advancements


Keep your dream forever
Preserve your aspirations eternally


Don′t let it fade away
Prevent it from losing its significance


So, follow your dream to the end of the road
Therefore, pursue your aspirations until their fulfillment


It will lead you to the promise of a bright, shiny day
It will guide you towards a future filled with success and happiness


Keep a dream in your pocket
Always hold onto your aspirations


Keep a dream in your heart
Always nurture your aspirations within your innermost being


Keep your dream forever
Preserve your aspirations eternally


Don't let it fade away
Prevent it from losing its significance




Writer(s): Bruce Woodley

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@marymongan6360

She is a legendary singer all the group are ,,

Very sad to hear that she has
passed way after falling I’ll on the golden concert the seekers were doing a gig when it happened to her,,

Another one of the good ones gone

Rest in peace Judith durum,,

You’re badly missed by all fan’s friends and everyone else that knew you ,,,

Very good looking girl when you only a teenager in the recording studios when you played that song
Find another you you got it right first time around,,,,

Never forget you darling,,



All comments from YouTube:

@markhill9275

Ahhh Judith, you certainly followed your dream, and lived it to the max! You were / are an inspiration to so many. Stunningly beautiful, both physically and spiritually, such a glorious, gracious Lady, with an absolutely undeafeatable spirit, and of course THAT voice. So many millions still love and adore you, especially me! Thank you dear wonderful lady for making the dark days bright, and for your inspiration. Rest well with your beoved Ron.l

@phtevlin

Hello from the US. The Seekers were my favorite music group back in the 1960's.

@larryvermeer6170

The seekers should put on the radio every august 5th to remember judith durham with the Carnival is over and Carry Me to

@neridaneuman9534

The Seekers and Judith gave so many memories that last and last. What a singer.!

@tonyjames2576

Farewell our Judith
Gone too soon
Glorious voice
Gracious lady
Irreplaceable

@lmac6388

At about 70 years old and still belting it out at the 2013 Jubilee Concert tour

@lmac6388

We love our Judith. ❤️✨️

@frederickgreen3665

We are privileged to have lived when we could hear this fabulous lady sing. Her music will be enjoyed for many generations, thanks for digital technology.

@starfire746

Amen to you. I also have said this as well. We had the privilege of living through the greatest era. of the 50's,60's and part of the 70's. The Seekers were up and coming band. I loved listening to them. They harmonized very well and sang. I love listen to Judith. She has a voice of an Angel. No yelling, screaming etc. What else can I say.

@anemjoful

Right. Real talent doesn't need any extra promotions.

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