A Million Dreams – Part II

I woke up with these words in my head last week and posted them as a poem. I considered it kind of a silly post but the funny thing is within a couple of days it was one of the most viewed posts in my two years of blogging. At the time I knew they were more song lyrics than poetry so I tried putting them to music. I had a couple of melodies I’d been kicking around and tried fitting the words to them but no dice. The words already had a rhythm to them and it’s a pretty simple one, so I strung a simple C-F-G chord pattern together and came up with this song. When I recorded it I started whistling at the end. I liked the notes enough that I went back and sprinkled them throughout the recording.

If I had a million bucks
I would give it all away
And run naked through the woods
Just to have something to do

If I had a million dreams
I would spend a million years
Trying to make them all come true
Maybe I already do

If I had a million dreams
Maybe I already do

If I had a million words
I would weigh them on my tongue
Trying to find the perfect one
I could say to only you

I’d say it a million times
In a million different ways
If I had a million dreams
Maybe I already do

I I had a million dreams
Maybe I already do



If I had a million dreams
I would make them all come true
Just so I could say to you
A million times
A million ways
In naked woods
Our perfect word
I would give it all to you

If I had a million dreams
Maybe I already do
If I had a million dreams
Maybe I already do

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine, among others. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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