Land Of Make Believe

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When you're feelin' down and out, wond'rin' what this world's about
I know a place that has the answer, it's a place where no one dies
It's a land where no one cries and good vibrations always greet you

How I love when my thoughts run to the Land Of Make Believe
Where ev'rything is fun forever
Children always gather 'round Mother Goose and all her rhyme
They fill the air with sounds of laughter

People dancing, their hearts are filled with all the reasons why
You and I should learn the way of the Land Of Make Believe
And make this world of ours much brighter

I once asked the Wizard of Oz for the secret of his land
Now just between us he said "Just take a look around here"
Seven Dwarfs and Little Boy Blue, Uncle Remus and Snow White too
Now just between us, that's what's known as integration

Jack and Jill are hard at work helping children dream awhile
And Snoopy's making smiles for grown-ups
Elves are making toys, they are rich with all the joys
Of seeing happy kids at Christmas

We are waiting to help you find the dream meant just for you
In a few words let's just say that in answer to your quiz
Imagination is the secret
Hear the music from the band, it was written in our land
Well what's a song but someone's dream

In your world there was a king, he once said "I have a dream"
Now there's a man who knew the secret

Dreams are really the thoughts that you have hidden in your heart
When you start a brand new day let your heart show you the way
And make a dream or two, come true

How I love when my thoughts run to the Land Of Make Believe
Where ev'rything is fun forever

Words and Music by Chuck Mangione
Copyright 1972 Gates Music, Inc.