Impossible Princess
Song by Kylie Minogue
From the album Impossible Princess
Released 22 October 1997 (1997-10-22)
  • Trip hop
  • alternative
Length 3:44
Label DeConstruction
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Steve Anderson
  • Dave Seaman
Producer(s) Brothers in Rhythm
Impossible Princess track listing
"Through the Years"

"Dreams" is a song by Kylie Minogue, taken from her sixth studio album Impossible Princess (1997). Written by Kylie, Steve Anderson and Dave Seaman, and produced by Brothers in Rhythm, the song appears as the final song on the standard edition of the album. Lyrically, the song deals with the wishes of Kylie. This song is where the title of the album comes from, which was renamed to Kylie Minogue in the UK due to the then-recent death of Princess Diana.

Background and composition

"Dreams" was written by Kylie, Steve Anderson and Dave Seaman, and produced by Brothers in Rhythm, during the point at which Impossible Princess was a Brothers in Rhythm only project; it was originally entitled "Impossible Princess". The sessions for the album were extended as DeConstruction felt the material presented was not commercial enough; the song was re-titled to "Dreams" and was included as the last song on the album, the lyric within the song also giving the album its title

At a running time of three minutes and forty four seconds, "Dreams" has a tempo of 74 beats per minute in the key of Ab minor.

Live performances

"Dreams" made tour debut during the KylieFever2002 tour, where an excerpt was featured during the performance of "I Should Be So Lucky". It was then featured in the Showgirl tour in the fifth section of the show, entitled "Dreams"; this tour was cancelled due to Kylie's breast cancer diagnosis; it was later continued as the Homecoming tour, where "Dreams" featured again in the fifth section of the show.


To have any man but to love only one
To wake with the moon and sleep with the sun
To be a sinner, a saint, a lover and friend
To know a beginning but never an end

To fly in the ocean, swim in the skys
Believer in truth, defendant of lies
To know the purest love, the deepest pain
To be lost and found again and again and again

These are the dreams
Of an impossible princess

To know the power of wealth and poverty
To taste every moment and try everything
To be hailed as a hero, branded a fool
Believe in the sacred and break every rule

To give into pleasure with no boundaries
Living in chaos and harmony
To feel the touch of a man, a woman's caress
To know the limits of torture and tenderness

These are the dreams
Of an impossible princess

Man and woman boy and girl
They want to escape this world

(Nothing's what it seems, living in your dreams)

These are the dreams
Of an impossible princess

It's a way of dealing with all the feeling
Keep believing in dreams

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