Mary Poppins Musical Lyrics

A Man Has Dreams

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A Man Has Dreams Lyrics

    A man has dreams of walking with giants
    To carve his niche in the edifice of time
    Before the mortar of his zeal
    Has a chance to congeal
    The cup is dashed from his lips
    The flame is snuffed aborning
    He's brought to rack and ruin in his prime

    My world was calm, well ordered, exemplary
    Then came this person, with chaos in her wake
    And now my life's ambitions go with one fell blow
    It's quite a bitter pill to take

    A spoonful of sugar that is all it takes
    It changes bread and water into tea and cakes

    A spoonful of sugar goes a long, long way
    'Ave yourself a 'ealthy 'elpin' ev'ry day

    You're a man of 'igh position
    Esteemed by your peers
    And when your little tykes are cryin'
    You 'aven't time to dry their tears
    And see them grateful little faces
    Smilin' up at you
    Because their dad, 'e always knows
    Just what to do

    You've got to grind, grind, grind
    At that grindstone
    Though child'ood slips like sand through a sieve
    And all too soon they've up grown
    And then they've flown
    And it's too late for you to give
    Just that spoonful of sugar
    To 'elp the medicine go down
    The medicine go down, the medicine go down