Mary Poppins : A Man Has Dreams (The Life I Lead) (A Spoonful Of Sugar)

Songteksten info
Title: A Man Has Dreams (The Life I Lead) (A Spoonful Of Sugar)
Movie / DVD / Musical: Mary Poppins
Songwriter(s): Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Composer(s): Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed By: David Tomlinson (George Banks) and Dick van Dyke (Bert)
Year: 1964
Language: Engels
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 spoonfull 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 the grindstone
Though child'ood slips like sand through
a sieve
And all too soon they've up and 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 dow-wown, medicine go down