Even Crazy Dreams Come True

February 20, 2012
Heard this song on SMASH the other night (are you watching it? Please, everyone, WATCH it. It will break my heart of it doesn't make it. I love shows like that!) Anyway- the girl sang this song at the end of the show, after winning the part of Marilyn Monroe in her first major role in a musical. The song, like most things, made me think of writing. I downloaded it immediately. (I downloaded the SMASH version, sung by the beautiful Megan Hilty- who, incidentally, has an awesome name- but apparently it's originally a Carrie Underwood song.)

I'm posting the lyrics here for  myself, and for all of  us who might need a reminder every now and then that it's not always easy, but even the craziest of dreams can come true. A redheaded chick from a tiny, eight stoplight town in Kentucky can grow up to write and publish a book. Really. Who says it can't happen?

I'm listening to it on repeat tonight....hasn't been the best day. **I found it on youtube for you guys!! Oh I'm so happy about this. I'm still posting the lyrics though, in case the video gets taken down.

Crazy Dreams

Hello you long shots--You dark horse runners,

Hairbrush singers, dashboard drummers.

Hello you wild magnolias just waiting to bloom...

There's a little bit of all that inside of me and you.

Thank God even crazy dreams come true.

I stood at the bottom of some walls I thought I couldn't climb.

I felt like Cinderella at the ball just running out of time.

So I know how it feels to be afraid; think that it's all gonna slip away.

Hold on, hold on.

Here's to you free souls, you firefly chasers,

Tree climbers, porch swingers, air guitar players.

Here's to you fearless dancers, shaking walls in your bedrooms.

There's a lot of wonder left inside of me and you.

Thank God even crazy dreams come true.

Never let a bad day be enough to go and talk you in to giving up.

Sometimes everybody feels like you, oh, feels like you, just like you.


I've met some go-getters, Some difference makers,

Small town heroes, and big chance takers.

I've met some young hearts with something to prove...

Oh, yeah.

Here's to you long shots--You dark horse runners,

Hairbrush singers, and dashboard drummers.

Here's to you wild magnolias just waiting to bloom.

There's a little bit of all that inside of me and you.

Thank God even crazy dreams come true.

Thank God even crazy dreams come true.



  1. I had heard this song before but never really paid attention to it until I saw it last week on Smash (I too would be horribly upset if this show didn't make it). It is a great song and a good reminder to have around.

    1. I mean, Broadway? Singing and dancing? British accents? Debra Messing? What's not to love about this show?! And yeah- if I'd heard Carrie Underwood's version first, it probably wouldn't have struck me like it did. Hers is definitely more playful. I prefer Megan Hilty's....it's so much more moving.

  2. This is still on my DVR, I need to watch it asap. (Hi from the campaign!)

    1. Hi! Yes- watch it watch it watch it! I need this show to stay on the air, and you need to hear the song. But oops, I hope I didn't spoil it for you by kinda letting you know who got the Marilyn part. I need to be more careful!


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About Megan

Visit my website! meganwhitmerwrites.com

Loves kissing scenes and funny t-shirts. Knows the words to most 90s rap songs and entirely too many broadway musicals. Talks too much. Laughs too loud. Doesn't dance nearly enough. Swear words make me giggle. If we meet, I'll probably hug you.

This blog is for my writing news, but I'm sort of a wanderer so you'll probably hear a lot about my family and food too. That's sort of my life in three words: Family, food, and writing. Oh, and t-shirts.

My young adult novel BETWEEN will be published by Spencer Hill Press in July 2014.