The Nice – Hang on to a dream

The Nice, the English progressive rock band active in the late 1960s performs “Hang on to a dream”, a song composed and recorded by the American folk musician and composer Tim Hardin (December 23, 1941 – December 29, 1980). From the 1969 album titled “Nice” (aka Everything As Nice As Mother Makes It).

Here is the Tim Hardin version below (the Homecoming Concert, recorded live on January 17th, 1980)

And here is the live version from The Nice below, recorded live at Fillmore East, New York during the group’s 1969 tour..

The Nice:

– Brian Davidson – drums, percussion
– Keith Emerson – keyboards
– Lee Jackson – vocals, guitar, bass

How Can We Hang On to a Dream? lyrics

What can I say, she’s walking away
From what we’ve seen
What can I do, still loving you
It’s all a dream

How can we hang on to a dream
How can it, will it be, the way it seems

What can I do, she’s saying we’re through
With how it was
What will I try, I still don’t see why
She says what she does

How can we hang on to a dream
How can it, will it be, the way it seems

What can I say, she’s walking away
From what we’ve seen
What can I do, still loving you
It’s all a dream

How can we hang on to a dream
How can it, will it be, the way it seems
How can we hang on to a dream

What can I say, she’s walking away
From what we’ve seen
What can I do, still loving you
It’s all a dream

How can we hang on to a dream
How can it, will it be, the way it seems
How can we hang on to a dream