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"Where the Dream Takes You" is a tender pop ballad recorded and performed by American recording artist Mýa. The track was produced by acclaimed composer James Newton Howard for Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire soundtrack. Where the Dream Takes You was written by award winning songwriter Diane Warren.

Where the Dream Takes You was released as a promotional single on June 5, 2001 at Top 40 and Adult Contemporary radio.

Lyrics

They'll try to hold you back
And they will say you're wrong
But they will never understand
The journey that you're on
They'll try to change your mind
They'll try to change your heart
But they will never understand who you are
And you still believe
And you know
You must go

Where the dream takes you
(Where your dream takes your heart)
Where your heart longs to be
(Your dream will lead you on)
When you finally find that place
You'll find all you need
Where the dream takes you
(Your dream will lead you home)
Far as your heart can see
There's a world that waits for you
You're not alone
You'll find your home
Where the dream takes you
(Where the dream takes you)

There's something in your soul
That won't be denied
It's the faith to dream that keeps the dream alive
So you still believe
And you know
You must go

Where the dream takes you
(Where your dream takes your heart)
Where your heart longs to be
(Your dream will lead you on)
There's a world that waits for you
You're not alone
You'll find your home
Where the dream takes you

Go where your heart is meant to be
And you may find
Somebody there
Someone to share your dream

When you finally found that place
You'll find all you need
Where the dream leads you
(Your dream will lead you home)
Far as your heart can see
There's a world that waits for you
You're not alone
You'll find your home
Where the dream takes you

Release & Promotion

The Diane Warren-penned song was featured during the closing credits of Disney's highly anticipated animated feature and worked at Top 40 and Adult Contemporary radio starting June 5, prior to the film's June 15 release date. Atlantis: The Lost Empire soundtrack also featured a dramatic score by James Newton Howard, who has scored more than 65 featured films and earned six Academy Award nominations. The soundtrack, was released and available at retail on May 22, 2001 to transports listeners to the mysterious and imaginative world of Atantis.

Reception

Billboard gave the song a mixed review.

Despite her videogenic charms—and her role in the No. 1 "Lady Marmalade"—Mýa is a curious choice for this sweet, sensitive ballad from Disney's animated film Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Written by master soundtrack scribes Diane Warren and James Newton Howard, "Where the Dream Takes You" might have been an effective dramatic showcase with a powerhouse vocalist behind the mike. Instead, Mýa's paper-thin voice simply fails to lift the ballad beyond the mundane, while making it more than obvious that her talents are best-suited for uptempo, beat-heavy fare. Her selection for the song obviously is tied into Disney's association with A&M/Interscope on the soundtrack—the youngster's home label. The rest of the album consists of Howard's score for the film, a more complementary promotional tie-in for the company's latest big-budget flick. In any case, Disney has done no one any favors with this one.

International

Like most Disney's songs, "Where The Dreams Takes You" was translated and adapted for non-English dubbed releases of the film.

Sung by Title(s) Translations(s) Country
Deborah Blando Junto com teu sonho Along with your dream Brazil
Lena Ka Aussi Loin Que Tes Reves As far as your dreams France
Joey Yung 隨夢而行 (ceoi mung ji haang) Follow the dream Hong Kong
Jessica Morlacchi (Gazosa) Segui I Sogni Follow your dream Italy
Chayanne Donde Va Tu Sueno Where is your dream Mexico
Kangta (강타) 너의꿈찾아 (Neouikkumchaja) Find your dream South Korea
Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) 情不自禁 (Qíng bu zi jin) Can't help it Taiwan
ซาร่า ผุงประเสริฐ (Sara Nusara Poongprasert) ตามที่ใจเธอฝัน (Tām thī̀ cı ṭhex f̄ạn) Upon the dream of your heart Thailand

Release history

Region Date Format Label
United States June 5, 2001 Top 40 Interscope
Adult Contemporary


v - e - d
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Media

Films: Atlantis: The Lost Empire | Atlantis: Milo's Return
Television: House of Mouse
Books: Disney's Wonderful World of Reading
Video Games: Atlantis: The Lost Empire: The Lost Games | Atlantis: The Lost Empire (video game) | Atlantis: Trial by Fire | Atlantis: Search for the Journal
Music: Soundtrack

Disney Parks

Disney Animation Building
Parade: Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade

Characters

Milo Thatch | Kida Nedakh | Helga Sinclair | Lyle Tiberius Rourke | Audrey Ramirez | Vincenzo Santorini | Gaetan Moliére | Joshua Sweet | Lava Whale | Obby | Krakken | Surtr | Wilhelmina Packard | Jebidiah Allardyce "Cookie" Farnsworth | Preston B. Whitmore | Kashekim Nedakh | Queen of Atlantis | Fenton Q. Harcourt | Leviathan | Chakashi | Edgar Vulgud | Ashtin Carnaby | Erik Hellstrom | Atlanteans | Keepers of the Journal

Songs

Where the Dream Takes You

Locations

Washington, D.C. | Atlantis | Iceland

Objects/Vehicles

Shepherd's Journal | Heart of Atlantis | Gungnir | Ketak | Ulysses | Aqua-Evac

See Also

Atlantean language

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