Sarah Vaughan – I’d Rather Have A Memory Than A Dream (Hot Jazz – 1953) Lyrics

There’d be an angel in my arms, you fit right in the seat,
And then my heart could just keep singing out! I’d rather have your kisses than a smile,
For then there’d be the magic of romance. The thrill of being all your own, yes even for a while,
Is something I’d be brave enough to chance! I’d rather have you near me than apart,
For then you’d know exactly what I mean,
But when I’m far away from here and long for you, sweetheart,
I’d rather have a memory than a dream! I’d rather have a memory than a dream! For dreams are just imagination,
While memories are as real as you,
And I’ve enough imagination
To wish that all my dreams come true! I’d rather have a memory than a dream,
For then I’d learn what heaven’s all about.