pure imagination


the lyrics below

have influenced my life

in ways that are still unfolding

decades after i first heard them

but i doubt

their impact

would have been as strong

if i heard them sung

by anyone other

than gene wilder

in loving memory

and with deepest gratitude:


come with me
and you'll be
in a world of pure imagination
take a look
and you'll see
into your imagination

we'll begin
with a spin
traveling in
the world of my creation
what we'll see
will defy
explanation

if you want to view paradise
simply look around and view it
anything you want to do it
want to change the world
there's nothing to it

there is no
life I know
to compare with pure imagination
living there
you'll be free
if you truly wish to be



musings inspired by Gene Wilder

lyrics by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse