Irene Cara – What a Feeling

Lyrics

Meaning

The lyrics of the song “Flashdance… What a Feeling” by Irene Cara expresses the joy and empowerment that comes from following one’s passions and dreams. The song begins with the singer describing a slow “glowing dream” that her fear is hiding deep inside her mind. She then expresses her loneliness and tears of pride in a “world made of steel, made of stone”. With the introduction of the music, she is able to close her eyes and feel the rhythm wrap around her heart. She encourages the listener to take their passion and make it happen, and pictures come alive when they dance through their life. The chorus then focuses on the power of believing in oneself and having it all. The singer expresses that with the power of music and rhythm, they can really have it all, and “pictures come alive when [they] call”. The song ends with a powerful chorus that encourages the listener to take their passion and make it happen and to believe in themselves.

Sing-Along

Now try to sing along with the piano cover of What a Feeling. Remember to press the Record button below so you can listen to your recording when you’ve finished.

First, when there’s nothing
But a slow glowing dream
That your fear seems to hide
Deep inside your mind

All alone, I have cried
Silent tears full of pride
In a world made of steel
Made of stone

Well, I hear the music
Close my eyes, feel the rhythm
Wrap around, take a hold of my heart

What a feeling
Being’s believin’
I can have it all, now I’m dancing for my life

Take your passion
And make it happen
Pictures come alive
You can dance right through your life

Now I hear the music
Close my eyes, I am rhythm
In a flash, it takes hold of my heart

What a feeling
Being’s believin’
I can have it all, now I’m dancing for my life

Take your passion
And make it happen
Pictures come alive
You can dance right through your life
What a feeling

What a feeling (I am music now)
Being’s believin’ (I am rhythm now)
Pictures come alive
You can dance right through your life

What a feeling (I can really have it all)
What a feeling (pictures come alive when I call)
I can have it all (I can really have it all)
Have it all (pictures come alive when I call)
(Call, call, call, call)

I can have it all (being’s believin’)
Being’s believin’ (take your passion)

Make it happen
(What a feeling)
What a feeling

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