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    Default Row Row Row your boat....."Life is but a dream" ???

    Dear All,

    The very popular kid song "Row Row Row Your Boat", I can understand the lyrics except "Life is but a dream", please explain it to me the meaning. Thanks!



    Row, row, row your boat,
    Gently down the stream.
    Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
    Life is but a dream.


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    Default Re: Row Row Row your boat....."Life is but a dream" ???

    Hi,

    "Life is but a dream" means that life is nothing more than a dream, life is just a dream.

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    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Row Row Row your boat....."Life is but a dream" ???

    Thanks. In daily life, can we say life is but a dream?

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    Default Re: Row Row Row your boat....."Life is but a dream" ???

    We could, but people don't normally go around saying it.

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    Default Re: Row Row Row your boat....."Life is but a dream" ???

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    Thanks. In daily life, can we say life is but a dream?
    Hardly — for many of us it's a nightmare.

    The writer of the song needed a rhyme for 'stream'. He could have written 'Life is such a scream' and been equally unintelligible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Hardly — for many of us it's a nightmare.

    The writer of the song needed a rhyme for 'stream'. He could have written 'Life is such a scream' and been equally unintelligible.

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