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"Imagine" is an original Barney song that was written for the film Barney's Great Adventure. Prior to the film, Barney performed this song with Baby Bop and BJ at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1997 to promote Barney's Great Adventure. While used in other appearances correlated to the film, Barney performed this song for American singer Dolly Parton when he appeared at DollyWorld in 2004, making it the only time it was sung in no affiliation to Barney's Great Adventure.

Background[]

In the original script of Barney's Great Adventure (then dubbed Barney: The Movie), the original script dubbed this song as "Imagination", which was a placeholder until the song was actually written with lyrics. Per the description in the original script, the song was called to be uptempo and fun, covering ground similar to "Just Imagine" (similar to that in Imagination Island). In the original script, it was suggested for the song to touch upon who Barney is- someone who loves to be with children, and share the fun of their imaginations, per the script. It was also suggested for this song to explain that imagination works in surprising ways when Barney is around.

While the song didn't specifically touch upon the character of Barney as suggested in the final version of the film, the song still contained visual imagery as originally suggested.

Lyrics[]

Close your eyes and you will find
There are pictures in your mind
Things that you can see and feel
All those things are very real

Doesn't matter where you are
Make believe and there you are
You can be most anywhere,
When your imagination takes you there

Imagine you're a cuckoo clock (I'm not a cuckoo clock)
All day long, you go tick tock (tick tock)
Close your eyes and wish real hard
A cuckoo clock is what you are

Imagine you're a bird that flies (I'm not a bird that flies)
Soaring high up through the sky
Spread your wings and feel so free
A bird is what you're bound to be

Imagine, imagine,
And you can be anything you choose
Imagine, imagine,
Just be sure you never lose the power to...

Imagine you're an elephant (I'm a giant elephant)
Carrying a big long trunk (Thunk!)
It's with me everywhere I go (No!)
Who's to say it isn't so (Let's Go!)

I'm sliding down a chimney (I don't see a chimney)
Woopie, Whee! Look at me!
That's a hay chute, (No it's not!)
It's what they say it is (That's what!)

Imagine, imagine,
And life becomes a wonderful surprise
Imagine, imagine,
and dreams appear before your eyes

Doesn't matter where you are
Make believe and there you are
You can be most anywhere,
When your imagination takes you there

Close your eyes and you will find
There are pictures in your mind
Things that you can see and feel
All those things are very real

Doesn't matter where you are
Make believe and there you are
You can be most anywhere,
When your imagination takes you there

Imagine you're a cuckoo clock (I'm a cuckoo clock)
All day long, you go tick tock (tick tock)
Close your eyes and wish real hard (I'm wishing)
A cuckoo clock is what you are

Imagine, imagine,
And you can be anything you choose
Imagine, imagine,
Just be sure you never lose the power to...

Imagine you're an elephant (I'm a giant elephant)
Carrying a big long trunk
It's with me everywhere I go
Who's to say it isn't so

Imagine, imagine,
And life becomes a wonderful surprise
Imagine, imagine,
and dreams appear before your eyes

Imagine you're a bird that flies
Soaring high up through the sky
Spread your wings and feel so free
A bird is what you're bound to be

Imagine, imagine,
And life becomes a wonderful surprise
Imagine, imagine,
and dreams appear before your eyes

Doesn't matter where you are
Make believe and there you are
You can be most anywhere,
When your imagination takes you there

Imagine, imagine,
And you can be anything you choose
Imagine, imagine,
Just be sure you never lose the power to...

Imagine you're a cuckoo clock (Sure, I'm a cuckoo clock)
All day long, you go tick tock (tick tock)
Close your eyes and wish real hard
A cuckoo clock is what you are

Imagine you're a bird that flies (Hey, I'm a bird that flies!)
Soaring high up through the sky
Spread your wings and feel so free
A bird is what you're bound to be

Imagine, imagine,
And you can be anything you choose
Imagine, imagine,
Just be sure you never lose the power to...

Imagine you're an elephant (I'm a giant elephant)
Carrying a big long trunk (Thunk!)
It's with me everywhere I go
Who's to say it isn't so

Imagine, imagine,
And life becomes a wonderful surprise
Imagine, imagine,
and dreams appear before your eyes

Usage[]

  1. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (1997)
  2. Barney's First Adventures (1998)
  3. Barney's Great Adventure: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1998)
  4. Barney's Great Adventure (1998) 
  5. Barney's Great Adventure Read Along Cassette (Audio Taken from: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (1997))
  6. Barney's Great Adventure Sing Along (1998)
  7. Barney at DollyWorld (2004) (last appearance)
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