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For the Dancing and the Dreaming is a song composed by John Powell and Jónsi, and performed by Stoick (Gerard Butler), Gobber (Craig Ferguson), and Valka (Mary Jane Wells).

Lyrics

Stoick:
I’ll swim and sail on savage seas
with ne'er a fear of drowning.
And gladly ride the waves of life
if you will marry me.

No scorching sun, nor freezing cold
will st—

Gobber:
WILL STOP ME ON MY JOUR—ney. Sorry.

Stoick: If you will promise me your heart.
And love...

Valka:
...And love me for eternity.

My dearest one, my darling dear,
your mighty words astound me.
But I’ve no need of mighty deeds
when I feel your arms around me.

Stoick:
But I would bring you rings of gold,
I'd even sing you poetry! (Valka: Oh, would you?)
And I would keep you from all harm
if you would stay beside me!

Valka:
I have no use for rings of gold,
I care not for your poetry.
I only want your hand to hold...

Stoick:
I only want you near me!

Both:
To love and kiss, to sweetly hold!
For the dancing and the dreaming!
Through all life’s sorrows and delights,
I’ll keep your laugh inside me!

All:
I’ll swim and sail on savage seas
with ne'er a fear of drowning!
And gladly ride the waves of life
If you will marry me!

Gobber:
Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, I'm still goiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnng! (Hiccup nudges Gobber's belly) I'm done.

Trivia

  • The song also gets in mention in the comic, "Burning Midnight".
    Stoick & Valka's 1st dance

    Stoick and Valka dancing to the song for the first time in "Burning Midnight"

  • This is one of two songs John Powell worked on with Jónsi. The other being "Where No One Goes".
  • Stoick and Valka renewed their love for each other through this song.
  • You can briefly hear rhythms and lines from the song in "Stoick's Ship" and "Two New Alphas".
  • Mary Jane Wells provides Cate Blanchett's singing voice for Valka in this song.

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