September 30, 1935 in Gilmer
Gilmer, Texas, United States
John Royce Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is an American singer of popular music and jazz. Starting his career with singles of standard music, he became highly popular as an album artist, with several dozen of his albums achieving gold or platinum status and 73 making the Billboard charts to date. Mathis has sold well over 100 million records worldwide, according to Guinness Book of British Hit Singles writer and charts music historian Paul Gambaccini and other sources.
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1 year ago
I think it means that one should strive to be true to oneself, and not conform to what someone else may want for you in life. Don't settle for just PIECES OF DREAMS, more or less, to thineself be true, and go after your dreams, you'll never be truly happy with anything less.