Dreamers, 1987 Special Edition

by Bruno Merz

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Gary Bouch Always loved Bruno’s music and this is no exception / inspiring songwriting, melodies, voice. Honestly I could listen to this all day 🙂
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dylnptrk Fantastic work Bruno! As a listener of yours for a decade now, it was a real pleasure to remix “Into the Air” & be a part of it. 🙏🏻 I’ll be giving this album plenty of air time!
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1.
I don't wanna feel this way anymore Take me to the river of healing, oh Lord
2.
04:07
Had a rare day off on a day in May so we took the old car and drove it faraway We stopped out where the trees stand quiet and walked and talked of how the world conspires. To take our time away from this working such long hours just to live Don't wanna live like they do I wanna build a new world for you. And as the sun went down over cedar tops and you scratched our names in the cooling rocks you lay back on the side of me and sighed and said “this is all I need” and I felt all our years like they were just today and I pulled you close knowing there's a way don't wanna live like they do I wanna build a new world for you.
3.
05:13
Beach days are forever afternoons that had no end burning sand and the secret hand at the pier White sand on your brown wrist our toes in the spinifex a towel around the shell I found in the caves Where are the healers The years only steal us Barefoot dreamers you didn't know what you had And you run and you run Try to follow the sun Barefoot dreamers you gave it all you had When your energy wanes Know that we are the same A game of go home stay home we hid out under the bed the taste of salt and coconut on your lips Where are the healers The years only steal us
4.
03:49
When I was just a kid I couldn't sleep What had I done wrong for my mind to keep accusing me of mysteries Waiting for the day So I'd softly step to my mother's room and beside her bed confess to the gloom and while she slept her hand on my back welcome sounds of day Where did I go, where did I go? Sometimes there's things we're not meant to know A joy in the clouds another new day floating me far away, far away When I was seventeen I couldn't speak just fumbled words and blushing cheeks In darkened trees you rescued me and met me where I lay Maybe I needed this 'cause I'm stronger in the end Maybe it's all a test 'cause I found you in the end Where did I go, where did I go? Sometimes there's things we're not meant to know A joy in the clouds another new day floating me far away, far away
5.
03:35
I've been coming here every year at the same the silver hills are turning green Needed a place to stay all of those years ago and you were so welcoming But then one day you were gone This never was where you belonged I wish I'd known it When you asked it Out on Bird Lake Your skin electric All of the chances I lost by laughing and joking around But we're older now I find myself thinking of you when the smokey winter air is closing in Wondering who your brown eyes may beholding and whether they love that grin But I was a fool and afraid Holding that sweater that you gave I wish I'd known it When you asked it Out on Bird Lake Your skin electric All of the chances I lost by laughing and joking around But we're older now I wish I'd known it When you asked it Out on Bird Lake Your skin electric All of the chances I lost by laughing and joking around But we're older now
6.
04:29
On a crumbling road I left the Blue Rose Apartments and I've been up all night oh restless spirit ride There I meet her face there I meet the keeper of the sacred place hidden out on the plain We're riding out to the ever after though there may be trouble all around leave this unrest all far behind truth be our lantern through the night California a purple light surrounds her and on the streets they walk assuming all that they see Artificial light flickers in every window 'til they see her face masked in mystery We're riding out to the ever after though there may be trouble all around leave this unrest all far behind truth be our lantern through the night
7.
I closed the store, threw my keys through the door and I wrote a note telling them that I won't be back Left turn home or turn right for the unknown An easy choice when your walls loom, make you feel so alone So what do you give when you've given it all, when the breeze brings a sense, a sense of the ancients What do you take when the road is long And you don't know where you're headed My brittle city bones have soaked up days of rain. I'm feeling you somehow near, near me again. I'm sure I saw you underneath the stars. without words you told me all, all would be okay To keep on loving, take time for rest. Life should be light, and we'll be together again someday Something will give when you've given it all And the breeze brings a sense, a sense of the ancients There's nothing to take when the road is long Just look out for the signs that you will be given.
8.
Carry me through this water Cause I'm on my way down. Every road left behind me Lines of earth lead me now. They're not giving up, Trying to trace my steps, With a bounty so high. Should I hang me up For the world I left I'll just live till I die. There's a peace every morning When the blood light stains the peaks Red and gold fill my vessel and I'm back home at the creek. But the sun comes up And a distant cap Scatters birds in the sky. And it all floods back Lies and traitor's cups Not afraid now to die Carry me through this water Cause I'm on my way down. Every road left behind me Lines of earth lead me now. When they finally gained In the ember night And my left shoulder torn. Heard my mother's voice, As the crows flew high, Sing 'wild rover no more'.
9.
This living soul They say it lasts forever But I can't lift my head today. Forgiving yourself Somehow I never learned it Still longing for that accolade. And I'm weary, weary in the morning. When did that begin? When did that begin? There was a time when everything shimmered With the light of a billion, trillion stars. Lift up your hands and feel it all over The light of a billion, trillion stars. Come over the river, into the light of... The light of a billion, trillion stars. Burning words Like a 9am warm whiskey When there's nothing else within my reach. And I'm seeing past These yellow blinds that cage me Beyond the roofs it's blue today But I'm weary, weary in the morning, When did that begin? When did that begin? There was a time when everything shimmered With the light of a billion, trillion stars. Lift up your hands and feel it all over The light of a billion, trillion stars. Come over the river, into the light of... The light of a billion, trillion stars.
10.
03:49
At my window watching the sun go Hoping the stars know it's time to shine Daydreams aloft on dark wings Soft as the sun streams at day's decline Living is sighing Dying says nothing at all Babe and I lying here Watching the evening fall Well, time flows through brave beginnings She leaves her endings beneath our feet Walking lightly upon our faces Leaves gentle traces upon our sleep Living is dancing Dying does nothing at all Babe and I lying here Watching the evening fall Three dimes, hard luck, and good times Bad rhymes and fine lines, ain't much to say Feel fine, feel low and lazy Feel grey and hazy, feel far away Living ain't lying Dying ain't flying so high Babe and I wandering Watching the day go by
11.
Surround me now my angel love What's happening here? I wanna know. I feel so low although I try To give my all put on a show But in you arms I'm still alone And I lift my eyes to these foreign hills I think that's where I gotta go When I return like a promise to I'll be reborn and marry you We'll do it all and start anew Oh I'll float in I'll float into the air Where I see it all so clearly from high Been falling too long Oh we'll float in we'll float into the air Where we'll feel it all completely subside Been falling too long Feels so good to run my love To see the sky for the first time You don't know what you've done my love Without you I wouldn't try It's through you that I found life Oh I'll float in I'll float into the air Where I see it all so clearly from high Been falling too long Oh we'll float in we'll float into the air Where we'll feel it all completely subside Been falling too long
12.
03:59
When I'm lying in the dark My mind going over crazy And in the silence just one sound The hush and scatter of the rainfall. A lullaby drifting me out Like the water across the window And then the walls they fall apart, Reveal a place where no more words flow Do you remember it? Do you remember it? Did I leave the hall light on Or is this another glowing Around this feeling I recall A love that is all knowing Do you remember it? Do you remember it? So when I'm lying in the dark Will you send me a reminder of the place where I come from Where the brightness is not blinding. As my pillow fills with light I see the widening of the table And I long to feel your eyes Recording life like it's a fable. Do you remember it? Do you remember it?
13.
How do you make your way back on this winding beaten track The Whiteman's Valley pine trees growing old still whisper out your name And you've been only beautiful to the ones who really know and though you never feel it that won't change the perfect light you're in So let love love love love love love fill you now Open up these arms Falling on you now Unconditional Like a new rain You won't be the same Mother you've been suffering wish I'd had the key to do something I remember how you held the Shining Cuckoo that hit the window pane You showed me how he drew the knees I learned to love the way you see and how you drove me out that evening buying books just you and me And let love love love love love love fill you now Open up these arms Falling on you now Unconditional Like a new rain You won't be the same With all of your sisters and all of your brothers
14.
Surround me now my angel love What's happening here? I wanna know. I feel so low although I try To give my all put on a show But in you arms I'm still alone And I lift my eyes to these foreign hills I think that's where I gotta go When I return like a promise to I'll be reborn and marry you We'll do it all and start anew Oh I'll float in I'll float into the air Where I see it all so clearly from high Been falling too long Oh we'll float in we'll float into the air Where we'll feel it all completely subside Been falling too long Feels so good to run my love To see the sky for the first time You don't know what you've done my love Without you I wouldn't try It's through you that I found life Oh I'll float in I'll float into the air Where I see it all so clearly from high Been falling too long Oh we'll float in we'll float into the air Where we'll feel it all completely subside Been falling too long
15.
This living soul They say it lasts forever But I can't lift my head today. Forgiving yourself Somehow I never learned it Still longing for that accolade. And I'm weary, weary in the morning. When did that begin? When did that begin? There was a time when everything shimmered With the light of a billion, trillion stars. Lift up your hands and feel it all over The light of a billion, trillion stars. Come over the river, into the light of... The light of a billion, trillion stars. Burning words Like a 9am warm whiskey When there's nothing else within my reach. And I'm seeing past These yellow blinds that cage me Beyond the roofs it's blue today But I'm weary, weary in the morning, When did that begin? When did that begin? There was a time when everything shimmered With the light of a billion, trillion stars. Lift up your hands and feel it all over The light of a billion, trillion stars. Come over the river, into the light of... The light of a billion, trillion stars.

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released August 30, 2020

All lyrics, music, instruments and production - Bruno Merz
'At My Window' written by Townes van Zandt
Flugelhorn on 'Juggernaut (Intro)' by John W. Benedetti
Extra mandolin on 'A New World' by Ian Taylor Sutton
Cover photo by Alicia Merz

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