Silent Tree Music - Song Lyrics
LAND OF DREAMS
Copyright © 2005 - MickTerry.com
On YouTube, performed LIVE by MICK TERRY (soon!)
He can not recall how he got there,
but he is right there just the same.
It's a one-man gig for a high school
and he forgot his contact's name.
She is pacing out in the hallway
as he is setting up his gear.
He has worked these gigs so many times before,
now what is making this one weird?
Now, his cables won't stay connected.
His set-up's taking way too long.
His guitar strings keep getting untuned
and he's forgetting all his songs.
Now, the kids are screaming for new stuff
and they've thrown chewing gum in his hair.
There's a churning feeling deep inside his gut.
How did he get in this nightmare?
A passing truck now wakes me up
and at first I am bewildered.
How did my head get back in bed,
soaked in sweat, back to what's familiar?
This LAND OF DREAMS leaves me troubled.
This LAND OF DREAMS leaves me cold.
Does this LAND OF DREAMS
make me anything but old?
Perched among the moss-covered branches,
so high above the jungle trail,
it's an ambush set for supply lines,
all arranged by his betrayal.
As the convoy nears underneath him,
he's taking aim at a soldier's chest.
As his finger tightens for the trigger's pull,
a python slides around his neck.
Will I return to where I left off,
picking up as if I'd never gone?
Or has the action kept on playing?
Has the drama just continued on?
If I return to sleep, will the dream repeat?
Is it all as real as it seems?
How do I know what's really happening
in this LAND OF DREAMS?
With the dark West wind gusting forty
as all the white caps crash on deck,
he is heeled hard over to leeward
and now the main mast starts to crack.
Monster wave rolls his boat like a play toy.
Her tangled rigging pulls him down.
As his capsized boat drags him into the depths,
there is a slight chance he might drown.
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[ Reprinted here by permission of the composer-lyricist ] BMI
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To other spiritual song lyrics:
To other music song lyrics: DON'T SING
To other war song lyrics: FACE TO FACE
To other dream/sleep song lyrics: & STILL SHE SLEEPS
NO! THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING!
12 ON / 12 OFF: WHO NEEDS SLEEP?
To other episodic story song lyrics: HEY, MISTER
SOFT SIDE TO THE SUN
OPEN MOUTH, INSERT FOOT
CLOSE, BUT NO HORSESHOE
To other boats/ships/sailing song lyrics: HELL ON WATER
BELOW THE SURFACE
CLOSE, BUT NO HORSESHOE
OPEN WATER, BLAIR FISH PROJECT
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