The Dreams I Don't Remember

The Dreams I Don't Remember

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Liner Notes: 

September 20 - 2 hr. Sunday skirmish. Prompt - “sleep” - got this in in just over 2 hours.

Lyrics: 

V1:
Sometimes when I wake
I have an uneasy feeling
Like a leafy yard that needs a rake
What am I not revealing

There must be something going on
When I’m deeply sleeping
Insightful stories I must spawn
Am I holding them for safekeeping

CHORUS:
The Dreams I Don’t Remember
What are they all about
Am I missing something important
Something my mind just won’t churn out
The Dreams I Don’t Remember
I really want to know
Doesn’t matter if they’re good or bad
I know they would help me grow

V2:
I’ll wake up with the knowing
That I had a powerful dream
My brain just goes like a river flowing
Instead of a laser beam

Maybe it has no meaning
But I would really like to know
Wish I had a way of intervening
When my dreams are in the flow

CHORUS:
The Dreams I Don’t Remember
What are they all about
Am I missing something important
Something my mind just won’t churn out
The Dreams I Don’t Remember
I really want to know
Doesn’t matter if they’re good or bad
I know they would help me grow

[Interlude]

CHORUS OUT



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Comments

Adnama17's picture

"Like a leafy yard that needs a rake" is a great way to describe it. It's always on the tip of my brain, but I just can't get it back. UGH
I like the guitar tone you've got going on. Not entirely clean, but not super dirty either. A good fit for the context.
If you figure out a way to remember them, let me know. Wink

nancyrost's picture

This is gorgeous. I love the harmonies on the chorus, and your country-rock production. Can very much relate to the lyrics - I think a lot of us can, and perhaps especially creative people, who want to grow from those dreams and use them in our art!

cindyrella's picture

Oh that wonderful images! Just outstanding in every way!

dzd's picture

What a great crunchy riff and walk! that is a great tone! hahaha teletubie ? I'm assuming.......always a great combo and much better than those little colored furry things with a similar name Wink

That's a great chorus! and great tune skirmish or not, I agree with Nancy about that being a question I'm sure many of us have asked, I'm actually glad I don't remember most the time.....the ones I do remember are whacky enough but still always curious

Chip Withrow's picture

I love your guitar sound! Such a catchy, hooky song. Would be fun to listen to while road-tripping.

AndyGetch's picture

Yeah. This capture how sometimes I wake up feeling uneasy or like I didn't sleep at all. +1 on the guitar playing and sounds.

kahlo2013's picture

This is such a wonderfully creative take on the skirmish prompt! And so relatable - all those dreams that we never fully capture or understand. I really love the melody and groove. Flows perfectly and is very enjoyable to listen to!

Roddy's picture

There is so much to admire in this. The lyrics are very creative. The melody is strong and the chorus is very good. Your playing and singing is great and the overall sound is really polished,

musicsongwriter's picture

Brilliant song and very relatable too. Flows beautifully. What a great skirmish!

corinne54's picture

Excellent work in 2 hours! Really well crafted lyrics and great arrangement. Very impressive with the time constraint. Love the idea of what about the dreams we don't remember. What are we missing out on!

mikehex's picture

Love the wistful feel here, sort of a "nostalgia for I know not what" that goes perfectly with the theme

johnstaples's picture

Lovely song with a classic Eagles feel! Great concept...dreams we don't remember! Nice lift in the chorus! Love that riff; it really helps hook the song!! Great work!

Zeekle's picture

Oh that chorus is pure ear candy. The guitar hook just draws you in and then bam, into the chorus. I really feel your frustration with waking, knowing you were having an amazing dream and within seconds it’s faded from your brain. Great take on the prompt.

Donna Devine's picture

Super song, Jeff. Smile Really nice - and highly relatable - lyric, with an especially strong first verse. Love the 'rake' image. I agree with John on the Eagles reference. Good work. Smile

cleanshoes's picture

Ooh, yes. Love this alt-rock style. Has a radio-ready catchiness that makes it hard to believe the song was written in only two hours! Love the "leafy yard that needs a rake" line.