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In A Dream: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks

“In A Dream” is the fourth song in a series I have optimistically called “52 Songs in 52 Weeks.” I’m 1/13th of the way there.

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I started writing “In A Dream” in the early 2000s and finally finished it on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

Lyrics
I’ve been here before
In a dream, in a dream
In a dream, in a dream

Trying to recall a scene of a dream
From a dream, from a dream

Pre-chorus
Yes, I know where I go
What I know
When I’m dreaming of this place
Yes, I know what I know
Where I go
When I’m dreaming in this place

Chorus
I’m dreaming
Dreaming
I’m dreaming in this place

Flashing on a screen
Memory and dream, memory and dream
Suspended in between
Seen and unseen, seen and unseen

Pre-chorus
Yes, I know where I go
What I know
When I’m dreaming of this place
Yes, I know where I go
What I know
When I’m dreaming in this place
I’m dreaming
Dreaming
Dreaming of this place

Chorus
I’m dreaming
Dreaming
Dreaming of this place

Alejandro Escovedo and Chuck Prophet discuss the importance and purity of demos

Alejandro Escovedo just posted this video on Facebook. He and Chuck Prophet discuss the importance and purity of demos, an Austin icestorm, and the thrill of writing a new song (plus the video weaves in a running joke about a former manager who always expected a little more from them).

Some of the take away quotes from the video are:

    “There is always something about the demos that are better.” — Prophet
    “And we ended up going to France and spending five days trapped…” — Escovedo
    “They put us in a little cottage.” — Prophet
    “The demos are my favorite recordings of the songs really.” — Escovedo
    “They’ll never be that pure again.” — Prophet

Chuck and Alejandro – Demos from remedy editorial on Vimeo.