Somebody Else's Dream

from Until Now (Remastered) by Robert James

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Somebody Else’s Dream. The only song I salvaged from the Mushroom Studio sessions. I wasn't ready for this. At all. We lost our musical director mid-stream. We lost our producer shortly after. Big talk, small dreams. Working 14-hour days at two jobs to cover studio expenses. Dead tired at the studio. Made it through and learned a valuable lesson. Lessons I carry with me. Padding expenses. Here’s an example. Setting up a microphone in the parking lot and recording a garbage truck emptying a Smithrite. Yes, priceless. So let’s pad the expenses and tack on a thousand dollars for that. Notions about the business end of things. Notions about recording. I'm so where I want to be right now. I have my own studio and I grow more patient as I discover new skills and ideas. Such a learning curve. And guess what? I have the patience for it. My favourite version of this one is the performance video captured for "Night Moves Presents". Two rehearsals before the filming. Magic. The session itself was a complete blast. A totally different flavour as Dale and I were the only two involved in the filming. Sadly, we couldn’t hold on to Brian or Todd, the new recruits. It’s been a while since I’ve seen it. Something to cheer about. Mullet and all. We'll post it for you if you behave … xoRJ

lyrics

I live with an insomniac
Somewhere inside my head
At midnight when the lights go out
He just won’t go to bed

Is it mental or physical (physical)
Emotional or something more
These dreams they are not tame
Not tame at all

Got no life of my own
He bends and shapes my day
Big black circles under my eyes
Seems they’re here to stay

Is it mental or physical (physical)
Emotional or something more
These dreams they are not tame
Not tame at all

I can’t live like that
Somebody else’s dream
I can’t sleep at night
Somebody else’s dream

I ain’t got no life of my own
He bends and shapes my day
Big black circles under my eyes
It seems they’re here to stay

Is it mental or physical (physical)
Emotional or something more
These dreams they are not tame
Not tame at all

I can’t live like that
Somebody else’s dream
I can’t sleep at night
Somebody else’s dream

I can’t live like that
Somebody else’s dream
I can’t sleep at night
Somebody else’s - dream

I can’t live like that
Somebody else’s dream
I can’t sleep at night
Somebody else’s dream

I can’t live like that
Somebody else’s dream -

Lyrics & Music (c) 1986/2006 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2016

credits

from Until Now (Remastered), released January 1, 2006
RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals
Greg Watson: Electric Guitars & Acoustic Guitars
Dale Pleven: Bass Guitar
Richard Trann: Drums & Backing Vocals
Bradley Doyle: Keyboard Emulations & FX

Original Recording: Mushroom Studios, Vancouver, Canada
Engineered & Mixed by Rob Porter

Remixed and Mastered @Mainline Sound
Engineered and Mixed by Sid Perez (2006)
Remastered by Robert James and Landr Services 2016
Produced by Robert James for The Kingsway Group 2006
A division of Horace Media 2016
Lyrics reprinted by permission. Angry Lion Publishing
Cover Design & Layout:
Malcolm Summersby & MAS for The Kingsway Group
Cover Photo from the Dominique Lamarche collection
This release* Remastered 2016 Horace Media

Special Thanks to:
Tape transference & Mastering at:
Mainline Sound, Vancover, Canada
Special thanks to Sid Perez - above and beyond the call of duty
The folks at Landr
All the fab brothers who made an appearance here!
So many amazingly groovy times!
As always, my three F’s: Family, friends and fans. You cats rock.
Most of all this is your album.
*To see individual track listings and album art
please click on the song title …

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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

We didn't get to test drive "Friday Night" the way we wanted to. Mr./Ms. Universe stepped in. 2020's Covid Cutie. And our upcoming seventh release "Piece Of Your Ghost" has been delayed. Expect it in mid to late February of 2021. I'll see what I can do about a single release. Something in mind ... hmmm ... xoRJ ... more

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