Then I woke up and it was all a dream

by Paul Mosley

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Based on the music of Vernon Elliott - the composer behind the soundtracks to SmallFilms TV classics 'The Clangers', 'Noggin the nog', 'Ivor the engine' etc - this sees Tom Moth of Florence and The machine and virtuoso bassoonist Fiona Troon heading up a garage orchestra who weave flawlessly through 12 beautiful, perfect, atmospheric songs that show off Paul's haunting voice and unique songwriting skills.

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released October 1, 2007

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paul mosley London, UK

After an exceptional reception to Paul Mosley’s last album and debut for Folkwit Records, Paul has taken his creativity up another notch after tending lovingly to ‘The Butcher’ – his folk opera over the past two years, to reveal what is in fact his seventh solo record. ... more

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Track Name: Morning
You should be waking
the morning is breaking
and I need to be heard
songbirds do your damndest
I have demands that must be met

All hands to a busy mind

you should be waking
the magic will be coming soon
you'll see the sun and the moon
in the same sky at the same time

All hands to a busy mind

A deep light rose
pushing in through my window*

All hands to a busy mind

*lyric from 'the morning song' by Sam Brown.
Used with kind permission.
Track Name: Snowbirds
Birds have horrible eyes
black as death but so alive
so empty and deep and unkind
I get tired of feeling like this
hearing myself so casually bitter
so world weary and wise

I'm sorry for clouding your silver lining
so pretty I can see the join

Snowbirds fade up from white
show themselves so slowly
and I can't hear
what they are trying to tell me

So I will fade into white
send no news no report
I will not be there rolling my eyes
I will not be there rolling out sighs

Such a pity the pretty things I used to live for
crashed around me now I don't see the point

Snowbirds fade up from white...

Pretty birds
flutter by me
whispering words
trying to guide me
Track Name: Los Pajaros
So I will sing and all the birds will sing along now
and take the song to their busy burdy minds
the birds will fly
and our song will carry around the world
charming every heart that it finds
and our song will wash away the sins of all
and cast a spell making everybody smile
and our song will bring a new joy across the world
it will not work on me but I'll be fine
and as the laughter all around us fills my ears
and as the song itself slowly starts to fade
I'll sneak away a job well done
I'll still be sad but I won't mind
and sing, sing, everybody sing

There will be hundreds of thousands of stories
about the new happiness from the city to the shining sea
everybody will ask 'where did this new joy come from?'
but the birds and I will say not one thing
and maybe finally everyone will stop even wondering
and just enjoy this new feeling
and I will sing my song quietly to myself
I'll still be sad but I won't mind
and sing, sing, everybody sing
Track Name: Haunted House
I'm holding something back
just enough so it still shows
you taught me all about that
plant a seed of doubt and watch it grow
I killed our love
out of boredom out of spite
too cowardly to leave you
too arrogant to fight

Now we live in a haunted house
with just each other to think about
with the ghost of love
and the shadow of a doubt
forever more

I'm lying through my teeth
just to see what you'll believe
And I'll be leaving you
any day now

You killed our love
playing casually unkind
so certain of your own heart
and your own mind
Track Name: Wild Flower Child
In the gospel according to you
I am cold and unfeeling
and that gospel is probably true
but I don't have to believe it
who is this loser with work on his mind?
where is the fire of the wild flower child?

In your infinite book of the dead
there is nothing about me
there's a kingdom of love in your head
and you go there without me
who is this idiot living my life?
where is the loose limbed and wild flower child?

Walking through the fields of flowers
I'm feeling nothing at all
none of us asked for this to be our lives
and I wouldn't ask for this twice

In the gospel according to me
you have something that I have lost
and I know we're all perfect and free
but you're everything I am not
who is this loser believing your lies?
when is it my turn as wild flower child?
Track Name: Dear January
The blaze of June is not for me
blue skies I do not need
I miss your frozen hand on my brow
waking to that soundless sound
of snow on snow, snow on snow
a world made peaceful overnight
dear January I am waiting

Can we keep the carnival down?
I have seen the sights of this town
the brightest lights and the highest heights
and now I really must be
moving on
the final bell can ring
the silence can sing
you'll be surprised what you might find
dear January I am waiting
Track Name: More Stars
mystery man I've been
paddling through my dreams
talking in riddles wondering
why nobody understands me
mystery man I may be
but you brought a breakthrough to me
I just want to be happy original as sin I am

Beyond the stars there will be more stars*
that's where I'll be waiting for you

the mystery man I've seen
paddling through his dreams
talking in riddles that didn't seem
so strange to me
mystery man you may be
but you brought a breakthrough to me
I just want to be happy original sin I am

beyond the stars there are more stars...

on and on they seem to go
forever we'll be happy knowing
we didn't really have to work it out...

*lyric from 'Beyond the stars' by Robin Cieslak
Used with kind permission
Track Name: Friend, Won't You Be a Brother to Me?
Everyone keeps telling me their friends
are their new family
I can see those branches getting broken off
very easily
branches that have blossomed over night
are branches that turn rotten
in the slightest breeze
branches that will hold through thick and thin
are the branches with the roots down deep
in kith and kin

So if you want this to be
friend won't you be a brother to me?

We have seen the bitter dreams of better men
come to naught
we have seen them pacing and frustrated
like grounded astronauts
dreams where you set the world on fire
are the dreams you'll be living down in 10 years time
dreams you don't even feel come good
are the wishes with the roots down deep
in the blood...
Track Name: R.I.P.
Oh Reggie I'm tempted to fly away and leave this life behind
another rocket lost in space, another loser gone to waste
I've set my sights a simple life I know I'll never really find
and in those long forgotten days I will forget myself and

Change my name, change my name again
I'll believe my own lies
and free to see the sights, oh my

Oh Reggie I'm not sure that I'm ready to throw this life away
when every mark on every map is made of pieces of my past
but still I'll try I'll leave a pile of clothes a lonely beach
somewhere resist the urge to hurry back, hear my epitaph and

And there'll be nowhere that I have to go to
And there'll be no-on that I have to go there with
because this life has turned into, yes this life has turned into
just a list of things to do
Track Name: Bare Bones
and on the other
hidden hand
tattoo of peter pan
and though the world
don't work that way
the world can change

these are the bare bones

and with his trigger
finger gone
somehow the
bullets carry on
his very own
Dorian Gray

these are the bare bones
these are the bare bones
see how different they can be
see how different they can be
these are the bare bones
Track Name: Then I woke up and it was all a dream
thought I was your dusk and your dawn both rolled up into one
but I'm sitting here all alone so I take it I was wrong
pretty people love the summer time a chance to take off all their clothes
show the perfect skin below
oh and rosie, rosie, rosie I swear one day I will be young again and I'll change everything
then I woke up and it was all a dream this could happen, this could happen to me

wasn't I your sunset and sunrise both at the same time?
but you took him home so I'll take that as a no
and practically perfect people never apologise they just walk away and smile
leave you guessing leave you crying
oh and rosie, rosie, rosie I swear one day I will be young again and I'll change everything
then I woke up and it was all a dream, this could happen, this could happen to me

they say tomorrow never comes well that's not true, comes every morning when you rise
stealing from you, forcing by you, pushing by you and taking all your time
and when you dream of going home you know you're really dreaming of being young again
but you can't go home again, no, no, no yesterday never comes...Sweet dreams