Then I woke up and it was all a dream

by Paul Mosley

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1.
Morning 03:52
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.
2.
Snowbirds 02:43
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
3.
Los Pajaros 02:48
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
4.
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
5.
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?
6.
Dear January 02:43
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
7.
More Stars 03:12
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
8.
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...
9.
R.I.P. 03:16
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
10.
Bare Bones 02:28
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
11.
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

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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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After an exceptional reception to epic folk opera ‘The Butcher’ Paul has become an in demand composer for Theatre. Ever a lover of classic singer-songwriters Paul has transformed some of his theatre compositions into brand new 'proper' songs. Including contributions form his wonderful Chamber/Junk ensembleThe Red Meat Orchestra it is a beautiful, banging, bonkers collection of MUSIC FOR PUPPETS! ... more

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