adventures in dreaming

by tom woodman

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released June 23, 2011

tom woodman - vox/all guitars/dobro/banjo/bass/ukelele/harps/keyboards/piano/organ/dejembe/percussion/drums/wine glasses/general noise

all songs written & performed & produced by thomas arthur woodman

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Track Name: adventures in dreaming
stays put in my blood.
this itching & this flood.
push home & you shove.
flying like a dove.

become secret agent.
this goat boy department.
we're travelling sergeants.
we're all begging pardons.

see love & then die.
the tears we all cry.
what's it all meaning?
adventures of dreaming.

see love & then die.
the tears we all cry.
what's it all meaning?
adventures of dreaming.

be true to this garden.
this mission important.
do it for her sake.
were bending & we brake.

we give & then we take.
were feeling the earth shake.
sweet heart. it's for our sake.
transform in this red lake.

see love & then die.
the tears we all cry.
what's it all meaning?
adventures of dreaming.

see love & then die.
the tears we all cry.
what's it all meaning?
adventures of dreaming.
Track Name: snakes & ladders
it's just snakes & ladders.
pythons & adders.
& some old elevation too.

rising up just to break us down
no longer gonna be a clown.
well hubble bubble boil & trouble
shave off stubble
& burst this bubble.
this damn spot it won't come clean
scream out loud
if you know what i mean.
the brothers heather.
they pushed me to the end of my tether.
i gotta sever & create my own soul winning force.
fish in the water.
Gods golden morse.
yeah, where the devil hides
in other peoples deeds.
yet he's inside just waiting to retrieve.

it's just snakes & ladders.
pythons & adders.
& some old elevation too.

no friends to help me.
some cowardice piss
& let me die.
im sick of this shit.
you make out a fool out of me,
im gonna punch you straight back.
sedition was started by this kid way back.
you better believe it.
you better believe it's constant.
it's damn right blatant,
yeah it's blatant.
steal my thunder gonna be your blunder.
the devil hides
in other peoples deeds
& he's inside
just waiting to retrieve
& when you think it's over
he'll be back it aint a lie for some
it's damn straight fact
rung after rung
it's just begun.
faiths great defender.
tired of biting my tongue
been doing it ever since i was young
so tired of biting my tongue.

it's just snakes & ladders.
pythons & adders.
& some old elevation too.
Track Name: the train record deal
sheffield through to chesterfield
can't get a drink
a dry mouth deal
crooked spire
the college on the hill
it's the phase of the train record deal

i'm left for dead
on this day of dread
nobody ever really heard what was said
unmasked hero
turned the dial to zero
head out to sea
with the ship fully manned
they'll remember the single handed sailor
employ a new tailor
story ruined by the mailer
that weekly trash
just pushed through your door
i see the train
i climb in & soar

sheffield through to chesterfield
can't get a drink
a dry mouth deal
crooked spire
the college on the hill
it's the phase of the train record deal

i got the resurrection blues
my god i need a new set of shoes
i'm so confused but i know i can't lose
i've read the news and i've paid my dues
i'm pest control i'm true rock n roll
can't live my life just living on the dole
i've sold my soul
i've got no doobie to roll
i'm elvis presley
singing king creole

sheffield through to chesterfield
can't get a drink
a dry mouth deal
crooked spire
the college on the hill
it's the phase of the train record deal
Track Name: the brink
i think things i don't wanna think
im sinking and i don't wanna sink
pushed to the brink
im pushed to the brink
im doing things i don't wanna do

who? who? who? who?

were sinking to the bottom
this weight pulls us down
were sinking to the bottom
this weight pulls us down
well bring this joy back
put it in your sights
this light burns
but at least it's a light

who? who? who? who?

she heard it all
what we had to say
it's not her fault
that we have to pray
this light burns
but at least it's a light
head down now
we've got to fight

who? who? who? who?
Track Name: interlude (singing in the rain)
i'm singing in the rain
just singing in the rain
what a glorious feeling
i'm happy again

i'm laughing at clouds
so dark up above
the sun is in my heart
& i'm ready for love

let the stormy clouds chase
everyone in this place
come on with the rain
i've a smile on my face

i walk down the lane
with a happy refrain
just singing
just singing in the rain
Track Name: nothing i could do...
pirate chin
a wide eyed grin
commit the sin
find a new place to begin
they say good things come to those that wait
despite denial no way to escape
bell is rung
we didn't leave a crumb
all's not lost
don't have to pay the cost
anti freeze
should we have to say please?
damn right we do
down on our knees

nothing i could do to make her stay
everything i do pushes her away
nothing i could do to make her stay
everything i do pushes her away

the sweetest girl
i ever held
the one who's metal i tried to weld
the one who answered all my prayers
the one who's heart
i see that tears
if only i could save her soul
if only it hadn't taken it's toll
if only i could stop & think
if only i'd never had a drink
we mess it up
we mess it up good
if only
if only i could
we walk the path
& we fail the task
we fall in love when were wearing a mask
but grace'll be found
it has to be
i wanted grace
back inside of me
what have i done?
God knows that i tried
i couldn't see it & my brain was fried
they ask of me so much
& all i needed was a lonely touch
sadness. sorrow.
don't get to down
wear this gift
like it's a crown

nothing i could do to make her stay
everything i do pushes her away
nothing i could do to make her stay
everything i do pushes her away

so tired of being all alone
is anyone gonna help or am i all alone
i can't get anyone to lend me a hand
they all think that i couldn't make a stand
bandit of time ahead of the game
make a difference
alleviate the strain
she lied through teeth
claimed it as truth
eye for an eye
and a tooth for a tooth
brandished banter
gossips her weapon
labelled outlaw
dreamt of creation
back from the dead
believe what was said
back from the dead
believe what was said

nothing i could do to make her stay
everything i do pushes her away
nothing i could do to make her stay
everything i do pushes her away
Track Name: step back
i can't get free
from my need to sleep
and i can't get free

i can't break out
from my need to hide
no i can't break out

this step is taken
my life is shaken
and i can't step back

the step is taken
my life is shaken
and i can't step back

it's my only hope
sunlight at night
are we alone as we travel on?
are we alone?

the step is taken
my life is shaken
and we can't step back
no we can't step back
Track Name: go back in time
i guess i was running too long
and i got no place to go
believe it or not i was trying to save it
and you were my goal

but hell im not where i wanna be
and i know you weren't either
so either way we've gotta walk on and face the fever

i wish i could go back in time
i wish i could go back in time
i wish i could go back in time
just wish i could go back in time

well the way you loved me girl
it was so sublime
but this world had me head out on the road
i was having a good time

i was trying to win some money
so i'd bring it home to you
but i guess the stress
of the road it favours
messed it up with you

i wish i could go back in time
i wish i could go back in time
i wish i could go back in time
just wish i could go back in time

now in those last moments before i wake
i see your face in my dreams
i lie awake clutching at something
and not all is what it seems

and the other night
i saw our son
he was hiding behind a curtain
but when i went to see if he was ok
he turned into a demon

these things race around my head
and i just don't know what to do
i've been running
oh so long
i just wanted to come home to you

i wish i could go back in time
i wish i could go back in time
i wish i could go back in time
just wish i could go back in time
i wish i could go back in time
i wish i could go back in time