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Monday, September 11, 2017

BEAUTIFUL DREAMERS - with all lyrics




Published on 23 Jun 2017

This is an older song of mine which I wrote sitting on a rock in the middle of Duchesnay Creek. Sitting in the middle of the river flow and playing the guitar, the song unfolded naturally. The song is called, "BEAUTIFUL DREAMERS" but it's very much the river's song. The river becomes a person in the song and is the core of everything. Our lives and everything around the river - the birds, the trees, we arise and fade, but the river seems eternal.
Anyway, I've never published this song or recorded it in any kind of studio, but the song is very much worth preserving. And I can imagine what a real production of the music and words would sound like - pretty fantastic!
As usual, it's: (C)2017 by W.G. Milne and John Rock Corporation. All rights reserved.
Hope you like. This tune's been in the back of my mind for decades. This is the first public hint of it.

........... I had another crack at the one tape I have of BEAUTIFUL DREAMERS. I slowed it down a bit and I added reverb. Basically a singing voice needs a touch of echo or it sounds dead. In the old days with no equipment, or in the middle of the night at some hotel, I'd sing and record in a bathroom, a hallway, or in a stairwell. Now it's a touch easier - it's a whole lot easier if you're running through a board, which I'm not.
The way I look at it, if these are the biggest problems I have, I'm doing pretty well. No one's dragging my sister off into the woods against her will... no one's shooting my dog and no one's trying to kill my children. Anybody attempting a home invasion would be insane to try it here... so, all is well - more or less. Let's see how you like this one. Sung by W.G. Milne of JOHNNY ROCK AND THE ANGELS... Johnny Rock playing guitar. The two of us working exactly as one!


I wrote this song while sitting on a rock 
in 

the middle of the river. Listening to thius 

takes me back a long way to a different 
age and time, when I used to hike around

the lakes here and climb the hills and 
follow the rivers along. On the flat rocks 
of the Laurentian shield, I'd lie with my lover and we'd have sex  on the 
smooth warm rocks naked under the sun.


lyrics

'Went to church, what did I see?
I saw the congregation in a dream

Preacher reached out his hand to me

Said: "Sit down, son, And let it be"

Said: "I can't do that I got to go

Down by the river     where the night 

          wind blows  

Where the stars turn round the clocks

And the river echoes on the rocks

 ......     But it's easy to see

   Your people have been...

    Such beautiful dreamers

     Beautiful dreamers

      Beautiful dreamers'


                      *

Went to see the president

Just took car fare and fifty cents

He said: "You know we just can't relent

Don't you know this land is heaven sent

I said: I don't know bout that

BBut every man's gotta rise and take his     
              raps

Going to the source of the river flow

Going to the source where the four winds 

              blow

Then each man will know

Each man will know

    A beautiful dreamer

     Oh such a beautiful dreamer
                        
                         *


Went down to lower Mainstreet

I heard a drunkard he call my name

He said, "I remember you from somewhere

You look like you're going to some  

              country fair"

I said: "Where do you go?"

He just looked at me

He said: "To one silent place I know

At the heart of the city..."

     Then he looked at me

      And laughingly

Said, "You're such a beautiful dreamer
       
            Such a Beautiful dreamer

             Beautiful dreamer

              Such a beautiful dreamer

                Beautiful dreamer     

                            
                                *

I stand at the center of the river here

Right at the birthplace and the death of 

                 fear

The river I know it calls your name

It don't care who's to blame

This silent birthplace as the seasons 

                 whirl

As the titillating twitches twirl

After you've found and lost your girl

Come join me where the waters curl



The river has    such   virility (word?)

It passes seasons with you and me


Nothing ever stays the same

Come to the river and learn your name



You'll see yourself

You'll see


Such a beautiful dreamer

(hook)




The children they climb stone after stone

They climb up the river and they're not 

                      alone

Will they find a new life here?

With the river in their ears?



Then they come with their lovers near

Sweet music to the river's ears

Then they're gone in a couple of years

New children come

Does the river shed tears?

Over these beautiful dreamers

(3x)


You know I remember you

When you were young and your branches

                grew

Now I know you'll soon be gone

As the river passes on...over you


You beautiful dreamers

Beautiful dreamers

Oh, you beautiful dreamers.




                                         End of lyrics










OK, these are the verses. The words are not exactly

the same as the original. I couldn't always 

make out the lyrics. That's why I typed them here.

Thank you for spending time with me. Hope you enjoy 

this song.

(C)2017 by W.G. Milne, Johnny Rock and the Angels