Dreaming Myself Awake

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Dreaming Myself Awake (3:36) by Michael Van
This is a song about falling back into sleep after a moment of clarity


Dreaming Myself Awake ©Michael VanArsdale 2003
You know I’ve been cultivating a sense of detachment for some time
And it’s gotten to the point where it all seemed kinda fine
But then I loose myself in trying some self important scheme
When I try too hard to do some good and wind up feeling mean

I’ve been a saint; I’ve been a free wheeling spiritual being
Flying in the clouds with angels all around
I’ve been a saint; I’ve been unfettered by the cares of ordinary men
But every now and then, it all seems like a big mistake
And I’ve been dreaming myself awake

Well I used to look for reasons, now I just take things as they fall
When life starts looking gloomy I don’t fuss and fret at all
But if I let some evil thought come festering around
I loose my equanimity and come crashing to the ground

Well I don’t know in my life, if I’ve ever been that good
But sometimes I’d like to get beyond those should haves if I could
And take care of those little things that fall into my hand
Stop thinking I’m so special and be an ordinary man

I've been dreaming of awakening and I've been awakening to the dreaming cause I've been Dreaming, Dreaming myself Awake


from Dreaming Myself Awake, released September 23, 2013
with Larry Lawson on Bass and Rick Ward on Drums.



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Michael Van San Francisco, California

Michael Van comes from Georgia and dishes up the twang with a bit of deep introspection, exploring the lines between love and fear, self and no self, and the plain truth of reality. Alan Bond (of Dark Hollow) brings his famous mandolin leads and strong vocal harmony to the mix, while local legend Larry Lawson (from Blue Lizard) holds the bottom. Together they form the Movers. ... more

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