I'm Not Dead

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I’m Not Dead (4:05) by Michael Van
please excuse us for not being present to those we love


I’m Not Dead ©Michael VanArsdale 1997

I’m sorry what did you day I’m drifting in and out again
Your lips are moving but my eyes are glazing. What is the meaning
of that pattern on the wall, must be Chinese or something
Fascinating imaginating has taken me away

But I’m not dead, I’m just sleeping
I’m not dead, don’t throw me away
I’m not dead, I’m still breathing
I’m not dead, I’m just sleeping

I love you when I remember to remember you
Remind me please to remember me when I forget to be. Don’t
walk away, walk away, walk away, when you can’t take it anymore
Maybe I need a little mouth to mouth or pumping of my heart

Something is nagging, back of my mind. Something forgotten,
I’ve got to find. Wait for me here I’ll return to you in just a while
All of the signs leading me back to your smile.


from Dreaming Myself Awake, released September 23, 2013
with Kit Eakle on Fiddle and Alan Bond on Mandolin.



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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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