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Dreaming Only Makes You Blue

from Some Songs in the Key of Poe by Mike Lawson & Friends



Fresh from a divorce, imagining the perilous journey ahead re-entering a dating world after over two decades of being off the market, realizing most people my age experiencing this were going through these same things, trying to reestablish a normal life with a potential new love.


How do I , show you I’m sincere? Show you without fear?
Show you that I’m strong?

And how can I, prove that I’m ok? Not living yesterday?
Prove I moved along?

I had a lot of dreams once too, we’re not so different me and you
I knew I had to let them go, when I awoke and now I know that it’s true
Dreaming only makes you blue

When do you tell me what you need? What your soul to feed?
Tell you I can be?

Everything, you’ve been looking for, standing at your door
Tell me what can be?

I know he hurt you long ago, you know she hurt me, we both know
But we’re not living in the past, tomorrow’s always coming fast and its true
Dreaming only makes you blue

So come around, and listen to the beauty in this song
Hold me closer don’t let go, this feeling that ain’t wrong

How can you, tell me I’m not right? In what I feel tonight?
And you don’t feel it, too?

Take my hand, show you understand, I’m that kind of man
Tell me what to do

It’s easier to let it go, if you don’t hold on tight you know
The hardest part was just the fall, it wasn’t landing after all, we both knew
Dreaming only makes you blue

Words and Music by Mike Lawson Psychotronic Music BMI
Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved


from Some Songs in the Key of Poe, released September 13, 2019


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Mike Lawson & Friends Nashville, Tennessee

Mike Lawson has, over 30 years, recorded and/or performed together with Merl Saunders, Vince Welnick, Vassar Clements, Pete Sears, Gary Talley, John McEuen, Bob Welch, Dennis Robbins, Joe Louis Walker, Jorma Kaukonen, Phil Keaggy, Jack Casady, Scott Guberman, Dianne Davidson, Noah Wall, Tyra Juliette, Bill Vitt, Rob Wasserman, Michael Cleveland, Phil Madeira, and a host of other amazing friends. ... more

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