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Russ (Mowguy3) posted a song titled "Dreams" in early June http://www.macjams.com/song/53407. I loved it when I heard it. Such honest lyrics. I asked him if I could cover it and change it around a little and he gave me permission. (His version is stellar, by the way.)

It was quite an honor to this for a fellow Macjammer and I hope to do a few more in the future. I really hope I didn't butcher this one. It may sound a bit different than Mowguy 3's version, but the lyrics are still there.

Russ, a special thanks to you. I truly hope you enjoy this version. Great lyrics my friend. (I didn't know what genre to post this one under?)

Dave
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Lyrics
Russ Wilson © 2009
So you passed on your dreams
And you did all the things that society said you should.
Happy it seems
In a relative way.

But I look in your eyes
Deep and shallow behind the smile that you always wear
The white picket fence wasn't part of your dreams.

Chorus:

When you look back in time
Tell me what do you see?
Is it filled with regret
Or is full and complete?
Because it's never too late
For your soul to be free.
Life at times is hard enough
Make your way through
Hold on to your dreams.

Now the shadows are full
And your days go quickly and your nights aren't long enough.
The days of your youth are farther away.

The memories you hold
are the smiles that you wear at night when you fall asleep.
The passion inside still begs to be free.

Chorus

So the choices you've made
Brought you down life's long and narrow street.
Second guessing remains
But the chapter's complete.

Sometimes we don't know
No matter how hard or how much we stop and think
Could it be the fence was your dream?
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Comments: 44
Fans: 18
Plays: 192
Downloads: 74

Uploaded: Jul 28, 2009 - 08:02:03 AM
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2009 - 08:02:03 AM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 09:10:23 AM
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mowguy3 said 3063 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Dreams
Wow David I thought the demo you sent me was kick. This is fantastic, great job. You realy took this acoustic thing I did to the next level. Great Job man. Thanks!
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mowguy3 said 3063 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Dreams
Ya Alternative Rock. I would have never thought that when I wrote it. Only you my friend.
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lavalamp said 3063 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Honored
It was my pleasure to do this. Thanks again

Dave
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MarkHolbrook said 3063 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Stunningly
great Dave!!! Wow... Your guitar sound is totally cool! I will have to go and relisten to the original... This is really great. Some stunning guitar work my friend!
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lavalamp said 3063 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
The original
Mowguy3 knocked it out of the park. Glad you liked this one too.

Dave
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magnatone said 3063 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Dreams
OOH - Dave what a great idea and wonderful cover of Russ's original tune! Love your vocals, and you did a great job on this! congratulations!
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lavalamp said 3063 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Thanks Karen
It a great thing covering fellow macjammers songs. Hope I didn't go wrong here.

Dave
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Feter said 3063 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Dreams
WOW ...Dave ....this is just fabulous ....
your vocal just great...a top rockin track with
top set ....your are just over come talent ...
Mr.Russ song just perfect ...but I think he s
smiling listening to this ...kudos ...thnx alot
for sharin !!!!
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lavalamp said 3063 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Mr. Russ
I thought I heard him smiling. :)

LL
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mowguy3 said 3062 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Dreams
:)
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spitlogic said 3063 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Nice work
A very slow and surreal feel to it.
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lavalamp said 3063 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Right on
Thanks for the comp

LL
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T_Being_esq said 3063 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
A Groovy Tune
I must listen to the original. Echoes of Francis Zappa in the vocals, cool.
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lavalamp said 3063 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
the original
check it out. I just thought I might try this. Thanks

LL
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Moviz said 3063 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
A very
good 'take' on this great song by Russ,,,, love the echoing dream sounds of the guitar Dave and your vocal has a slight 'Stones' flavour to it, which is good. Really enjoyed this, regards M
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lavalamp said 3062 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Stones
I guess it must be true if so many say it. My mom grew up in Mick's neighborhood by the way. No joke.

Thanks

LL
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Skean said 3063 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Nice take on, Russ song
I feel free now :D and sure I stick to my dreams.
Yea great work, Dave... Peace
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lavalamp said 3062 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Appreciate it
Thanks brother

LL
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Lennon714 said 3063 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Cool cover
I'll have to scope out the original. These are good lyrics. You deliver them well. They say you have to believe/feel what you say and it shows. Enjoyed seeing a new Armbruster tune. Good to see you back around!
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lavalamp said 3062 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Wasn't gone too long
Just a week. I always look forward to your tunes too. Thanks man

LL
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Lennon714 said 3062 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
really?
did I miss one? It seems like I haven't seen a new one from you. Wild.
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kassia said 3063 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
cool tune
and you did a great job with this. a very cool idea to cover a fellow MJer's song. I love the effects on the guitars here and the panning to either side. great job dave.
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lavalamp said 3062 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Thanks Shay
I wish more of us would do more of this. Thanks and appreciate the comments.

Dave
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Vic Holman said 3063 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
the lavalamp touch
Boy Dave, you sure turned Russ's song around in a different and cool way. Both versions are great. With your stylistic way's you really turned Russ's song into your own.
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lavalamp said 3062 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Vic Vic
I would do a cover of one of your tunes, but they're too hard. lol Thanks

Dave
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ShadowofNine said 3062 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Cool
Tune, nice lyrics and performance, a cover of an original MJ original...thats unique...
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lavalamp said 3061 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Thanks friend
Russ wrote such a nice tune. I couldn't resist....

LL
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michael2 said 3062 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
hey
i remember this tune. cool cover. i like the idea of covering other MJers, I hear so much good stuff here. I like the sort of early 80's post punk/dream pop feel you gave to this. that piano is a real nice touch. wonderful tribute.
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lavalamp said 3061 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
M2 thanks
Always appreciate when someone like you stops by and take the time to comment.

Dave
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tempie said 3061 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
picket fence
man you gave this tune some swing! really like the loose, almost honky tonk feel of the piano. i like the vocal treatment too, you've got some jagger/dylan in there. you know, this tune could use some horns man, it's begging for some memphis! maybe a few girl backup singers too, hooting now and again (platform heels and afros a must).
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lavalamp said 3061 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
HORNS
Check out Feeling Kinda Dizzy if you want to hear some horns.

Glad you liked the vox and honky tonk

Dave
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blindsidedpoets said 3061 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Dreams
Awesome work! Glad to hear it, I get to hear so few lately. Worth the listen for sure!
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lavalamp said 3061 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Nigel
Thanks for dropping by.

LL
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lengold said 3061 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Really enjoyed
the original and am impressed with your version too. Great idea to cover it. It worked well. Are you vocalising those cymbal sounds at the end (interesting idea)?
Cheers
Len

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lavalamp said 3058 days ago (August 2nd, 2009)
Just fun
Len I left that vocal cymbal thing on at the end. Funny you were the first to mention it. I just liked it and keep it on to give it a human feel to it. Hope you liked it.

LL
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ramonaji said 3061 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
cool Lava!
You have such a strong style, and so much talent and ability!

Great work, and how cool, a cover of another MJer, I love that about this site!!!
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lavalamp said 3058 days ago (August 2nd, 2009)
Ramona
Thanks much for the compliment.

Dave
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egobandit said 3060 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
Melding
I like the rythm in your singing, Has a sound all your own, I cant hear this to the fullest my pc really sucks. Cant wait to fix my mac anyway thanks I enjoyed this!
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lavalamp said 3059 days ago (August 2nd, 2009)
Hope you'll see this
Tim, I can't wait till you are up at 100% again. Glad you can manage to stop by still.

I'll be waiting to hear a new song by you....

Thanks,

Dave
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tokai said 3060 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
Hip vibe
a great vocal and choice tune

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lavalamp said 3059 days ago (August 2nd, 2009)
Thanks friend
Always nice to see you around these neck of the woods.

Thanks

Dave
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Calchas said 3059 days ago (August 2nd, 2009)
This is wonderful!
Russ is one of my favorites anymore. He has a great voice and writes and plays really well. Hearing him covered by another long time fave of mine is a double treat!

Really nice job bro. Your singing is in top form, and the whole thing sounds really good.

Be well my friend!
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lavalamp said 3059 days ago (August 2nd, 2009)
thanks for coming by
It was a real pleasure covering this tune. Glad you liked this version.

Dave
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rsorensen said 3057 days ago (August 3rd, 2009)
late to hear this,
but better than never. great cover. some of the guitar parts remind me of AIC's 'Rooster'. Like your delivery on this one. Vox sound great - I like the freestyle stuff at the end. I could use a little more volume on the drums, but other than that, a great mix too.
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