Dream In Blue

by Britt Arnesen

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Grant Gibson Lovely tune. I felt like I took a stroll through a distant past of someone I knew with the weaving of the melody and words. Favorite track: Say Goodbye to My Good Name.
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DREAM IN BLUE words and music by Britt K. Arnesen The other night I had a dream in blue Counting stars for every time I lose you Calling out to the lonesome moon and Waiting on a white flower to bloom Float along the river's lazy bend See the willows standing hand in hand they Sing about my lovesick blues and Drown me in their mournful music The other night you had a dream in red Lost your sleep to the noise of the unsaid and Strange sounds from the open window Wander out to the ghost who knew you Lay me down upon the stones I threw Close my eyes so they can't accuse you Make believe that you didn't do it Innocent until they can prove it Tell your alibi until it's true Swallow all the pleasures of your choosing Hear the barn owl wondering 'who' He's there to watch your every move The other night I had a dream in blue Counting stars for every time I lose you Calling out to the lonesome moon and Drowning in my mournful music
2.
CALAMITY JANE Words and music by Britt Arnesen Drowning in my wishful thinking This ball and chain my last mistake I've been sinking down to the bed I made me Swallowed the only key to save me Lost my Will in a game of cards He called my bluff had to show my hearts Got no magic sleeve where to hide my aces I shot the moon and luck betrayed me But you won't hear me cry tonight Down below I'm out of your sight Fair weather friends on the trail we ride Can't buy your love can't afford your time Bury me in the Deadwood pines By Black Hills gold and my true love's side Now he's dead and gone like my tallest tales And no one believes that he was my baby Locked up to this leaden weight Empty bottle to seal my fate Calamity Jane, I'm the queen of spades and For my last words I sing your praises
3.
Ciel Etoile 03:10
Ciel Étoilé Words and music by Britt K. Arnesen De l’autre côté du soleil (from the other side of the sun) Une poème que la nuit m'a soufflé (a song the night breathed into me) Avec toi dans un rêve j’ai dansé (I danced with you in a dream) That first kiss, le ciel etoilé (the starry night) On ne sait jamais (you never know) On ne sait jamais On ne sait jamais L’amour mystère (mystery love) Je brule de fièvre (I burn with fever) all for you Cette maladie me coutera tout (This sickness will cost me everything) I never stop loving you even when you tell the truth 
Le matin tu auras disparu (Tomorrow you'll have disappeared) Raison, nous l’avons perdue (Reason, we've lost you) On ne sait jamais On ne sait jamais On ne sait jamais L’amour mystère Embrasse-moi avant de t'en aller, donne-moi (Kiss me before you go, give me) Quelque chose que je peux garder (Something I can hold onto) As I cross endless oceans of shame Calling your name Oh comme j’espère (oh how I hope) On ne sait jamais comme j’espère On ne sait jamais On ne sait jamais L’amour mystère Le ciel étoilé
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L'Aubergine 01:42
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WOOD RIVER MOON Words and music by Britt Arnesen Oh melody maker I've come for a favor Please do what you're able There's a good man I know who needs saving Wood River Moon Please send him this song with my love He's burdened with sadness Feeling blue and abandoned Lost the one thing that matters Then the world around him shattered Wood River Moon Please send him this song with my love On the wind through the maples Or the call of a raven Strong and sustaining Like the music we could (should) be making Wood River Moon Please send him this song with my love Make it warm and inviting Like the spark I see inside him Make the magic exciting When these arms come hold him tightly Wood River Moon
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Row Away 04:43
ROW AWAY words and music by Britt K. Arnesen Row away never look behind you Row away never let him find you Row away Sea foam green floating past the buoy Hauled out seals barking at you moon you Should have stayed out there on the deck you Should have kept your mouth all sealed up You took a chance oh and how you stumbled The evidence ringing in his ears Row away... Your trusted mate the very one you lied to Lies awake plotting your demise with Every wave banging on the sideboards Ghosts of yore running for their lives and Clanging bells sounding out a warning You know better than to ignore them Row away... Train your eyes on every new horizon The storm will break a new one will arrive he Carved your name on every rocky island Said one day you'll run aground and die there Your lover's gaze will punch him in the eye when He hears tale that you're not returning Row away... There's no rest in this pursuit When vengeance wins you're the loser There's no love like the one that is denied you There's no pain like leaving it behind you Ah but fate always has it in for The wife of every salty sailor Row away.
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Blue Sky 03:02
BLUE SKY words and music by Britt K. Arnesen I know just who I want to warm my bed Just one shoulder Fits my head Just one kiss can bring me to the edge Blue sky for your way back home Tonight we all saw the same rainbow Love's a song For a weary soul Play it long Take it slow Til the embers in you glow Blue sky for your way back home If your heart is true Only time will tell Will you follow through The promise you once meant And hold on to that precious hand you've held Her blue sky's still in you I know Tonight we all saw the same rainbow Blue sky for your way back home I know just who I want to warm my bed Just one shoulder Fits my head
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NO KIND OF ANGEL by Britt K. Arnesen At the Depot, Lil and her darling another train in the night Joining fellow wives and families kissing loved ones goodbye She's embraced him at the station some five hundred times And it's never gotten easier saying goodbye Hardest part of loving him is letting him fly ------- She's been waltzing in the garden neath the green northern lights Trading Fridays with the neighbors, sharing birthdays and pies She wonders if he's faithful; she's no kind of angel It's a risk they've been taking making love between trains He says the hardest part of leaving is the missing each day She says the hardest part of loving you is feeling this way The hardest part of loving is the living each day ------ Queue up a waltz for Lil and her darling at the depot this night Twirl all around the floor before they’re boarding the line She's embraced him at this station some five hundred times And it's never gotten easier saying goodbye He says the hardest part of leaving is the look in your eyes She says the hardest part of loving him is letting him fly Hardest part of loving him is letting him fly Hardest part of loving is the saying goodbye
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The Painting 03:31
THE PAINTING words and music by Britt K. Arnesen He traced all of our plans upon a canvas An ordered mingling of lines Tender like the first brush between us Feathered, a sunset goodbye And a finely painted face Of some other lady Whose picture don’t look like mine Postcards and letters from their daydreams Her young love and beauty made him blind He traded our promises for her maybes The mailbox a witness to his crime And a neatly written name Of some other lady Whose song doesn’t sound like mine Sorrow in the shadow of his freedom He’d see heartache if he ever looked behind Betrayal has a way of getting even Hiding snakes in green grass on the other side Where the painting hangs At the home of some other lady Whose colors don’t bleed like mine A finely painted face Of some other lady Whose colors don’t fade like mine
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SAY GOODBYE TO MY GOOD NAME Words and music by Britt Arnesen It's so hard to make a stand When I'm on the losing end Of goodbye Took a stroll on down the branch To the place we first held hands And said goodbye to my good name Heard a tale about myself Crazy nonsense people sell Crazy games they play Blowing smoke right in my face Just to put me in my place And say goodbye to my good name I'm the rose you're the wine We sing in syncopated time A winging prayer Rough our road Weak our vine We take a wreckin (reckon) every time And say goodbye to my good name Go on and break what you cannot mend In another life we could have been Friends I ain't wed to my mistakes Every day's a chance to change Or say goodbye to my good name
11.
Miss You Sam 03:11
MISS YOU SAM by Britt K. Arnesen Draw a picture of your heart now I'll play a song for only you Of the time when last I saw you Of the numbered days that we once knew Miss you Sam Potatoes for our supper On a rosemary day Magnolias from your sweetheart I'd give you every flower god ever made All for you Sam A taller tree now you're climbing Reaching up for the sky when I grabbed your hand in a dream And woke before I could say Miss you Sam Another penny from my pocket To the fountain I did throw Mumbling "I'm sorry" In a language only you and I know Miss you Sam Then I feel your wind out walking The lagoon, the driftwood caves I hear your voice in salted hollows See your smile upon madrona waves Miss you Sam A taller tree now you're climbing Reaching up for the sky when I held my breath in a dream And woke before I could say Love you Sam
12.
Going Home 01:34

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released June 8, 2018

Songwriting, guitar, upright bass, and vocals by Britt Arnesen
Mixed/mastered with guest vocals by Brian Hazard and Resonance Mastering.
Recorded February 2018 by Britt Arnesen in Missoula, Montana.
Original watercolors by Bayla Arietta.

Britt is playing an 1891 Martin parlor guitar, size 2 1/2 style 17 (thanks, Kim Rice) and a 1942 Kay Bass, tuned to the standard of A = 432.



More thank you's...

My mentors, bandmates, and friends in music, like Richie Reinholdt and Chad Fadely from the Acousticals. The Pinegrass boys Jack Mauer, John Joyner, Ted Lowe, and Bill Neaves. The whole community of inspiring female bass players in Idaho and Montana like Emily Frank, Carrie Calder Bean, Paula Jones, Zondra Skertich, and Emily Emmons. I couldn't have done it without positive vibes to keep me going from my mom Janet Kowalski, brother Aksel Arnesen, and friends Clare Menahan and Josh Herbold. Dave Boulware and Brady Turk at Bent Twig Guitars. Laurie and Greg Boyd, Si Smith, Teri Llovet, and the House of Fine Instruments. Jerry LaVine. Kate Little, Britt Smith, Patty Clayton, Dave Smith, Ray Wood, and dozens of other inspiring Weiser friends. Dear friends I lost while writing this music, Derick Burleson and Sam Carter. Also, thank you to the Idaho, Washington, and Western Montana venues where I get to do what I love for work to pay my bills like Bitterroot Brewery, Ten Spoon Winery, the Top Hat Lounge, the Missoula Farmer's Market, Blackfoot River Brewing, Blacksmith Brewing, Great Burn Brewing, Draughtworks, Paws Up Resort, Rumour, Dana Gallery, Four Ravens Gallery, the Hard Times Bluegrass Festival, Pend D'Oreille Winery, Kalispell Brewing, Tailing Loop Winery, Montana Distillery, the Rathskeller, Smelter City Brewing, the Clark Fork Market, Elk Ridge Brewing, the Red Bird, the Ranch at Rock Creek, the Hamilton Farmer's Market, Philipsburg Brewing Co, and Cabinet Mountain Brewing. And also thank you to everyone I forgot to mention. I am grateful for each day on this earth and each heart I connect with.

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Britt Arnesen Missoula, montana

Britt K. Arnesen is a Montana folksinger, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. Her latest projects are Nothing to Say by Elijah Jalil and a solo gospel-inspired album, Move in Closer. Britt is originally from Juneau, Alaska.

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