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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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 Bouldware 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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Folksinger and songwriter Britt K. Arnesen is from Juneau, Alaska. She currently resides in Missoula, Montana.
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Track Name: Dream In Blue
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
Track Name: Calamity Jane
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
Track Name: Ciel Etoile
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
Track Name: Wood River Moon
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
Track Name: Row Away
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.
Track Name: Blue Sky
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
Track Name: No Kind of Angel
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
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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
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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
Track Name: The Painting
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
Track Name: Say Goodbye to My Good Name
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
Track Name: Miss You Sam
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

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