Dream On

by Britchy

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THE LOVIN BEE ©2011 Britt Arnesen The Lovin Bee is a nectar-hungry hummingbird in June When the petals open find her roaming singing of her news I tried to say don’t listen to her high and lonesome tune But The Lovin Bee went and told that man the truth She said I’m slow as a flower, six months from bud to bloom And it gets cold in my shadow like the dark side of the moon I tried to say don’t follow when I’m waltzing toward my doom But The Lovin Bee made that man a fool Guardrail gone, double-yellow canyon sign says 45 With the windows down pass small towns and wave hello goodbye I tried to say don’t drive that way where the earth and I collide So The Lovin Bee just told that man to fly She said I’m slow as a flower, six months from bud to bloom And it gets cold in my shadow like the dark side of the moon I tried to say don’t follow when I’m waltzing toward my doom But The Lovin Bee made that man a fool Summer’s thunder steals my slumber, rainbows wake my dreams On a bed of weeds in an open field, the wind upon my heels I tried to say I don’t play those games your lightning won’t strike me So The Lovin Bee just told that man to wait and see I’m slow as a flower, six months from bud to bloom And it gets cold in my shadow like the dark side of the moon I tried to say don’t follow when I’m waltzing toward my doom But The Lovin Bee made that man a fool I tried to say don’t follow but we're waltzing toward our doom 'Cause The Lovin Bee made me love him too credits
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Scenic Idaho 03:31
3. SCENIC IDAHO ©2013 Britt Arnesen Scenic Idaho, your lightning came and shook me Thirsty grass in flames, the drought fed the spark They said that nothing could fight the wildfire between us It burned so hot all summer long I’ve had some time to do my thinking Too many nights when I’m the smoke under your stars I never thought you’d hold me there and keep me But here we are back in the same old spot And I just can’t stay mad at you for long For every ounce of trouble you’ve got a pound of charm I’m throwing up my hands, Babe, I’m sorry oh I’m wrong Now please don’t stay mad at me so long Maybe I’ll have better luck in Bozeman Or Butte, America (man my hope is a mile high) I see Our Lady of the Rockies from the Freeway And wave goodbye across the Great Divide I just can’t stay mad at you for long For every ounce of trouble you’ve got a pound of charm I’m throwing up my hands, Babe, I’m sorry oh I’m wrong Now please don’t stay mad at me so long Sometimes your best laid plans they turn out oh so wrong Let's don't stay mad so long
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Pretty Lies 03:21
PRETTY LIES ©2012 Britt Arnesen Sister met him at a bus stop He was short, she gave him five bucks Could have known he was going nowhere fast Saw them later at my gig that night He was drunk and said she looked nice She caught his bug, fell in love, lost her mind You're gonna need more than, gonna need more than You're gonna need more than pretty lies I hope you've come here to say your goodbyes And walk the line we draw tonight Early summer they were married All the sudden there's a baby And the bum is gone, he left a note and her alone Still she kept the ring on Always hoping for a miracle But he didn't show, she had to get a smaller home You're gonna need more than, gonna need more than You're gonna need more than pretty lies I hope you've come here to say your goodbyes And walk the line we draw tonight Gotta get up on a stage now Play guitar and entertain now Watch him dance with some young thing I don't know All the money that he wasted All the times that he betrayed her All my nephew knows of a father is a ghost You're gonna need more than, gonna need more than You're gonna need more than pretty lies I hope you've come here to say your goodbyes And walk the line we draw tonight I hope you've come here to say your goodbyes Goodbye
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CANYON’S LULLABY ©2012 Britt Arnesen Little darling go to sleep my child Let the dark wash across your eyes When you wake up we'll say a long goodbye You’ll board a plane to Juneau's sky When the wind blows, brings you letters I write Hear the music with your heart and mind Come tomorrow when your wings take flight Remember my lullaby You're far away now counting ravens on the beach Enchanted forests of all the berries you can eat Catch a big fish now or just stay dry and read From time to time would you think of me I watch the coal trains, you watch the sea And go to the glacier while I walk the city streets And how I miss you so much more than you miss me More than you miss me When the wind blows and brings you letters I write Hear the music with your heart and mind I'm feeling sorry for every tear you cry Always I'm by your side Little darling go to sleep my child Let the dark wash across your eyes Come tomorrow when your wings take flight Remember my lullaby
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9. DREAM IN BLUE ©2012 Britt 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 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 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
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11. BLUE AFTERNOON ©2012 Britt Arnesen Blue afternoon Heartache's contagious I come down with the blues Every time that you call Blue afternoon Flirting with danger Always trying to drag me Down when you fall You left me too soon Kisses denied me Loving deprived me On a blue afternoon Blue afternoon Heartache's contagious I come down with the blues Every time that you call Blue afternoon I can't stop flirting with danger Always trying to drag me Down when you fall Oh blue afternoon Don't drag me down when you fall
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Night Sky 03:26
13. NIGHT SKY ©2012 Britt Arnesen My heart speaks now listen I'll sing you a lullaby For the nightmares that you've been living Daydreams gone awry In a moment when I didn't know you A feeling green and blue A moment when I didn't know you The baby that you've been rocking Cries and cries the whole day through The phone rings door's a knockin' Lay in bed 'til noon In a moment when I didn't know you A feeling green and blue A moment when I didn't know you My heart speaks now listen I'll sing you a lullaby For the stars that you've been given Moonbeams and northern lights A night sky in green and blue A night sky
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14. WALKING SHOES ©2012 Britt Arnesen Find him by the roadside, Joey’s thumb and cardboard sign Spare a seat and take him to the next state line He’s still running from the dream he tried to kill so many times Fleeing from the courthouse papers dodging sentences and fines Fence him in and take away his walking shoes Too much freedom never done him any good He’s one mistake away from nothing left to lose Fence him in and take away his walking shoes Their first son went to law school and the second one’s a doc Mama’s always wondering how little Joey went so wrong She tried to tell him time is short, mistakes are long But he’s sneaking out the back door I’m stuck singing his song They stopped him in a small town where the sign said 25 Clean cut sheriff’s deputy didn’t want his bribe Hauled him off to the county jail so he could sit and cry ‘Cause they took away his whiskey and a little golden pipe

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released June 8, 2013

Britt Arnesen and Richie Reinholdt

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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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