Dream On

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This is only half the album. Hear the whole thing at britchy.bandcamp.com/album/dream-on

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released June 8, 2013

Britt Arnesen and Richie Reinholdt

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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: The Lovin Bee
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
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Track Name: Scenic Idaho
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
Track Name: Pretty Lies
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
Track Name: Canyon's Lullaby
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
Track Name: Dream In Blue
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
Track Name: Blue Afternoon
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
Track Name: Night Sky
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
Track Name: Walking Shoes
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