hard times for dreamers

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I haven't written a song like this one for a long time. When I was 19 these were the sort of songs I wrote. I was always trying to write songs that felt like they've always been there. Like they already existed forever, and I just happened to be the one to find them at some random moment in time. I wrote this one with my sons in mind. The message is pretty simple, and its reminiscent of something my friend john and I were told in an encounter with a bowery bum in 2001: "Stick with it!"

Also, I had my good friend Sarah come over and sing on this one, which was awesome.

lyrics

When the cold wind blows
We raise up our sails
When there is no wind we row
Hard times for dreamers
But our hearts prevail
And we shine that light
Everywhere we go
Hard times for dreamers
Burning the days
With these seasick sailors
And the castaways
Bedroom apostles
And the methadone strum
Magnolia blossoms
In the setting sun
When the cold wind blows
We raise up our sails
When there is no wind we row
Hard times for dreamers
But our hearts prevail
And we shine that light
Everywhere we go
For the bones of Brooklyn
I sang an elegy
For the apparition
And the cavalry
Farewell now, Romeo
Bye baby blue
Don't let these hard times
Get the best of you
And when the cold wind blows
We raise up our sails
When there is no wind we row
Hard times for dreamers
But our hearts prevail
And we shine that light
Everywhere we go

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from safe inside the sound, released October 6, 2009
brian sendrowitz - guitars, bass, vocals
sarah seeger - vocals

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Beat Radio has been making hazy, literate, heartfelt pop songs since 2005.

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