sleepwalking

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The kick drum sound on this song is a field recording of fireworks exploding. I got it from freesound.org. I wanted the song to feel like summer. I wanted it to be a rock and roll song. The lyrics are about trying to create a sense of community. You surround yourself with creative people and you support each other, in basements, in bars, drinking cheap wine in backyards. Without them you fall to pieces. Sometimes even with them you fall to pieces.

I dedicated this song to Tim and Rob from the Diggs last week when we played it at Union Hall, because when I sing it I always think of them, and those early days when they were in the first version of Beat Radio, in 2002. A mad mission.

lyrics

Summer is gone don't know where the days went
Me and my friends descend into basements
When we were kids we did things the same way
Queen of the street and ghost of the midway

We come together to hold each other up
Broken guitars and wine from paper cups

Cmon come on
Sometimes you feel the pain of everyone
Sometimes you feel like you're the only one
Sleepwalking in the mid day sun

We came apart
Everyone said it was a work of art
16 bit troubles for my 8 bit heart
A mad mission from the very start

2
I'm moving slow so everyone wonders
Nothing could break the spell that I'm under
Love is a map of stars and I'm lost in the words on the page I can't get across.

And if I could I know we'd be just fine
I get no sleep but I'm dreaming all time

Cmon come on
This is the story of a town gone wrong
And we're together cause we don't belong
And everyone we used to know is gone

We came apart
Everyone said it was a work of art
16 bit troubles for my 8 bit heart
A mad mission from the very start

Instro

Bridge: (in 3/4)
Who was it that said
That death is the remedy
Nearly all singers dream of?
Well, let that be my elegy

Cmon come on
Sometimes you feel the pain of everyone
Sometimes you feel like you're the only one
Sleepwalking in the mid day sun

We came apart
Everyone said it was a work of art
16 bit troubles for my 8 bit heart
A mad mission from the very start

Cmon come on
This is the story of a town gone wrong
And we're together cause we don't belong
And everyone we used to know is gone

We came apart
Everyone said it was a work of art
16 bit troubles for my 8 bit heart
A mad mission from the very start

credits

from safe inside the sound, released October 6, 2009
dan bills - harpsichord
brian sendrowitz - everything else

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

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