Dream Songs

by Devon Welsh

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Dream Songs via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      $30 CAD or more 

     

1.
2.
04:51
3.
4.
04:47
5.
02:40
6.
04:44
7.
03:55
8.
9.
03:34
10.
03:33

about

The music on the album represents what’s happened in my life in the last few years, and I hope it shows my love for everyone who took part in that time with me. My friends and family have supported, loved, challenged and laughed with me and that is what I like to write songs about. I want to love more and better, I want to surrender more, I want to live with less fear, I want to participate in healing and connecting. I think I subconsciously write about the things I’m hoping for, and the songs on this album are about those desires.

Having the opportunity to make and release music is a serious blessing, so thank you for anyone who will listen to it and get something out of it. Also, shout out to everyone putting their hearts and souls on their sleeves in their art, you are giving strength to other people (like me) to make their own art and do it with as little fear as possible. I have admiration for artists and people who are unafraid to continually discover who they are. This record is a tribute to those people and to whatever level of that intention I can summon in myself.

credits

released August 24, 2018

Songs by Devon Welsh
Produced by Austin Tufts
Strings arranged by Austin Tufts & Devon Welsh

Violin - Kate Maloney
Viola - Christoph Vandory
Cello - Thomas Beard
Bass - Ben Dwyer

Guitar on “Summer’s End” performed by Kyle Jukka
Saxophone on “I’ll Be Your Ladder” performed by Austin Milne

Cover photograph by Christopher Honeywell

Dedicated with love to my family and my friends

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Devon Welsh Montreal, Québec

shows

contact / help

Contact Devon Welsh

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: By The Daylight
when you see an insect
don’t try to squash it
things more powerful than you
control the actions in your life

I have a problem
with no easy answer
but you see I’m trying
very very hard to just let it slide

so I dream
dream dream dream

wasted by the daylight
floating in the twilight

ask me a question
I’ll give you the answer
you want to know I'm saying
every little thing that’s on my mind

I am a body
stuck in a story
things more powerful than me
control the actions in my life

so I dream
dream dream dream

wasted by the daylight
floating in the twilight
Track Name: Summer's End
father, we will never grow old
and perfect love will always be yours
sometimes I can see through your eyes
and it’s good to feel that way

and this is not the first time
we’ve seen the last, the last of the green

and you’re on my mind
as the shadows fool my eyes
‘cause I found the season
for your wintery pride

and this is not the first time
we’ve seen the last, the last of the green
this is not the first time
we’ve dreamed the last, the last of a dream

at the summer’s end

father, we will never grow old
and perfect love will always be yours
on the shore of the world
let’s go swimming
on the shore of the world
let’s go swimming

at the summer’s end

and this is not the first time
we’ve gone swimming, let’s go swimming
Track Name: Dreams Have Pushed You Around
I snuck in to your room last night
I stayed in the dark
it was innocent

dreams have pushed you around, you said
but I am innocent
you have let them in

you think time left this behind
but it’s in your mind
you need love in your life

magic turns words into prayers, you said
to bring us back from the dead
but it’s not happening

a spell you tried made you blind, you said
you can’t see the end
you are innocent

you think time left you alone
but you were on your own
it was you all along

every other one you did know before
if you loved them more
they won’t love you now

don’t look back at them anymore
what are you looking for?
they won’t beg for you

I think you left this behind
but you’re in my mind
I need love in my life
Track Name: Vision
sometimes, sometimes
you’re on my mind
and I can see your face in mine
through one eye
a happy sight in failing vision
my ally, I see you in your imprecision

your eyes, your eyes
look just like mine
and I can feel where we collide
in our lives
we’re pulled apart by indecision
we tell lies
and watch the world on television

but I, but I
want to change my life
and I can feel we are aligned
through love’s eyes
despite the blindness we’ve been given
so I’ll try to see you now with perfect vision
Track Name: Comedian
a comedian died tonight
beside my bed coughing in the moonlight
oh how he didn’t want to go
his face was painted white and he cried
lord, let me live another life

how could you be our hangman
all the comedians in pain will you save them?
my faith is in no one else’s hands
will you keep me alive in your eyes?
lord, let us live another life

are we all part of your bad dream?
where all the comedians laugh and scream
and the riverbed weeps when you are sad
everyone that opens their eyes tonight
lord, let them live another life

our bodies are falling apart
but the way they move is a work of art
a joke that’s killing everyone
no one in the room is left alive
lord, let us live another life

a comedian died tonight
beside my bed coughing in the moonlight
oh how he didn’t want to go
his face was painted white and he cried
lord, let me live another life
Track Name: Chances
when the rain falls
it turns the earth into roses
what I cannot perceive
is here with me now
in the roses

when summer comes
I twist myself into shadows
what I cannot believe
are calling me now
in the shadows

when fall is near
I turn my heart into chances
what I could not receive
will come to me now
in the chances
in the roses
Track Name: Vampires
what are we doing here hanging on a dark night?
what are we doing here this town’s a vampire
ducking our silhouettes waiting for the cop’s light
this town’s gonna eat us alive

so we’re moving on

puff on your cigarette, smoke it ‘till the hash lights
pass me the bottle I’m looking for a quick high
down in the basement we’re waiting for the twilight
to feel strong, it’s the easiest lie

but we’re getting high

hide in the backseat I’ll go through the red light
finish the liquor we’ll chase with the moonlight
this is our shot let’s not blow it with stage fright
this time we need to say goodbye

‘cause we’re moving on
we’re moving on

what are we doing here hanging on a dark night?
what are we doing we’re just like the vampires
Track Name: I'll Be Your Ladder
time cools me
with laughter
as I see the ways
I am changing
and I know I want to
be your ladder
with love's elation
in your eyes
I’ll be your ladder
while you’re changing
Track Name: Over The Sky
you are a question
and I’m not an answer
but I’m here and you still wonder why

as you and me on our rollercoaster
go around the bedroom
through the ceiling and over the sky

we go over stormy oceans
and what if I let you fall
down to the water where you drown without a sound

and even though we both sway the motion
I will surrender
but I want to beg you now please don’t let me drown

I’ll build the wings on both our shoulders
and I won’t even mention
all of the reasons why I fear to fly

as you and me on our rollercoaster
go around the bedroom
through the ceiling and over the sky
Track Name: Take It Easy
I will surrender, follow me now
punish the devil, pardon the clown
‘cause I need your love till this place is gone

and I know there is a purpose in me
and I’m getting better
but I just hope you’ll take it easy on me
you’ll take it easy

in weakness and fantasy I’m waiting for you
help me get over myself and I will be true
for love is the way ‘till our final day

and I know there is a garden in me
I feel it growing
but I just hope you’ll take it easy on me
you’ll take it easy

If you like Devon Welsh, you may also like: