Longest Dream

by EMay

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    This album is the closest to a concept album I've come up with yet. It traces a theatrical dreamscape through love, loss and living. It is also an intensely personal narrative for me, and therefore a chance for me to explore a deeper and sometimes darker side of that which is most important to me: recognizing the preciousness of the life we live.
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    This is the first batch of piano songs I've ever recorded. It feels like a rare collection to me, and is very dear to my heart. I hope you enjoy.

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1.
You with your madness and I with my skipping stone You with your justice and I with my melting throne You hide your secrets and I show you where mine have grown You make decisions and I go out to face this alone What will be waiting for us at the end of the play? You with your baggage and I with my unskillfullness You thrust your kindness and it’ll fill my emptiness You with your calm sense of style, I with my loftless grace You with your solitude and I, my loyal embrace You know what is waiting for us in the warm month of may I’ll stand beside you until my very last day We’ll walk thru embers and locusts and mountains of rain And I will be waiting for you at the end of the play I will be waiting for you at the end of the play I will be waiting for you at the end of the play
2.
Sitting at the old homestead, hearing voices in the rain Asking all these questions, but I’ve not answers to explain All the hills have turned to rust now, like an old metal sign Like apple cider vinegar turns from homemade wine and it’s the same down by the river that flows below the mines where we’ve cut down all the spruce trees all the oak, all the poplar, all the pine So I ask them, does it even matter in the long run, over time If these mountains reach the valley One day, we’ll all reach back towards the sky and it’s the same down by the river that flows below the mines where we’ve cut down all the spruce trees all the oak, all the poplar, all the pine And it’s the same for me and you, dear If there’s just one thing I know We only have this moment, There may be no evermore and it’s the same down by the river that flows below the mines where we’ve cut down all the spruce trees all the oak, all the poplar, all the pine yes it’s the same down by the river that flows below the mines where we’ve cut down all the spruce trees all the oak, all the poplar, all the pine
3.
Lay Down 03:43
Life it seems is covered up with dreams Even when no stars fill the sky You and I, we meet in between Come on, love, do not pass me by Like a moth drawn to light, you come into my sight And you’re all I’m aiming for You and I, we understand the sky Love is light – you are mine tonight And all I want is the light to shine Come on, love, and lay me down We’ll make the fire burn so bright When we lay down tonight When we lay down tonight Come on, love, make me tremble like the leaves Come on, love, and lay me down We’ll make the fire burn so bright When we lay down tonight When we lay down tonight As the sun sets over the mountains And the moon pulls waves on the sea You and I, we wade up to our knees Oh, this is where we’re meant to be This is where we’re meant to be
4.
Heavy 03:49
Heavy is the heart that won’t quit Sick of all the childish bullshit Heavy is the heart that won’t stop Measuring the silence between us Heavy is the answer I see A choice of dying or living Heavy is tumbling around Grown up tall from the cold ground I can turn in, my love, for the empire of stars That are so high high high up here Let it go for another thousand years, Could it ever be so clear That you’re right here with me? Heavy is the age in your footsteps Heavy that you don’t act your age Heavy is all that we have left Heavy will take us all someday Heavy is your suicide Heavy is the return of mine Heavy lets you just disappear Heavy keeps you always right here Heavy is the heart that won’t quit Holding on to all that supports it Heavy is the moment you stop Measuring the silence between us
5.
The Judge 04:49
It’s been a while since I could see. I turned my head ‘til you were gone. & now I find it’s hard to speak But I’ve only got one call. & I’m hoping your words can free me Like you have before, please save me. Sand fills my feet, I face a loud and angry crowd Inside my chest, a heart still beats Though it feels like I have drowned And your words have me hung like a jury Oh, until my dying day, you’ll be the judge of me Have I been shut in? Or will I be free to go? I’m guilty of the crime, already sitting on death row And it’s not just fresh air I am missing here today, So with these last moments, just stay with me, I pray That I’ll do better next time, If I can get you off my mind & I see it is divine, Whether yours or mine, and Your Honor Grant me my freedom, or my memories Until my dying day, you’ll be the judge of me Lay my body down, deep in the frozen ground Where I’ll be lost and never found, nor ever make another sound And what is it you will say When you meet me at the gates? Lord, until my dying day, you’ll be the judge of me
6.
This is the longest dream And I wait on the porch For you to wake me This is the longest life Without you by my side And I’ll be here until you hear Your own voice – is it what you say & Is that what you mean? You could’ve saved the world But you never changed You never meant the words you spoke And when you finally told the truth It was rough and tumbly Like the first time we knew each other Awake and alive, when you leave the light on The light shines on, oh love… Sometimes I look back at the lives we’ve come from And you were here before – I must not have learned That’s why you’ve come back to me Once in a while For a little while Still you own me And we never change So come back to me Once in a while There’s plenty of time In this life baby So please, Come back to me Awake and alive, when you leave the light on The light shines on, oh love… I love you like I love the world, And I wish I could save you both I wish I could save you both with the same words: I love you…. I love you…

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released December 18, 2015

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