Just Let Me Dream

by Nancy K Dillon

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released July 8, 2004

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Nancy K Dillon Seattle, Washington

On her album, Roses Guide to Time Travel, Nancy K. Dillon maps the road West; the dusty highways that conjure up images like Kerouac's road trips, traveling dustbowl carnivals, and free-spirited 70s hipsters. Inspired by Oklahoma & Texas troubadours Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and Kevin Welch, Dillon's songs are short stories about characters that populate true American life. ... more

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Track Name: Crossing 66
Crossing 66
© 2004 Nancy K. Dillon

1) I crossed that road 1000 nights
Asphalt river to the left and right
The only part of it I owned
Was 18 blocks from Elm to Stone

2) Stuck there in that dusty town
I watched the wind whirl trash around
No one heard the silent sound
My suffocated screams unwound

CHO: The Lord's house was behind me
In front the donut shop
We'd race to beat the traffic
And never once be caught

3) They say the night has 1000 eyes
And I could never help but see
That 1 day I would take that road
That snaked in back and front of me

CHO: 16 years to get my wheels
7 more to get aligned
The westward wind blew me free
To leave the dust and chains behind

4) 66, you're on my mind
66, you're all I need
66, you're in my dreams
Oh, let me fly with reckless speed
Crossing, oh-oh, crossing
Crossing, oh-oh, crossing
My love song to a highway...

From "Just Let Me Dream" CD
© Nancy K. Dillon 2004
Track Name: Just Let Me Dream
Just Let Me Dream
© 2004 Nancy K. Dillon

1) Just let me dream
Don't spoil this scene
Come put your hand in mine and
We will sleep on silver sand

2) Just let me dream
Know what I mean?
So lie here next to me
And when the sun comes you will see

CHORUS:
I never want to live without you
I don't want to have to make it on my own
Never want to live without you
So come on, baby, won't you please come home?

3) Just come with me
Leave your blues be
Let's walk through golden sun until
We reach the aqua sea

4) Look through my eyes
See the moon rise?
You're a boy at the ocean
I'm a tall grass girl in a big wide world and I...

CHORUS

For all of my dreaming sisters wherever they may be...

From "Just Let Me Dream" CD
© Nancy K. Dillon 2004
Track Name: Almost To Idaho
Almost To Idaho
© 2004 Nancy K. Dillon

1) Almost to Idaho
My love, I miss you so
Two more days to Washington
Then my travelin' will be done

2) I needed time and open space
But now I need to see your face
Through these hills, a ribbon road
Leads me home through Idaho

BRIDGE:
Santa Fe was pretty
And all the family's fine
I wish that you were with me
To hear these old wheels whine

3) Almost to Idaho
Burning sun and clouds of snow
When we meet, I'll hold you close
And remember Idaho

A postcard written in my head on the road...

From "Just Let Me Dream" CD
© Nancy K. Dillon 2004
Track Name: Nothing In Texas
Nothing In Texas
© 2004 Nancy K. Dillon

1) Ain't nothin' in Texas to stop the wind
It just keeps blowin', remembering,
Cottonwoods snowing white clouds in my hair
The smell of the yellow wheat hangs in the air

2) Ain't nothin' in my heart can stem the tide
Love just keeps flowing so deep and so wide
The sound of your voice in the dark summer night
The warmth of your skin in the pale candlelight

3) Ain't nothin' can stop these songs that I play
They just float up as the stars blaze away
Melody plays by the light of the moon
She laughs as she dances and sings her new tune

From "Just Let Me Dream" CD
© Nancy K. Dillon 2004
Track Name: O Susanna
O Susanna
© 2004 Nancy K. Dillon

1) O Susanna, night is comin' on
Take your heart and keep it safe until the dawn
There I go again: wantin' the best for you
There you go again: sayin' that we're through

2) O Susanna, stars light one by one
This old world keeps spinnin' 'round the setting sun
There you go again: flyin' all apart
There I go again: the horse before the cart

BRIDGE:
Your wings are singed and sunburnt
While I sit like a stone
My stillness makes you crazy
You make me feel alone

3) O Susanna, don't you cry for me
Tune up that old banjo and play a filigree
Here we go again: dancin' on the flame
Here we go again: the music's still the same

BRIDGE

4) O Susanna, don't you cry for me
Tune up that old banjo and play an elegy
Here we go again: dancin' on the flame
Here we go again: the music's still the same
O Susanna

From "Just Let Me Dream" CD
© Nancy K. Dillon 2004
Track Name: The Ballad of Mabel Dodge
The Ballad of Mabel Dodge
© 2004 Nancy K. Dillon & Michael R. Bristow

1) Mabel Dodge came to Santa Fe and then went North to Taos
She met Antonio, an Indian man, and lost her heart to chaos
And the rocks and hills, the cottonwoods and roses
Pinion smoke lying low across the valley, lying low

BRIDGE:
She went to find the mountain
In the waning days of winter
She seemed to know just what to do
Was like she'd always been there
She lost herself and found every
Mirage was a mirror
She woke one day to find out
That the desert air was clearer

2) Mabel Dodge saw between the lines
She could hear the words unspoken
Tony gave her the Medicine
And promises unbroken
And they built their house
On a hill above the village
Snow white clouds flying high above the valley, flying high!

From "Just Let Me Dream" CD
© Nancy K. Dillon 2004
Track Name: Fire & Soul
Fire & Soul
© 2004 Nancy K. Dillon

1) Yesterday I heard your voice
Singing soft and low
An old mountain song you loved so well
Singing with fire and soul

CHORUS:
Fire and Soul, flames of gold
Singing with fire and soul
Your voice will never now grow old
You sang with fire and soul

2) Far away was close enough
How my tender heart yearned
A little love can mean so much
A whole lot of fire gets you burned

CHORUS

For Charles...so missed by so many.

From "Just Let Me Dream" CD
© Nancy K. Dillon 2004
Track Name: Tired Heart
Tired Heart
© 2004 Nancy K. Dillon

1) I made this bed
This is where I sleep
Sit 'n' watch the sun go down
The silence sounds so deep

2) I made this bed
In my innocence
I'm staring at the blurring lines
Of a book that makes no sense

CHORUS:
I never thought this room could be so lonely
I never dreamed our laughter would depart
I never felt my body seem so hollow
So as the stars rise up
I'll drain this cup
And quietly tuck in this tired heart

BRIDGE:
So if I reach for you tonight
Would you turn to me or just keep right on
Livin' in your house of stone?
Safe from the danger zone?

3) I made this bed
It's mine and mine alone
I've never had time for despair
But I hear it's darkest tones

4) I made this bed
In my innocence
I'm staring at the blurring lines
Of a book that makes no sense

CHORUS

From "Just Let Me Dream" CD
© Nancy K. Dillon 2004
Track Name: Revelation
Revelation
© 2004 Nancy K. Dillon & Tom Hodge

1) Rise up prayin' in the darkest hour
There's fire on the mount, blood on the moon
Radio's blarin' 'bout the Holy Ghost power
"The Saviour's comin' and it's gonna be soon."

CHORUS:
Revelation, jubilation!
Risin' moon caught the blood red sun
Revelation, celebration!
Raise our voice, each and every one

2) Preacher man says though we don't know the hour
"Be lookin' for the signs with a heart that's pure
Let the horsemen ride and the nations cower
Be washed in the blood and your soul is sure"

CHORUS

3) The horn will sound in the twinkle of an eye
And the mighty will fall and the meek will rise
Heavenly host in the western sky
The Lord come down to build a paradise

CHORUS

From "Just Let Me Dream" CD
© Nancy K. Dillon 2004
Track Name: Play 1 - 4 Susie
Play 1 - 4 Susie
© 2004 Nancy K. Dillon

1) Susie's always sittin' in the front row
Listenin' to the guitar man
He could take her places
She could understand
Eyes closed, swayin' with the rhythm
Shot glass in her hand
His melody's sigh brings a tear to her eye
Listenin' to the band

CHORUS:
So play one for Susie tonight
One more for Susie tonight
Play one and make things alright
Won't you play one for Susie tonight?

2) Susie didn't care much for dancin'
Or talkin' to men she didn't know
But she sat in that bar every evening
From the first note to the last song
Their eyes met on a chorus
It was more than she could stand
When they packed up she walked out into the night
On the arm of the guitar man

CHORUS

From "Just Let Me Dream" CD
© Nancy K. Dillon 2004
Track Name: Till The Music Dies
Till The Music Dies
© 2004 Nancy K. Dillon

1) We'll dance off in the darkness, our story needs no stage
As we slowly spin across this hardwood floor
You close your eyes as I sing softly in your ear
Till the Music Dies, I'll ask no more

CHORUS:
Only just that you hold me like you want me, take me in you arms
We'll take a spin across this hardwood floor
Let me live a moment in the eye of this storm
Till the Music Dies, I'll ask no more

2) You pull me slightly closer, the music pulses low
And colored lights spill on this hardwood floor
For now I have forgotten the world outside your arms
Till the Music Dies, I'll ask no more

CHORUS

3) The magic of this moment's like a shell left on the sand
When the wave has broken and it leaves the shore
Your smile and touch embedded on my memory soft and warm
Till the Music Dies, I'll ask no more

CHORUS

From "Just Let Me Dream" CD
© Nancy K. Dillon 2004