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Adventures of the Deaf Dreamer

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Once I had a dream that I was standing in Osaka
There was a geisha and a refugee
And deep down in her pocket was a tarnished silver locket
And a picture frame that had always been empty

She takes that refugee to town and keeps her eyes down on the ground
As if she's waiting for the earth to open up
And pull the geisha and that man into the cauldrons of Japan
Beneath the streets that only serve to keep the gravity at bay

        She talks, I sleepwalk
        And I did not hear a thing

Once I had this dream there were two starcrossed teenage lovers
Trying to keep their secret safe from everyone
Because if their parents ever learned this, they would slash and they would burn this
And everything they know would be undone

So they hid beneath the bleachers, out of view from all the teachers
As the marching band played Hail to the Team
It was the last game of the season, they were shaking, they were freezing
There was nothing but their bodies in between

        She talks, I sleepwalk
        And I did not hear a thing

She's wide awake, so why am I asleep?
She's wide awake, so why am I asleep?

Once I had this dream that I could see inside your mind
And all the mysteries unraveled like a thread
Once I had this dream that I could see inside my own mind
Past denial and the walls inside my head

And it all was making sense as I let go of my defenses
And I saw the world for what it really was
And I opened up my eyes to see the end of the disguise
But I went blind before I even saw a thing

        She talks, I sleepwalk
        And I did not hear a thing
        She talks, I sleepwalk
        And I did not hear a thing


Guitar Tuning: CADGCE, Capo 5

But you can play it in standard pretty easily.
Verse Chords:    C  G/B  Am  F
Chorus Chords:   Am  F  Am  F
Bridge: F  G  F  G

Banjo Tuning: (F) E# G A# E# (capo across 1st fret)
V: x0050 x0040 x0020 x05555
C: 19090 15050

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  Discussion: Adventures of the Deaf Dreamer

La Fawnduh (anon) · 8 years, 1 month ago
This is by far my favorite song. I absolutely love it. I especially love the second verse. What influenced you to write it? When I write its always because of things that happened in my life, and Im just curious.
Petr Pulc (anon) · 4 years, 11 months ago
Here are the chords as I hear them...
Standard tuning, Capo 3

V: C G Am F
C: Am F
Bridge: F G

Feel free to correct it, please. :-)
Eric Nelson (anon) · 3 years, 9 months ago
I get a lot of feedback about our podcast but have never had anyone criticize our music choice.
Malte (anon) · 1 year, 6 months ago
Really, really nice! This is my favorite song! :)
Gille Shroeder (anon) · 6 months ago
I love you so much! It's so great that you are giving us your very professional and good music to download! This is definitely my favorite song!
Josh Woodward Back · 6 months ago

Many thanks, Gille! That means a lot :)

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