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(@jamestoffee)
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Y8W46 Dream a Little Dream of Me

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9649676

Little bit of effort if you please
Then we can start digging, digging, digging down deep
Deep to the core, the core of who we really are

When you dream, dream of me

The collective unconscious; the self-tapping screw
Symbols and archetypes exposed
I will show you mine if you show me yours

When you dream, dream of me

Bed sheets uncovered
A psyche discovered
Wake just to find it's a dream of me
Dream of me
Dream of me

...WE....ALL....SLEEP....TALK...........LISTEN

When you dream, dream of me


   
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(@martin-6)
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The first verse made me think of the Chilean miners...


   
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(@jamestoffee)
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Hi Martin,
The first verse made me think of the Chilean miners...
Wow, yes, I see the connection. I haven't been following the news for quite a while, but that does work as a topic for the first verse :o ...It's not the topic or person I had in mind when writing this one though.

Thanks for the listen.

James


   
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(@contagiousjerm)
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I'm thinking you're talking about Inception? Just a thought, but not sure about the "self-tapping screw". Maybe Matrix?

Interesting how the meaning of "dream of me" seems to change meaning at some points, sometimes "dream" being a verb in the imperative, to being a noun as in the dream about or belonging to me.

Really I don't have a lot to say because the lyrics are very simple and leave a lot to the imagination, although I think a song of this type should be a bit longer - maybe another verse after your break with some twist, both lyrical and musical. No, a better idea would be to think of this as a smaller piece that leads into the next song, starting abruptly (I'm thinking like the way a Floyd or later Radiohead album runs together thematically).

Jeremy

And my Soundclick Page to listen to my song submissions: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=903876


   
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Hey Jeremy,
I think a song of this type should be a bit longer
Yeah, I agree. What happened was I had a musical idea first....then came up with the melody line which is why it has the single piano note melody running through it....then tried to write lyrics...I figured instead of changing things up, I would try to work within the constrains of what I had done before...ie don't change chords to fit the melody; don't change the melody to fit the words
I'm thinking you're talking about Inception? Just a thought, but not sure about the "self-tapping screw". Maybe Matrix?
Then I guess I did it right for the assignment :D :roll: :)
It's about Carl Jung or his research in Dream Interpretations
http://www.here-be-dreams.com/psychology/jung.html

"For Jung dreams are an expression of the personal unconscious through the archetypes of the collective unconscious. Whereas Freud believed that dreams were frequently distorted in a subconscious attempt at repression, Jung believed that any such distortion was usually unintentional. The dream was a direct message from the personal unconscious."
http://www.here-be-dreams.com/psychology/jung2.html
not sure about the "self-tapping screw"
This is coming from the idea/expression of if your not "alright" you have a screw loose....and Jung saying truth is found in the collective unconscious...so self-examination leads to collective unconscious leads to truth -the screw that is "not loose" or keeps oneself together.

The first verse is from when I heard/read an interview of Peter Gabriel talking about his song "Digging in the Dirt" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRItiOap1L0
meaning going back in your life or mind to reexamine events or attitudes that shaped or effected the individual.
better idea would be to think of this as a smaller piece that leads into the next song, starting abruptly (I'm thinking like the way a Floyd or later Radiohead album runs together thematically).
That sound's interesting. I have listened to Floyd, but I haven't listened to much Radiohead.

Thanks for the listen and post :D

James


   
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I haven't listened to much Radiohead.

You should give "Kid A" a listen. I think I have it somewhere if you want to borrow it (you could probably find it on Grooveshark.com also). I think some of the approaches that you've using in producing your songs are similar to what Radiohead has been doing. "Hail to the Thief" is also good. I haven't heard what they've done since then.

Jeremy

And my Soundclick Page to listen to my song submissions: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=903876


   
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