In Our Dreams We're Flying

by Bill Borman

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In Our Dreams We're Flying is a folk-rock album about people and humanity and stuff.

This album covers a selection of tracks from 2007-2011. You can also download some other tracks which didn't make the album from www.momentstudio.co.nz/music

This album is free (just enter $0), but you can choose to pay something for it if you like. The music industry is ridiculous right now and I think the world needs some more music just for music's sake.

Also, Facebook: www.facebook.com/billbmusic

credits

released 11 December 2011

Bill Borman - Recording, mixing, mastering, and all instruments and vocals except:
Jeannie Yeung - Violin on A Complex Thing, backing vocals on Perspective
Robyn Murray - Backing vocals on Perspective

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Track Name: Come On
I saw a film about the things that I should be
And I thought maybe it's time that I watched some more TV
And I can see that there's a problem here, and maybe it's me
But I don't know

I told myself it'd be all right
'Cause I bought some stocks in the afterlife
And I sold my soul only one percent at a time

Oh come on, are you coming with us
To escape from the fires of these burning bridges?

I read an article on what I ought to do
And I thought maybe this time I leave it up to you
I fix all my mistakes with Auto-Tune

I told myself it'd be just fine
As long as we never go outside
What we don't see, we don't have to believe
Ain't that right?

Oh come on, are you coming with us
To escape from the fires of these burning bridges?

I saw an orb spinning ever close to ruin
A sickness of the populace with none of us immune
More, of course, than curable with a few words and a tune
But I don't know

I tell myself it'll be just fine
If we all stand up and we sing our lines
Even if we change only one man at a time

So come on, are you coming with us
To escape from the fires of these burning bridges?
Track Name: Signs Of Life
Welcome to the moment
We're on your own time now
This is no longer a study
Of who or why or how

I heard you moved your king
Into a castle made of sand
I'll tell you a secret
All our castles are the same

Live and learn and let go
And when your castles wash away
Consider that we're changing
And consider how you changed

And if one should bring you happiness
Well come on, give it back
‘Cause I counted up my chances
And this is all we have
Yeah I counted up my chances
And this is all we have

Maybe all we needed was a good friend
Maybe all this undue stress will end
Maybe giving isn't always at another's expense
And the good outweighs the bad

Maybe all we needed was to hear that I'll be alright
Whether or not that's right
And maybe all we needed was to put up a fight
Just to give some reassurance that we're living our own lives
Track Name: Perspective
Once he jumped and found he flew
All the tales completely true
But different was the world he knew
When seen from up so high

The people call from garden chairs
'How it is you fly up there?'
'I feel,' he cries, 'if I knew myself
I wouldn't be able to fly'

Over all the world he flew
All the tales entire and true
But different was the world he knew
When seen from up so high

And when he's past the very top
He's contemplating as he drops
That kings are men and borders nought
Though real enough, passing by
When viewed from up in the sky
Track Name: Three Problems
The first problem is we see something new
We say “man, it's all wrong, no that just won't do
And the colours are green where they should be blue
Like my old one

“You know you've put all the dials on the wrong side
And there was no need to change it, the blind can stay blind
And they can lead each other, and time after time
We'll say no”

The second problem is we see something new
We say “man, that's great, I could use a few
And I really was unhappy (though I never really knew)
With my old one

”Yeah, I see it's quite effective, it'll surely be fine
We can spray it over here and only bad things will die
We've gotta take a chance, or we'll never advance
Don't you know?”

Third and most important is the obvious rule
That we never know enough to rightly choose
Yeah, put cigarettes firmly over there in number two
But don't touch that dial, it'll kill you

Bad decisions leech slow poison
Hear the gunfire on the horizon, oh
We can only hope

That all this falling only shows
That all these trials force our wings to grow
And you may find in time
That it's by design
That the reasons for these crimes
Are just the falling fragments
Of the walls
In your mind
Track Name: Apathy
So you try to do what's right
Try to live a good life
But you're chasing them all the time
To keep everything in line

And by the time the summer ends
You've only alienated all your friends
For lo and behold, your moral code
Is yours and yours alone

But will you keep on singing the same old songs
Until everything you love is gone?
Where silence reigns and the lights are off

Singing I don't mind what you believe
But the greatest sin is apathy
Will you stand by while their hearts freeze?

There's a mesage coming down tonight
From geostationary satellite
And it tells you how to live your life
And it tells you what to be

And you don't have to listen
But I wish that you would see

I know there are many people doing good out there
But I'm sick of all the people that just don't seem to care
Track Name: People Like You
There's a garden where all of us live
Where all of us take and all of us give
And we try to decide, demand and supply
When to hold it steady, when to change our minds

There's a house on the hill where the great minds strive
To divide up the worth of every man's life
And they watch from the towers, and they shout what to do
And they're all just people like you
Yeah, they're all just people like you

There's a fire that burns in the night
And it's black and it's white and it's grey
And we're trying to find the dividing line
So we'll all be fine on judgement day

Oftentimes the order comes through
And the masses are called to the will of the few
With a helping of fear and a need to consume
We'll blame all but ourselves for the fate we assume

Well come on man, we have to do better than that
Don't you know it's a long way back?
I've not seen the Devil and I don't know the truth
But I've sure seen people like you
Yeah, they're all just people like you

There's a garden where all of us live
Where all of us take and all of us give
And we try to decide, how to live out or lives
In the fear and the conflict of the human mind

Well come on love, we're gonna get through
You hold onto me and I'll hold onto you!
And don't let them tell us what we can't do
'Cause they're all just people like you
Yeah they're all just people like you
Track Name: The Oracle And The Thief
She says love is just an absence
And hope is false belief
But there are only two kinds, man
The oracle and the thief

And the oracles are painting
But the picture is quite bleak
And the thieves are still stealing
We all need something to believe

And the personal wars are fought
And we all lose, but it means nought
For we must fight, so we don't fade away

And this he knows, but he stays still
He says "I've got the way but I ain't got the will"
I said "Man, don't we all feel like that on Mondays?"

And it's so true I have to check
The question mark around my neck
I said

Over on the waterfront
The people gather ‘round
With latent negativity
All scattered on the ground
So I say let's walk a while
Until we're lost and found

But I can't presume to know what to believe
'Cause she's the oracle
And I'm just the theif
But

Meanwhile they're asking
All the people what they know
Checking if it matches what they
Learnt by rote

They say "Do you see the monster in the
Abyss, or something else?"
He says "I have gazed long into the abyss, but I
Only see myself."

And I know all that about about fear and fear itself
Yeah I know; that's why we're all afraid of ourselves
Or something

While asking questions we're attacked by our TV
She says "I'm sick of all this conflict" as she climbs from the debris
And turning off the signal as I step out of the screen
I say "love is not an absence; it's just you and me"
Track Name: A Complex Thing
And distilled, it brings, a song about the simple things
A song of life and death and love and hate
The revolution comes with bickering, not guns
While the man at the altar screams "I fear change"

"And what are we to be?" the dreamer asks the dream
"For surely nothing's what it seems?
I see duality; hubris and humility
and I think it's a little too cliché"

May the world come crashing down on me this day
When from this dream I wake
And real life
Is a complex thing to calculate

She said "it feels like time is all too quickly passing by
And I don't know quite what to do or say"
I said "I'd be concerned if you yourself were not perturbed
For all of us are finite, and all of us can break"

And we are what we are and were; some faceless God, the arbiter
Some stupid choice the decider, of what we'll someday be
Finally she turns to leave, but fleetingly she looks at me
Her silence says "I still don't see."

"But who are we to dream?" the butterfly asks the man
"I've lived for days yet I don't know who I am"
The man says "can't you see that truly I am you and you are me?
Though I still feel I'll never understand"

And the world comes crashing down on me as planned
When from this sleep I stand
And real life
Is a complex thing to comprehend
Track Name: No Man Is An Island
When all the answers are coming through
We have to make a point to pick and choose
As the data accrues, we don't know quite what's true
And I don't really know what to do

And yeah I'm trying to work out life
Just like everybody else alive
But all that we've found, is the world is quite round
We keep on covering the same old ground

And man I'm not really sure how to live life
I'm afraid I'm not doing things right

And we've been running now for a long time
And when you run we all run by your side

'Cause no man is an island
No sea is that great
And no man can comprehend
Everything he breaks

No man is an island
No sea is that great
And no man can understand
Everything he's made

We dance and the world turns
We sing all the words we learn
While all of our earnings and yearnings are burning
And burning away in time

And though the fire surrounds us
Sometimes we get up
And sometimes we're crawling, but mostly we're falling
And I don't know if we can fly

We're just trying to live my love
So when they write the book they can fill the chapters up

And we've been running now for a long time
And when you run, love, I'll be by your side

'Cause no man is an island
No sea is that great
And no man can comprehend
Everything he breaks

No man is an island
No sea is that great
And no man can understand
Everything he's made

But when I see mankind
Give up our time
To help fellow man,
Not for oil and wine

When I see mankind
Give up our spite
And turn from
needless sacrifice
I think maybe
We've been flying
All this time