LIVING THE DREAM

by Edward Gains

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1.
TAKE ME HOME 02:21
I’M HEADED DOWN THE LINE CAN’T FIND NO PEACE OF MIND I CAN SEE MYSELF DYING IF I DON’T MAKE A CHANGE INSIDE OF ME A RAGE THAT IS BARELY CONTAINED I’VE GOT NO MORE FIGHT I’M HEADING AWAY FROM THE LIGHTS INTO THE DARKNESS INTO THE UNKNOWN I’VE GOT A FEELING IN MY BONES THAT THIS IS MY NEW HOME HOME TAKE ME HOME HOME TAKE ME HOME TAKE ME HOME EVERYTHING I LOVE I CAN FIT IN MY CAR I WANNA DRIVE SO FAR THAT WE LOSE OURSELVES CAUSE WHEN YOU LOSE YOURSELF THATS WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF EVERYTHING IS CLEAR LET’S GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE INTO THE DARKNESS INTO THE UNKNOWN I’VE GOT A FEELING IN MY BONES THAT THIS IS MY NEW HOME HOME TAKE ME HOME HOME TAKE ME HOME TAKE ME HOME
2.
IN YOUR EYES I SEE LOVE AND A HEART THAT IS STRONG IN YOUR VOICE I HEAR ANGER CAUSE WE DON’T ALWAYS GET ALONG IN YOUR ARMS I FEEL SAFE FOR A MOMENT NOTHINGS WRONG BUT SOMEHOW I GET THE FEELING THAT YOU’LL EASILY MOVE ON YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF ANOTHER LOVE AND BEFORE TOO LONG AND I DON’T THINK YOU’LL MISS ME WHEN I’M DEAD AND GONE
3.
I WANNA LIVE LIKE A GOLDEN RETRIEVER RUN TILL I'M DONE THEN LIE IN THE SUN I WANNA LIVE LIKE A GOLDEN RETRIEVER MAKE YOU LAUGH THEN FILL YOU WITH LOVE OH NO WE AIN'T GOT TOO LONG TO GO EVERYBODY GETS OLD AND DIES BUT DON'T SIT AROUND AND CRY GET OUT IN THE SUN AND LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE
4.
ROMEO 02:38
ROMEO ROMEO I LOVE YOU SO I LOVE YOU SO ROMEO ROMEO I LOVE YOU SO I LOVE SO HE PROPOSED TO ME HE PROPOSED TO ME I DIDN'T ASK FOR IT HE PROPOSED TO ME HE PROPOSED TO ME I DIDN'T ASK FOR IT HE GAVE ME A RING HE GAVE ME A RING I DIDN'T ASK FOR IT HE GAVE ME A RING HE GAVE ME A RING I DIDN'T ASK FOR IT OOH ROMEO OH I LOVE YOU SO OOH ROMEO OH I LOVE YOU SO
5.
IT'S SO HARD 03:05
IT’S SO HARD IT’S SO HARD IT’S SO HARD IT’S SO HARD TO HOLD ON TO NOTHING IT’S SO HARD IT’S SO HARD IT’S SO HARD IT’S SO HARD TO HOLD ON TO KNOW ONE AND I KNOW YOUR MIND AND I CAN BE UNKIND AND I KNOW YOU’RE SAD BUT I WANNA BE BAD
6.
I DON'T WHY YOU'D WANNA GO OUT AND LEAVE ME I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU'D WANNA GO OUT WHEN YOU COULD JUST STAY WITH ME I DON'T WHY YOU'D WANNA DO ANYTHING WITHOUT ME LOOK INTO MY EYES AND YOU'LL SEE YOU'RE HURTING ME SO PLEASE DON'T GO PLEASE DON'T GO
7.
O.E.O.D. 04:08
I HAD A REAL GOOD TIME BUT I THINK THAT I BROKE MY MIND CARVED IN A HOMEMADE TATTOO I’M NEVER GONNA GET OVER YOU I’VE ONLY BEEN HERE SIX OR SEVEN WEEKS BUT I’VE MET ALL KINDS OF FREAKS HOME SEEMS SO FAR AWAY I’D HATE TO THINK WHAT MY MUM WOULD SAY NOTHING I DID EVER WENT TO PLAN I SLEPT ONE NIGHT BY SOME GARBAGE CANS I WRAPPED A TOWEL AROUND MY HEAD AND I PRAYED TO GOD I WOULDN’T FREEZE TO DEATH I MET THE LOVE OF MY THE LOVE OF MY LIFE AND INTO MY ARM I CUT WITH A KNIFE SOMETHING TO REMIND ME SHE WAS NOT THE ONE FOR ME THAT LIFE SEEMS SO LONG AGO NOT A PHOTO NOT A CENT LEFT TO SHOW BUT A LOT OF FUZZY MEMORIES AND SOME SONGS TO SET ME FREE WHEN I GO BACK IN Y MIND I WISH I SAID MORE AT THE TIME BUT YOU CAN’T LIVE WITH REGRET SAME AS YOU CAN NEVER FORGET
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YOU COULD LEARN A LOT FROM A ZOMBIE YOU CAN'T BREAK THE WILL OF A ZOMBIE YOU COULD LEARN A LOT FROM A ZOMBIE YOU CAN'T BREAK THE HEART OF A ZOMBIE INSIDE YOU FEEL DEAD GET HER OUT OF YOUR HEAD TOO TIRED TO GO TO BED TOO MANY VOICES IN YOUR HEAD OH SWEET BLOOD WASHES OVER YOUR SOUL OH SWEET LOVE WILL NEVER GROW OLD OH SWEET BLOOD WASHES OVER YOUR SOUL OH SWEET LOVE WILL NEVER GROW OLD
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POSSESSION 02:46
IN YOUR BROKEN DREAMS DO YOU EVER SEE ME? IN YOUR BROKEN HEART IS YOUR LOVE SHATTERED TO SHARDS? NOW IT’S TIME TO CHOOSE YOUR SIDE DRENCHED IN BLOOD YOUR TEARS RAN LIKE A FLOOD AS ALL AROUND YOU BURNED NO LESSONS DID YOU LEARN YOU STILL MAKE MISTAKES OVER AND OVER AGAIN WHEN YOU’RE ALONE DO YOU SIT BY THE PHONE WAITING ON CALLS THAT NEVER COME COME INTO MY BED GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD SMOKE AWAY YOUR PAIN BEFORE I DRIVES YOU INSANE NOW IT’S TIME TO CHOOSE YOUR SIDE YOU STILL MAKE MISTAKES OVER AND OVER AGAIN
10.
YOU WERE A CARROT YOU WERE A TIGER I WASN’T VERY GOOD TO YOU ITS SOMETHING THAT I STRUGGLE WITH I CARRY YOU AROUND LOCKED INSIDE MY HEART COVERED IN CHOCOLATE THE ONE THE ONLY GARBOTT I DIDN’T KNOW YOU WELL ENOUGH BUT WHEN I THOUGHT OF YOU IT WAS ONLY LOVE SING A SAD SONG WHEN YOU’RE GONE I’LL CARRY YOUR COFFIN AND PRETEND TO BE STRONG YOU WERE LIKE A CAT CURLED UP ON LAP IF I WASN’T SO MESSED UP I MIGHT HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT ONLY A FEW NIGHTS BUT ENOUGH TO LAST A LIFETIME ENOUGH TO LEAVE A HOLE IN MY SOUL WHERE YOU USED TO GO I DIDN’T KNOW YOU WELL ENOUGH BUT WHEN I THOUGHT OF YOU IT WAS ONLY LOVE SING A SAD SONG WHEN YOU’RE GONE I’LL CARRY YOUR COFFIN AND PRETEND TO BE STRONG IF YOU WERE MINE AND I’D LOST YOU DOWN THE LINE I DON’T THINK I COULD LIVE CAUSE LIVINGS HARD ENOUGH I WISH I’D SEEN YOU BEFORE YOU HAD TO GO OH YOU LEFT WITH SO MANY THINGS UNSAID I DIDN’T KNOW YOU WELL ENOUGH BUT WHEN I THOUGHT OF YOU IT WAS ONLY LOVE SING A SAD SONG WHEN YOU’RE GONE I’LL CARRY YOUR COFFIN AND PRETEND TO BE STRONG
11.
I SING INTO YOUR EAR A BROKEN HEARTED LULLABY I’LL LIE BESIDE YOUR GRAVE UNTIL YOU DECIDE TO RISE EVERYTHING YOU KNOW CAN SO QUICKLY GO AWAY EVEN THINGS YOU TRY TO LOCK DOWN SOMEHOW JUST SLIP AWAY AND SO I TRY MY BEST TO KEEP YOU SATISFIED BUT AS MY BODY STARTS TO CRUMBLE I PREPARE TO SAY GOODBYE YOU WERE A VISION OF ALL THATS GOOD IN LIFE A WALKING HEART CONDITION THAT COULD SURELY END MY LIFE SOMEHOW WE MADE IT WORK AND YOU STAYED AND BECAME MY WIFE EVEN WITH ALL MY MISTAKES YOU STAYED BY MY SIDE AND NOW OUR LOVE IS STRONG I FEAR AN UNTIMELY END AND PARANOIA GRIPS MY MIND TIME AND TIME AGAIN OH MY LORD DON’T TAKE HER AWAY FROM ME SATAN PLEASE RELEASE YOUR GRASP AND COME BACK ANOTHER DAY WE WILL BE LONG GONE AND HAVE MADE OUR ESCAPE INTO AND UNKNOWN UNDERWORLD FAR FAR AWAY THERE IS NO ESCAPE OH THIS MUCH I KNOW EVERYTHING YOU OWN MAKES NO DIFFERENCE ONCE YOU GO SO LEAVE BEHIND ALL YOUR LOVE TO YOUR FAMILY CAUSE ALL YOU REALLY HAVE ARE YOUR MEMORIES AND SO BEFORE I GO I’LL SAY IT ONE LAST TIME I’VE HAD THE BEST LIFE I’M SO GLAD YOU WERE MINE OH MY LORD DON’T TAKE HER AWAY FROM ME SATAN PLEASE RELEASE YOUR GRASP AND COME BACK ANOTHER DAY WE WILL BE LONG GONE AND HAVE MADE OUR ESCAPE INTO AND UNKNOWN UNDERWORLD FAR FAR AWAY
12.
YOUR LOVE IS ALL I FEEL BEFORE YOU WAS JUST A DREAM MY EYES CLOSED IN THE DARKNESS ONLY OPENED WHEN YOU WERE BORN YOU’RE ALL I NEED TO MAKE ME SMILE TO LET ME BREATHE A SUNNY DAY A WINTERS KISS ITS ALWAYS WARM MY LITTLE KIDS I’D RUN THROUGH THE FIRE FOR YOU I’D BREAK MY BONES IN TWO I’D SUFFER IF IT MEANT YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO AND I’D KILL ANYONE THAT HURT YOU GETTING OLDER FEELING TIERED BUT NEVER FEELING MORE ALIVE WE GET ICE CREAM ITS ALL A DREAM THE SIMPLE THINGS THE WORLD IT SPINS SO FAST I TAKE A PICTURE I WRITE DOWN WHAT YOU SAY YOU TWO ARE MY TREASURE EVERY DAY A NEW ADVENTURE I’D RUN THROUGH THE FIRE FOR YOU I’D BREAK MY BONES IN TWO I’D SUFFER IF IT MEANT YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO AND I’D KILL ANYONE THAT HURT YOU

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released December 18, 2019

All music and vocals by Edward Gains
Additional strings on 'Into An Unknown Underworld' by Amici Musicali

All songs produced and recorded by Edward Gains between January and October 2019 in the Country Mancave Studio, Tauranga, New Zealand

All songs written by Edward Gains
Except 'Romeo' written by Bebe Ray Gains

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Edward Gains Tauranga, New Zealand

Edward Gains has been making lo-fi albums in various bedrooms around the world since 1996's 'Shit Magnet'. He has just released his 12th album, entitled 'Living the Dream'. Currently located in Tauranga, you will see Edward playing live with his band Edward and the Dreamers throughout 2021. ... more

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