You Are The Song I Heard In My Dream (2015) [LP]

by Jim Byron

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released December 29, 2015

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Jim Byron Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Dylan's back, but this time he’s Jameson, aka Jim Byron, who sounds like Youth Spirit incarnate (akin not only to Bob but also Conor Oberst and Daniel Johnston). A kindly soul, likely candidate for the spokesman for his generation, maniac of invention, generating new songs or poems during any good week, his lyrics manage brilliance and innocence with a poignant voice sure to mess up your heart." ... more

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Track Name: Who Am I?
Well, I've lived
In a place where no one knew my name
Neither did I
I forgot who I was

And the sky seems to rise much higher
When no one knows who you are
And the highway seems to go much farther

Who am I?
I am myself, whoever that is.

When I got to the end of the road where my dreams led me
I found there wasn't a dead end
No, instead,
Infinite paths I could've walked

Then I spent a summer where the air is stone and the summer is precious
There I learned that destiny is not bounded my the limitless possibilities of the imagination

Who am I?
I am myself, whoever that is.

I decided to be somebody else.

I don't even think about
Looking back now
And I don't even dream about dreamin'
Of another life

Uh, objects my appear larger than they are when you look at them through the rear view mirror.
I don't even have one.
I'm not who I was before.

Who am I?
I am myself, whoever that is.

Who am I?
I am myself, whoever that is.
Track Name: Too Young To Die
Sideways rain
Like a dead end wall
Thunder and lightning striking hard
That's how I feel
You're hidden somewhere
Beyond the clouds
Wrapt in the drapery
Of Heaven's shrouds
How could you ever get yourself so high?
You were too young to die.

You're like a rainbow
In a vicious storm
Destruction and danger all around you
You make something in me warm
Well, it didn't have
To be this way
You could have lived
To be here today
What are you doing up there
in the sky?
You were too young to die.

And I'd change everything
If I could bring you back
Trade in my money
For the currency of the past
Turn back the clock
So you would come back strong
Change the course of time
'Cause you were too young to die

Something in my heart
Won't survive
Life is different when you're
young
You feel less alive
So you go to such great length
To feel life. It gives you
strength.
Some go too far, give up, or don't
even try.
Every one's too young to die.

And as you age,
The past becomes younger than you.
Maybe when you're old,
The world feels like brand new.

You're like a shooting star
In my memory.
It's dizzying how your whole life
Can flash right in front of me.
There are so many people
Just like you
Who didn't have a chance,
Or went and blew it.
What's the point of even asking
why?
You were too young to die.

And I'd change everything
If I could bring you back,
Trade in my money
For the currency of the past;
Turn back the clock,
So you would come back strong,
Change the course of time.
'Cause you were too young to die
Track Name: The Right Word
Well, I wonder why you wonder
And I wonder why you wonder

(I heard in my dream)

You
Are
The song
I heard in my dream

Ooh,
Come on take me over, babe,
Oooh ah ooh,
Come on take me to where we know our dreams come true.

I see you at the speed of light (I wanna go there)
You always capture my delight (I want to go there)

You are the thought at the tip of my tongue that I'm always searching for
You are the perfection expression
You are the right word
You are the song I heard in my dream

Ooh,
Let me follow you down to
Oooh ah oh,
Where ever you want to go.

I hear you at the speed of sound (I wanna go there)
I want you to follow me around (I want to go there)

You are the thought at the tip of my tongue that I'm always searching for
You are the perfection expression
You are the right word
You are the song I heard in my dream

You make infinite sound like not to much to me
You make impossibility sound like, "No problem, baby"
You make Destiny feel like lucid dreamin'
You're like a star in the night and you're beamin'
So I just want you to know, I don't care where we go
As long as we are together
You and me, foreverly, no matter what the weather be,
We'll always be together
Track Name: It's Just The Way Your Eyes Look
Well, it isn't the way the sky wanders in a spiral every night that makes me wonder where we're going to end up.
And it's not the way the sun arches across the sky that makes me think you might be the center of something great.
And it's not in my imagination that I realize that what you do to me, nobody else could in quite the same way.
And it isn't the way time seems to take its time when it wants to, then, at whim, while standing still, gets too far ahead for anyone to ever catch up that astounds me.

It's just the way your eyes look
That does it.

It's just the way your eyes look
That does it.

It's just the way your eyes look
That does it.

It's just the way your eyes look
That does it.

And it's not the way to wind seems to blow so free when I know, really, it's no rebel at all but bitterly obedient to the law of nature.
And it's not the way the earth seems to crumble at my feet despite the fact that, while great in its weakness, it holds us all away from oblivion.
And it's not the way the oceans rise and fall like empires, yet, through the course of eons, never ever conquered [sic].
And it's not the statues that crumble in time stand so proud of their eternality which they profoundly overestimate that amazes me.

It's just the way your eyes look
That does it.

It's just the way your eyes look
That does it.

It's just the way your eyes look
That does it.

It's just the way your eyes look.

You can walk away until your feet are sore;
But that don't mean you're right.
Are you true to your heart?

You can say exactly what comes to your mind;
But that don't mean you're honest.
Are you listening to your feelings?

And it's not the way you seem to already know what I'm going to say that makes me want to say it.
And it's not the way the city lights up at night like galaxy rained down and flooded the earth that makes me want to dim the lights.
And it's not the way you listen to my every word as if I have something important to say that makes me want to say something meaningful.
And it's not the way your breath aligns with mine
That takes mine away.

It's just the way your eyes look
That does it.

It's just the way your eyes look
That does it.

It's just the way your eyes look
That does it.

It's just the way your eyes look.
Track Name: We Shall Overcome
We shall overcome.
We shall overcome.
We shall overcome one day.

Oh deep in my heart,
Yea, I do believe
We shall overcome some day.

We'll walk hand in hand.
We'll walk hand in hand.
We'll walk hand in hand one day.

Oh deep in my heart,
Yea, I do believe
We'll walk hand in hand some day.

We are not afraid.
We are not afraid.
We are not afraid today.

Oh deep in my heart,
Yea, I do believe
We are not afraid today.

We shall overcome.
We shall overcome.
We shall overcome one day.

Oh deep in my heart,
Yea, I do believe
We shall overcome some day.
Track Name: The Right Word (Reprise)
Well, I wonder why you wonder
And I wonder why you wonder

I heard in my dream
You
Are
The song
I heard in my dream

Ooh,
Come on take me over, babe,
Oooh ah ooh,
Come on take me to where we know our dreams come true.

I see you at the speed of light (I wanna go there)
You always capture my delight (I want to go there)

You are the thought at the tip of my tongue that I'm always searching for
You are the perfection expression
You are the right word
You are the song I heard in my dream

Ooh,
Let me follow you down to
Oooh ah oh,
Where ever you want to go.

I hear you at the speed of sound (I wanna go there)
I want you to follow me around (I want to go there)

You are the thought at the tip of my tongue that I'm always searching for
You are the perfection expression
You are the right word
You are the song I heard in my dream

You make infinite sound like not to enough for me
You make impossibility feel like, "No problem, baby"
You make Destiny feel like lucid dreamin'
You're like a star in the night and you're beamin'
So I just want you to know, I don't care where we go
As long as we are together
You and me, foreverly, no matter what the weather be,
We'll always be together
Track Name: Any Way You Like It
We're trying
Not to try at this
We're dying
Not to die like this
When you're young, youth gets old soon
'Til you're old enough to forget how it feels [sic]

Any way you like it (It is what it is)
It's yours (It will be what it will be)
(It is up to you) You can have it any way you like

We're rising
Just to get a raise
We're spying
On the spy who preys
On the fear of our deepest fear
No, we won't give up our rights

Any way you like it (It is what it is)
It's yours (It will be what it will be)
(It is up to you) You can have it any way you like

Any way you like
Any way you like
The veil will rise

Any way you like
Anyway you like
Even the apocalypse
Is not the end
The show must go on and on!

We're taking
All this out on you
We can't stand
What you stand to do
Showing up for the show down now
And you're never gonna win

Any way you like it (It is what it is)
It's yours (It will be what it will be)
(It is up to you) You can have it any way you like

Any way you like
Any way you like
The veil will rise

Any way you like
Anyway you like it
Even the apocalypse
Is not the end
The show must go on and on!

We're winning
What cannot be won
Beginning
The end that has begun
Just because this ain't a game
Don't mean that we can't have fun

Any way you like it (It is what it is)
It's yours (It will be what it will be)
(It is up to you) You can have it any way you like
Track Name: Perennial Thought Dream
I want to tell you
Underneath the porcelain sun.
In the glass veranda room,
We watch the sky through crystallin.
Portobello parasol.
Solar-powered hydrofoil.
Psychological delight.
Intuitive new insight.

Ooh…
Ah...
I want to excite you with some insight.

Dreaming doesn't cost any money.
It doesn't matter what you own.
No one can say what you can and cannot do.
That is, I mean, no one but you.

Their world is a macabre menagerie.
Most of their problems are imaginary;
Except until they try to make you believe them.
God help you if you don't want to receive them.
Ah, it seems so cruel.
A montage of espionage is their sabotage tool.
Satellite pictures of our beautiful planet,
Reduced to a weapon of inestimable damage.
Just cause what they do is evil don't mean it must be secret.
They say he who forgets history is doomed to repeat it.
They can't expect the whole world to be fucking complicit.
If this is the new world order, well then I'm gonna diss it.

I want to show you
How to put it to rest, this is a test.
In the most metaphoric sense,
That is to say, Life's a tempest.
Serene serendipity.
Marley didn't shoot the deputy.
Deleuze, Nietzsche, Marx, and Freud.
Civilization's paranoid.

Ooh…
Ah…
I want to invite you to envision.

Imagination doesn't have to be earned.
There is no work that you must do.
No one can say what you can and cannot think.
You understand, it's up to you.

My world is a periscopic paradise.
I can see right through them and all their deluded lies.
This universe, so elegant in its parsimony,
Their discord hurts my ears and disrupts the harmony.
Ah, so here's a toast
To all the solemn souls who look, so lachrymose,
At this broken jigsaw world in all its puzzling pieces.
So few fit together, the enigma never ceases.
And of all of them, not many put it together.
Every one is unique, we're all in this together.
If only everyone could see the big magnificent picture,
Then I think we'd know why we were all made so different.

True love at first sight happens all the time.
It could very well happen to you.
You must keep your heart and mind wide open all the time.
No one can do this but you.
No one can do this but you,
No one can do this, but you.
Track Name: I Caught Myself Thinking
Just when I tried
To clear my mind,
And its noise was sinking.
And the dust of dreaming
Began to settle,
I caught myself thinking

Of you, my dear,
Isn't it clear?
You should know.
You're more than a friend.
You got to my head,
And to my heart.

Whenever I sought
To release my thought,
My consciousness brinking
On the borderline
Of clarity, I
Caught myself thinking

Of you, my love
From below to above,
And I muse;
Maybe all our friction
Is only fiction:
Confused love.

Then as I wrangled
To tame and untangle
Deep thoughts that were linking.
Like chains to ball,
I wrestled them all,
And I caught myself thinking.

All about you.
How you pull me through,
When I'm down.
You turn the cold warm.
You calm the storm.
I want you around.
Track Name: It Goes Without Saying, It's Beyond Words
Um, you've got me at a loss right now
I lose it when I think of her
These feelings are too profound
To be described in any manner

You don't say, no you don't at all
She waves her hand a certain way
And loves to watch the sunset fall
Like what I don't know how to say

It helps not to try to tell
Her secret won't be revealed
In the distance, rings a bell
It is not the same time here

It goes without saying, it's beyond words
Ugh, so I don't know what to say
Put it this way
Uh huh, how can I express the indescribable?
There's no way there's no way

Well, if I could write between the words
Then I would inscribe the ineffable
And if I could convey the incomprehensible
Then I'd measure her beauty, which is incalculable

The way her hair hangs 'neath her face
The subtle smile on her lips
The reason why she makes me love her
The nameless taste of her kiss

It helps not to try to tell
Her secret won't be revealed
In the distance, rings a bell
It is not the same time here

It goes without saying, it's beyond words
Ugh, so I don't know what to say
Put it this way
Uh huh, how can I express the indescribable?
There's no way there's no way