String Of Dreams

by Scott Nicks

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In November of 2013, along with a host of amazing people, Scott Nicks completed his third full-length record entitled "String Of Dreams". It was a difficult time for Nicks in many different ways and by the time the snow was beginning to fall, he exhaustedly put this record into a state of hibernation. After a long period of going back and forth with the idea of it's release, he finally set a date. Friday July 17th, 2015 would be the release date for "String Of Dreams". This record is Nicks' return to his primary instrument, the piano. It is lyrically and thematically "strung together" by dreams and conversations.

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released July 17, 2015

Scott Nicks - piano, keys, guitars, vox, harms, xylo
Jordan Murphy - drums, tambourines
Andrew Mawko - bass
Justin McGrath - guitars
Jennah Barry - harms
Mike O’Neill - harms
Dave Christensen - clarinet, flute
Gina Burgess - violin 1, 2 and viola parts
John Spearns - cello

Recorded at the Echo Chamber by Charles Austin
between April 2013 and November 2013
Mixed by Charles Austin with Scott Nicks
Mastered at Archive Mastering by J. Lapointe
Layout and design by Mat Dunlap
Cover art by Maria Cosme

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Track Name: Old Radio Sound
Old Radio Sound

somewhere in the distant future fraying starts to show
you’ve got ten years in the business and there’s talks of letting go
50 floors of hell on earth and no one seems to care
that the elevator topped off and you’re headed up the stairs

beacause you couldn’t realize
whatever I can do
there’s something in your eyes that’s not you
it’s built up from your lies
you hoped it wasn’t true
a monster long denied grows in you
it grows in you

buses grown you make it home and dream about the view
busy streets 5000 feet that’s separating you
drunk on doubt you get knocked out start stirring in your sleep
TV blares through your nightmares and brings you to your feet

because you couldn’t realize
whatever I can do
there’s something in your eyes that’s not you
that’s built up from your lies
you hoped it wasn’t true
a monster long denied grows in you
it grows in you

passing out the doctors gloat and say they’ll do their best
while his metal pauses in the air cast shadows on your chest
but he’ll take a look inside you just to see what makes you tick
knowing very well yet too indulgent to predict

because you couldn’t realize
whatever I can do
there’s something in your eyes that’s not you
that’s built up from your lies
you hoped it wasn’t true
a monster long denied grows in you
it grows in you
Track Name: Gat Do
Gat Do

how she worked
nothing ever could never satisfied her work
for herself
nothing ever could never satisfied herself

she’ll come with me
she’ll come with me
she will save me
she will save me

she’ll come with me (if you could take the time)
she’ll come with me (if you’d come with me)
she will save me (if you could take the time)
she will save me (if you could save me)
Track Name: She Will Come To You
She Will Come To You

sun up in the morning she will come to you
sun down in the evening she will come to you
she will come to you

sun down in the evening she will come to you
sun up in the morning she will come to you
she will come to you

sun up in the morning she will come to you
sun down in the evening she will come to you

in many ways in seven days
well i’d hope for seven more
by the seas catch summer breeze

catch a thrill my heart to fill
if you’ve got room in yours
and by the seas catch summer breeze

by the seas catch summer breeze
by the seas catch summer breeze
by the seas catch summer breeze
Track Name: Mark Rau's Beard
Mark Rau's Beard

instrumental
Track Name: The Pond
The Pond

could we find a place denied of rain
I remember when the clouds would hold it in

don’t you know don’t you realize it girl
just how crazy I am over you
don’t you know don’t you criticize me girl

though this path just circles back i’m lost
circle round the pond and I’ll give this all that I’ve got

don’t you know don’t you realize it girl
just how crazy I am over you
don’t you know don’t you criticize me girl
Track Name: String Of Dreams And Conversations
String Of Dreams And Conversations

just wait something to relate it to that we can’t undo
you’ll start thinking in a way to stop and follow through
its too late no one can relate with you lies dressed up as true
you’ll start thinking in a way to stop and break back through

walk down the street
breathe the cold
draw the smoke into my lungs
now that you’re gone
turned to this
thoughts keep slipping off my tongue
there’s so much at stake
trick yourself
into taking a step back

how could i never ever really notice
spent the day trying just to slow it back down
how could i never ever really notice
spent the day trying just to slow it back down

sun rise on closed eyes brought me into the day
never expect to feel this way
the phone rings the salt stings it seems no end in sight
rubbing the wounds myself to spite

well don’t speak my heart creeks a ship sunk in the night
fear paralyzed yet held me tight
drunk dreams my heart screens the remanence of a thrill
city beyond my window sill

a hungry sky my windows fly into the clouds above me
within my dreams beneath the seams sewn up from my recovery
to tell the truth I followed suit and rose into the night black
and please take care, I’d bring you there if I could find my way back

yes, I’d take you with me
I’d give you the moon from the skies
for a string of your dreams conversation wise
chasing the sun down
and starting a race for the day
just to see who begins first to fade away
but when I awake dear
I start to descend, just as well,
though the smoke and the rain make it hard to tell
starlight it seems to bleed into the day, turns the earth in your eyes to an ocean grey
that seems to keep swelling and rolling back into your thoughts while somewhere in between my heart got lost
Track Name: Mumble
Mumble

you know I’d miss you
were you to leave
half the time you can’t be heard
you mumble almost every word just like me

and when I kiss you
I feel relieved
but I have to reassure
that the feelings I’ve for her, she’s for me
some emotions I can’t mend
as the doctor recommends, hate to see
the thoughts will break through
and you’ll perceive
that an ideal can extend
without purpose it could lend some belief

the lies built into what was conceived
rip the price tag off of fear
this is music to my ears
played for free
know the only thing thats true
is not what’s in front of you
but what you see
Track Name: Chromatic Dream
Chromatic Dream

instrumental
Track Name: Leave My Heart As You Left It (Song for B in G)
Leave My Heart As You Left It (Song for B in G)

I once had a plan
I want to be your man
the days I’ll treat you right
and dream of you at night
but then you left me here
I don’t blame you my dear
you had to find yourself
a feeling you can’t help

but don’t worry man
you’ll be okay
you’ll get yourself together
but being here
without you
just isn’t getting better
I’ll wait it out
and clear my head
leave my heart as you left it
it’s yours to take
at any time
my love to be expected

prince edward island sand
walking hand in hand
exchange of photographs
memories sure to last
fifty lifetimes long
more so now you’re gone
often gripped by fear
I long to have you near