I've Been Dreaming Of Chrome Horses

by Will Adlard

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This album was recorded and written primarily in a cabin in Wisconsin, thanks to the great kindness of the Hipple family. Thank you Hipples!! The rest was recorded at our home studio, Quiet Sun. Thanks dad :) And thank you Al, for everything.

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released April 29, 2016

All songs written, recorded and produced by Will Adlard.

Recorded at the Cabin in Wisconsin and Quiet Sun Studios. Mixed at Quiet Sun Studios.

Mastered by Fergal Davis - fergaldavismastering.com

All drums played by Ed Adlard. All female vocals and jingly mic stand sounds (Irreplaceable Skies) by Al Hipple. All other parts played/sung by Will Adlard.

Artwork by Al Hipple.

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Track Name: Echo
I want this echo to find someone
Who stars is guided by
Who also cares about truth in love
Who struggles with his mind

Who’s gentle, who cannot stay out
Drunk as the morning dew
Who listens and who does not speak
Out of hate or out of tune

I want this echo, I want this echo
I want this echo to find someone like you

Who doesn’t mind to take a long
Journey halfway ‘cross the sea
To find someone they might not know
Who maybe hears that same echo

Who feels the crowd much faster than the wind
Who tires of endless flights of stairs
Without a pair of wings
Who dreams of all the beauteous things
Their mind can make up
In some attempt to obviate
The daily grinding drudge

I want this echo, I want this echo
I want this echo to find someone like you

That blues that sinks so deep within
And you can’t quite describe
Who feels the weight a little heavier
Who drifts out with the tide

Someone like me and all those who
Want a quiet place to rest
Who feel the meaning of their lives
The dream of truth just out of sight

I want this echo to find someone
Who stars is guided by
Who also cares for truth in love
Who struggles with his mind

I want this echo, I want this echo
I want this echo to find someone like you
Track Name: Make Believe
Heartache, black heartache
Puts a fist into your gut
There’s no way, to be living if you’re young

‘Cause electric fences, + barbed wire trees
Are lined up in legions
Between living and me

Oh I want to see more than make-believe wars
I want to know
My joy is as real as yours

They want you to wear slippers and beige coats
They want you to grow old before you know
Anything

Just stay inside, anything you feel
That they don’t approve
Is just a waste of time

Oh I want to strive for more than make-believe dreams
I want to give more than what’s given to me

Don’t you want to go to another shore?
Where the sun hangs low
And walk the streets blindly
Holding each other close
Sipping coffee in the cold

There is nothing left for us to say
What is in my mind
Is in your heart without words

There is just the unknown future to see
We should leave
Before we grow fixed to our seats

Oh I want to be more than make-believe
I want to be more than make-believe
Track Name: Irreplaceable Skies
Oh it hits me in the heart
To hear of those in silver houses
And you feel smaller than the dust
Your life is just a tiny fragment
Of a masterpiece

You should know that it is easy
To look rich and happy
And be empty inside
And be dying in your mind

So why not our lives,
Irreplaceable skies,
Where the stars shine through the clouds?
Why should they mean
Any less than those
For whom the stars shine on the ground?

I know there’s someone who has it better
But did you ever think how beautiful is the snow?
And it’s cold, and it’s frozen
And it stops trains from running
But for something good, you’ve always gotta give something

So if it’s snowing
Or showing a rainbow
In the mountains of our minds
It’s telling us something
So gently
It’s telling us something we need to find

Why not our lives,
Irreplaceable skies,
Where the stars shine through the clouds?
Why should they mean
Any less than those
For whom the stars shine on the ground?
Track Name: To Love You
If a holding of the hand
Were enough
If the thought of you and silent prayer
Could reawaken sleeping friends,
If even taking your place could
Wipe away the purposeful mistakes
I would do it

If I were brave enough to face
By choice the taking away of a choice
And the breaking of my heart in pieces
A thousand times or more
I would do it

Friend I don’t know
I would come to you, I would come to you

If a holding of the hand
Were enough
If the thought of you and silent sighs
Could reawaken sleeping eyes,
If even taking your place could
Wipe away the pitiful mistakes
I would do it

If I were brave enough to face
By choice the taking away of my choice
And the shattering of my heart in pieces
A thousand times or more
I would do it

Friend I don’t know
I would be there, I would be there

But I cannot help but stay
And I can only say
All that can help you through it
Is love
I will help you through it
With love

Nothing can I say or do
More than to love you
Track Name: Thursday Morning, Cold As Snow
Thursday morning cold as snow
I ain’t gonna live here no more
Thursday morning cold as dew
Gonna run away to you

If that ocean weren't so long
I would jump into it alone
If that ocean weren't so big
I would swim ‘til I was dead

And walk up to your house
And knock on your front door
I’d kiss you on your eyes
And on your bedroom floor
Waste time

Thursday morning cold as snow
I ain’t gonna live here no more
Thursday morning cold as dew
Gonna run away to you

If that ocean weren't so long
I would jump into it alone
If that ocean weren't so big
I would swim ‘til I was dead

And walk up to your house
Knock on your front door
I’d kiss you on your eyes
And on your bedroom floor
Waste time

But I can’t make it across this sea
There’s too much inside of me
Too deep are these caged bars
Too heavy are these dying stars

Thursday morning cold as snow
God I can’t live here no more
Thursday morning black as rain
I will never come back again

If that ocean weren't so long
I would cross it all alone
If that ocean weren't so big
I would swim ‘til I was dead

And walk up to your house
Knock on your front door
Kiss you on your eyes
And on your bedroom floor
Waste time
Track Name: I've Been Dreaming of Chrome Horses
I've been dreaming of chrome horses
With light across their backs
In a darkened room
Where I've lain so long

I’d like to stay with them always
It is an old friend
The hope of something new
When you haven’t moved
From your bed

I’ve been dreaming of a garden
Behind a golden door
On my bedroom wall
And all that I adore is inside

If I step through it
Onto the grass
I’ll leave this dark room
And everything I knew
You love the things you lose

And I’ve been dreaming of chrome horses
Right in your hands
And if they’re leaving
Through the doorway
They carry my hope with them

The chrome horses have gone away now
They’re playing at your knees
And I will take a step
When I can leave
This bed