Dream Awake

by Mercy Wizard

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released February 20, 2016

Recorded at BC Studios in Brooklyn, NY
Produced by Mike Luz
Engineered and Mixed by Martin Bisi
Mastering by Andy Bianchi

Players:
Mike Luz -- Acoustic guitar, vocals, keys, electric guitar, bass, audio manipulation
Jess Feldman -- Vocals
Andy Bianchi -- Drums, drum machine

Cover photo: Jess Feldman

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Track Name: Where Was I?
where was I?
feels like I've been
in hiding
for a year or more
I am unsure
of where these dreams
are taking me

they're taking me away

it's taken its toll on me
I realize now
I cannot be free
when in reality
we are alone
each individually

we're all alone in a sea
of time we
leave behind

I am aware of time closing in
so once again I sing to you
about a thing or two inside
a lonely head like mine

you were too close to the edge
you had to take a step back
but if I could find
where you left my mind that night
it was too cold for you
I'd pay us both back
in cold hard cash

a league of thieves and phantoms
is all I've known
but nothing's gonna change my goal
it stays the same as it's always been
it's always been the same
as freedom and peace for all
Track Name: Windows
windows I see through
frame a lonely vision
of empty cars and washed off skyscrapers

thought I had you figured
thought I knew it all
I wore out my feelings over you

let me finish
I've listened long enough
tales of privilege
never add up to much
I never thought that I could be
in such a promising position

audiences beg
they hang on your every word
listen close but it's you they still haven't heard

blow the dust off softly
you listen up to me
like a lotus blossoming
it is an awesome thing to see

let me finish
I've listened long enough
tales of privilege
never add up to much
I never thought that I could be
in such a promising position
Track Name: Be Awhile
stars gather me
up at the knee
I am alive most of the time
but I'll be dead eternally

ages ago
I was getting old
I was dreaming of a day
when I stayed above me

take me home and drive me off the road
into a ditch of unwelcome style
I will be a while

each of us has
one chance to look back
but each of us knows
there will be no going back

if you go blind
you can have my eyes
and if you lose your mind
oh babe, please take mine

take me home and drive me off the road
into a ditch of unwelcome style
I will be a while
Track Name: Open Door
each minute of the day
there's nothing to say
I am on a limb

the wilderness of life
I cannot lie
it's bothering me

wake up
I am waiting
for an open door

grab at the leaves
as they fall from the trees
you're trying to put them back on

well your subtlety delights me
let's turn off the time

wake up
I am waiting
for an open door

wherefore and why is the sky
nothing at all?
however blue
however overcast
however endless with stars

wake up
I am waiting
for an open door
Track Name: Consequences
fate is the one
I have to love
fate is all I need
to love
refuse to hold
a hand unfolded
out and you will face
the consequences alone

a fair game is all I came to play
a fair deal is all I am after
but disaster is everywhere
and no one cares

who is to say
reality
is or is not all
we can see?
who is to know
the ways we go
when we go we have
no clues at all

peel all the pain
and ring the bells
grab hold of the wheel and steer
Track Name: Hands On Your Eyes
you satisfy my soul
you satisfy my mind
I'm about to lost control
but each time I get up I have to sit back down

much too alive
too alive to die
hands on your eyes
reach for the skies

don't wanna know your name
just wanna learn your game
just wanna give you a thrill
but I swear baby you take all of my skill

much too alive
too alive to die
hands on your eyes
reach for the skies

but there's nothing to see
less to know
take it from me
I've been down this road alone
and it's an ugly thing
to believe
in a dream

it's getting time to go
not much else to be said
do not forget your coat
it's getting so cold out even you could get a bit colder
Track Name: Where Are We Now?
where are we now?
in what vague amount?
we're higher than the sky
the blind will gladly lead the blind
out of honesty

but tell me who do I see?
in the mirror staring at me
with a smile curling around
teeth all falling out
eyes gone black with endless doubt

take heed
get behind me
everyone has a way through his own life
and everyone has a different way to die

wait up for me
I am running late
blame it on the trains
it's no fashion statement I intend to make

is this the first scene or the last?
where I find I died of a heart attack
in what way shall I pray?
easily confused
with surroundings I am

take heed
get behind me
everyone has a way through his own life
and everyone has a different way to die
Track Name: Dream Awake
I am glad to meet you
glad to be on your side
all see things differently
or least we try

it's all a sign of the times
it's happening in your mind
things fall from the tree
and as it gets to me
I begin to dream awake

messages float up in me
lifeboats in the sea
I'm seeing signs where they shouldn't be
it's not always easy

so fix my glass let's raise a toast
resolve to keep a holier ghost in mind

I sing now of camaraderie
I sing to you of life
the acid bath awaits us there
we may as well fly high
or die trying

it's just a sign of the times
it's happening in your mind
things fall from the tree
and as it gets to me
I begin to dream awake

dream awake
Track Name: Swear
I swear to you
it's nothing I wouldn't do
to hold onto a vision or two of you
hear me out
I've been thinking long about
the ways you look at me
it makes me wanna scream
it gives me a head of steam

so give me time
and a bottle of your finest wine
send me on my way
somewhere near
we all struggle or keep insincere
we all do have a place
deep within the past
a place within the past

sidelong eyes
thrown my way
are enough to capture
eternity
the well-worn ruse
predictable excuse
to keep all you came here to grab

there's no dream
but the one inside of me
it's the only thing keeping me going
I've been out
out of gas for a while now
been stuck here at the turnstile
thinking of a coast
of what I need the most

sidelong eyes
thrown my way
are enough to capture
eternity
the well-worn ruse
predictable excuse
to keep all you came here to grab
but you leave everything else to me