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Dreams II (w/ Emily Rohm)


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TobinMueller

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Vocals by my favorite ingenue who is getting married next week, Emily Rohm. She makes it sound like a light classical aire, I originally placed it in the classical genre; but it is really a pop ballad done with a legit voice. This is the developed yet sparse arrangement (using 2 harps, an introductory synth wash, and a key change) of the song demo, Dreams that won the first MacJams song contest in 2004. Emily does a great job with this song and I wish her all the best as she begins her wonderful new wedded chapter of her already wonderful life. (The song, by the way, is deceptively simple and breaks many rules of harmonics and composition, yet swirls around a magnetic tonal center, like a dream. But it is meant to float seamlessly. ) Artwork by Stephen Hagg Stahlberg.

Other versions:
Dreams I (original voice and piano)
Dreams III (for jazz vocalist and piano trio)
Lyrics
Dreams.
What are you dreaming?
Do you know I am here, while you sleep?
What do you see when my hands hold you near?
When my breath touches you, can you feel?
Maybe when you awake, you'll know to never fear
that I should go away.
You'll know I'm always near, when you awake.
When you awake to me.
When you awake to me,
all the world's ache will fall away, like clay, cleaned away.
I'll give you all you need.
Make every dream come true.
All you can take from me.
All I can give to you.
When you awake.
When you awake to me.
Song Stats
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Comments: 29
Fans: 23
Plays: 1719
Downloads: 485
Votes: 38
Uploaded: Jun 25, 2004 - 11:09:49 AM
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2007 - 11:06:23 AM Last Played: Mar 15, 2017 - 10:19:13 PM
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Comments
chikoppi said 4750 days ago (June 25th, 2004)
Just lovely
Wonderful song writing, beautiful vocals! This piece is all about smart choices in the chords and an outstanding performance. Can we assume this will be played/performed at the wedding?
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said 4750 days ago (June 25th, 2004)
I almost want...
...to hear Aaron (from the first version) and Emily's voices
intertwine, and alternate verses. I liked the first version,
and now I'm torn between them. I DO love the harp,
though. Higher marks this time around.

8-8-8-8
Mcboy said 4750 days ago (June 25th, 2004)
wonderful.......
and gorgeous........
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Suzanne said 4750 days ago (June 25th, 2004)
any more beautiful?
i cannot imagine a song any more beautiful. any better interplay bewteen sad and hope, peace and wish, centered and unresolved. all the world's ache falls away when listening to this... and i don't know if i will ever get tired of hearing it again.
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SlimGirlFat said 4750 days ago (June 25th, 2004)
Wow!
What a voice!!!
what a track!



SlimGirlFat

cakefolder said 4750 days ago (June 25th, 2004)
Perfect
10-10-10-10
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Cameron said 4750 days ago (June 25th, 2004)
Lovely!
Wonderful writing for the harp parts and vocals, superbly
sung by Emily.

As a "live" harpist, I wish that the harps were REAL. What a
fantastic sound that would be! Hopefully, real acoustic
harps will perform this piece either at Emily's wedding or
at some other time; you've written a great piece!!!

I'd love to hear more of this kind of writing (for harps, of
course!)

Someday I'll get a mic and would be glad to collaborate on
your harp tracks in the future.

Wonderful piece of music! Also, the very lovely song art
complements it all perfectly.


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TobinMueller said 4750 days ago (June 26th, 2004)
Lovely!
Wow. I would love to have a real harpist to play some pieces! Thank you for
the invitation. I'll email you shortly...
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Momotamus said 4750 days ago (June 25th, 2004)
wow!
Beautiful.

9-8-9-9
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Paul_T said 4747 days ago (June 28th, 2004)
Nicely restrained!
So simple, yet speaks volumes!
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TobinMueller said 4564 days ago (December 28th, 2004)
Nicely restrained!
Thanks. That is exactly what I was going for. Thanks for noticing.
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penguinsocks said 4746 days ago (June 29th, 2004)
that's not a photo?!
oh my god!
that's NUTS!

i don't think i've seen anything that convincing since that
painting way back when of that dude with the funky hat...
uh... where's my art history textbook?
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TobinMueller said 4564 days ago (December 28th, 2004)
that's not a photo?!
Here's another of his paintings that is amazing: http://www.artsforge.com/
steven/mimmi.html
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Ringo said 4746 days ago (June 29th, 2004)
The only thing wrong with this
is that she is getting married next week.

Absolutely lovely.
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giovanni said 4743 days ago (July 2nd, 2004)
Breath giving!
I finally have a moment to leave a comment for this... This doesn't so much take my breath away as it gives me more air to breath... fantastic. Emily's voice is terrific. She's captured the feel of each word... her translations of the notes tells us the story vividly. The writing is refreshing... I especially like the break in the middle... "I'm always near, when you awake. When you awake to me." The melody and chord structure here is unfamiliar enough to catch my attention yet soothingly beautiful.
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TobinMueller said 4564 days ago (December 28th, 2004)
Breath giving!
Thanks for the cool comment about breath giving. I wanted to vary the
melody in the second section to create a sense of uplift and growing intensity
in a new sort of way. But your breath comment, that takes the cake.
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Pixiemixer said 4736 days ago (July 9th, 2004)
Airy
What a beautiful, haunting tune. Really stands out, performance wise. Great, "airy" production too. well done!
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peeg said 4732 days ago (July 13th, 2004)
Wha...!
Stunning.

Cheers
Paul
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Monophobe said 4716 days ago (July 30th, 2004)
Fan-tan-tastic!
Great production, great composition, great voice!
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handovergold said 4712 days ago (August 2nd, 2004)
Beautiful!!!
Simple, effective, intoxicating...beautiful vocals. Is Emily in theatre? Truly enchanting! I have to agree with one of the other posts in that it calls for a live harp...a demo however, who's to complain.
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TobinMueller said 4564 days ago (December 28th, 2004)
Beautiful!!!
Yes, Emily is in theatre. She received her Equity card in one of my shows.
(And she is as pretty as her voice!) And this song is destined to be one of my
shows too. Thanks for your wonderful comments.
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mcsweb said 4705 days ago (August 9th, 2004)
Sounds Like It Belongs in a Musical
Very pretty. Flawless performance. You continue to push
the limit.
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mtriviso said 4556 days ago (January 6th, 2005)
Insane
This is just insane!

10-10-10-10

As someone who has no skill and can only listen to music,
all you talented people make me mad! This is a really
interesting song and the music is particularly effective.
How do you people do it!

Thanks for posting the lyrics.

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TennesseeVic said 4550 days ago (January 11th, 2005)
Bee-you-tee-full!
Please tell me this woman has a recording contract? You
can not just keep her to yourself! Ok, musically, I mean :-)

Oh, your part wasn't bad either.
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Emily Rohm said 4520 days ago (February 10th, 2005)
Bee-you-tee-full!
No contracts yet...! Thanks so much for the compliment! This has been one of my alltime favorite songs to sing. I sing it in the shower all the time. (I don't think Tobin knows that.) I never get tired of it.
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fairy beth said 4493 days ago (March 10th, 2005)
gorgeous
reminds me a little of evanescence but softer and better
vocals. the simplicity definately works. not much more i
can add! love the artwork.
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TobinMueller said 4461 days ago (April 11th, 2005)
gorgeous
Stephen does great work. For more of his art, please see: http://
www.artsforge.com/steven/stahlberg.html. He also does fantasy sci-fi and
contracted the first CGI female model with an international modeling
company.
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SpasmodicMan said 4465 days ago (April 7th, 2005)
Heaven
A jewel. You can be overly complex and pull it off; smooth
and simple and direct and make it sound like this. Kind of
a song that some around once in a dreamy moon. Emily,
harps, angels, nude art... I'm in heaven.
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composerclark said 4078 days ago (April 28th, 2006)
pristine
Love the simplicity, and Ms. Rohm's voice is perfect for this! This is a
gem. Nothing over-done; everything just right. I agree that this is the
right genre for this song. Great work, Tobin and Emily. Your talent is
huge, and we're all lucky you share it with us.
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