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Dreams


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TobinMueller

 Genre: Acoustic

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Description
An alternative lullaby sung by my friend and gorgeous voiced Aaron. This hamonically complex yet extremely simple song is brought to life beautifully by Aaron's exquisite vocals. It is not written in any key, but floats, like a dream, around a tonal center. (Artwork is by Vladamir Kush, Moscow.)

Subsequent arrangements:
- with a female singer, Emily Rohm, synth and harp: Dreams II
- with a male jazz singer, for a piano trio: Dreams III
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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
Hits: 8803
Comments: 27
Fans: 4
Plays: 829
Downloads: 240
Votes: 47
Uploaded: Feb 11, 2004 - 10:19:32 PM
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2006 - 08:56:44 AM Last Played: Sep 13, 2017 - 01:53:05 AM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
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Hardware:
Ev 757 Mic. Voice and piano (MIDI).
Software:
GB
Comments
macapa said 5028 days ago (February 12th, 2004)
Nice voice
Feels like a broadway show.

Could you possibly look at adding a bit of effect to the voice?

It lacks a bit of ambiance (sp?). I don't know, some echo or reverb... Just a bit.

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Thierry Daigneault
Cisneros said 5028 days ago (February 12th, 2004)
Great pipes!
Freddy? Freddy Mercury? Is that you?

Nice.
1903 said 5026 days ago (February 14th, 2004)
Great pipes!
very theatrical indeed. impressive pipes on Aaron. nice & clean.
TobinMueller said 5027 days ago (February 13th, 2004)
Nice voice
Thanks for the comments. I actually write for musical theatre (not the usual
category for forums). Almost everything I write sounds a bit like it's for the
stage. This song was written for a show I am reworking, Creature, based on
the Frankenstein story. I brought in my friend Aaron to sing cuz I love his
voice! I mixed it so it sounded like he was standing next to you. I wanted it
to be about his voice and the words, and the reverbs in GB are a little ifferent
than the studio lexicon box I'm used to. I'm having trouble making them
sound "real."

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haleyeah said 5026 days ago (February 14th, 2004)
Nice voice
nice try but I like the song called "title thief" better it is also on this site
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said 5026 days ago (February 14th, 2004)
Nice voice
TITLE THEIF IS A CROCK OF CRAP AND THAT POST IS SPAM.

That being said I really liked this piece. 10pts from me.

- Rob K
Brad said 5026 days ago (February 15th, 2004)
Nice voice
great singing, tho thought you were a girl at first! oops.
Anonymous said 5016 days ago (February 25th, 2004)
Nice voice
I was just fooling around on this website when i came across this song. It is
VERY nicely done. Is there sheet music available for it anywhere? or a karaoke
version? I happen to have an audition for a new musical on monday and well, I
think this may be the perfect song for my audition. So please, if you know
anything about this write back quick! Aaron has a very impressive vocal
ability, and tobin is amazing at songwriting/ lyrics and such. you two are
PHENOMINAL. awesome job!
TobinMueller said 4994 days ago (March 17th, 2004)
Sheet music
Yes, I have sheet music to this song. I would be happy to share it with you.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
s0mmeil said 5025 days ago (February 15th, 2004)
Nice voice, indeed!
it's a tad bit loud for a dream/lullaby. Subtle dynamics might be nice.
Otherwise, beautiful song!

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Anonymous said 5025 days ago (February 16th, 2004)
Nice voice, indeed!
SUCH a pretty vocal performance. Very impressive. The instrumentals
were perfect and matched the voice well. Very well done
jcroft said 5024 days ago (February 16th, 2004)
Nice voice, indeed!
Not my cup of tea, but a really, really nice song and performance. I give it a
nine because you wrote a nice song and Mr. Aaron has some nice pipes. If
you could get him to tone down the vibrato, I'd give it a ten.

On the other hand, it he toned down the vibrato, it wouldn't be musicall
theatre now, would it? :)

Great work, guys.
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Anonymous said 5023 days ago (February 17th, 2004)
beautiful
Tell Aaron he can sing me to sleep any night.
Anonymous said 5023 days ago (February 17th, 2004)
nice
I really like this.
ted said 5022 days ago (February 18th, 2004)
luverly
Woah there sport. You, have one duece of a voice. i would have thrown in some more instrumentals to mark a climax and what not, But never the less, still a fantastic piece

where do you preform?
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look both ways

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Jugglin said 5013 days ago (February 28th, 2004)
Can't Trust The Ratings
There is no way ALL of your songs can be rated so highly. Though your songs are OK, they are not great and definetly not worthy of the scores given considering all of the songs that are superior to yours. I do not trust the rating system. I think you are manipulating the ratings.
Suzanne said 4992 days ago (March 19th, 2004)
Trust The Ratings
maybe because this guy is a real musician, does inventive and beautiful work, and puts a ton of thought into his arrangements? maybe that's why it rates so high? i could listen to his stuff all day. wish i could start a radio station with some of thes great work posted on macjams so far...

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morning girl
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than said 5006 days ago (March 6th, 2004)
Nice
Great vox. I agree that maybe more of a climax on the
instrumentals would give it that extra push over the the
hill. Also, I kept wanting to hear the piano for a couple
more bars to finish out the song.
-Than
Check out my latest song called Evil Medical School
John_O said 5003 days ago (March 8th, 2004)
Great sound
Great piece! Although certainly soothing, it maybe a
bit too energetic in the middle for a lullaby. But I
don't take these labels too seriously

Likewise, I think the rating system should be taken
with a grain of salt. Tobin gave my song a good
rating, and wrote a nice comment, so I checked out
his music, liked it and returned the favor. dose that
count as
Check out my latest song called A Little Dream
John_O said 5003 days ago (March 8th, 2004)
Great sound
Dose that count as "manipulating the ratings"?
Check out my latest song called A Little Dream
robot999 said 5000 days ago (March 11th, 2004)
Dreams
Very moving... i loved it.
Check out my latest song called In the Mist (Sci-Fi Remix)
penguinsocks said 4930 days ago (May 20th, 2004)
holy smokes
at first i was impressed by the cool art but... WOW. can i
marry this aaron? it's been a long time since i've heard an
amazing (male) voice like this. (probably not since the first
season of american idol, hahaha.) i like this very much.
beautiful. the voice is soothing despite the dynamics that
people have noticed contradict the title.. meh. any woman
could drool and fall into a sleep-like state of happy
enjoyment and only wake up when - damn! it's over?
*plays it again*
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EdensEve said 4737 days ago (November 29th, 2004)
Simple and moving
Gorgeous song art. Gorgeous voice. Deceptively simple and moving. Sing me to sleep, next time!
daeh12345 said 4725 days ago (December 12th, 2004)
ART WORK?
GREAT SONG. WHERE DID THE ART WORK COME FROM. I
LOVE THAT STYLE OF ART. AND YOUR FRIEND HAS SOME
PIPES AND THEY WERE MEANT FOR THAT SONG.
SIMPLE?........MAYBE I WAS TO BUSY ENJOYING TO NOTICE
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thetiler said 4680 days ago (January 25th, 2005)
Very interesting
I love the fact you make the dream be the awake part. Like
it is not sleeping but awake in the dream.

Dreams are very important I think, there is so much we
don't know about dreams. So much the medical field
doesn't know.

I love your very interesting pictures as well.
It seems like every time I go and hear our wonderful muisc
I always go away inspired.
You are a very special artist!


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SpasmodicMan said 4609 days ago (April 7th, 2005)
Chord progressions run rings around other dreamers
Your chord progression run circles around everyone. God,
your smooth. Yeah, the guy has a forceful and high voice,
clarion. But this is a jewel of a demo. And your art rocks.
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ChristopherCihon said 3138 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
OMG!!
Tobin! What a voice!!!


Aaron! Your voice is angelic in this tune. Amazing my friend!!


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Name: Tobin Mueller
Location: Rowayton CT USA
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