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Dream For Dream w Anne Cozean


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 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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The lyrics are based on an overheard snippet of a conversation between two young people at a gig in a crowded café - they were both in their late teens, both musicians in town playing in a local jazz festival. They'd clearly just met and the mutual attraction was obvious. As they wandered past me to go outside, I heard her ask him "what are you studying?". He answered "astronomy". It was cute - they were both shy, but really keen. I hope I captured some of that - and that they might have met up again later ;)

A very big thank you to Anne Cozean from North Fork, California for the beautiful backing vocals which gave the song a big lift.

Gavin the drummer did OK, considering it was his first time out of the cage ;)
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Lyrics
Dream For Dream
©2014 Neil Porter

He was dark side
Eyes open wide
He was studying the moon
She was out for air
She didn’t care
Was she giving in too soon?

So they talked straight
And they stayed up late
And she matched him dream for dream
And the time flew
And no-one knew
She asked him where he’d been
And the moon shone
He was almost gone
Things seemed just what they seem

Dream for dream
She matched him
Dream for dream
Dream for dream
She matched him
Dream for dream

Two hands brushed
The lady blushed
The sky was full of stars
And there was Saturn, Venus, Jupiter
Did she think there’s life on Mars?

So they walked late
And they got on great
And he matched her dream for dream
And the time flew
And no-one knew
He asked her where she’d been
And the moon shone
She was almost gone
Things seemed just what they seem

Dream for dream
She matched him
Dream for dream
Dream for dream
She matched him
Dream for dream

His hopes were high
When they said goodbye
Some good things end too soon
He was dark side
Eyes open wide
He was studying the moon

Dream for dream
She matched him
Dream for dream
Dream for dream
She matched him
Dream for dream
Song Stats
Hits: 2268
Comments: 22
Fans: 29
Plays: 104
Downloads: 25

Uploaded: Aug 07, 2014 - 07:35:01 PM
Last Updated: Aug 07, 2014 - 07:35:01 PM Last Played: Mar 10, 2017 - 10:04:53 PM
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Hardware:
Seagull acoustic, Telecaster, Precision bass, Yamaha midi keyboard, Rode NT3 mic, Saffire Pro 14 interface, iMac, Brooklyn Kit
Software:
Brooklyn Kit, Logic Pro X, Ozone 5
Comments
Ed Hannifin said 1024 days ago (August 7th, 2014)
Firsties!
I hope...

Ed Hannifin said 1024 days ago (August 7th, 2014)
I was on the road today...
About 110 miles commuting, and the whole time I had on a playlist of every song I downloaded from MacJams over the years...And one of the things I was thinking was, "Man, Neil's stuff got really punchy and polished and tight over the years." You really did some of the widest musical and audio growing of anyone on the site, Neil... You just EXPANDED...

At this point you oughta be the Australian T-Bone Burnett...

Now there's a lot to like on this one, but I'm really enjoying the B3-ish organ, which I didn't expect. I think it sounds great. The mesh of the organ with the acoustic guitar and the bass is seamless. I like the organ at the break particularly...

I also think you're getting a nice furry vocal sound on this. I'm flat out envious.

I think you wrote a good set of lyrics, and I like the chorus very much.

And then there's Anne, who has been the ongoing Secret Weapon Of MacJams for the past nine years or more...

It's like a taste of the old days, but updated...

Really good...


gcjjones said 1024 days ago (August 7th, 2014)
Nice
Nice song Neil, think you've done well interrupting the two your lovers moment.
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davisamerica2 said 1024 days ago (August 7th, 2014)
Dreamy!
Great to hear this, Neil. Love your style, and this is a really nice song, with a great story and performed so well. Anne's touch is inlaid gold in any song. Your voice sounds great in this too. I've always like your unique style. Loved that organ too. It's a keeper!
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Philip18 said 1024 days ago (August 8th, 2014)
Dream for Dream
Good story in the lyrics. Warm vocal. Smooth feel to the song (the organ is sweet). Anne's vocals do, as you say, give the song a lift. Beautiful work!
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alackbass said 1024 days ago (August 8th, 2014)
Dream For Dream w Anne Cozean
"she matched him dream for dream" What a great hook! Outstanding track Neil!
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J_Gretch said 1024 days ago (August 8th, 2014)
Dream For Dream w Anne Cozean
So many good things going on here...especially like the way the acoustic and organ work together ,,,and the subtle background vocals are really nice too.
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MikeRobinson said 1024 days ago (August 8th, 2014)
Helluva hook ... vivid image
You made an excellent choice of “cover art” for this one, too.   It, and the lyric and the song, really capture one of life’s “awkward but universal moments.”
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bud said 1024 days ago (August 8th, 2014)
this
gave me chills. wonderful
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Skean said 1024 days ago (August 8th, 2014)
Okay then…
This should be on the radio, thanks for the download, cheers.
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Sigmund said 1023 days ago (August 8th, 2014)
Dream For Dream
So Neil shows his romantic side! Less bluesy than your usual fare, but instead very catchy chord progression and hook. Nice move bringing in Anne for the harmonies - she sounds great on this one. I really enjoyed this one Neil - you should do more like it.
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DWL said 1023 days ago (August 9th, 2014)
Classy work Neil!
Excellent song, intelligent lyrics and production is top notch.

Reminds me of something the Traveling Wilburys might have done (if they had Anne singing bgv ;-) )

Cheers

Dick


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gadzooks said 1023 days ago (August 9th, 2014)
Dream For Dream w Anne Cozean
My fav from you Neil ... a well written song that has a nice hook. The organ and acoustic sound great together ... love the melody/ chords and organ break. Anne's the the perfect added spice. Excellent mix.
Cheers
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PeterB7858 said 1023 days ago (August 9th, 2014)
Dream For Dream
You sound like you have mellowed on several fronts, Neil. Quality romantic vibe and the mix/master seems more organic and "analogue-like" than some of your more punchy mixes. Anne sounds great, as always. Nice one, indeed. Thanks, Peter.
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thoddi said 1023 days ago (August 9th, 2014)
Neil & the heartbreakers
First couple of bars and you had me. Classic rock approach à la Tom Petty. Very catchy tune on a cool bed of rock. I dig that organ sound and how its played.

Gavin the drummer did more than OK. In the pocket, just like the rest.

Anne is always a treat and a sure bonus that gives this the little spice that lifts it up in the elite division :-)

I did mention that cool organ playing?
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Char said 1022 days ago (August 10th, 2014)
Very catchy and entertaining.
Lovely vocals from all of you. Take inspiration where you find it. It paid of. Great song, Neil. Yay!
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egobandit said 1022 days ago (August 10th, 2014)
Dream
The lyrics are great funny what you can get from young love I think you captured it, btw love Anne in this!
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davisamerica said 1022 days ago (August 10th, 2014)
The Australian Dylan ....
Everything you do blows me away ..... Nice choice of "playmates" ... Sincere and deepest bows folks!!
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awigze said 1020 days ago (August 11th, 2014)
Dream for Dream
cool that inspiration can come in common observations. nice acoustic rock. give the drummer a long leash and see what happens... hehe nice job everyone- Anne never disappoints.... love the organ solo!
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rok41 said 1019 days ago (August 13th, 2014)
Dream
Warm song, excellently constructed. As usual, a high level of musicality and intriguing lyrics. Love Anne's additions here, she always adds the frosting.
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Vic Holman said 1015 days ago (August 16th, 2014)
Dream For Dream
sorry to be late. went MIA for the summer.
this is excellent. i really like the warm sound. delivery throughout & lyrics are really great!
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michaeljayklein said 1011 days ago (August 21st, 2014)
Very cool song...
...the lyrics are so existential and real, the melody is ear-catching and it's all ornamented with some superb music, both in arrangement and delivery. You two work very well together--nuff said! Thanks.
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