Sweet Dream

by Sad Brad Smith

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1.
Invitation 03:16
If you sent an invitation to me now I wouldn't know what to say If you sent an invitation it'd have to come from so far away If you sent an invitation to me now I wouldn't know what to say If you sent an invitation it'd have to come from so far away Come from so far away Come from so far away Come from so far Never seen a hole before this size appear from out of the blue To fell all that falls before my eyes except my love for you Never seen a cloud so low in the sky, am I a raindrop, too? You could bury me in every sigh and still raise my love for you I praise my love for you I pray my love for you I pay my love If you sent an invitation to me now I wouldn't know what to say If you sent an invitation it'd have to come from so far away Sitting and shivering on the floor of the shower, counting down the days If you sent an invitation to me now it'd have to come from so far away Come from so far away Come from so far away You are so far
2.
Back & Forth 02:23
What's gonna happen when things get bad again? While the Fat Man was clapping, I saw that ad again . . . I know nothing can last And this phase too shall pass Pass back and forth and back Yeah, we go back and forth and back and forth What the Hell will happen when it comes back again? New plans I was mapping fell through the cracks again . . . I know my future's passed But the past was such a blast Blast back and forth and back Yeah, we go back and forth and back and forth You see there's been some complications with my health I've come to even fear my friends What I wish for you I want for myself Wanna lay down in your loving arms again Back Back We go back and forth and back
3.
Admit 02:20
I must admit I don't know what I want anymore I used to know but I don't know now There was a time when the life I was living was giving me signals of some love that never would be Now that I know that it's over I told her I loved her and she coldly told me she'd always love me I must admit I don't know what I want anymore I used to know but I don't know now Out of thin air dancing deadpan despair fantasies start to tear is this nightmare all that there will be? I crawl up the wall just to fall in the pit is this it will I quit in this pile of white piss and feces?
4.
The Citizen 03:44
Is there somewhere we can go To sit and rest awhile Make each other smile Forget for a moment what we know? I know you need some help I know you need some help But I'm trying, I'm still trying To help myself Is there somewhere we can meet To put our weary hearts at ease People pushed down on their knees Thick blood pooling in the empty streets I know you need some help I know you need some help But I'm trying, I'm still trying To help myself War will win the war on peace War will win the war on peace But a mind that seeks security Can never know love We will never know love So will you settle for me? Will you settle for me? Will you settle for me? Will you settle for me? Is there somewhere we can go?
5.
Be True 04:15
I'm blue, so blue Waiting on you I'm blue, so blue Waiting on you Makes me want to beg Makes me want to plead with you to be true I've been in love before I've knocked on this door I retrace my steps From the years before How many steps more? How many steps more? Before It's true These are the arms that reach for your breath This is the song, the only song I've got left I'm blue, so blue Waiting on you What can I do? Tell me what can I do For you? Be true
6.
Listen to me, Marlon Don't go back to sleep There's a darkness in me forming But I've got promises left to keep I lost you at the bottom Of life's great mystery Learned lessons and then forgot 'em Pity lessons don't come for free They laugh at me behind my back And pity me to my face The faster runner on the track Wanders away from the race I know you don't really love me But I don't know if you're even thinking of me I know you don't really love me But I don't know if you're even thinking of me I didn't want to write a breakup song I didn't want to breakup I toss and turn now all night long Guess I'll never wake up So, listen to me, Marlon Don't go back to sleep There a darkness in me forming And a crowd gathering in the street
7.
Citizen Two 04:01
Life is hard Even when you've got it good How hard it must be For the seriously misunderstood Some sick and some lonely Got no soulmates to find How hard must harden the hardest heart With no peace of mind In time You're sure to crazy Will you go mad? When there's no one to save you You poor little lamb Rest your head on my gun Come rest your head on my gun Rest your head on my gun and you'll be one One less person crying When you've lost the thread You left dangling in your youth You realize the story never had an arc And you can find in it no seed of truth There's nothing that's holy Just some garments you place On another rock you're showing to Some other stone cold face This place Will make you go crazy Will you go mad? When there's no one to save you You poor little lamb Rest your head on my gun Come rest your head on my gun Rest your head on my gun And you'll be one One less person trying
8.
Remember 03:37
If you really were my friend Would you have stayed? Can this really be the end Can it end this way? I really wanna make you mine I really wanna make you remember I know it's never coming back Leaves fall all around And get swept away Amber rays undress the town At the end of day I really wanna take my time I really wanna take my time to remember I know it's never coming back If you really were my friend Would you have stayed? Can this really be the end Can it end this way? I really wanna make you mine I really wanna make you remember I know you're not coming back
9.
I can't stand it anymore I can't stand it anymore And I don't know what I'll do Tired of running Tired of walking Tired of tripping, too Tired of hoping Tired of doping Lord, I'm tired Through and through I can't stand it anymore I can't stand it anymore And I don't know what I'll do Woe is the mountain Woe in the mind Woe to the heart in flight Throw a coin in the fountain Search for a sign But know in your heart It's not right I can't stand it anymore I can't stand it anymore And I don't know what I'll do Your parents are aging If they're not already dead Wave to the boy that you were Your true love is waiting One step off the ledge Go and be reunited With her I can't stand it anymore I can't stand it anymore And I don't know what I'll do And I don't know what I'll do

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Thirty fine minutes to cut through the noise.The third full length album from Sad Brad Smith finds us in a spare room, taking sonic cues from New Skin for the Old Ceremony and Blood on the Tracks, as well as the Camerata Contemporary Chamber Orchestra's forgotten Satie/Moog experiments. These nine bewitching songscapes cast a subtle, nuanced spell, full of compassion, paranoia, and cosmic grief. Summoning resolve at the edge of the abyss. Lovers the world over, unite.

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released August 2, 2019

Produced by Bradley Grant Smith
Engineered by Dorian Gehring and Mark Ciesielski
Mixed by Mark Ciesielski

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Sad Brad Smith Chicago, Illinois

Sad Brad Smith is a singer and songwriter in Chicago, whose song "Help Yourself," won him acclaim in several small circles. In 2010 he released his first LP, "Love is Not What You Need," followed in 2014 by the psychedelic, death-folk song-cycle, Magic. A stark new work, Sweet Dream, came out on August 2nd, 2019. Currently under quarantine. ... more

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