Dream On

by Britchy

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This album was solely funded by the generous support of friends, fans, and family members who contributed to our online fundraising campaign. THANK YOU!

Aksel Arnesen - Andy Canfield - Bruce Lee - Bob Troutman - Bobbi Billmyer - Britt Smith - Chad Fadely - Chick Beckley - Chris Pinnock - Colin Wright - Cy Two Elk - Deb Scheele - Deborah Webb - Don Doty - Dori Bateman - Elisa Massoth - Eric Goddard - Eric Hutchins - Fred & Emily Frank - Gary Longsine - Gibson Hartwell - Grace Decker - Greg Boyd & The House of Fine Instruments - Gregg & Cynthia Wood - Ian Stangl - James Keith Brandemihl - J. Storm & Zachariah Rain-bear Shirley - Janet Kowalski - Jeff Dahn - Jerry LaVine - Jess Kaylor - Jim Arnesen - Jonathan Stout - Kevin Pickron - Larry Hirshberg - Lauren Leslie - Little Jane - Lisa Mills - Lori King - Lorie & Todd Narum - Melinda Voce - Michael Smith - Michelle & Ephie Risho - Mike Dingman - Nicole Reinholdt - P.D. Waltman - Richard Bryan - Richard Dervan Robert Mullen - Ruth Forrest - Ryan Kennedy - Shelagh Geller - Stacey Banks - Steve Robertson - Sue West - Tim Qj Dallacqua - Tim Scheidegger - Tony Polecastro - Trevor Marty - Trevor Rogers & Amanda Brown - Van Easton - Wild Bill Anderson

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released 08 June 2013

©2013 Britt Arnesen and Richie Reinholdt. Recorded January-April 2013 at The Recording Center, AnimalTown Studios, and Britt's Kitchen in Missoula, Montana. Guitar, mandolin, banjo, and vocals by Richie Reinholdt. Guitar and vocals by Britt Arnesen.

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Track Name: The Lovin Bee
THE LOVIN BEE
©2011 Britt Arnesen

The Lovin Bee is a nectar-hungry hummingbird in June
When the petals open find her roaming singing of her news
I tried to say don’t listen to her high and lonesome tune
But The Lovin Bee went and told that man the truth

She said I’m slow as a flower, six months from bud to bloom
And it gets cold in my shadow like the dark side of the moon
I tried to say don’t follow when I’m waltzing toward my doom
But The Lovin Bee made that man a fool

Guardrail gone, double-yellow canyon sign says 45
With the windows down pass small towns and wave hello goodbye
I tried to say don’t drive that way where the earth and I collide
So The Lovin Bee just told that man to fly

She said I’m slow as a flower, six months from bud to bloom
And it gets cold in my shadow like the dark side of the moon
I tried to say don’t follow when I’m waltzing toward my doom
But The Lovin Bee made that man a fool

Summer’s thunder steals my slumber, rainbows wake my dreams
On a bed of weeds in an open field, the wind upon my heels
I tried to say I don’t play those games your lightning won’t strike me
So The Lovin Bee just told that man to wait and see

I’m slow as a flower, six months from bud to bloom
And it gets cold in my shadow like the dark side of the moon
I tried to say don’t follow when I’m waltzing toward my doom
But The Lovin Bee made that man a fool
I tried to say don’t follow but we're waltzing toward our doom
'Cause The Lovin Bee made me love him too
Track Name: Time Won't Wait
2. TIME WON’T WAIT
©2003 Richie Reinholdt

Ooh little girl if you only knew
How much it means to me
To mean so much to you

You’re growing up so fast
it’s hard for me to realize
Life is rushing past
You’re changing before my eyes
Time won’t wait for anyone

If I could take the blows for you
You know I surely would
I’d keep you from all harm
If only I could
But time won’t wait for anyone

Such a pure heart and soul
Your life’s waiting to unfold
Bless the day you came into my life

When you‘re ready to be on your own
Gonna have to let you go
‘Cause the day is coming soon
You’ll be walking out the door
Time won’t wait for anyone

Ooh little girl if you only knew
How much it means to me
To mean so much to you
Track Name: Scenic Idaho
3. SCENIC IDAHO
©2013 Britt Arnesen

Scenic Idaho, your lightning came and shook me
Thirsty grass in flames, the drought fed the spark
They said that nothing could fight the wildfire between us
It burned so hot all summer long

I’ve had some time to do my thinking
Too many nights when I’m the smoke under your stars
I never thought you’d hold me there and keep me
But here we are back in the same old spot

And I just can’t stay mad at you for long
For every ounce of trouble you’ve got a pound of charm
I’m throwing up my hands, Babe, I’m sorry oh I’m wrong
Now please don’t stay mad at me so long

Maybe I’ll have better luck in Bozeman
Or Butte, America (man my hope is a mile high)
I see Our Lady of the Rockies from the Freeway
And wave goodbye across the Great Divide

I just can’t stay mad at you for long
For every ounce of trouble you’ve got a pound of charm
I’m throwing up my hands, Babe, I’m sorry oh I’m wrong
Now please don’t stay mad at me so long
Sometimes your best laid plans they turn out oh so wrong
Let's don't stay mad so long
Track Name: March
MARCH
©2005 Richie Reinholdt

Like pugilistic fists, her words strike out at the night
It’s holiday time again
Like one more drink of water fed to a drowning man
She’ll gladly fill the glass to the brim
When the fever gets this high, water freezes to the touch
Drenching down the ruin of the night
Like a crack in the world, the reservoir lets go
There’s a fine line between wrong and right

I cannot follow all these winding broken paths of regret
It just flushes me down the drain so fast
‘Cause the shores of my own dreams are all littered with debris
Washed up from the wreckage of my past
The stifled snores of souls asleep in their lives
Is the sound of emotions on the run
No expectations of success when failure is the choice
Transgressions ignored one by one

She never takes the time for false apologies
Denial is an easier way out
But scores are only promises whispered to the dark
Debits to an overdrawn account
All this talk of release but the change never comes
Still waiting for signs from above
A shifting of regrets that always takes its toll
Offerings at the altar of love

She only wants me for display in her collection of mistakes
Mounted securely to a board
And all the things I have to say are lessons in rejection
My uselessness, her one reward
When the fever climbs this high, water freezes to the touch
Drenching down the ruin of my life
Like a crack in the world the reservoir lets go
It’s a fine line between day and night
Like a crack in the world the reservoir lets go
There’s a fine line between wrong and right
Track Name: Pretty Lies
PRETTY LIES
©2012 Britt Arnesen

Sister met him at a bus stop
He was short, she gave him five bucks
Could have known he was going nowhere fast
Saw them later at my gig that night
He was drunk and said she looked nice
She caught his bug, fell in love, lost her mind

You're gonna need more than, gonna need more than
You're gonna need more than pretty lies
I hope you've come here to say your goodbyes
And walk the line we draw tonight

Early summer they were married
All the sudden there's a baby
And the bum is gone, he left a note and her alone
Still she kept the ring on
Always hoping for a miracle
But he didn't show, she had to get a smaller home

You're gonna need more than, gonna need more than
You're gonna need more than pretty lies
I hope you've come here to say your goodbyes
And walk the line we draw tonight

Gotta get up on a stage now
Play guitar and entertain now
Watch him dance with some young thing I don't know
All the money that he wasted
All the times that he betrayed her
All my nephew knows of a father is a ghost

You're gonna need more than, gonna need more than
You're gonna need more than pretty lies
I hope you've come here to say your goodbyes
And walk the line we draw tonight

I hope you've come here to say your goodbyes
Goodbye
Track Name: No X
NO X
©2006 Richie Reinholdt

She never calls to say she’s leaving she just walks away
And when I see her in his arms she doesn’t have to say
How much she doesn’t care she’ll be glad to tell you so
But it’s something I already know

Well she’s not one for talking she leaves it all unsaid
There’s not much point in telling me what she once felt is dead
The fact that she’s moved on she’ll be glad to let you know
It’s something I already know

Don’t ask her to remember she works hard to forget
For her sympathy is just a form of regret

There’s no shelter from these feelings no safe haven to hide
‘Cause the tempest that surrounds her just batters me inside
And her favorite game to play is watch the old guy squirm
I guess I’ve got more lessons to learn

Don’t ask her to remember she works hard to forget
Circumstantial evidence that hasn’t happened yet

I’ll be glad to forget her when she’s finally gone
And I won’t have to hear her name every time I turn around
I won’t have to pretend that I’m good at letting go
But I think that she already knows
It’s something she already knows
Track Name: Canyon's Lullaby
CANYON’S LULLABY
©2012 Britt Arnesen

Little darling go to sleep my child
Let the dark wash across your eyes
When you wake up we'll say a long goodbye
You’ll board a plane to Juneau's sky

When the wind blows, brings you letters I write
Hear the music with your heart and mind
Come tomorrow when your wings take flight
Remember my lullaby

You're far away now counting ravens on the beach
Enchanted forests of all the berries you can eat
Catch a big fish now or just stay dry and read
From time to time would you think of me

I watch the coal trains, you watch the sea
And go to the glacier while I walk the city streets
And how I miss you so much more than you miss me
More than you miss me

When the wind blows and brings you letters I write
Hear the music with your heart and mind
I'm feeling sorry for every tear you cry
Always I'm by your side

Little darling go to sleep my child
Let the dark wash across your eyes
Come tomorrow when your wings take flight
Remember my lullaby
Track Name: Nightingale
NIGHTINGALE
©2013 Richie Reinholdt

Nightingale, hold on to your dreams
Not all things are as bad as they seem
Good things come to those who wait
Nightingale singing at the gate

The stars look so far away
And it seems they’ve nothing to say
But they whisper softly until dawn
Harmonies to your song

Patient for the morning light
Singing out through winter’s longest night
And though dark and shadow chill the heart
The fire just needs a spark to start

So Nightingale, hold on to your dreams
Not all things are as bad as they seem
Good things come to those who wait
Nightingale singing at the gate

Never deviate from your path
Dig in your heels plant your feet
Set your course straight ahead
Fly your way up Grammy Street

Time runs away with your heart
Hours and minutes fall apart
Everything happens for a clue
This message waiting for you

Nightingale, hold on to your dreams
Not all things are as bad as they seem
Good things come to those who wait
Nightingale singing at the gate
Oh Nightingale, it ain't too late
Track Name: Dream In Blue
9. DREAM IN BLUE
©2012 Britt Arnesen

The other night I had a dream in blue
Counting stars for every time I lose you
Calling out to the lonesome moon and
Waiting on a white flower to bloom

Float along the river's lazy bend
See the willows standing hand in hand
They sing about my lovesick blues and
Drown me in their mournful music

The other night you had a dream in red
Lost your sleep to the noise of the unsaid
Strange sounds from the open window
Wander out to the ghost who knew you

Lay me down upon the stones I threw
Close my eyes so they can't accuse you
Make believe that you didn't do it
Innocent until they prove it

Tell your alibi until it's true
Swallow all the pleasures of your choosing
Hear the barn owl wondering "who?"
He's there to watch your every move

The other night I had a dream in blue
Counting stars for every time I lose you
Calling out to the lonesome moon and
Drowning in my mournful music
Track Name: Masquerade
MASQUERADE
©2013 Richie Reinholdt

If you meet me in the garden, please wear your cotton dress
I’ll put on my raincoat and play happiness
If I meet you in the hallway between day and night
Don’t look at the bartender in the smoky light

Then I’ll put on my mask and pretend I don’t care
I’ll pretend that I don’t see your face everywhere
Pretend I don’t feel you pretend I can’t see
The masquerade between you and me

if you’re going berry picking in the endless summer sun
And you need someone to hold your basket let me be the one
We’ll let the dog run wild and watch the children play
We’ll give in to a soft caress with nothing more to say

When the sun goes down on these afternoon delights
We’ll let the evening shadows roll us into night
Wash our hands brush our feet and teeter on the brink
I’ll meet you in the kitchen right behind the sink

Then we’ll put on our masks and pretend we don’t care
I’ll pretend that I don’t see your face everywhere
Pretend I don’t feel you pretend I can’t see
Masquerade between you and me
Track Name: Blue Afternoon
11. BLUE AFTERNOON
©2012 Britt Arnesen

Blue afternoon
Heartache's contagious
I come down with the blues
Every time that you call

Blue afternoon
Flirting with danger
Always trying to drag me
Down when you fall

You left me too soon
Kisses denied me
Loving deprived me
On a blue afternoon

Blue afternoon
Heartache's contagious
I come down with the blues
Every time that you call

Blue afternoon
I can't stop flirting with danger
Always trying to drag me
Down when you fall

Oh blue afternoon
Don't drag me down when you fall
Track Name: Tuff Girl
12. TUFF GIRL
©2005 Richie Reinholdt

She’s a tuff girl tougher than you
And she’ll prove it every day
She’s a tuff girl does what she wants
Just don’t get in her way
She’ll tell you she’s to blame if it all goes wrong
She does what pleases her most
But when the moment’s gone and she’s moved on
Oh you might as well be a ghost

‘Cause she’s a tuff girl tough as can be
You’ll never break through her shell
Likes it rough girl oh oh can’t you see
Tuff girls never kiss and tell
She’s a million lives away from where you want her to be
A place that changes every day
And she can see for miles and miles and miles behind
All the losers along the way

You can scream her name a thousand different ways
But she’ll never answer your call
‘Cause she’s the one that keeps her answers in a drawer
Locked up in a room down the hall

‘Cause she’s a tuff girl with her own set of rules
Just don’t follow her around
Had enough girl she’s already made fools
Of all the boys downtown
She could have been a model in a lacy negligée
Daring you to look her in the eye
‘Cause the camera loves her smile but deep behind the mask
There’s a heart forbidden to cry

‘Cause she’s a tuff girl out on the run
Running away from herself
‘Cause tuff girls hey just wanna have fun
No one’s gonna put her on no shelf
Track Name: Night Sky
13. NIGHT SKY
©2012 Britt Arnesen

My heart speaks now listen
I'll sing you a lullaby
For the nightmares that you've been living
Daydreams gone awry

In a moment when I didn't know you
A feeling green and blue
A moment when I didn't know you

The baby that you've been rocking
Cries and cries the whole day through
The phone rings door's a knockin'
Lay in bed 'til noon

In a moment when I didn't know you
A feeling green and blue
A moment when I didn't know you

My heart speaks now listen
I'll sing you a lullaby
For the stars that you've been given
Moonbeams and northern lights

A night sky in green and blue
A night sky
Track Name: Walking Shoes
14. WALKING SHOES
©2012 Britt Arnesen

Find him by the roadside, Joey’s thumb and cardboard sign
Spare a seat and take him to the next state line
He’s still running from the dream he tried to kill so many times
Fleeing from the courthouse papers dodging sentences and fines

Fence him in and take away his walking shoes
Too much freedom never done him any good
He’s one mistake away from nothing left to lose
Fence him in and take away his walking shoes

Their first son went to law school and the second one’s a doc
Mama’s always wondering how little Joey went so wrong
She tried to tell him time is short, mistakes are long
But he’s sneaking out the back door I’m stuck singing his song

They stopped him in a small town where the sign said 25
Clean cut sheriff’s deputy didn’t want his bribe
Hauled him off to the county jail so he could sit and cry
‘Cause they took away his whiskey and a little golden pipe