I Only Dream of You

from by Colin McGrath

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Colin has a little Yip Harburg in him. This is a Yip Harburg song with more than a few drops of menace in it. You may hear the menace or ignore it. Listener’s choice. The middle section was meant to evoke Paris in 1955. Charlie, the fiddle player added a little 1955 Nashville to it, which puts us in rowboat in the middle of the Atlantic. In 1955. That sounds about right.
-W. Berlind

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On a sunny Sunday morning
Underneath the sky so blue
Strolling, yes, I’m
Walking arm and arm with you
What a way to spend the day, I
Couldn’t ask for more than this
And then you pull me
Closer for a perfect kiss

You probably dream of others in the night
I don’t mind if you do
Go and dream of others if you like
I only dream of you

How can I begin to tell you
All the things I feel inside?
I give up, I’m on a magic carpet ride
You have always been my lover
Since before we both were born
When we met I knew that we had loved before

You probably dream of others in the night
I don’t mind if you do
Go and dream of others if you like
I only dream of you

(interlude)

When the silky veil of slumber
Falls across my sleepy eyes
You come take me
Dancing through the starry skies

I know you dream of others in the night
I don’t mind if you do
Go and dream of others if you like
I only dream of you

credits

from Yellow Brick Man, released November 11, 2011
Colin McGrath- vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, baritone ukulele
William Berlind- piano, Wurlitzer, vibraphone
Ian Riggs- acoustic bass
Charlie Burnham- violin

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Colin McGrath Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn based songwriter Colin McGrath mines the crossroads of American music from the Appalachian Mountains to Tin Pan Alley. A storyteller with a tendency for the theatrical, McGrath inhabits his characters with his rugged, earthy voice and nuanced guitar playing. McGrath won first place in The Wildflower! Songwriting Competition, and The Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival Competition. ... more

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