• Save Your Last Dream For Me
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Save Your Last Dream For Me
on: March 04, 2019, 12:38:56
I have been learning about the ancient Tibetan discipline of dream yoga....this song was born of that. This is a pretty quick mix of a typically sparse arrangement. I'm open for ideas..........

Save Your Last Dream For Me
https://www.soundclick.com/html5/v4/player.cfm?songID=13848579

From where I lie
I see you flying
Up in the sky
You're free
While I'm stuck between
Two different dreams

Who did you meet
There in the mirror
Who did you greet
Up in the sky
Why I linger on
In the space between songs

CHORUS
Save your last dream for me
And I will leave you smiling
Let your dreams set you free
But save that last one for me

The day I died
I saw you smiling
Somewhere inside
You were feeling me
But I'm still between
Two living dreams

CHORUS
Save your last dream for me
And I won't leave you crying
Let your dreams set you free
But save that last one for me

Save your last dream for me
And I will keep you smiling
Dream all night
Until the morning light
Comes streaming in your door
Then dream a little more

Just save me the last one


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Re: Save Your Last Dream For Me
Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 14:33:42
I'm usually lazy and don't comment much on here, but I just have to say how much I love this.

The intimate softness of the vocal, the peaceful simplicity of the guitar, the beauty and wisdom in the tone of your voice, the serenity of the lyrics, while still...searching.
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Re: Save Your Last Dream For Me
Reply #2 on: March 04, 2019, 17:02:18
If I could make something of the caliber of this, Iíd leave it as sparse or sparsely as it is and enjoy every second of it.
Let the song ring and speak out for itself.
Anyway.
Iíd leave it bloody well alone. Ha! Great work @Leonard Scaper .
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Kind regards, Gus


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Re: Save Your Last Dream For Me
Reply #3 on: March 04, 2019, 18:50:02
me, myself, and Pie


Re: Save Your Last Dream For Me
Reply #4 on: March 04, 2019, 19:02:39
Hello @Leonard Scaper

This song allows calm to wander around the room when your voice and guitar sounds.
I want to hear it again, I think you could introduce something that would enrich it even more without taking away the sound intimacy or the message.
I'll see you again at another time!!  ::thumb::  I am thinking...
I did not know that to live I had to die so many times
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Re: Save Your Last Dream For Me
Reply #5 on: March 04, 2019, 19:44:36
Exceptional song and wonderfully vocals.  Particularly like the space you have left in the arrangement  ::thumb::


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Re: Save Your Last Dream For Me
Reply #6 on: March 04, 2019, 20:20:37
Wow...thanks folks!

@monty_lameer ......serenity...while still searching. Yes. Thank you.

@LePlongeur ..............those are kind words, Gus, and I appreciate them very much. I admit that I am inclined to leave it alone now, even though I have an electric guitar uncased and in the stand in the studio.

@Dutchbeat ........ :) :) :) :) :)

@Mora Amaro La Loba .........you may be right about further enrichment. I must be careful, though as there is something special about the space that this song now occupies. And, yes.....you indeed may.  :)

@DavidHutton ......thanks so much for your appreciation. I am especially glad that you feel the spaces in between. I am getting better at leaving just enough subtle overtone in those spaces to help with the transitions.


Re: Save Your Last Dream For Me
Reply #7 on: March 05, 2019, 14:17:12
Hi @Leonard Scaper

The most probable thing is that you think my suggestion is nonsense but ... instead of singing these two initial phrases of the chorus

"Save your last dream for me
And I will leave you smiling"

I would say them like spoken word, not always that the chorus is repeated, but the first time it appears, I think that it would give fabulous intensity to the other 2 phrases when being sung.
I do not know if I am explaining well what I mean.

As for the lyrics, they are beautiful, and what you say in the chorus has an incredible visual impact, and the sound of the mix is very successful, maintaining a very achieved intimacy



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Re: Save Your Last Dream For Me
Reply #8 on: March 05, 2019, 14:44:17
I would say them like spoken word, not always that the chorus is repeated, but the first time it appears, I think that it would give fabulous intensity to the other 2 phrases when being sung.

I think that is a VERY cool idea, Mora. I'll pull the mix up tonight and try it out. I know exactly what you mean.  :)


Re: Save Your Last Dream For Me
Reply #9 on: March 05, 2019, 22:30:00
Hey @Leonard Scaper - I love the space in this - I wouldnít tinker with it tbh. Beautiful words and I think this is a fine performance. I think @Mora Amaro La Loba Ďs idea will be interesting. Only comment is one I think Iíve made before I think so maybe Iím pointing to something youíre doing intentionally  - the little gap in the guitar you have after  Ďspace between songsí seems a little dead - my ear is expecting the guitar to continue to ring although low - itís like youíve faded it out manually . Itís a tiny tiny thing. But it caught my ear.


After that convoluted comment, I gotta say, I loved it!


K





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Re: Save Your Last Dream For Me
Reply #10 on: March 05, 2019, 22:47:55
@Zedd ...thanks for that, Karen. Yeah, there are a couple of places in there where I wanted that space after the guitar but there was too much noise in the silence from my clunky fingers on the guitar neck to let the guitar ring fully out. So I put a delay in those spots to get an echo and then I silenced the guitar.

If you listen carefully you can here the echo but the natural room sound from the guitar track is missing so it sounds unnatural.

I keep tweaking those spots but I never quite get ti right. *facepalm*

Wow...I just had a thought. What if I recorded a room sound track and stuck it in there under those spots. Hmmmmm.....can't wait to try that out.

Thanks, Karen!!


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Re: Save Your Last Dream For Me
Reply #11 on: March 06, 2019, 09:01:01
Or let the clunky fingers (?) be the clunky fingers....
Who needs perfection, @Leonard Scaper ?
Kind regards, Gus


Re: Save Your Last Dream For Me
Reply #12 on: March 12, 2019, 13:17:30
OMG , I just wanted to have a little glimpse through the kitchendoor to see how everybody is doing.

And now I sit here  with tears in my eyes.

Touched.

What a beatiful song and I love the guitar and the lyrics are so deep. Got me . 

Touched  Chris
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Re: Save Your Last Dream For Me
Reply #13 on: March 12, 2019, 16:55:13
 What a cool and wonderful song, I listen with ease. Thanks for sharing this one Leonard.

Irwin


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Re: Save Your Last Dream For Me
Reply #14 on: March 12, 2019, 21:19:59
I am  SO glad that this song reached inside @Chris Spruit

And thank you as well for your appreciation @irwin

 :) :) :)



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