Tall Dreams

by a Singer of Songs

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'Tall Dreams' is the first single of a Singer of Songs' new album "Fading" (Son Canciones, 2016). Buy the whole album at asingerofsongs.bandcamp.com/album/fading


you wake up each morning with the sun in your eyes
the day flickers like it’s just been lit
the neighbor plays her piano again
conquering Beethoven bit by bit
you whistle along to her hesitant notes
while your morning coffee slowly drips
you look out the window
imagine a world in small scales in which you could easily fit

the beautiful words you read
describe a sorrowful life you don’t lead
the luxury of imagining getting incredible crops
without planting the seeds
instead of breaking a branch
you wait for the wind to bend the tree
you were easily convinced that the only true company
lies in a sad melody

oh no no no
ain’t it time for you to show
what you’re really going for
oh no no no
your pride in being small
hides ambition to be tall

overdressed, understressed, walking from a to b
in crooked lines is what you do best
you dream of overrunning the world with your silence
of angels being born in your chest
now the sun’s going down and the coffee dried up
and the neighbor has unexpected guests
another day in small scales crumbles
under the weight of its nothingness

oh no no no
ain’t it time for you to show
what you’re really going for
oh no no no
your pride in being small
hides ambition to be tall


released September 22, 2016
A Singer of Songs are Lieven Scheerlinck, Laura Räsänen, Pau Julià & Frank Rudow.

All these songs were written in a notebook by Lieven. Afterwards they were ripped from the pages, arranged and molded into the music you are listening to by Laura, Pau, Frank & Lieven. The four of them then went to Pastallé Sound, surrounded only by horses, hills and nothingness. Frank put wood on the fire and recorded the songs, praying for the wind to go silent. The ten songs were brought back to civilization and mixed by Frank in the intimacy of his home.

Mastered by Frank Rudow.
Design by Lu Mussini, based on Mabel Alonso’s fading dream.
Photography by Rafa Arocha.
Love, care & management by Mabel Alonso.
Find more stories to keep you warm on asingerofsongs.com




Son Canciones Barcelona, Spain

Son Canciones is a new record label from Barcelona.
We have a thing for musicians singing in their homes.
We love hand-made stuff & people who love hand-made stuff.
We prefer concerts close enough for you to hear the musicians’ heartbeat.
We are happily exclusive with Creative Commons & copyleft.
We work to provide a bright future for our nostalgia.
We are called Mabel & Lieven.
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