Dream Sweetheart

by Ned Roberts

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1.
Falling Away 04:49
FALLING AWAY You keep looking my way I’ve got nothing to say The moon is hiding her face The stars are fading away The heat it hangs so heavy My feet, a dusty rose The light it comes on slow And everything it shows was always so The night in my lungs and line of the trees Against the sky, keeping me in place Stay a little while The dawn is falling apart The birds have gone today As the madding morning comes The night in my lungs and the line of the trees Against the sky, keeping me in place I don’t know how to find you Round waterways, in candlelight In music halls, I’m listening for something Before the day goes Down
2.
Not so long ago The whiskey and wine I saw you dancing colours round the room We went south to the sea To find the way The restless night gave in to the asking You were my eyes of the open road Where the red kites fly The crimson sun goes down as the night comes in The sail billows black At the edge of the sea A storm coming on Adrift and unseen Lain on the grass Beneath a reeling sky We did not seem to see the falling For now the cold wind just blows Our love away We’ve got nothing, nowhere and no one to hang on to The sail billows black Where the sea meets the sky I'm not coming back I’d be a fool to try Maybe I love you still I always will A refuge and regret to know each day I’ll head north to San Jose With the road stretched out The stars will sing to sleep the aching The sail billows black At the edge of the sea The wind cries out For the miles between
3.
Heading out on my own Nothing to live or die for Summer takes the edge away Voices lost in the falling What was I thinking Getting on the wrong side Getting on the wrong side of you What’ll I do when I see you again What’ll we do come the morning Heading out into the wilding world Sundown, still sinking What was I thinking Getting on the wrong side Getting on the wrong side of you You came along when I needed you But I don’t know where I’m going I don’t know where to go today Maybe north of the border Or head back California way And find another lover
4.
How've you been spending these long nights I was worrying about you, heard that you're all right From the cradle to crow, sitting on the fence Searching for the reasons, the recompense Hold my sorrows at the door I'm waiting on tomorrow, nothing more Baby you're the one I'm thinking on Some days are easy but it turns on a pin Sweeps all before you, draws the damage in My mind's a fool when I long for you A river with no reason, a sky with no blue Hold my sorrows at the door I'm waiting on tomorrow, nothing more Baby you're the one I'm still thinking on I'm sitting by the rails, keeping by the sun Falling into winter, soon the summer comes Somebody asking where you're heading to I see no reason to run
5.
Come closer to me now I want to see you in the light You caught my eye in this indifferent space So just stay a little longer Our sorrows may be almost done Tomorrow drags us through the dark I know that leaving is like a howl in the wind So just stay a little longer I want to just go on and on I think I've found my love in you But I feel that you're drifting away So just stay a little longer The stars cold and fading fast I swear the sun will be back soon Pitch black, can hardly trace your silhouette So just stay a little longer
6.
The Root 03:45
Every time I reach the crest It's five miles and many nights left Nothing to nothing, is that all that remains There's nothing to do about it anyway I want To come in from the cold To reckon with my soul and see it through So long Have I been dancing round the root And sung whatever song is drifting above the avenues Maybe so, but I've been feeling insecure What's the use, I don't need this anymore But I miss you No more Will I be hidden in the frame And sidelined by the gaze and tripping up Too long Have I spent beside myself Colours darker than the light turned toward the sea
7.
The Songbird 03:45
Do you remember how we met in the depths The morning mist always rose Oh I remember how we sang and we danced The night held its head in its hands The stage was set To make fools of lovers Tyrants of thinkers yet Do you remember the white lines of the road Heading somewhere nobody knows Oh I remember when you said do you doubt Would you have the strength to let go The stage was set To make fools of lovers Stories half told, half met Do you remember the nightingale's flight Its song took the night unawares Oh I remember how the songbird declined To lend us a sign in the dark The stage was set To make fools of lovers Tyrants of thinkers yet Do you remember when the sky hammered down The morning hung heavy as a storm Yes I remember how we clawed in the dark The warmth of a spark lifting away The stage was set To make fools of lovers Stories half told, half met
8.
The Arbour 03:33
Slow, I've come to the answer I'm losing the way I once knew you It's so hard to go from one to the other To the streets, from the rooftops, from the arbour Where once all was read it's more unknowable now Like a fine timepiece with the minute hand gone Like an old string bow that's been loosened for good Slow, it seems to take forever Those long black clouds just getting longer It's like a drawing tide that doesn't want to be drawn Like a new flung leaf with a wind setting in Like a homemade scarf with the stitch wearing thin Slow, I've come to the answer I'm losing the way I once knew you It's so hard to go from one to the other To the streets, from the rooftops, from the arbour Time's heal just hurts in the way that it numbs Like a clawing of eyes when you're trying to see But I do not want to go without a second of it For what is life and love if you have to forget All you once held so close you'd die losing it And I still know your eyes and I know what they say No matter how far apart or how close we'll stay
9.
Do not think on the passing days The solitude of a mind out of time The monochrome of the old country lanes I'm leaving, got to go Yes I'm leaving got to go I try to stay at the edge of it all But it drags you down, a brawling, beaten fall Have good reason, don't be the pawn I'm leaving got to go Yes I'm leaving got to go Let me lay these thoughts next to yours As winter throws darkness 'cross the boughs I don't want to go
10.
There's still so much I don't know about you The trick of the evening stretching out But I do know the colours that I see And I'm drawn to the deepest shade Is it too soon to wrest my words this way Too soon to drop it all and say We're lifting, spinning in the breeze I’ll catch you if you catch me We're going faster than the light Cracking and splintered through the heat Pulled with a force into the earth and back again I'm losing my hours to you There's a boldness and a beauty in the way You hold my eyes and close the air between You can pull the chaos from the room And still my mind when you say Let’s take it slower than the sea Turning from the shore without a sigh Drawn with a will, without a thought of anything I'm losing my hours to you

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released February 7, 2020

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Ned Roberts London, UK

Ned first started gigging when living up in York, playing old folk covers and the odd Dylan tune. Not long after writing his first songs, he was discovered by producer Luther Russell (Sarabeth Tucek, Richmond Fontaine, Noah & The Whale) and brought to Los Angeles to record. The pair have since developed a close creative partnership. Dream Sweetheart, Ned's third album, is released on 7/2/20. ... more

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