Dreaming

by Dwight Evan Young

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As Dwight Evan Young’s first solo EP, this album is a self-produced collection of songs from the last several years, with some tracks dating back to mid-2008. “Dreaming” acts not only as a creative capstone for those years, but also initiates a new artistic phase, setting a standard for quality and diversity for upcoming musical projects.

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released May 22, 2015

All songs written by Dwight Evan Young ©2015. All instruments performed by Dwight Evan Young, except Flute on “Fine,” performed by Alessandra Gabbianelli.

Mixed and Mastered by Dwight Evan Young.

Album Art by Christina (Pepper) Moliterno.

Special thanks to Alessandra Gabbianelli, Paul Trahey, Vince Rostkowski, Christina (Pepper) Moliterno, Peggy Trahey, and Eric Freeman, without whom the quality of this EP would be significantly worse. Finally, my friends and fans. You complete me. <3

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Track Name: Time to Live
Time to Live
Dwight Evan Young

Another day comes,
And the sun peeks through my window
With the same story
Everyday it seems…
But I’ve been trying
To get off this boring plateau,
‘Cause I’ve gotten tired
Of living in my dreams.

Enough of all this lowbrow,
It’s time to live my life now.
I need to see what the world has to offer me.

I think I ought to go now,
Please let me spread my wings now.
If I could just escape this stagnant misery…

Please let me go now,
Please let me go now,
It’s time to go and live my life!
Track Name: Fine
Fine
Dwight Evan Young

They shut the school down last night.
I got a message saying, “Join the fight.”
But I think something is failing,
An ominous derailing,
But Tony and Danielle say it’s all right.

They say we’re gonna be fine.
One more time…
They say we’re gonna be fine.
At least this time.

I caught the next bus back home.
Strangers so close, yet every one alone.
And we don’t know how to feel
When the truth’s not the ideal
And the person on the TV says it’s fine.

He says we’re gonna be fine.
One more time…
He says we’re gonna be fine.
At least this time.

We hide at home until the fight is here,
Peaceful marches met with riot gear.
Hospital bed,
Rubber bullets in the head,
Tear-gassed lungs, trampled,
Left for dead.
And I’ve been kept well out of sight,
I saw no cameras on that night…
But Dan and Tony sent a card
Said soon you’re gonna be all right.

They say I’m gonna be fine.
But not this time…
Track Name: The Waffle House
The Waffle House
Dwight Evan Young

Cruisin’ around,
Everybody’s in town,
And I’m down to chill
After I fill myself with hashbrowns.

It’s a quarter after four
When I step in the door.
It’s open late, and I can’t wait,
I’ve got a hungerin’ for

The Waffle House
(I’m going to the Waffle House)

Checkin’ out the menu,
All the options, and then you
Realize, it’s no surprise,
There’s only one thing that can do.

Order a plate of steamy hash browns.
Got your eyes on the fryer, the stove, and the sounds
Got you salivatin’ while you’re waitin’, getting covered.
Hey yo, Sherri, don’t forget, I said I want ‘em smothered.

Get ‘em chunked, peppered, capped, no wait, I want ‘em diced.
Any way you wanna order, it’s always quite nice.
So if it’s country, topped, or maybe plain
I’ll take my triple-HB’s “all the way” to the Waffle House.

The Waffle House
(I’m going to the Waffle House)
Track Name: Chasing Time
Chasing Time
Dwight Evan Young

[I see you]
Out in the rain.
Out through the window.
Invite you to stay,
Got a fire in the furnace, gotta keep me warm, keep me sane.

[I see you]
Follow my name.
Count down the hours.
Sharpen your claws.
While I’m drowning in anticipation, it’s your favorite champagne.

[I see you]
Bite at the bit.
Turn death into flowers.
And I’ve got demands,
But the mice can’t tell the cats how to run their game.

Wanting for more, I knock at his door,
And he obliges my impromptu discussion.

Grains of sand sift through digital hands,
While the mechanical man tells me what I can borrow.

As we begin he lies through a grin,
So my fate’s bound to the whims of his millennia.

Cancel my plans
Before they get off the ground,
Got a stop-watch in hand,
Shuffle my schedule around.
Well I know what I need,
But I’m still left wasting time.

It’s tempting to spend your time
Dreaming away
But while the Devil’s in the details
You’re just turning grey,
And when the Devil was chasing me,
I was chasing time.

Time flows like the rain,
Falling from fortune to trials.
And like the lightning strikes with the rain,
Time is not lacking reprisals.
And though the flowers are birthed by the rain,
Please don’t be in denial;
A bed of roses is not without pain
When a thorn is in your side.

Even if you could manage
To slow time down to a snail’s pace
It would still run laps around you.

Like a beast, he gnaws on the bones of man’s carefully laid plans,
Picking his teeth with our despair.

Like a thief, he steals euphoria, replacing it with
Freshly-ripened heartache.

Falling sand takes with both hands,
Remorseless as the vulture to the carrion.

[Tick-Tock, tumult, terror,
As the grave draws ever nearer
Time is not an object
You can own.]

Cancel my plans
Before they get off the ground,
Got a stop-watch in hand,
Shuffle my schedule around.
Well I know what I need,
But I’m still left wasting time.

It’s tempting to spend your time
Dreaming away
But while the Devil’s in the details
You’re just turning grey,
And when the Devil was chasing me,
I was chasing time.
Track Name: Thinking & Dreaming
Thinking & Dreaming
Dwight Evan Young

{Thinking}

I’ve been thinking about you all day and night
Till you fade away.
Reminiscing over the last thing you said to me,
Gone like the wind through the trees

But I couldn’t be who you wanted me to be.
And I never saw what you needed me to see.
I am subdued
Thinking of you, and a
Promise made under the moon.
The moon…
I’ll find you.

I’ve never been great with long goodbyes
So I’ll try to be brief
I don’t say what I mean, but I mean what I say and
I’m so sick of wearing my heart and my soul on my sleeve
But I find no relief

And I couldn’t be who you wanted me to be. (No more long goodbyes)
And I never saw what you needed me to see. (Right before my eyes)
I am restrained
By the cage of my brain
Echo the words; “I love you”
“Love you”…
I’ll find you.

{Dreaming}

I’m dreaming of a nice, warm, bright
California day every night.
I feel it in my bones; I’ll find you there
Till then my heart is waiting to ignite!

In a room of dark and shattered glass
I claw through papers from a tattered past.
Scrawled in a letter no one saw,
These words are empty but they say it all…

California,
I can’t stop dreaming of you.
California,
You’re always too good to be true.

The summer’s midnight sounds remain serene,
Surrounded by the muted blues and greens.
I wonder if I’ll ever miss this town.
Tonight’s the night I leave this in-between.

The gravel’s crunch is song; sublime and sweet,
While in my tread I fight this urge to sleep.
In every dream I have of you I’ve drowned,
No sound can find me but those words repeat:

Jump into the
Sparkling water,
Isn’t it intoxicating?

Take the air in,
Let it fill you,
Can’t you feel your soul become new?

[California,
I can’t stop dreaming of you.
California,
You’re always too good to be true.]

On the mountain,
In the sunshine,
Don’t you feel a new beginning?

In the moonlight,
Made of stardust,
Become one with all you’re giving

Everything is
What you make it.
Every dream can be a future.

Let your heart stay
For a moment,
Won’t you say it’s like coming home?