Ship of Dreams

by Ship of Dreams

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released July 1, 2012

All songs written by Aaron Corwin, arranged and performed by Aaron Corwin and Shanna Washburn. Artwork by Shanna Washburn.

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Ship of Dreams Seattle, Washington

Post-apocalyptic-steam-powered-time-travelling-vampire-faeriepunk-space-cowboy geek music. Ship of Dreams is Aaron Corwin and Shanna Washburn, occasionally joined by Betsy Tinney and Sunnie Larsen. We can be found at coffee shops and house concerts around Seattle. ... more

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Track Name: Midnight Rose
I was two weeks shy of nineteen years
In a 69 Chevelle
Driving back to Indiana
On a road that passed through Hell
She was walking in headlights' edge
White skin in the winter snows
There was ice on the road and in her eyes
But her smile was warm when she slipped inside
And she said her name was Rose

CHORUS:
Don't slow down on Twilight's Road
Don't look back, that bridge is closed
Make no deals on Twilight's Road
And you'll drive for your life when you ride with Midnight Rose

She was shivering in my jacket though
The heat burned like a flame
She asked and I said I was headed home
And she laughed and said the same
We stopped in an all-night diner we
had hours left til day
There were warnings written out on the wall
When she took my hand in the bathroom stall
Then she took my breath away

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
We were Eastbound on 231
Singing "Running Down a Dream"
When her smile fell to ice and ash
And the wind began to scream
Black ice on the highway
A hill too steep to climb
When eighteen wheels slid across that line
I swerved and I spun out headlight-blind
But Rose's hand came down on mine
When she said it's not your time!

I woke up lodged in a snow bank there
My fingers bruised the wheel
I staggered up through the mud and snow
To the flames and twisted steel
Rose knelt by the driver's side
Blue denim and firelight
She whispered as she touched his cheek
And the flames leaped high when she looked at me
And my jacket fell where she used to be
And she never said goodbye

CHORUS

And you'll never forget when you meet with Midnight Rose
And you'll never get home when you ride with Midnight Rose
Track Name: All Right Now
You and I
All warm and breathless
'Coming lovers as the night becomes the day
All the while
The storm was breaking
And the lightning falls and thunder rolls away

Falls away…
And the day…

CHORUS:
You and me! We have stowed the sun and
Returned the mountains to the waves
And the days! It is all undone and
This life has just begun today
And I say

That it’s all right now (for this love we share)
It’s all right now
Yes it’s all right now (let the world begin again because)
It’s all right now…

Holding on
We’ve got each other
In this moment when it all begins to change
Moving on
Into this new life
Knowing nothing now can ever be the same

Be the same…
And the day…

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE:
Never knew what life could be
Trying so hard just to see I couldn’t find you
And all the times I could not cry
Til you opened up my eyes I saw inside you

But it’s all right now (for this love we share)
It’s all right now
Yes it’s all right now (let the world begin again because)
It’s all right now…

You and I
All warm and breathless
'Coming lovers as the night becomes the day…
Track Name: City of Crows
One's for pleasure, two's for pain
Three's an early morning in the mist and rain
What brings you to our little town?

Four's a whisper, five's a roar
How many birds are you looking for?
We'll help you find your way around

With your eyes so bright and your voice so sweet
Leaving little bread crumbs at your feet
Do you know where the path you're walking goes?

Where the sun is hidden and the night's unreal
The rivers glow and the trees are steel
You call my name where the wind and the water blows

And you'll find me when you're down in the city of crows
Derry derry down, down down, derry derry down down down


Six is a choice that you never took
Seven's with the ravens hitting up the books
And eight's been waiting for your smile

Nine flew south down to Hollywood
Ten's just a little misunderstood
We hope you're staying for a while

Well the sunlight world can deceive your eyes
Come and take a ride under darker skies
Where my brothers and sisters play our shows

Well I've got wings but I ain't no angel
When the moon starts looking strange you'll be
Staring at my gift of a silver rose

And you'll find me when you're down in the city of crows
Derry derry down, down down, derry derry down down down

BRIDGE:
When the world spreads out like a lover's dream
Forests shimmer and the mountains gleam
And the towers shine where my concrete garden grows
And you'll find me when you're down in the City of Crows!

Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie
Must have been listening to Old Magpie
But we know better you and I

You've heard my song and you've played my games
I've asked my riddles now you know my names
And now the time has come to fly

Cause the clouds were never really mist at all
As you'll see when I sing my call
And a million pairs of wings rise up in rows

But I'll be here in this setting sun
Any time you wanna count us one by one
And soon you'll know how the rest of the story goes...
When the world falls away from beneath your taloned toes...

And you'll find me when you're down in the City
Find me when you're down (derry derry)
Find me when you're down...
In the City of Crows
Track Name: Ship of Dreams
You might be a starship captain or an alien first mate
Or a smuggler with a heart of gold
You might be the misfit heroes standing up to face your fate
Where you find it in the black and cold

We have been them every one,
Where we stand beneath our sun
Gazing up into that never-ending sea

We know nothing's as it seems
For the pieces of our dreams
Will one day build the ship that sets us free

CHORUS:
When the engines engage and the stars slip to sunward
Where Falcons take wing and Serenity flies
We will never give up, we will never surrender
While we sail that ship of dreams across the skies

We have felt the grav plates shudder when the compensator's jammed
We've been blinded on the sands of Dune
We have tasted mudder's milk, sung the song of Hugh Valland
We have walked upon the goddamn moon

It's been forty years and more
Since we heard the engines roar
And an Eagle took a world upon its flight

But through fire, frost and fears
Pain and politics and tears
Still the children of Apollo claim the night

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE:
When all hope has been lost
Raise your eyes
For no matter the cost
Nerds shall rise
They can take our names, take our games
Take our future
But they... can't take... the sky!

REPEAT CHORUS x2