I Used to Dream

by Joey Hines

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released November 14, 2015

Songs by Joey Hines, except "Write Me a Song" and "One Way or Another" co-written with Grant Evan Nordine.
Recording and mastering by Mike F. Ziethlow at Blue Lily Studio.
Cover art by Susan Tosches-Deneau.
See more of her work at www.rainbowfartsart.com.

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Track Name: Write Me a Song
Write me a song
That's all I long for
A simple melody
To show your love for me
'Cause honestly
I don't know if it's there anymore

Write me a song
It doesn't have to be that long
It doesn't even have to rhyme
All I need's a sign
To show that we're still fine
I could never find the words to describe
A feeling I've never felt before
But I'm asking you to try
Please do not ask me why
I just need this from you
Do me this favor
Spill your heart onto paper
Sing it to me
Help me see
That you haven't changed
That your love has stayed the same
If it's deep down inside
Please do not let it hide
Write me a song

Or

Write me a note
Tell me you took your coat
And ran into the night air
Sometimes life doesn't play fair
When you reach Falcon Boulevard
Send your lover my regards
I'll miss you
I'm sure
But at least I'll have your note
Track Name: I Always Thought I'd Marry You
In the good old way back when
We were bestest friends
I liked you 'cause your eyes were daydream blue
When the bigger kids bullied me
You'd say, "Hey, that's not funny,"
And I always thought I'd marry you

You said living in the now
Is the only way that you know how
To look ahead is such a scary view
And in spite of this, I pined
Now I only look behind
'Cause I always thought I'd marry you

You used to make me laugh
You're a photograph
You, my better half
And I know you love me too

I find it hard to tell
If I believe in magic spells
But we shared a bond like Ron and Harry do
I mean, of all the people I know it's
You who to me are closest
And I always thought I'd marry you

When we got drunk and rash
And time came to leave the bash
We promised that our passion would carry through
I never felt more right
Than I did that fucked up night
And I always thought I'd marry you

Special one
You make loving fun
You, my life's reason
And I know you love me too

I can tell you're not impressed
Yes, maybe I'm obsessed
But let's make sure we put blame where blame is due
It's not your fault I cry
It's just that, for some reason, I
Always thought I'd marry you

All my life
You would end my strife
You will be my wife
And I know you love me too
Track Name: Iced Milk
Iced milk
That's my favorite kind of milk
You know how to make me cry
You will never forget
The times when I was upset
You will never let go
Of the time I said I love you so

That was something
There was something to be said for it
I didn't trust it
Still I felt it
And I feel it yet
You were perfect
You were my personal favorite
Love is heaven
Love was better when we made it

Brown hair
Clasped between your fingertips
I was there
Epiphanies caught in between my lips
You came over
And lit the dog house on fire
And as it smoldered
Revealed your innermost desire

It wasn't to love me
It wasn't to leave your man for me
You had trauma
Real trauma in reality
I got strong
I put on my favorite empathy
We talked it over
Over your shoulder they were laughing

Riceball
I still think about the months
We shared
Can you hear me now
What it meant in the course
Of your coming of age
Was it just a detour
Did you rip out that page

I used to dream I'd show up one day on your doorstep
I didn't do it
I told myself I could not force it
You never called me
I think you just didn't want to
But I never called you
So that might not be at all true

Brown eyes
That's my favorite kind of eyes
You see
Who I am inside
You spread me wide open
I never felt that again
You're the reason I sing
And I love you more than anything

You ruined my life
I'm completely screwed up
And it's all your doing
There's watery milk all over the floor
What a waste of two good things
I haven't been putting as much effort into stuff as I used to
I can't just go back to the way I was before I knew you
Track Name: Bullshitter
I used to love waffles
Now I think they're awful
'Cause I ate them every morning
'Til they got boring
'Til they lost their zing
I ruined my favorite thing

I had a girlfriend
Who I thought I was perfect
'Til she got desperate to please me
And made life too easy
So I had to have a fling
I ruined my favorite thing

Music was an escape from life
Until it became my life
I played whenever I could
I got pretty good
I made a CD
People gave me money
People liked what they heard
But oh
Isn't it absurd
Now I don't wanna sing
I ruined my favorite thing

I don't deserve love
I don't deserve anything at all
I'm a bullshitter

I don't deserve love
I don't deserve anything at all
I'm a bullshitter

I don't deserve love
I don't deserve anything at all
I'm a bullshitter

I don't deserve love
I don't deserve anything at all
I'm a bullshitter

Bullshitter, baby
Bullshitter
That's all I am

I'm not a star hitter
I'm not a true gritter
I'm not John Ritter
And I'm not your babysitter
I'm not an apple fritter
Or a cuddly little critter
I'm just a quitter
And a motherfucking bullshitter
Track Name: Eulogy 95
Restless memories of you were keeping me awake
I called Annalise and told her I thought we needed a break
I could feel her tears across the wire, I left nothing resolved
I just curled up alone and wished I'd not gotten involved
My dreams that night were dark and filled with violence and pain
And it bothers me to know that stuff is somewhere in my brain
And that storm outside is raging still, it might be somewhat worse
I'm not the person to ask, I don't recall what happened first
Something about your head upon my shoulder

In Virginia City where the morning comes too soon
She and I bought matching guitars, but we never got in tune
Still we played them on the sidewalk for the strangers passing by
And we couldn't understand the way we didn't make them cry
A simple act of congress was never gonna hold us back
We were well-disciplined warriors with our horses painted black
And I'm pretty sure the towers of the skyline split in two
When they saw that passage open and the way I fell for you
It was something about your head upon my shoulder
Something about your lips upon my skin
The time is flying, we are growing older
And there ain't no way to change where we have been

We fulfilled each other in the sunny month of June
All the less ambitious people were just racing for the moon
But we knew that truth and beauty would be nowhere to be found
'Til they looked inside themselves, in the sky, and in the ground
Oh, your smile was classic literature, your eyes were solar beams
That dug straight into my skull, where they learned all my fears and dreams
And my heart was beating perfectly in time with how you moved
I just laughed and took my socks off, there was nothing left to prove
Something about your head upon my shoulder
Something about your lips upon my skin
The time is flying, we are growing older
And there ain't no way to change where we have been

I heard someone mention the Chicago World's Fair
So I burned my cards and letters, and I chopped off all my hair
Then when you came home, you knew immediately exactly what was wrong
And you minced no words in letting me know where I don't belong
Oh, the silence of your reason and the grace of your defeat
Were like final cruel reminders of your potential for heat
But I knew you weren't right, yeah I think I knew that all along
I just tripped into your whirlwind, I got lost in your song
Something about your head upon my shoulder
Something about your lips upon my skin
The time is flying, we are growing older
And there ain't no way to change where we have been

You know, I've been in train stations, and I've been from sea to sea
And I read Great Expectations -- it's not what I thought it'd be
And I traveled 'round the world trying to find a girl like you
But I gave that up for things that were more possible to do
And now I'm drunk halfway to hell, I can't stand on my legs
And I'm praying to god to kill me please, the way a dog begs
And I know I'd never have the guts to do it for myself
Maybe that's why I approach you now, maybe I need your help
Something about your head upon my shoulder
Something about your lips upon my skin
The time is flying, we are growing older
And there ain't no way to change where we have been

Desperate memories of you are keeping me alive
I'm a shell of who I once was, I'm on automatic drive
I let strangers take my blood and the clothes that I have worn
I'm just curling up inside myself, wishing I'd not been born
How many years must we perform this disappointing play
We already know the ending, there is nothing more to say
All that ever made a difference was your unexpected light
And now even that is fading, dissipating in the night
Something about your head upon my shoulder
Something about your lips upon my skin
The time is flying, we are growing older
And there ain't no way to change where we have been