Do You Dream

by Thanya Iyer

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1.
Intro 01:26
2.
500 Hours 04:04
Oh we wait, oh we wait We will wait till the break of dawn And I’ll work, for the grain I will carry this weight on Oh my hands, they are tired My body, it aches For 500 hours to be done Oh the day grows me weary, the night seems so long And I’ll carry this weight on If you ask me to wait for 500 hours I will wait till the break of dawn And I’ll wait, and I’ll work And we’ll count them down together 500 hours I know, I can’t help myself When we throw our cards out on the table I know now, of the lessons learned It’s a simple story, not a fable
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Mind Body 02:43
Late at night I stay up counting cards until persuaded that I'll save  Rolling round in circles in my head, my heart is heavy with the weight  I can't wait not knowing when I'll finish writing this and hoping to brave be brave     Maybe we'll come a little closer too the days where we can run up and down hills, and just be, forever and ever  Maybe we'll grow a little closer holding hope that we'll wash away our inner rage and we’ll turn the tides of our seamless fate   So we breathe deep, slow  We keep it deep, low  And we acknowledge the pain the loss the sadness so we lose it forever    I know this  I know my mind refuses to grow  I know this  I know my body takes the load    Maybe we'll jump a little higher coming close to the days where we can run up and down hills and just be forever and ever  Maybe we'll fight a little harder holding hope that well wash away our inner rage and well turn the tides of our seamless fate    So we breathe deep and slow  We keep it deep and low  And we acknowledge the pain the loss the sadness so we lose it forever
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Daydreaming 02:46
Daydreaming Searching for a sign through the woods Clustered in my head I can’t define what’s good or what’s bad I thought I understood, I thought I knew I could see through all this black and blue My body is so estranged I thought it did know you My mind right now – so deranged I thought it could speak truth I’m still waiting for that sign Do you know me better than I know you? You know I can’t stay here I can’t see through all the blue I’m still waiting for that sign
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Sail Away 04:09
Can we go far and sail away? I just know I could be better Will we shut down and fail to say? I just know I could be better If I could, I would go to the woods Run away and find a boy like you, soft as the waves You may know my name, but I’m just not the same I would sail, through the rumble of the fiery waves If you came to me I’d give to you, all that I’ve got Can we disappear, maybe I’d see clear
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Painting 02:44
I can’t follow the line Wait – I’ll get there soon Or go back in time No I won’t - I won’t admit I’m standing in the sun I’ve only begun to see the flaws in this painting Colour deep its etched and engrained in me My soul I can’t define I can’t feel the divine I know you’re out there lost in this painting Etched and engrained in me These words, they’re hard to say It’s hard to relay how you grieve me These books shoved in a box We’re left with the loss No more dreaming I’m standing in the sun This web that I’ve spun ties me down I can’t really take it I try to break its etched and engrained in me This road I can’t decide I can’t say that I’ve tried Tried to look inside myself Moving the mountains We’re standing in the sun I’ve only begun to start dreaming But shove me in a box
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Bridges 03:43
No more, Can I fake it now No more, Can I take it now Would you rather be a listener, to the sounds of darkened cities? Or would you rather take your limited ability, and change the way you deal Would you rather hum in silence? Make regrets through all the violence Or would you rather make a sound that people can sing To build a Bridge across an ocean We’ve got to make a plan To understand our own stabilities The differences in weight, of you and me and our nature
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Hold on 04:59
Hold on to yourself I'm trying hard not to let go Hold on to the sun Its the light that shapes our memories Cause the times, they change and our minds, they grow from black and white to grey And in time we feel like the light goes away Its the path that we take Sometimes I feel the world turns too fast I can't catch up, I can't breathe, I can’t see no more If there were time to change my ways I would But time don't wait for no one If I could I'd run away across the world I'd break my ties goodbye
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From the start We’re running from sunlight to dark Can we be still? I’m looking forever for that peace You’ll find it alone, alone Can we be still? I’m looking forever I’m holding on to faulty lines with open arms are you inclined to take my hand, my tired heart I was mistaken from the start When I look outside I see the beautiful sun When I close my eyes I know that you are the one I know in my heart that I should give up the choice I know I can change the way the wind blows
13.
Loss 04:52
When we first crossed paths we were young But with time we’ve changed Now the sun sets low, still you run From this moment Can we break from this moment I need another day Just to hold you close one last time Before they take you away Because it’ll be the only moment to set me up for life and it’ll be our only moment
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For Now 04:51
Far out Through the mountains In my backyard Through the backwaters I hide it all away All my secrets All my notebooks All my gold coins All your dirty looks Can I get away from here? I know I’ve made mistakes in another time In another place In another rhyme I can’t follow you down Maybe I am no good You’re a no show I know if I could I would follow you down Yes, I know you You’re a rain drop Not so permanent But you hit the spot Will we ever move on? Will you say the words I want to hear you say? Will I break down? Not another day I can’t follow you down I know I’ve made mistakes in another time In another place In another rhyme I can’t follow you down Maybe I am no good You’re a no show I know if I could I would follow you down
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Alone Afraid We don’t have to be okay This is the way it works Talk to me There is room for you to be This is the way it works I’m hanging on for life I walk on silver lines This fire burns by back Its unkind Don’t leave us behind Don’t leave us behind
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And I know the feeling is gone  If we wait just for one little minute can we turn it back on  My dear darling you're a long way from home  If you came back for just one more second, maybe we'd know    So we try to give, we give a little, we give a little  We give a little to the ones we love  And we try to hold, we hold on, we hold on  We hold on to the ones we love    I know it hurts to be apart, break apart  We're in circles right now  In time we tend to grow apart, fade apart  No more hurdles right now
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credits

released September 3, 2016

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Thanya Iyer - Vocals, Piano, Violin, Toy Piano, Banjolin, Synths
Alex Kasirer-Smibert - Upright Bass, Synths, Guitar
Daniel Gélinas - Drums, Marimba-Synth, Field Recordings, Dried Clementine Peels
Shaina Hayes - Vocals
Simon Millerd - Trumpet, Synths
Sarah Pagé - Harp
Krisjana Thorsteinson - Oboe on "Loss"
Chuck Bronson - Effects on "Tender Thunder Theme" and “Loss”
Thierry Cotton - Soprano Saxophone on "Polyester Chu Chu Train Theme"
Jon Kaspy - Additional recording on "Daydreaming"

Recorded at Studio Chocolat Chaud between September 2015 and April 2016 with additional harp overdubs at the Barr Brothers Studio

All songs by Thanya Iyer
Produced by Daniel Gélinas, Alex Kasirer-Smibert & Thanya Iyer
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Daniel Gélinas
Artwork by Shaina Hayes
Design by Justine Israel

A big thank you Canada Council for the Arts and Factor Canada for making this album possible.
A bigger thank you to the moms and dads of this band and the close friends who give us so much love and support.

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Thanya Iyer Montreal, Québec

In the year MMXII, they began recording in a church with a moldy ceiling, a moldy basement, and of course a bedroom (occasional bathroom) made out of pews. “Do You Dream?” is an experiment of experimentation and songs coming together. Some might call it “songmentation”. Or even, if you look at it as experimentation + songs augmenting each other you might say “Saugmentation”. ... more

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