Western

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about

If you become aware that you’re dreaming, try looking at your hands. This is a trick Sarah found a long time ago in a book about lucid dreaming, and it’s always worked for her. Once you’ve seen your hands, you’re in control of the dream, and you can fly, if you like ... or do whatever else strikes your fancy.

lyrics

You are resting suspended on a blanket of warm summer air, gazing down through the darkness at the barely perceptible features of the desert below: arroyos and mesas, gulches and gullies, dry stream beds that twist and meander, deepening and widening into vast canyons that stretch for miles and miles ....

Wind blows warm in the summer
Grass grows brown in the summer
Got my gold and my wide eyes
Canyons broad where my soul flies

Sleep brings
My western dream
Oh ...

Stars glow bright in the night sky
Spirits roam in my mind’s eye
Swing down low over tall trees
Rustling leaves in the soft breeze

Sleep brings
My western dream
Oh ...

Fly like a sprite, fly through the night
Fly to the light, let it shine through you
Fly like a sprite, fly through the night
Fly to the light, let it shine through you

Your belly brushes the tips of the great Ponderosa pines, the soft needles scraping against your skin, the rustling of the branches disturbing the sleep of the birds roosting there, and they flutter and call out anxiously to one another as you pass. Down on the ground, nocturnal hunters glance up, their eyes reflecting the starlight and glinting yellow and red, while you travel slowly onward, awed and captivated, bewildered and happy.

Raise my eyes to the morning
Frozen limbs in the dawning
Left my soul on the high plains
Reel it in with a long rein

Sleep brings
My western dream
Oh ...

credits

from Crow Coyote Buffalo, released November 24, 2008
Zoë Pollock (PRS) & Sarah McQuaid (IMRO)
Zoë: vocal, classical guitar
Sarah: spoken word, vocal, steel-string guitar, Nord Electro keyboard
Jarvis: drum kit

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Mama UK

When pop star turned potter Zoë Pollock and trad/folk innovator Sarah McQuaid both fetched up in rural west Cornwall after years of world rambling, the stage was set for a musical partnership whose unique sound defies any attempt at categorisation.

"A pleasingly maverick mix that recalls both the eccentricity of The Incredible String Band and the pastoral narratives of Lal Waterson." – MOJO
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