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I’ve posted this “Naked” version because Mrs Russe wanted me to… :-)

It wasn’t “finished” in my mind - there was a certain amount of “orchestration” to come.

But I ended up liking the starkness of this version.

The original intention was that it gave you more of a comforting “cuddle”. But this sounds more like he wants to enfold you, he even believes he could enfold you, but in fact, as we can all hear, he’s probably not capable of bringing such comfort!

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I Dream You - A A J Russe

Alone in the darkness
With no teddy-bear
If you don’t ask the question
You will not be scared

Beyond the curtain
And over the bed
The pictures are running
From the words that you’ve said

Well some things are true dear
You believe them or not
You carry your burden
And like what you’ve got

When you were younger
Before you’d been kissed
Before you knew better
You knew all of this

And I long to
Enfold you
Wipe those tears away
So I dream you
To free you
I dream you every day

You dance in the moonlight
And juggle the stars
I know you dance naked
And forget the scars

But still after all of this time
You’re not sure
Is that all there is
Or could there be more

And I long to
Be with you
And wipe those tears away
So I dream you
To see you
I dream you every day

Copyright (c) 2012 A A J Russe. All Rights Reserved

informal grae's avatar
informal grae said

Poignant and more tender than Tiffany's Estate, methinks! G:)

Howard R Music's avatar
Howard R Music said

Thanks for the comments on Macho Chihuahua. Coming from you it is really a compliment.

Guest said

Naked is always good! Great song!

Stan Gadziola AKA (gadzooks)'s avatar
Stan Gadziola AKA (gadzooks) said

Quite nice in this stripped down version ... love the subtle organ ... the simplicity adds to the sense of starkness and the melody is very effective with the words.

Guest said

Wow, i like this song. It's great ...

Howard R Music's avatar
Howard R Music said

Great song. The way you sing it reminds me of an old Bloodrock tune, DOA. Best of luck.

Roger M. Harris's avatar
Roger M. Harris said

Does for me..... a little light, a little dark.....

Guest said

A little Purple sounding! Pretty FN cool.

Andrew Russe's avatar
Andrew Russe said

lol - the bass was an organ set to "hammer house of horrors", perhaps I overdid it! (The reverb on the vox is deliberately "chilly" as well) I wanted stark and lonely in the verses. But I also wanted comfort in the choruses - which is what the other instrumentation was intended to bring... but I've given up on that idea... it now sounds to me like the singer is incapable of bringing the comfort he offers, and he knows it... so I'll leave it them both to it :) And nope, I didn't steal the teddy bear... But mine were removed from me and given to my sister when I was about 8 years old... so I do know exactly what I'm talking about lol

Just Jane's avatar
Just Jane said

odh is right; the bass feels a little sinister. Did you steal the teddy bear, Andrew?

odh's avatar
odh said

Something slightly unsettling. Which is a good thing. Could be the treatment on the bass. I like...

Guest said

"I dream you every Day" Some tunes dont need a lot of stuff. Focused and moving

Nosda Cariad's avatar
Nosda Cariad said

I'd agree with G. Connor: it already is a very nice song as is. And the relative nakedness of it fits the story pretty well.

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Andrew Russe said

I'm reaching that conclusion too :) If I'd held it back and put the parts on that I was rehearsing that day it would have been fine... and possibly better... But I was trying them out today, and they seem surplus to requirements now! (Mrs R has got her way lol)

Greg Connor's avatar
Greg Connor said

I like it. Why fill it up with more than you need. I think you captured it perfectly.

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peterdonaghey said

Wow this is awesome! Thanks for the comments on my tracks.. theres more on soundcloud if you like :) https://soundcloud.com/peterdonaghey

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Farfetched Tangmo Band said

Lovely melody (and you carry it very well). Though I can 'hear' some more instrumentation and harmonies, this 'naked' version is not so shamed to be that way.

darkarma's avatar
darkarma said

Nice lyrics and great voice dude.Good stuff

James Michael Taylor's avatar
James Michael Taylor said

Very nice... Like something in a musical. The voice doesn't sound like Freddy Mercury but has the dramatic tension...

Just Jane's avatar
Just Jane said

Naked is good :)

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thetworegs said

Naked is nice ....loving the musical feel to it like something of fiddler on the roof ........beautiful vocal......

jip's avatar
jip said

Lovely tune - be good to hear orchestration, but it stands as it is.

Johnny Stone's avatar
Johnny Stone said

Nice one mate favd

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Raimondi Custom Guitars said

Great writing and another tender vocal performance. I agree about the Naked version...BUT.....I Do here the orchestration you speak of going on and it should fit it well especially in a slow 3/4 tempo. Great work!

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The Old Grey Wolf Ltd Co said

:)

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