Dreaming So Well

by Dylan Drake

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"His new album “Dreaming so Well” is singer-songwriter material awash in ambience, cool energy, and haunted melodies."
-Brian Tucker, StarNews

"You close your eyes and let the guitar take you away to another life and into a dream."
-Drop the Spotlight

"Some really pretty songs and great guitar work! Check it out!!"


released March 1, 2016

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Dylan Drake Wilmington, North Carolina

Songwriter, producer, dad-to-be, learning how to juggle.

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Track Name: Open Up My Eyes
Gave away by morning breath,
The smell of last night's sweat,
Convicting me like stones inside my chest

Sun peaks through the window,
Burns me to the marrow,
Tossing blindly into pornographic sights hemmed into my pillow

Hazy feeling,
Embrace the healing.

Searching for an alibi,
On the bottom shelf porcelain white,
Salt and water rectify in cheekbone pools please open up my eyeszy feeling,
Embrace the healing.

Blurry lights start to settle in,
Dilated axle,
Skin pulled tight and fluttering
Track Name: Kingdom for a King
All my limbs are withered up,
I'm thirsty for the truth,
and though I sip it's not enough,
For to ease my ruin

So I'll build a trench around myself,
To hide from my own mind,
And withdraw from a bank account,
That wasn't really mine

My kingdom for a king,
My kingdom for a king,
Make me great again, I need you, please,
Won't somebody come rule me

You can wear a mask to scare my friends,
and tell them you're a murderer,
Then they'll come to you on fear of death,
and trust your every word

My kingdom for a king,
My kingdom for a king,
Make me great again, I need you, please,
Won't somebody come rule me
Track Name: Keep Them Guessing
Tall bricks spire higher with your greed,
Invest now into decadence cuz stocks are going cheap

Just make sure that they stay asleep,
I hope you enjoy your stay on wall street

The wolves are foaming out the mouth to feed upon the meek,
Set a table fragrant with the stench of your deceit
Track Name: Potomac
I remember when you lit up,
On long walks across the bridges,
Floating down stream wrapped up in a diesel dream

We were watching blinking highway cars,
And far off chimneys penetrate the stars,
I promised you we were fine as long as you were by my side

Take me back to the place where we first fell in love
Banks of the potomac watching all the smoke stacks rising up

And now there's monsters all around us puffing giant cigarettes,
You told me for a year or two you've been scared to death,
I called ya here to meet up, when're we gonna make amends?,
Well, you're tired and you're thin but still don't want my help.

So, you know where you gotta go but I guess you'd rather be alone
You know what it's coming to but I guess you'd rather be alone
Track Name: Happy
Trench coat sales outside a coffee shop,
Street walker waiting by a school bus stop,
Handshake tradeoff – Colorado crop

Fill your mind with the backdoor buzz,
Get in bed with a monkey god,
Anything to live in a mirage

Sunken eyes, pothole soul,
Anxious back alley dropsical,
Pack your fears into another bowl

Save your lips from the burning coal,
Wrapped tight on the joint you rolled -
You’re in control

I wanna be happy
Track Name: Playing Pretend
Oh, the springs are poking out
Wrinkled into disarray,
Moth balls filling up my mouth,
Body smudged with dirty stains

It's lonely in this bed filled with friends just playing pretend,
And I can't trace the lines back to where we met,
Yes, it's lonely in this bed filled with friends just playing pretend,
I wish I'd wrap myself around you but I can't,
With a belly full of guilt it's still lonely in my head

Golden waters by the gallon,
Burning tonic, ease my pain
A glass to overlook my drowning
Put my trust in you to save
Track Name: Let You By
A town of flaming faces,
Lined up at the gates,
Waiting for a verdict, their glory brought down to the grave

The jewel of all the nations,
Wrapped naked in a cape,
The morning star is sinking, gluttonous and overweight

You can't call out my name anymore,
You know I wanted this more than anyone wanted this,
Oh, Lord I tried, I just can't let you by

Their fame is smashed to pieces,
Jackals roam the streets,
A cloud of smoke is rising at the feet of the mercy seat

Wailing in the courtroom,
Echoes from the tomb,
The sun no more to set, no more luster from the moon
Track Name: Dreaming So Well
You've been dreaming so well
Track Name: No Change
Wasting away in sewage water,
Bathing in the shadows,
White-washed hymnal sitting on the alter

Tugging at the cleric's collar,
For I am the dog ear author,
Wrap myself in undone threads of honor

I don't care what it means,
There's no changing me,
There no changing me, no
There's no change in me.

Caught in mud and mire,
Aiming twisted gunfire,
Dressing up the stink of my desire

In the oils of my slobber,
I anoint myself the father,
Singing praises to the holy dollar
Track Name: The End
You had a reverie that you won't admit,
That you could do what you want and not get caught in it,
And when I spoke your name you ran away and hid,
To cover up your shame to clothe your nakedness

Let go of happiness or I can't be a part of this
My breath is in your lungs,
You think you've been dreaming so well
That this can't be the end
But it is!

I was a father, my child obstinate,
I left a fortune for your benefit,
But then you fell in love with a counterfeit,
Sold yourself as a slave into his ownership

I'm waiting for you, come back.