This Foolish Dream

from by Ray Cooper

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A lot of people have foolish dreams, perhaps it is also foolish not to dream. Recorded in the old church in Dunker, near to where I live.


This Foolish Dream
(Ray Cooper)

It's the middle of the day and I'm still dreaming
I don't feel a rush to leave this mood
Well I think I got myself into believing
I'm touched by something good

In a few more hours, I'll be right as rain
Your familiar friend
But just for now, I'll be living in
This foolish dream

It's not the blade of pain or sorrow
That got to me today
It's a taste so rare I don't want to swallow
If I can let it just fade away

A taste of love, rarely comes along
But it came my way today
And it could be wrong, but it's oh so wrong to waste....the taste

As a feather falls, I will touch the ground
In my own good time
Then I'll turn around, never looking back
At this foolish dream

These shapes of coloured glass moving in my window
Will have to be enough for now
I think I fell a little in forbidden love
I can let it last a little while

And then leave behind what almost had to be
Another song unsung
I'm not such a fool, as truly to believe
In foolish dreams


from Palace of Tears, released August 29, 2014



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Ray Cooper is a singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist currently residing in the depths of Sweden where he moved in 2000. He left Oysterband in 2013 after a year in which they picked up 3 BBC2 Folk Awards and appeared live on the "Later..with Jools Holland' show. Since then he has carved out a successful solo career. ... more

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