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DREAMERS, LOVERS, OUTLAWS: The Listening Room

Kerouac Dreams (Click for Lyrics)

(Siobhan Quinn and Michael Bowers)
2007-04
Michael Bowers (ASCAP)
This song is for all of us who have an "inner Kerouac." And really, isn't that all of us. You hear your dreams...do you dare follow them? Do you dare not?
When your eyes are cracking open from your Kerouac dreams
And you realize the world is much more than it seems
There's a calling in the distance and though it isn't clear
The voice still seems familiar to your one open ear

Will you listen? Will you go?
Inquiring minds want to know of your intentions
And your heart keeps its distance and views your dreams with bona fide suspicions

Now Kerouac wandered down a long open road
Carrying a burden but rejecting the load
And those dreams that you've been dreaming try to pull you along
Like a puff of magic smoke or the tempting siren's song
Will you listen? Will you go?
Inquiring minds want to know about your ambition
And your heart keeps its distance 'cause your hope has been in such a long remission

You can scan the path before you, looking for relief
Dare to snatch those dreams and then feel guilty as a thief
Frozen by your questions
When the answers that you have demand attention
And your heart says to your mind that it cannot claim a lack of comprehension

So Kerouac is calling from the depths of your soul
Says the road is stretched before you like a long empty scroll
The voice still sounds familiar and the message is quite clear
You've got to get yourself together or the dream will disappear

Will you listen? Will you go?
Inquiring minds like your own want to know of your decision
And your heart is in the distance down the road that only dreamers can envision
Yes, your heart is in the distance down the road that only dreamers can envision

Your eyes are cracking open from your Kerouac dreams...