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After Bruce’s death, Letha couldn’t sense her father anywhere—not in the faces of her nieces and nephews, not in moments of great happiness. “Why can’t I get a sense of you? In the sun or air?” Letha’s religious-minded siblings all insisted that they felt Bruce’s presence in different ways. But for Letha, he was just gone. When she would fall asleep, she would always hope to see him...

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Song name: Dreaming (Formerly called Dreamscape)
Written by: Barry Craig, 2009
Performances on this recording: Barry, Joey, and Jeremy
Last updated: Mixed in Jeremy's drums and some new edits September 2014. New verse guitars and lyrics, March 2012. Recorded new guitars with Joey in May, 2011. Re-built the song around Josh's drums, March 2011.
 
Lyrics:
Mostly, life is fairly scripted. Pages full of noise and fire. Moments, bring on the atonements. I just try to swim into a current every day. And sometimes I realize I've grown so dependant on your warmth. If I just could just speak to you, you'd know you saved me. You saved me. No cheerleader, no confidant, no pride. Just the sounds of emptiness inside. But when you were in my life, I never needed anything. Anything. Let me dream. Let me dream. These days, I forget to feel this. Contemplate the day you left us. Craving. Ache is overwhelming. I come waiting for a train a million miles away. That's when I realize. Seems I'm dependant on your smile. And if I dream of you, I'd know that you're smiling. You're smiling. No cheerleader, no confidant, no pride. Just the sounds of emptiness inside. But when you were in my life, I never wanted anything. Anything. Let me dream. Let me dream.
 
Insights and Interpretations:
From Barry, 2010: I think the idea behind Dreamscape is fairly straightforward, but you never know how people will react to narratives like this. This song should be relatable to a anyone who has experienced a loss, especially if that loss was their rock and support. A number of the Obol songs poke at religion from different angles, and the protagonist of this story struggles to sense the supernatural because she has severed her ties to it.
 
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