A Loving Dream is central to my Torch Song album. This is a true Helen Morgan, Edith Piaf chanteuse kind of song. A down and outer in love... with hope. I tried to craft it in a George and Ira Gershwin type of Tin Pan Alley genre kind of song. This goes back to the 1920's and 1930's. Gritty, but with heart. Also, I tried to craft the introduction into the way that the Gershwin's worked the intro of Someone to Watch Over Me. I hope to have a demo of this soon. We'll see.
A Loving Dream
Long were we enthralled
More than most we've known
So content with all
Such a happy home
When did we start
To grow apart, dear
When did your heart roam
Life has changed
The world's seeped through the seams
With its mundane everyday hue
Can't resolve, how our once so loving dream
Grew still, and shrill, and lost you
Care and pain
Burrowed deep in new schemes
As I aim for someone who's true
Yet, recall, our once so loving dream
Loves thrills, and chills, now turned blue
Shunned kisses didn't shake my trust
Small wonder that I'm again fooled
Bright as hope clings to stardust
I will see my way past this, too
Sorrows steeped in moonbeams
Who will claim this slightly used jewell?
Then to fall, for an, oh so loving dream
When I'll feel like a loving dream come true
Jack T. Leyton
In my writings I've always tried to find the basic core feelings and emotions that people deal with in their lives. Even in their dreams. I don't know if I've found it here, but I think it's close. There's more to come. Stay tuned.
Stay Safe and Well.
Jack T. Leyton