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Hopes & Dreams

by reid stevens

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Verse 1/Chorus: Shadows and light Running in the night Knowing what our eyes can see It’s a mystery Verse 2: Things go in the night (It's) Something scary, right? Can I see what’s up ahead ... Or just follow the light? Bridge: Can’t you see with you own eyes... You know that I'm hanging on? Don’t you even know or care where you’ve been? Can’t you believe in something you cannot see? Do you know beyond a shadow of doubt? Repeat Chorus Solo Repeat Bridge Verse 3: A new bird in flight; (Into the) scenic roaring sky; The light gets brighter as the day turns to moonlight Verse 4: Shadows of the night; Can reflect our sight; Obscuring the clouds of our minds at times, seems so bright; Repeat Bridge Repeat Chorus Outro
Verse 1: I’ve been drivin’ down the highway; Tryin’ to get a message to you; Traffic's been sittin’ at a standstill, what to do? Chorus: (but) There is hope, in the city; (when) life is hard & not so pretty; There is hope, when all is hazy; I’ve got a Message for you Solo(verse X2) Repeat Chorus Verse 2: Been going through a conflict; Hopin’ to work and make amends?; Seeing eye to eye at the table; past odds ends Repeat Chorus Verse 3: Lookin’ upward for the answer; When all seems lost below (the) sky; Been carrying a lot of baggage; (And) wonder why? Repeat Chorus (x2) Outro … I’ve got the message for you
Verse 1: There is hope; There is heaven; There is life; There’s a present Bridge 1: You can do anything; What do you see? Verse 2: There is light; There’s a tunnel; There’s a road ahead ; There’s a hunger Bridge 2: You can go anywhere; Do you believe? Chorus: Tell me all (of) your hopes & dreams; Tell me, tell me your everything; Tell me now what you mean to me; I need to know; I need to know… Solo Repeat Chorus Verse 3: There’s a time and a season; There is hope and a reason Repeat Bridge 1 Verse 4: There's a cause and an effect; There’s a road ahead; Do you believe? Repeat Chorus Outro
run to you 04:59
Verse 1: Watch the stars come out at night; Burning bright in the sky; By candlelight, shining back to you Verse 2: Reflect the love of your light; All the day and the night; Everyday, I will be with you Chorus: I will run to you; I will run to you Solo Verse 3: The best part of waking up; Is not coffee in your cup; But, knowing that your love is true Verse 4: As days are passing by; I often think and wonder why; From the start, who was there for you? repeat chorus outro
how long 03:28
Chorus: How Long, how long, how long must I wait; How Long, how long, how long must I wait V1: There was a prince, given power to lead; he was given keys to the city; We couldn’t sing or play for the King; Quite frustrated we sat waiting; Repeat Chorus V2: The years went by; My friends left rather sad; They missed out and went (on) to other things; Left alone, I sought some advice; Thought it was right to stand up for them Repeat Chorus V3: (But) I had a dream, someday to sing; To share my gift given by the King; I wouldn’t waste or even hesitate; I found another way to reach out Repeat Chorus Solo V4: How do you love, those that don’t want to love? How do you reach out and keep doing it? There are some days, I (just) don’t want to pray; How long must we endure it? repeat Chorus outro
king of me 04:30
Verse 1: I used to live in a dream; I used to laugh at it all; I used to hide in my room; Not even take a look outside Verse 2: I’d wait around for Your call; I’d sleep all day; some, not at all; I’d hear Your voice, but not reply; I was just drifting along, wasting time Bridge: The way You light, the way You Shine I wanna know You’re here all the time; I’ll live for You; as You live in me Chorus: I need to know, just who is the king of me Solo verse / Repeat Bridge / Repeat Chorus Verse 3: I’m here for you, for you today; I’m here to laugh and here to play; I’m not the man I used to be; Now that I know, You are the King of me Repeat Bridge Repeat Chorus
Verse 1: There Is A Better Life; A Better Life To Live; A Better time to hope; When all you do is give Verse 2: There is a better day; A Better day to dream, A Better time to Hope When all you do is love Chorus: A Better Life is ready for you, So hold on to it, yeah; You know it is true Solo # 1 Repeat Chorus Verse 3: There is a Better Life; A better song to sing, A better verse to write, When all you do is play Verse 4: There is a Better Life; A better day ahead, A time of hopes & dreams ; Fulfilled for you to give Repeat Chorus Solo # 2 Repeat Chorus outro
victory 03:25
Verse 1: Life is a mystery; Sometimes you cannot see … the road up ahead; A blind curve, you skip a beat; Some days you cannot breathe; ...Hold on to every word; Verse 2: Embrace your hopes & dreams; Look beyond what you see; There’s treasure before your eyes; Blind men sometimes can see; Know yourself, what you believe; You’ll outshine all your past Chorus: You can call me anytime; you can call me anytime; We will Live in victory; We will Live in victory Solo Verse 3: Death dangles on a rope; A chess game gives some hope, But beware of emptiness; Vast numbers gone before; You know the final score; So plan your days ahead Repeat verse 1 Repeat chorus Outro
Verse 1: I was working on a degree in film composition; Scoring some movies & doing television; Learning lots of music in styles I never knew; If counting chord charts was considered a clue Verse 2: I got hired to make up cool guitar parts; (But) it got rather difficult and seemed really dark; It’s definitely material that makes you feel pressure; Especially in the studio and that’s a lesson Chorus: Got Mailbox money; Oh, believe me honey; Got Mailbox Money; It’s residual honey Verse 3: If you can read real well then you’ll make some green; And believe me baby it’s really steady green; There’s a handful of players all across the scene; Who are workin’ night and day; Just to make it on the screen Repeat Chorus Solo # 1 (Guitar) Repeat Chorus Solo # 2 (Keys) Repeat Chorus Verse 4: The most profound advice ever given to me; It must have been about the age of oh, 18; The Engineer said, “Son, You gotta take the train, You’d better have a ticket just to learn to play the game" Verse 5: Studio A is where the real deal goes down; Get your experience from the highs & lows around; I learned my instrument; always playing on my game; Got my gear together and kept it well maintained repeat Chorus outro
young again 04:05
Verse 1: Way Back Home is where I long to be; So far away, so far away Verse 2: Remembering our yesterdays; So far away, so far away Verse 3: Now I dream of our family; Not far away, so far away Chorus: Your memory remains; Can you listen to your heart? Today I dream (of) a place; Way back home is where I long to be Solo Bridge: (instrumental) Repeat Chorus Verse 4: There’s a light that shines today; So far away, so far away Verse 5: Giving Hope of another day; So far away, so far away Verse 6: It feels like winter’s come; So far away, so far away Verse 7: Some day we’ll see the sun; So far away, not so far away Repeat Chorus Outro
returning 04:48
Returning ©2011 RRS Music / ©2011 33 1/3 Records® Words and music by Reid Stevens
Verse 1: Another day, another night; Another tear, another cry, alone; Verse 2: Looking at our hopes and dreams; It’s never (as) far as it seems, you know Chorus: So, I’m coming home to you; Yes, I’m coming home to you Solo Verse 3: It’s been some time, we’ve been apart; You’re never far from my heart, my love, Verse 4: Now you know, I’m here to stay; We’ll live our lives in victory, yes, above.. Repeat Chorus Outro
Chorus: Goodnight, Candlelight; First star (that) I see tonight; Goodnight, Candlelight; First star (that) I see tonight Verse 1: It was the night; It was so right; You were so lovely; We were in flight Verse 2: We met the stars; We said goodnight; (But) We kissed ‘til dawn ... by Candlelight Repeat Chorus Solo Verse 3: It is our kiss; Our long embrace; When we’re apart; I often miss Verse 4: It is our love; You are so true; I count the stars and think of you repeat Chorus outro


released July 30, 2011

©2011 RRS Music / ©2011 33 1/3 Records®
Written, Arranged and Produced by Reid Stevens
*except ©2011 RRS Music/Smerfmusic / ©2011 33 1/3 Records® (written by Reid Stevens & Mike Smererski)

All Songs written, arranged and produced by Reid Stevens except* written, arranged and produced by Reid Stevens & Mike Smereski

Audio Engineering: Mike Smereski & Reid Stevens
CD Mixing & Mastering: Mike Smereski & Reid Stevens @ Summerfield Studios (Atlanta, GA) June & July 2011

Reid Stevens -Vocals; Acoustic/Electric Guitars (all tracks); Keys & Piano (tracks 1-4;8;10-14); Mandolin (track 14); Theremin (track 1); Additonal Percussion (all tracks)
Keith Cox - Hammond B3; Keys & Piano (1-3;5-9;13,14)
Jim Dennee -Guitars (1,2,4,5,6,9,10,13 &14);Lap/Pedal Steel Guitar (track 13); Digiridoo & Rainstick (track 10)
Alex Filacchione -Electric Guitar (tracks 3, 12)
Jamie Reynolds - Additional Piano (track 2)
Reni Rivera -Drums (1-3;8;10;12-14); Djembe (track 10)
Dan Schreckengost -Bass (track 3)
Mike Smereski -Bass (all except # 3); Electric Rhythm Guitar (3,7,8 & 11); Additional Percussion (5,6 & 9)
Bill Whitford - Drums & Percussion (4;6-9;11)


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Reid redefines Classic, Modern, Progressive & Indie music as singer/songwriter, producer & publisher for 33 1/3 Records. DM for booking concert events. His latest releases: Shine, Instrumental4, Flying, Universe & Love available now (digital) through bandcamp & limited edition cd's of his previous releases are available at concerts.

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