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It's about a dream, really. I wrote it after I bought this crazy Guild acoustic guitar from Cambridge Music. I'd left it in the corner of my room and went to bed. I had all these terrible nightmares of going out to sea and dying there, realizing what I had just before the boat went down, and then to be washed back up onto the shoreline... When you awaken, you find it was just a dream, but you're still about to lose everything. Oh wait, the dream's not over. Now you're moving from one coast of the country to another on the promise of another "dream", only to be pushed back to where you came from, like a pawn on a chess board. Through it all, the landscape was utterly gorgeous. I dream in color, for sure.


In the misty morning fog we caught a ship out to sea
you were fetching, barely waking
calling out to me
In the captain's quarters you found
all the change from your life
all in a cup, washed up and waiting
for you tonight
and you know how this game goes
I've been lost and out to sea
While my golden melodies escape me now i fear
I've found you were good for me
ooohhh ooohhh ooohhh
ooohhh ooohhh aaaah
aaaah aaaah aaaah
but you know i would wait
for a decade
behind the cold bars of this prison
for those golden memories
are few and far between
and you caused nearly have of my life
you did, you did
you cost nearly half of our lives
Aahhh, Oooooh
West she goes, it's in her eyes
When she dreams I'll be asleep
where'd she go?
To Californ, it's in her lies
when she leaves I'll be asleep
west she's gone
Go on baby, hold your head and cry
It's time to pack the lorry up again
Something we both knew was bound to die
So fill up your wine glass
drink it up slowly
cry all night in your armchair
til the dawn
West she goes
it's in her eyes
When she leaves I'll be asleep
there she goes
and alcohol, it's in her arms
she will cradle it, and baby,
west she'll go


from Return of the Dead Surfer Deluxe Edition, released July 5, 2013
Lyrics and music by M.A. Hayes. Performed by the Vinyl Skyway.


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The Vinyl Skyway could be described as the one of the best rock groups you've never heard of. With three independently released studio albums of major label caliber, the group was primarily active in Boston from 2003 to 2012. The group was founded by close friends and songwriters Michael Hayes and Andy Santospago. The two continue collaborating and hope to release a fourth album in 2016. ... more

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