Dreaming of the Muse
Gar
Gar's new cdr;
There are 12 original tracks on this cdr, all written and recorded by Gar, mostly at Taylors Arm.   Due to a southward move, it's
doubtful whether any recording will take place in the near future, so if you want to hear what I was doing during the start of 2008, I can
send this cdr, complete with 8 page booklet of lyrics and info. There are some great songs on this one.

Cost will be $15.00 Aus.,
and, that's inclusive of whatever the postage will be to you. Clips of a lot of these tracks are available on
this site, and will give you a bit of an idea what the sounds are like.

For orders, email me at gar@garsong.com with 'gar's cdr' in the title to help me sort you from the masses of garbage mail I recieve
regularly.
Front Cover;

1/. Trace a Picture
2/. Shoulda’ Known
3/. Echoes of Ancient Songs
4/. Later in the Day
5/. Best of Luck
6/. Peacock Song
7/. Song for a Muse
8/. Second Song
9/. Dragonsong
10/. How could such a Dream be Real
11/. Heard the Talk
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Dreaming of the Muse

To be inspired by a muse,
what more could an artist or musician ask for?
To be loved by one?
No doubt at all!
And to be able to share the creations from that
inspiration
with a lover,
and sure,
with anyone who has the interest to listen.
These songs are for all of ye..............

All songs were written, recorded, engineered, produced and  are
copyrighted by Gar (Gary MacLEMAN).

                          © Gar (Gary MacLEMAN)
4.51
4.00
5.39
4.52
3.57
4.09
2.29
4.00
4.01
3.35
4.39
Dreaming of the Muse
Gar
Rear Cover;


Where are we going          how did we meet
how were you knowing       I’d   walk down that  street   at all
Imagination  turns the picture of your face
into wild adventures of other times and other places

You know when the lightning strikes  
It never means no ha-a-rm                  
Babey give me one more night
laying in your arms
Oh If I could tra-a-ace     the picture of your heart
photograph you sent to me  now the-e-e-ere’s a start

what happens when two dreams like this collide
talk to me I wanna’ hear the story from your side
I know when a dream arrives it’s never quite the same
It’s enough to recognize the beauty of the flame

You know when the lightning strikes  
It never means no ha-a-rm                  
Babey give me one more night
laying in your arms
Oh If I could tra-a-ace     the picture of your heart
photograph you sent to me  now the-e-e-ere’s a start
2/. Shoulda’ Known (4.00) - Gar, ?/9/1979
Shoulda Known was written a long time ago and I decided to re-record it recently, so have added it because the recording of it was also
flavoured by the same factors as my recently written songs
3/. Echoes of Ancient Songs (5.39) - Gar, 28/6/1991
I wrote this song about the music and people I met when first living in Ireland. It reflects both the extraordinary talent and magic of the people and
the land itself along with dreamlike glimpses into the distant past which come down through the old music.
.4/. Later in the Day (4.52) - Gar, 9/1/2008
Nearly all relationships go through testing times. This song reflects confusion resulting from such. It’s not the problems or lack of them which
build a relationship, but the way they resolve to sometimes even strengthen the bonds.
Booklet Text Etc.


Seamus was a friend of mine
asked me so many times
how I could stand   living hand to mouth                            
in those cold wild times    when
no two days ever seemed to rhyme
there were days when my way seemed south

Time passes year by year
yet I’m still here
thankful  for  everything  I’ve  seen
I  met some lads last night
told  me you was still alright
they said you’re doin’ grand down in Skibereen

I know it’s time to go
I’ll wait for the snow
ain’t  nothing I can’t leave behind        
Festivals      old music bars
cloudy skies      can’t see the stars
Tomorrows always bleed me blind
1/. Trace a Picture (4.51) - Gar, 31/10/2007
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5/. Best of Luck (3.57) - Gar, 21/11/2004
A song for Seamus, who used to own the Glasslyn Inn in Bandon, Co. Cork. He helped me out many a time when I used to
busk in the streets there, and I certainly wish both himself and his wife Joan all the best.

6/. Peacock Song (4.09) - Gar, 24/11/2007
There’s a peacock on the roof,   doin’ an elephant dance
Thunder dancing all around,     won’t you give me another chance
Come on back,       you know I need you near
I just gotta’ find out     what happens when we’re near
To each other,     can we be lovers

Hold my hand     walk along the sand
with me    by the edge of the sea
My lover’s in the storm
I saw the fire in her eyes
Her feet were in the sand
She touched on my surprise
You know she seemed to understand
Lightning in her eyes
There was lightning flashing in her eyes
Imagine my surprise

There’s a peacock on the roof,   doin’ an elephant dance
Thunder dancing all around,     won’t you give me another chance
Come on back,       you know I need you near
I just gotta’ find out     what happens when we’re near
To each other,     can we be lovers
If there were a way
I’d love to walk with you a while
just takin’ every day
I’d cherish every single smile
If there were a way    to make those dreams come true
there is a way                      only you

We can walk awhile
side by side      in separate dreams
it’s the freedom of your smile
that gives me songs to sing
Memories may find me sad           in times to come
but they’re memories I’d never trade     not one

If there were a way
I’d love to walk with you a while
just takin’ every day
I’d cherish every single smile
If there were a way    to make those dreams come true
there is a way                      only you
7/. Song for a Muse (Janey’s Song) (2.29) by Gar, 1/9/2007
I was using my PA at home to practice some of the new songs I’d recently written when a peacock landed on the roof and
began to dance about, sounding like an elephant on the thin tin roof. So the song began. A few minutes later a massive ring of
thunderstorms encroached, but in the grip of inspiration, I braved the lightnings and finished the song. I do love
reggae/offbeat stuff.
Song for a Muse was inspired by Janey, a talented artist, who may eventually be doing some drawings for one of my children’s
books, a young girl named Bonnie, who showed exceptional talent and knowledge and thirdly Trace, who continues to inspire
me and always will it seems.


8/. Second Song (4.00) by Gar, 18/11/2007
I wasn’t lonely ‘till I met you
I sent my heart away
Now I’m waitin’ for a lover
waitin’ for the day
Ahh     lovely muse             you do confu-u-use    me
I’ve been alone so long
Ahh    little girl    you    so   enthu-u-use    me
I can only seem to tell ya’             in a song

The crowd parted      I drew a breath
there you were             oh God   that dress
I walked to you and took your bag
I can’t believe
you came all this way
just to see me

I couldn’t say what I wanted to
yet I said far too much
we didn’t really need to speak at all
I was longing for your touch
Ahh     lovely muse             you do confuse    me
I’ve been alone so long
Ahh    little girl    you    so   enthuse    me
I can only seem to tell you in a song

Beaches under rainy skies
I’ve such a need    to see your eyes
we touched as we said goodbyes
You’ve gone away
I’m not that I’m sad
Just miss you

I wasn’t lonely ‘till I met you
and sent my heart away
Now I’m waitin’ for a lover
Now I’m waitin’ for the day
Ahh     lovely muse             you do confuse    me
I’ve been alone so long
Ahh    little girl    you    so   enthuse    me
I can only seem to tell you in a song
I can only seem to tell you in a song------
9/. Dragonsong (4.01) - Gar, 2006-2007
This song was written over several years and started a long time ago with the notion that there are Dragons dancing in the sun.

10/. How Could such a Dream be Real (3.35) - Gar 14/12/2007
What can you do when your dreams are far away
and you’re in love
What can you say when your lover’s on the phone
can’t talk   you wish your lips were sealed
with the sweetest kisses ever to come your way
I should be sayin     what my heart tell’s me
my heart’s so far away you see
and I    just    want you      ne-ar             to me
yeh........

What can you say if your dreams all tell you slow
and you know full well         your dreams are true
I just want to hold you my your arms
an’ I know you have   the  softest   touch
an’ I  need you oh so much
how can such a dre – eam
how can such a dre – eam             come true     
how could such a dream be real
how could such a dream be real
how could such a dream be real
Feelings that come with being in love seem to vary from heights of ecstasy through excruciating bewilderment all the way to
absolute misery!


11/. Heard the Talk (4.39) - Gar, 19/7/2004

A song about a time when relationships had broken down, new ones started up and the resultant confusion created a few
hassles. Or so it seemed to me at the time.
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Most of these tracks are currently being re-masterred and improved, the cdr in it's not quite done
form
is still available.