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Writing songs in your sleep

Artful Codger 08 Jun 09 - 05:03 PM
katlaughing 08 Jun 09 - 06:18 PM
Stringsinger 08 Jun 09 - 06:28 PM
Liz the Squeak 08 Jun 09 - 06:29 PM
Dorothy Parshall 08 Jun 09 - 07:04 PM
The Awkward Recruit 08 Jun 09 - 07:05 PM
Betsy 08 Jun 09 - 08:03 PM
Seamus Kennedy 08 Jun 09 - 08:48 PM
frogprince 08 Jun 09 - 09:20 PM
GUEST,Lock and Key 08 Jun 09 - 09:24 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 08 Jun 09 - 10:12 PM
Beer 08 Jun 09 - 10:26 PM
Artful Codger 08 Jun 09 - 11:32 PM
GUEST,leeneia 08 Jun 09 - 11:58 PM
semi-submersible 09 Jun 09 - 02:04 AM
BobKnight 09 Jun 09 - 04:28 AM
Acorn4 09 Jun 09 - 04:38 AM
Stringsinger 09 Jun 09 - 10:08 AM
Artful Codger 09 Jun 09 - 02:49 PM
Mrs Scarecrow 09 Jun 09 - 03:27 PM
Tootler 09 Jun 09 - 07:29 PM
the lemonade lady 09 Jun 09 - 07:33 PM
Eve Goldberg 09 Jun 09 - 09:35 PM
GUEST 10 Jun 09 - 09:20 AM
Marje 10 Jun 09 - 10:10 AM
Spleen Cringe 10 Jun 09 - 11:20 AM
Charley Noble 10 Jun 09 - 08:55 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 10 Jun 09 - 10:06 PM
Mark Ross 11 Jun 09 - 09:12 PM
GUEST,Nick 21 Mar 11 - 05:27 AM
Mr Red 21 Mar 11 - 11:28 AM
reggie miles 21 Mar 11 - 01:18 PM
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Subject: Dream music
From: Artful Codger
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:03 PM

I almost always wake up with some tune running through my head. In fact, I've trained myself to remember my last dream when I wake up, and find that these tunes are usually carry-overs from my dreams, though the internal music may switch gears shortly after waking. The title of the recognized music may be meaningful, and with songs there will often be a line that stands out as significant.

Sometimes I end up with tunes that I've never heard before, ones that apparently I've composed in my sleep. Most are derivative dreck, but some are interesting enough that I've written down what I can remember, and a few I've even used for actual songs.

This morning, for instance, I woke up dream-singing a trio with my brother and his wife. They were reading their parts from sheet music, and I jumped in with an improvised bass line that added some jauntiness and levity. I remember all three lines of the chorus and about half the words. And it has potential.

So I was wondering: What are your experiences with dream music backgrounds and with composing music or lyrics in your sleep? Have you tried "sleep-tasking": achieving specific goals while you sleep, like brainstorming a problem, writing a tune or fixing a problem line?


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 06:18 PM

I do it with actually writing, but don't remember doing it with music whilst asleep. May have to try! Sounds neat!


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Stringsinger
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 06:28 PM

The songs I write that way turn out to be nightmares.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 06:29 PM

I have woken in the middle of the night and immediately written down some of the most wonderful lyrics ever to come from the end of a pen... trouble is, they never join up or go with anything. I have dreamt entire songs though, at least 2 of my collection are from dreams.

Finding a pencil in the dark is the hardest bit.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 07:04 PM

Never, ever go to bed without writing implement and paper at hand. Pen with light in it is very useful. Don't even need to break the train of thought by turning on a light.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: The Awkward Recruit
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 07:05 PM

Benji Kirkpatrick wrote Unclothed Nocturnal Manuscript Crisis under such conditions - but it was manuscript paper that he couldn't find, rather than a pencil!


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Betsy
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 08:03 PM

Dunnit - and also walking home from the pub half pissed - many a good song maybe went amiss - it's called "when the Muse visits you" - for one reason or another they tend to visit in the most in appropriate moments - catch 'em right and I am given to understand it's great - in my case they seem to like a few pints inside me before they visit - I'll have to get on of those Dictaphones or something ,and try to nail 'em down a bit .
Cheers
Betsy


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 08:48 PM

I keep a little digital recorder on the nightstand, and songs or jokes will come to me usually just before waking.

So I force myself to wake up and record it before I forget it.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: frogprince
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 09:20 PM

I haven't done it myself, but Dave Carter said he wrote "Gentle Soldier of My Soul" in his sleep. It's well up on my list of what I consider hauntingly beautiful songs.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: GUEST,Lock and Key
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 09:24 PM

Who sleeps?


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 10:12 PM

How did this get changed from:
Dream music which was the subject posted by
our Artful Codger to Writing songs in your sleep
which is the current Thread Subject?

Yes - Tunes
Yes - Lyrics
Yes - Fiction
Yes - Film Scenes
Yes - Intense Complicated Philosophy

You CANNOT learn languages only listening to speech while you sleep (I have tried) - but you might conjugate vivid verbs in dreams - (I do).

Males most certainly experience a vivid conjugation in dreams without the exchange of genetic material. I do not beleive there is evidence of this phenomenon of fluidity in females.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Beer
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 10:26 PM

When I hit my teens I recall that I would compose tunes on the piano in my dreams. Would get up in the morning and go to the piano and search for the melody. left it behind though, and today I just play the guitar and sing a bit.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Artful Codger
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 11:32 PM

Gargoyle: I created the thread with one title, but reconsidered my subject line before posting. I really wanted the "Dream music" title for the thread, to minimize the sort of topic drift that has already occurred.

And if you're rambling on about what I think you are, it is quite usual for both men and women to become aroused during the dream state without there being any overtly sexual content in the dream; it's a physiological thing, though one that (to me) makes as much sense as why we get the urge to urinate when our hand is stuck in warm water.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 11:58 PM

Sometimes I wake up with a melody in my head, one I don't recall ever hearing before. So apparently my brain is composing while I sleep. Sometimes I go to the computer and enter the tune in Noteworthy Composer to save it for the future.

The music seems to have no connection to dreams. It's just there, as sound, when I wake up.

I understand that some people hear voices when they wake up or go to sleep, and the music I hear may be similar to that. (Once I read that hearing voices in your head is a symptom of schizophrenia EXCEPT if you hear them while falling asleep or waking up.)


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: semi-submersible
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 02:04 AM

No coherent music, but lyrics sometimes. Never remembered them long enough to record any. (Didn't try very hard.)

I used to literally dream up schemes and inventions occasionally, the most ingenious ideas since sliced bread - except when I woke up, all the ones I remembered turned out to be pretty dumb!

Thread drift alert.

In my teens, seeking to tap "the wisdom of the unconscious mind," I trained myself to remember dreams (by affirming at bedtime, "Tonight I will dream and I will remember my dreams.") After many weeks I found myself regularly recalling some. They were entertaining, but with an awkward side effect of confusion. I remembered news and conversations that never happened. I believed I'd come to an agreement with others about matters I'd never mentioned to them in real life. I thought people had died, who hadn't. So after a few months I stopped trying to remember my dreams, and over weeks the veil which usually separates waking and dream memory closed again.

End dream memory thread drift.
Return to dream music.
Thank you for this topic.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: BobKnight
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 04:28 AM

Between sleep and waking one morning a phrase came to me:
"Death micht be jist like settin oot upon the road again,
but what's further doon this road I dinna ken."

It was the basis for my song, "My Dear Auld Frien" which is about two old Scottish travelling people. The idea being that there was a parallel between the life of a traveller, and death. Always setting out on the road, not knowing exactly where they were going to be at the end of the day.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Acorn4
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 04:38 AM

Wasn't Paul McCartney supposed to have woken up with virtually the whole of "Yesterday" in his head?


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Stringsinger
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 10:08 AM

I think songwriting might be better served if the practitioners were fully awake while
applying their craft. Better songs might be written.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Artful Codger
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 02:49 PM

Why discount good ideas just because they came to you in sleep. The problem you mention results more from failing to edit. Or to cull. Different topic altogether.

Conscious songwriting can fall into ruts--one of the reasons there is so much dreck. Dreaming is a form of lateral thinking, where we jump the rails and make different associations that nevertheless can be appropriate and logical. That's the heart of creativity. Of course, there are other ways to achieve this--many techniques can be applied formally, though people seldom do. Dreams are a freebie where this rail-jumping happens naturally, and everyone has five or six of them a night, the most vivid being just before waking (unless an alarm wakes you at some different stage of sleep).

We tend to think of dreams as being bizarre and fantastic, hence useless; yet, the surprising thing about them is the degree to which they conform to waking reality. And they reveal a lot of insight on what's happening in our lives. Since that tends to be a focal point for songwriters, why ignore a goldmine?


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 03:27 PM

Tunes and songs both come to me in my sleep more often tunes which I now try to write down and play if they are simple enough sometimes I get full orchestral or choral peices although I do not think they are very long I simply dont have enough musical knowledge to know what to do with them. I often write songs in my head as I am waiting to fall asleep sometimes the missing line arrives by morning,but with songs I write them at all sorts of times even when I am listening to other peoples songs! I think that picks up a few of the topics on this thread.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Tootler
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 07:29 PM

I once had the strange experience of seeing a tune written on manuscript paper in a dream. When I woke the tune was still in my head but I only managed to capture a couple of bars. These did get used in a tune I wrote sometime later.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 07:33 PM

I think having a song/tune in your head is called an Ear Worm

Didn't Bill Caddick write unicorns in his sleep whilst inhaling diesel fumes in a van (at least I heard that from somewhere)

Sal


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Eve Goldberg
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 09:35 PM

I once had a very vivid dream about standing up and singing in a classroom, and when I woke up, I could still hear the chorus of the song I was singing. I immediately got up and went to my guitar and started working on the song, and it's still one of the songs I'm most proud of. It's called "Choose Love."

I had never had that happen before, and I've never had it happen since.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 09:20 AM

Interestingly there's a piece on this subject in today's BBC News Magazine


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Marje
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 10:10 AM

I have heard some awful songs performed with the proud claim that the song just arrived, unannounced, in the writer's head while he was asleep or otherwise not trying to compose. It's all very well if you're Paul McCartney, but otherwise it's a good idea to examine critically anything that appears to have created itself without any conscious input from you - it may well be just a patchwork of bits and pieces you've already heard somewhere, dull and cliche-ridden. It may, of course, be a work of searing genius, but take a good hard look at it before assuming that this is the case.

I sometimes wake up with a new tune in my head (never words, just a melody) and it's invariably a trite, derivative and repetitive earworm of a tune that I never want to hear again.

Marje


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 11:20 AM

Plenty of songs sound as if they were written while the writer was asleep...


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 08:55 PM

I'm a firm advocate of writing down what one is dreaming and, if there is a tune, recording it as soon as possible. Sometimes the dream world does a great job of processing our experience. Sometimes not!

But two of my favorite songs started as dreams.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 10:06 PM

I've written major portions of many songs in my sleep. I could never have come up with some of the lines if I was awake. Describing a paralyzed elderly woman at a nursing home where I sang who could only tap on finger in time with the songs, but otherwise was completely expressionless I dreamt a verse with the lines:

"And somewhere inside her there's still that young girl
With a tortoise shell comb in her hair
And sometimes the memories come back with a song
As surely as if she were there.

Maybe I'm smarter when I'm asleep.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Mark Ross
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 09:12 PM

Utah Phillips awoke in the wee hours having dreamt that Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin were singing his HEART SONGS as country duets. He proposed that project to them, and the result was nominated for a Grammy! It was released on Rounder and it still holds up after 10 some years.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 05:27 AM

Do it all the time...may have a melody in my head while asleep.get up b4 I 4get it and record that melody.My music is totally different from nething ive heard and ppl luv it.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Mr Red
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 11:28 AM

golden rule (apart from the GBS one that says there are no golden rules)

Never be without a recording device. Be it audio or PDA or plain old paper and pencil.

I carry a notepad just 2.5 inches by about 4 with elastic retainer loop, and one of those biros that charities give away - flat cardboard stem. Together they take up little room in my bumbag. And it all sits close to my sleeping head too.

Another wheeze if you are desperate is to phone your own answerphone. In my experience the muse strikes when it wants to strike and all you need are the tricks to be known to deal with the situation. The muse will desert you otherwise.

Having said that - the few minutes after waking (even during the night) are the most prolific in dumping ideas into your consciousness. And you can be sure that dreams have put them there in the morning. AND to get those dreams working you do need to feed them with facts, memories, research &/or motivation.

Examples from the arts and the sciences are legion.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: reggie miles
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 01:18 PM

Since writing songs is something that I'm involved with in my waking hours, I guess it's not surprising to me that ideas wouldn't also arrive via dream states. I was surprised the first time that something like this happened to me.

Many years ago, I was dreaming that was playing and singing one of James Taylor's songs. I can't recall which one just now. The thing is, though I was familiar with his songs at that time, just as I am now, I had never tried to play any of his material before. Nor have I tried to play any of his music since. I awoke from the dream, remembering what it was about and was curious as to whether playing the song in my dream meant that I might also be able to do the same while awake. In a matter of moments, I was playing the song. Spooky!

Now, I don't mean to say that I could play it precisely as James does, with his characteristic finger style pickin' and vocals. I just mean that I could play the song's basic chord structure. Still, I was mystified that such a thing could happen.

Since that time, I've often heard music playing in the background of my dreams, sometimes almost like a soundtrack in a movie. Maybe this is a byproduct of watching movies while awake. Though I can sometimes remember that there was music in the background of some of my dreams, once awake, it's a challenge to recall the exact melody.

Most of the time, it's as though my brain turns off the part of my memory that works while I'm sleeping. While sleeping, I've even had dreams where I can recall that I've dreamed a similar or the exact dream before. For some reason, I seem to revisit the same dream again. So, it does seem that memory is playing a role in my dreams but maybe that dream memory is somewhat limited, perhaps purposely so, to my dream state.

Yet, I can recall certain dreams vividly after waking. Upon waking and remembering them, I've written down those at length. It makes me wonder if some dreams have a prophetic quality. That we are meant to recall them and perhaps learn something from them. I suppose that might be the subject of another thread. Sorry for the drift.

I have one song that came to me via such a vague remembrance of a melody that was playing in my dream and the accompanying lyrics. It was difficult to recall once awake but what I did remember, became the basis of a song that I wrote immediately after waking and later called, "Dream Come True", a sweet love song.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Bron-yr-Aur
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 07:41 PM

Acorn4 is correct, Paul McCartney is reputed to have composed "Yesterday" in his sleep. As he added the lyrics after the event, he initially called the tune "Scrambled eggs" He wrote the song in Jane Asher's family home in Wimpole street


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: olddude
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 07:52 PM

Nearly every one of mine was late at night. I wake up with a melody in my head, run to my notebook record it ... then work the lyrics later on


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: maeve
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 08:03 PM

I used to wake up from dreams with tunes, harmonies, poems and songs before the fire.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 08:55 PM

Not directly relevant, but Irish collector TOM Munnelly told the story of going to the house of an old farmer who he'd heard had songs.
He knocked at the door and the farmer's wife answered.
"Is Frank at home?"
"He was working late last night helping a cow calf; he's in bed".
"I've been told he has some old songs".
She beckoned him in and gently opened the bedroom door, revealing the old man in bed fast asleep, singing his way through a 12 verse Child ballad.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: gnu
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 09:21 PM

"...fast asleep, singing..." Gosh.

Like Seamus, I keep a digital voice recorder or a notepad and mechanical pencil within reach day and night.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Celtaddict
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 09:41 PM

I wake with a 'tune of the day' running through my head most mornings; do not recall it ever being related to a dream (and while I know I dream, I rarely remember them when I waken) and if there are words they are 'place holder' type words, nonsense that holds the rhythm. They are usually quite short and sometimes hardly more than a thythm, but some seem to have real possibility. I have only tried to do anything with them a time or two.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: open mike
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 01:41 AM

maeve--hope the tunes and poems return to your dreams!!

I remember heairng that Townes Van Zant woke up to find
"If I Needed You" written on his bed side stand, in his
hand writing, but he didnot recall writing it...
"Loup and Lil agree".,....(they are parakeets...)


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 07:07 AM

The words of the hymn 'O for a closer walk with God' were written by Will­iam Cow­per, who wrote to his aunt saying;

'I be­gan to com­pose them yes­ter­day morn­ing be­fore day­break, but I fell asleep at the end of the first two lines. When I awaked again, the third and fourth vers­es were whis­pered to my heart in a way I have of­ten ex­per­i­enced.'

The hymn comes from Con­yer's Col­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, 1772.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 10:17 AM

The relevant psalm is not 1772, but 127:2.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: olddude
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 10:24 AM

I watched an old interview on the Doc channel of the great Leonard Bernstein. He said he wrote every one of his major works while sleeping. He would wake up and grab a pen


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Jeri
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 10:50 AM

The Cowper hymn from Richard Conyers's Collection of Psalms and Hymns (1772), (and according to this link) is based on Gen. v. 24, "And Enoch walked with God."

I've written stuff down that I dreamed and thought it was absolutely brilliant. When I woke up, my reaction was more along the lines of "WTF?!"


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: GUEST,999
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 10:59 AM

It`s everything I can do to write songs when I`m awake.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: maeve
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 11:18 AM

Thank you, open mike. So do I.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 06:04 PM

Jeri (22 Mar 11 - 10:50 AM), if you meant to comment my post of 22 Mar 11 - 10:17 AM, you probably did not understand it. Psalm 127, verse 2, runs in the Basic English Translation:
It is of no use for you to get up early, and to go late to your rest, with the bread of sorrow for your food; for the Lord gives to his loved ones in sleep.
Some translators including "King James" believe that the Lord gives sleep instead of bread, but the above interpretation makes more sense to me.

Yes, my night- and daydreams are full of music. However, the truly creative phases of the night seem to be when we are not dreaming, but almost awake.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Jeri
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 06:20 PM

No, Grishka, I didn't understand. I thought when you wrote "The relevant psalm is not 1772" you were referring to henryp's post. Oh well, it all makes sense now.

There IS that period of sleep right before I wake up. I don't think I'm technically in REM sleep, but my mind is still sort of dreaming. I remember what wafts through then, but I almost never remember true dreams.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: bbc
Date: 23 Mar 11 - 06:24 AM

I've heard both Bill Staines & Bob Franke say that they've had this experience.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: Jim McLean
Date: 23 Mar 11 - 08:15 AM

I once wrote a Highland Clearance song, Henny Munroe, in my sleep. When I awoke I scribbled it down right away. The tune was Irish, Saddle the Pony, and the whole thing flowed. I had been reading about this formidable lady and my subconscious obviously put it into rhyme along with the melody.


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Subject: RE: Writing songs in your sleep
From: reggie miles
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 12:54 AM

This one just came to me in a dream. I awoke and wrote it down

Life Dreamed by Reggie Miles 6AM 3/25/11


I met a young woman with long blonde hair
Who wanted to learn a new way and get out of where
She found herself, trapped inside.

I asked her to fly with me through the air
Together we could both get far away from there
And leave ourselves behind

Sweet temptation tortured me
I wondered whether and how I'd ever be free
And if I could afford to pay the price

Ultimate love for humanity
Organized institutions didn't seem to be
The right way to sacrifice

But she wasn't sure that my path was true
I heard her praying for guidance and what to do
And I wondered if I lost her there

The sound of her voice singing soft and low
Her prayer made me think that I had to go
And I wondered did she really care

I tarried too long, wasted too much time
Dreaming and hoping her love would be mine
I've got to get back on the road

No, this place doesn't seem to be
The kind of life for a guy like me
I'm not certain I can carry her load

I met a young woman with long blonde hair
And dreamed of a life that we could share
Far away from here


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