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Lyr Req: Dream No. 2 (Ken Tobias)

Cluin 29 Nov 02 - 02:01 PM
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Subject: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: Cluin
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 02:01 PM

It's a song I hear every once in a while on some retro station or other where they never tell you the title or artist. And it might be a bit of a cheesy folk-pop number but I've always liked it. The lyrics of the first verse, as near as I can remember since I haven't heard it in a while, are:

"I drew a picture of a pair of wings... because I want to fly
My mother asked me to explain... I said that I would try"

plus other lines:

"I had a dream the other night about flying
And the man who was teaching me was crying
He said that fewer people were trying
And the art of truly flying was dying"

It's kind of embarrassing because it seems that I should know who recorded this and when and even what the title of it is. But I don't. And searches on the Internet only turn up stories and pictures of airy-fairy cutesy fluffy stuffed animals with wings.

So any help out there?


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: Snuffy
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 08:46 PM

Google said:

Your search - "truly flying was dying" - did not match any documents


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: Cluin
Date: 30 Nov 02 - 02:47 AM

I know. I did Google searchs with all combinations of the lyrics I knew from the song and... nothing. That's why the help req here. Thanks for the confirmation though. I guess it's not just a vast search engine plot against me after all. ;)


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: Cluin
Date: 30 Nov 02 - 04:24 PM

Or not.


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: Cluin
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 12:56 AM

Remembered some more lyrics (sort of):

"She said that was the (strangest) thing
That she had ever heard
A man can only be a man,
He cannot be a bird..."


Still no takers, eh?


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: chordstrangler
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 03:17 PM

Hi Cluain, please PM me with the name of your dealer.   M.


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: Cluin
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 08:40 PM

???????


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: Cluin
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 04:32 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: Grab
Date: 13 Dec 02 - 08:57 AM

As a hang-glider pilot, I'd be interested to hear if you ever find anything on that - wouldn't mind learning it.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: Cluin
Date: 13 Dec 02 - 03:27 PM

Jeez, now I'm wondering if I really did dream it. I hope not, cause it was a pretty good song and if it was a dream then it's gone. (though I remember the tune).


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: Cluin
Date: 23 Feb 03 - 10:32 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: Cluin
Date: 08 May 03 - 05:14 PM

refresh again... no takers, eh?


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: GUEST,ClaireBear
Date: 08 May 03 - 06:29 PM

You'll find your answer at Ask Corvin, whatever that is.

Cheers,
Claire


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: Cluin
Date: 09 May 03 - 12:37 AM

Ah! Thank you, Claire. It is much appreciated.

I knew I hadn't dreamed it...


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Subject: Lyr Add: DREAM NO. 2 (Ken Tobias)
From: Cluin
Date: 09 May 03 - 12:48 AM

Might as well post `em here, then (such as they are):


Dream No. 2
by Ken Tobias, 1972

I drew a picture of a pair of wings
because I want to fly
My mother asked me to explain
I said that I would try

I had a dream the other night about flying
and the man who was teaching me was crying
he said that fewer people were trying
and the art of really flying was dying

La la la la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la

She said it was the strangest thing
that she had ever heard
A man can only be a man
he cannot be a bird

That's not really true I tried to tell her
If you search for love you soon will find an answer
You gotta think so high you're floating like a feather
But you have to learn to leave your head

Just take(?) the wings & fly away
up into the wind
Above the trees you glide with ease
rounding back again

Father can't you hear me, (unintelligible) you take my hand, yeah
Dying's a part of living, but I know you'll understand

Bt all he did was walk away and leave me
I saw in his eyes he said it cannot be
He (unintelligible) a world of fantasy
how can I tell him this is my reality

Just take(?) the wings & fly away
up into the wind
Above the trees you glide with ease
rounding back again

La la la la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la

I drew a picture of a pair of wings
because I want to fly

La la la la la la la...


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: Cluin
Date: 15 May 03 - 10:33 PM

Well, I finally found a copy of this song and will post the lyrics now with the corrections:


Dream No. 2
Ken Tobias 1972

I drew a picture of a pair of wings
Because I want to fly
My mother asked me to explain
I said that I would try

But I had a dream the other night about flying
And the man who was teaching me was crying
He said that fewer people were trying
And the art of really flying was dying

La lala lala lala
La lala lala
La lala lala lala
La lala lala

She said it was the strangest thing
That she had ever heard
A man can only be a man
He cannot be a bird

That's not really true, I tried to tell her
If you search for love, you soon will find an answer
You gotta think so high you're floating like a feather
But you have to learn to leave your head

So spread your wings and fly away
Up into the wind
Above the trees you glide with ease
Round and back again

Father, can't you hear me?
I bid you take my hand
Dying's a part of living
But I know you'll understand

But all he did was walk away and leave me
I saw it in his eyes, he said it cannot be
He said I'm living in a world of fantasy
How can I tell him this is my reality

So spread your wings and fly away
Up into the wind
Above the trees you glide with ease
Round and back again

La lala lala lala
La lala lala
La lala lala lala
La lala lala

I drew a picture of a pair of wings
Because I want to fly

La lala lala lala


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 16 May 03 - 11:26 AM

Considering the difficulty in tracing it, it will enter the realm of true folk song in the near future.


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 13 - 07:14 AM

The song is Dream #2 by Ken Tobias from New Brunswick, Canada. Great singer Songwriter. This is from 1972.

Other great songs to youtube include:

I Just Want To Make Music

Every Bit of Love

Give a Little Love


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 14 - 01:13 PM

I remember that song, I love it, but can't remember all the words either


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: GUEST,thetq.com
Date: 09 Jan 14 - 01:19 PM

This song always inspires me to paint or draw....or stained glass work....I look at trees and birds and want to get the feeling expressed into glass...sometimes even when I have a plan,I change directions and surprise myself


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Subject: RE: Help: Info on song about Flying
From: GUEST,sharon
Date: 05 Oct 17 - 04:58 PM

Ken Tobias


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