Stories of the Night

from by Bob Farley

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This song came about from a desire to write an American Standard-like song. It succeeds in that, I think, as well as bringing in a kind of neo-jazzy chorus. The bridge took many tries to get right, from both a music and lyric standpoint, but it's a pleasing diversion from the rest of the CD's A minor moroseness.


Full moon glides along the ridge of mountains
Brush away the cobwebs and the dust
Waxing, waning, wandering as it’s counting
Measuring the moments left to rust

Dreams fly by like sparks from burning embers
Painting darkness in a ghostly light
Start the new day yearning to remember
Pictures from the stories of the night

Clouds collecting, skies may soon be storming
Waves pile up and crash along the shore
In the mist a vision slowly forming
Flashes like the lightning through the door


In my dreams we’re flying through the moonlight
New horizons constantly appear
Making wishes on the starlight star bright
If this is dreaming, I want to stay here
Maybe I should take some notes
So when I wake up I’ll still recall those
Pictures from the stories of the night
(Hidden in the stories of the night)

Heartbeats quicken, slowly wakes the morning
Sunlight comes in tumbling through the blinds
Coffee's steaming, memories reforming
Scenes from dreams come bouncing back to mind



from Raggedy, released June 7, 2016
Guitar: Taylor 714ce, Resonator
Bass: Ibanez acoustic bass
Drum: Garageband set
Like Waikiki, I lost the individual files for this one, so there wasn't any way to change much, short of re-recording everything, which so far has not happened.



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Bob Farley Dayton, Ohio

Bob saved a guitar from extinction when he learned to pick out tunes one string at a time at the age of 8. Now he is a BMI artist who continues to work solo and with his wife, Lynn, in the Americana duo Raggedy Edge.

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