Can I Paint Your Dreams

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I wrote the verse guitar part back in 2008. The song sounded "Sock hoppy" to me. So I wrote lyrics to go along with it. In a way the song is just a story about a "bad boy" who wants a girl. Her parents don't like this kid (as any sane parent wouldn't) but the boy is persistent. Almost 5 years later the song seems almost sarcastic to me, probably because I remember being a teenager and thinking I knew what I wanted, but I didn't. So the idea of some teenage boy wanting to "paint" a girl's dreams is romantic, but unrealistic. Sorry. I guess I'm an old man now.

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All the little pretty girls put your party dress on
Patten leather shoes, strap 'em on up
I've got a bad idea, smirk to go with it, hands on the wheel and dreams worth living

All the mamas and the papas pacing to and fro
If my little eyes should set on their baby girl
Oh darling don't you lurk in your daddy's shadow
Take my hand and flee

But oh my my my
Don't tell me lies
The road that's stretched beyond
Can not be without me
So tell me darling can I paint your dreams?

All the boys walking in like they got prophets tongue
White t-shirts, leather jackets, blue jeans cuffed
Oh darling don't you pay them no mind
Take my hand and flee

So tell me darling can I?
So tell me darling can I?
I've been waiting so long, so long to live without you girl
So tell me darling can I paint your dreams?

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from Demo 2012, released November 27, 2012

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