Dr Dream and The Imaginary Pop​-​Cabaret

by Emma Dean

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released November 14, 2010

Emma Dean: vocals, piano, keyboard, violin
Tony Dean: drums (tracks 3, 4, 6 & 8), backing vocals
John Turnbull: bass guitar
Ben Stewart: bass guitar (tracks 4 & 6), drum programming, acoustic guitar, backing vocals, salt & pepper & sugar

Tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 8 & 9 music and lyrics by Emma Dean
Track 5 music by Emma Dean, lyrics by Emma Dean and Ben Stewart
Tracks 3, 6 music and lyrics by Emma Dean and Ben Stewart
Track 10 music and lyrics by Ben Stewart

Produced by Ben Stewart and Emma Dean
Recorded by Ben Stewart at Ultrasonique Audio, The Old Museum and The Mobile Hotbox
Mixed by Ben Stewart at Massive Masters and Sounds Like Butter
Mastered by Matthew Redlich @ Massive Masters
Graphic Design by Ben Stewart
Photography by Kate Davies @ KD Photography

Additional Credits
Sincerely Fearful video clip directed by Jonny Williams
Stuck in the Mud video clip directed by Eric Figeuroa
[Full video clip details on Videos page]
Digibooks designed by Paul Murray

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Emma Dean Brisbane, Australia

Heralded for her captivating vocals by the New York Post, singer-songwriter Emma Dean has returned to her stomping ground in Brisbane with a sensuous, electric new sound. Her upcoming single “Feed It” is an intimate anthem: Dean layers trademark heart-opening lyrics with addictive hooks. Her voice, mellifluous but powerful, is incandescent in performance — an uncanny, moving life-force. ... more

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Track Name: Emma Dean meets Dr Dream
Dr Dream has a way with words when I'm broken
Peel my skin for a sneaky peak and i'm chokin'
Burn me down like an ashtray and i'll be smokin'
For Dr Dream has a way of keeping me crazy
like a loon is that amazing?
I'll be coming home

What did I tell you? What did I tell you honey?
He's not making me better, I think I should ask for my money back
and what did I tell you? Am I fucking crazy?
For Dr dream has been and gone and I still live in an imaginarium

Dr Dream has a way of twisting the truth dear
He sits me down on his big black chair and he whispers in my ear
He says “there's nothing wrong with dialogue between yourself and an imaginary friend or three”
And I say “well that's great but I can't hear myself think and lately I can barely feel myself breathe”
Oh crazy like a loon, is that amazing?
I'll be coming home

What did I tell you? What did I tell you honey?
He's not making me better, I think I should ask for my money back
and what did I tell you? Am I fucking crazy?
For Dr dream has been and gone and I still live in an imaginarium

What did I tell you? What did I tell you honey?
He's not making me better, I think I should ask for my money back
What did I tell you? What did I tell you honey?
He's not making me better – I think I should ask for my money back
I think I should ask for my money back
Am I fucking crazy?
For Dr Dream has been and gone
And all this madness lingers on
An empty rocking horse rocks on
I'm in the corner curtains drawn
And Dr Dream has been and gone
And I still live in an imaginarium
Track Name: Bigger Than You Bigger Than Me
Bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me, bigger than you

When I'm all alone I dream that I live for the circus
And I travel by a horse and cart la la la la

When I'm all alone I picture myself as a dancer
Swirling for the men in sequins la la la la la

And I'll be part of something bigger than this emptiness and liquor
And I'll be stronger than a giant

I'll make sure you can join my chorus
We won't be scared of what came before us
For I'll be part of something bigger
Bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me
Bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me

When I'm all alone I dream that I'm a sword swallower
And I'll make the people squirm and scream la la la la

When I'm all alone I wish that I was not alone
Surrounded by the freaks who love me la la la la la

And I'll be part of something bigger than this emptiness and liquor
And I'll be stronger than a giant

I'll make sure you can join my chorus
We won't be scared of what came before us
For I'll be part of something bigger
Bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me
Bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me

If you could see me now you may just change your mind and say
“ That girls going places, I was wrong to turn my head and look away
Not just a pretty picture, she's part of something bigger
Bigger than you bigger than me”...

And I'll be stronger than a giant

I'll make sure you can join my chorus
We won't be scared of what came before us
For I'll be part of something bigger
So don't be scared to scream your lungs out
And tell the world what these freaks are about
And we'll be part of something bigger
I'll make sure you can join my chorus
We won't be scared of what came before us
For I'll be part of something bigger
Bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me
Bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me
Bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me
Bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me...
Track Name: Sincerely Fearful
I just can't live without it X 2

I am sincerely fearful of the voices in my head that tell me
“ honey make your mind up we're giving you the wind up little lady”
I am sincerely fearful of the choices that I face should I show you
What's under the wrapping there could be something lacking

CHORUS
Could you fade me in
And could you fade me out?
And could you fade me in?
If you're not in doubt?
And could you lie to me?
And could you call me Gwenda?
And could we just pretenda
And could we just pretend?

I am sincerely fearful of admitting I'm afraid so I think I'll
try to blow your brains out, hope I can get the stains out and say this never happened
I am sincerely fearful of the truth that I will face so I think I'll...
I'll get liposuction, botox, a breast reduction


CHORUS

I just can't live without it
I just can't live without it
I just can't live without sincerely fearing you oh X 2
If you wanna be the switch I can be the angry bitch
I'd like to be the one who can turn this off, who can turn this on wooo
I'd like to be the one who can turn this off, who can turn this on

CHORUS X 2
Track Name: Stuck In The Mud
Sometimes I look at you and think that you’re beautiful
Stylishly so, in an “I don’t care” way
And I stare at you from behind painted glass windows
The colour depending on what kind of day
And my hands press up against the glass – I can’t reach you
So surely I will not be able to teach you
Your worth…but I’ll pray for you every night

And as I melt away I forget that once
I would dance all day to the dream I’ve yet to touch
But how dreams fade when they get stuck in the mud

Sometimes I look at you and wonder if I am what’s
Bringing you down to the ground and I ponder
“ maybe I should work with flowers? Or go back and
Study significant things you get paid for?”
But hurry cos I’m getting older and they're getting younger
And I feel like everyone’s staring at me
I don’t know what you want me to be

But as I melt away I forget that once
I would dance all day to the dream I’ve yet to touch
But how dreams fade when they get stuck in the mud

Am I aching your heart or just mine?
Will it be ok if I start walking in time?
And for you I would nail myself to the wall
But I’ll hate you for it…

Sometimes I look at you and think
I love you so much that I’d give all this up
If it meant you could hold me and know I was here in the moment
And not with the puzzle and how to solve it
But I don’t know when I’m allowed to be happy or proud
So I’ll always tone down did you figure it out?
I’ve wanted to scream and shout

And as I melt away I forget that once
I would dance all day to the dream I’ve yet to touch
But how dreams fade when they get stuck in the mud X 2
Track Name: Thieving Hearts
Once a thieving scoundrel dared, me to steal your underwear
The silk did trickle down your legs, to your ankles pink as pigs
Father told me I was wrong and mother sang a Christian song
Their hurtful words they stung my mouth, and filled my belly fat with doubt

Oh touch me in this sharp light
I've been aching through the night
Thieving hearts meet after curfew
You know where I'll be waiting for you...

Lover love me or let me go, so this guilt can melt like snow
And fill the streams that wash my hair of what a thieving scoundrel dared

Oh touch me in this sharp light
I've been aching through the night
Thieving hearts meet after curfew
You know where I'll be waiting for you...

Open up your window love
(where I'll be waiting for you...)

Climb through my window tonight and cast us both in this sharp light
and blood will run like scarlet freedom
Track Name: Thunder
If you were a hand I’d clap with you
If you were a mess I’d clean you up
If you were a short dress I’d probably wish you were shorter

If you were a holiday you’d be Halloween
We’d dress up as ghosts I’d help you spook out a family,
haunt them until they leave so you are alone with me always

And I promise you I promise you
there’ll always be a place for you in my old heart
I promise you I promise you
there’ll always be a place for you in my old heart

CHORUS
For nothing compares to this thunder inside
When it rumbles like the deepest bass in the choir
When the temperatures rising – you feel you’re on fire
When you love me tonight

If you were a mandolin I’d tremolo
In the orchestra you’d be the piccolo solo
And sing over the harmony as I conduct you

If you were a hitchhiker I’d drive you home
You’d take me in for coffee and I’d never go
I’d tie you to the bed so I can be alone with you always

And I promise you I promise you
there’ll always be a place for you in my old heart
Yes I promise you I promise you
there’ll always be a place for you in my old heart

CHORUS

I hope that you can just begin to understand
The magic that I feel even when you just hold my hand
But do you think you'll feel this Thunder?
Do you want to feel this thunder thunder?
Do you want to feel this thunder thunder?
For nothing compares to this thunder inside?

CHORUS

Do you want to feel this thunder?
Track Name: Sharks
There are sharks in my pool
and I think they're just playing mean and cruel
but it makes me sad that I can't swim
and ask my friends 'round to jump on in

'Cos if I trusted them to not eat me alive, eat me alive
I would be desert – sugar and spice, they'd eat me alive

There are hawks in my sky
and they are swooping as I pass by
The thickness of my skin don't count
when they're scratching at my eye

'Cos if I trusted them to not eat me alive, eat me alive
I would be desert – served with a warm chai, they'd eat me alive

Now it's time to call or fold
To turn the young in to the old
To turn the weak in to the wise
The circus freak with no disguise

'Cos if I trusted them to not eat me alive, eat me alive
I would be desert served with a warm chai, they'd eat me alive

There are sharks in my pool
and I think they're just playing mean and cruel
but it makes me sad that I can't swim
and ask my friends around to jump on in
Track Name: Something They Can Hold
Sally wanted the world
but hadn't a clue
how she would be heard
So one day she drove
herself to the cliffs
and sang of her love
then threw herself in
so no one forgot

But everyone has a name
and hers will be sold
again and again
as stories are told
And as time moves on
she'll wonder if darkness
ever becomes
something she can hold

David always fell short
at least so he thought
a job he could not
hold down for a fortnight
His bills piled up
right next to his pills
and one day he thought
“ man I've had my fill”

But everyone has a name
and his will be sold
again and again
as stories are told
And as time moves on
he'll wonder if darkness
ever becomes
something he can hold

No brave sacrifice
just loads of regret
and it's not that nice
when you can't forget
the warmth of his skin
the smell of her hair
and all you can wish
is “take me back there”

The magic is lost
when you disconnect
for you can't rewind
when you've hit eject
And as time moves on
you'll long for that friend
who told you the truth
who would not pretend

And I have a name
and it will be sold
again and again
as stories are told
And as time moves on
I'll wonder if darkness
ever becomes
something I can hold
Track Name: No!
Tell me what's wrong with the way that I am
Don't fit in your boxes you don't understand?
Suspended in “almost” in “maybe” in “um”
Fill me with self doubt before I've begin

Talk to me talk to me tell me the truth
You reject me 'cause I'm better than you
Well look in the mirror and see the decay
I'll eat you for breakfast oh one of these days

'Cause there's no way you know better
I'll piss on your letter
And it will make me stronger
And you will regret it
But if you ever want me
If you ever want me
I'll be waiting here to tell you...
no! NO!

Tell me what's wrong with the way that I think
Am I like a plug that don't fit in your sink?
I filter your bull shit – it falls down the drown
But waiting for answers is like catching rain

'Cause there's no way you know better
I'll piss on your letter
And it will make me stronger
And you will regret it
But if you ever want me
If you ever want me
I'll be waiting here to tell you...
no! NO!

Everyone everyone has a beat that they drum
Everyone everyone has a song that is sung
Everyone everyone has a moment in time
This is mine, this is mine
This is mine, this is mine

'Cause there's no way you know better
I'll piss on your letter
And it will make me stronger
And you will regret it
There's no way you know better
I'll piss on your letter
And it will make me stronger
And you will regret it
But if you ever want me
If you ever want me
I'll be waiting here to tell you...
no! NO!
Track Name: I Keep On Losing Myself
I keep on losing myself
I'm not under the rug
I'm not behind the curtain
I keep on losing myself
so I'm filling up the hole
by filling up my holes

And I don't know if I will be seen again
Yes I don't know if I will be seen, will be seen...

Doctor Doctor won't you please help me, I'm swollen
and tearing at the seams, I'm broken
won't you make this right
I'll put it on my credit card

I keep on losing myself
I'm not behind the clouds
or underneath the staircase
I keep on losing myself
so I'm dressing like a slut
because don't people like sluts?

And I don't know if I will be seen again
Yes I don't know if I will be seen, will be seen...

Doctor Doctor won't you please help me I'm swollen
and tearing at the seams, I'm broken
won't you make this right
I'll make it worth your while... if you let me

Stop rolling around raise a hallelujah
I just figured it out it's an early warning
What! what! Not right in the head?
You're a razor on my arm to slice at the threads
And, you're fraying at the edges, hiding on corners, discretely naked
blending into the air and I keep on losing, keep on losing myself

I'm not under the rug
I'm not behind the curtain...

Doctor Doctor won't you please help me I'm swollen
and tearing at the seams, I'm broken
won't you make this...

Doctor Doctor won't you please help me I'm swollen
and tearing at the seams, I'm broken
won't you you make this right
I'll put it on my credit card

I don't know if I will be seen again
Yes I don't know if I will be seen, will be seen...again!