Dreams Before They Die

from Damn Fine Live vol 2 by Up in the Air

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Latin flavored tune written in 1985 for the Abalone Alliance get together, after Diablo Canyon was licensed and everybody was kind of down. Had to remind ourselves that we did in fact have a long term positive effect on the nuclear energy debate.

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Dreams Before They Die
by John Beccia

So many people saying that we're crazy
Nothing we can do will change the world
All of us are dreaming of
A future built upon our love
A love that holds these things we're dreaming of
We're dreaming of
Time's a raging river rushin' right on by
Got to reach out for your dreams before they die
Time's a raging river rushin' right on by
Got to reach out for your dreams before they die

Every person has the power inside them
To stand up for the things they think are right
Everybody's reaching for
The key that opens heavens' door
The door that holds the things we're dreaming of
We're dreaming of
Time's a raging river rushin' right on by
Got to reach out for your dreams before they die
Time's a raging river rushin' right on by
Got to reach out for your dreams before they die

The human race creates it's own destruction
So many different ways to end it all
Got to stand up while we can
Love in our hearts, sweat on our hands
The hands that hold the things we're dreaming of
We're dreaming of
Time's a raging river rushin' right on by
Got to reach out for your dreams before they die
Time's a raging river rushin' right on by
Got to reach out for your dreams before they die

credits

from Damn Fine Live vol 2, released April 1, 2012
lead vocal John Beccia
Emy Bruzzo and Laura Herzberg background vocals
Larry Hoffman flute
Tom Bruner bone
John Beccia Keys
David Singer ripping electric guitar solo

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Up in the Air Santa Margarita, California

Up in the Air blends elements of structure and improvisation into musical styles as varied as folk, pop, dixieland, bluegrass, latin, and worldbeat. The result is a fresh and ultimately dancable musical experience with a conspicuously multi-cultural sound. Their original songs center on themes of social equity and justice, environmental consciousness, love, and respect for others. ... more

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