Real.

This past Monday I wrote about dreams and the effect they can have on us in our daily lives.

This is a song I started writing months ago. I had written lyrics that were deeply personal, including Ines that specifically described dreams I had.

I was lucky enough to have Adam Ezra offer to help me with a couple songs. I brought this song up. I had sent it to him a few months before to listen to. He told me that after I sent it to him, he had the chorus stuck in his head for days… “It’s not real, it’s just the night…” he sang, snapping his fingers as he went.

I was a little dumbstruck. Not only was Adam Ezra standing in front of me singing one of my songs, but he had had it stuck in his head. I would have been happy if he had said for five minutes; but he said for days.

He had great suggestions for me. He said that it should be more general. Most people haven’t dreamed about being eaten alive by a lion (as I have); but most people have dreamed about trying to run and not getting anywhere.

I thought about it, and I pushed the song aside for a while.

Then one night I had a dream.

I have no idea what the dream was. However, I woke up, and I knew exactly what I needed to do with the song. I tapped some notes into my phone, and I went about my day…

…but then, I had the song stuck in my head.

I sat down, rearranged the lyrics, made the chorus more up front and repeated, and made the words more general–which were straight out of whatever dream I had that one night.

So, here you have it, “Real.” I hope you enjoy it, and I’d love to hear your comments below.

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About Susan Pitman

Susan is an artist who grew up in Massachusetts and now lives in Texas. She writes songs, short stories, and books. You can follow @susanpitman143 on Twitter.

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