Birds of Relocation – Track 6: Today Dream

Birds of Relocation – Track 6: Today Dream

I’m really very talented at daydreaming, at wishing away the days, at allowing my mind to wander, at avoiding or ignoring reality. Just ask my wife. In a dangerous and perhaps ill-advised move, I sought to put myself in her shoes, reminding me — hubby and friend — to snap out of false worlds, to return to and bask in reality (as plain, stale, or frustrating as it may be) and to appreciate what is here and now: the gifts in front of me awaiting the polish of recognition and attention.

“Today Dream”


The thing about daydreams
When they stop you in your place
It takes all your maybes
And turns them into present state

Turn it over and inside out
Repeal the thoughts that steal right now

Lost in a daydream and gone far away
Am I just a shadow to cross your face?
No one needs you more than I do now
To wake up from your daydream

The thing about beauty
When it moves you from your place
With eyes open wide
You can see the world through common grace

There is nothing so profound
As this moment here and now

Lost in a daydream and gone far away
Am I just a shadow to cross your face?
No one needs you more than I do now
To wake up from your daydream

There you go, you disappear off to some place better
And you pretend it’s forever and always
So you disengage

Lost in a daydream
No one needs you more than I do now
So wake up now ‘cause it only gets better
And live your life just like a purloined letter
Wake up from your daydream