Dreams & Nightmares

by Jay Regan

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released May 15, 2014

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Jay Regan Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hi, I am Jay Regan, Singer songwriter from Philadelphia. My music is acoustic based rock and has been described as modern day 60's music full of protest, peace and love. My second CD will be/was released 4/7/17 and is more "dirty" but still covers many different styles. ... more

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Track Name: Alone
Lost myself in a hurricane
It's been 10 years yet I still feel the pain
of the fleeting moments trapped inside the eye

I thought I found my successor
but the blinding truth of the wise one turning fool
I am left here to contemplate my life

Although I knew all the answers
My soul still ignored the thing I could not see
when the portrait I gazed upon was clear as day

All that's left is the turmoil
the hatred, violence and catastrophes
of the great ones who thought themselves above it all

Still I find myself, longing for the past, yet I'll never find my way alone
The wind outside is biting and chills me to the bone, and I'll never find my way all alone.

In pursuit of distractions, to ease my own ennui
I'm forced to be a child in my mind

Barefoot in an empty lot
strewn with shards of glass,
I realize the things we left behind

I need to call on all my strength to get me to the day,
where I won't be afraid on my own
Flesh and blood and delicate, I used to be so strong,
and I'll never find my way all alone.

I tried so hard to sanitize, and drink myself to sleep,
because I didn't want to be all alone alone
It's time I ventured down the path, to take me to my home.
Where I wont have to be all alone . . .
Track Name: Soar
Somethings are handed down just to defeat us
a world below built by souls Without good intension
I seldom had someone who knew and respected
The ones that did I kept things hid and that's my redemption.

Begin again to soar to the clouds, i don't know
How to fly like you but we miss you

This song came to me while I laid there
a world up high, in a dream, surrounded by butterflies
You'll never know, never know burning bushes and caverns
They exist in our minds, in our hearts, and our play things

Begin again to soar to the clouds, i don't know
How to fly like you but we miss you and your smile
Begin again to soar to the clouds, i don't know
How you fly like you but I miss you

Well you know that fate plays tricks in life
and you know what that means to me I can see in the dark
Track Name: The Load
Where I go the lights will always go
and where I've been the light will surely be there
I don't know I guess my curse became a grace
Saved my soul perhaps I'll never know

Awake in the morning, begin another day
Blessed with this moment at times it's stripped away
I'll tell you when I find out, how or why I feel
Oh another day, another chance to make me smile

Won't somebody pick up the load
'Cause I finding it so hard to fight it
Won't somebody pick up the load
'Cause I'm finding it almost impossible for me to be
who you want me to be

Mama once told me, in my ears at night, when I was a child
Though it seems so long ago
She said, stop your crying you are yound
When you grow up the things you'll learn will make you cry

Awake in the morning, remember what she said
The truth in her wisdom has condemed me again
I'll tell ya when I find out how or why I feel
Oh another day, another chance to make me smile

Won't somebody pick up the load
'Cause I finding it so hard to fight it
Won't somebody pick up the load
'Cause I'm finding it almost impossible for me to be
who you want me to be
Track Name: Curses
I should have seen it for the first time
You weren’t meant to be mine
Take a trip from emotion
Then you will see what’s right

I can not live someone’s curses
I can’t live someone’s lies
All this crap is frightening
Sharing life is sharing someone’s crime

And if you see me in the corner
Enigmatic no, it’s just I’m shy
Living life behind a curtain
Is no way to be a human being

Take this life from me
I’ve lived long enough you see
I can’t see going on
I’m so depressed I wish someone would take my own

I can’t live someone’s curses
I can’t live someone’s lies
All this crap is frightening
Sharing life is sharing someone’s crime
Track Name: Blame
Dreaming of something, lying and waiting,
for you to, come into my life, I don't know
Prince or a pauper, Cindy Lauper is playing on the radio,
all the time, in my mind

Do you think sometimes, we're all the same
Do you think sometimes we're all to blame
I don't know, who's to blame, i just don't know . . .

Primping in mirrors, hiding in attics,
how can this feel so right and so wrong, I give up
Once was a child, lost in confusion,
beaten, sacrifice my love, for the world . . .

Do you think sometimes, we're all the same
Do you think sometimes we're all to blame
I don't know, who's to blame, i just don't know . . .

Do you think sometimes, it's all a game
Do you think sometimes we're all to blame
I don't know, who's to blame, i just don't know . . .
I am to blame . . .
Imagine my disgust, I'm to blame . . .
Track Name: Red Hot Mama
I met her in a hotel bar
On my way from Chesapeake
Some girls are meant to be stars
Even without silver screens

A sharp tongued red head lady
Sitting there biting her thumb
She said slide over Larry
He said my name is John

He should've realized
What she'd see in him
He was out of her league

She was a red hot mama
Who came from Alabama
But grew up in New Orleans
She was a high class lady
Who never said maybe
More explosive than gasoline

She slow danced to Earth, Wind and Fire
Bogalooed to the blues
Marched to beat of a drummer
Who never even had a clue
He was just, some kind of salesman
Hailing from the state of PA
Who was led up, set up, shut down, laid down
Woke up in the morning and his wallet was gone

He should've realized, what she'd see in him
Drink-ing clouded his mind, oh lord
You may sympathize, But I realized
What a hell of a time

She was a red hot mama
Who came from Alabama
But grew up in New Orleans
She was a high class lady
Who never said maybe
More explosive than gasoline
Track Name: Loser
Listen what I say to you I’ll never change
I’ll be gone and forgotten
It’s a shame I feel this way but I’ll never change
I’ll be gone and forgotten

You see I’m a loser
You see I’m a stranger
You see I don’t know how to feel about things
You see more than me

Many times I tried to catch, spirits in my mind
I am lost and enlightened
Packed my things inside a box for all the world to see
I have grown, but not blossomed

You see I’m a loser
You see I’m in danger
You see I don’t know how to feel about things
You see more than me

Listen what I say to you I won’t be here long
I’ll be gone and forgotten
Track Name: Know Enough Already
Sticks and stones can break my bones, words will never kill me
Every image that I see, they don’t thrill me at all, yeah I know

When life gets to close the praying mantis kiss me
Social issues running hot in this screwed up civilization
I know, yeah I know

I don’t wanna find out anymore, I know enough already
I don’t wanna find out anymore

The media builds itself on sensationalzation
Scenes of violence are not an invitation I know, yeah I know

Every now and then I drive off to the country
Envision us sometimes in this peaceful situation I know,
yeah yeah yeah I know – uhh ho

I don’t wanna find out anymore, I know enough already
I don’t wanna find out anymore, yeah yeah yeah

Solo

I don’t wanna find out anymore, I know enough already
I don’t wanna find out anymore, I know enough already
I don’t wanna find out anymore, I know enough already
I don’t wanna find out ---------- anymore
Track Name: In Search Of
No one sees me now, I crawl across the floor
Aware of my existence, adolescent dreams are gone
Almost finished now, I walk a thousand miles, in shoes of many people In search of something gone . . .

I know, (I know) I've seen, (i've seen) I have been there, (been there) and places in between

Heaven waits for no one, alone is alone again
Be glad you're naive, hope is hope again
I know I speak in mysteries, afraid of something wrong
Insecure in my knowledge
In search of something gone . . .

I know, (I know) I've seen, (i've seen) I have been there, (been there) and places in between
oH Yeah
Solo

Alas I'm feeling comfort, back where I come from,
journey through the cosmos never to return
Completed my mission (mission) to search for a better life
all I found is nothing (nothing) in search of something gone . . .

I know, (I know) I've seen, (i've seen) I have been there, (been there) and places in between
I know, I've seen, the look of desperate people living in their dreams
I know, I’ve seen, I’ve been there and places in between
I know, (I know) I’ve seen, (I’ve seen) the look of desperate people
(the desperate people) living in their dreams
Track Name: Chains
I seem so ordinary, I seem so ordinary I am a star, traveled so far
Someday you'll get to know me, 'til then be sure you're worthy
I am too kind, shelter your mind

Why can't you be more trusting, why don't you just become aware and share
I'm not too blind to realize this is not easy for you

Circles linked forming bands of steel that dig in to your mind and hold you down

I know you're trying to hurt me, I know you're trying to hurt me
cast your stones, break my bones
You wish to be somebody 'cause you don't like who you are
What a shame, who is to blame?

Why don't you like who you are, why won't your old wounds go away and stay?
I'm not just here to stop you, to bash or worse to judge you

Circles linked forming bands of steel that dig in to your mind and hold you down

Please remind me to tell the stories of all the lessons I've learn
Won't you listen, try not to fall in, and make the wrong turns we made

In time I think you'll realize in youth your time is here and now so play
but when it's time to grow up don't dump what youth has taught you

Circles linked forming bands of steel that dig in to your mind and hold you down, no

SOLO

Why can't you be more trusting
Why don't you just become aware and share

Why don't you like who you are,
why won't your old wounds go away and stay

In time I think you'll realize in youth your time is here and now so play
I'm not just here to stop you, to bash or worse to judge you

Circles linked forming bands of steel that dig in to your mind and hold you down
Circles linked forming bands of steel that dig in to your mind and hold you down
Yeah, Break these chains, these chains, these chains, these chains
Track Name: Nightmares
Nightmares, Dream scares
There's a notice in my mind
Screwed up lives, transcend
Well I just don't understand
Tiny pictures, rainind down
One hand reaches out for another and then pulling back
Sahdowy figures dance along the walls
and I notice, nothing's changed
nothing ever changes, it's all the same
nighmares and dreams
It's all the same
Track Name: Dreams
People smile when they look at me
there's things they will never see
'cause there's no way but down
Born to a life where I could have been
anything I pleased
but there's no way but down

A deep dark mood gets a hold of me and I can not feel a thing
There is no joy or comfort all I hope is when I sleep I'll dream

There was a time, that I used to pray
To save me from this life
but there's no way but down
I look at the man nailed upon the cross
I wonder how that feels
but there's no way but down

A deep dark mood gets a hold of me and I can not feel a thing
There is no joy or comfort all I hope is when I sleep I'll dream

A long time ago when I felt this way, I still had some resolve
but there's no way but down
I stare at the clock and it occurs to me
it's shorter when I dream
but there's no way but down

A deep dark mood gets a hold of me and I can not feel a thing
There is no joy or comfort or drug to rescue me
I'm trap in my existence with no where else to go
There is hope in the knowledge that when I fall sleep I’ll dream
I’ll dream – yeah
Track Name: How Should I Know
I see you in the garden wearing your dirty clothes
burying something deeply, something that'll never grow
look inside the mourning, tell me what do you see
hopes and dreams are faded and so is reality

Well I don't know, enough to know the story
and I haven't lived that lonf
and I don't know all the circumstances
how is it that I should know
how should I know

I see you in the cloakroom washing your dirty mind
try as hard s you feel like, no one will ever find out
on the path of destruction, far to gone, far to gone
you're guilty by association the case against you is strong

Well I don't know, enough to know the story
and I haven't lived that lonf
and I don't know all the circumstances
how is it that I should know
how should I know
Track Name: Last Time
See light fading and you mesmerizing smile
Your raw emotions will keep you honest for a while
You bring a sandstorm to a happy ending day
are you lonely just like me

Will you learn, learn to fly away
Will you burn, burn on judgment day
will you take back everything you received
or will you live a life full of misery

It’s the last time, for me It’s got to end
It’s the last time shattered lives
Well it so cold when you haven’t got a smile
are you lonely just like me are you broken just like me

You hear me talking am I talking to my self
raindrops are falling I hear them on the roof
The weather outside, It’s the same in hear

Will you learn, learn to fly away
Will you burn, burn on judgment day
will you take back everything you received
or will you live a life full of misery

It’s the last time, for me It’s got to end
It’s the last time shattered lives
Well it so cold when you haven’t got a smile
are you lonely just like me are you broken just like me

Solo

It’s the last time, for me It’s got to end
It’s the last time shattered lives
Well it so cold when you haven’t got a smile
are you lonely just like me are you broken just like me
Track Name: Mother Earth
And I Can't love anyone or anything without the benefit of you
Can't Love Anyone or Anything - - Without You

Marvin sang a song, ohhhhh, not so long ago
The mess-age was clear, to clear to be ignored
All the answers live inside most everyone
Driven by the wind and powered by the sun

And I Can't love anyone or anything without the benefit of you
Can't Love Anyone or Anything - - Without You

When I was a child ohhhhh, I remember the fun
Of running through the fields - - of what was Werner's farm
Then the men came and pushed and burn it to the ground
Never to be seen again and never to be found

And I Can't love anyone or anything without the benefit of you Can't Love Anyone or Anything - - Without You

Poison fish that swim in the sea
Our ground water's tainted history
I hear you say why even try?
It's not for us but our children that I cry, I'll tell you why . . . It'll set you free!

And I Can't love anyone or anything without the benefit of you
Can't Love Anyone or Anything - - - Without You, oooo oooo yeah

Mother Nature's spoiled, rotten child
Drive your fuel car straight into denial
I hear you say, what can one person do?
It's not for us but for everyone like you; just tell the truth . . .
It'll set you free!

And I Can't love anyone or anything without the benefit of you
Can't Love Anyone or Anything without respect for you
Can't Love Anyone or Anything without respect for you
Can't love anyone or anything --- Without You, You, You
Without You, You, You, Without respect for you . . . It'll set you free!