Onion Dream

by Meghan Cary

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about

Meghan Cary's Sophomore effort was named one of the "top 10 CD's of 2001" along with new releases from John Hiatt, Jonatha Brooke and John Gorka. "Caught up in the momentum, it's easy to lose sight of the dream. Luckily, many angels along the way reminded me to simply open my eyes."

credits

released 05 May 2001

Meghan Cary: vocals, acoustic guitar
Andy Blecher: guitar
jonathan Dinklage: fiddle
John Ginty: hammond B3 organ
Doug Hinrichs: percussion
Melinda Klump: backing vocals
Anthony Krizan: guitar, bass
Kevin Lacy: bass, guitar, percussion
Renae Morway-Baker: backing vocals
Fred Pellegrini: add'al guitar and giggles
George G. Recile: drums

Produced by: Kevin Lacy and Meghan Cary
Engineered by: Kevin Lacy @ Freudian Slip Recording and Anthony Krizan @ Sonic Boom Studios
All Songs Written by: Meghan Cary
Mastered by: David Torry @ DRT Mastering
Additional Production by:George G. Recile
Additional Engineering by: Tony Maimone and Joel Hamilton @ Studio G
graphic Design by: Paul Katz
Photography by: Joel Nisson

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Track Name: This Angel
You saw the truth of me and believed
I could be anything
You had the faith in me I need
To be everything I dreamed
I dreamed I would sail the sea
And still return to you
I dreamed I would climb the highest
Mountain for the view
Just for the view

You held my hand and I could fly
I never thought to think it through
Never thought that it might die
This light I found in you
And here I am above the clouds prepared to soar
But I don’t know how to work these wings anymore
Anymore

Now I don’t recall the magic
Of your eyes and that is tragic
And I don’t recall the angel
That you once taught me to be
No I don’t recall the magic

Where is the old silk hat
To bring me back to life?
Where is your magic wand
To make this angel fly?
Angel fly
This angel wants to fly

You find a fire I’ll walk right through
I would go anywhere
No questions asked to be with you
I knew you’d always be there
I knew you would always be with me
To lead the way
How could I have ever know
Where I’d find myself today?
Today…

Now I don’t recall the magic
That I once saw in your eyes
But perhaps I see the angel
Beneath this new disguise

Who needs an old silk hat
To bring me back to life?
Who needs your magic wand
This angel still can fly
Still can fly
This angel still can fly

I see the truth of me and believe
I can be anything
Track Name: Onion Dream
Maybe its the weather;
Could be the moon.
But I've lost the faith I need,
And I hope it comes back soon.

I miss the seasons;
I miss the sky.
The voice of a robin
That once could make me cry.

I'm Peeling the layers
And finding the core.
Wondering if there's me in there
Anymore.

Maybe its youth
That abandoned me here;
Focused and empty
My soul is running clear.

Sometime ago
I met the devil it seems;
And I sold him my soul for this damned
Onion dream.

And I'm searching for answers now
In everybody's eyes.
I can't tell the truth
But I can damn sure recognize
The lie
In this onion dream

Maybe I'll get drunk
And laugh for a while.
Laugh far too loud
Just to pass thru a smile.

And I have momentum
They call it success
But I look in the mirror and all I see
Is a goddamn mess
in this onion dream
in this onion dream
in this onion dream
Track Name: Zero mph
The weather man says the wind's out of the southeast today
Travelling at zero miles per hour (that's pretty damn slow)
What I need to know is where's the air that's going to lift these beads of sweat from my brow?
Where are you wind now?

The wind through the trees tends to ease my mind
blowing the clouds around reveals a silver lining
What I need to know is where's the breeze that's going to ease these furrowed linese from my brow?
Where are you wind now?

You told me that you'd come back like the wind into my life
To remind me of all the things I've learned through the sorrow and the strife.
I'm listening for the wind now as it brushes through the trees
I'm praying that you'll answer me with the rustle of the leaves
Answer somehow
Where are you wind now?

I wish the wind would carry me though my everyday
It's absence leaves me wondering why I came this way
What I'm praying for is a gale to blow my mind and leave behind these thoughts of you
Come on wind blow through

And you told me that you'd come back like the wind into my life
To remind me of all the things I've learned through the sorrow and the strife.
Now I'm listening for the wind now as it brushes through the trees
I'm praying that you'll answer me with the rustle of the leaves
Answer somehow
Where are you wind now?
Where are you wind now?

The weather man says the wind's out of the southeast today
Travelling at zero miles per hour
Track Name: You Don't Know Me
You don't know me but I have been watching for you.
You don't know me but I know everything that you'll do.
You don't know me but I surely know you.

You're the one that I saw in my dreams
You're the one that makes it seem so real
You're the one who will break through these walls
You're the one who'll see through it all and see me
Set me free.

You don't know me but I have been watching for you.
You don't know me but I know everything that you'll do.
You don't know me but I surely know you.

You're the one who will dance in my arms and
You're the one who'll succumb to all my charms
You're the one who will brighten my days and
you're the one who'll finally find a way to this heart
That's a very good start.

I have waited, faltered, hesitated
I knew, but I never believed
Now I see you, I know it'll be you
I know that I won't be deceived

You don't know me but I have been watching for you.
You don't know me but I know everything that you'll do.
You don't know me but I surely know you.
You don't know me but I surely know you.
You don't know me but I surely know you.

You're the one who will dance in my arms
You're the one that I saw in my dreams;
You're the one who will brighten my days;
I surely know you.

You don't know me but I surely know you.
You don't know me but I surely know you.
Track Name: Lori's Song
There is a silence runs so deep
To a place she'll always keep for herself
No one else can know
How deep it goes

There is a loneliness so sharp
Cutting deep into this heart
No one else could understand
No one ever took the time to take her hand

She's all alone
In this world
And now a woman must grow
From this girl

And don't you think that if she could
She would tell you all her stories
Of every man that's battered her
And every child she worries about?
But she doesn't have the words
So she never will be heard

She keeps her peace, she keeps her head
No one can hurt her if she's dead
Just an empty shell
And she knows its just as well she hide inside

She's all alone in this world
And now a woman must grow
From this girl

There is a silence runs so deep
Track Name: Waiting
Its the day that follows Thursday
She can't get out of bed.
Those familiar words running through her head
She's heard them all before
But this time hoped for more
So in the darkness that's her mind
She rearranges
Every word.

The morning sun's reflecting
Off cobwebs in her mind
She ducks inside
Afraid of what she'll find
Believing so long
She wonders could she have been wrong?
It seems the man beyond the myth
Always
Falls behind

And she's waiting by the window.
Waiting...
And she's waiting by the window.
With a bottle of wine and a whole lot of time
On her hands.

She'll choose the myth
The truth it is too sane
She'll choose the fantasy
So he'll remain
The one who'll never part
The god who
Won her heart
The face that's always smiles
Hides a soul
Torn apart.

And she's waiting by the window.
Waiting...
And she's waiting by the window
With a bottle of wine
And a whole lot of time
On her hands

She'll understand why he went away
She'll understand why again he can't stay

And she's waiting by the window.
Waiting...
And she's waiting by the window.
With a bottle of wine and a whole lot of time
Track Name: Quiet of the Lie
I still look pretty on your arm
I laugh and smile on cue
I still have all my girlish charm
Those quirky things I do

But if you're my sugar daddy
I'm a candy coated shell
All my insides have melted away
And I guess its just as well

That I'm dying underneath the weight
Of these walls I felt the need to create
I know I could be free
But what would freedom be
There's a comfort in the quiet of this lie

I'm into my ninth life
I guess I'll lose the last to you
I won't pretend that I'll be your wife
Or that this love is true

But its convenient to have a home
So people think I'm not alone
So they'll leave me to myself
Easing into my last hell
There's a comfort in the quiet of this lie

There's a comfort in the quiet of the lie
A solitary solace in these tears that I cry
Behind closed eyes.

I'm empty once again
I guess its time for you to go
You will be the last to leave
Is it comforting to know

That I've died underneath the weight
Of these walls I felt the need to create
And now I will be free
Whatever freedom means
No more need for the shelter of the lie

The comfort in the quiet of the lie
The comfort in the quiet
The comfort in the quiet of the lie

I'm empty once again
I guess its time for you to go
Track Name: The Boy
The boy was so young and he sang about heartbreak
And long lonesome miles on the road
I listened and wondered how such tender years
Could know all that he seemed to know

His words were the kind that could pierce every pretense
Break through the numbness of beer
So I sat at the bar drinking whiskey and sorrow
With his words making love in my ear

How can a boy sing about things
No man I have ever known, knew
All that he is, is all that I wanted
But I wanted to find it in you

So I took a new road to meet my new vision
Untangle truth from desire
I carry with me the heart of a child
Burning with innocent fire

How can a boy sing about things
No man I have ever known knew
All that he is, is all that I wanted
But I wanted to find it in you
I wanted to find it in you

And I don't know what to do about, all these dreams
All these promises broken
Can't one thing just be what it seems
I want one thing to be what it seems
Track Name: So Long
I met you on Sunday
You kissed me on Monday
By Wednesday you had me in bed
What happened Tuesday is up for debate
The wine must've gone to my head

So you called me on Friday
You said you'd call Thursday
We planned to meet Saturday night
Something familiarly strange in your tone
But I told myself, hey, its alright

And I'm liquid now
Melting in your arms
Swaying to and fro
To the passion of the moment.

You didn't call Monday
You didn't call Tuesday
On Wednesday you got my machine.
By then I was wondering just what I was missing
Was there something that I should've seen

But I'm liquid now
Melting in your arms
Swaying to and fro
To the passion of the moment

And you know and I know
that this is all wrong
but I haven't felt so good in so long
So long
In so long

So I called you Friday
You called me back Sunday
Two or three weeks had gone by
The next time we spoke was on Avenue A
You couldn't look me in the eye

And I'm liquid now
Melting in your arms
Swaying to and fro
To the passion of the moment.

You know and I know
That this is all wrong
But I haven't felt so good in so long
So long
In so long

So kiss me and touch me and tell me you won't let me down
So kiss me and touch me and tell me you won't let me down
Track Name: Sorrow's Waltz
Sorrow is invading her
Sorrow is concaving her
She's falling so hard Into herself
Her eyes are quiet, she doesn't seek help

Who would've known
She would end up this way
"Miss joy and love" is falling now
She'd like to stop, but who knows how

And its time we said goodbye
And its time that she said hello
To the only love she's ever known

Up on her wrought iron perch
Wherever he is, is her church
She once found her church on a mountainside
She once found it sliding down a waterfall slide

Now she's just too tired to search
And she thinks it might be time to go
To the only love she's ever known

To laugh... To love....To cry
This is the cycle that we call life
To laugh... To love....To cry
Just doesn't seem so tough
Just doesn't seem like enough

High up above the crowd
She's flying solo now
She's sitting alone among her cigarette butts
A lifetime of promises ends in so what...

She's waving us goodbye
And she's waving him hello
He's the only love she's ever known

To laugh... To love....To cry
This is the cycle that we call life
To laugh... To love....To cry
Just doesn't seem so tough
Just doesn't seem like enough
Track Name: Rain Song
And the rain keeps falling down
Don't know where I am
Going
In this downpour

And I hear you call my name
And you tell me take my hand
And I will lead you
To a haven that I've found
...I decline

Oh can't you see?
It's this rain that's healing me
If I could only leave my mind
I'd be free

So the rain keeps falling down
And I don't know where I am
Going
It's this downpour
Hides the light you try to show me

And I hear you call my name
Hear the flicker of a flame
You say will warm me
In this cold winter rain
...I refrain

Oh can't you see?
It's this rain that's healing me
If I could only leave my mind
I'd be free
From this downpour
From my pain
Don't stop the rain