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Splinter Fish - Before The Dreaming

Early Splinter Fish song and show staple to the end.

Studio RecordingsEdit

Before The Dreaming (Demo) - 3:14 - Recorded for the 3-song Splinter Fish Demo Cassette, early 1988.
Before The Dreaming (Demo)
Before The Dreaming (Pre-Mix) - 3:19 - From the pre-production tape made in the fall of 1988. This is the stereo mix dubbed from the original 4-track cassette soon after recording.
Before The Dreaming (Pre-Mix)
Before The Dreaming (Pre-4) - 3:17 - This is the mix made from the original deteriorating 4-track cassette.
Before The Dreaming (Pre-4)
Before The Dreaming - 3:25 - The studio version off of the LP and cassette release of the Splinter Fish debut album.
Before The Dreaming

Live RecordingsEdit

Before The Dreaming 880911 - 3:23 - Recorded at The Bird in Albuquerque, NM on September 11, 1988.
Before The Dreaming 880911
Before The Dreaming 880927 - 3:23 - Recorded at El Rey Theater in Albuquerque, NM on September 27, 1988.
Before The Dreaming 880927
Before The Dreaming 890123 - 3:14 - Recorded at The Bird on Gibson in Albuquerque, NM on January 23, 1989.
Before The Dreaming 890123
Before The Dreaming 890128 - 3:09 - Recorded at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, NM on January 28, 1989.
Before The Dreaming 890128
Before The Dreaming 890923 - 3:13 - Recorded at El Rey Theater in Albuquerque, NM on September 23, 1989.
Before The Dreaming 890923
Before The Dreaming 900216 - 3:14 - Recorded at The Concrete Canoe in Las Cruces, NM on February 16, 1990.
Before The Dreaming 900216
Before The Dreaming 900900 - 3:13 - Recorded to 4-track cassette at El Quinto Sol in Dixon, NM sometime in the fall of 1990.
Before The Dreaming 900900
Before The Dreaming 901013 - 3:00 - Recorded live on the KUNM Live Variety Show on October 13, 1990.
Before The Dreaming 901013
Before The Dreaming 910126 - 3:11 - Recorded at The Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque, NM on January 26, 1991.
Before The Dreaming 910126
Before The Dreaming 910228 - 3:13 - Recorded at the final show at The Fat Chance Bar & Grill in Albuquerque, NM on February 28, 1991.
Before The Dreaming 910228

LyricsEdit

Jennifer has blue eyes
Jennifer has blue eyes

Broadcast misconceptions
They're bouncing between the oceans
I'm breaking
Into little shards
I get older, I get older

...and they see

A man here, this woman
These people staggering in their fatigue
Find their doors, something to eat
Sit on the couch, refuse to sleep
Before...

Hey lookout, in the crow's nest
Hey lookout, what do you see
On the horizon, documentation
And plaster casts
Of footprints on the water
Footprints on the water

...and they see

If they could distance the world
If they could have felt more productive today
If they hadn't been so tired they might have
Kept their posessions about them today
Before...

They'll leave their posessions
In a dry, ancient place
For their broken, heaving children
To excavate
Dying to look inside, but afraid
Dying to look inside, but afraid

Before the dreaming
Before the dreaming
Before the dreaming
Before the dreaming

Holy desert, for ages
Where their eyes soak their containers
And some dream fire
And some dream ocean
And the pain, or the lack of air
Force their eyelids up again
and they see

More than they have yet to see
and they see more than they have yet to see
and they see more than they have yet to see
and they see more than they have yet to see

That all you have
Are pieces of a gourd
When the water runs out
Do you trust yourself


© 1988 Chuck Hawley