Ordinary Dreamer

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You were once my fuel,
you kept me burning and I kept returning for more.

I was once your fool, well,
twice your fool, but the third time it's on me.

But it's not like that anymore,
because I don't need your permission to explore.

Chorus:
I'll find out for myself.
I'll make my own mistakes.
I am not blameless, I'm not perfect,
I'm just an ordinary dreamer, nothing more.

I was once in love, well,
at least in my own way, but I couldn't maintain the high.

I was two steps closer,
one step closer, but always just out of reach.

But it's not like that anymore,
because I found another way to open the same door.

Chorus

It dreamed to me one night,
a lighthouse burning bright.
Through hell's bitter gale,
its radiance did prevail.

Chorus

I'm not shameless, I have defects.
Sometimes I fuck up, sometimes I lose it.
Sometimes I'm just not that much fun to be with.
But that's alright, that's ok.
I wouldn't want it any other way.
'Cause I'm just an ordinary dreamer.

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from The Bleak, Barbarian Pines EP, track released September 30, 2014
Music and lyrics by Kyle Rightley

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Kyle Rightley Madison, Wisconsin

Kyle Rightley enjoys an active career as a performer and composer in a wide variety of musical genres. He has contributed as a guitarist, songwriter, and arranger to award-winning rock/pop groups The Big Payback, Driveway Thriftdwellers, and his solo project, Io. He has been featured as a trombone player with Five Points Jazz Collective, The Gadjo Players, and Charlie Painter and Friends. ... more

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