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I talk to birds, they claim I’m the lucky one / They say you fixate on flying, but we just yearn and envy for the way you run / Well if birds, they dream to run, I’m bird in a tree dreaming under the sun / Cause when I think of you, all the crazy beautiful things you do / I get high, I get so high and so I run run / I walk at night, it’s the only time I can hear myself / Digging out ideas from an orchestra of visions that are someone’s else / All our thoughts aren’t are own, we’re just living in an edit room of teleprompts and phones / And the space behind our eyes is a trophy case for Madison Ave designs / So if you don’t check your head, you better run, run / I’ll dream your mind, you can just float off and go blank for some time / I’ll blur the line, between the sapphire goblet and the cellar wine / Stories old, they dry like dirt, you better irrigate if you want earth / When the past has got your hands, you’re a push-over mannequin in a window’s quick sand / So if you dream before you sleep, you better run run, you better run run, run run


from Ghosts Be Free, released September 19, 2012
Sean Burns (vocals, acoustic guitar), Zach Gill (keys), Steve Adams (bass), Aaron Kierbel (drums), Lebo (electric guitar) Dave Mihaly (percussion, vibraphone), Andrew Macguire (congas)



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Professor Burns and the Lilac Field Berkeley, California

"Definitely headed to great places" says the San Francisco Chronicle of this Berkeley based, indie folk roots singer- songwriter. Prof. Burns is a rare musical bird with a rich history as a poet, historian, and college professor. Backed by some of California's best, the songs conjure a lyrical and musical vibe the likes of Iron and Wine, Bright Eyes, Ben Harper, Van Morrison, and M Ward. ... more

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