Adjust Your Dreams/Shining My Flashlight

from Getting In Touch With My Inner Bitch

Adjust Your Dreams/Shining My Flashlight
Words and Music by Christine Lavin
Recorded live at the Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs NY
on August 20 1999 by Bob Noble of Hill & Valley Studio

What can you do
When it is clear to you
That your dreams
Will not come true
   
Where can you go
When everything you think you know  
Disappears from view

You can hang your head
Roll over and play dead  
Curse the world
And all it's evil schemes  

Or you can
Adjust your dreams
Adjust your dreams
Adjust your dreams

Just a trace of gold in the leaves today
There's just a touch of gray in my hair
The stream along this road runs a little colder
There's a hint of a chill in the air
The blue sky is fading into purple
Late afternoon is gliding to a close
With my hands on the wheel
I wonder how it feels
If you're the last bloom of the summer
Or the first autumn rose

So I pull off this highway
Drive these winding roads instead
Thoughts of the bad years
Disappear 'cause up ahead
Off in the distance is a strange and soothing sight
The mountains look like sleeping manatees this cool September night

I leave the car by the roadside
And I hike up that hill
Stars circle in slow motion here
As they always will
A million miles away
From where I was this afternoon
I wrap my misgivings in a tune
While I'm Shining My Flashlight On The Moon
I am Shining My Flashlight
It's gonna be a long, long night
So I'm Shining My Flashlight On The Moon

(digital boomerang sampler on...)

I'm Shining, I'm Shining... I'm Shining
I'm Shining, I'm Shining... I'm Shining
I'm Shining, I'm Shining... I'm Shining
I'm Shining, I'm Shining... I'm Shining
I'm Shining, I'm Shining... I'm Shining
I'm Shining, I'm Shining... I'm Shining
I'm Shining, I'm Shining...  
Shining My Flashlight...I'm Shining
I'm Shining, I'm Shining
Shining My Flashlight...I'm Shining
I'm Shining, I'm Shining
Shining My Flashlight...I'm Shining
I'm Shining, I'm Shining
Shining My Flashlight...I'm Shining
I'm Shining, I'm Shining
Shining My Flashlight...I'm Shining
I'm Shining, I'm Shining
Shining My Flashlight...I'm Shining
I'm Shining, I'm Shining
Shining My Flashlight...
Happy Birthday Maureen
Shining My Flashlight...
Happy Birthday Maureen
Shining My Flashlight...
Happy Birthday Maureen
Good Night Caffe Lena
Shining My Flashlight...
Good Night Caffe Lena
Shining My Flashlight...
Good Night Caffe Lena
Shining My Flashlight...
Caffe Lena Good Night
Good Night
Good Night
Good Night

updated: 10 years ago