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CARNIVAL OF DREAMS

PICTURE A WORLD WHERE YOUR DREAMS NEVER DIE.
HOW WOULD IT LOOK WHEN YOU OPEN YOUR EYES.
WHAT WOULD YOU SEE? WHO WOULD YOU BE?
HOW WILL YOU GREET THE DAWN?
WOULD YOU SEE ANGELS SUSPENDED IN FLIGHT,
CAROUSEL HORSES, KALIEDOSCOPE LIGHT,
MAGICAL CLAY, CHILDREN AT PLAY…STARS YOU CAN WISH UPON?

CAN WE BUILD A WORLD OF PEACE AND HARMONY?
CAN WE CHANGE OUR WAYS AND FILL OUR DAYS
WITH THINGS THAT CHILDREN SEE?
CAN WE FIND IN OUR MIND WHAT A HEART’S INCLINED TO BE
IF WE CLOSE OUR EYES AND FANTASIZE
A CARNIVAL OF DREAMS?

ROSE-COLORED GLASSES ON TEDDY-BEAR EYES
FERRIS WHEEL ROLLING UP BLUEBERRY SKIES
MERRY-GO-ROUND, CALLIOPE SOUND,
ECHOING THROUGH THE NIGHT
SUGAR-PLUM FAERIES WITH GOSSAMER WINGS
ALL OF THESE SPLENDID AND WONDEROUS THINGS
INNOCENT TIME, THERE IN YOUR MIND…CLAMORING TO TAKE FLIGHT

CAN WE MAKE A PLACE WHERE CHILDREN COME TO PLAY?
CAN WE TRY TO FIND THE TIES THAT BIND
BEFORE THEY SLIP AWAY?
WILL WE SEE WHAT COULD BE IF WE FOLLOW THE EXTREME?
OR CAN WE CLOSE OUR EYES AND VISUALIZE
A CARNIVAL OF DREAMS?

CAN WE MAKE A PLACE WHERE CHILDREN COME TO PLAY?
CAN WE TRY TO FIND THE TIES THAT BIND
BEFORE THEY SLIP AWAY?
CAN WE FIND IN OUR MIND WHAT A HEART’S INCLINED TO BE
IF WE CLOSE OUR EYES AND REALIZE
A CARNIVAL OF DREAMS?

PICTURE A WORLD WHERE YOUR DREAMS NEVER DIE.
HOW WOULD IT LOOK WHEN YOU OPEN YOUR EYES.
WHAT WOULD YOU SEE? WHO WOULD YOU BE?
HOW WILL YOU GREET THE DAWN?

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from From My Mind to Your Ears (2013), released July 1, 2013
Music/Lyrics: Jack Nimersheim

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Jack Nimersheim Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

Fifty years!

That's how much time has passed since I first stepped on stage, picked up a guitar, and started playing music for the folks "out there".

Lucky for you, I don't have any recordings of those "teenage" performances. The albums on this page, however, provide a pretty good retrospective of the music I've been fortunate enough to help create, between the early '70s and now.

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