Dreamers & Fools

by Mike Sanjuan

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released March 1, 2015

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Mike Sanjuan Los Angeles, California

This music is about portraying the most honest of human emotions. Lyrically, the music is personal and from the heart. Its about the stuff that ails you when nobody is around. Currently in its folk rock form, the project uses melodies from blues and jazz roots, but adds a modern twist. ... more

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Track Name: Proper Disguise
Just cut it out
It's getting old

Oh the stance I take

I'm asking for misery

What's it about?
This view I hold

Oh the choices I make

I'm dwelling on history

What can it bring?
This stubborn soul has it's grasp on me

Could it be that I welcome it?

The way I see
It's all I know
What I carry with me
I just might be tired of it

Should I bury what looms in the shadows
Disregard all I see with my eyes
To not reach for a friend in the shallows
Should I opt for the proper disguise?

In light of all this battered mess lies a golden key
So it's said by the gracious ones

I'd rather fall, take all duress, someone please stop me
From joining the rest who run
Track Name: Treacherous Roads
I've been down some treacherous roads thinking

All this wisdom that I've heard's been dried cement

Despite stopping short of the edge

I'm feeling like a foolish gambler with his wages bet


Someone hold me 'til I've no urge to run

Stop the landslide, show me that it's no longer fun

Someone hold me 'fore it all comes undone


How can I aim steadfast and true if time won't stand still?

How can I reach for the stars by keeping my hand on the till?

The night always young and full of reasons for rite

Binding the remorse of a being once so bright


Someone hold me 'til I've no urge to run

Stop the landslide, show me that it's no longer fun

Someone hold me 'fore it all comes undone

Someone hold me before I come undone
Track Name: Troubled Man
I found it hard to believe them

The things that I couldn't see

So cold so distant yet, nearly detrimental

Something's bothering me

I'm not looking for an answer but, simply a sense of direction

No compass could lead me to the place that I seek

Yeah a place that has all that I'm askin'

Oh babe I'm just a troubled man who's hoping for his worries to leave him, to be...

Gone

And I haven't much to say

There's nothing left to prove

Been dragged down this sound path for far too long

Just need to see my schemes through


Oh babe I'm just a troubled man who's hoping for his worries to leave him, to be...

Gone
Track Name: Unspoken
Never does the wind blow at my back

A reasoning for fault I'll never lack

Complicating any situation

Hoping that the worst comes to fruition

Hovering's a cloud above my head

Leaving only when my dreams are dead

A product of my own imagination

The plot of my demise, my own creation

Oh, how i despise the whispering howls within

They're the faintest of cries

Begging me to let them in

None in which to confide

Oh, this burden is mine

There's never silence in the mind of a sinner

No peace for the weak and broken

Watch as the light shown fades to a glimmer

Due to what remains unspoken


Been troubled and tried

Consummate lies take me for rides that bring me back to the start of it all

'Cause once you've hit that floor there's nowhere left to fall

So handle with care, no feelings left to spare

C'mon the stage is set for you

For those who wish to endure

I hope we see it through

The whispering howls within...
Track Name: The Lucky Ones
What have they ever done to you

Seems it's a sin to live a life

With your ever present hand and watchful crew

There's no place left to run and hide

Millions dead, others wounded

A small expense for saving lives

Yes the privileged untouched soldiers who have yet to truly use their eyes

But the brave and the bold will see it through

Only the ones who say they knew

An unfortunate event leaves them thanking you that it wasn't them

In the face of danger, faith runs deep

Funny how they find you then

They'll do whatever it takes to help them sleep

Just to see the sunrise again

But the brave and the bold will see it through

Only the ones who say they knew

An unfortunate event leaves them thanking you that it wasn't them
Track Name: Paper Hand
Put it to rest when the innocence is gone and the consequences real
When it's not worth being found at fault for the guilt you feel

Set aside your sorrows and your cares
When it's just too much to bear
Throw it away and turn your back
It'll be okay

Do what you will...

But don't take away my pride
Let it leave me
A vacant conscience needs some time to deliver a worthy plea
Oh let it go I know, it's not easy
Your self remorse will surely eat away at the triumph and feats

If by chance you should recognize a void
Where you once were overwhelmed
Take what you need to be reassured
'til you get your fill

But when the weight of guilt persists
Lend out your paper hand
To make amends and justify what you feel should stand

Do what you will...

But don't take away my pride...
Track Name: Compassionless Hearts
The road, you call it home

Another stranded soul sentenced by own will

Or is it a force unknown?

A search for your desired fix

A blissful nightmare's next

Without ever needing to lay a brick

A harsh unknown a seemingly tragic odyssey

Look around

The theme's a less than perfect opportunity
fixed upon fabricated grandeur and allure

When a band of thieves holds the wealth of the suffocating masses

To hell with the poor

You sit around and hope for a breakthrough, a change

Sympathy: the name of the game you play

And careful not to indulge in any possibilities that conflict your ways

But you refuse to join those who confront the day

Could you imagine the scene

Kept out and aloud to bleed

Our hearts, compassion they lack

Seems like there's no turning back

Well it's real, yes it's real
Track Name: What is and What Will Be
As we grow old a picture presents the same young face

That I cherished as a naive young man

Bearing slight resemblance to what is and what will be

But I'm holding on to every memory I can

My dear, may your journeys put your fears to sleep

Don't forget about the one you wouldn't keep

As time passes on

How it seems every part of town marks a time when we

Shared a thought, or a laugh or some despair

And though the choices you have made sadden me

It's not for me to judge what is wrong or what is fair

My dear, may your journeys put your fears to sleep

I won't forget about the one I couldn't keep

As time passes on

Should you ever find yourself in a place where the light is bleak

Think of the one you know whose soul is faint

Left to sulk and revel in the thoughts that make him weak

Never once regretting how his time was spent

My dear, may our journeys put our fears to sleep

We won't forget about the one we didn't keep

As time passes on
Track Name: Revenant Mind
Maybe I'm just mistaken

Thought I left that behind

Thought the whiskey and wine would help me make it

My head's on a swivel

Guess it's still deep inside

All this fear that I hide keeps me brittle

Always looking for birds in the sky

With my feet on the ground wondering why

Do my best to keep fakin'

Though my thoughts not alone

They're distinctly my own

Leave me shakin'

Never leaving my sight, thoughts unkind

The most beautiful fright

My revenant mind

All of the remnants left behind even after all the rain

Like unseen cracks breaking towers made of rusted foundations

Leaving me to crumble and fall

Now and then common faces conjure unwanted dreams

Tear me up at the seams

Can't embrace this

Gotta hold on before letting go

Of the beautiful things I used to know

All of the remnants...
Track Name: Dreamers and Fools
Young men and women told the true test in life still remains

As if the present were an afterthought absent of strain

Go on allude to the mountains you've struggled to climb

Then from the top please remind me of what won't be mine


Rob us of will
Seize the dreams of a hopeful younger me

Hold up your frill
Show the dreamers and fools just what riches they won't have

Lost are the days of good will, joyful men
Lying there instead wondering what could've been

White picket fence, orchids out in the yard
So blissfully smug as you silently

Rob us of will
Seize the dreams of a hopeful younger me

Hold up your frill
Show the dreamers and fools just what riches they won't have

We're just dreamers and fools