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A SUMMER DREAM

Kathy Parson : Mainly Piano.com

"A Summer Dream" is quite different from Shirley Cason's previous album. Cason's sister, Carol, suffered from liver diseases, and this CD tells the story of the summer of 1998 when Carol's illness became severe and took her life. 

On a personal note, I lost my dad to cancer at about the same time Shirley lost her sister, and I found this album to be an amazing journey down a familiar path. I hope composing this music brought Cason some peace, as it will certainly be a comfort to others.

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BILL BINKELMAN : Wind & Wire

 A Summer Dream is dedicated to Shirley's sister, Carol, who passed away in the summer of 1998. Having lost both my parents, the loss of family members certainly hits a chord with me.

The thing that I'm most impressed with on this album is Cason's willingness to use a lot of different synth sounds. So many pianists (when they use synths at all) just use string fills (and that can certainly be enough). How refreshing, then, to hear all manner of electronic keyboards, yet always in the service of melodic, accessible adult contemporary/new age music.

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Behind the music

This album is dedicated in loving memories of my sister...

The songs on A Summer Dream re-lives my summer of 98. The last song, on the album, A Summer Dream, finishes my musical journey with hope that all dreams are more than just another dimension of reality.

Hoping that when we dream of our love ones in heaven that we are really there with them in our dreams.. we can only DREAM

I want to thank my family and friends for their help and support in recording this album.

with all my heart,    Shirley ~:~

A SUMMER DREAM
Album Notes & Lyrics

1. SPRINGTIME

Springtime was my Sister's favorite song. 
 

LYRICS :
The meadows are turning, green and yellow
the yellow sun is burning, upon my back

whoa...
So please stay with me, in the Springtime
and say that you'll always,  always be mine

whoa...

I'd be lost without you
and wouldn't know which way to turn
Please say that you'll love me
that's all I'm concern

We'll go strolling in the meadows,

in the night
keep on holding me tight

and I'll be alright
whoa...

in the Spingtime

( Instrumental break )

The meadows are turning, red and golden
the cold wind is blowing, across my back 

whoa...
Autumn has passed... at last!
here comes good old Winters', snows again

whoa...

I'm alone again, ( alone again )
Without any friends? ( without any friends )
I'll just have to wait for Springtime again!

( Instrumental break )

The meadow are turning, green and yellow
the yellow sun is burning, upon my back

 whoa...
So please stay with me, in the Springtime
say that you'll always... always be mine

whoa...

In the Springtime...
In the Springtime...

In the Springtime...


2. COME OUT AND PLAY

I just wanted to go fishing again

with my sister at the lake.

LYRICS:
Carol...come out and play!
Carol...it's sunny all day!
Open your eyes, and say hello...
Hold on my hand and say, "let's go!"

Carol...don't go away!
Carol...stay here and play!
I'm way too young, to lose you right now...
My heart will break without you around!

When are you going to wake up
and look into my eyes?
When are you going to get up
and tell me you're just fine?

Carol...come on let's play!
Carol...it's sunny all day!
Put on your makeup, put on your coat...
We gotta go fishing at the lake we love!

Carol...  Oh Carol...
Carol...
Sweet Carol...

3. THE CALLING

Carol told me that was seeing Mommy

at the end of her bed...
 

LYRICS:
I hear voices in the night
deep in my dreams, I see a bright light
I then open my eyes and there she is
My mother is calling, calling for me

I don't understand what is going on
She looks real to me,
but she's been long gone
She's telling me it's time for me to move on
My mother is calling from the beyond

It's time to cross the river...
It's time to be free...
from feeling so sick from this disease
It's time to cross over...
don't worry about goodbyes...
you'll be in your family's hearts
until the end of time

I called my sister the next day
I asked what it meant...
she didn't know what to say...
We pondered for hours on the telephone line
Why is mommy calling,
calling me at this time?

I hear my last prayers...
I'm so tired and can't move...
My whole family is here...
I can feel them in the room...
The sky is opening wide and now
I can see through the clouds!...
My mother is calling, calling out loud!

She's calling with open arms...
you're an angel now...
You're free from the pain
that once held you down...
I know now why God sent Mommy down...

Who else would I have believed...
it's was time for me now...


4. SUMMER OF 98

No one knew how this summer would end...


5. LOST

I felt so lost...I couldn't help Carol get well...


6. LAST WALK

Carol couldn't walk away, from the inevitable...


7. I LOVE YOU, I DO

Life is about love...It never ends...

LYRICS: 

Can you hear the words I say to you?
In my own way I'm saying I love you...
Can you see my heart is dying for you?
I love you...I do

In the night when I cry for you
I wish God would come and heal you...
Can't believe that I am losing you

I love you...I do
I love you...I do .... 

I do...


8. LAST BREATH
We were all with Carol at this time...
Thank you God ...


 

9. MA MA

I wish my mom were here now...

 

LYRICS:
Mama...where are you now?
Mama...can't see your face...
Mama...wish I could now...
hold you in my arms again.

Mama...deep in my dreams...
Mama...I hear your voice...
Mama...wish I could now...
see your green eyes once more.

When I wish upon a star
in the midnight sky...
I feel you looking sad at me...
you're wondering...why I cry

Mama...I know you're here...
Mama...your presence's near...
Mama...stay close to me...
until we all meet again

Until we all meet again...

Mama... Mama... Mama..............



10. A SUMMER DREAM

Love lives forever


LYRICS:
Dreams are all I have of you
In the night when I feel all alone
It's then that I can talk to you
It is then that I feel at home

Once upon a summer day
I thought that you went away
You came into my dreams to say
you are gone but not far away

(CHORUS)
I'll see you in my dreams.
For in dreams we never die
I'll see you in my dreams
and together we will fly
To the stars and to the moon
To the mountain then to the seas
We'll be together you and I
together in my dreams.

Then there will come a day
when I'll need to dream no more
We'll walk hand and hand again
and be together once more.

Soon we'll hear our loved ones cry
Please come see me again
We'll fly into their dreams at night
and walk with them once again

(CHORUS)
We'll see them in their dreams
for in dreams we never die
We'll see them in their dreams
and together we will fly
To the stars and to the moon
To the mountains then to the seas
We'll be together you and I
together in their dreams...

For in dreams is where we'll live
In their dreams we never die
But until we meet again...
I'll dream of you tonight...

I'll see you in my dreams...
I'll see you in my dreams...
tonight...
tonight...
in God's light..........

I'll see you tonight ~:~

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