Dream Of a Sailor

from by Celia Chavez

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DREAM OF A SAILOR takes the listener on the run with the tale of a young woman's break from the restraints of dry land and the rules of her station. She dons an adopted disguise and heads for the open water...the end?

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A sailor sleeps
Drunk on love and fantasy
When he wakes
Will he believe
How his dreaming set me free

A stolen shirt
And trousers too
A half filled purse and I’m on the run
To set upon
The ocean blue
To chase the ever rising sun

Oh...

He came to me
All smiles and sunburned skin
With tales of everywhere he’d been
And pocketfuls of gold
To buy my body and my soul

The bargain turned
When we lay down
Ran his yearning into ground
Then he slept
And so he could not see
The key to freedom I had found

Oh...

To lands I’ve yet to roam
Winds, oh carry me far from home
To salt and shell and calloused skin
This is where my world begins

Oh...

Ashore
A sailor sleeps
Drunk on love and fantasy
When he wakes
Will he believe
How his dreaming set me free

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from Sailor's Daughter, released July 1, 2007

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Celia Chavez California

The tiny but mighty Celia Chavez has spent the past several years traveling the world as a 20-Feet-From-Stardom style backup singer to stars such as P!nk, Melody Gardot and Julia Fordham. She is currently a featured vocalist and duet partner in the touring band for Enrique Iglesias.
As a solo artist, Celia makes records in the tradition of 1970's Laurel Canyon; real musicians making real music.
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