Living The Dream

from by Heather Summers

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    This is a landmark album for me as it is my first solo one. I've composed, arranged and performed all the tracks, and have faithfully reproduced in the studio the same arrangements I can live loop with pedals, and play on stage. Featuring 11 tracks, nearly an hour of music.

    Stunning cover photograph capturing "a magnificent astronomical spectacle in the Pleiades as a moving cluster of stars encountered an isolated molecular cloud."
    By kind permission of Robert Gendler, Astrophotographer, Connecticut, US

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Life balance -- keeping things in perspective, the simple pleasures in life in the context of a world that encourages us to get ever busier, ever more consuming.
Spoken word, hip hop cajon, nice violin harmonies

lyrics

You don't have to take your life off the shelf
You've got what you need to make it yourself
It's your life, be what you want to be
Make it work for you

Are you working for the man every hour that you can
Never stopping, keep going till you're dropping
To your knees------
Get up with the rising sun
No time for fun, I’ve got to run
Places to go, people to see
Deadlines to meet, the pressures on me
It no longer seems enough to give your very best
You got to prove yourself to be a cut above the rest
Candles burning at both ends
Drives me round the f– ing bend
Your life to fit your work
If you want promotion, no time to shirk


The glamour, the power, the nirvana pay rise
The bank balance soaring, you can reach for the skies
That are grey, when you finally get time out
Like a light, cos you are quite shattered;
Working long hours makes your brain feel battered
Life's out of balance, somewhat up ended
All this hard earned cash & no time to spend it
On yourself--------

And anyway, the working life's not cheap,
You' ve really gotta sow, if you wanna reap
Got to spend money in order to make it
There’s no time to fix it yourself if you break it
Got to be smart, be state of the art
Be sleek, be chic, be cool not geek
Dates in diaries, worry, slog & strife
Whatever happened to the simple life?

You don't have to take your life off the shelf
You've got what you need to make it yourself
It's your life, be what you want to be
Make it work for you

When will it all end, when will I see
The tree in all its simplicity
Birds, flowers, sunset, sea
It's all beautiful & it's all free
There really is time to stand & stare
Look at what's around, it's amazing & it's there
For the taking, hey girl
Stop - procrastinating

Swap your trendy bistro for a feast on the beach
Sunset’s my backdrop, life really is
Peaches & cream, I'm living my dream
Sun on my face, wind in my hair,
The stars are my tele, do I care
What the neighbours think? I don't want to drink
Myself legless, till I've spent all my money
No good for my liver, and not at all funny.
This working life mentality, it's really quite a con
Work less, need less, less possessions, less stress
Food on the table, feed my family
A modest home, we can live quite happily
Nature our playground, music, conversation
Time for each other, for contemplation
Time for work, and time for play
I'm shaping my life, I'm doing it my way.

You don't have to take your life off the shelf
You've got what you need to make it yourself
It's your life, be what you want to be
Make it work for you, it's your reality

credits

from Pleiades, released January 1, 2012
Heather Summers in collaboration with Meerkat
( Heather Summers & Miranda Betts)

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Heather Summers UK

Classically trained violinist with a background in improvisation,I’ve added more instruments over the years. Performed & recorded with various folk & world bands in Wales & Australia.
Currently putting energy into my One Woman Show – I loop live on stage, fuse genres, create big soundscapes. My own compositions & arrangements, voice & spoken word, I play & loop all instrumental parts. Eclectic.
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