Daydream, thinking of you…

I don’t know about you, but my mind is always running a million miles per hour and it’s SO hard to stop on a subject without quickly jumping onto the next and the following and so on…everything reminds me of something else and this game of join the dots happens at the speed of light.

I was writing some notes for a song when I got stuck on “day/away/say/stay”…sway. Wait a minute, remember that song “Sway“? Who was the artist again? Oh, here it is, Bic Runga! What soundtrack was that on again?* Oh, wait, remember Toyshop?

*it was American Pie! 😂

TOYSHOP – Daydream (single/Roadrunner)

At this very moment I find myself listening to an album from 2016 I didn’t know existed from an English-singing Brazilian band called TOYSHOP I first heard of back on the days of MTV and TRL (Disk MTV for us in Brazil!) and all that. It was the year 2000, I was introduced to the video below and proceeded to spend the next days/months writing down the words to the song on my notebook anytime classes got boring so I could remember how to sing along to this song that would be stuck in my head forever (I just realised this happened 21 years ago. TWENTY ONE YEARS. That’s a full grown adult, wtf!).

TOYSHOP – Daydream

The internet wasn’t then how it is now and it wasn’t so straightforward to find any info about the bands you wanted to learn about. For a long time I thought they were from LA only to discover many years later on yet another random day when the song came to mind that they were actually from my backyard! (ok, not THAT close, but same country!).

They did actually record their album at the time in LA – at none other than SOUND CITY STUDIOS!!!!! – released it on ROADRUNNER RECORDS!!!! and reached the top 10 charts on MTV in Europe.

Every few years this song pops in my head and many times before I looked for it on streaming to no avail…but that’s all changed now as I JUST – literally, just – found out they released an album FIVE YEARS AGO with a reimagined version of Daydream featuring gorgeous strings.

I must confess, I prefer the original but right now I’m just happy I can add any version of it to my playlists! And add I will. This song and a couple of others I was just listening to (which actually led me to TOYSHOP!)…watch this space. It may be this week, next month, in a few year’s time, who knows?! I AM keen on getting back to writing on here more often again so anything can happen. Make sure to follow with your email on the sidebar to get any and all posts straight in your inbox! *shameless plug*

In the meantime, I leave you with…

TOYSHOP – Daydream (2016 reimagined)

Lyrics

Who am I to say
So hard and so long we tried
Can we ever live our dreams?
I’ve wonder since your gone
But souls are still in touch
close my eyes and I can feel
I can feel without youDaydream thinking of you
deep in my heart
Daydream finding that you
shine in my life
Are you the voice in my mind?
I still calling cause I feel when
You hold me
and tell me
It’s got to beWhat’s your life now?
Would we ever get along?
Still got time
It’s a short life
Together after all
We must now wait
Is it time to come back?
Set Free and left deep inside
To sense was truly real
Dark at your sideDaydream thinking of you
deep in my heart
Daydream finding that you
shine in my life
Are you the voice in my mind?
I still calling cause I feel when
You hold me
and tell me
It’s got to beI’ll let my soul fly up
So I can feel and blow my mind away
Out of control now It’s even better
The best way to play the game
When you find out beware so you don’t
Forget then you gonna have
to search all over
again deep in your heart it
Lies the vibe
That it lights me up when you touched and
Daydream thinking of you
deep in my heart
Daydream finding that you
shine in my life
Are you the voice in my mind?
I still calling cause I feel when
You hold me
and tell me
It’s got to beDaydream thinking of you
deep in my heart
Daydream finding that you
shine in my life
Are you the voice in my mind?
I still calling cause I feel when
You hold me
and tell me
It’s got to beDaydream thinking of you
It’s got to be…
Daydream thinking of you
It’s got to be…

TOYSHOP 2.0 \ Photo: press

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