Originally composed by Ric Albano on May 17, 2005
From the album Out There Somewhere by Ric Albano
Released October 24, 2020
Listen to the Song:
A distinct remake of a 2005 Imaginary Lines track, the updated 2020 version of “Donovan’s Dread” features a somber re-interpretation of the happy-go-lucky original while maintaining the same lyrics and basic chord structure.
The lyrics are all about self reflection and growing old while featuring a very simple piano and acoustic guitar arrangement to accompany the vocals.
Ric Albano – vocals, piano, guitar, percussion
You say that the means fortify the ends
But I refuse to crucify any more friends
You claim the crow’s tolerable with white wine
I’ll choose instead to draw my own imaginary lines
When will we ever feel the sun? When will we ever have some fun?
When will we ever be all but done with our accomplishments,
Fulfilled by mass acknowledgment, relieved of our embarrassment
You say that the Dream solidifies the means,
But I reject my assignment to the underground machine
You wave the goal approaching the divine
As I choose to subsist within my own imaginary lines
Why must we congenially drink the rain?
Why must we eventually taste the pain?
Why must we ever be all but hung for our proficiency,
Stung by our own technology, loathed for our non-apology
Where is the road map to the promised land?
Where is that soft and sympathetic hand?
Where is the hunger for the justice of our righteousness?
Promotion of our exultance? Adoption of our endorsement
Where? Where? Where? Where? Where? Where? Where?
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