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Lula Wiles - "In Dreams" [Official Music Video]
Watch the official music video for "In Dreams" by Lula Wiles, directed by John Blanchette. The song is featured on their Smithsonian Folkways album, 'Shame and Sedition,' available on CD, LP, and digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Bandcamp: All other platforms: Tour dates: July 23rd: Ossipee Valley Music Festival - S. Hiram, ME July 24th: First Light at Knoll Farm - Fayston, VT July 25th: Stone Church Outdoor Grotto - Newmarket, NH August 31st: Eagleview Concerts in the Square - Exton, PA (w/ Rebirth Brass Band) September 12th: Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion - Bristol, VA -- How am I supposed to know? What to do with it, what to say What to play up or play down Ooo, freedom So unbearable to watch So untenable to chase Not everything can be changed History, trapped in your face How am I supposed to be? Knowing you, when you don’t know me I can’t change the face I see, And you can’t face the change I need Ooo, freedom In the grave or in the tree From the plains to the city Chains to build the reverie Chains to build the reverie Chains to build the reverie There’s nickel, there’s lead, there’s copper in my head There’s bones in my bed There’s silver in your hand There’s leather in my skin There’s gold in the land How are you supposed to see That which you cannot perceive Haven’t been taught to believe When you’re living in a dream Ooo, freedom Ooo, is for some Ooo, in dreams Yeah, in dreams Ooo, the reverie Chains to build the reverie Chains to build the reverie Chains to build the reverie -- Conceived amidst profound change and calls for revolution, Shame and Sedition is the sound of Lula Wiles amplifying the present moment. Each song grew from personal revelations or yearning for collective reckoning, materializing into proclamations against powerful oligarchs, toxic relationships, media narratives, and the callousness capitalism demands. Sung in their instantly recognizable tight harmony, within a landscape of expansive electric guitars, dynamic currents of bass and drums, and intimate acoustic textures, the album sees Lula Wiles’ sound deepening to give honest form to their trenchant lyrics. Shame and Sedition captures Lula Wiles at a pivotal juncture, as they critically examine today’s nuanced struggles and reconsider how our lives are lived. Lula Wiles: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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4 min 57 sec
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