Summertime Departures (Sometimes I Dream) [LIVE FROM FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL, July 5, 2019]

I’ve been covering my eyes, barely holding breath
Haven’t slept much, can’t figure how it goes down
The struggles, the damage, the faithless trials
It doesn’t change the way I feel about you now
Lost in the winds of summertime departures
I’ve seen you
Oh, I’ve seen you

I’ve seen the clouds bloom and disappear
Silences feeding their own masterful cheers
Uplifting praise beholding love, lifetime gold
Enough for me to count my every haven funerals
Lost in the winds of summertime departures
I’ve seen you
Alive and well
I’ve seen you
I’ve seen you
I’ve seen you

We’re all set to lose
One day or another
We’re all set to lose
Always

And I set stones on your sanctum shrine
Wrote down a few words so I could remember
I hate to say, but I told you
I told you

And I set stones on your sanctum shrine
Wrote down a few words so I could remember
Remember
Remember

Remember that it’s not your death that hurts the most
It’s the sadness that I kept growing between us
Drifting from places where I always felt stuck and in the way
Lost in the winds of summertime departures
And I hate to say, but I told you
So many times
So many times
One way or the other, we’re all set to lose
Always

Oh I see now
And I hate to say I told you so
So many times before
Oh I see now
And it’s not the fights, the fights we had
That kept me away from you

I’ve been sticking around, as long as I could
I’ve been sticking around, as long as I could
For you to decline my care, my invitations
The lantern’s tired, the fog’s still growing
Shadow’s howling, shadow’s howling
Waiting to take you away from me, to fly away, to fly away with you
And I’m tired, and I hate to say I told you

And I set stones on your sanctum shrine
Wrote down a few words so I could remember
That it’s not your death that hurts the most
It’s the sadness that I kept growing between us

Oh I see now
And I hate to say I told you so
So many times before
Oh I see now
And it’s not the fights, the fights we had
That kept me away from you
From you
From you

We’re all set to lose

Oh I see now
And I hate to say I told you so
So many times before
Oh I see now
That it’s not the fights, the fights we had
That kept me away from you

Sometimes I dream I can sail through the past
And let my teardrops fall in the ocean, in the ocean
Sometimes I dream I could sail through the past
And let my teardrops fall in the ocean, in the ocean
Sometimes I dream I could sail through the past
And let my teardrops fall at your feet, at your feet
Sometimes I dream I can sail through the past
And let my teardrops fall in the ocean, in the ocean

Sometimes I dream I can sail through the past
And let my teardrops fall in the ocean, in the ocean
Sometimes I dream I can sail through the past
And let my teardrops fall at your feet, at your feet
At your feet

I’ll see you one day
I’ll see you one day
I’ll see you one day
I’ll see you one day
I’ll see you one day
I’ll see you one day
I’ll see you one day
I’ll see you
I’ll see you
Coming back for me
Coming back for me
Coming back for me
Coming back for me
Coming back for me
I’ll see you one day
I’ll see you one day
I’ll see you one day
I’ll see you, I’ll see you, I’ll see you, I’ll see you…

I’ll see you one day

Words: Alex Henry Foster
Recorded at 
Club Soda / Montreal Jazz Festival