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Dream House

by Storm the Palace

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Dream House 06:06
In his bed, Donny’s off to sleep But here I am, trying to steal his dreams And pull the duvet off (With a papier maché fox) In the next Paul drifts in a doze But there’s a sobbing From a disembodied soul Is it the cat? (She’s so ethereal) She gave birth The litter didn’t work Some were malformed One was viable if small And a green frog (That was thrown onto the lawn) In the garden Rose sits in the sun With a wood chip Below her belly button It’s serrated (They can trace her) On the road side Sally’s in the car which her ex is driving His lover in the back She tried to throw them out But instead she crashed the car into the house She had such little control Such little control In the library Wendy should be writing Her French story But the athlete’s keep disrupting With their lipstick (And their sparkling cocaine) In the lift Jessie is restoring an old painting But ketchup keeps on dripping From the kitchen Where the city planners have their meeting Is it the end of the world? We have such little control And the house sits On a yacht that is the size of several blocks With Christmas trees and horse drawn carriages (Let’s get you to the launch) Up above Tasha’s giant plane is in the sky With no windows on the sides Down below Are pretty alpine buildings in the snow And the whole thing is a knock off game From a 90s film In a basement We have such little control Such little control Annie dreams About the sea And whatever guy she’s lying next to Annie is serene And sleeps so peacefully


"All consciousness separates; but in dreams we put on the likeness of that more universal, truer, more eternal human dwelling in the darkness of primordial night." - C. G. Jung

During the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, people across the world began to report an increase in vivid and unusual dreams. This song is based on real dream details collected during this period.

There is also a video, featuring pictures by all the dreamers:


released December 4, 2020

Jon Bews - violin
Willa Bews - backing vocals
Alberto Bravo - drum programming
Sophie Dodds - vocals, guitar
Reuben Taylor - keyboards
Earl and Vicky Scarth - sample

Recorded remotely at our houses in Edinburgh, autumn 2020
Produced by Sophie Dodds and Reuben Taylor
Mastered by Reuben Taylor

Words and music by Sophie Dodds, featuring dream details from:

Alison Baisden, Willa Bews, Matt Brady, Elinor and Sophie Corfield, Amanda Cummings, Josephine Francis, Patrick Gibbs, Adam Hamilton, Linda Hansen, Louise Mackay, Anastasia Petrova, Tamsin Rawlings-Welch, Vicky and Earl Scarth, Danny Taylor, Maggie Taylor, Ros Taylor, Gordon Webster, Carey Whitfeld, Sarah Worley-Hill

Remix by Mitchell Museum


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Storm the Palace Edinburgh, UK

Radge folk pop from Edinburgh

"Taking their cues from modern classical, left field folk, and stubborn indie songcraft, Storm The Palace vault over genre barriers without looking back."
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We also have a bloody excellent remix album: acrerecordings.bandcamp.com/album/snow-stars-and-public-transport-the-remixes

Illustration by Faith Eliott

Photo by Lucía Balsa-Prados
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