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Volant (Clouds Hill, 2019)

Lyrics by Anssi Neuvonen

1. Lost In Time

I’m seeing this dream again
I’m still with you
The curtains are closed
Television sells hope
But I don’t wanna hear a thing about it

I’m seeing this dream again
I’m here with you
The curtains are closed
It’s not night, I suppose
And I’m afraid to be seen as somebody like me
Someone I should be

The only problem I have with you
Is that you’re always trying too hard
But I’m lost in time

You don’t wanna see me holding on
To something that’s been gone too long
I’m not moving on
I got lost in time

You don’t wanna see me holding on
To something that’s been gone too long
I’m not moving on
I got lost in time

I’m seeing this dream again
I’m still with you
The curtains are closed
Television sells hope
But I don’t wanna hear a thing about it

I’m seeing this dream again
I’m there with you
I’m wearing your clothes
Did you decide what I chose?
Or am I afraid to be seen as somebody like me
Someone I should be

The only problem I have with you
Is that you’re always trying too hard
But I’m lost in time

You don’t wanna see me holding on
To something that’s been gone too long
I’m not moving on
I got lost in time

You don’t wanna see me holding on
To something that’s been gone too long
I’m not moving on
I got lost in time

You don’t wanna see me holding on
To something that’s been gone too long
I’m not moving on
I got lost in time

You don’t wanna see me holding on
To something that’s been gone too long
I’m not moving on
I got lost in time

2. Elysion

The world out there
In true colors
The world out there
Is a dream that does exist

We’re free right there
Where leaves never fall down in evening light
And here’s my prayer
Take me there with you

Take me to the other side
It’s all in your head
Take me to the other side
It’s all in your head
There’s a light, and it glows
And you know it burns
If I lean against its shadow
There is no return
Take me to the other side

The world out there
In true colors
It’s all out there
In a dream that does exist

We’re free right there
Where stars never fall from the evening sky
And here’s my prayer
Take me there
Take me there
Take me there to the other side with you

Take me to the other side
It’s all in your head
Take me to the other side
It’s all in your head
There’s a light, and it glows
And you know it burns
If I lean against its shadow
There is no return
Take me to the other side

We’re free right there
Where stars never fall from the evening sky
And here’s my prayer
Take me there with you

3. Brothers

I’m watching the sky, I’m waiting for your message
You say hello stranger
No more and no less
You say hello stranger
No more and no less

All the things we say but never do
All the things we thought to be untrue
All the things that prove we used to be so young
Long ago

From St. Petersburg to Calgary
Drinker’s eyes somewhere near Reykjavik
All these places where we’ve been so long ago
Long ago

I’m watching the sky, I’m waiting for your message
You say hello stranger
No more and no less
You say hello stranger
No more and no less

All the things we swear but never do
All the things that prove the pressure grew
All the things that seemed to be for me and you
Long ago

From laketown to the streets of Amsterdam
You we’re sleeping in a traffic jam
All these places where we’ve been so long ago
Long ago

I’m watching the sky, I’m waiting for your message
You say hello stranger
No more and no less
You say hello stranger
No more and no less
Hello stranger
No more and no less
Hello stranger
No more and no less

I’m watching the sky, I’m waiting for your message
You say hello stranger
No more and no less
You say hello stranger
No more and no less

I’m drinking tonight, I’m waiting for your message
You say hello stranger
No more and no less
You say hello stranger
No more and no less
Hello stranger
No more and no less
Hello stranger
No more and no less

4. Person I Used To Be

Nothing
Nothing but time is true
Are you listening
I’m looking away from you

Nothing
Nothing but time can teach you
I’m not listening
I’m looking away from you
I’m not listening

Far but still near
Never here
Like these years that go by

Far but still near
Like a person that I used to be
If I crawl behind the corner, will he crawl with me?
When he calls, I see a reflection of someone I’ve been
Someone I’ve been

Nothing
Nothing but time can find you
When you decide to hide away
Hey you

Nothing
Nothing but time can hold you
In the clothes of a prisoner
Tried and true

Far but still near
Never here
Like these years that go by
Before they arrive
Far but still near
Never here
Like a person full of lies

Far but still near
Like a person that I used to be
If I crawl behind the corner, will he crawl with me?
When he calls, I see a reflection of someone I’ve been
Someone I’ve been

Far but still near
Like a person that I used to be
If I crawl behind the corner, will he crawl with me?
When he calls, I see a reflection of someone I’ve been
Someone I’ve been

Far but still near
Like a person that I used to be
If I crawl behind the corner, will he crawl with me?
When he calls, I see a reflection of someone I’ve been
Someone I’ve been

5. Raindrops

We’re getting older, it’s all you said
When a bird flew into our door
But are we sure we understand
Anything about this love?

Nothing is for sure
Like raindrops we’re leaning into the wind
But still in love

I’m lying here on the floor
Procrastinating, being myself
All the guilt behind that door
Like these raindrops evaporates

Nothing is for sure
Like raindrops we’re leaning into the wind
But still in love

Nothing is for sure
Like raindrops we’re leaning into the wind
But still in love

6. Birds Are Late

Watching a hang glider in the night sky
Waiting for seasons to change
Watching a hang glider in the night sky

The clouds are much closer to this harbor
Waiting for seasons to change
La, la, la, la

Give me a reason to call this a start
There’s no clean white sheet
The birds are late
And our spring is gone

Give me a reason to call this a start
There’s no clean white sheet
The birds are late
And our spring is gone

I wish we could stay this way forever
I wish we could hide from the change
At the same time I’m glad we’ll soon be wandering

Each one of us must learn how to climb down
A hill when there’s ice under snow
La, la, la, la

Give me a reason to call this a start
There’s no clean white sheet
The birds are late
And our spring is gone

Give me a reason to call this a start
There’s no clean white sheet
The birds are late
And our spring is gone

Oh, give me a reason to call this a start
There’s no clean white sheet
The birds are late
And our spring is gone
Yes, the spring is gone

Give me a reason to call this a start
There’s no clean white sheet
The birds are late
And our spring is gone

Give me a reason to call this a start
There’s no clean white sheet
The birds are late
And our spring is gone

Oh, give me a reason to call this a start
There’s no clean white sheet
The birds are late
And our spring is gone
Yes, the spring is gone

7. The Golden Front

It’s the past
And the fear
And you know it’s dark
It’s so cold
In the wind
That is blowing hard
What I feel
About you
I don’t know for sure

It’s the past
And the fear
And you know it’s dark
It’s so cold
In the wind
Now you wanna change it all
You have a golden front you can lean on
I think I’ve been here before

Through the past
Through the fear
If you don’t go it’s dark
There’s some kind of decoration upon your heart
You’re under the golden front

Through the cold
Through the wind
If you don’t go it’s dark
And the illusion you shouldn’t have will cloud your heart
You’re under the golden front

It’s the past
And the fear
And you know it’s dark
It’s so cold
In the wind
That is blowing hard
What I feel
About you
I don’t know for sure

It’s the past
And the fear
And you know it’s dark
It’s so cold
In the wind
Now you wanna change it all
You have a golden front you can lean on
I think I’ve been here before

Through the past
Through the fear
If you don’t go it’s dark
There’s some kind of decoration upon your heart
You’re under the golden front

Through the cold
Through the wind
If you don’t go it’s dark
And the illusion you shouldn’t have will cloud your heart
You’re under the golden front

Through the cold
Through the wind
If you don’t go it’s dark
And the illusion you shouldn’t have will cloud your heart
You’re under the golden front

8. The Half Horizon

I’ve seen my half horizon
All the things we’ve left behind
I’ve seen my half horizon
A satellite in the morning sky

Someday in sunlight
We all look down the line
And someday
We’re sunlight

I’ve seen my half horizon
Can you say we’re satisfied?
I’ve seen my half horizon
Everything turned black and white

Someday in sunlight
We all look down the line
And someday
We’re sunlight

You wanna be loved but not in love
You wanna deal the cards and turn around
But when you turn your eyes on the horizon
There is nothing, nothing at all
You wanna be loved but not in love
You wanna deal the cards and turn around
But when you turn your eyes on the horizon
You’re just watching how the world keeps turning around

I’ve seen my half horizon
I guarantee I’m satisfied
I’ve seen my half horizon
Now there is wind that’s amplified

Someday in sunlight
We all look down the line
Someday
We’re sunlight

You wanna be loved but not in love
You wanna deal the cards and turn around
But when you turn your eyes on the horizon
There is nothing, nothing at all
You wanna be loved but not in love
You wanna deal the cards and turn around
But when you turn your eyes on the horizon
You’re just watching how the world keeps turning around
You’re just watching how the world keeps turning around

You wanna be loved but not in love
You wanna deal the cards and turn around
But when you turn your eyes on the horizon
There is nothing, nothing at all
You wanna be loved but not in love
You wanna deal the cards and turn around
But when you turn your eyes on the horizon
You’re just watching how the world keeps turning around

9. October

You said that you’d try, but it’s taking you so long
To forget about everything
You said that you’d try, but it’s taking you so long
To forget about everything
You said that you’d try, but it’s taking you so long
To forget about everything
To forget that you’re free

We’re on a motorway
We drive into the morning
To forget about everything
You said that you’d try
But I know you won’t stop falling
Forget about everything
Everything

You said that you’d try, but it’s taking you so long
To forget about everything
You said that you’d try, but it’s taking you so long
To forget about everything
To forget that you’re free

We’re on a motorway
We drive into the morning
To forget about everything
You said that you’d try
But I know you won’t stop falling
Forget about everything
Everything
Oh, everything
Everything

You said that you’d try
But I know you won’t stop falling
Forget about everything
Everything
Oh, everything
Everything

We’re on a motorway
We drive into the morning
To forget about everything
You said that you’d try
But I know you won’t stop falling
Forget about everything
Everything
Oh, everything
Everything

Dominique (2015)

 

Lyrics by Anssi Neuvonen

1. Aurora

So fade the music
She’s turning so lucid
I don’t dare to turn my eyes on herSo fade the music
She’s way too elusive
I don’t dare to turn my eyes on her
My eyes on her

My bengal fire
We’re moving far
From the start
In a light of desire
I realize
This is a half-goodbye

My bengal fire
We’re moving far
From the start
In a light of desire
I’m on my knees
On this hillside street

I thought she called herself Aurora (so fade the music)
I thought she called herself Aurora (turning so lucid)
I thought she called herself Aurora (so fade the music)
She said we don’t know
She said we don’t know
We don’t know

2. Laketown

I was walking with the rain on my forehead
And I thought I can’t find the time to tell
What makes me see the light
Upon you

I was walking with the devil in my chest
In a social scene that was like a ringing bell
The rain will come and go
Like we do

In the farthest corner of the world
In the farthest corner of the world
Singing for the horizon

I was walking in a town where we’ve met
In a town that is bordered by the lakes
I thought we can’t get through this hallway

I was walking in a town where we’ve met

In the farthest corner of the world
In this certain type of light
Singing for the horizon

In the farthest corner of the world
In the farthest corner of the world

3. Woolen Pumpkin Shirt

Under the purple light we stand, it rains
I forgot how to introduce myself when it turned too late
You don’t have to do a thing to get me wired
I know you can’t have what you want but you can get me instead of your desire
Me instead of your desire

I’m upon the roofs in a woolen pumpkin shirt
I know you can’t have what you’re worth but you can cage me just like a lovebird
We’re gonna fall
We’re gonna fall
But tonight we see this all
We’re gonna fall
We’re gonna fall
Someday we’ll meet on the shoreline

We’re gonna fall
We’re gonna fall
Through a purple hall
And a purple wall
Parts of the senses gone
We’re gonna fall
We’re gonna fall
Someday we’ll meet on the shoreline

You don’t really have to do anything to get me wired

I don’t really know where you live
I don’t know if you even exist
All I know is I can’t breathe without you

The sound of the shoreline and this woolen pumpkin shirt
(it’s all I’ve ever really owned)
The sound of the shoreline and this woolen pumpkin shirt
(it’s all I’ve ever really owned)
You don’t really have to do anything to get me wired
(I wish I could be what you desire)
You don’t really have to do anything to get me wired
(I wish I could be what you desire)

4. Dominique I

Into the gloom

In this empty room
Your wire is hanging around my head
Into the gloom
In this empty room
Your wire is hanging around my head
Your wire is hanging around my head
And I am only running after you
Into the gloom
In this empty room

Your wire is hanging around my head

Your wire is hanging around my head
We’re in the blind corner we’re blind you said
Like you said
Your wire is hanging around my head
We’re in the blind corner we’re blind you said

Like you said

Into the gloom
In this empty room
Your wire is hanging around my head
Into the gloom
In this empty room
Your wire is hanging around my head
Your wire is hanging around my head
And I am only running after you
Into the gloom
In this empty room

Your wire is hanging around my head

Your wire is hanging around my head
We’re in the blind corner we’re blind you said
Like you said
Your wire is hanging around my head
We’re in the blind corner we’re blind you said
Like you said
We’re in the blind corner
Oh, Dominique
Trying so hard to be closer to surging seas

We fade

All we want is just one thing

But it’s changing and whirling

5. The Rain People

Rain people
And the years between us
There’s more than we’re able to tell

The same people
And the years between us
There’s more than we’re able to tell

The world has turned around
We’re on a shoreline now
She wants to float in the rain
Above the town hall

The rain people
And the words between us
There’s more than I’m able to feel

And I need orchestration
For her strange temptation
That’s all I can want from this life

The world has turned around
We’re on a shoreline now
She wants to float in the rain
Yeah, above the town hall

The world has turned around
We’re on a shoreline now
She wants to float in the rain
Yeah, above the town hall

Above the town hall

6. Clouds On The Wall

Clouds on the wall
Everything between these years turns whiter than snow
Clouds on the wall
Everything between these years turns whiter than snow
Clouds on the wall
Everything between these years will burn

I said I don’t wanna take your gold
I don’t wanna take your gold
I don’t wanna take your gold
I want these walls and a piece of the sky
I don’t wanna take your gold
I don’t wanna take your gold
I don’t wanna take your gold
I want these walls and a piece of the sky

Clouds on the wall
Everything
Is whiter than pale sun that’s turning
Clouds on the wall
Let’s breath it in
Listen how these smiles are burning
To find what you want
Impossible
Because it must find you

I said I don’t wanna take your gold
I don’t wanna take your gold
I don’t wanna take your gold
I want these walls and a piece of the sky
I don’t wanna take your gold
I don’t wanna take your gold
I don’t wanna take your gold
I want these walls and a piece of the sky

I said I don’t wanna take your gold
I don’t wanna take your gold
I don’t wanna take your gold
I want these walls and a piece of the sky
I said I don’t wanna take your gold
I don’t wanna take your gold
I don’t wanna take your gold
I want these walls and a piece of the sky

I don’t wanna take your gold (the clouds will take us away)

I don’t wanna take your gold

I don’t wanna take your gold (the clouds will take us away)

I don’t wanna take your gold (the clouds will take us away)

I don’t wanna take your gold

I don’t wanna take your gold (the clouds will take us away)

7. Garden Road Sphere

This is the first day of knowing
I might not be what you said I would
This is the first day of knowing
That I might not get what you said I could
I walk a beautiful garden road up to a hillside
It’s been here before but I didn’t see it this way
I walk a beautiful garden road up to a hillside
Into garden road sphere

And I’m far from the morning in the rain
I refrain from conversations about zeppelins and how we’re both the same
And I’m far from the morning in the rain
And a plane is flying above all we dreamed of
It’s there, it’s garden road sphere

I love the beauty of not knowing
Somehow it makes more sense than the truth
I love the beauty of not knowing
What stays behind your eyes that are cornflower blue
I walk a beautiful garden road up to a hillside
It’s been here before but I didn’t see it this way
I walk a beautiful garden road up to a hillside
Into garden road sphere

And I’m far from the morning in the rain
I refrain from conversations about zeppelins and how we’re both the same
And I’m far from the morning in the rain
And a plane is flying above all we dreamed of
It’s there, it’s garden road sphere

And I’m far from the morning in the rain
I refrain from conversations about zeppelins and how we’re both the same
And I’m far from the morning in the rain
And a plane is flying above all we dreamed of
It’s there, it’s garden road sphere

8. Dominique II

I’m here until you sleep
If you depart, I’m sliced in halves
If you leave before I do, I’m leaving twice
Because the way you turn and stare
Is moving me somewhere in the air
Just like wings of a crane for a sparrow
It’s something insane in a form of an arrow’s flight
And existence doesn’t feel like life at all

Forever is transformed here
Forever is adorned here
And existence doesn’t feel like life at all
And existence doesn’t feel like life at all
And existence doesn’t feel like life at all

And existence doesn’t feel like life at all
And existence doesn’t feel like life at all
Forever is transformed here
Forever is adorned here
And existence doesn’t feel like life at all
And existence doesn’t feel like life at all
And existence doesn’t feel like life at all

And existence doesn’t feel like life at all
And existence doesn’t feel like life at all
Forever is transformed here
Forever is adorned here
And existence doesn’t feel like life at all
And existence doesn’t feel like life at all
And existence doesn’t feel like life at all

9. Bengal Fires

Somewhere along all these years that go by
We enter the hallway
Of half-goodbyes

I wanted to say that I really do believe
In the pure sincerity
In you

It’s dead, the connection
We entered separate hallways of time
All I remember is a bengal fire

Somewhere between the centuries that go by
We enter a new land
Underneath the bengal fires

And there I will meet another version of you
Do you believe in replacements
You should

It’s dead, the connection
We entered the separate hallways of time
All I remember is a bengal fire
But still when the sun sets and the rain gets me to recall that version of you
That version of you was it really you?

And still when the sun sets and the rain gets me to recall that version of you

That version of you was it really you?

 

Orange Morning (2013)

 

Lyrics by Anssi Neuvonen

1. Faces Against Orange Rain

 

Our faces against orange rain
Half awake

Hours from real names

Our faces against orange rain
Half insane

A rivulet of champagne

When something’s telling
Don’t unveil your both eyes

Attraction eats your stare

Yeah, something’s telling
Don’t unveil your both eyes

Attraction eats your stare

Our faces against orange rain
Our faces against orange rain

Our faces against orange rain

2. Daydream City

 

It’s a flash from a place I will never step into
Cruel reality hits me with its ironic chain
It’s a flash, it’s a lightning, a fragment of memory

Cruel reality hits me with its iron chain

Maybe once or twice
But I can’t go back
The city in my eyes

Is gone

It’s a flash from a place I will never step into
Cruel reality hits me with its ironic chain
It’s a flash, it’s a lightning, a fragment of memory

Cruel reality hits me with its iron chain

Maybe once or twice
But I can’t go back
The city in my eyes will disappear into the night
Into the night
I wake up in the square and for a while I’m almost there
But everything will disappear like a daylight into the night
Into the night

 

Maybe once or twice
But I can’t go back
The city in my eyes will disappear like a light into the black
I wake up in the square (and for a while I’m almost there)
I’ll disappear, I’ll disappear (like a light into the night)
The city in my eyes will disappear like a light into the night
I’ll disappear into the night (and I can’t come back)
I’ll disappear into the night (and I can’t come back)
I’ll disappear into the night (and I can’t come back)
I’ll disappear into the night
And I can’t come back
And I can’t come back

And I can’t come back

3. Windvane

 

A pathway through uncharted land
When twilight shakes the attention span
An empty suitcase in our hands
I’ve heard about a better plan
But as long as the sun runs back and forth

Yeah, I know we don’t understand anything

When the morning burns
We fly like a kite while we turn the blind eye
To this age and this life
Telescope we refused to drop

It will dart from direction no one did foresee

A pathway through uncharted land
Nothing to fear but to understand
A slingshot without a rubber band
What is out of hand can’t be unplanned
In an aeroplane over forgotten shore
Yeah, I know I don’t remember anything

I don’t remember anything

When the morning burns
We fly like a kite while we turn the blind eye

To this age and this life

Tell us something we used to know
Tell us something new, something too stale
Telescope we refused to drop
It will dart from direction no one believed
A lighthouse on forgotten shore
It’s lights out for the things you’ve learned to love
You don’t need to retell how you feel

A perfect future can’t have a contract under seal

A pathway through uncharted land

When twilight shakes the attention span

4. A Fall Through The Roofs

 

The stairs
To our next roof
Won’t go upwards

Won’t go upwards

The stairs
To our next view
Won’t go upwards

Won’t go upwards

Exactly how?
How to get through?
Don’t go upwards

Don’t go upwards

Forget your name
Transplanted truths
Acquired fears

Fall through the roofs

The day
I know it’s time
No one in the mirror

No walls to climb

The day
I know it’s time
A stare through the mirror

A nail through the spine

Exactly how?
How to get through?
Don’t go upwards

Don’t go upwards

Forget your name
Transplanted truths
Acquired fears

Fall through the roofs

Forget your name
As we fall
Forget your name
As we fall

Together

Again
Again and again
Repeating the scale

Repeating the scale

Again
Again and again
Repeat and exhale

Repeat and exhale

And again
Again and again
No one knows when

No one knows when

Forget your name
Transplanted truths
Acquired fears

Fall through the roofs

Forget your name
As we fall
Forget your name
As we fall

Together

5. Morning Fire

 

News of another day
The roofs, the sky

On fire

All but there, halfway
Hold the line

We’ll see the scene entirely

Upon the old belfry
We cut the ropes

We cut the wires

Upon this town we’re free
The roofs, entire town

The sky on fire

This time we won’t stand aside and smile
This time we don’t see the frozen firesides
It’s time to cut the wire and feel

The morning fire against our faces

I’ll blow my horn until
The flames decide

To hide

I’ll hear your drum until
My ears won’t hear

The breath of mine

Clouds upon the trees
A release

We left betimes this breezy morning

Let’s hope the forceful wind
Won’t crash

Our frail, our imaginary balloon

This time we won’t stand aside and smile
This time we don’t see the frozen firesides
It’s time to cut the wire and feel
This time we won’t stand aside and smile
We don’t, we don’t see the frozen firesides
It’s time to cut the wire and feel

The morning fire against our faces

I’ll blow my horn until
The flames decide

To die

6. Mellow

 

Try to see you’re really here
In this room, you’re really here
Scare of change is a needless fear

This song goes on for years and years

Try to see the waves of time
In a plastic pool outside
Can you see the waves of time

Slowing down the speed of life

Everything is in place in this room
When the sun is slowly sinking into an aquarium
Forever spins like a smile on a carousel
When the sun is slowly sinking into an aquarium
Forget the world is dying
Try to see this in your mind
Through walls of closed eyes, ceilings of quiet
Try to see this like an eager child
The age and the downfall of life
Everything is in place in this room
When the sun is slowly sinking into an aquarium
Forever spins like a smile on a carousel
When the sun is slowly sinking into an aquarium
Forget the world is dying

 

7. 1999

 

Coming, coming down now
Coming on a wave and start again
Coming, coming down now
Coming down on a wave and start again

 

Coming, coming down now
Coming down on a wave of a distant light
In the world we knew
The only thing that’s worth remembering
In the world we knew
The only thing that’s worth remembering

 

You’re a distant smile
Too refulgent for me

 

Coming, coming down now
Coming down on a wave and start again
Coming, coming down now
Coming down on a wave and start again
Coming down, coming down now
Coming on a wave of a distant light
In the world we knew
The only thing that’s worth remembering
In the world we knew
The only thing that’s worth remembering

 

Don’t discolor the orange rain
Something should always glow
Illusions slowly fade
Our actions are delayed
Just don’t discolor the orange rain
Don’t discolor the orange rain

 

Don’t discolor the orange rain
Something should always glow
Illusions slowly fade
Our actions are delayed
Just don’t discolor the orange rain
Just don’t discolor the orange rain
Don’t discolor the orange rain

 

You’re a distant smile
Too refulgent for me
You’re a distant smile
Too refulgent for me
For me

 

8. Otherworld

 

Home in a distant land
Where time is irrelevant
Relieved breath of air
Flags our shirts on a clothesline

 

Airily, to another world
We float on a mellow whirl
Through smiles on the faces
Without the next morning

 

And so
Tomorrow
The boat will leave
To the other sea
To something real
Tomorrow
The boat will leave
But tomorrow lies
Miles from here

 

Golden, golden flame inside
A heyday, a rising tide
Relieved breath of air
Flags our shirts on a clothesline

 

Slowly, to another world
We float on a mellow whirl
Through afternoon parties
Without the next morning

 

And so
Tomorrow
The boat will leave
To the other sea
To something real
Tomorrow
The boat will leave
But tomorrow lies
Miles from here

 

Home in a distant land
Air in another whirl to feel
Home in a distant land
Air in another whirl to feel

 

9. Whale Hymn

 

In a dream
I am dreaming about another dream
Burning waves won’t wake me
Burning waves won’t wake me

 

In a dream
There’s a lighthouse undersea
Neon shine sliced my eyes
Neon shine sliced my eyes
My eyes in another dream