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Hold to a Dream

Hold to a Dream has not been seen in 954 Phish shows.
It was last played: 1996-08-07.
It was played at 0.05% of live shows.
It has been performed live 1 time(s).

Music/Lyrics: Tim O’Brien

Original Artist: Tim O’Brien

Original Album: Odd Man In (1991)

Vocals: Tim O�Brien (lead), Mike (backing)

Debut: 1996-08-07

Historian: Kazimierz O. Wrzeszczynski


“Hold to a Dream” made its one and only Phish concert appearance at Red Rocks on 8/7/96. Until its recording by Tim O’Brien in 1991, the song was probably best known as part of New Grass Revival’s live repertoire. This one-time version, which is often mislabeled on tapes as “Ode to a Dream,” featured its original composer Tim O’Brien joining Phish on mandolin and lead vocals. At Red Rocks, the very melodic and sweet bluegrass song was given a nice, fast Phish beat and groove predominately by Mike’s bass (and backing vocals) as well as Page’s piano accompaniment and Trey’s quick country solo. You can also hear Mike’s well-performed lead vocal effort of this song on tapes from his acoustic appearances with Gordon Stone and Doug Perkins in October of 1996.



Watch Hold to a Dream on YouTube New Grass Revival "Hold to a Dream"






Lyrics:

(O'Brien)
© Howdy Skies Music (ASCAP)

I'm happy to raom, I can find my way through the mountains
To the ocean foam
But if I had a map to show me the way to your heart dear
I'd follow it home

I'm makin' my way through the dim lit streers of the old town
Nowhere to go
Wonderin' if the scenes runnin' in my head will ever slow down
I miss you so

Hold to a dream, carry it up and down
Follow a star, search the world around
Hold to a dream, carry it close to me
I'm frozen in time, you alone can set me free

The rain outside is beatin' down, I'm here at home
And all alone
We used to stay so warm inside, now a night like this
It chills my bones

Hold to a dream, carry it up and down
Follow a star, search the world around
Hold to a dream, carry it close to me
I'm frozen in time, you alone can set me free

I miss you darlin', it's more and more I'm thinkin'
Thinkin' of you
Late at night lyin' in my sleep I'm dreamin'
Dreamin' of you

Hold to a dream, carry it up and down
Follow a star, search the world around
Hold to a dream, carry it close to me
I'm frozen in time, you alone can set me free

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