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From temperate climes, through rain, set sail

Ribbons of water, they sparkle and spangle

In the coming sun, falling through liquid streets

Into the jungle and out of the rain
Steal into dreamtiger eyes and slowly leave behind

Domino days of time, inches of distance

Slip past the double-edged sword of building

The cost of building more, or of just maintaining

Feel the dreamtigers prowling free and easy

But ribbons of memory still tumble and tangle

And turn into questions, "Can your friends trust you now?"
Only dreamtigers never have a need to change

In time, as night declines, fleeting and fading

Ribbons of laughter, they jingle and jangle

And all the dream-tigers retreat back into the trees

With green, smiling eyes, at the coming of the day


from The Whirlaway Sessions (20th Anniversary Alternative Mixes), released August 2, 2019
Original version on Whirlaway, released August 1, 1999
From the 1999 Bakery Records/Camera Obscura Records CD "Whirlaway"
"Dreamtigers Mix" is previously unreleased

Produced by Tadpoles
Recorded at Ampreon Recorder, Youngstown, Ohio by Pete Drivere
Additional recording and overdubs engineered by Gene Holder at Jolly Roger Studio, Hoboken, NJ
"Dreamtigers Mix" by Gene Holder at Jolly Roger Studio, Hoboken, NJ

Todd Parker - Keyboards, Guitar
Nick Kramer - Vocals, Guitar
David Max - Bass
Adam Boyette - Drums

©1999 N. Kramer/Max/Parker, BMI


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Tadpoles Hoboken, New Jersey

Tadpoles, based in Hoboken, NJ, disbanded in 2000 after releasing 4 critically acclaimed studio albums, 1 live album and 1 E.P. all on their own Bakery Records label (except for their last studio album, Whirlaway, which was released on Australia's Camera Obscura Records.) The group was formed by vocalist/guitarist, Todd Parker and original drummer, Michael Kite Audino in New York City in 1990. ... more

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