Dreams of Leaving (Demo V2)

by Parralox

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Shortly before leaving for our live performance at FAC251 in Manchester, I started work on Dreams of Leaving.

The song was originally recorded by The Human League MkI in 1979.

Parralox is currently working on a cover of the entire Travelogue album, on which Dreams of Leaving appears.

Heaven 17 were due to perform the Reproduction and Travelogue albums on March 19 and 20 in Sheffield and London respectively, but both shows were cancelled due to this damn Coronavirus.

I present you with Version 2 of Dreams of Leaving.

This version was recorded on Thursday the 20th of February, 2020 at Subterrane Recording Studio, Melbourne, Australia.

Please look after each other, and stay safe.

xx John + Johanna.


Dreams of Leaving
(Marsh / Oakey / Ware)

Someone stopped the clock when we should have started early
If we miss the morning meeting our lives will be in danger
Someone's trying to stop us, there is someone in our party
It is someone with a grudge and they won't let us reach the border

Our lives are in his hands, we pay with Krugerrands
The currency of pain to help us leaving
While back in our homeland the ones who make a stand
Are taken from their homes and no one hears of them again

I felt I had to come here, I thought things would be better
The situation's changed but I find I'm still resented
Someone wants my job it is someone in this building
Someone's spreading rumors and I don't feel I can stay here

I think I'm going north and now's the time to leave
The people there they say are good to strangers
And if I do my best and try to settle in
I'm sure I can be just like someone's neighbour

I'm sure I can be just like someone's neighbour

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management


released March 18, 2020
Dedicated to John Cleese

Production Credits :
Producer - John von Ahlen
Engineer - Juan del Toro
Vocals - John von Ahlen

Recorded at Subterrane Recording Studio, Melbourne, Australia on Thursday the 20th of February, 2020

Original File Information :
Parralox - 209 - Dreams of Leaving V2 - 2020 02 20.wav

US Management - CAMP Entertainment adam@campentertainment.com
US PR - Project Publicity len.evans@projectpublicity.com

© 2020 BMG Rights Management
℗ 2020 Subterrane Records


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Parralox Melbourne, Australia

If ever there was a new electronic pop band to encapsulate and emulate the legendary stylings of Depeche Mode, The Human League, Erasure, New Order, Pet Shop Boys and the spirit of Madonna in her 80s day-glo era, then Australia’s Parralox are that modern-day reincarnation. ... more

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