To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

by Robert Svilpa

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People gather in pairs, in groups, in crowds To remember these words whispered like a shout out loud Nothing noble, but still truly profound You would need to listen hard, listen for their sound The people watching did whatever they could The man who kneeled on his neck I’m sure he understood I can’t breathe, man Eight minutes and forty six seconds was what it took To extinguish one flame, ignite the fire in the roots No one knew this spark could enflame people so quick Branch to branch, leaf to leaf, word of mouth like rubbing two sticks These words make it clear, there’s no compromises here I can't breathe, man! I can't breathe, man! <guitar solo> The riot gear, disregard of human rights, the gas bringing up tears The chants of the protestors are still ringing in my ears We may be black, white, brown, yellow, red What’s the reason more of one color ends up dead? Those words are shouted, there are no compromises here I can't breathe, man All the while an orange man leers and smiles Refusing blame for everything but stoking the fire with his words Speaking in forked tongue things his people want to hear While the rest of us stand in horror, our eyes filled with tears In frustration we march, chant these words and stand our ground I can't breathe, man! I can't breathe, man! I can't breathe, man!
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This is a project that has spanned 3+ years from initiation to final completion. A collection of songs reflective of a set of dreams, spanning soothing through intense and frightening. Just like dreams provide the conscious mind a way to process and assimilate experiences, these songs provide a way for me and ostensibly the listener to process things. Events like the BLM protests and the shocking things that provoked them are covered in "8:46" with my great friends Durga McBroom on lead and harmony vocals, and Jerry Marotta on drums and percussion. Details for the track list are below - tracks will be added when the production is completed.

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

1. Dreamscape Suite - Level 1 (10:20)
2. Colossus (4:54)
3. Pareidolia (9:21)
4. 8:46 (featuring Durga McBroom) (7:39)
5. In memory of… (6:06)
6. Dreamscape Suite - Level 2 (4:20)
7. Abaddon (8:39)
8. Dreamscape Suite - Level 3 [parts i to iv] (9:45)

Running time: 61:04

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releases January 9, 2022

Robert Svilpa - guitars, keyboards, bass guitars, drums and percussion, lead and harmony vocals

Durga McBroom - lead & harmony vocals on "8:46"
Marc Miller - fret and fretless bass guitars, Chapman Stick, Mellotron, Taurus bass pedals, drums and percussion on "In memory of..."
Andy Edwards - drums and percussion on "Pareidolia" & "Level 3"
John Jowitt - bass guitars
Jimmy Keegan - drums and percussion on "Colossus" & "Abaddon"
Brian Timpe - bass guitar on "Colossus"
Sean Fairchild - 6 string bass guitar on "Abaddon"

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Robert Svilpa Orlando, Florida

Robert Svilpa is an independent Progressive Rock multi-instrumental artist, vocalist & musician with four full releases available on Spotify, Amazon Music, YT Music, iTunes, Pandora & many other networks.

Robert Svilpa - guitars, keyboards, bass & vocals

with:
Andy Edwards, Jimmy Keegan, John Jowitt, Todd Sucherman, Durga McBroom, Brian Timpe,
Sean Fairchild,
Marc Miller, Chris Cullman & more
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