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"Dream" by Jay Eubanks

Jay Eubanks bought property in Enoch as an investment only to discover that groundwater mining was making the ground around his house collapse and causing the city to declare his investment home uninhabitable. It's called "subsidence" and it's cropping up around the state in places where aquifers are being overdrawn. When reporter Judy Fahys asked Eubanks what he did to unwind from stress like this, he told her he makes music. This is the song that emerged from his ordeal.  

Started out with a dream
To take a chance on a new way
A little luck to make a better day
Get some freedom
Live the way that I wanna be

Gotta give another try
Keep it goin' till the day I die
Keep the dream alive
Gettin' knocked down don't ever bother me
Well that's how I live free

And when the darkest hour comes
When it's time to beat a demon, I'll be the one

Goin' at it again
But then I been knocked down to my knees
Plan B and C have gone to G
Can't you see?
I could die if it won't stop takin' all the life outta me

But when the darkest hour comes
When it's time to beat a demon, I'll be the one

Don't let it get you down
Things gonna work out somehow
When you think that it's just too much
You've got to hold on
And you hold on longer

Pick up the pieces again
It's only up from here, 'cause at least
It can't really get no worse, oh no no
Oh, wait a minute. Are you serious!? Not again!

But when the darkest hour comes
When it's time to beat a demon, I'll be the one

And I tell myself
Don't let it get you down
Things gonna work out somehow
When you think that it's just too much
You've got to hold on
And you hold on longer

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