Cecilee Linke

I can write you a story, teach you French, sing you a song.

Thing A Week #2 – The Language of Dreams

The Language of Dreams

Not every song I’m doing for this series is a completely new song. Some of these tunes are things I’ve been playing around with for a while but just haven’t done much with yet other than playing them live and watching people’s reactions.

I wrote this in September/October 2016. I remember because it was a chilly fall day when this song came to me, the leaves were changing and so was the relationship I had with the person I wrote this song about. There’s someone on the periphery of my life who I had hoped to become friends with. Unfortunately, they made some hurtful comments about me that I heard about secondhand. Things like, I hum too much, I talk too loudly, I’m too this, too that. Whatever, I’ve heard worse.

But of all those comments, “I don’t know how anyone can stand her,” was the statement that hurt the most. So much for being friends. I don’t need that kind of negativity in my life.

I acknowledge that I’m always in my own little world (and the people like me there, what can I say?). I’m a bubbly person and I like that. I’m not going to spend my life wallowing in negativity. I speak my own “language of dreams,” and sometimes people get it (my husband, my close friends, etc), and some people don’t. I think of someone who “speaks the language of dreams” as someone who has their own thing going on that no one else understands. I’ve reached the point of my life where I love who I am, I have people who actually do like me, and if you don’t like it, you don’t have to hang around me. I am who I am and I spent years changing that to try and please people. And I’m done with that.

I was a bit meh on this song at first, to be honest. I liked it but I wasn’t sure it was notable enough to show people. But I started playing it out as a way of changing up the rather atmospheric and more thoughtful songs in my repertoire, and I noticed people paying attention.

Click below to watch the introduction and performance of The Language of Dreams, and make sure to subscribe to my channel! Many more videos to come! 😀