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"My Afternoon Dream" - Jhené Aiko [Vimeo Music Video, Free Download, Lyrics]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published March 17, 2014

The extraordinarily talented Jhené Aiko has released a special song on her 26th birthday: "My Afternoon Dream" is a beautiful soaring tune with a matching video. Watch above, and head to her SoundCloud page for a free download.

"My Afternoon Dream" starts with an airy piano and percussion. There are slight rippling sounds that give the sense of a needle scratching delicately over a vinyl record. Electronic synth and boombastic bass come in before Aiko's vocal, which sounds hypnotically lovely. There is some heavy production at points, but Aiko's voice remains as the natural centerpiece of the song.

"My Afternoon Dream" lyrics (from Jhené Aiko's Tumblr):

we were coastin
on the coast when
you opened
my eyes….
made me notice
where the ocean
was holding the sky….

right.

i was blinded
your smile shining
behind those green eyes

the horizon’s
so enticing
please say you’ll be mine

don’t wake me up
cuz I’m in love
with all that you are….
you make me see
the truth in things,
I think that you are…
the remedy for everything,
it seems that you are….

the truth itself,
cuz nothing else
can take me so far

my afternoon dream when
the world is speedin
i am still sleepin
in my blue dream &
i know the meaning
for all the seasons
you are the reason
my love

my mind
is open so
wide,
since you came
inside
i feel so
alive
without you
life
just passes
by,
passes
by,
passes
by.

don’t wake me up
cuz I’m in love
with all that you are
you make me see
the truth in things
i think that you are
the remedy for everything
it seems that you are
the truth itself
cuz nothing else
can take me so far…..

my afternoon dream when
the world is sleeping
i am still thinking
of my blue dream

it’s bliss…..

Note on Vimeo and video production credits:

Happy 3:16 .... for my 26th birthday I wanted to share with you .... "My Afternoon Dream"
Written and performed by: Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo
Produced by: Key Wayne
shot by: @KrissyNamaze & Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo
edited by: Jhenè Aiko Efuru Chilombo
s/o to iMovie & GoPro camera :-p
Mahalo !
Visual by: Jhene' Aiko

jhene-aiko-my-afternoon-dream-2014

Source: Jhené Aiko Vimeo

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