Dream of Myself

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Formally known as "Hummingbird", Emily Kate Boyd wrote this song for her mentor and friend, Seth Godin. Godin invited her to participate in a unique alternative MBA (SAMBA) program in 2009, where she discovered the courage to overcome her crippling fear. This experience reignited her passion to make a difference and bring positive change to the world.


Moving within me like opening wings,
A butterfly landing,
A hummingbird sings.

Inside of this wasteland,
I find a rose,
Follow the wild call,
The sound of my word.

As soon as I said it,
You had me declare it.
And the weight of my promise
Brought sweat to my brow
Been lost in a dream of myself as someone who would let you down

Some speak about a freedom in dazzling frames
In awe of the shimmer and rattle of chains.

But there’s a hook in the worm dear
And no sign of release,
I can choose to be scared now or choose to be free

I'm not looking for trouble
That’s too close for comfort
Or for a new darlin' with an old idea
Been lost in a dream of myself as someone with nothing to give

Separate from the rest like a bird from the nest,
fill the space in my chest with desire.
As I fall through the air,
Every breath is a prayer,
No occasion for fear of the flight,
In a dream of myself as someone who will save a life

No room for regrets here,
My eyes are a new clear.
I have what it takes, dear, to serve my own needs
In a a dream of myself as someone who will take the lead


from Vampires at Sea, released February 14, 2012
Written By Emily Kate Boyd, Gareth Asher, Jesse Tyler, Will Robertson, Cat Moon Erickson

Steel – Clay Cook
Drums – Torin Degnats
URB – Will Robertson
Vox – Jesse Tyler, Nicki Thrailkill, EKB
Agtr – Will
Mandolin – Will
Piano – Jesse




JoyScout Atlanta, Georgia

Based in Atlanta, GA, JoyScout is a collective of musicians focused around Emily Kate Boyd, Nicki Thrailkill & Jesse Tyler. As songwriters and seasoned live performers, JoyScout invent an eclectic identity through their exploration of folk, rock and alternative country.

Currently, JoyScout is no longer performing live as a band. EKB's new project is www.emilykateboyd.com
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