Book of Dreams Album

Artist(s): The Steve Miller Band

Cover Art

The Steve Miller Band Book of Dreams Cover Art

Tracklist

Threshold

length: 1:07
producer: Steve Miller
mixer: Jim Gaines
engineer: Mike Fusaro
assistant mixer: Win Kutz
synthesizer: Byron Allred
composer: Steve Miller, Byron Allred, Steve Miller, Byron Allred

Instrumental

Jet Airliner

length: 4:26
producer: Steve Miller
mixer: Jim Gaines
engineer: Mike Fusaro
bass: Lonnie Turner
drums (drum set): Gary Mallaber
assistant mixer: Win Kutz
lead vocals: Steve Miller
guitar: Steve Miller
composer: Paul Pena
lyricist: Paul Pena
Leavin' home, out on the road
I've been down before
Ridin' along in this big ol' jet plane
I've been thinkin' about my home
But my love light seems so far away
And I feel like it's all been done
Somebody's tryin' to make me stay
You know I've got to be movin' on

Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
Don't carry me too far away
Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
'Cause it's here that I've got to stay

Goodbye to all my friends at home
Goodbye to people I've trusted
I've got to go out and make my way
I might get rich you know I might bet busted
But my heart keeps calling me backwards
As I get on the 707
Ridin' high I got tears in my eyes
You know you got to go through hell
Before you get to heaven

Big ol' jet airliner
Don't carry me too far away
Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
'Cause it's here that I've got to stay

Touchin' down in New England town
Feel the heat comin' down
I've got to keep on keepin' on
You know the big wheel keeps on spinnin' around
And I'm goin' with some hesitation
You know that I can surely see
That I don't want to get caught up in any of that
Funky **** goin' down in the city

Big ol' jet airliner
Don't carry me too far away
Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
'Cause it's here that I've got to stay

Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
Don't carry me too far away
Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
'Cause it's here that I've got to stay
Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah

Big ol' jet airliner
Don't carry me too far away
Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
'Cause it's here that I've got to stay

Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
Carry me to my home
Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
'Cause it's there that I belong

Winter Time

length: 3:13
producer: Steve Miller
mixer: Jim Gaines
engineer: Mike Fusaro
bass: Bob Glaub
harmonica: Norton Buffalo
assistant mixer: Win Kutz
composer: Steve Miller
lyricist: Steve Miller

Swingtown

length: 3:57
producer: Steve Miller
mixer: Jim Gaines
engineer: Mike Fusaro
assistant mixer: Win Kutz
writer: Chris McCarty, Steve Miller
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Come on and dance, come on and dance
Let's make some romance
You know the night is fallin' and the music's callin'
And we've got to get down to Swingtown

We've been workin' so hard
We've been workin' so hard
Come on baby, come on baby, let's dance
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Come on and dance, come on and dance
We may not get another chance
You know the night is fallin' and the music's callin'
And we've got to get down to Swingtown

True Fine Love

length: 2:40
producer: Steve Miller
mixer: Jim Gaines
engineer: Mike Fusaro
bass: Lonnie Turner
guitar: Steve Miller
drums (drum set): Gary Mallaber
assistant mixer: Win Kutz
lead vocals: Steve Miller
composer: Steve Miller
lyricist: Steve Miller
I ain't complainin' but I'd sure like to find me
A true, fine love
Someone another, that's as sweet as your mother
A true, fine love

'Cause the time is right, for walking in the moonlight
I have suddenly found I'm ready to settle down
So come on get your rocks off, I'm gonna knock your socks off, you'll see
Oh yeah
So come on, pretty baby, we're going to raise a family

There'll be no hesitatin', 'cause I'm so tired of waitin'
For a true, fine love
Someone another like a sister or brother
A true, fine love

'Cause the time is right, for walking in the moonlight
I have suddenly found I'm ready to settle down
So come on get your rocks off, I'm gonna knock your socks off, you'll see
Oh yeah
So come on, pretty baby, we're going to raise a family

Well, I ain't complainin' but I'd sure like to find me
A true, fine love
Someone another, that's as sweet as your mother
A true, fine love

'Cause the time is right, for walking in the moonlight
I have suddenly found I'm ready to settle down
We'll have a boy for you
Be my baby, raise a family
So come on get your socks off, I'm gonna knock your rocks off

Wish Upon a Star

length: 3:40
producer: Steve Miller
mixer: Jim Gaines
engineer: Mike Fusaro
assistant mixer: Win Kutz
composer: Steve Miller
lyricist: Steve Miller
Close your eyes
Rest your head
Let your spirits rise
Sleepy head
Rest your mind
It's been well fed
You can be what you want to

And it doesn't matter who you are
It doesn't matter where you are
If you wish upon a star
If you wish upon a star

And it doesn't matter who you are
It doesn't matter where you are
If you wish upon a star
If you wish upon a star

Close your eyes
Say goodnight
Hug your lover
Real tight
Let your dreams
Into your heart
Let your dreams take flight

And it doesn't matter who you are
It doesn't matter where you are
If you wish upon a star
If you wish upon a star

It doesn't matter who you are
It doesn't matter where you are
If you wish upon a star
If you wish upon a star

It doesn't matter who you are
It doesn't matter where you are
If you wish upon a star
If you wish upon a star

Jungle Love

length: 3:09
producer: Steve Miller
piano: Byron Allred
mixer: Jim Gaines
engineer: Mike Fusaro
bass: Lonnie Turner
guitar: Greg Douglass
percussion: Gary Mallaber
drums (drum set): Gary Mallaber
assistant mixer: Win Kutz
lead vocals: Steve Miller
synthesizer: Byron Allred
writer: Greg Douglass, Lonnie Turner
I met you on somebody's island
You thought you had known me before
I brought you a crate of papaya
Then waited all night by your door
You probably wouldn't remember
I probably couldn't forget
Jungle love, in the surf, in the pouring rain
Everything's better when wet

Jungle love, it's drivin' me mad
It's makin' me crazy
Jungle love, it's drivin' me mad
It's makin' me crazy

But lately you live in the jungle
I never see you alone
But we need some definite answers
So I thought I would write you a poem
The question to everyone's answer
Is usually asked from within
But the patterns of the rain and the truth they contain
Have written my life on your skin

Jungle love, it's drivin' me mad
It's makin' me crazy, crazy
Jungle love, it's drivin' me mad
It's makin' me crazy

You treat me like I was your ocean
You swim in my blood when it's warm
My cycles of circular motion
Protect you and keep you from harm
You live in a world of illusion
Where everything's peaches and cream
We all face a scarlet conclusion
But we spend our time in a dream

Jungle love, it's drivin' me mad
It's makin' me crazy, crazy
Jungle love, it's drivin' me mad
It's makin' me crazy, crazy

Jungle love, it's drivin' me mad
It's makin' me crazy, crazy
Jungle love, it's drivin' me mad
It's makin' me crazy

Electro Lux Imbroglio

length: 0:58
producer: Steve Miller
mixer: Jim Gaines
engineer: Mike Fusaro
assistant mixer: Win Kutz
composer: Steve Miller
Instrumental

Sacrifice

length: 5:21
producer: Steve Miller
mixer: Jim Gaines
engineer: Mike Fusaro
guest acoustic guitar: Curley Cooke
guest guitar: Les Dudek
assistant mixer: Win Kutz
writer: Les Dudek, Curley Cooke, Steve Miller
Thought about the folks back home
All those miles that we had roamed
Still can see your pretty hair
When I come back will you be there
You flew away like a kite
I hope you find your light
I pray they treat you right
What a sacrifice

Miles and miles I have roamed
Lookin' for that home sweet home
Thought I had the love with you
But I found out that you weren't true
You made me feel so nice
Ready for wedding rice
Then you said no dice
What a sacrifice

Lookin' back on time that's gone
I realized I might have been wrong
But Macon took you for a ride
They broke us up for their own pride
But you were young and didn't understand
That you had found your lifetime man
Maybe someday you'll see
It gets so lonely being free
So don't be wrong twice
What a sacrifice

The Stake

length: 3:59
producer: Steve Miller
mixer: Jim Gaines
engineer: Mike Fusaro
bass: Lonnie Turner
harmonica: Norton Buffalo
percussion: Gary Mallaber
drums (drum set): Gary Mallaber
assistant mixer: Win Kutz
lead vocals: Steve Miller
guitar: David Denny and Steve Miller
composer: David Denny
lyricist: David Denny
Burnin', burnin', all you can take
Wheels are turning in the bed you make
I'll take you over, you're tied at the stake
Nobody loves you like the way I do

Light rain's over, the sun's all around
Four-leaf clover as I pull you down
I'll take you over, you're tied at the stake
Nobody loves you like the way I do
Nobody loves you like the way I do

Nobody loves you like the way I do

My Own Space

length: 3:05
producer: Steve Miller
mixer: Jim Gaines
engineer: Mike Fusaro
assistant mixer: Win Kutz
writer: Bobby Winkelman, Joseph M. Cooper

Babes in the Wood

length: 2:33
producer: Steve Miller
mixer: Jim Gaines
engineer: Mike Fusaro
assistant mixer: Win Kutz
composer: Steve Miller
lyricist: Steve Miller
Instrumental