When I Stop Dreaming

Author: Beachwood Sparks
Appearances: v/a – Loose: New Sounds of the Old West Volume Three
Comment: Originally recorded by The Louvin Brothers. The song has also been recorded by Roy Orbinson, George Jones and Emmylou Harris.
Lyrics:

When I stop dreaming
That’s when I’ll stop loving you

The worst that I’ve ever been hurt in my life
The first time I ever wanted to die
Was the night when you told me you loved someone new
And asked me if I could forget

When I stop dreaming
That’s when I’ll stop loving you

(I’d be like a flower unwanted in spring
Alone and neglected transplanted in vain
To a garden of sadness where it’s pedals will fall
In the shadow of undying pain)

You can teach the flowers to bloom in the snow
You may take a pebble and teach it to grow
You can teach all the raindrops to return to the clouds
But you can’t teach my heart to forget