Once, my life was like a dream
I remember when there was a time
I felt so free inside
Free and alive
When I held my eyes up
To the sky
For once in my life

O, once upon a time
Inventing in the everyday
In a fantasy I would live in like a play
I went my own way
I never listened whenever they would say

Once the story ends, a normal life begins
Imaginary friends are fading in the wind
You're too old to go on believing in a dream
Now's the time to open up your eyes & see

But when we were small
They taught us to dream all
These dreams of
Joy and laughter
In rhythms and rhyme
Like happily ever after
And once upon a time

And now it's time to choose
Whether to live or lose
These dreams of
Joy and laughter
In rhythm and rhyme
Like happily ever after
And once upon a time


from First Flight, released November 19, 2013



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Oakes & Smith Tyringham, Massachusetts

Robert Oakes and Katherine Smith both hail from musical families and began playing and singing at an early age. They met in 2007 and immediately set to work collaborating on art and music projects. They formed this singing and songwriting duo in early 2010 and started performing in venues throughout the Northeastern US. Currently, they are at work on their debut full-length album. ... more

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