The Pegasus Awards

Lawrence Dean SAM IF

 

Pegasus Awards

Award Year Category Song
2021 Best Filk Song Second-Hand Heaven
2021 Best Writer/Composer  

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category Song Sample
2020 Best Media Song Do You Want to Build an Iron Man?  
2016 Best Adapted Song Do You Want to Build an Iron Man?  

Lawrence Dean wrote his first filk song in 1980. His songs have appeared in anthologies, convention songbooks, fanzines, and in his own songbook and CD, entitled Labyrinth of Shadows.

Lawrence helped create the Flying Filk Fund in 1988 to bring North American guests to British Filkcons. He was Guest of Honor at the UK Filkcon XIlophone in 1999, Featured Filk Guest at Confluence 2006 in Pittsburgh, and Interfilk Guest at Conflikt 2 in Seattle in 2009. He has won three Sam awards and been nominated for a Pegasus.

Lawrence has written over 135 songs, nearly half of which are Filk or Filk related. The rest are a mix of Folk, Country and Contemporary. His music has been performed and recorded by professional folksingers and fellow filkers across America, Canada, Australia and the UK.

His album, Labyrinth of Shadows, is available on Bandcamp.

www.lawrencedean.com
www.lawrencedean.co.uk


 

Representative Work for the 2021 Pegasus Awards

Following Our Dreams (mp3)

Words and Music: Copyright ©2001 by Lawrence Dean
All Rights Reserved
Lyrics posted with permission of the author

All over this world there are people who yearn
For stories of how it could be
For us and our kind as the centuries turn
All of the wonders we'll see

They read and collect all the books for their own
Cast episodes to the TV
Catch every movie however it's shown
Thus, do their spirits soar free

They are following the future
Following their dreams
Fables spun of tomorrows to come
With many things yet to be seen

If you would go where these devotees go
There's plenty of room for you there
Soon you could know all the thrills that they know
Imagine it too if you dare

For then you will find you've discovered a place
Amazing, enchanting and rare
That's filled with the magic of infinite space
Breathtaking visions to share

You are following the future
Following your dreams
Fables spun of tomorrows to come
With many things yet to be seen

Once you have chosen to step through that door
It's there that your heart will now dwell
Like so many others who've come there before
Including this singer as well

While all of our troubles just vanish away
Whenever we're under its spell
The universe beckons; we're leaving today
For Dune or for Pern or for Pell

We are following the future
Following our dreams
Fables spun of tomorrows to come
With many things yet to be seen

Yes, we're following the future
Following our dreams
Fables spun of tomorrows to come
With many things yet to be seen

 

 
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