Reverberation REV028. Release date: Aug 5th 2006

Tim's solo album.

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Before

Seems like we’re traveling parallel / we didn’t align too well / I don’t think we’re moving a mountain any more / contentment sits reluctantly / it fits like a fur lined glove but it feels like a claw / and it’s a cold hold / the radio ticks like a memory / the singer is making a fool of me / playing the music you’ll hear on planet earth / before every word used to speak to me but now I feel like I’m landing on alien turf and I’m out of fuel / dear citizens / dear king and queen / forget slave armies and machines / I’ll stay and learn concepts of love and hate, revenge, protection, longing and regret / I’ll take all I can get / cargo rich as gold / because we’ve got none at home / things have gone missing but haven’t been missed / they could be revived if we wished / if we took a little focus away from the law / that says everything ends up diluted and dissolved like a useless metaphor / it’s a closing / everything ends up diluted and dissolved like a useless metaphor / it’s a cooling fooling force / it’s a closing door / it’s a closing door

Not The Same

We’re not the same I thought that I could change and I thought maybe you might soften / we’re not the same it’s getting more plain and I’m biting my nails more often / on the last rung I was biting my tongue and I keep falling back down the ladder / and I’m right back at where I begun / just a little bit sadder / we’re not the same but I cannot name the point where chemistry started to go wrong / no one’s to blame but it feels like a chain reaction when we try to get along / what’s the point in trying to remember the song when I can’t even remember any of the chords? / and I know that I am running / but I don’t know what I’m running towards / what’s the point in crying? / there’s no point in trying? / there’s no point in lying and all that it affords / we’re not the same and it ain’t just about seeing eye to eye on opinions we don’t happen to share / again and again it’s just a feeing but I feel there was no reason that we neglected to care / and what’s the point in trying to remember what went wrong the first time that we pulled out the swords? / and I know that I am running / but I don’t know what I’m running towards / what’s the point in crying? / there’s no point in trying? / there’s no point in lying and all that it affords

Remember What Came First

Remember what came first and what did come next / one of these days you will be put to the test / put on your warmest clothes / check over all your notes / I can’t tell you that it won’t be hard to become awake and call to mind richer colours different times / cracks could open, you would slip right through / remember every second standing in the sun / you’ll be staring at the stars and then your ride will come / memorise your house but don’t remember it as home / excuse yourself from the world you know / cos the uncertainty’s worth more than all the warmth you know might disappear when you step away from where it’s bright / and they won’t believe you’ll hold them in the deepest place inside your heart while you’re being bathed in golden light / remember sitting as the traffic interlocked / some kind of security, a souvenir you got / memorising faces cos they know who you are / they won’t be distant from afar / because they don’t believe you’d ever lose them as their hold is ultimate and warm to stop you slipping out of sight / and they won’t believe you’ll always hold them / and your loss is infinite while you’re being bathed in golden light

Law For Yourself

Of course this won’t be easy yeah / but it don’t mean it’s gotta be hard / while everything seems designed to catch you off guard / you’ve gotta not think about pretending yeah / don’t have to hide a bit of yourself away / cos everybody expects you to be acting in a different way / you’ve got to not think of repercussions yeah / when you write the law for yourself / cos everything will be illegal to somebody else / they’ll make you feel so uneasy yeah / but don’t try to fit right in / cos if you’re fighting how you feel you’ll never win / in your truest form your light will shine forever / you don’t have to take a number for this ride / if you shake the dust from lies that always bind you / if you place the trust right back on what’s inside / there are rules for your protection yeah / and invisible lines are drawn / and there’s a part that says you can regret anything that you’ve done / if it will avoid embarrassment and not leave you standing alone / but don’t try adopting codes which are not your own

The Sun Is Beginning To Rise

Back where the road looked long / back there we came on so strong / but the cars just speed by now and it’s different somehow / gimme a chance and a mark to fail by / give me a ship and a star to sail by cos there’s colour in my night no it ain’t just black and white / but look at me alone / I can’t light a candle up
to burn off my desires / I got no more time to spend on trying to put out fires / around the world and home again it’s the sailor’s way / but this sailor ain’t buying into something that you’re only gonna let get washed away / come autumn I’ll be gone / you’ll hear the phone ring on and on and on / my front door won’t be locked but I won’t hear you when you knock cos I will be a long way from my home / there’s no earthly way to know which direction where to go / there’s no guessing where we row or which way the river flows / does a hurricane a-blow rain or snow into our eyes / now the sun is beginning to rise / take winter for my bed / leave me to rest instead of waking me if I’m deep cos I’m living a long and dreamless sleep where I am racing across fields towards the dawn / there’s no way of knowing which direction would be best / cos I’ve been running all night long I’m dying for a rest / I’ve crossed so many crossings and I’ve ran so many lights / I’ve lost so many days and I’ve forgotten about so many nights / and all the times I felt alone I was never really alone / and all the things I thought I owned that I didn’t really own / all our lows all our highs / our hellos, goodbyes, and wheres and whys / mean nothing when the sun is beginning to rise / and when the summer comes don’t hang around too long / whisper my name if it supplies some light into your skies until your need to whisper it dies

Maybe

Maybe it will be a beautiful world / maybe we’ll be like the purest of pearls / won’t you sing my song with me? / it’s an easy one / won’t you sing my song with me? / it won’t take very long / maybe you will come with light in your eyes / maybe the sun will learn how to rise / won’t you sing my song with me? / it’s an easy one / won’t you sing my song with me? / it won’t take very long / you don’t have to be strong / lift your voice and come on / come one / come on / come on / maybe it could be a beautiful world / maybe we’ll be like the purest of pearls / won’t you sing my song with me? / it’s an easy one / won’t you sing my song with me? /it won’t take very long

What Are You Doing To Me?

I can’t remember when we first met / I can’t believe that I’d let myself forget / there’s something coming but it hasn’t happened yet / cos I’m still really trying to see / what are you doing to me? / what are you doing to me? / what are you doing to me? / there’s a tower being built in a town below the sea / I could remember when we first met / I could believe that I let myself forget / I could convince myself that this is how to feel / I need to pinch myself to check it’s real / what are you doing to me? / what are you doing to me? / what are you doing to me? / there’s a key that we could hold to a world that we could fold so small / oh can’t you see / what are you doing to me? / what are you doing to me? / what are you doing to me? / there’s a tower being built in a town below the sea

I Can’t Wait That Long

I flew in this morning my lips all cracked and dry / it’s friday night my appetite is gone / and the taste of cigarette it’s the closest that I can get / you’re coming monday but I can’t wait that long / you’re coming monday but I can’t wait that long / and I think I’m understanding / how they say you can be surrounded by the sweetest of friends but still feel so alone / so we’ll share a cigarette and we’ll share this double bed / but I’ve got 3 nights in it on my own / you’re coming monday but I can’t wait that long / you’re coming monday but I can’t wait that long

The Difference

Let’s go into debt for a packet of cigarettes / it’s the price of friendship on a july morning / I know the difference between / something you can and cannot buy / even if you thought you could afford it / some days it’s more valuable than on other days / but the boring days can somehow make it stronger / yeah yeah yeah yeah / but I don’t know if I can wait here very much longer / it seems like it will last forever when you’re having a good time / but there comes a point when you know it’s gonna run out / I know the difference between a lemon and a lime but I brush my teeth and get ready to come out / but the taste is still there like I’ve got a mouthful of zest / and I don’t wanna slow you down when you’re trying to get dressed / yeah yeah yeah yeah / but I’m eyeing off my bullet proof vest / yeah yeah yeah yeah / cos I don’t wanna catch one in the chest / I couldn’t help noticing when you gave me a smile / I connected the dots and I could see it for a mile / I know the difference between a real one and a fake / but I’ve only know that for a while / but I’ve never seen you stand still for very long / and I’ve learned a lot of lessons but I think some of them might be wrong / yeah yeah yeah yeah / and if they’re right they won’t be right for long / yeah yeah yeah yeah / and if they’re right they won’t be right for long / yeah yeah yeah yeah / and if they’re right they won’t be right for long

Sign From A Star

Tell everyone we know it ain’t true what they all say / we won’t be left alone but we can love in our own way / we can love in our own way / don’t fear the coming dark / there’s a language to learn / watch out and listen hard / soon it’s gonna be your turn / soon it’s gonna be your turn / I forgot all I had to say / got my sign from a star / magic hands might not hold you very far / I’m not going to steal your world don’t lock it away / I’m not going to take your world away / away / I forgot all I had to say, got my sign from a star / magic eyes might not guide you in the dark / I’m not going to break your world / so don’t make it stop / but I’m not going to make your world light up / light up

Sunday Morning
i need a tonic / I’ve been awake / you sound telephonic when it gets so late / why can’t you come over - baby where have you been? / too afraid to call you now in case I wake him / so come on and see me / our date’s not too late to keep / it’s early sunday morning / and I can’t get to sleep / it’s early sunday morning / and I can’t get to sleep / I don’t want to beg you / I don’t want a row / I can’t have you all the time / I just need you now / I want all of you but I will share / if you’ll keep a kiss for me and a moment to spare / if you’ll keep a kiss for me and a moment to share / so come on and see me / our date’s not too late to keep / it’s early sunday morning / and I can’t get to sleep / it’s early sunday morning / and I can’t get to sleep

Evelyn

Evelyn, I can’t go on with this relationship / I’ve got to get you to make that phone call / and get a grip, don’t let it slip / out of your day / evelyn your secretary said you’re not ignoring me / but if my words don’t get relayed efficiently / I’m going to keep on calling / to stop from falling out of your day / evelyn, I can’t imagine another 2 weeks if you don’t act to save my situation / evelyn, it’s your job and your responsibility to me to come up with the required information / messages have all been crumpled up and thrown in the bin / I’m coming down in person just to let you know / how let down I’ve been by evelyn

We Can Run

We can run we can run we can run / we can run we can run we can run we can run / we can chase the sun yeah we can’t let today get away / on our own on our own on our own on our own / we can learn to talk so we would never be alone / get a little further but don’t let today get away / it’s ok it’s ok it’s ok it’s ok / any time the sun is shining down on where we lay / but we can’t love the rain, and we ain’t going to play if the skies are grey / we can run we can run we can run we can run / we can play the game until it stops being fun / we can’t make it last long past when the sun has gone / we will sing we will sing we will sing we will sing / we will feel the warmth of the sun on our skin / but there won’t be a song to keep us going on when the fun is gone / and keep us feeling strong when the sun has shone / we knew it all along still / we can run we can run we can run / we can chase the sun yeah we can’t let today get away / we can’t let today get away / we can’t let today just get away

Fountain Or A Fire

Life’s about love and happiness and sharing toys / but it’s all dreams and food colourings and unnecessary noise / I thought I’d like it all / I’d fit the locket picture / I couldn’t turn without it all deluding me / it’s nice there’s lots to learn, presents to earn / call it a fountain or a fire, but you won’t burn / you make it look so good, everything fits / collect your thoughts before they get blown to bits / I hope you like it now while it’s all locket pictures / hope you still like it when you see it for what it is / get yourself caught in love / show no one all you’ve dreamed of / you’ll fall asleep and dream of things no one can see / you’ll have a song no one else can start in key / let it melt through you / it’s butter for your soul / now spring is new / and plum tree blossom shows / you’ll have a song / you’ll have a song / you’ll have a song / that no one else will know

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