Chasing Dreams

by Tim Mann

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On 'Chasing Dreams' Tim is helped out by some of the finest musicians in the Greater Boston area, including Greg Hawkes (The Cars, Todd Rundgren, The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie), Zachariah Hickman (Josh Ritter, Ray LaMontagne) and Laurence Scudder (Ryan Montbleau Band, Brothers McCann, Spotted Tiger).

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released September 18, 2015

All song written by Tim Mann cpSeething Brains Music 2015
Produced by Tim Mann
Engineered by Craig Robertson
Cover and design by Craig Robertson
Photo by Andy Cambria

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Tim Mann Boston, Massachusetts

Tim Mann is a singer-songwriter who performs on guitar and ukulele. His songs are in the style of early Neil Young and later Tom Petty with a strong influence of Bob Dylan and George Harrison. Tim's latest record, Chasing Dreams' explores loss and isolation through stark lyrical images couched in a mellow melodic setting. Tim has been performing is throughout the Northeast since 1993. ... more

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Track Name: In My Arms
IN MY ARMS

Will we ever see the sun shine once more?
Will we ever feel it warm us at the door?
Tell me what to do to prove my love is true
And have you back...

Will I never feel the tears that you cry?
Will I never hear the music in your sigh?
Please don't be so sad, and know that I'll be glad
To have you back in my arms

Will we ever get to know what went wrong?
Will we ever know just why it took so long?
To help you heal the pain? And hear you laugh again
And have you back in my arms
My heart lies in you and my time is overdue
To have you back in my arms
Track Name: Chasing Dreams
CHASING DREAMS
Take a seat have a drink and relax and everything will be ok
I'll play some Smokey Robinson tunes, or would you rather
Marvin Gaye?
I'm coming on like you would not believe, cause I don't want
you to leave
Please don't go away from me now
Well it's not like these things are planned, I'm hoping
you would understand
and I'm never sure what to do next I could use
a helping hand
I've got a few more tricks right up my sleeve cause I don't
want you to leave
Please don't go away from me now
I'd rather go chasing dreams that won't come true
Help me out help me out help me out
save me from saving you
You're sinking down from the weight of it all
and wishing it would go away
and I'm here to make you try to forget and
make it like a holiday
I'm coming on like you would not believe cause I don't
want you to leave
Please don't go away from me now
Track Name: Daydream Paradise
DAYDREAM PARADISE

In a daydream paradise
in a house just up the road
where anything we wanted
would come at any time

Then one cloudy day
appeared a man named Fate
and everyone in paradise
began to feel afraid

And then she said "It's in your head".

So Fate came around
and looked at what he'd found
and thought it must be magic,
thought he knew just what to do

And so we gathered 'round
in that magic paradise
and held each other tightly
as the sunlight fades away

And then she said "It's in your head".

I've never felt this way before
I'll never feel this way again

And then she said "It's in your head".
Track Name: The Maybe Song
THE MAYBE SONG
Maybe I'll write you a love song tonight
Maybe you'll hear it and things will go right
Or maybe it won't go that way
and I just don't know what to say

But something's inside me that won't go away
It's this pain, love, joy fear thing, I can't seem to shake
and I just don't know what to do
and that's why I'm writing to you

and maybe it's time that I wrote you the lines that come
from so deep in my heart
Like how the light that shines in your eyes
has followed you down from the stars

But maybe I'm fooling myself once again
But maybe this time I won't have to pretend
Yeah maybe my dreams will come true
That's why I'm writing to you
Please help my dreams to come true.
Track Name: You Can't Go Home Again
YOU CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN
Well there ain't been much to laugh about since
they came and took away my innocence
and broke the seal on my naivety.
When she promises to write I feel the poison in her pen
it all just goes to show the world you can't go home again

And when daddy's list;le angel takes her final curtain call
she asks of those around here just to catch her when she falls
and me I'm still outside and flying well into the ground
with a memory now burned inside
a smile that can't be found.
Well I see right through your disguise
to your world of secrets and lies
to the things that you don't realize
Well I guess that I just can't go on if
you won't be my friend
with a promise knelt before you till we
reach the bitter end
We'll go dancing in the graveyard as the echoes sweetly so
echoes sweetly sound
Are you only seeing half the light
when your world is upside down?
Track Name: Days Go By
DAYS GO BY
Things are moving faster and there's times I can't recall,
never been like this before
And don't forget to tell me when I'm headed for a fall
cause I can't see the way anymore
But if you don't wanna tell me maybe I don't wanna know

Oh no this hasn't been my year,
lost some friends along the way
But they'll be coming back
as long as you and I are here to help them out
along the way
As the Days Go By and the sunlight fades into night
Happy ever after so the story always goes..
we'll just have to wait and see
but somewhere in the distance
when that lonesome whistle blows loud enough
to stir the breeze
Then we'll just have to move along and get ourselves away

As the days go by and the sunlight fades into night into
night
We'll try it, try it one more time
must be getting close by now
To where it all seems so sublime
there's no need to know
just how it all seems so together when it's falling all
apart
As the days go by and the sunlight fades into night into
night.
Track Name: Longing
Longing
Will the passage of time see the sky turn to rain?
Hopes turn to fear and our joy turn to pain?
Down from the mountain, far from the sun,
away from the laughter that heal everyone
After the nights rain has taken its toll
with moon glow and shadow to comfort my soul.

Yearning in silence and desperation,
come to my call oh mysterious one!
Twisting and turning in search of a love,
thoughts to to feelings I've only dreamt of
Will the day ever hold me as still as the night
that falls on me gently and makes it all right?

Still I hold to this longing where nothing gets through
tell me the answer I once thought I knew.

When will this each bring a love to my heart?
When will desire that burns through the stars
Look to the rays of the new rising day
When will you show me and point out the way
Will we look to the sun and the moon and the rain
to sweep through the sorrow healing our pain?

Still I hold to this longing where nothing gets through
tell me the answer I once thought I knew.
Track Name: See Me Again
See Me Again:
Another time will I see your face?
Smiles and tears and a gentle grace?
Please tell me all if this is true.
I miss the breeze blowing in your hair
I miss my heart beating from your stare
But most of all I miss you.
Come back and see me again
When will my loneliness end?

You're hedging bets of uncertainty,
and falling blind to what others see
You stand to fall right to the ground
Where others fail you could stand so tall,
and I will do anything at all
To help it all come around.
Come back and see me again
When will my loneliness end?

You're flying high like a whippoorwill
Into a dream that you can't fulfill
Don't let on more than you know
And let me know when you've had your fun
I'll tell the world that you're on the run
It's such a shame to see you go.
Come back and see me again
When will my loneliness end?
Track Name: Another Moment
ANOTHER MOMENT
On a sad and lonely ordinary afternoon
Someone came along and took me all too soon.
What was I to do? Disappeared from view, far away from
Everyone I knew.
When will this be over caught me wondering aloud
You stay the same forever buried in your shroud, standing
up so proud,
Preaching to the crowd, well within your cloud of truth
.
And then it falls away so far so fast. I didn't think that it
Would last for very long.
And as you stand alone and time flies past
Another moment on the run.

Time begins to draw upon the moments close at hand
Let's go a little further help me understand.
None of this was planned, lines are in the sand.
Carry me into another land.

And then it falls away so far so fast. I didn't think that it
Would last for very long.
And as you stand alone and time flies past
Another moment come and gone.
Track Name: Fortress
FORTRESS
Tell me why I can't get you to stay 'neath the sun that
could brighten my day.
You didn't know what you'd want me to say
You didn't know it would get you someday.
You told me not to worry, you told me it's ok,
I see you built your fortress anyway.

Let the daylight shine through your hair
And take this soul of hopeless despair
From the hands of the angel that's torn from
The arms of a heaven that mourns.
And darkness now grows over the stillness of the night
I see you take your fortress to the light.

If you could teach me not to care
Then I'd take you most anywhere
But I don't think it's gonna work out
Quite that way tonight

Go away don't look in my eyes
I don't need another surprise
Tell me will we be found when it all
Comes back around?
I didn't need your beauty, I sure don't need your pain
Will we stand to lose our fortress in the rain?

If you could teach me not to care
Then I'd take you most anywhere
But I don't think it's gonna work out
Quite that way tonight
Track Name: Miss Misery
MISS MISERY

I'll fake it through the day
With some help from johnny walker red
Send the poison rain down the drain
To put bad thoughts in my head
Two tickets torn in half
And a lot of nothing to do
Do you miss me, miss misery
Like you say you do?
A man in the park
Read the lines in my hand
Told me i'm strong
Hardly ever wrong i said man you mean
You had plans for both of us
That involved a trip out of town
To a place i've seen in a magazine
That you left lying around
I don't have you with me but
I keep a good attitude
Do you miss me, miss misery
Like you say you do?
I know you'd rather see me gone
Than to see me the way that i am
But i am in the life anyway
Next door the tv's flashing
Blue frames on the wall
It's a comedy of errors, you see
It's about taking a fall
To vanish into oblivion
Is easy to do
And i try to be but you know me
I come back when you want me to
Do you miss me miss misery
Like you say you do?
Songwriters: SMITH, STEVEN P.