Music

Time Warp

Time Warp

Tess & the Chiefs

2010 - White Indian Records

“A truly magic sound, hard to cast into a particular type of music. An old school jazzy sound, sometimes leaning towards western swing but clearly of this day and age.”


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    Lyrics

    1. City

    At the harbor ships go by, people labor
    Skippin' school, better things to do, we ain't no fools
    Run for shelter, when it pours hearts are melting
    Chase that tram, steal that bike, kids talk slang late at night
    Crowds of people, they take no pity
    Mothers come and go, but brother's here to stay
    So let's go bro, it's time for us to play
    I was born, I was born, I was born, born in the city
    We're all alone, away from home, no place to go
    Lots of laughter, crazy friends, forever after
    We've got no worries, in the city no one's sorry
    No drugs please, we're doin' just fine, minds at ease havin' a real good time

    Crowds of people, they take no pity
    Mothers come and go, but brother's here to stay
    So let's go bro, it's time for us to play
    I was born, I was born, I was born, born in the city
    Crowds of people, they take no pity
    Mothers come and go, but brother's here to stay
    So let's go bro, it's time for us to play
    I was born, I was born, I was born, born in the city
    Just growin' up, that's how the story goes and it never stops

    2. You Love Me

    I say you love me, and you say you don't
    I say you'll have me, and you say you won't
    Now you best get ready, 'cause I'll be coming
    Back to you, yeah, back to you
    I was to tell you, I've been untrue
    Now you best forgive me, as I would too
    He was good-looking, but not half your charm
    He was quite boring, I meant no harm

    I say you love me, and you say you don't
    I say you'll have me,and you say you won't
    Now you best get ready, 'cause I'll be coming
    Back to you, yeah, back to you
    Not with another, tell me a lie
    We've got each other, another try
    This time forever, please make it true
    I'll never leave you, I'll say "I do"

    I say you love me, and you say you don't
    I say you'll have me, and you say you won't
    Now you best get ready, 'cause I'll be coming
    Back to you, yeah, back to you

    Now, I say you love me, and you say you don't
    I say you will have me, and you say you won't
    Now you best get ready, 'cause I'll be coming
    Back to you, yeah, back to you
    I say you love me, you say you don't
    I say you'll have me, you say you won't

    3. Oyster Train

    Am I gonna catch it
    Am I to jump on
    Perhaps I better stay here
    Follow the road alone
    Am I still that strong, tell me
    Am I still that strong
    Well am I still that strong, tell me
    Am I still that strong

    Should I take the A train or should it be the B?
    Or is it all the same, what's in it then for me
    Why always this pressure, am I not allowed to fail?
    If it's freedom that I treasure, don't care much for this rail
    Any other way of touring works better still for me
    A train holds many people, they blind me can't you see
    What if it takes the tunnel, man, the one without the light
    I say no money makes me stumble, please show me what is right

    Now am I gonna catch it
    Am I to jump on
    Perhaps I better stay here
    Follow the road alone
    Am I still that strong, tell me
    Am I still that strong
    Well, am I still that strong, tell me
    Am I still that strong

    I used to sail the oceans, I cared not for a soul
    I used to be a big man, now I'm about to lose control
    Boats are more my measure, forget that hideous train
    I say freedom is my treasure, but this train drives me insane
    My life is like an oyster, hard to open up
    But it's worth to keep on trying, a pearl might hide inside
    And best before the dying
    To have lived and kept my pride, kept my pride

    Am I gonna catch it
    Am I to jump on
    Perhaps I better stay here
    Follow the road alone
    Am I still that strong, tell me
    Am I still that strong
    Well, am I still that strong, tell me
    Am I still that strong

    4. From the Dark Into the Daybreak

    Bad times cannot last too long
    Life just can't keep going wrong
    One is bound to see the light
    Things just have to end up right
    To believe this to be true
    Is what keeps my faith in you

    What ever made the journey tough
    One can't survive without some love
    Or just a sweet word now and then
    From the one and only man
    Who had left without a care
    Leaving her in great despair

    And then finally comes the time
    She is back able to smile
    There she goes shakin' the heartache
    From the dark into the daybreak
    There she goes shakin' the heartache
    From the dark into the daybreak

    She had her girl to keep her sane
    And gave her the sweetest name
    Maybe one day she'll get a song
    But now it's time for movin' on
    Break out of this nowhere trip
    A way too long and lasting dip

    And then finally comes the time
    She is back able to smile
    There she goes shakin' the heartache
    From the dark into the daybreak
    There she goes shakin' the heartache
    From the dark into the daybreak

    5. Jazzy Girl

    Maybe I’ll like you
    Maybe I won’t
    Maybe I’ll love you
    Maybe I won’t
    But this world will never know if we don’t give this one go
    My girl, my girl, my jazzy girl, my jazzy girl, my jazzy girl.

    I took a picture of her face but it would not describe her taste, her grace, the eyes in the sun light,
    makes me wanna fly away. She’s got the dress, she’s cute, her smile make me really wonder
    who she really is.

    She loves me she loves me not she loves me she loves me not, she loves me,
    is what my lucky charm says.

    Maybe I‘ll like you
    Maybe I won’t
    Maybe I’ll love you
    Maybe I won’t
    But this world will never know if we don’t give this one go
    My girl, my girl, my jazzy girl, my jazzy girl, my jazzy girl.

    The mirror mirror on the wall showed me the signs I was lookin for
    I know exactly what to do, when I run in to you,
    I would say: girl come and fly with me, to the place you want to be,
    if you dare to take this risk to struggle and find out what this is!

    Maybe I‘ll like you
    Maybe I won’t
    Maybe I’ll love you
    Maybe I won’t
    But this world will never know if we don’t give this one go
    My girl, my girl, my jazzy girl, my jazzy girl, my jazzy girl.
    Jazzy girl... My jazzy girl.

    6. When the Night Comes

    When I look into your eyes
    I realize that I've lost you
    And I can feel deep down inside
    The pain I must have cost you

    And then I lay my head aside,
    Gently on your shoulder
    To find comfort one more time
    While the night is growin' colder

    When the night comes, comes the pain
    Comes the loneliness, that drives me insane
    When the night comes and you're gone
    Where will I find the strength to carry on
    When the night comes

    Then I watch you slowly pack
    A suitcase full of memories
    How I wish I could turn back
    The time that killed our love

    Tell me you're prepared to fight
    Tell me any kind of lie, 'cause

    When the night comes, comes the pain
    Comes the loneliness, that drives me insane
    When the night comes and you're gone
    Where will I find the strength to carry on

    When the night comes, comes the pain
    Comes the loneliness, that drives me insane
    When the night comes and you're gone
    Where will I find the strength to carry on
    When the night comes

    7. Night Time

    Night time makes me lonely
    Waiting for first light
    Strange sounds I hear only
    When will it be bright

    Nighttime should be sleeping
    But there are always thoughts of you
    Raging round and keeping
    Me awake and wandering too

    Daybreak away forever
    How can I get some sleep
    This way I will never
    Oh, the hurting runs so deep

    Daybreak might be better
    But still so far away
    Again I read your letter
    Why could you not have stayed

    Sundown on the mountain
    Slowly moving hands of time
    Dreams like silver fountains
    Can't feel the rhythm nor the rhyme

    Sundown beats me up
    I need a brand new day
    To fill my empty cup
    I will look for other ways

    Night time makes me lonely

    8. Frozen Time

    My head is numb
    My thoughts won't pass the hour
    Neither back nor forward
    Moves my time

    My birth, my death
    The importance of my being
    In the distance
    I can hear them church bells
    Desperately chime

    This life I love
    I just can't cling on to
    These bright green pastures
    Lying' out there in the sun

    Today, a week ago
    Always, tomorrow
    Good God could you tell me
    What the hell are we waitin' for

    Well it's now I am
    It's now the inspiration
    It's now I feel
    Without a sense of time

    Today, a week ago
    Always, tomorrow
    Good God could you tell me
    What the hell are we waitin' for

    This life I love
    I just can't cling on to
    These bright green pastures
    Lying' out there in the sun

    Today, a week ago
    Always, tomorrow
    Good God could you tell me
    What the hell are we waitin' for

    Good God could you tell me
    What the hell are we waitin' for

    9. Your Woman

    I was sure to always be
    Mama's little baby and daddy's little girl
    But then all things turned around
    And I couldn't hear, no, a single sound
    But my own,
    How I wish I was grown

    Am I good, yeah, or am I bad
    Can't you see it's makin' me sad
    It's drivin' me mad not to be yet
    Your woman

    All these thoughts
    That enter my mind
    Always actin' the fool,
    While playin' it so cool
    Are they then all, all so blind
    Or is it just these thoughts in my mind

    Am I good or am I bad
    Can't you see it's makin' me sad
    It's drivin' me mad not to be yet
    Your woman

    Am I good or am I bad
    Can't you see it's makin' me sad
    It's drivin' me mad not to be yet
    Your woman
    Your woman

    10. I'll Be Okay

    Never thought this day would come
    and if it did I'd just start to run,
    away from the terror and the pain that it's causing me.
    Never thought you would walk away
    with reasons unexplained, this is drivin' me insane!
    Always wished for a better life
    whit a son, a daughter and maybe you as my wife.
    How will I ever survive

    Now you dumped me at the lost and found
    I can't adjust when you ain't around
    dumped me at the lost and found
    but no one here can hold me down.

    I'll be okay even when your not here with me.
    I'll be okay even when your not here with me

    Always thought you and I d last long.
    But in the end this just felt wrong
    I guess I was dreaming and your hart don't belong to me.
    Never thought you would walk away
    with reasons unexplained, this is driving me insane.
    Always wished for a better wife,
    with a son, a daughter and maybe you as my wife.

    Now you dumped me at the lost and found
    I can't adjust when you ain't around
    dumped me at the lost and found
    but no one here can hold me down.

    11. Songs of Beauty

    I wish I could write songs of beauty
    But the right words won't come along
    When I start I think of the needy
    And they just enter my song
    I wish I could write of that sunset
    The sun that sank in the sea when we met
    But no, other lines come up greedy
    And then I write of those instead

    Songs of beauty
    Those with all the words that can make you smile
    Songs of beauty
    Words that make you happy for a little while
    How do I learn to make them return?
    It used to be so easy to come up with a song
    Songs of beauty, Where have they gone

    So many nice things to write of
    Why then is it so hard
    To even write about sweet love
    I should be locked up in a ward
    All things of magical beauty
    Bring up some kind of sad memory
    Of people now and once needy
    It makes writing one big, big misery

    Songs of beauty
    Those with all the words that can make you smile
    Songs of beauty
    Words that make you happy for a little while
    How do I learn to make them return?
    It used to be so easy to come up with a song
    Songs of beauty
    Where have they gone

    When I look out of my window
    I see a most wonderful tree
    As I then start the writing
    I think of Anne who could not be free

    Songs of beauty
    Those with all the words that can make you smile
    Songs of beauty
    Words that make you happy for a little while
    How do I learn to make them return?
    It used to be so easy to come up with a song
    Songs of beauty
    Where have they gone?