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?