Songs

Songwriting

I write my songs mostly on guitar and write them for my own enjoyment, mainly that of playing them. I work and rework them for a long time before I ever set out to record them. That's partly because I find writing lyrics almost impossible, but it is also because I cannot sing for toffee. Those two factors stop me recording most of the time, but not always!

None of my song recordings are "finished" or in any way "studio standard" in terms of recording or performance - but I think they still have some lovely melodies, chords and development. Tip: To see the lyrics, tap the text icon next to the song title.

For the last decade I've focused my energies on Intermorphic. My site has so far only a handful of song recordings online - more will be added as I get time.

17

Songs

66

Minutes

19

Years

Just A Man

Copyright Tim Cole 2008. All rights reserved.

I'm just a man
But not any man
I am the man that
You're looking for

I'm not the same
As anyone else
And you are the one
That I adore

HOW COULD YOU
COULD YOU SAY ALL THOSE THINGS
TO TAKE THEM BACK
BACK AGAIN

HOW COULD YOU
COULD YOU HAVE MADE A MISTAKE
AND NOW YOU SAY
SAY WERE JUST FRIENDS

I'm just a man
And like any man
I feel pleasure
And I feel pain

I wear my heart
Right on my sleeve
I can bleed
And I have a name

HOW COULD YOU
COULD YOU SAY ALL THOSE THINGS
TO TAKE THEM BACK
TAKE THEM BACK AGAIN

HOW COULD YOU
COULD YOU HAVE SAID THOSE THINGS
AFTER ALL I'VE DONE
AFTER ALL I'VE DONE

So now I don't know
Where I'm going next
And I don't know
Where I'm heading to
But I'll have you know
If you'll have me back

I would gild your world
And I would keep you safe
I would hold you close
And I would be your mate
I would cherish you
And I will celebrate

Here I am your man

Relationships and their breakdown are just as hard on men as on women; we all hurt. The climax is from 3:40 onwards and "I would guild your world...".

FINALIST Song of The Year 2008 (Folk, July)

Commended Entry UK Songwriting Contest 2008

"Just A Man" © Tim Cole 2008. All rights reserved.

4:50

Length

“The lyrics are incredibly moving and the music sends chills down my spine for the emotion it packs... You might have song worthy of being a single”

Song of the Year, 2008; Critique [PDF -235Kb]

You Are The Reason

Copyright Tim Cole 2008. All rights reserved.

You are my angel
And like stardust you fell
Out of the sky and
Into my life

So unexpected
Yet completely accepted
You are the reason
That I am alive

Enjoy your hours of fun
Cos time is now marching to its drum
Ensure you have your say
Before that chance evapourates

Alway so happy
To see you chatty
You make my heart melt
With your smile

We play a game quiz
Of how great our love is
There are less stars
Out in the sky

Pre Chorus

(BRIDGE)

And how the time flies

I have so much I want to show you
I wish I could hold you
I wish I could go with you
I have so little time to tell you

You are the reason I am here
Words cannot tell you how I feel
All I can say is you've nothing to fear, I will be here with you
I will stay here, I'll be here for you

Rest your weary head my love and look up above
The stars are out and the sky is bright with my endless love
You're a supernova rollercoaster blaze of light
I'll love you evermore, always, 'til the end of time
You are my angel
You are my stardust

About a parent's enduring and infinite love for their child and how you might feel were you to be with your child as it passed away. Goose bumps from 2:30 on (esp from "Rest your weary head...").

Semi-Finalist UK Songwriting Contest 2008

"You Are The Reason" © Tim Cole 2008. All rights reserved.

3:44

Length

“You have a very sweet and emotional song that ... will have a strong chance of attracting buyers. The melodies fit this song perfectly”

Song of the Year, 2008; Critique [PDF]

Boomerang

Copyright Tim Cole 2008. All rights reserved.

Heaven only knows
How his luck's so good
He's been doing stuff
That frankly no one should

Posing all the time
In the neighboorhood
He thinks he's the best
But he's not understood

You get back what you give
You do the things you need to live, oh yeah
You don't respect your luck
And it comes right back to slam you in the butt
Watch out!

BOOMERANG
N'THAT WHOLE SHEBANG
YOU RIDE THAT THANG
GO GO HOT DANG

BOOMERANG
BRIGHT BLUE MUSTANG
YOU RIDE THAT THANG
GO GO HOT DANG

Heaven only knows
Why she looks so good
She does all the things
That frankly no one should

(her) Fortune never came
When she thought it would
(it) Was always late or worse
And now its gone for good

Pre Chorus

BOOMERANG
N'THAT WHOLE SHEBANG
YOU RIDE THAT THANG
GO GO HOT DANG

BOOMERANG
BRIGHT BLUE MUSTANG
YOU RIDE THAT THANG
GO GO HOT DANG

Here it comes again
The boomerang
That big blue thang
What goes down
Must come up
What turns left
Must come right
What goes wrong
Will be allright

Take care my friend
You will get there in the end
Watch out!

Boomerang
Great blue thang
Ride that thang
Watch out!
Boomerang
That great blue thang
That hot mustang
That go go thang
That blue meringue
That whole shebang
You foxy thang
You crazy whang
You ride that thang
The boomerang

Take the chances you get in life, and don't expect them. Ride that thang, that blue mustang, that blue meringue! The best is from 3:20 on, including the final chorus.

Commended Entry UK Songwriting Contest 2008

"Boomerang" © Tim Cole 2008. All rights reserved.

4:03

Length

“This song has serious potential... The melodies are spectacular!”

Song of the Year, 2008; Critique [PDF]

Legend

Copyright Tim Cole 2007. All rights reserved.

Driven by your passion
And inspired by your fear
The silent tick of hours passing
The end was never clear

Be it quill to paper
Or painting on a wall
Oh yeah, we didn't get it
But your genius would say it all

And now your a legend with no where to go
It's time for you to set off once again alone

The magic of a maestro
Laying down some tunes
Or the colour of an artist
Conjuring up the blues

No one understood you
Or saw you in a book
People shouldn't know
What that last chapter took

Chorus

And today was, was the last day
We will ever see you do something new
Where you're going we can't follow
Will you wait for us, Legend

No one understood you
Or saw you in a book
People shouldn't know
What that last chapter took

And now your a shadow with no where to go
It's time for you to set off once again alone

Great artists are never fully appreciated in their time but only after a period of reflection. The climax of the song is just after 3 minutes.

"Legend" © Tim Cole 2007. All rights reserved.

4:47

Length

You Can Do It

Copyright Tim Cole 2006. All rights reserved.

You can do it, do it, do it
You can do it, do it, do it

If you could do it
would you wish you life away
or would you play guitar or swim five miles a day

If you could do it
would you climb a mountain range
or would you write a book or paint like Claude Monet

You can do it baby
You can do it baby, believe

YOU CAN DO IT
DO ANYTHING YOU WANT
GO ANYWHERE BE ANYONE
YOU CAN DO IT

YOU CAN DO IT
DO ANYTHING YOU WANT
GO ANYWHERE BE ANYONE
YOU CAN DO IT ALLRIGHT

like yeah ...

If you could do it
would you build a rocket plane
or would you find a cure or go all out for fame

baby, baby do it
you can do it baby, believe

Chorus

love ya ...

There were times in your life when you wondered
Times you questioned yourself
But you made it
Made the grade, big time
Now they can all look at you
And believe

You can do it, do it, do it
You can do it, do it, do it
You can do it, do it, do it
You can do it, do it, do it

You can do it, do it, do it
You can do it, do it, do it
You can do it, do it, do it
You can do it, do it, do it

Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby believe

Chorus

You're just so good ...

There are a lot of things you might dream of doing. You can do it, yes you can! The key "You can do it, do it, do it" hook is from 3:00.

"You Can Do It" © Tim Cole 2006. All rights reserved.

4:30

Length

Is Anyone Listening?

Copyright Tim Cole 2006. All rights reserved.

I saw a man about a dog
His name was Sam and now he's in my blog
How 'bout that

I knew a chav from down the road
His name was Jack and he drunk a load
Of diet Pepsi. Hmm, that's news.

And is there anyone out there listening?
Who wants to hear what's in my day

If you would like to jot a note
Upload your pic or erotic joke
Go right ahead

See my friend he's on the left
His name is Jeff and he's the best:
Excited - but short sighted

Chorus

And is there anyone out there listening?
Can you hear me do you know my name?

And is there anyone out there listening?
Can you hear me do you know my name?

I thought by now I'd be a star
But it still seems so far away
I thought the world would want to know
Everything I had to show and tell

So is there anyone out there listening?
Can you hear me do you know my name?

Can you hear me do you know my name?

Presages the oncoming Social Media tsunami and people's need to share the smallest details of their lives. Is anyone actually listening? Gets increasingly dark and desperate from 2:20.

"Is Anyone Listening?" © Tim Cole 2006. All rights reserved.

3:44

Length

"This is really a commentary about digital life, isolation and loneliness. It is as relevant today as it was when I wrote it nearly 10 years ago."

Tim Cole

Not Big Not Clever

Copyright Tim Cole 2006. All rights reserved.

It's not big, it's not clever
It's not bad, nor is it sad
It's not mad and it's not crazy
but it's different and I love it

Oh and it's different and I love it
Yes iah

Chorus

Oh and it's different and I love it

If I could have it every way
This would be the way
I would have it every day
Yes I would

Like this short quirky song, it don't matter who you are. We love you. The harmonies kind of remind me of the Beach Boys somehow (from 1:35).

"Not Big Not Clever" © Tim Cole 2006. All rights reserved.

2:50

Length

Beat The Blues

Copyright Tim Cole 2005. All rights reserved.

How was I to know what was going on
When you wouldn't just talk to me
How was I to appreciate
All the things that I couldn't see

I am still here my love
There's no place I would rather be

You and me, we can beat the blues
You and me, we can beat the blues
Babe together, you and me, we can beat these blues
Yeah, beat these blues

When I see the clouds forming in your head
Thats the time I find us a tree
Co's too much rain'l wash you down the drain
Then you're drifting right out to sea

Pre Chorus

Chorus

How we used to laugh at the funnier side of life
How we used to cry if we were hurting inside
I want us back as we were before

Chorus

Now I understand more about this thing
N' just how hard it is to beat
I am able to appreciate
Just how hard you are fightin' for me

The lonely fight against depression and how you, even if you cannot express it, you appreciate the help of those around you.

"Beat The Blues" © Tim Cole 2005. All rights reserved.

3:27

Length
Special thanks: Arranged by Igor Dvorkin who used elements of my original recorded parts and then added his own magic. Vocalist Johnny.

This Lionheart

Copyright Tim Cole 2005. All rights reserved.

How many times have you met the President
Just how important are you

You think I want a deal where you'd chain me with your rules
Where does the sun shine from you

You'd treat me like a slave yet lord it like a king And you'd have me running round after you

Well think it out again cos' you are not the One
So get to the back of my queue

The fire in this lionheart
Burns like a white hot sun
It won't get old
It won't ever grow cold

So don't dare to think you can own me
You won't ever have that authority

How many times have you tried to break me down
It just marks you out as a fool

You think that you have won but you are not the One
So get to the back of my queue

Chorus

The fire, the fire. The fire.

Chorus

So don't dare to think you can
Own this lionheart
Which burns like a white hot sun
It won't get old
It won't ever grow cold

So don't ever think you will
Own this lionheart
Which burns like a white hot sun
It won't get old
It won't ever grow cold

So don't dare to think you can own me
You won't ever have that luxury

There are people or companies who would want to control you, but you are way stronger than that. That sentiment could make it ideal for a James Bond film.

"This Lionheart" © Tim Cole 2005. All rights reserved.

3:45

Length
Special thanks: Arranged by Igor Dvorkin who used elements of my original recorded parts and then added his own magic. I then wrecked it again.

Moving Fast

Copyright Tim Cole 2005. All rights reserved.

1,2,3,4,5

More an instrumental than a song, but it is how humanities need for speed is ever edging it towards AI. I like it best from 1:48 onwards.

"Moving Fast" © Tim Cole 2005. All rights reserved.

3:25

Length
* Special thanks: Song arranged by Igor Dvorkin who took my original guitar, bass and vocal recorded parts and then added his own magic. I then mangled it a bit further by reworking some of the tune and words.

Pool of Tears

(Alt: How Will I Breathe)

Copyright Tim Cole 2003-2005. All rights reserved.

All of my life
I have known this day'd arrive
Now it's here it hurts so much
You meant the world to me

And this Pool of Tears down by my feet
It soaks the earth you lie beneath
How can I live?
How will I breathe?
How will I breathe?

Every day of my life
You would make it all worthwhile
But now you're gone I've lost my heart
The world's too big for me

Chorus

Right then I felt you here
But wait I see a light
You are reaching out to touch me from the
Other side, you have reached your home
I can breathe again, I can reach you,
I will find you

This Pool of Tears down by my feet
Still soaks the earth you lie beneath

This Pool of Tears down by my feet
It soaks the earth you lie beneath

How can I live?
How will I breathe?
How will I breathe?

The saddest day of your life is when you lose someone very, very close to you. Find them again on the other side and you'll be able to breathe again. The sun will slowly dry away your tears.

"Pool of Tears" © Tim Cole 2003-5. All rights reserved.

* Arranged (+ updated tune/lyrics)

Original (tune/lyrics)

3:16

Length

Artwork
Special thanks: Arranged by Igor Dvorkin who used elements of my original recorded parts and then added his own magic.

Tell Me Again

Copyright Tim Cole 2004-2005. All rights reserved.

Through the cracks of a broken heart
I see the world for what it is
And I've made a start

Trust no-one to be playing fair
But you gotta hope that the day'll come
When there's someone there

Tell me again why you want me so much
I need to hear you, oh yeah
Tell me again why you love me so much
I need to feel the words, to know for sure

I saw through you when you lied to me
You thought I bought the line you sold
But it didn't ring

You had my heart pumping in your hands
And I kinda hoped that it'd be enough
For a long romance

Chorus

Too many times I'd made the same mistake
My head would beat up on my heart

Now I'm out of all the long grass
And I've found the one at last

Chorus

The words say it all. Meant to be a kind of dance anthem but I am not sure that it works quite right.

"Tell Me Again" © Tim Cole 2005. All rights reserved.

4:23

Length

We Ar Yor Destini

Copyright Tim Cole 2004. All rights reserved.

We were once just the same as you
Paradise always in view
The day arrived when we had to go
And we chose to roam alone

You are wrong
We come in peace from the distant stars
From here to the milky way
(is) So far away

You, you are why we are here
You, you are our destiny

Many years turned into lives
A sacrifice for those inside
A silver cell with the smoothest ride
All we brought was our weapon of love

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

We Ar Wy Yu Ar Here

We Ar Yor Destini

A peaceful race of space farers had to leave their world. They came across the depths of space to arrive at our little world. They help us to achieve our destiny, but we also help them achieve theirs.

"We Ar Yor Destini" © Tim Cole 2004. All rights reserved.

4:05

Length

Jade Blue Green

Copyright Tim Cole 2004. All rights reserved.

I have a dream, dream of the seas
I feel the pull, as waves wash over me
Somethings there, I know not what, its like eternity
Reaching out, touching my soul, welcoming me

Flower of power, JADE BLUE GREEN
Jewel in the sunlight, there unseen
Alone in the darkness, you're all there is
How will I know you'll be there for me?

I have a dream, of horses in the sea
I see your face, riding out to me
You hold a star, so dazzling, I cannot bear to look
You're reaching out, touching my soul, welcoming me

Chorus

Chorus


MIDI File; Karaoke File.

Our world is the most precious thing there is and we must protect it. It's a jewel in the sunlight, in the blackness of space; it is Gaia. Is there more than we know?

"Jade Blue Green" © Tim Cole 2004. All rights reserved.

3:25

Length

Let It Go

Copyright Tim Cole 2003. All rights reserved.

If only if
We could start again
I would jump at half a chance
Or give up anything

Started out as a grain of sand
The mountain sprung up overnight to dominate our land

Although we let it grow
Its time we let it go
And talked it out
And tore it down
Please can we let it go

And we would have ourselves a rock and roll
And we'd star in our own show
Every time we let it go
And talked it out
And moved it on
LET IT GO

If only if
We could try again
We'd spend our days in making out
And changing everything

Powerful is the call of love
Our troubled hearts are set to rest with a mobile phone

Pre chorus

Chorus

So many times I would wonder at
The words we couldn't share
Living in a crowded world
With silence everywhere

Chorus


MIDI File; Karaoke File.

Submitted to the Song Search UK 2004 competition. I got it right about the mobile phone being the new rock & roll...

"Let It Go" © Tim Cole 2003. All rights reserved.

3:07

Length
Special thanks: This recording was made at Appletree Studios, Brill. Engineer - Phil Goss (who also did the nice funky guitar sound / beats). Session vocalist: Nancy Sawyer.

Be In Love With Me

Copyright Tim Cole 2003. All rights reserved.

When you ask me to dance in the lights
And smooch with me right there
You make me feel so incredibly
Desireable everywhere

OH I WILL BE HERE ALWAYS
YOU WON MY HEART YOU WILL SEE
TAKE MY HAND, HOLD ME CLOSE
BE IN LOVE WITH ME

When you come back to be at my side
And gently tease my hair
You make me feel so incredibly
Electric everywhere

CHORUS

BRIDGE 1

When you look into my willing eyes
And ask me if I care
You make me feel so incredibly
Sensual everywhere

CHORUS

BRIDGE 2

CHORUS


MIDI File; Karaoke File.

One of the first songs I ever wrote. THe tune is nice but the lyrics are a bit limp. Slightly smokey, jazzy feel for a smoochy last song of the night.

"Be In Love With Me" © Tim Cole 2003. All rights reserved.

3:44

Length
Special thanks: This recording was made at Appletree Studios, Brill. Engineer - Phil Goss (who also did the lovely guitar solo / beats). Session vocalist: Nancy Sawyer.

I'll Never Find Another

Copyright Tim Cole 2003. All rights reserved.

Side by side we share a take away
TVs on, the credits start to play
You get a call, I hear you speak so low
I can sense that I'll never want to know

The story you tell in an off-hand way
I almost believe what you have to say
Though your no angel no deity
There's still a hope for you and me

I'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER
WHO'LL GET WITHIN A MILE
OF YOUR STRIKING LOOKS
AND YOUR CRAZY SMILE

YOU'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER
WHO'LL GOVE YOU ALL YOU NEED
THEY SAY THAT LOVE IS BLIND
SO LET YOUR EYES COME ON BACK TO ME

Down in town, I take the tube around
Buskers haunt the caverns underground
I see you meet with your friend, so nice
Can't you see through those cold blue eyes of ice

Pre-chorus

CHORUS

BRIDGE

CHORUS

One of the first proper songs I ever wrote. The tune is nice but lyrics weak. Get's going at 1:00.

"I'll Never Find Another" © Tim Cole 2003. All rights reserved.

4:50

Length