Footprint

by Robin Tymm

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The even more difficult third album....a mix of the totally made up and the shockingly honest....I won't say which is which!

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released June 30, 2006

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Track Name: Unrequited
I’m in my car in front of your house
Waiting for the rest of my life
I know you’re there but you won’t show yourself to me
It’s funny, how? Can’t see the humour
All your friends must just assume that I can’t see
The way that they all laugh at me

CHORUS
‘Cause this case of love is unrequited
A word from you could well ignite it
There’s no place else that I should be
So come on let me in

Well you made me promise not to phone you
So how’m I s’posed to get to know you
If every time you see me you just turn away
I’d take the hint and I’d go quietly but I think you would really like me
If you could give me just one chance I know we’d get along

CHORUS
‘Cause this case of love is unrequited
A word from you could well ignite it
There’s no place I’d rather be
So come on let me in

Well perhaps I’m just a love-sick teen
Or I’m thirty-five with broken dreams
Or I’m fifty-three with a crush on the local beauty queen

Well I’m in my car in front of your house
Waiting for the rest of my life
I know you’re there but you won’t show yourself to me

CHORUS
‘Cause this case of love is unrequited
A word from you could well ignite it
There’s no place left for me to go
So come on, come on, come on
Let me in, let me in

© 2005 Robin Tymm
Track Name: Wrong Turn
If I had my time over
I would change everything
There's so many regrets that I can't forget
The sorrow they bring
But there's no second chances
At least not around here
We accept our mistakes and the hearts that we break
Are gonna haunt us for years

CHORUS
It seemed so right at the time but there's no way of knowing
There’s no way of knowing
Guess I took a wrong turn
Yeah, I took a wrong turn
Guess I took a wrong turn and just kept on going
Just kept on going

Would it help if I said I was sorry
For all that I've done?
Could you show just a little forgiveness
And welcome me home?
Now I’m waiting for somebody out there
To show me a sign
And I’ll lie in this bed that I made
‘Til you throw me a line

CHORUS
It seemed so right at the time but there's no way of knowing
There’s no way of knowing
Guess I took a wrong turn
Yeah, I took a wrong turn
Guess I took a wrong turn and just kept on going
Just kept on going

© 2005 Robin Tymm
Track Name: Tears On The Table
Her head's in her hands
There's tears on the table
There's things I should say
But I am unable to speak
So she just continues to cry

We'll sit here for hours
It'll seem like forever
And try to remember
Why we're still together
And then we'll call it quits for the night

CHORUS
If you think that it's over then why don't you say it
Let's read the last rites and not try to delay it
I'll waste no more time trying to hold up what wants to fall down
Just let it fall down to the ground

Yeah, we once had it good
There can be no denying
Then one day it seemed like
We both just stopped trying
And now it's hard to remember those days

So we cling to a hope, to some crazy idea
That there's some place for us
But it's a long way from here, I know
And there's so much that stands in our way

CHORUS
If you think that it's over then why don't you say it
Let's read the last rites and not try to delay it
I'll waste no more time trying to hold up what wants to fall down
Just let it fall down, won’t you let it fall down
Come on let it fall down to the ground

© 2002 Robin Tymm
Track Name: Human Nature
All day the sun’s been praying
For the company of clouds
It’s a big, big sky to be up there alone
And tomorrow is a new day
And it doesn’t hurt to hope
That the weather guy on TV will be wrong
And the sun says sayonara, and I’m sad to see it go
But the cooler moon’s a better friend to me

CHORUS
This human nature is out of control
The seasons have changed
And I’m out in the cold
You were gonna come with me
Now you don’t wanna know
Gonna come with me, baby
So come with me, baby, don’t go

Tonight I’m switched off, shut down
Feeling like I haven’t got a friend
It’s a big, big world to be down here alone
And if for now I've stopped believing that a broken heart can mend
Well I know that I won't feel like this for long
And the sun says sayonara, and I’m sad to see it go
But the cooler moon’s a better friend to me

CHORUS
This human nature is out of control
The seasons have changed
And I’m out in the cold
You were gonna come with me
Now you don’t wanna know
Gonna come with me, baby
So come with me, baby, don’t go

© 1997 Robin Tymm
Track Name: Little Pieces
I can't bear the thought of you going 'round with another guy
Can't bear the kisses and the looks of love into each other's eyes
I can't bear to watch you anymore but somehow you are everywhere that I go
And I can't bear the thought of what goes on when I'm not there, but I know

So what's he got to make you wanna spend your time with this other guy
Does he promise you the stars when all that I can really offer is a clear blue sky
Perhaps you shouldn't be surprised, you never really knew that much of me
Perhaps you should have changed the locks
Or asked me to return your front door key

I found my letters and took back my photographs
And years from now I'll probably lie about it when you ask
But I couldn't bear to let you keep a little piece of me
When I’ve had to lose every little piece of you

And I find it hard to keep all this inside
Yeah, it breaks my heart each time I see you smile

I can feel it in this room, I can feel it everywhere that I go
I can smell your sweet perfume that hangs to tempt me in the air
But I know you know

I found my letters and took back my photographs
And years from now I'll probably lie about it when you ask
But I couldn't bear to let you keep a little piece of me
When I’ve had to lose
When I’ve had to lose every little piece of you

© 1988/2005 Robin Tymm
Track Name: Magenta Boulevard
We stayed down in a cheap room
On Magenta Boulevard
Me and John drank whiskey
And we talked about guitars
We sat above the street
And watched the women and the cars
We spent our time on Magenta Boulevard

Pretending we were rock stars
Was a game we’d always play
“We’re here to make an album”
If someone asked, that’s what we’d say
There’s a party in our hotel room
And a world tour starting someday soon
We sure hope you’ll all turn out when we pass through

BRIDGE
They didn’t seem to like having us around
‘Cause we drank too much and we sang too loud
Always sometimes, rarely never
Something funny happens when we get together

INSTRUMENTAL

Now I don’t see John much these days
Guess that’s the way things are
He’s somewhere north, I’m somewhere south
‘Though it’s really not that far
He's at the other end of my telephone
I can call him up when I get back home
And we can meet down on Magenta
Meet down on Magenta
Meet down on Magenta Boulevard

© 1988 Robin Tymm
Track Name: Loser
I bet my heart on a game of love
And I came out the loser again
I can’t be sure, I think she’d played before
So it was only a question of when
She’d have me down on the floor
Bleeding and begging for more
And all that’s left is the price of a taxi-cab home

I bet my heart on a game of love
‘Cause it seemed like the smart thing to do
They say that lies are betrayed by the eyes
So from the very beginning she knew
She’d have me down on my knees
So desperate, so eager to please
Now I’ve done my time and I need just a little release
Yeah, I need just a little release

I bet my heart on a game of love
And I came out the loser again
Why’d I bet my heart when I knew from the start
Exactly the way it would end?
Now I’ve lost everything
You can’t beat it the house always wins
If you want my advice
You should give up before you begin
Or you’ll end up a loser again

© 2003 Robin Tymm
Track Name: A Little Rain
I am lost, I am alone
This place I live don’t feel like home
I’m walking through the busy streets of this town
And it feels like I’m the only one around

CHORUS
I guess a little rain must fall on me
I guess a little rain must fall on me
I guess a little rain must fall on me
And it falls on me
But it’s just a little rain

I might have said some foolish things
That might have left you wondering
If I would stop you if you started to leave
And with one small step you brought me to my knees

CHORUS
I guess a little rain must fall on me
I guess a little rain must fall on me
I guess a little rain must fall on me
And it falls on me
But it’s just a little rain
Yeah, it’s just a little rain

© 1996 Robin Tymm
Track Name: Blue Sky
There’s a blue sky, I can see it through my window
There’s a warm sun, I can feel it on my face
There’s a cool breeze high up in the tree-tops
You and your black cloud don't belong here in this place

There’s a palm tree, there’s a jug of margarita
Pacific Ocean lapping gently at my feet
It’s been so long since I felt this close to heaven
'Til you and your black cloud cast your shadow over me

CHORUS
You can always find a way to bring me down
So I think its best that you don't come around

Yeah, you chased the sunshine far away
And it won't come back, baby, if you stay
So the time has come for me to say.....just go

There was a blue sky, I could see it through my window
And as for the warm sun, no longer feel it on my face
Now there's a cold, cold wind blowing through my lonely heart tonight
It’s you and your black cloud and there's no
There’s no silver lining inside

CHORUS
You can always find a way to bring me down
So I think its best that you don't come around
You can always find a way to bring me down
So I think its best that you don't come around

© 2000 Robin Tymm
Track Name: The Best I Can Do
For three days and nights I’ve been stuck in this room
I started to pray inspiration comes soon
I’ve been trying to write but the words just won’t come
Lord, I’d kill just to finish this song

CHORUS
There’s not much of a tune and the harmony sucks
And my voice sounds like shit and the words don’t mean much
But I wrote it all down and I sang it for you
I believe it’s the best I can do

You’d think there’d be someplace that I’d rather be
And you’d hope there’d be someone who’s waiting for me
I do what I can but I can’t say how long
It might take me to finish this song

CHORUS
There’s not much of a tune and the harmony sucks
And my voice sounds like shit and the words don’t mean much
But I wrote it all down and I sang it for you
I believe it’s the best I can do

I’ve been trying to write but the words come out wrong
Lord, I’d kill just to finish this song

CHORUS
There’s not much of a tune and the harmony sucks
And my voice sounds like shit and the words don’t mean much
But I wrote it all down and I sang it for you
I believe it’s the best I can do

© 2002 Robin Tymm