(Nothing's Different But) Everything Has Changed

by Robin Tymm

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This is my 7th album of original songs, recorded at home from October 2011 to November 2012. People leave my songs with the overriding feeling that they're all melancholic and depressing, but I hope there's enough wry humour buried deep down in the lyrics to amuse those willing to dig a little.
If you download the album and pay a little extra to cover p&p I'll happily send you a copy of the CD for your collection.
Robin.

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released December 14, 2012

Robin Tymm - all instruments except
Toby Wilson - dobro
Miles Brough - harmony vocal
Hope Brough - harmony vocal

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Track Name: Fade
I won’t play no lingering death scene
Don’t need no final chance to explain
In my own peculiar way….I’ve said everything that I wanted to say
You don’t want to hear it all again

I hope it’s just like turning off a light
Flick a switch down deep in my brain
One minute I’m here….then the next I simply disappear
You knew me once but now you can’t remember my name

CHORUS
Oh, I know that the end is coming
And what happens next don’t leave me afraid
Just make this last cut sharp
From the bright white light into the dark
But please don’t you ever let me fade
Don’t ever let me fade

When my song has gone on long enough
When the time has come to stop
Don’t let me go too far, repeating again and again from the last four bars
You’ll help me out if you pick the needle up

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
Remember me when I was in my prime
Not lonely, falling slowly down the mountainside
If this is to be the day
Don’t let me die away

REPEAT CHORUS

© 2011 Robin Tymm
24th July 2011
Track Name: Everything Has Changed
This room’s how I remembered since I saw it yesterday
My stuff’s just where I left it, neither moved nor rearranged
Someone stole all my possessions and replaced them with the same
Nothing’s diff‘rent, but ev’rything has changed

You can’t see it with the naked eye in the cold, clear light of day
But at some subatomic level it’s all twisted out of shape
It’s somehow eerily familiar and extraordinarily strange
Nothing’s diff‘rent, but ev’rything has changed

BRIDGE
My clothes are where I dropped them in a heap upon the floor
The empty bottles tell the story of the night that went before
I don’t recall what happened in the moments after you went walking out the door

INSTRUMENTAL

Is the result of some intoxication muddying my brain
To think that all I’ve ever owned’s been surreptitiously exchanged
But it don’t feel quite like it used to, there’s no essence that remains
Nothing’s diff‘rent, but ev’rything has changed

BRIDGE
My clothes are where I dropped them in a heap upon the floor
The empty bottles tell the story of the night that went before
I don’t recall what happened in the moments after you went walking out the door

Exactly what has happened here I wouldn’t like to say
Each of my belongings has been altered in some way
Hidden in the minute details there’s a truth that is betrayed
Nothing’s diff‘rent, but ev’rything has changed
Nothing’s diff‘rent, but ev’rything has changed
Nothing’s diff‘rent, but ev’rything has changed

© 2011 Robin Tymm
23rd April 2011
Track Name: Crimson
I’m on your doorstep waiting
Won’t you please invite me in
It’s not your body that I’m after
It’s what flows beneath your skin
Oh, I crave that crimson beauty
With its taste as sweet as sin
Got to feed this curse and quench this thirst
Before it all begins again

CHORUS
I fear that this might kill me
That this drink might fail to fill me
That for once it will not still my beating heart
How I wish that you could help me
I’m not quite dead but I might as well be
I need a love that time can never tear apart

Through covered doors and windows
Always a little light gets in
The sun’s my only other weakness
Burns like fire upon my skin
Now I’m on your doorstep waiting
And we both know why I came
‘Cause you’re bleeding on the inside
I hear it pulsing through your veins

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
Underneath this night’s dark cover
We all live off one another
By the moon we are consumed

REPEAT CHORUS

© 2009 Robin Tymm
22nd November 2009
Track Name: Melissa
CHORUS
Oh, sweet Melissa, I miss her
Though it’s been years since I mentioned her name
I thought if I tried to
I’d get by without you
But I need to see you again

So I never moved on from the day you were gone
Seems like everyone saw it but me
But what did I care if I was going nowhere
When there’s no place I wanted to be

Through all of this time you’ve been there in the back of my mind
No, your flame never flickered and died
Now I’ve seen the way, shining as clear as the day
And it’s something that can’t be denied

REPEAT CHORUS

I have been lonely, but you’re the one and the only
No other has taken your place
I paid a price, I consider it no sacrifice
If you say I’ve not left it too late

Now I walk through these rooms that are filled with the traces of you
But no chances of letting you go
Before this day ends and finally darkness descends
Here’s the one thing I want you to know

REPEAT CHORUS
I thought if I tried to
I’d get by without you
But I need to see you again

© 2011 Robin Tymm
29th September 2011
Track Name: Cloud Burst
Black clouds bearing rain
First drops on the window pane
We’re getting ready for a reckoning?
Feel that rumble, hear that sound
And watch the needle start to tumble down
Another thunderstorm begins

CHORUS
Clouds burst, heavens open
Dry land will soon become an ocean
Who thought that the sky couldn’t cry any more?
Forked lightning, thunder crash
Has Armageddon finally made it here at last
This raging river’s gonna break its banks for sure

Mountains tremble, earth quakes
The windows rattle and the ground shakes
A raging battle’s going on out there
Howling wind and driving rain
It’s a super-cell, a twister, it’s a hurricane
Feel the panic as the static crackles through the air

REPEAT CHORUS

Perhaps we should have recognised the warning signs
Instead of waiting ‘til we heard the siren’s whine
So bite your lip and hide your fear
And pray we make it out of here....in time

REPEAT CHORUS
This raging river’s gonna break its banks for sure
This raging river’s gonna break its banks for sure

© 2007 Robin Tymm
10th July 2007 / 14th February 2010
Track Name: Any Day Now
Any day now I’ll get out of this bed
I’ll be sure on my feet, I’ll be right in the head
The cracked and the broken are mended, any day now
Any day now I’ll be quitting the booze
Resisting the urges for lighting that fuse
The old ways are yesterday’s news, any day now

CHORUS
Any day now they’ll be setting me free
I’ll have served out my time and earned my release

Any day now when these feelings have gone
I might pick up the mail, maybe answer the phone
There is no longer nobody home, any day now
Any day now I’ll forgive and forget
Make a break with a past that is filled with regret
I will try looking forwards instead, any day now

CHORUS
Any day now they’ll be setting me free
I’ll have served out my time and earned my release
Any day now I will wash myself clean
I won’t give up on you if you don’t give up on me

BRIDGE
Any day now I’ll grow tired of this running
Don’t know quite when
Oh, but I know that day’s coming

Any day now I’ll stop building these walls
Burning these bridges and digging these holes
For reasons that nobody knows, any day now
Any day now I’ll try shedding this skin
Peel back the layers to reveal what’s within
If I only knew where to begin I’d do it any day now

CHORUS
Any day now they’ll be setting me free
I’ll have served out my time and earned my release
Any day now this water will wash me so clean
I won’t give up on you if you don’t give up on me
I won’t give up on you if you don’t give up, don’t give up on me

© 2011 Robin Tymm
24th February 2011
Track Name: I Won't Be There
In times long gone by I would be by your side
We could bring on the night, we could hold back the tides
But all that came before when you cheated and lied
Look around, I won’t be there

I’d be the shoes on your feet and the bed that you’d lie on
The hand that you’d hold and the shoulder you’d cry on
But I won’t be that fool you can always rely on
Look around but I won’t be there


CHORUS
I won’t be there when you call out my name
The days I’d come running they won’t come again
When you’re feeling alone, in the depths of despair
Look around, I won’t be there

We lived in this house as a man and a wife
I would lay down my cloak for you, lay down my life
But the words that you spoke were as sharp as a knife
Look around, I won’t be there

REPEAT CHORUS
You can count on me, I won’t be there

BRIDGE
You’ve had chances to change but you just didn’t care
Now you’ve used up more lives than a cat has to spare
Oh, you took me for granted, like water, like air
Look around, I won’t be there
Look around but I won’t be there

You talked of forever, together we’d grow old
But the past holds no proof of how the future unfolds
It’s my continuing presence I choose to withhold
Look around but I won’t be there

REPEAT CHORUS
Look around but I won’t be there
You can count on me, I won’t be there

© 2012 Robin Tymm
8th January 2012
Track Name: Sometimes
I know I shouldn’t but lately I’ve been thinking about you
In idle moments you’re the first thing on my mind
Then I remember a time before I was without you
I don’t suppose you ever think of me sometimes

CHORUS
I wish I’d said those things I didn’t say....sometimes
I wish I’d kept my word and changed my ways....sometimes
I wish I’d tried my best to make you stay....sometimes

I said I wouldn’t but lately I’ve been trying to find you
Haunting places that we used to go just looking for your sign
Every now and then I feel I’m standing right behind you
I don’t sup-pose you ever feel like turning ‘round sometimes

CHORUS
I wish I’d said those things I didn’t say....sometimes
I wish I’d kept my word and changed my ways....sometimes
I wish I’d tried my best to make you stay...........sometimes

BRIDGE
What I really need is to leave these memories far behind
To clear my mind and say goodbye this time
Oh, if I could only let you go
Sounds easy but it’s not you know
I can never quite forget you though....sometimes

CHORUS
I’ll still wish I’d said those things I didn’t say....sometimes
I’ll still wish I’d kept my word and changed my ways....sometimes
I’ll still wish I’d tried my best to make you stay....sometimes
Sometimes

© 2009 Robin Tymm
18th January 2009
Track Name: Bridges
I….don’t want to need you
I know I must leave you
Before I get in too deep

You….were not like the others
You got under my covers
And you kissed me to sleep

CHORUS
There were just
Too many bridges to cross
I asked you to risk too much
Just by holding your hand
But to break with your wedding vows
To pack up and leave with me right now
Wouldn’t feel right somehow
And I understand

I….sounded my car horn
In the midst of a rain-storm
And stood out in the street

You….sat back in the shadows
The rain on your windows
Ran like tears down your cheek

CHORUS
There were just
Too many bridges to cross
I asked you to risk too much
Just by holding your hand
But to break with your wedding vows
To pack up and leave with me right now
Wouldn’t feel right somehow
And I understand
It wouldn’t feel right somehow
And I understand

© 2007 Robin Tymm
26th June 2007
Track Name: Public Enemy No.1
I drive a gas-guzzling car that I’m sharing with no-one
Its huge carbon footprint’s destroying the ozone
They’re calling me public enemy number one

I buy way too much food, shop for more every day
Watch it rot in a bowl before I throw it away
They’re calling me public enemy number one

CHORUS
So while my behaviour’s a tad anti-social
There’s no need for you to be so damn emotional
Should I be resented? I’m just a little self-centred, that’s all

I avoid paying taxes while breaking no laws
I use loopholes to hide all my money offshore
They’re calling me public enemy number one

I’m too busy to wait so I push into queues
Means I give and I take my fair share of abuse
They’re calling me public enemy number one

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
I’m no neighbour from hell, I’m no binge-drinking hoodie
I’m not Reverend Green with the rope in the study
I’m no third-world dictator nor Alphonse Capone
If you don’t like the way that I live you could leave me alone

I’m lazy, I’m workshy, claim benefits instead
So the government pays me for staying in bed
They’re calling me public enemy number one

I believe charity ends and begins in my home
Therefore what’s yours is mine and what’s mine is my own
They’re calling me public enemy number one
Yeah, they’re calling me public enemy number one

© 2009 Robin Tymm
19th February 2009
Track Name: Killing Time
There’s just not enough in this little town
To make someone like you wanna stick around
You were always talking of getting out
That’s something that I'd never thought about
Perhaps I might have said that I'd come too

REPEAT CHORUS
But I’m the one that stayed behind
Where you left me is where you'll find me
I doubt these days that I ever cross your mind
I tell myself that I’m doing fine
But all I’m doing is killing time
And that's the plan 'til something better comes to mind
I’m just killing time
Before it kills me

I kinda like that not much happens here
And nothing really changes from year to year
My life's been stuck in second gear
I never reached the speed for breaking through the atmosphere
What’s it like out there beyond the great beyond

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
Yeah, I once had dreams and I once made plans
Just like everybody else
And maybe one or two survived
But I keep 'em to myself

REPEAT CHORUS
Before it kills me
Before it kills me

© 2006 Robin Tymm
Track Name: Unfinished
It’s a book on the shelf whose last chapter the author never wrote
It’s a symphonic masterpiece suddenly run out of notes
It’s a movie cut short ‘cause there’s no final scene to be shown
It’s a picture abandoned before the main character’s drawn

CHORUS
Unfinished…..there’s a missing piece
Sent before my time and incomplete
Unfinished…..never reach the end
Always unfulfilled and unexplained
Unfinished

It’s a journey began whose destination will never be known
It’s a game that we started where no final whistle is blown
It’s a question unanswered, a thought that remains unexplored
It’s your words left to hang in the air like an unresolved chord

CHORUS
Unfinished…..there’s a missing piece
Sent before my time and incomplete
Unfinished…..never reach the end
Always unfulfilled and unexplained

BRIDGE
Unfinished…..this will never stop
All those i’s to be dotted and t’s to be crossed
Forever ongoing without ever knowing the cost
Of…..being unfinished

INSTRUMENTAL

CHORUS
Unfinished…..there’s a missing piece
Sent before my time and incomplete
Unfinished…..never reach the end
Always unfulfilled and unexplained
Unfinished

© 2012 Robin Tymm
16th February 2012
Track Name: Four Walls
The simple plan had failed and lay discarded on the floor
I’m getting old and I’m not prepared to do this anymore
You don’t deserve to hear my songs
I don’t deserve to be ignored

Was I naive to think I’d play and they would come?
I really did believe, now I believe I got it wrong
So now it’s time, bring up the lights
Reveal the audience has gone

BRIDGE
I’m going back to where I started, at least it’s not too far to fall
A little bruised and broken-hearted that’s all
I will write my songs for no-one
Sing them out to these four walls

INSTRUMENTAL

The people that once knew of me will one by one forget
I’m sure they’ll find their dose of misery from somewhere (place) else instead
I hope the years will let them hear it all
The way I hear it in my head

BRIDGE
I’m going back to where I started, at least it’s not too far to fall
A little bruised and broken-hearted that’s all
I will write my songs for no-one
Sing them out to these four walls
I will write my songs for no-one
Sing them out just to these four walls

© 2010 Robin Tymm