HOPING SOMETHING ANYTHING | LP

by TIME FOR T

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Songs by Tiago Saga, Oliver Patrice Weder, Joshua Taylor, Martyn Lillyman and Harry Haynes

Lyrics - Tiago Saga

Vocals & Guitars - Tiago Saga

Bass, Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals - Joshua Taylor

Keys & Arrangements - Oliver Weder

Drums & Percussion - Martyn Lillyman

Violin & Backing Vocals - Andrew Stewart-Buttle

Guests:

Lead Guitar - Harry Haynes on tracks 7 & 11

Baritone Saxophone - Galgo CZ on tracks 3, 6 & 13

Backing Vocals - Georgia Mason on tracks 3, 5 & 8

Backing Vocals - Stephanie O'Brien on tracks 4 & 5

All tracks (except track 7 & 11) recorded and produced by Oliver​ Patrice​ Weder at Spitfire Audio - London, UK

Track 7 & 11 recorded and produced by Tim Bidwell at Clockwork Owl Studios - Brighton, UK

Drums and Bass engineered by Darren Jones at The Square Studio - London, UK

Mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering - Ventura California, USA

Artwork by Kim Schädlich - Berlin, DE

Released by Last Train Records

A massive thank you to all who have been part of our journey and made this album possible. ​You know who you are.​

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released November 15, 2017

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TIME FOR T Lisbon, Portugal

Described as somewhere between Bob Dylan and Fela Kuti, Time for T have always been difficult to categorise. This might be due to the eclectic backgrounds of the band (England, Portugal, Brazil and Spain) and the nomadic nature of it's members.

One could say their music consists of pensive folk songs sugarcoated in sunny melodies and groovy rhythms.
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Track Name: Blue Train
Meet me in the morning when you've thought things through,
Knowing you, you're walking on fire with wooden shoes

And it's all yours - if you want it
But it's mine until then
It's all yours - if you want it

Meet me in the morning when you've thought things through
Knowing you, you jumped on a train of thought straight to the blue
Track Name: Ronda
Rolling through the hills in a black box on wheels
The sun shines through the night and my skin peels to another day
No phones, no emails, just good music in my ears
And I'm feeling a strong sense of the road
It feels like I've got my own metronome

I said I, I meant well to everyone it seems but myself
And my best was nowhere near good enough,
Now I'm recycling blood cells

And I need more time, I need more time alone
The last time I met myself was too long ago

Every sight's a constant flirt
To the ideals I held in the past and everything I hope for my future nostalgia
Carving out the reasons to hold on
It's like mining for diamonds in Sierra Leone
Ah we could be rich by the time we're done with it

I said I, I meant well to everyone it seems but myself
And my best was nowhere near good enough,
Now I'm recycling blood cells

And I need more time, I need more time alone
The last time I met myself was too long ago

I said man, don't go
You leave now and you'll never know
Track Name: Back to School
Back to school with so much learnt
From the summer holiday when my lungs got burnt
Back in the classroom learning PI all the time
Yes yes teacher 3.14159

Coming to borrow some information from the best girl in class
Exam is tomorrow and my inclination is that I'll scrape a pass

Back in the classroom where time doesn't pass
Unlike those holiday's in the south of France
Learning to kiss on a sticky breeze
Our backs against the walls of cold concrete

Coming to borrow some information about the things you like
Bouquet of flowers on promotion, I didn't think twice

Oh the morning has come back again
Rudely awoken by my alarm with no repentance

People always say that when you look back
Your school days will be the best one's you ever had
But that's not true, I never liked school
A young man shouldn't be entwined in too many rules

Coming to borrow some information from the best girl in class
Exam is tomorrow and my inclination is that I'll scrape a pass

Oh the morning has come back again
Rudely awoken by my alarm with no repentance
Track Name: Wax
Hope I don't always run away
From someone I haven't met yet
Hope I'll always find my way back home
To the one I've loved from the first day

Brick by brick, we build the buildings
From the sewer to the sky
And when we're gone they will remain the same
Oblivious to the passing of time

You come 'round here like you own the place
But oh my friend, you don't even own your own name
And all your harmonies have gone all dissonant

Scrape the wax off your shoulder
And light that fire in your eyes
And we must live with the notion
That one day we all will die

And when you're approaching your final line
You take a deep breath and watch your life flash behind your eyes
And all your harmonies have gone all dissonant

Hope I don't always run away
From someone I haven't met yet
Hope I'll always
Track Name: Maria
I didn't know 'till I was out, outside looking in

I was a wild child, always offside

Oh my eyes always bigger than my brain

Just as welcome as the British summer rain


Well that was all just a daydream

I was floating down John Lennon stream


Oh Maria, it's all in your head

Oh give me one more chance, even though I'll need ten

Well I wrote you this love song

Even though I know that it's so wrong


And now Im further out, can hardly see the bay

Just like a grain of sand, under the heavy waves

Well I was grabbed by the scruff of the neck by lust

Swiftly knocking down all of our long built trust but now


That was all just a memory

Some romantic tale by a sailor lost at sea


Oh Maria, it's all in your head

Oh give me one more chance, even though I'll need ten

Well I wrote you this love song

Even though I know that it's so wrong


It was seductively tamed, the snake still had the urge

To slip out of it's cage, oh I lost my nerve

I always thought I was the player of the game but now

I'll endlessly loose because of that retched mistake but now


Well that was all just a daydream

I was floating down John Lennon stream


Oh Maria, it's all in your head

Oh give me one more chance, even though I'll need ten

Well I wrote you this love song

Even though I know that it's so wrong

Oh Maria, it's all in your head

Oh give me one more chance, even though I'll need ten
Track Name: Rescue Plane
Well he's got the morning glory
But She's one thousand two hundred and one - miles away
And by the time she gets here
It's gonna be another sad story

He misses the smell of his clothes
When they were washed by her
And she misses the smell of his clothes
When they weren't washed at all

Now they're at war with their distance
Right, back, left and forward they don't know
But one must step back into reality
One's gotta go

Rescue planes crash too
Then you need a rescue plane for the rescue plane rescue
That was the problem with those two
They would always break before the breakthrough

All these things you never really wanted
Always seem to come to be
Are now all that you see

And all these things you never really wanted
Always seem to come to be
Now they're all that you see
Track Name: Mary
As you drag your feet through the swamp of your home

You realise you're happiest left alone,

Some time to kick up your feet and realise what's wrong

Some time to chew your thoughts down to the bone


All the money you said you saved

Working those hours on the minimum wage

You saved your coins like nuts in the winter but,

You never turned from a squirrel to a sparrow when Spring came


Are you coming down?

I said Mary, Mary you're always so sad

I said Mary, this is the best life you'll ever have


As you comb through the knots of your routine

Taking steps forward to where you've already been

Oh you drag your hips to the beats of 'Billie Jean'

But you dance like a rusty machine


All the money you said you saved

Working those hours on the minimum wage

You saved your coins like nuts in the winter but,

You never turned from a squirrel to a sparrow when Spring came


Are you coming down?

I said Mary, Mary you're always so sad

I said Mary, this is the best life you'll ever have


And around and around and around we go

And around and around and around we go
Track Name: Olympics
A million thoughts run down the racetrack of your mind
But no one's winning or loosing this time
And now your pillow is the chosen country to host
The next Olympics but there's no golden medal

I'm not gonna do what you want me to do
Cause that would just be wrong
The simple truths are hard to come by
So I hold them strong

And it's the sacred hours of deep sleep dreaming
When you come to life changing conclusions you forget
In the morning you're none the wiser to what you saw
When you had your eyes shut and you opened the door of your mind

And it's not easy to strike a balance between
Reality and what we always dream
Don't tell me it's all just hippy bullshit cause it's not
It's more real than the numbers in your stock market

I'm not gonna do what you want me to do
Cause that would just be wrong
The simple truth is hard to come by
So I hold it strong

And it's the sacred hours of deep sleep dreaming
When you come to life changing conclusions you forget
In the morning you're none the wiser to what you saw
When you had your eyes shut and you opened the door of your mind

And that's when I go 'Hey, how are you?'
You've got your dreams and I've got mine too
Thirty years of sleep
And we don't remember what we dream
Track Name: India
Well wouldn't life be the most juicy cherry tree
If every winter we swapped hemisphere
Summer all year round, no winter blues to be found
Even in the deepest, darkest shade

Said you, you're waiting for the seasons to change
Said I might fly to India instead

You can rejoice in the fact your bank account's still intact
But my bucket list is getting light
Winter is too heavy for a creature like me,
Vitamin D is paramount

Said you, you're waiting for the seasons to change
Said I might fly to Argentina instead

Well my heart beats best with a swift blow to the chest
While shouting out 'Jeronimo!'
Not the American Indian but my Father in turn
Who's getting old but still younger than his son

Said you, you're waiting for the seasons to change
Said I might fly to Kenya instead

His travels inspired me to escape my country
And taste the tarmac
Now I'm shaking like a leaf in the ferocious breeze
We all seem to call life
Track Name: Tom Tom
Why dont you tell your Tom Tom to take you to a Blue Sky?
Eating up all the tarmac of the M25
Oh shes the queen of my taxidermi little animal
The kind of beast that never sleeps when shes on her own

Why dont you tell your Tom Tom to take you to a hillside?
Where the peaks puncture the clouds and the moon shines crazy bright
Oh you can see the water slipping down those green mountains
Only later to be drunk by a man from a concrete fountain

Dont loose your opportunity to finally set yourself free
Dont loose opportunity to finally set yourself free
To be where you want to be, to be who you want to be

And now your clever Tom Tom has run out of battery
Back to the old school trips in the car with the dogs and the maps and
your family
Sometimes the best times are had when you get a little bit lost
When you dont know who youre gonna meet at the next pit stop

Dont loose your opportunity to finally set yourself free
Dont loose your opportunity, all these simple things with their intracacies
I wanna be free
Track Name: Sleepwalk
People always need change,
When it's around the corner they always refrain
From taking on that 90 degree angle
Cause in every angle lies a big life gamble

When I met you you weren't so tired, so tired of your head,
You weren't so quiet, when there were things to be said
But I'm not gonna run, I'm not gonna run when I can sleep,
I can sleepwalk into the deepest sea

One day you'll awake a new person
Something happened in your sleep, an unteachable lesson
And you might go on through life as if it never happened
But all along your brain juices are fully in motion

When I met you you weren't so tired, so tired of your head,
You weren't so quiet, when there were things to be said
But I'm not gonna run, I'm not gonna run when I can sleep,
I can sleepwalk into the deepest sea

I can sleepwalk, I can sleepwalk
Track Name: Hoping Something Anything
Come a little closer and listen what I say
I've got some words down, they're etched in my brain
They're not fit for consumption but Im not trying to sell them anyway

I was only hoping for something anything

Come a little closer but dont talk too loud
I've got a microphone and I'll blow you out
I'm not fit for consumption but I'm not trying to sell myself to you

I was only hoping for something anything

Well you you just keep on streaming the same old song
I was only hoping for something so much better

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