Gallatin

by Tim Hassall

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'Gallatin' was recorded in the bohemian neighbourhood of East Nashville, Tennessee.
Drawing on the wealth of musical talent in the city, the record showcases Hassall's inspired musical vision, a beautifully diverse universe where each song creates a 'unique world' for the listener to explore. The genre-­hopping record was then mixed in Dubai and mastered in Los Angeles. Gallatin was released worldwide online on 19.12.2013

Website: www.timhassall.com
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released December 18, 2013

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Track Name: Chasing Down A Dream
Wandering really takes its toll on you


Wandering really takes its toll on you
Examine your life by singing the blues
Quote great minds get close to the truth
Lose yourself to get closer to you

And it’s plain to see, what’s been killing me
When everything is corrupting me
But it’s all I ever learned to do
It takes its toll on you
 

Wandering really takes its toll on you
Livin’ your life like you’ve nothing to lose
Paid in tobacco fries and booze
With this road for a needle and some songs for a spoon
 
And it’s plain to see, what’s been killing me
When everything is corrupting me
But it’s all I ever learned to do
It takes its toll on you
 

Wandering really takes its toll on you
Walking to the shows in rain dog shoes
Admin in the morning drugs the afternoon
Burning both ends in search of the muse
 
And it’s plain to see, what’s been killing me
When everything is corrupting me
But it’s all I ever learned to do
It takes its toll on you
 
Track Name: You Bring Me Down
You Bring Me Down

Verse 1
The devil walked in
I nodded let him settle
He said he was angel
So I put on the kettle
Says boy follow me
I’m a take you to the stars
You can walk on the moon
Have cocaine and cars

Chorus
You bring me down, You bring me down
Down down down d-down
You bring me down
Ohhh (huh)
You bring me down, You bring me down
Down down down d-down
You bring me down

Verse 2
Picked up off the beach
Set down in LA
A house full of lovin’
And money to play
He says boy forget guitar
All you need is a look
A lawyer who wears gold
And my accountant on your book (ohhh)


Chorus
You bring me down, You bring me down
Down down down d-down
You bring me down
Ohhh (huh)
You bring me down, You bring me down
Down down down d-down
You bring me down

Guitar Solo

Verse 3
I met with the devil late in Denny’s one night
Pleased for my soul he didn’t put up a fight
He ate while he listened then he said real slow
“Music is your woman but baby you’re my ho’”

Chorus
You bring me down, You bring me down
Down down down d-down
You bring me down
Ohhh (huh)
You bring me down, You bring me down
Down down down d-down
You bring me down
Track Name: In The Village
In The Village



In the village, a long time ago
People livin’, with little more than clothes
With a good book, and a handful of pearls
Till they discovered, all the riches in the world

Now in the village, everybody got themselves a maid
In the village, everybody builds a real high gates
In the village they say, “smile while you slave”
Keep your face out of the papers and collect your pay

In the village

And to the village, prospectors came for gold
Bought the king flowers, exotic gifts untold
And from the flatlands, a city did rise
From a grain of sand, the tallest tower touched the sky

Now in the village, everybody knows your name
In the village, everybody wants you to think the same
In the village, opinion is the only rule
1st they stone you, then congratulate you
as they change the rules

In the village

Now the village, is hard to generalize
To get the real gist, get up on the inside
You see there’s more to the picture, than meets the eye
You see there’s more to the story, than just one side

Now in the village, something is being lost
Now in the village, they a draw a line that you cant cross
Now in the village, they say this is just how it goes
I got mine, and he got his, for the rest who knows?
Track Name: Travelling Song
Travelling Song

These words describe bonfires and naked friends dancing in the sand
These words describe adventures by boat and plane and train and tram
These words are my offering they are what I give to you from my outstretched hand
These words are a torch I light to guide you here to where I stand

And we are all travelling

These words describe the first sunrise over a foreign town
These words describe how one moment can turn your whole life around

And you can close your eyes and pretend that you can’t see
And you can cover your ears and pretend that you can’t hear
But if you count to ten and you open them
You will still find me standing laughing here.

And this is all happening
And this is all happening
And we are all travelling
And we are all


These words are my travelling song to lift me up to be the friend by my side
These words belong to anyone who follows the horizon as their guide
And these words describe how love in your life can make your whole body sing
And these words can’t do justice to the feeling that loving you brings

And I would like to plant a seed in you
And I would like to cultivate your smile
And maybe you would learn to trim my thorns
And we could just grow together for a while

And this is all changing
And we are all changing
And this is all happening
And we are all travelling
To find our home
Track Name: Lafayette
Lafayette

I fell in love in lafayette
To the accordian and the two step
She stole my heart with that sizzlin rhythm
waltzin on the back porch grinnin

where license plates they line the walls
with christmas lights and cattle horns
the band strikes new friends come to call
draggin you onto that old wooden floor

Oh Kelly Oh Kelly wont you be my polka dot baby
Oh Kelly Oh Kelly I want to take you in my arms tonight
Oh Kelly Oh Kelly wont you be my polka dot baby
I want to take you down to where the bayou flows and make you my baby tonight

In the Blue Moon Saloon they know how to play
Guitar and fiddle players stand real straight
bass and drums in the pocket all night long
with jess lege singing old cajun songs
and now its getting late
sparks ready to leave
kelly and her friends are still staring at me
sittin on the porch with claude and guitars
singing songs to those southern stars

Oh Kelly Oh Kelly wont you be my polka dot baby
Oh Kelly Oh Kelly I want to take you in my arms tonight
Oh Kelly Oh Kelly wont you be my polka dot baby
I want to take you down to where the bayou flows and make you my baby tonight

I want to take you down to where the bayou flows and make you my baby tonight
Track Name: Polaroid Memories
Polaroid Memories

Like a canvas on a stand, waiting for some paint, I’m ready
Running for a life that is coming late, big city
Ambition aint as good, as just being great
And young, and beautiful, and rich with stuff

1 2 3 4

Songs in the air, and words flowing through my head, (so pretty)
Dogs in the yard, asleep rest against my leg, it’s lovely
To live this life, and feel my body change
I’m getting old, gracefully, forget my wallet, lose my keys

These Polaroid Memories

These Polaroid Memories

Wind in our hair, cigarettes and shots in the car, we’re already dancing
Rollerskates, don't worry we wont get far, hard belly laughing
At 5 o’clock, she’ll make you a pina - cola
da da da

These Polaroid Memories
These Polaroid Memories

Captured a time a wild and free,
And framed the moments in my memories

These Polaroid Memories
Remind me it's never too late to escape
the fear we make in our minds that confines us from being
who it is we want to be
Track Name: Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve
All music and lyrics © Tim Hassall


Let me sing you the song that I wrote for you last night
Let’s share an ice-cream down by the seaside

We’ll drink tea when it gets cold, and joke about never growing old
Pretend like we’re kids again, tell our friends that it’s no big thing

And at parties I don’t need to hold your hand
Cause I know I’m your girl, and I know I’m your man

We lie in the bath you wash my hair
You take away all of my cares
You light the candles and then you blow them out
You shower me with kisses courtesy of your mouth


I called you up on Christmas eve, You invited me,
Over to a party, At our mutual friend Mikey’s

We made out between two parked cars, in a messy moonlit garage
You slowed me down before we got too far, You pushed me into a taxi car

You say “I’ll come over as long as you don’t press”
Funny once we’re in my address, I don’t even have to help you get undressed


And you whisper bad things in my ear
That you know that I really like to hear


We lie in the bath you wash my hair
You take away all of my cares
You light the candles and then you blow them out
You shower me with kisses courtesy of your mouth

Ohh Ohhh Ohhhhhh ohhhhhh


You light the candles and then you blow them out
Shower me with kisses courtesy of your mouth

ohhhhhhhh
Track Name: Out of Touch
Out Of Touch

And I’ve been meaning to tell you I’m at the end of my tether
I don’t know if it’s loneliness or a change in the weather
But I’ve been missing your hands, I’ve been missing your bones
And I’ve been singing old songs to remind me of home

I quit that dead end job before it even began
Guess I wasn’t cut out to be a salesman
Anger and idleness led me astray,
And I never blamed you for leaving me that way

And I’ve been meaning to tell you I’ve been falling apart
I don’t know if it’s my health or my broken heart
But I’ve been missing your voice, I’ve been missing your chords
And I’ve been singing it’s all the comfort I can afford

Well I moved to the coast with what little I had
Couldn’t handle a job joined a rock n band
To make life shine I worked to the bone
Careless and wired with the road for a home

But my thoughts they kept turning back to me and you
Where it is that you’re sleeping, what it is that you do
I was raised to never get in too deep
Still I feel your absence - whether I’m awake or asleep

Whether I’m awake or asleep

And I’ve been meaning to tell you that I aint as good as I might have said
The measure of myself doesn’t meet the ideal held in my head
I’ve been missing your calmness I’ve been missing your kind
And I’ve been singing these old old songs for a little peace of mind

I lived my whole life like I had no hope
Rebels and cowboys were my heroes
Suppose I was always out of touch
Does everything mean something or nothing much?

And I’ve been meaning to tell you and I wont lie
I realise how I hurt you and why you quit tryin’
I just wanted to tell you I’ve been hurting to
And when I get where I’m going I’ll wait there for you

I’ll wait there for you
Track Name: Wandering Really Takes Its Toll On You
Wandering Really Takes Its Toll On You

Wandering really takes its toll on you
Examine your life by singing the blues
Quote great minds get close to the truth
Lose yourself to get closer to you

And it’s plain to see, what’s been killing me
When everything is corrupting me
But it’s all I ever learned to do
It takes its toll on you
 

Wandering really takes its toll on you
Livin’ your life like you’ve nothing to lose
Paid in tobacco fries and booze
With this road for a needle and some songs for a spoon
 
And it’s plain to see, what’s been killing me
When everything is corrupting me
But it’s all I ever learned to do
It takes its toll on you
 

Wandering really takes its toll on you
Walking to the shows in rain dog shoes
Admin in the morning drugs the afternoon
Burning both ends in search of the muse
 
And it’s plain to see, what’s been killing me
When everything is corrupting me
But it’s all I ever learned to do
It takes its toll on you