About Time

by Joshua Taylor

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released December 1, 2015

Joshua Taylor - vocals, guitars
Josh Weinstein - keys
Kory McAfee - bass
Shane Fitzgibbon - drums

Sandi King - vocals
Ron King - trumpet, flugelhorn
Ed "Muggles" Croft - tenor sax, flute

Produced, engineered, recorded, and mastered by Sven-Erik Seaholm at SDRL (special thanks to Brad Lee) and Alamo North. Album art by Hannah Rhodes. (c) 2015 Joshua Taylor Music.

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Track Name: Beantown
Hello, my friend
How's it going out there
It's just fine on this end
California treats me fair
So Beantown's got you down
But you just don't know why
Seems there's a girl or two running around
With what's left of your pride

But it won't be long
'Til you're back on the mend
So I wrote down this song
Just to get you by 'til the sun is shining on Boston again

So tell me about this girl you know
Did she take you for a ride
But you say, Man it's not the girl that's got me low,
Just this empty seat beside me for the rest of this flight

When I arrive
Into Logan again
I might just skip the taxi ride
And catch the next plane to anywhere she's never been

But it won't be long
'Til I'm back on the mend
So I'll just sing your song
To pass the time 'til the sun is shining on Boston again

When I arrive
Into Logan again
I might just skip the taxi ride
And catch the very next plane to anywhere she's never been

But it won't be long
'Til I'm back on the mend
So I'll just sing your song
Just to pass the time 'til the sun is shining on Boston again
Track Name: Feel So Fine
Hello sun, hello sky
Hello to a new day
Lazy bird flying high
Fishing on the bay

Hello to the merchants down at Seaport Village
Fish and chips and fried clams
Hello there, guitar man, selling CDs by the mic stand
To tourists on the weekend

I walk on by
With my lady by my side
Just wasting time
Feeling so fine

Easy days come and they go
They never last forever
Day turns to night, high falls low
Changing like the weather

But here and now
I can't see a single cloud
I am yours and you are mine
And it feels so fine

Setting sun burning down the sky
Dancing on the water
Neon moon rising high
Mother Nature's daughter

Side by side
Ain't no hurry, take your time
Your hand in mine
Feels so fine
Track Name: All of My Life
All of my life
I've been a shell
Of a man working hard
To be someone else

Then you came along
With a heart full of song
So strong and so steady, just when I was ready
To be where I belong

Now I sit on the floor while you're sleeping
And I sing from these lips you've been keeping
Warm against yours
And I know when you wake you will tell me
Just how lovely it's been to have held me
Safe in your arms
In your arms

Most of your life
You've been yourself
You face your days honestly, even when honesty
Can put you through hell

Now I lie on the floor and keep thinking
How your loving heart kept you from sinking
Into the gray
And I know when you wake you'll assure me
That though others have loved you before me
It's here that you'll stay
And you'll stay

All of my life
Has led me to you
And though I get scared
I know what to do

I'll trust in you
When you say you're mine
And I'll be yours, too
For all of my life
I'll be yours, too
All of my life
Track Name: I Wanna Know You More
Under the painted sky
Moon in your hair had caught my eye
All that I planned to say
Was caught on the breeze and swept away
You turned your face to mine
Beat of my heart was keeping time
I finally cleared my head
And said

I wanna know you more
I've never felt this way before
I wanna feel your love
I wanna see what you're made of
So if you take my hand
We don't have to go making plans
Baby, let's go explore
I wanna know you more

It was a bright blue day
April was warming in to May
Walking down Georgetown streets
Sidewalk grew hot beneath our feet
Found us a cool, green park
To lay while the day gave way to dark
My lips found yours
And I implored

I wanna know you more
I've never felt this way before
I wanna feel your love
I wanna see what you're made of
So if you take my hand
We don't have to go making plans
Baby, let's go explore
I wanna know you more

I wanna know you more
I've never felt this way before
I wanna feel your love
I wanna see just what you're made of
So if you take my hand
We don't have to go making plans
Baby, let's go explore
I wanna know you more
Track Name: You Still Need Time
Baby, I can't lie to you
Not even if I wanted to
It's just part of what you do to me
Girl, you strip me down to honesty

And I, I just can't sleep
One more night without you lying right here with me
Oh, but I, I know
You still need time
To make up your mind

So I'm sitting here, checking my phone
Feeling all exposed and all alone
And I wait for you to tell me things
Just to let me know I'm not imagining

That we, we could be real
So come on, baby, tell me how you feel
Oh, but I, I know
You still need time
To make up your mind

We, we could be real
So come on, baby, just tell me how you feel
Oh, 'cause I, I know
You still need time
Baby, I know
You still need time
Baby, I know
You still need time
To make up your mind
Track Name: Shoe Shine Blues
Fell awake this morning
Down on my knees and cried
Fell awake this morning
Down on my knees and cried
Spent all night wandering
Lord, looking 'round for my pride

Couldn't find it nowhere
Weren't in my tequila or beer
Couldn't find it nowhere
Weren't in my tequila or beer
Weren't in my shoe shine
Ain't nothing but hot, bitter tears

Fell asleep at midnight
Rolled awake at a quarter to four
Fell asleep at midnight
Rolled awake at a quarter to four
I need a new life
This one don't suit me no more
Track Name: Hold On Me
Waiting for you
To come away with me
Into the afternoon
What's it gonna be?
Now that you are here
Filling up my eyes
With yours so blue and crystal clear
Got me dreaming all the time

Carry me away
Off into your inner space
There's no escape for me
I'm lost inside your gravity
And how am I to know
Where together we may go?
We drift across the sky
Come crashing through the waves below

How do you, how do you
Reach through and get a hold on me?
Tell it true, tell it true
What is it inside me that you see?
How can I, how can I
Dream of being anywhere but
Next to you, next to you?
Lover, can't you see you've got a hold on me

Waiting for you
To come away with me
Into the afternoon
What's it gonna be?
Track Name: Untitled
Stolen moments in your day
Love written plainly on your face
Another minute of your time
To spend pretending you are mine
The way I saw you start to fall
That's what I'll miss most of all
And as you turn to walk away
Feel so brittle I could break

So I'm standing here once again
Trying so hard to feel it's not the end

In all the years before you came
I kept my heart inside a cage
Showed the face they'd wanna see
But that all changed when you saw me

And if that's what I take from you
I shouldn't feel quite as broken as I do

Hold on, my heart
Hold on, my heart...
Track Name: Forward
What would you say
If I kissed you this way?
Would you turn away
Or stay?
What would you do
If I said to you
My lonely is through
Today?

Should I play the tune
My shipwrecked heart just wrote for you?
Because I've tried to swim
But I'm drowning in your blue
And should you choose to stay
Pull me up and sail away
Onward
Forward

Afraid all the time
That one day you'll find
This tarnished heart of mine
Won't shine

But I play the tune
My shipwrecked heart just wrote for you
Because I've tried to swim
But I'm drowning in your blue
Should you choose to stay
Pull me up and sail away
Onward
Forward

My ears are ringing from the storm
But you reach through and shine on me
Cheek to cheek we're safe and warm
And you're still smiling patiently

So I play the tune
My shipwrecked heart just wrote for you
Because I've tried to swim
But I'm drowning in your blue
And since you choose to stay
Just pull me up, let's sail away
Onward
Forward
Track Name: Stand Tall
I never finished anything I started
Been giving up since the day I turned eighteen
Now I'm broken down and I'm heavy-hearted
With the weight of my latest failure crushing me

So I pick it up and I carry on
Another scar to cover up
I pray for sleep when it doesn't come
I give it half my best and it ain't half good enough
But this is all that I am right now
So I'll get by if I can, somehow

But it'll be awhile 'til I can stand tall
My heavy load's got me feeling so small
It's like there's nothing inside me at all
And I hide behind a smile, but it's been awhile
Since I could stand tall

I told a wiser man about my troubles
I let him hear all the wrongs that I had done
He listened well while I talked and fumbled
And I searched for the words to explain what I'd become

He answered me with a little smile
He let me know he'd been in my place
He said it's gonna hurt for a little while
But the road to redemption's a crawl, not a race
And he said, I can remember so clear
Where I was before I made it here

It had been a while since I could stand tall
My heavy load had me feeling so small
Like there was nothing inside me at all
And I'd hide behind a smile, but it had been awhile
Since I could stand tall

I know there's a long way to go
But this fog will lift, be it ever so slow
And I will look myself in the eye
And I won't have to pretend when I hold my head high

But it'll be a while 'til I can stand tall
My heavy load still got me feeling so small
But I've got something inside after all
So I'll hide behind a smile for a little while
'Til I can stand tall

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