Call It Blue

by Tim Birchard

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about

Armed with dream guitar and amplifier, his objective for the month of July, 2010 was clear: to immerse himself in the creative process, keeping both heart and mind open to whatever might emerge.

For three weeks straight, he chased this dream furiously and passionately, locking himself in his studio and working from early in the morning late into the night, pausing only for basic necessities like coffee, food, and sleep.

After that final mixdown on Day 23, he collapsed with a smile. He hopes it makes you smile, too.

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released July 24, 2010

All songs copyright 2010 Tim Birchard (BMI).

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Tim Birchard is a musician, engineer, composer, and producer who loves a good story. He loves the unorthodox.

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Track Name: Like I Could Ride Forever
Like I Could Ride Forever

Rain blowing sideways on this icy night
I've got miles to go
Headwind's coming off the Seto Sea to my left
I'm drenched, head-to-toe

Almost feel like I don't want to stop, like I could ride forever
Almost feel like I may never stop, I think I'll ride forever

Tiny little cars all racing by
We're all out to win
Pedals pushing forward on the slick black road
Sudden stillness within

Almost feel like I don't want to stop, like I could ride forever
Almost feel like I may never stop, I think I'll ride forever

Take me back, take me back... Take me back to Yashima
Take me back, take me back... Take me back to Yashima

Lights flashing, Saturday night
Locals looking for fun
Not another bicycle in sight
Looks like I'm the only one

Home's just up ahead
The thought runs through my head...

Almost feel like I don't want to stop, like I could ride forever
Almost feel like I may never stop, I think I'll ride forever
Track Name: I Don't Want To Miss The Setting Sun
I Don't Want To Miss The Setting Sun

Baby, let's pull out our guitars
We'll play with the stars tonight
Oh yeah, let's take a ride to Mars
We'll hold our breath and it'll be all right

I don't want to miss the setting sun
I don't want to be the only one
I don't want to miss out on fun with you

Baby, summer's here again
Let's disappear 'til who knows when
Oh yeah, let's go out tonight
We'll touch the sky, then back again

I don't want to miss the setting sun
I don't want to be the only one
I don't want to miss out on fun with you
Track Name: Scissors
Scissors

Talk to me about the consequences
Of pulling down the barbed-wire fences
The ones that line the memories in your mind

Tell me how you're gonna get perspective
When you're getting paid to be a pet detective
Or have you got all the facts you think you need to find?

Scissors coming out again
Those wings could use a trim again
What would I do if you ever got away from me?
I love you...

Loyalty – Let's hand it down
Royalty – Right back around
Them or me – Tell me who you gonna choose today?

Let's turn it on the next generation
It's better than any medication
My job is to get all the love I can out of this child

Scissors coming out again
Those wings could use a trim again
What would I do if you ever got away from me?
I love you...
Track Name: Circling Overhead
Circling Overhead

Looking for perfection
In my life's direction
Haven't quite found it yet

Don't wanna show my hand
And end up hating where I land
I figure circles are my safest bet

If you need me
Look up, you'll see me
I'll be circling overhead
Call me on the radio
See me on the video
I'm circling overhead

I wanna take a ride
So I got myself a glider
I don't even have to buy any gas

I'm hanging on to hope
That you might have a tow rope
I'm kinda going nowhere fast

If you need me
Look up, you'll see me
I'll be circling overhead
Call me on the radio
See me on the video
I'm circling overhead

I wanna take a ride
But it's safer inside

Looking for perfection
In my life's direction
Haven't quite found it yet

Let's just wait and see
I'll keep you company
Won't make a move I might regret

If you need me
Look up, you'll see me
I'll be circling overhead
Call me on the radio
See me on the video
I'm circling overhead
Track Name: Runway
Runway

Another sunrise, another fire on the breeze
I never knew they made days like these

Send me an angel, send me a song
Send me an answer when I get it wrong
Send me a runway, send me a plane
Send me a bill when you get my name

Another summer, another green upon the trees
I never knew they made seasons like these

Send me an angel, send me a song
Send me an answer when I get it wrong
Send me a runway, send me a plane
Send me a bill when you get my name

Another winter, how about another cup of tea?
I never knew they made lifetimes like these

Send me an angel, send me a song
Send me an answer when I get it wrong
Send me a runway, send me a plane
Send me a bill when you get my name

Send me an angel, send me a song
Send me an answer when I get it wrong
Send me a strong wind, send me a wing
Send me whatever life may bring
Track Name: Spark In Your Heart
Spark In Your Heart

Can I come and sit on your couch with you for awhile?
Move all those boxes out of the way, make some room for a smile
Pack up the crates with all the things we'll never know
Cut the nets on our favorite regrets and let them go

There's a spark in your heart, a song in your eyes
A painting of hope beneath your disguise

Long before you and I were born, the battle lines were drawn
Let's take the day to sink our toes in the grass, let's linger on the lawn
I'd love to tell you all my dreams and hopes, I'd like to hear yours, too
Draw back the curtain and I know for certain, I'm face to face with you

There's a spark in your heart, a song in your eyes
A painting of hope beneath your disguise
Track Name: The Deepest Compassion
The Deepest Compassion

I've seen your work, heard your song
Felt your passion, and your heart beating strong
Tasted days when you couldn't go wrong

I've felt your focus, like a laser beam
Had to look away, crazy as it seems
Taste your cooking, like I'm living in a dream

And the deepest compassion I can ever show
Is to let you live your own life, is to let you go
Where you will

We share a vision, a common goal
We share our secrets, and we'll never tell a soul
And when you smile, I just can't say 'no'

It comes together and we celebrate
We laugh about all those times we couldn't wait
I look to you to help keep me straight

And the deepest compassion I can ever show
Is to let you live your own life, is to let you go
Where you will

If you can feel, or see, or hear it
If it's something you can taste or smell
Then there's a deadline involved, as far as I can tell

So let's not waste time searching for answers
Beat our heads against the wall asking, “why?”
When the day comes, let me kiss you goodbye

And the deepest compassion I can ever show
Is to let you live your own life, is to let you go
Where you will
Track Name: Eulogy
Eulogy

Thanks for the message you left me
But the guy you're looking for
don't live here anymore

Hate to break bad news, hate to break bad news

He's drifted out to sea
A shadow in your memory
Just a voice on your machine

Just a voice on your machine...
Track Name: Next Big Thing
Next Big Thing

Well I've got myself the hardwood floors
Pitched my tent on distant shores
Cars don't do it for me anymore

And the fantasies all in my head
Things that make my face turn red
Think I'll have a nice sandwich, instead

(Ch)
You know I'm looking for the next big thing
You know I'm looking for the next big thing
Always looking for the next big thing
The next big thing

They tell me I'm a "4" on the Enneagram
Drama queen is just what I am
Pretending I'm not was such a scam

I like to act like I don't care
But I'm watching you from behind my hair
Post it on my website, yeah

(Ch)

(solo)

(Ch)
Track Name: Open Hand
Open Hand

Last night when I went to bed I thought everything was fine
Wake up, cup of coffee, and realize none of this is mine
Can you see me standing right before you?
You don't believe me, but Time will not ignore you

Walking backwards, we'll never find
World of memories we've left behind
Hearts will open and we will see
Breath will follow, we fly free

I'll hold you closely with an open hand

Chase my restlessness off to distant lands
Thought my happiness rested in your hands
Never satisfied, always on the move
Diamond stylus, stuck in the groove
Look into the mirror with one eye closed
Standing on one leg; hope nobody notices
Broke so many promises...

Last night when I went to bed I thought everything was fine
Wake up, cup of coffee, responsibility is mine
Walking backwards, we'll never find
World of memories we've left behind

I'll hold you closely with an open hand
And when you move on I will understand
I'll hold you closely with an open hand
And when you move on...
Track Name: Running Away With You
Running Away With You

I'm thinking about running away
running away
running away
I'm talking about running away with you

I say we go to Paris, France
We'd better do it now, while we have the chance
I'm talking about running away with you

I say we go to Japan
They have the best sushi in all the land
I'm talking about running away with you

I'm thinking about running away
running away
running away
I'm talking about running away with you

I say we go to the moon
They're gonna have hotels there pretty soon
I'm talking about running away with you

Let's go to the ocean floor
We'll never have to pay for fish anymore
I'm talking about running away with you

I'm thinking about running away
running away
running away
I'm talking about running away with you

I say we go downtown
We'll find ourselves a band with a special sound
I'm talking about running away with you

I say we just stay at home
It's cheaper and I love you, we don't need to roam
I'm talking about running away with you

I'm thinking about running away
running away
running away
I'm talking about running away with you
Track Name: Fools Like Me
Fools Like Me

Well, Sweetie I know that I talk too much
And I'm not always super in bed
When I'm drinking my wine or got things on my mind
I don't always hear what you said

Too stupid to lay down and go to sleep,
Too stubborn to give up my dreams
I spend all of our money on old guitars
and amplification, it seems

The sky is so bright it squeezes my heart
Let's call it blue
Because we're living the life
Yeah, we're living the dream

I sat meditation, released all sensation
I guess that it's true what they say
I was enlightened, my senses were heightened
But I lost it along the way

Now that the bottle is empty
Not that the story's been told
Now that the cards are on the table
Will you play with me as we grow old?

The sky is so bright it squeezes my heart
Let's call it blue
Because we're living the life
Yeah, we're living the dream

Well, Sweetie I know that I think too much
And I'm always up in my head
My habits are telling, correcting your spelling
I don't always hear what you've said

Thank you for being so gracious,
I guess that it's easy to see
Thank you for being so patient,
For putting up with the likes of me

Your love is so bright it squeezes my heart
Let's call it blue
Because we're living the life
Yeah, we're living the dream
Track Name: Dream Time
Dream Time (Instrumental)