tai chi montage

by Tim Birchard

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About two-thirds through the movie, after assumptions are questioned and everything trusted is thrown into chaos, our hero reaches deep down to find a previously unknown strength and resolve. Cue slow motion and magical soundtrack as protagonist realizes there's no going back. In the movies, the hero gets a tai chi montage. In real life, where's the 'slow motion' knob?

Thank you:
Adam, Scott, Jason, Glenn, Katie, Matt, Chuck, Justin, and most of all, Cheryl.

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released April 26, 2014

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all songs copyright 2014 tim birchard (bmi)

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Track Name: hero
(instrumental)
Track Name: sucker
sucker for a pretty face
sucker for a tiny waist
sucker for a big old head of hair
sucker cannot help but stop and stare

odometer's playing tricks again
we should be there by now
looks like we're in the sticks again
lost our bearings somehow

been down this road before
i know every bend
been down this road before
wonder how it ends
Track Name: tai chi montage
I thought I was the king of bloody noses
So imagine my surprise
When you came out bloodier than roses
Toilet seat gave you two black eyes

CH
Jonesing for a Jedi moment
Tripping for my tai chi montage
Hoping for a happy ending
'Cuz right now I'm knee-deep in formage

Hanging out a few days after chemo
You told me you were almost feeling fine
But then we had a little glass of wine

Waiting for the evening, waiting for the morning
Waiting for the next appointment, waiting for the next warning
Waiting for the pain to stop
Waiting for the other shoe to drop

It's chemo day again, trying to push through
Everything I grab keeps slipping out of sight
It's chemo day again, and there's nothing I can do
But surrender every moment, keep looking for the light

CH
Jonesing for a Jedi moment
Tripping for my tai chi montage
Hoping for a happy ending
'Cuz right now I'm knee-deep in formage
Tripping for my tai chi montage

I thought I was the king of bloody noses...
Track Name: pixies
Twin pixies dancing the daylight
into my eyes
Hair tones, pheromones, broken bones
perfectly disguised

Bouncing in the door
Giddy magic in the air
Surfing in on a sunbeam
Angels in their hair

Smiles flashing
in the afternoon
Cutting through the silence
of this awkward room

"Best place in town," she says
with a spark in her eye
Happy to ignore the 25 years
that lie between us

I'm just gonna keep on looking at the floor
'Cuz you have no idea what life has in store

Twin pixies dancing the daylight
into my eyes
Hair tones, pheromones, broken bones
perfectly disguised

Join us for a moment in our paradise
Innocence for rent, why get so bent out of shape?
The promise of something exciting and new, like all the rest
This time will be different...
This time will be different...

I'm just gonna keep on looking at the floor
'Cuz you have no idea what life has in store
I'm just gonna keep on looking at the floor
'Cuz you have no idea what life has in store

I'm just gonna keep on walking toward the door
'Cuz you have no idea...
You have no idea...
Track Name: real man
Feeling kind of hungry,
so I walked right in the door
Wanted a slice of pizza
but I got a whole lot more

A stranger came up to me
a man I'd never seen before
He said, "do you want to die today?"
"Do you want to die today?"

I looked around for someone
to speak on my behalf
But their eyes were wide as saucers
and there weren't no time to laugh

I could see his eyes were hazy,
he was a million miles away
So I let him keep his crazy
I did not die that day

What's a real man look like?
A real man...
Track Name: reaching through the fire
(instrumental)
Track Name: wolves
Airport security gate
Can't go through unless you're leaving town
And it really don't matter how old you are
You're going through, or you're going down

Just keep moving your legs, keep moving your feet
Your right and your left, the best smile you can fake
Twelve years old; now you're a man
And don't you dare look back; don't you dare look back
or your heart will break

Ratchet
You gotta lock it down
Seal it tight so no leaks can be found
Ratchet
You gotta lock it down
You got your oxygen mask; don't you make a sound

Fallout
Hit the ground and roll
You'd better run for shelter and don't you tell a soul
Fallout
Don't you shed a tear
Because the wolves will find you if they smell your fear

The nice stewardess lady
Will you take care of us, maybe?
And when push comes to shove
What would I give for a woman's love?

Calling all planets from the bottom of a well
Mercury's in retrograde, and I've got a story to tell
Headlights in the mirror, knuckles on the wheel
Sky's getting clearer; I'm losing my capacity to feel

Fallout
Hit the ground and roll
You'd better run for shelter and don't you tell a soul
Fallout
Don't you shed a tear
Because the wolves will find you...
Track Name: family tree
Lying on my back
Underneath my family tree
Looking up through generations
That preceded me

In the stillness, mental illness
Suicide, what a ride
Broken dreams, and still it seems
Not much has changed... still deranged

And we all keep slipping farther away

Trusted deceiver fans the fever
No relief from disbelievers
Shining armour, land of farmers
Found a best friend, but around again

Second family to protect me
From the dogs that would attack
In the stillness, mental illness
And there's no turning back

Throw me a rope
A spark of hope
Flames grow higher
Forty years later, still "the liar"

Lying on my back
Underneath my family tree
Looking up through generations
That preceded me

No oxygen to speak of
Up there on the moon
Better dance while there's still a chance
'Cuz they'll be coming soon

Hold your breath
To the death
Silence is the key
To loyalty

And we all keep slipping farther away...
Track Name: heavy eyes
Heavy heart, heavy eyes
Heavy, I cannot disguise
Heavy heart, heavy hand
Heavy, I don't understand

Heavy heart, heavy eyes
Heavy, I cannot disguise
Heavy heart, heavy hand
Heavy, I don't understand

All I want is to hold you, baby
Tell you everything will be okay
I spend my time trying to draw you closer
You spend your time pushing me away

You say I don't love you like you want to be loved
But you don't love me like I want to be loved

Heavy heart, heavy eyes
Heavy, I cannot disguise
Heavy heart, heavy hand
Heavy, I don't understand

Heavy heart, heavy eyes
Heavy, I cannot disguise
Heavy heart, heavy hand
Heavy, I don't understand

You say I don't love you like you want to be loved
But you don't love me like I want to be loved
You say I don't love you like you want to be loved
But you don't want to be loved, you don't want to be loved
by me...
Track Name: pretty masks
I'd gladly dance across hot coals
to avoid walking on eggshells with you
So why don't we drop these pretty masks
and tell the plain old truth
Track Name: loving black dog
When I'm dizzy from the daylight
When I stumble through the night
Looking over my shoulder
Something keeping me in sight

Loving Black Dog

When the wind is blowing trouble
When my mind is haunting me
When the riptide takes me under
And I can no longer breathe

Loving Black Dog