GO BLUE

New Tim Readman Album Go Blue Out Now!
To listen to the CD and purchase copies or download songs please go to: http://cdbaby.com/cd/timreadman2

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Go Blue is also available on iTunes here:
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/go-blue/id1129657164

Go Blue Track List
1. Mr. Wind (4.12)
2. Got a Line Out (3.46)
3. Funny Old Chair (3.27)
4. Old New World (3.52)
5. Go Blue (3.03)
6. Stand and Stare (3.31)
7. The Party (3.27)
8. Out of the Frying Pan (3.57)
9. Six Years (3.43)
10. Hit That Spot (4.21)
11. Devil’s Town (3.46)
12. Love Sets Me Free (3.30)
13. Three Little Words (3.19)

Go Blue Interview Film Trailers

Here’s some more fun for you.

Go Blue film trailers – from an exclusive interview with Tristan Fabriani – Tim talks about Go Blue.

Keep your eyes on YouTube for the next installment!

– Question#1 What can you tell us about your new album Go Blue?

http://ow.ly/hzAZ302rzNn

– Question #2 Who did you collaborate with on Go Blue?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc9q7P3_57k

– Question #3 What prompted you to deviate from folk music on Go Blue?

https://youtu.be/Hp5wSRelRLo

– Question #4 – Why did you call the new album Go Blue?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4qvNai6p74

– Question #5 – Is Go Blue a concept album?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIQUc5Jja84

– Question #6 – Why did you decide to put a spaceship on the cover?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjBNg61RbmU&feature=youtu.be

– Question #7 What do you think is the most important thing in the universe?
https://youtu.be/nZNP8K_ibt8

– Question #8 What do you think is the most important thing about Go Blue?
https://youtu.be/IBvD9QNsy4c

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Go here to download all the trailers:
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Go Blue Credits
Captain: Tim Readman – All guitars and vocals. Bass on tracks 1,7,10,13
First Officer: Bill Buckingham – Drums, keyboards, bass, electrosonics.
Flight Data: All songs written by Tim Readman and arranged by Tim and Bill. Recorded, engineered, edited, mixed and mastered at The Palace Studios, Vancouver, BC by Bill Buckingham www.thepalacestudios.com
Produced by Tim Readman and Bill Buckingham for Big City Productions
Piped aboard: John Webster organ on Stand and Stare
Crew: Cover design and layout by Neasa Maguire
Manufacturing by Sonja Stockle (Delgado) at Sonri2e Duplication
Cover images: DM7 (Vector Artist, UK)
Ground Control: Tristan Fabriani & Natalie Schneck at Big City
Go Blue was made without the assistance of any alien or earth-bound funding agencies, FACTOR, SOCAN, Canadian Heritage, NASA, The Federation or whatever. Absolutely no crowd funding or fan patronage techniques were employed and no arts councils or extra-planetary cultural organisations were fiscally harmed in the making of this recording.

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Go Blue Images
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https://www.hightail.com/download/cUJXaklucHZveE1LSk5Vag
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Go Blue Album Notes
Go Blue was recorded in 2015 and 2016 at East Vancouver’s Palace Studios, with Bill Buckingham in the engineer’s chair. It’s Tim’s first solo CD since 2001’s Into the Red. There are 13 tracks on the album. We’ll leave it to you and the critics to describe the musical style but the official description here at Big City is ‘extremely varied’. Tim wrote all of the songs, played all the guitars, sang all the lead and harmony vocals and did some of the bass tracks … and Bill did everything else (except for a guest appearance by John Webster on organ … if he’s good enough for Aerosmith, he’s good enough for us). The songs are a mix of old and new but all are previously unrecorded. They’d been languishing in a large pile of demos of varying degrees of roughness biding their time. There’s not much folk or Celtic music in any of this collection but it seemed time for a change, so now they see the light. The idea of the album is an autobiographical-ish collection of songs – kind of the musical story of Tim’s life from leaving Newcastle in the late 80s up to about the mid-noughties (maybe 007) with a focus on emigration, immigration, love gone bad, hopes, dreams and dancing. However the more discerning among you (who may have read more than your fair share of Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke and listened to a LOT of Steely Dan) might pick up the science fiction story arc, which reveals itself with closer examination of the lyrics. Hence the very sporty looking space cruiser on the cover. You didn’t think it got there by accident did ya!?

Go Blue Lyrics

Mr. Wind
1. I know you’re out there and you’re wild and free
But when I’m in here what is happening to me?
Mr. Wind stop rattling on my letterbox please
2. I hope it’s you I wish you’d go away
Things bumping in the night get me that way
Mr. Wind stop rattling on my letterbox please
BRIDGE: You could be there I’d read your arms
With terror’d eyes blow you apart or get beat up
You’d land in jail and I’d wake up 10 years later
Shivering and pale woh oh oh
3. You read about it every single day
The northern city is no holiday
I’m really sorry that I looked at you
I thought that you were someone that I knew
Mr. Wind stop rattling on my letterbox please
BRIDGE
Mr. Wind stop rattling on my letterbox x 2
Mr. Wind stop rattling on my letterbox please x2
woh oh oh

Got a Line Out
1. Got a line out got a line out I got a line out of this situation
Can’t be bogged down don’t have to stick around
I got a line out of this situation
I’m walking through a winter’s night but I’m not afraid
The clearness and the starry sky will make you small and disappear
They’ll make you small and disappear
They’ll make you oh so small that you disappear
2. Gotta get out, I gotta shout out, I gotta climb out of this situation
I left it before I can leave it once more
I got a line out of this situation
I’m walking through a winter’s night but I’m not afraid
The clearness and the starry sky will make you small and disappear
They’ll make you small and disappear
They’ll make you oh so small that you disappear
BRIDGE: If you keep on walking through the middle it doesn’t matter who’s on your side
’Cos what you know you were born with and what you can learn won’t hurt your pride
3. Got a line out got a line out I got a line out of this situation
Can’t be bogged down don’t have to stick around
I got a line out of this situation
I’m walking through a winter’s night but I’m not afraid
The clearness and the starry sky will make you small and disappear
They’ll make you small and disappear
They’ll make you oh so small that you disappear

They’ll make you small and disappear
They’ll make you small and disappear
They’ll make you small and disappear
They’ll make you small and disappear
They’ll make you small and disappear
They’ll make you small and disappear (Make you small and disappear)
They’ll make you small and disappear
They’ll make you small and disappear
They’ll make you oh so small that you disappear

Funny Old Chair
1. No use sitting in that funny old chair pretending things will never change
Imagination chained to the spot your mind can get deranged
Jealousy and hurtfulness the silence calls oh the bitter silence
Isolation can destroy there’s all that violence all that violence
A time to stand up and be counting all those things you could achieve
If you stop playing games and being lonely
And say this is my way and I believe
Doooooo der doo doo doo doo / der doo doo doo doo / doo doo doo ooo ooo ooo
2. No use thinking that it’s all gonna change until you do something else instead
There’s radiation aimed at the spot deep inside your head
Jealousy and hurtfulness the winter calls in the bitter silence
Isolation will destroy there’s all this violence all this violence
A time to stand up and be counting all those things you could achieve
If you stop playing games and being lonely
And say this is my way and I believe
BRIDGE: I believe it’s there in the nighttime as the world reels from every day
In the mornings when I miss you
In the afternoons that won’t go away, won’t go away
Dooo doo doo doo doo doo etc. x2
Reprise: No use sitting in the funny old chair doo doo doo doo doo
Imagination chained to the spot, doo doo doo doo doo
Dooo doo doo doo doo doo doo-oo

Old New World
1. Waving goodbye wishing me luck them standing still me moving off
Train pulls out bond is torn future’s set but not in stone
2. Hit the runway landing gear down another lifetime in terminal town
The last night’s fun in my veins memory blurred but the feeling remains
BRIDGE 1: You may be with me but you’re not really here
As I ride the bus to contemplate my life and find beer
I lie awake with jet lag and the dishwashing hum
I have landed and unpacked when’s my dream gonna come?
Then in the near future you are farther away
As the seconds turn to minutes and the hours to days
Now I’ve forgotten enough to be able to live
But I’m remembering plenty so I’ll never forgive
3. Still see their faces but I am gone a voice it says it’s a brave thing I’ve done
Mountains shine there’s a thrill there may be hope in them there hills
4. Fire still burns never grew cold still feeling the rage the tale is told
The nearly man far away broken dream here to stay
BRIDGE 2: I’ll take one thing with me it won’t be your love
Or your jealousy that fits like a glove
I know that I will never work it all out
And you’ll never ever ever get rid of that doubt
Cos you’re stuck and you’re staying with what you know best
And you’d rather let me go than abandon the rest
I guess I moved ahead by too many steps
So I left you behind and took my self-respect
Bold new world
Cold new world
Old new world
Lonely world
5. I’m in the night you’re in the day I’m in the next room couldn’t be farther away
It was cracked but now it’s shattered so we act like it never mattered

Go Blue
1. Well I was chained to the rocks old waves were lashing
Nailed to the ground by indecision
Overcome with narrow vision
That’s no good no big decision we worked we really worked
It works sometimes it works
2. How much can you send on magic?
How much can you spend on dreams?
How many times can you look at it and prove yourself a thousand times
Go blue get really blue it works it always works
Go blue get really blue it works it always works
3. Instead of pretending that we’re doing something
Why don’t we do something else instead?
Show some emotion that seconds and minutes cannot hurt
It works for me it works for them it works
Never gets tired
4. And the only information you can hold on to
Is the kind that doesn’t matter much to me and you
And the only time it matters I can’t walk away
And if it doesn’t matter then we cannot stay in this place for too long
For too long for too long
Go blue get really blue, it works it always works
Go blue get really blue it works it always works

Stand and Stare
1. When the stocks and shares delude you, you sell your nice car and your perfect home
And the rat race pulls you back in you put your back out working your fingers to the bone
Hey you you don’t respect me you never leave me for a second alone
Now that you find it you cannot buy it you can’t deny it it’s all gonna go
CHORUS: Tell me how you feel when the night is shining in the starry sky
Where the waves are lapping and the trees are standing there for all time
Where the sea and the city meet we can make sense of the street
But the lights of the city never twinkle they only glare and you stand and stare and you stand and stare
2. When the stock belt won’t hold your money caught with your pants down in your perfect home
And the big bang follows the big crash you hear your bubble pop you’re in the loser’s zone
Hey you, you don’t respect me you never leave me for a second alone
Now that you find it you cannot buy it you can’t deny it it’s all gonna go
CHORUS
And you stand and stare
And you stand and stare
And you stand and stare
And you stand and stare
And you stand and stare

The Party
Everybody wants to know where the party’s going on
Everybody wants to know where the party’s going on
1. We can have some fun in the house tonight ’cos the party’s just begun
You can talk all you like about living here we’re getting it done
We can stay a long time in the house tonight and we’re dying to invite everyone
’Cos everybody wants to know where the party’s going on
2. You can stay a long time in the house tonight ’cos the party’s just begun
You can talk all you like about dancing here we’re getting it done
We can really rock this house tonight and we’re dying to invite everyone
’Cos everybody wants to know where the party’s going on
Everybody wants to know where the party’s going on
Everybody wants to know where the party’s going on
Everybody wants to know where the party’s going on
Everybody wants to know where the party’s going on
Repeat and fade

Out of the Frying Pan
1. Back in the traffic jam I can’t believe it
Sitting here in commuter wasteland
I came a long way to get nowhere
It was a pointless futile circle
CHORUS: Daring plans abandoned like goldmines that never hit paydirt
Only gold I ever saw was for fools who lost their shirt
2. All that talking it meant nothing
Searching maps for buried treasure
I believed in the adventure
Another snowball gone to hell
CHORUS: Daring plans abandoned like goldmines that never hit paydirt
Only gold I ever saw was for fools who lost their shirt
Out of the frying pan into the fire
Out of the frying pan into the fire
CHORUS: Daring plans abandoned like goldmines that never hit paydirt
Only gold I ever saw was for fools who lost their shirt
3. Back in the traffic jam I can’t believe it
Sitting here in commuter wasteland
I came a long way to get nowhere
It was a pointless futile circle
Out of the frying pan into the fire
Out of the frying pan into the fire
Out of the frying pan into the fire
Out of the frying pan into the fire
Out of the frying pan into the fire
Out of the frying pan into the fire
Out of the frying pan into the fire
Out of the frying pan into the fire
Into the fire!

Six Years
1. Six years gone by in a flash me reaching for the stars she crying for the moon
Eight more weeks I could have been there in time to celebrate but it happened too soon
CHORUS: I didn’t know you were gone ’til I saw you were not there
Too late too late was the cry far too late to say who cares
2. Ten days back in the family out of the wilderness back into the game
He who hesitates is lost he misses the boat it will never be the same
CHORUS: I didn’t know you were gone ‘til I saw you were not there
Too late too late was the cry far too late to say who cares
BRIDGE: I had forgotten and they all reminded me exactly who I was
I was asking and so they answered me and told me who I am
3. Six years gone by in a flash me reaching for the stars she crying for the moon
Eight more weeks I could have been there in time to celebrate but it happened too soon
CHORUS: I didn’t know you were gone ‘til I saw you were not there
Too late too late was the cry far too late to say who cares

Hit That Spot
1. If you’re getting confused I’ll put you in the picture
Hit that spot on the floor and take control
Put the working week behind you baby
Let your mind relax and free your soul
CHORUS: Now you know exactly what I mean
If we’re gonna stay get on the dance floor baby
I’ll be watching your every move yeah
Show me what you do you know it drives me crazy
2. Put the working week behind you baby
That nine to five can sure give us the blues
Throw your working clothes upon the floor now
Get your feet inside some dancing shoes
CHORUS
Hit that spot
Hit that spot
Hit that spot
Hit that spot
3. Now you’re dancing in time I follow all your moves yeah
Hit that spot on the floor and lose control
We are stars when we dance we really shine together
Let your body rock and free your soul
CHORUS
It drives me crazy
It drives me crazy
It drives me crazy
It drives me crazy

Devil’s Town
1. We got the bags we got the motor
We got the money and we know just what to do
We’ve been around that Devil’s Town
We’ve got the luck and it keeps on shining through
But when you find your own feet and you know your own name
He knows that it’s not over yet
You’ve been around that Devil’s Town
You took your chance but you still can’t pay your debt
Down in Devil’s Town
2. He gave the odds you took the gamble
He rolled the dice and we knew the chips were down
We drove away back to the city
We had to get you out of Devil’s Town
Well now you’re out on your feet
And you remember your name
We know that it’s not over yet
You’ve been around that Devil’s Town
He made his move and you took what you could get
Down in Devil’s Town
BRIDGE: People say that you have to be good to be lucky
You’re telling me that you have to be lucky to be good
I’m telling you that things could still get ugly
I’m telling you that you’re still not out of the woods
3. You’ve got to know what you are doing
You have to quit while you are still ahead
You’ve been around that Devil’s Town
You were lucky that you didn’t end up dead
So now you’re back on your feet
Pray they’ve forgotten your name
‘Cos we know that it’s not over yet
You’ve been around that Devil’s Town
We paid our dues but then you made that bet
Down in Devil’s Town
Down in Devil’s Town
Down in Devil’s Town
Down in Devil’s Town
Down in Devil’s Town
Ooo hee oooo
Ooo hee oooo
Ooo hee oooo

Love Sets Me Free
1. Life can be hard when your hopes are found
Shattered to pieces and scattered on the ground
Time goes by and never waits
No time to dream there’s no escape
CHORUS: And then your love sets me free
You understand me
And you listen with your ears open
Listen with your mind open
I know that your heart is open
You’ll always wait for me
2. Life can be tough when you run out of luck
You think you’ll never get up again but then you must
Time goes by it never waits
No time to dream there’s no escape
CHORUS
BRIDGE: Ain’t no use unless you can wait
They say that things get better but they always come late
And you’re saying that you’re staying but you’re weighing it up
Are you praying for a miracle or just a change of luck?
3. Life can be hard when your hopes are found
Shattered to pieces and scattered on the ground
Time goes by and never waits
No time to dream there’s no escape
CHORUS
You’ll always wait for me

Three Little Words
1. I’d tell you I loved you if I knew what it means
Three little words and no in-betweens
Hard to deny it it means a lot
I can’t decide I run cold and hot
CHORUS: But I can’t understand how much I mean to you
When you tell me it’s love I don’t know what to do
2. I’m moving a mountain and trying to be strong
Stay with me baby let’s move it along
Easy to say it but what does it mean?
Three little words no in-betweens
CHORUS
3. I know how to make love so let’s make our peace
Don’t tie me down babe I need some release
I don’t want to hurt you I can’t be that mean
Three little words no in-betweens
CHORUS x 2
When you tell me it’s love I don’t know what to do … oo hoo

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