The sounds between us

by Ian Taylor

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Hey! So, I'm excited to play you my first solo record! Give it a listen, take a free song, buy a track or buy the record, which includes a couple of top-secret free bonus tracks!

After many years of playing Rock "n" Roll around the world, recording cassettes, albums and CDs with really loud and fast bands, like UNSOUND, FURIOUS IV and MONDO GENERATOR; I wanted to make a different kind of record, something a little more laid back and stripped down. Maybe I'm getting old or the tinnitus has moved into the brain? My Mom always asked, "why can't you make a record that you can understand what you are saying, why all the yelling and screaming?" Here ya go Ma.

This record started out as an acoustic thing, with a hand full of songs written for and about several friends who had recently passed away. After listening back, it seemed to want a few old-fashioned rock songs and some other true stories thrown into the mix. Some songs just stick with you in the subconscious; these are a few of mine. Good or bad, love it or hate it, here I am... volume one.

PS. If you want the record, but don't have an extra seven bucks, or if you are scared of PayPal, let us know, we'll do stuff.

Cheers,

Ian

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released August 31, 2011

Words and Music by Ian Flannon Taylor
flannon music
Recorded at Doubletime Studio
Produced by Ian Taylor and Jeff Forrest
Additional Musicians: Lisa Taylor, Jeff Forrest, Nick Sekol and Gil Koury. Photos by friends with phones.

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Track Name: Down tonight
Yeah! we're on the list tonight's the night
no standing outside no waiting in line
gonna crash the party tonite
it's been such a long time
when we get backstage
we're gonna lose our mind, gonna lose our mind
but you've got things to do in the morning
gotta get up early you need more warning than that
you've got responsibilities now
you don't have time you can't go out like that
yeah, you and me like it used to be
let's burn this town down again tonight, all right!
yeah we're going out now checking in
in no condition for permission
no locked doors no last calls tonight
it's been such a long time
if we make it home it's gonna be daylight
yeah, ok all right
but you've got things to do in the morning
gotta get up early you need more warning than that
you've got responsibilities now
you don't have time you can't go out like that
yeah, you and me like it used to be
let's burn this town down again tonight, all right!
just me and you like we used to do
let's burn this town down
we start tonight
I'm on my way no turning back
this whole damn town's under attack
the only plan there is no plan
just leave a note they'll understand
so you take yours and I'll take mine
we'll leave the real world far behind
there's only one thing on our minds tonight
yeah, you and me like it used to be
let's burn this town down again tonight!
just me and you like we used to do...
Track Name: Here I am
I fell in headfirst walked right in
played it so cool yeah tried to fit in
to places that I never belonged
got stuck in situations way too long
If I told you half the things that happened
you'd look back at me laughing
you'd probably never believe me
but what you see is what you get
yeah what you see that's me
so here I am
I finally let my guard down
put my mask away
done with the masquerade
here I am
I stand before you naked
here so insecure
for what it's worth, yeah for what it's worth
here I am
standing here, standing here right in front of you
Here I am...
I'll tell you now I'll never change
another version of the same
I think you know as well as I do
there's nothing I can promise you
I remember when it happened
the day I woke up laughing
that's when I knew I had you
yeah no one can take that away
you're the reason I'm right here today
here I am
I finally let my guard down
put my mask away
done with the masquerade
so here I am
I stand before you naked
here so insecure
and for what it's worth, yeah for what it's worth
here I am
Track Name: It doesn't work
Maybe we need a change of scenery
maybe we need the scene to change
lately we can't agree on anything
lately it all feels the same
maybe we needed to take a break
yeah, maybe we just need our space
I know, you know, it doesn't work that way
I know, you know, it doesn't work that way
Maybe I need a reason to leave
maybe you're looking for a reason to stay
lately there's no rhyme or reasoning
the words get to hard to say
maybe we needed to take a break
yeah, maybe we just need our space
I know, you know, it doesn't work that way
I know, you know, it doesn't work that way
I'll go out every night you'll hear about it try
lies alibis sweet revenge with a friend of mine
when jealousy brings us together again we'll find
everything has changed it can never be the same
It doesn't work that way
I know, you know, it doesn't work that way x4
maybe we needed to take a break
it doesn't work that way
maybe we both know that it's too late
it doesn't work that way
everything has changed it can never be the same
it doesn't work that way
Track Name: Go
Remember when we were young
endless nights and stolen days in the rain
looking for shade in the sun and we found it
forget about that now
sometimes things they just won't
don't work out so c'mon
can we at least be friends?
You don't have to go
but I understand if you're gone
So good to see you again
thanks so do you Yeah I've been busy too
something I learned from you
another song for the broken hearted
a minor key for the uninvited
a sad song about the other side of love
is all we're left with in the end
You don't have to go
but I understand if you're gone
Track Name: Coming to you
There's something about you
something about the way you're always on my mind
So I've been thinking about you
thinking about a way that we can spend some time
so if you can find a moment alone
maybe you can call me up on the phone
me and you back together alone
this is all we've got
until you come back home
baby you yeah you are
the only one that can make me come
when you call
I come running to you
wherever you are
I won't hesitate never make you wait
yeah I'm coming too I'm coming to you
There's something about you
something about the way you always read my mind
so I've been thinking about you
thinking about a way to get you on the line
so if you can find a moment alone
maybe you can call me up on the phone
me and you back together alone
this is all we've got until you come back home
baby you yeah you are
the only one that can make me come when you call
I come running to you
wherever you are
I won't hesitate never make you wait
yeah I'm coming too I'm coming to you
Track Name: Second guessing
Late September I'm feeling cold inside
with an Indian summer running through my mind
I still remember so many nights
that I would just lie awake dreaming of my life
I'm not complaining but when I close my eyes
I don't see the things I saw once upon a time
what do I do now
now that the life that I've been living
is a life I'm second guessing lately
In my life I found the love
it brought the pain the size of oceans
In my life the good and bad I've tried them both
and never learned my lesson
this is the life that I've been second guessing, lately

So now I look back with no regrets
I guess I could of done a few things a bit different
like the time I tried to like the times I lied to you
like everytime I swore never again
I'm not complaining but when I close my eyes
I don't see the life I had in mind
what do I do now
now that the life that I've been living
is a life I'm second guessing lately
In my life I found the love
it brought the pain the size of oceans
In my life the good and bad I've tried them both
and never learned my lesson
this is the life that I've been second guessing, lately
Track Name: Maisie's song
I heard the news just the other day
heard you were coming yeah you're on the way
I must admit at first I turned to runaway
but now I count the days until I see your face
I hope that my eyes are the first thing that you see
looking down at you just looking up at me
I'm gonna pick you up and hold you in my arms
no I won't let you go until you tell me so

Can't wait to teach you baby everything I know
can't wait to learn from you the many things I don't
I can't believe that this is really happening
from here on out I'm only here right here for you

Yeah things around here are about to change
it's for the best I mean you know it's just so strange
I wonder if I'll even know what I should do
to do-do-do-do-do do right by you
I'm looking forward to your point of view
looking at life thru your eyes with everything brand new
I'm gonna take you by the hand help you understand
that there is nothing in this world that you can't do

Can't wait to teach you baby everything I know
can't wait to learn from you the many things I don't
I can't believe that this is really happening
from here on out I'm only here right here for you
Track Name: Put it down
I was given a gift
I know I didn't deserve one
like a little boy on Christmas morning
I ripped it open
All I never wanted
all anyone ever needed
I knew right away
by the way it fit my hand
I better put it down before I break it
put it down before I break it
put it down before I break it into pieces

So sweet it hurt my teeth
so warm at night I could not sleep
So hard to find a place in here
for something that I can keep
so I keep it far away
yeah up high then I walked away
I turn around for one more look
I heard somebody say
put it down before you break it
put it down before you break it
put it down before you break it into pieces

sometimes I feel like you're testing me
'cause in the past I've broken everything
I've broken everything...
Put it down before you break it
put it down before you break it
put it down before you break it into pieces
Track Name: Time to walk away
So the year is almost over
I've been searching for some closure
gonna leave the bad behind
making resolutions
I'm starting revolutions in my mind
in my mind, yeah
Ain't it funny how the time goes by
we don't see it till its gone
that's about enough for me I'm done
so next year about this time
I wonder where I'll find myself
a new beginning another ending who knows
well I hope to feel at home
something I have never known
but I know where this road goes
Ain't it funny how the time goes by
we don't see it till its gone
that's about enough for me I'm done
It's time to walk away time to walk away
It starts today It can always start today...
Track Name: Rain or shine
I've been thinking a lot
about the weather out here
it's always sunny and clear
and I could use a change
maybe I'll just start
heading your way
and if its Ok
I can be there in a couple of days
rain... yeah the rain
the kind that keeps us inside all night and day
rain... cold hard rain
falling down to wash away the pain
let it…

I think it's time for me to hit the road
got some things to take care of back home
if you ever end up headed my way
you know i'm easy to find
you always have a place to stay
in the sun… sunshine
beating down all day to keep us warm at night
in the sun… sunshine
without a cloud up in the big blue sky
let it…

Rain…rain or shine
Never too good at making up my mind
Let it rain let it shine
until we meet again this isn’t goodbye
Let it…
Track Name: If only lonely
Did you want someone to know
did you have a better place in mind to go
was there something someone could have done
we'll forever wonder only you will know
it must have been so hard
to walk away that day
it must have been so cold
ugly and gray that day
this wasn't in the plan
please help me understand
were you lonely?
If only we had known
how were you lonely
now you left us here alone
forever everyday never again my friend
it's so unlike you you know I know you're listening
I don't need the photographs
I can see your eyes I can hear you laughing
all the things we made it through
the things that we were gonna do
it must have been so hard
to walk away that day
it must have been so cold
ugly and gray that day
this wasn't in the plan
please help me understand
were you so lonely?
If only we had known
How were you lonely?
you left us here alone