Stuff & Things EP

by Tim Kelley

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    Welcome to Tim Kelley’s new world. You may think you know TK from Beauty in the Flaws or Older and Wiser?, but Sans the Rocket will prove you wrong. Indeed, you’ll recognize Tim throughout this new release, but the world music crouched and pouncing in the story of a man flying away to find his love barreling through funk driven back beats and Andrews Sisters throwbacks forces the listener to reevaluate the too easy categorization of folk artist.

    Lest you fear too much a departure, worry not. Sin of Mine carries those dulcet tones and rich harmonies that has built the still growing fan base. And, much to my delight, the ukulele pops its small neck up here amongst scat and stacked vocals.

    Like previous works the lyrical content is strong and often contrasted in its approach. The repeated verse “I would like to apologize because I’m having a bad day” of Have We Met Before has such a pleasant lilt and tone that the love behind it completely overpowers the harsh admonition of the early lyric “you’re a waste of time.”

    This release is all you love of TK and more as he grows and expands his sound. This EP is well worth your time; just good luck on not repeating Sans the Rocket long enough to get to the tin guitar timbre and slow, mellow melody haunting Lullaby.

    Take a moment to sample Stuff and Things and then take two more to settle in and wrap yourself in the sound and world of Tim Kelley.

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Welcome to Tim Kelley’s new world.  You may think you know TK from Beauty in the Flaws or Older and Wiser?, but Sans the Rocket will prove you wrong.  Indeed, you’ll recognize Tim throughout this new release, but the world music crouched and pouncing in the story of a man flying away to find his love barreling through funk driven back beats and Andrews Sisters throwbacks forces the listener to reevaluate the too easy categorization of folk artist.

Lest you fear too much a departure, worry not.  Sin of Mine carries those dulcet tones and rich harmonies that has built the still growing fan base.  And, much to my delight, the ukulele pops its small neck up here amongst scat and stacked vocals.

Like previous works the lyrical content is strong and often contrasted in its approach.  The repeated verse “I would like to apologize because I’m having a bad day” of Have We Met Before has such a pleasant lilt and tone that the love behind it completely overpowers the harsh admonition of the early lyric “you’re a waste of time.” 

This release is all you love of TK and more as he grows and expands his sound.  This EP is well worth your time; just good luck on not repeating Sans the Rocket long enough to get to the tin guitar timbre and slow, mellow melody haunting Lullaby.

Take a moment to sample Stuff and Things and then take two more to settle in and wrap yourself in the sound and world of Tim Kelley.

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released April 17, 2015

All songs written, arranged, produced, recorded and mixed by Tim Kelley.

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Tim Kelley Marietta, Georgia

Harmonies abound, transitions shift, and genres blend in Tim Kelley’s music. Behind the notes you’ll find the idealism that music can save your soul; that every experience is worth keeping, however painful, that redemption lies just somewhere around the corner, that age is a four letter word and fear is not worth the letters that make it up. ... more

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Track Name: Sans the Rocket
I got a hole in my pocket
I got no change for the rocket heading over the sea
That turtleneck he was rockin'
every stride made in pride, he razzle dazzled the street
that night she said you could find it
hiding in the shadows calling out all your beliefs
and in the sky there's a rocket
gliding by, smiling wide at the buildings beneath

And they called out yeah.

Soaring flying high ( I don't need your rocket )
Buildings waving bye ( I don't need your rocket )

The sun is hot and the beach is wide
I'm gonna sit here and wait for you
The birds move over when you get that high
as you pass them by they just ignore you
and I'm gonna sit here and have me a drink
thinking of you watching the waves come toward me
Track Name: Sin of Mine
Sin of mine here just to pass the time and hide in a glass of wine.
Morning sun sings for the stars to run and tells us the evening's done.
The guilt knows where to start.
Track Name: Have We Met Before?
What a small world, that we're back to this
given my current philosophies, you're a waste of time
what a small world ( after all ) inside your mind
It must be nice to have that kind of time


mouth breather, group needer, intelligent conversation eater right on time
go to bed, rest your head bah-diddly-dot and so they said but I don't buy it
( scat )
( don't stop to speak )
I would like to apologize because I'm having a bad day

If there's a blame the game's the same
imagine life without your name I'm violently
agitated unabated until your ass is vacated I need time
( scat )
( don't stop to speak )
I would like to apologize because I'm having a bad day
Track Name: Lullaby
Hold me tonight, don't close your eyes
Sing me to…Sing me to… sleep

Don't say goodnight

Save me tonight, just you and I
Bring me to…bring me to-night

Don't say goodbye
Track Name: Tomorrow
So here we are, cut in two
what we were and what we are
for all our fears and all the years
that pass us by this still remains…

If you fall, I'll be the ground
and if you go, I'll wander aimlessly around until the end
and it it rains, I will be the sunlight shining down and dry your hair and skin

If you fall, I'll be the ground
and if you go, I'll wander aimlessly around until the end ( of time )
and if it rains, I will be the sunlight shining down and dry your hair and skin
-Tomorrow won't be far behind, If and when you change your mind
-I hope you change your mind when you hear this song. I know you'll be just fine because…

If and when you change your mind, tomorrow won't be that far behind