Tim Tunes

2-10 Positively Positive

April 14, 2022 Tim Rose Season 2 Episode 10
Tim Tunes
2-10 Positively Positive
Show Notes Transcript

In dark times it’s important to remember that this too shall pass. This episode is focused on positivity and features three of my most positive songs. It’s important not to forget the strides that we have made in the last 50 years 

Hi. I’m Tim Rose and this is the Tim Tunes pod cast. In this episode we’ll cover three of my most positive songs that celebrate admiration for another person, anticipation of what’s to come and finally a declaration of hope for the future.

This is the last episode of season 2 so I’ll be taking a month or so off from producing this podcast. When I come back I’ll be featuring a new format with some interviews with some of the biggest influencers in my life and some episodes that focus on specific projects or processes.

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[Intro]
[Intro Theme – Motor]

In dark times it’s important to remember that this too shall pass. This episode is focused on positivity and features three of my most positive songs. It’s important not to forget the strides that we have made in the last 50 years. When I was a child there were still white and black water fountains. It was illegal to be gay. Gay marriage was unheard of, it literally did not exist. In some states you could be imprisoned for sodomy. Mixed race families were looked upon with scorn and were still illegal in some states.

Today’s episode is a celebration. I am, by nature, a hopeful person, but I realize that change takes time. Change is hard for some people to deal with. So, the forces of change and the forces of the status quo are always at odds with each other. The social pendulum swings slowly back and forth. I’m not saying that those who oppose change need to be treated with kid gloves, but they shouldn’t be run over roughshod either. The conversations that need to take place right now between the proponents of change and the status quo are not taking place because we've become so divided and isolated in our viewpoints. Neither side is willing to listen to the other. Because, you know, I’m right and you’re wrong.

[Pod Lick]

Hi. I’m Tim Rose and this is the Tim Tunes pod cast. In this episode we’ll cover three of my most positive songs that celebrate admiration for another person, anticipation of what’s to come and finally a declaration of hope for the future.

This is the last episode of season 2 so I’ll be taking a month or so off from producing this podcast. When I come back I’ll be featuring a new format with some interviews with some of the biggest influencers in my life and some episodes that focus on specific projects or processes.

[Pod Lick – Big D]



[Shining Light]
Sometimes, there is someone in your life who is a beacon of love. A person who it is hard to be without. Without whom it’s difficult to imagine your life. We are all constantly being beaten down by negative thoughts. It’s really important to have a person or a place where you can find the positivity. Negative thoughts, like positive thoughts create the world we live in. Too many negative thoughts can be overwhelming. Find some place to be happy, or at least to have the weight of the world lifted off your shoulders for a bit.

This song is about the kind of unconditional love that can occur between, not just lovers, but also family and friends. It’s the kind of love where you begin to take on the attributes of those you love. Not consciously, it’s just something that happens. It’s why dogs look like their people. Also, you don’t have to agree with someone to love them. If you always agree with someone on everything, something weird is going on there.

[Podlick – Eye Nu U Wud]

This song, Shining Light, written in the late 70’s or early 80’s, is a testimony of love and admiration. It is one of the best surviving examples of my early writing. The song was recorded in the early 80’s on a small Teac four track recorder.  This was one of the first songs I recorded with my new Paul Reed Smith electric guitar using a digital delay I borrowed from a guy at Chuck Levin’s.  I used an old Kay Rickenbacher knock off bass and sang all the parts myself. Now please enjoy “Shining Light”

[Play song – Shining Light]

D  A G  D A G A  D                                                                                                                                            INTRO

D                 G                 g   f#     Em      A             D                                                                                      VERSE 1
You are my shining light                in my illusion of shadow
D                    G                 g   f#     Em           A              D
   Even in my darkest night                you are always there

F#m                                                G                                                                                                                    BRIDGE 1
    When we're apart and I feel so alone. 
F#m                                 G                        A               D
     I have but to close my eyes to see you calling me home.

D                      G                g   f#     Em      A            D                                                                                    VERSE 2
   As I hold you in my heart                   as I see you in my mind
D                                  G                 g   f#     Em      A             D
Suddenly we're not so far apart                        as I watch you shine.

D                      G                g   f#     Em      A            D                                                    MUSIC VERSE & BRIDGE
D                      G                g   f#     Em      A            D
F#m                 G                 F#m                 G            A                    D


D                                        G                g   f#                                                                                                      VERSE 3
   Sometimes the lessons don't seem fair
Em                        A                     D
    Sometimes the truth is hard to take                 
D                         G                 g   f#     Em             A             D
   But now I see the life we’ve made               is different from my dreams

F#m                           G                                                                                                                                           BRIDGE 2
    I didn't get what I asked for
F#m                          G                     A                    D
   But what I've got is better that the picture of my scheme


D                 G                 g   f#     Em      A             D                                                                            VERSE 4 & END
You are my shining light                in my illusion of shadow
D                    G                 g   f#     Em           A              D
   Even in my darkest night                you are always there

D                 G                 g   f#     Em      A             D
You are my shining light                in my illusion of shadow
D                    G                 g   f#     Em           A              D
   Even in my darkest night                you are always there




[Pod Lick]

[Edge of Possibility]
Life is full of scary choices. What seems like a step into the abyss is often just our fear of change. Sometimes we need a push to move off the cliff and find the path in front of us. This song is an appeal to move forward and see what lies ahead. It’s an invitation to share a life together, intertwined in an embrace of love.

Before my daughter, Chelsea, was married, she, my wife, and her fiancé, Jesse, were all sitting in the living room of their small apartment in Brooklyn, NY. I was just sort of playing a few songs and when I played this one and Chelsea said, “I’ve never heard that one before. Play it again.” So, I did and she liked it so much that she asked me to play it live for her wedding. Which I did.

I like to believe in true love, and I think this is one of my best songs on that score. At least Chelsea thinks so.

[Podlick]

I wrote this song in the early 80’s and recorded this in my basement studio in the late 80’s.  I programmed all the parts on my samplers and recorded all the voices. Here is “Edge of Possibility”

[Play Song – Edge of Possibility]

A    E/A  D/A  A   D/A  E/A                                                                                                                              INTRO

A                 E/A  D/A                               A       D/A   E/A                                                                             VERSE 1
Not so long ago, Love meant letting you go
A                               E/A          D/A                    A          D/A   E/A
  And giving you the chance to go and try your wings.
D         E/D  F/D      G/D A          E/A   D         
So I didn't fight it.         I tried not to deny it.
Fmaj/A                                                       E
And after all was said and done, you came back home to me

             D                      E                   A   D/A  E/A  A                                                                                 CHORUS 1
We are standing on the edge of possibility.
D                      E                         A    D/A  E/A  A
Holding in our hearts the key to what can be.
                D    E  F                       G
We have only to take that step
A                                      Dsus A/D   G/D  Dsus9   G/D  Dsus9  E7 A4  Dsus
       Over the edge . . .To see    what we    can        be    what      we can be . .

A                 E/A  D/A                               A       D/A   E/A                                                                          VERSE 2
As we move through life I can only hope we find
A                               E/A          D/A                    A          D/A   E/A
The contentment that is yours, and the contentment that is mine
D         E/D  F/D      G/D A          E/A   D         
 So we grow together as leaves upon the vine
F/A                                                       E
And blossom forth as each day dawns until the end of time.

             D                      E                   A   D/A  E/A  A                                                                                  CHORUS 2
As we are standing on the edge of possibility.
D                      E                         A    D/A  E/A  A
Holding in our hearts the key to what can be.
                D    E  F                       G
We have only to take that step
A                                      Dsus A/D   G/D  Dsus9   G/D  Dsus9  E7 A4  Dsus
       Over the edge . . .To see    what we    can        be    what      we can be . 

A                 E/A  D/A                               A       D/A   E/A                                                                           VERSE 3
With a heart full of love your eyes look to mine
A                               E/A          D/A                    A          D/A   E/A
We have come so far together in so short a time.
D         E/D          F/D      G/D         A          E/A   D         
Although we love forever,       the feeling always grows,
F/A                                                       E
And as we learn new ways to love We learn new ways to show . . .

             D                      E                   A   D/A  E/A  A                                                                                 CHORUS 3
We are standing on the edge of possibility.
D                      E                         A    D/A  E/A  A
Holding in our hearts the key to what can be.
                D    E  F                       G
We have only to take that step
A                                      Dsus A/D   G/D  Dsus9   G/D  Dsus9  E7 A4  Dsus
       Over the edge . . .To see    what we    can        be    what      we can be

A   Aadd9 A    E/A  D/A  D4/A D/A   A                                                                                              ENDING
 

I like the way when you take that step you sort of fly off the cliff in the “to see what we can be” section.

[Pod Lick]


[Someday Soon]

As you can imagine, writing a story about death and dying can be kind of a downer. I needed something uplifting and hopeful in the middle of my musical “The Waiting Room”. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go back and listen to this season’s podcasts and you’ll get the gist. I wanted to write an anthem full of hope. Hope that we would overcome cancer and make it something in the past. Something that people only talked about in the past tense, like smallpox or the black death or the Spanish Flu.

I see this as something that will happen, if not in our lifetimes, then certainly in the lifetimes of our children. The song is an anthem to join the fight and help us end cancer.

[Pod Lick]

I wrote this song as a part of my musical, “The Waiting Room” around 2017 and recorded most of the tracks then. I’ve recently reworked some of the harmonies and such. I hope you enjoy “Someday Soon”

[Play Song – Someday Soon]

Guitar Chords - In C - Capo on 3rd fret play as written 

D E7 A D A D                                                                                                                                                           INTRO

  A                D      A              D                                                                                                                                  VERSE 1
I dream of a day not so far away
                 A         D                                E7
When the battle is done and the race is won
       A                   D    C#7                    F#m
We all look to that day each in our own way
        D                          E                          A         Asus6    A                         
And hope that it comes quickly for everyone

                 A                     D                      A         D                                                                                              CHORUS 1
Someday soon, someday soon, someday soo-oo-oon
          A                   D                     E
We’ll sing a different tune someday soon
              A                     D     C#7                       F#m
One by one our foes will fall, then we’ll all stand tall
D                   E                            A         Asus6    A
Shoulder to shoulder someday soon

        A                  D                     A                 D                                                                                                    VERSE 2
But until that day breaks we’ll do everything it takes
          A                D                                    E
We’ll sing out our songs as the work keeps moving on
              A                      D             C#7                               F#m
Oh the joyful noise we’ll make will make the whole world shake
D                       E                       A         Asus6    A                         
We can hardly wait, it won’t be long


                 A                     D                      A         D                                                                                         CHORUS 2
Someday soon, someday soon, someday soo-oo-oon
          A                   D                     E
We’ll sing a different tune someday soon
              A                     D     C#7                       F#m
One by one our foes will fall, then we’ll all stand tall
D                   E                            A         Asus6    A
Shoulder to shoulder someday soon

  A                         D                              A              D                                                                                            VERSE 3
Why don’t you join us now? Because some way, somehow
         A                          D                             E
We’ll see this journey, friend, through to the end
      A                         D              C#7                  F#m
So stand up now and sing and feel the joy we bring
           D                  E                            A         Asus6    A
In the power of the message that we sing

                 A                     D                      A         D                                                                 CHORUS 3 & ENDING
Someday soon, someday soon, someday soo-oo-oon
          A                   D                     E
We’ll sing a different tune someday soon
              A                     D     C#7                       F#m
One by one our foes will fall, then we’ll all stand tall
D                   E                            A         Asus6    A
Shoulder to shoulder someday soon
D                   E           
Shoulder to shoulder
                 A                     D                      A         D  A
Someday soon, someday soon, someday soon


[Pod Lick]

[Outro]
So ends season 2 of the Tim Tunes Podcast! I hope you’ve enjoyed listening to the 65 songs over the first 21 episodes. I’ll be back in a few months with a new set of songs and a new format! Thanks for listening. 

As always you can subscribe to this podcast or stream or purchase my published music on your favorite source, Spotify, Pandora, Apple or Amazon. You can also just reach out to me at timtunespodcast1 @gmail.com. I’ll be back in a few months with who new bag of tricks! Until then…

[Outro Pod Lick]
[After Outro Pod Lick ends, very softly]

B-bye