Authentic

by Nick Tann Trio

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I don’t need someone to say they love me Don’t need someone to say they care There’s (is) no one waking up beside me And no one to watch me sleeping in my chair. I don’t go crazy after midnight And I don’t walk the streets alone I really love my own sweet company, and you know And I never get lonely, I never get lonely But I’m looking after myself ‘Cos no ones looking after me I’m taking care of my own business Don’t need nobody, nobody loving me You might think I get a little lonesome You might think I get a little blue But with all the friends I’ve gathered roundabout me I’ve got lots to do. Sometimes I go and catch a movie I have been known to dine alone And you might see me dance away like no one’s watching I’m more than happy waiting home all on my own I don’t go crazy after midnight And I don’t walk the streets alone I really love my own sweet company, and you know And I never get lonely, I never get lonely. But I’m looking after myself ‘Cos no ones looking after me I’m taking care of my own business Don’t need nobody loving me
2.
Don't 03:44
Dont, take me for another fool Don't, you’ve gone and broken every rule Don't, you walk away and think it’s cool Don't, you didn’t have to be that cruel, Chorus And I, strong as I am the fear of falling you just couldn’t understand Don't, your never just another bird Don't, you and me it’s just absurd Don't, you get no points for coming third Don't, Don't you say another word Chorus Instrumental chorus Don't, say you want me as I am, Don't, I try to do the best I can Don't, let you see that I’m the man Don't, that wasn’t ever in the plan Chorus Don't , dream for things they might come true Don't, tell me that you want me too Don't, not 'til you and him are through Don't, cos i could really fall for you Double chorus
3.
Jesus oh Jesus keep my Mother safe But you can forget about me Cos I stopped believing over 30 years ago And boy it feels good to be free. Jesus, hallelujah please protect my friends Cos they're wild and they're stupid and poor They all need your guidance they can’t think for themselves I cant look after them anymore Oh sweet Jehovah protect my ex wives They're all lonely and wretched and fat They spent all my money on hair dye and wine And I won’t get anything back Oh heavenly father, I must give you thanks for your help with the drunk and the dumb They can’t do without you, cant tell right or wrong Now they won’t harm anyone
4.
3 AM 03:43
3 am Its 3 am and your not home Gonna pack my bags I’m gone You'll see my destination written in a magazine Its 3 am rains coming down Got the water on the ground Beneath my feet as I walk calmly out of town Its 3 am the stars are out I hear the taxi drivers shout I check my phone, I got my keys and a little cash The streets are cold and I’m so alone My head is heavy, I’m a little stoned I leave with nothing but my soul and some dignity ch Heaven take me you’ll never break me Heaven take me Heaven take me you’ll never break me Heaven take me Had the good times and you threw them all away You just don’t even care Times a wasting but times a fool I’m never going back, never going back there Its 3 am and your not home Gonna pack my bags I’m gone You'll see my destination written in a magazine Its 3 am and your not home Heard my message on the phone That’s the last time you you’ll hear from me ch Heaven take me you’ll never break me Heaven take me Heaven take me you’ll never break me Heaven take me Heaven, heaven, heaven a little bit of heaven Heaven, heaven, heaven a little bit of heaven And the rain is coming down (ad lib) It’s 3 am and no ones home ©NickTann
5.
Safe Harbour 04:05
Safe Harbour You in my morning You in my Night There, walking out of sight You are my summer You are my spring There, with the love you bring When you fall upon me Waiting for the peace My hands and lips around you Waiting for release You in my garden You in my life Your love, wounds me, wounds me like a knife When you fall upon me Waiting for the peace My hands and lips around you Waiting for release Here in the harbour Here in the storm Here with me, here I’ll keep you warm When you fall upon me Waiting for the peace My hands and lips around you Waiting for release When you fall upon me Waiting for the peace My hands and lips around you Waiting for release ©Nick Tann
6.
I'm sadder than sad I've lost the best baby that I never had and here's how it started She just walked in the room and I smelled her perfume And she's badder than bad and I'm sadder than sad. I know what I'd do I'd make those mistakes that I always do I'd start off with flowers Then I'd go over the top and not know when to stop And it won't turn out well I'm going through hell. It's almost a curse and to make matters worse she's an angel And she's looking at me and the whole room can see That she's flicking her hair like she don't have a care And she's meeting my stare And I'm totally gone… It's quarter past two She's brushing my cheek; I don't know what to do. I'm too weak to fight it She says nothing at all, simply hangs off the wall Looks me straight in the eye Says I'm one hell of a guy. I'm going out of my head She gave me that look that says take me to bed If I'm not mistaken She just did it again and again and again And though I've been there before We just walked out the door…. CH ©nick tann 2012

about

Nick Tann has worn many musical hats, and occasionally actual hats as well. He has wielded all manner of instruments, but is best recognised in the guise of solo, acoustic guitar slinging, jazz tinged, folk-pop performer. And it is that more familiar sound which forms the basis of The Nick Tann Trio.
The Trio is a numerically fluid affair but is normally a triptych of Nick Tann on guitars and vocals, Bastien Terraz on double bass and Guy Siviour on drums. However some shows may contain fewer players or perhaps expand to include occasional itinerant musicians collected along the way. Life may indeed be like a box of chocolates.
The calling card for this new format is their recent release Authentic, an album with takes Nick’s impressive song crafting and explores the space around it through deft and dexterous additional musical textures and hues.
At the heart of the sound is the familiar balladry, emotionally driven personal narratives and rich vocal tones from solo days but now there is some wonderful musical augmentation. A chilled yet structurally robust British folk take on Americana heartland traditions and whilst the familiar building blocks of Jazz, blues and country all play their part it is a wholly new sonic architecture that is the end result.
The festival season looms and already the Trio are looking to become a familiar face across the landscape this summer, but like any hard working band you will also find them bringing their wonderful creations to the usual circuit of pub back rooms, live sessions, podcasts and house shows. Three is indeed a magic number.

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released June 6, 2017

All songs written by Nick Tann who also plays his Taylor Guitar, sings, plays xylophone, egg shaker and clicks his fingers. Bastien Terrazz played the double bass.
Lovingly mixed and mastered by the wonderfully talented Sigurdor Gudmundsson, Skonrokk Studios - www.skonrokkstudios.com
The fabulous circular cd design was created by the hugely talented local artist Terence Noble.

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Nick Tann Southampton

As a singer songwriter, I strive to create songs with emotion and honesty. My songs tell stories with a raw and soulful edge, meandering from the fragile to the ballsy and everything in-between.

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