3 AM

by Nick Tann

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1.
NEVER DID ME HARM I know you never did me wrong You did your best to keep me calm It felt so good you on my arm But I never knew what I had until you’d gone I had a fire inside of me A burning heart, no one could see Now all I have are memories All I have are memories Ch But I did you wrong So I wrote this song Did you wrong So I wrote this song … for you I didn’t care I made you cry My life was nothing but a lie The best thing I did was say goodbye Best thing I did was say goodbye Ch I know you never did me wrong You did your best to keep me calm It felt so good you on my arm But I never knew what I had until you’d gone
2.
SADDER THAN SAD I'm sadder than sad I've lost the best baby that I never had And here's how it started She walked into 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 Ch 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 And it’s madder than mad It’s badder than bad It’s sadder than sad
3.
Coming Home 04:37
COMING HOME The rain on my windscreen and the sun on my back Nothing left in this place that can ever hold me back I’m coming home I’m coming home You’re the sun in my morning You’re the moon in my night When I get home at 3 AM You’re such a beautiful sight I’m coming home I’m coming home Ch I’m not gonna run I can hear you calling I’m not gonna hide I can see you falling I’m not gonna stop I can hear you crying I’ve had my share of good luck and I’ve had my share of bad And of all the things that I have seen I hate to see you sad I’m coming home I’m coming home When everything gets crazy When everything turns black Nothing’s gonna stop me, ain’t nothing gonna hold me back I’m coming home I’m coming home (ad lib)
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3 AM 04:07
3 AM It’s 3 AM and you’re not home Gonna pack my bags I’m gone You'll see my destination written in a magazine It’s 3 am, rain’s coming down Got the water on the ground Beneath my feet as I walk calmly out of town It’s 3 AM the stars are out I hear the taxi driver’s 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 time’s a fool I’m never going back, never going back there It’s 3 AM and you’re not home Gonna pack my bags I’m gone You'll see my destination written in a magazine It’s 3 am and you’re not home Heard my message on the phone That’s the last time you’ll hear from me Ch 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 you’re not home
5.
Don't 03:23
DON’T Don’t, 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 Ch And I, as strong as I am The fear of falling You just couldn’t understand Don’t, you’re 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 Ch 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 Ch 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, ‘cause I could really fall for you Ch
6.
CAN’T STOP MISSING YOU I shed a tear as you were leaving I know I’m not supposed to cry Don’t keep my feelings so well hidden I’m not your ordinary guy Ch And I can’t stop missing you I can’t stop missing you No matter how hard I try I just can’t tell a lie I can’t stop missing you Can’t stop missing you You packed your bags as I was watching You didn’t take that much at all But what you left me with was nothing Except the writing on the wall Ch I’d thought somebody would have told me That you could make me feel this way They said in time I would forget you I think about you each and every single day Ch I can’t, ‘cause I’ve tried, I’ve got no alibi You know I can’t no no no I just can’t tell a lie
7.
PARALLEL LINES Tonight we’re going round again Who said what and where and when Another night another dream Another day another scene There’s you there’s me… Now the drama starts again It’s getting too hard to pretend We’re too much and not enough So intense it’s getting tough There’s you there’s me There’s you there’s me In our crazy little world Ch We have to face our future, head on head on We have to face our problems, head on head on. And as we walk on through the night The darkness gives way to the light We’re gonna see this lifetime through There’s nothing else that we can do There’s you there’s me In our crazy little world Chorus repeat to fade

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The Story
Around two years ago I made the decision to become a full time musician. It has been an amazing journey and I am loving the ride. So far I have met and played with some amazing people and count many of them as good friends.

This is my first studio album having just recorded home demos in the past. It’s a representation of all the noises in my head that I hear when I perform these songs live as a solo singer songwriter accompanying myself with my beloved Taylor acoustic guitar.

Working with my co producer Toby Vane from Zanzibar Production Facility, we set out to make a contemporary album that showed my songs in their best light. I did consider going down the “string quartet route” but decided that programmed beats suited the songs more and also further reflected my musical influences.

The songs reflect the many musical influences I have from the lyrical genius of Elvis Costello to the musical diversity of Led Zeppelin. You may hear traces of funk, reggae and jazz as well as subtle nods to artists such as John Martyn, Jeff Buckley and Sting.

I am so grateful to all the people who have supported me over the last few years not least the amazing number of people who dug into their pockets and donated money to help me make this album. Without their generosity and belief this album may not have been made at all.

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released April 28, 2014

All instruments and vocals Nick Tann
All programming and trumpet on Sadder Than Sad Toby Vane

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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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