Dead and Gone

by Tim Jones

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1) Road
2) Appalachian Song
3) Not Long Ago Favorite track: Road.
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about

This album contains songs that were written years ago. The inspiration for the album came after the death of Wes Phillips, who remains a musical inspiration. In remembrance of Wes I spent a lot of time listening to his music and I was so glad that he had recorded tracks to leave behind. When I heard some of Chris Robinette's music while cooking fried chicken at Proper(a restaurant in Boone), I asked if he would be interested in recording some of my songs. Thus began a ten month process of meeting on Tuesday evenings to record what you have here. I hope you enjoy the music.

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released March 28, 2017

all songs written by Tim Jones
produced by Chris Robinette
mixed by Tim and Chris
all art work by R. Case Hill (you can find more on instagram @thatcasehill)
guest musicians are Audrey Stone, Bobby Younce and Chris Robinette

Special thanks: Caitlin Adams, the love of my life, for all the support. Chris Robinette for sacrificing so much time in working with me, I hope the lessons we learned were worth it. To my long-time friend, R. Case Hill, your work continues to WOW me.

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Tim Jones Boone, North Carolina

Tim Jones is a songwriter from North Carolina. His songwriting is heavily impacted by the geographical and emotional atmosphere he inhabits.

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Track Name: Appalachian Song
Fog come rollin' o'er mountain side
Fog come rollin' on down
Fog come rollin' o'er mountain side
Lay your body down
Track Name: Alina
Alina I am still wondering if you're scared of me
hiding behind your castle wall
Alina I am wondering if that pain you seek
is hidden somewhere and lost
Please don't stand there with your finger in my face
I'm coming whether you like it or not
Please don't stand there poking fun at me
your beauty only hides what you're not

The storm is over now and you've been cast away
how does it feel to be lost
The storm is over but the pain you seek
Alina I still wonder the cost
All those faces poking fun at you
I wonder will you last this time
Alina I still wonder if you'll make it at all
what business is it of mine
Track Name: Not Long Ago
Wasn't that long ago
you were sitting by my side
wasn't that long ago
I had nothing to hide
wasn't that long ago
I was happy and feeling free
wasn't that long ago
you were such a good friend to me

Then I think...
If I could just have a drink
on the brink
I don't want to think

Time changed and rearranged
I chose a different road to hoe
Mama cried but the tears in her eyes
were like dessert salt in Mexico
things got strange
I found a horse with no name
and oh how we rode
all that was was a couple of times
not that long ago

Then I think...
If I could just have a drink
on the brink
I don't want to think

Contemplate and wonder
who I am and where I am today
was a tree, fast cars or whiskey
that made me change my way
friends and family feel that way
with wonder in their eyes
but I just keep on trucking along
over bridges and rivers of lies

Then I think...
If I could just have a drink
on the brink
I don't want to think
Track Name: Ballad of the Ghost
It's easy to think you've got it made
when no one's on the attack
It's easy to think you've got it whipped
when that monkey's off your back
but I have seen a fire growing
burning deep green and blue
starts when you feel like believing
It'll burn a whole right through

It's easy to think you're alone
when no one's in the room at all
It's easy to think that you're stoned
when you've been taking Tuinal
but I have seen a ghost he's walking
not as scary as you think
starts when you feel like believing
and he'll stop when you ain't

Put a candle in your window
maybe I'll stop through
To tell you the story of ghosts and fire
I'll stop when you think that its not true
cause I have seen a fire growing
burning deep green and blue
and I have seen a ghost he's walking
and he'll walk right on through
Track Name: Flick The Moon
What we gon' do when we climb that mountain
what we gon' do when we climb that hill
climb over see what's coming for us
climb over see that the land is still

I saw you touch the sky once
I saw you flick the moon
you look to me for answer to questions
I look to you to question me still

What I want is the sky to stop falling
what I want is the earth to rebuild
as we stand near the furnace around us
sweat drips off but I sweat still

What we gon' do when we climb that mountain
what we gon' do when we climb that hill
climb over see what's coming for us
climb over see that the land is still

People say live for laughter
people say pray or be killed
I knew once that I was immortal
I knew once and I pay for it still
Track Name: Road
Run waters as we get
down water as we pray
Run farmers till the ground
before it's washed away
Searching are we all
then it comes real clear
Always blurred
that granite brownish hue

Well I've seen it before
Still I sit here in wonder
Followed like a star
We're on the road

Here we are again
it all seems so far away
Got carried away last night
the dreams they flood back in
Wasted were we all
then it comes real clear
We all have that chance
to start where we start again

Well I've seen it before
Still I sit here in wonder
Followed like a star
We're on the road

Lost are we all
till we're found once again
Time takes us all
spits us out again
I wondered once
where we all go again
Then it came back around
like a wheel or a circle spins

Well I've seen it before
Still I sit here in wonder
Followed like a star
We're on the road
Track Name: Background Man
I don't know how it went down
I bet that you do
While everyone was looking at you
The man in the background came through
Oh and it sure feels good
To get away with things untrue
Letting the background through
letting the background through

When you leave don't come back
Your presence we could not endure
Sitting silently you'll see
The man in the background who is he
Oh and it sure feels good
To leave it all behind again
Letting the background man come in
Letting the background man come in

You ain't sure if you're gonna fight
Background man may take your life

See you next life is what I say
If I passed you on the train
My voice you won't hear come to you
You let the background through
you let the background...