HERMIT AND THE NOTWE

by Tim Lee

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about

Hermit and the NotWe is an album for people who 'don't fit in.'

An album celebrating the uncelebrated.

This album is more conversational and less refined than my last album 'Headspace' (2014). It's a return to the sort of noise I made in my mate’s garage as a teenager, unsure what I was doing.

It doesn't really fit into a 'genre,' so I'll go with 'Curmudgeon Rock.' When the ‘angry young man’ grows up, and finds that he’s still angry, and teenage angst is replaced with middle-aged angst.

Track List

1. Introvert
2. Somehow
3. Somewhere
4. Some Days
5. I'm Just Gonna be Me
6. Old Friend Gone
7. Modern Life Will Make You Ill
8. Crazies
9. (Just Another) Tory Boy
10. You Saved Me

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released August 1, 2016

Drums (1,2,5,7,9) - Mike Heathcote
Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Ukulele, Kazoo(!), Drums (3,4,8) - Tim Lee

All songs written by Tim Lee
Recorded and Produced by Tim at Coronation Hall,
Bickley, Chris's, Mike's and Tim's.

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Tim Lee is a singer/songwriter from Cheshire, Northwest, who writes honest and straightforward songs about life's ups and downs in a variety of styles.

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Track Name: Introvert
Verse 1

I do all my crying on the inside,
Do all my speeches in the private eye,
I am the sole custodian of the solo thought,
But it hurts me more than you could ever know.

Verse 2

I cannot be what I am not,
Could never shout it from the rooftops,
But do not take my quiet side for a quiet mind,
Coz it's racing more than it could ever show.

Chorus

I'm an introvert,
Nothing better, but no worse,
And I'm an introvert,
I enjoy things in my own way and I'll say what I can say,
And the rest is simply locked away.

Verse 3

All these things I've left behind,
All those people on whom I relied,
But in the end I must take hold of my own soul,
My ups and downs are no one's but my own.

Verse 4

I cannot try to pretend,
Could never fit in with my friends,
For whilst they need the noise and flare, my core is never shared,
It's a place that I return to when I'm low.

Chorus

I'm an introvert,
Nothing better, but no worse,
And I'm an introvert,
I enjoy things in my own way and I'll say what I can say,
And the rest is simply locked away.
Track Name: Somehow
Verse 1

I would like to think that I
Am old enough to see the truth through the lie,
And I would like to think that she,
Can see the side that I don't let them see.

Chorus

So feet, don't you fail me now,
I'm coming back for her,
Words, don't you let me down,
I know somehow we'll make it through,
I know we'll make it through somehow

Verse 2

I would like to think that this,
Is an honest account of the life that I've lived,
Some days sad and some days fun,
Other days are better left unsung.

Chorus

So feet, don't you fail me now,
I'm coming back for her,
Words, don't you let me down,
I know somehow we'll make it through,
I know we'll make it through somehow.

Somehow
Somehow
Somehow, somehow, somehow.
Track Name: Somewhere
Verse 1

Enclose me in, encase me in,
All this endless beauty,
This is somewhere,
This is somewhere,
Somewhere just for me.

Chorus

Somewhere just, somewhere just,
Somewhere just for me.

Verse 2

The more I learn about myself,
You know the less I like,
I'm astounded by my limitations,
I need a better frame of mind.

Chorus

Somewhere just, somewhere just,
Somewhere just for me.

Mid-8

I can't cope, I can't see,
This feeling's dragging me down,
I can't cope, there's no hope,
With all these people around.

Chorus

This is somewhere,
This is some...somewhere, somewhere just for me,
Oh this is somewhere,
This is some...somewhere, somewhere just for me.

Mid-8(2)

Anxiety,
You won't be the ruler of me.

Verse 1

Enclose me in, encase me in,
All this endless beauty,
This is somewhere,
This is somewhere,
Somewhere just for me.

Chorus

Somewhere just, somewhere just,
Somewhere just for me.
Track Name: I'm Just Gonna be Me
Woo!

Verse 1

I know I could never be enough for you,
I know I could never be accepted,
So you just get on with being you,
I'm just gonna be me.

Verse 2

I know this world was never meant for me,
I know I cannot be integrated,
So you just get on with being you,
I'm just gonna be me.

Chorus

You can shout and scream,
As much as you like,
But you know that it doesn't make you right...make you right.

Verse 1

I know I could never be enough for you,
I know I could never be accepted,
So you just get on with being you,
I'm just gonna be me.

Instrumental

Chorus

You can shout and scream,
As much as you like,
But you know that it doesn't make you right...make you right.

Verse 1

I know I could never be enough for you,
I know I could never be accepted,
So you just get on with being you,
I'm just gonna be me.

I'm just gonna be me,
I'm just gonna be me, yeah!
Track Name: Old Friend Gone
Verse 1

You think you know me, but you don't have a clue,
Blaming me for everything that's wrong with you,
You live by lies, cos you can't handle the truth,
But believe me when I tell you that I'm hurting too.

Chorus

Like an old friend gone,
There's no foe like an old friend gone,
Like an old friend gone,
There's no foe like an old friend gone.

Instrumental

Verse 2

How quickly we forget the kindness that we're shown,
Yet we hold on to our wrongs, like they're all we own,
You keep on telling all your friends how I have let you down,
Well if that's true then why the hell do you keep hanging around?

Chorus

Like an old friend gone,
There's no foe like an old friend gone,
Like an old friend gone,
There's no foe like an old friend gone.
Track Name: Modern Life Will Make You Ill
Verse 1

Born to live, live to die,
Make no remark of the passing time,
Win to lose, lose to win,
Make no exception of the state you're in.

Chorus

I am a cliché, (hey!)
You are a cliché, (hey!)
We're all clichés (hey!) na na na
I am a cliché, (hey!)
You are a cliché, (hey!)
We're all clichés (hey!) na na na

na na, na na,
na na na na na
na, na na
na na na na na hey!

Verse 2

The futility of existence weighs heavy on my soul,
While I whore myself to the mass control,
They say 'destroy the beautiful in all that you see,'
They say 'destroy the beautiful...then the beautiful we shall be.'

Chorus

I am a cliché, (hey!)
You are a cliché, (hey!)
We're all clichés (hey!) na na na
I am a cliché, (hey!)
You are a cliché, (hey!)
We're all clichés (hey!) na na na

na na, na na,
na na na na na
na, na na
na na na na na hey!

Instrumental

Chorus

I am a cliché, (hey!)
You are a cliché, (hey!)
We're all clichés (hey!) na na na
I am a cliché, (hey!)
You are a cliché, (hey!)
We're all clichés (hey!) na na na

na na, na na,
na na na na na
na, na na
na na na na na hey!
Track Name: Crazies
Verse 1

A couple of crazies like us,
We were made for each other,
A couple of crazies like us,
We understand one another.

Chorus

Because we both know what it's like to be,
To be so crazy in life, we both,
We both know, know what it's like,
Cos we're the craziest pair that you could ever find.

Verse 2

A couple of coo-coos like us,
We are crazy in love, we have the craziest hearts,
A couple of coo-coos like us,
We were never ever meant to part.

Chorus

Because we both know what it's like to be,
To be so crazy in life, we both,
We both know, know what it's like,
Cos we're the craziest pair that you could ever find.

Instrumental
Track Name: (Just Another) Tory Boy
Intro

This is an exercise in demoralising good people (x3)
This is an exercise.

Verse 1

You stand there and say 'there's opportunities for all,'
As you're gleefully watching the rise and fall,
While the poor, they struggle for food and warmth,
You have the gall to say that it's all their fault.

Chorus

You're just a Tory (just another Tory boy),
Just another Tory (just another Tory boy),
You're a Tory (just another Tory boy),
Just another Tory (just another Tory boy).

Verse 2

And the money you give to your wealthy friends,
Would be more than enough to save the mess we're in,
And the people you judge, and the people you blame,
Are the ones that suffer the most from your games.

Chorus

You're just a Tory (just another Tory boy),
Just another Tory (just another Tory boy),
You're a Tory (just another Tory boy),
Just another Tory (just another Tory boy).

Mid-8

You're telling us five more years of this shit?
You're telling us five more years of this shit?
You're telling us five more years of this shit?
You're telling us five more years...five more years?

Chorus

You're just a Tory (just another Tory boy),
Just another Tory (just another Tory boy),
You're a Tory (just another Tory boy),
Just another Tory (just another Tory boy),

Outro

And what should we expect?
Track Name: You Saved Me
Chorus

I never knew what I could be,
But with your love you saved me,
I was caged, but now I'm free,
And with your love you saved me.

Verse 1

I was lost, but now I'm found,
I've got my feet on solid ground,
All that's passed, and all to come,
I can manage, now we're one.

Instrumental

Chorus

I never knew what I could be,
But with your love you saved me,
I was caged, but now I'm free,
And with your love you saved me.

Verse 2

I was blind to the world,
I closed my eyes to it all,
But now my eyes are opened wide,
Since I've had you by my side.

Chorus

I never knew what I could be,
But with your love you saved me,
I was caged, but now I'm free,
And with your love you saved me.
With your love you saved me,
With your love you saved me,
With your love...you save me.