My Last Glide

by Tim Glenn

Released 2013
Superhero Blue Music
Released 2013
Superhero Blue Music
Sometimes our greatest enemy...is ourselves. In this guitar and vocal driven pop/rock offering, indie artist Tim Glenn pleads for salvation from his own demon of pride.
NOTES
Tim’s latest single, My Last Glide, is an honest look at his wrestle with his greatest adversary: himself.

"My Last Glide references the Greek myth of Icarus," says Glenn, "whose own pride caused him to fly too close to the sun. In this song, I pray for salvation from the demon of pride that haunts me. Don't let this be my last glide. Save me from me."

I'm No Superhero

by Tim Glenn

Released 2013
Superhero Blue Music
Released 2013
Superhero Blue Music
Tim Glenn's latest pop/rock offering is a high-energy anthem for all those who refuse to be put on a pedestal. "Dress me in superhero blue but my true shade's a different hue."
NOTES
My son and I have this ritual at bedtime.

"Daddy, make up a song!"

So I'll sing a silly song or a lullabye. Eventually, that morphed into a challenge to be more specific.
"Daddy, make up a song about elephants" or "Daddy make up a song about what we did today."
It's a good songwriting exercise for me. Though I'll admit my rhyme schemes are typically pretty predictable when I'm making stuff up on the …
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So Human

by Tim Glenn

Released 2008
Indie
Released 2008
Indie
Christian power-pop/rock. Strong grooves paired with brutally honest lyrics that give the listener a realistic view of what it's like to be a Christian in today's world.
NOTES
“Refreshingly honest.” That’s what indie artist Tim Glenn says he wants his music to be known for. "I want my music to speak honestly about God, faith and my own spiritual journey.”

Tim’s project, So Human, is a collection of songs that walk the listener through that journey—without skipping any steps along the way.

“There are songs for those peak moments, when you feel like you could reach out and touch God …
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New Pair of Shoes

by Tim Glenn

Released 2002
Released 2002
Simply put...fun. This is a collection of unique grooves and clever lyrics that will have you tapping your feet and singing along.
NOTES
Remember when you were a kid and you got a new pair of shoes? All of the sudden, you could run faster, jump higher. That's the premise behind the title song from Tim Glenn's solo CD debut, "New Pair of Shoes."

"I was practicing with my guitarist Brian one night and his son kept interrupting us to show us how high he could jump in his new shoes," Tim says, "I thought 'Hey, I remember …
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Tim Glenn
Tim Glenn, et al

Story

This song is part of a collaborative effort from a group of musicians I've never met. One person laid down the drum and bass tracks, another added guitar, then keyboards/synth, and then I made up lyrics/vocals to go with it. It's never been released.

Lyrics

VERSE1:

You and I, we've danced around this thing for far too long.
We lived the lie, promised to guard our hearts from any fall.

I said I'd never go there, but here we are
Standing face to face, the silence is broken
By the beating of my bleeding heart.

CHORUS
I've finally fallen.
Your love has pushed me over the edge.
I've finally fallen.
Looks like my heart is following my head.
Finally...fallen.

VERSE 2:
Ah, this is it, the line I swore that I would never cross
Don't go, if it's not forever. Or else forever is lost.
The point of no return, shadows lost in dark
The only thing I see is my heart.

CHORUS:
I've finally fallen.
Your love has pushed me over the edge.
I've finally fallen.
Looks like my heart is following my head.

Fallen... tripping over all the things we said.

Finally...fallen.

BRIDGE:
Oh...we said we would protect ourselves from our own hearts.
I know it wasn't supposed to go this far.

I've finally fallen.
Your love has pushed me over the edge.
I've finally fallen.
Looks like my heart is following my head.

Finally...fallen!

Tim Glenn
Tim Glenn

Story

Years ago, I served on the regional board for the Alzheimer's Association. It was a neat group that had a great heart for serving families dealing with this terrible disease. One of the neatest things they did was an annual event called Memories in the Making. It was an art program that had Alzheimer's patients painting as therapy. It was so amazing to see these people who couldn't even remember their own family members but who painted memories from their childhood. Some of the art was incredible. Families said things like, "I didn't even know she could paint!" or "When we ask him about that part of his life, he doesn't remember any of it, but you put a paint brush in his hand and he tells the story on the canvass." Incredible program.

During my time with the board, I wrote this theme song for the Memories in the Making program. I wanted to capture the beauty of these amazing people telling their stories with paint. 

Lyrics

VERSE 1
With a frail little hand and a weak old heart
I tell my stories through these works of art
Watercolor memories that will not fade with time.

VERSE 2
With the gray of age and a wrinkled soul
I pour my heart out in every brush stroke
And relive the days that used to be mine, be mine.

CHORUS
These are memories in the making
These are stories that I can tell
These are memories in the making
Share them well.

VERSE 3
Pastures of green, blue of the sky
A burst of sunflowers in a field where I lie
An old oak tree where I used to hide and watch life pass me by
In the blink of an eye...

CHORUS
These are memories in the making
Thee are stories that I can tell
These are memories in the making
Share them well.

BRIDGE
I don't know what today will bring
Much less tomorrow.
But I've shown you my soul on this canvass with paint
All the joy, all the pain, all the love, all the sorrow.

CHORUS
These are memories in the making
These are stories that I can tell
These are memories in the making
Share them well... (X2)

Share them well...

TAG
With a frail little hand and a weak old heart
I tell my stories through these works of art.

Tim Glenn
Tim Glenn

Story

A few years ago, I visited Kenya on a trip with Compassion International. I met a mother named Anrietta, who was HIV positive. She was terribly sick. But her primary concern was her daughter. As I was leaving her village, she stopped me, grabbed my shoulder and turned me around and asked me this question:

"Will you remember me?"
I said, "I could never forget you."
She asked again. I reassured her. Then she said, "I just need to know that, when I die, someone will remember me." She was afraid that she'd be dying soon, leaving her young daughter to fend for herself...and she was afraid that she would be forgotten.

I suppose we all want a legacy, right? We all want to leave this world a better place than the way we found it. We all want to be remembered.

I wrote this song to always remember Anrietta. I've never released this song. But I thought I'd share it here. 

 

Lyrics

VERSE 1
I am naked and I am poor.
I'm an orphan but so much more and
won't you look beyond your own front to save?

I'm just looking for some food to eat
A pair of shoes for my two bare feet and
I was hoping you could meet those needs today.

CHORUS
When you hear my cries, will you rescue me
Will you just walk by through the moment?
When you see my tears, will you comfort me?
If I disappear will you notice?
I want a legacy but will you remember me at all?

VERSE 2
I am naked and I am poor
I'm tired of sleeping on a cold, dirt floor
And can I count on you to come before I fall

I'm just looking for a drop to drink
Sometimes I wonder if you stop to think of
What it's like to not have anything at all.

CHORUS
When you hear my cries, will you rescue me?
Will you just walk by through the moment?
When you see my tears, will you comfort me?
If I disappear will you notice?
I want a legacy but will you remember me at all?

BRIDGE
What's it matter how I got here?
What's it matter where I've been?
All that matters is I should matter...I should matter to you.
To you...

CHORUS
When you hear my cries, will you rescue me?
Will you just walk by through the moment?
When you see my tears, will you comfort me?
If I disappear will you notice (x2)

I want a legacy but will you remember me?
Give me a legacy, just try to remember me at all...at all.

Tim Glenn
Tim Glenn

Story

On a trip to Lima Peru, I visited a small community living on a dirt hillside. Their homes, shacks really, made of tin and scraps of wood were stacked upon top of each other. A young girl, named Brenda was playing on the dusty hillside, kicked a soccer ball. I chatted with her a little. She was a sponsored child in Compassion International's program. I asked her how the program had changed her life. She told me that it was there, in the dusty little hillside church that Compassion partnered with, that she found Jesus. I thought about that...finding Jesus in the dirt in Peru. Who knew!? 

Lyrics

VERSE 1
Jesus lives in a bamboo hut outside of Lima Peru.
And His holy feet walk earthen sod, under a patched tin roof
I saw Him in a girl named Brenda, she found in Him in the dirt.
Yeah, all this time, Jesus in Lima, forgotten by the world...

CHORUS
What will you do?
Will you open up your heart to meet their needs?
They count on you.
Oh what will you do?
To be Jesus to the least of these? 
The least of these...

VERSE 2
A cup of water in His name does more than quench a thirst.
And you know that he would do the same if roles were just reversed.
So be the hands that offer mercy, be the feet that go.
Be the voice that speaks up for them, now that you know...

CHORUS
What will you do?
Will you open up your heart to meet their needs?
They count on you.
Oh what will you do?
To be Jesus to the least of these...the least of these. (x2)

What will you do for the least of these?

XP
10/15/1999
Robert Lowry, 1876 (Public Domain)

Story

This is a unique take on the wonderful hymn, Nothing But the Blood by Robert Lowry (1876). This recording was made by the band XP or Chi-Rho. I served as XP's lead vocalist for for three years in the late 90's. This is from the album, 10 Songs, released in 1999, produced by John Donovan and Mike Manthei.

Lyrics

What can wash away my sin?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.   Nothing but the...

What can make me whole again?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.  Nothing!

 

O precious is the flow 

that makes me white as snow

no other fount I know.

 

For my pardon this I see

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.  Nothing but the

For my cleansing this my plea

Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Nothing!

 

O precious is the flow

that makes me white as snow

No other fount I knoooooow....

 

O precious is the flow

that makes me white as snow

No other fount I know 

Nothing but the blood of Jesus. 

 

This is all my hope and peace

Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Nothing but the.

This is all my righteousness

Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Nothing!

 

O precious is the flow

that makes me white as snow

No other fount I know

Nothing but the blood...

Nothing but the blood... Nothing but the

Nothing but the blood

Nothing but the blood

Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Nothing!

Nothing but the blood! Wooo!

Nothing but the blood of Jesus! Nothing but the...

Nothing...

 

 

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