My Last Glide

Tim Glenn

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.

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."

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I'm No Superhero

Tim Glenn

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."

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 fly.

One night, he hit me with this question: "Daddy, are you a superhero?"

"No, son. I'm not. I can't fly. I can't break through walls. I'm just an ordinary man. But I'm trying to be the best daddy I can."

"Make up a song about it Daddy!"

So this song began as a lullabye. At least the chorus anyway. I spent the next few months working on perfecting the lyrics, putting together verses and giving the song a deeper meaning. How often do we put people on a pedestal? In our marriages, our relationships, at work...perhaps even at church? At the end of the day, we're all just ordinary people trying to be better. Better dads, moms, co-workers, bosses, employees, believers, whatever.

So I initially wrote this song at bedtime with my 6-year old. But it has become much more than that. It's a declaration of humanity. It's an honest, self-assessment. And it's a reminder to the listener, to not expect too much from me.

"I am just an ordinary man, trying to do my best and I still get hurt when I fall."

But then there's the bridge:

"I'll wear this cape if you want me to. Be your escape in this shade of blue. Bullets can't stop me from being with you."

Sometimes we have to play the role of superhero, even when we don't believe it about ourselves. Sometimes, that's what it takes to profess our love, our devotion, our commitment. To my son, I say, "You need me to be a superhero today? Then I'll be one for you. Because that's how much I love you."

I hope you enjoy the song as much as I've enjoyed writing it. And I hope you enjoy it even more now, knowing the story behind it.

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So Human

Tim Glenn

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.

“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 and there are songs for those valleys where you feel like He couldn't hear you if you shouted at the top of your lungs. And believe me, I’ve done some shouting,” Tim admits. “I want my music to be a real reflection of who I am, who God is in my life and what it's like to take this journey. I think it’s important that believers know that there are others out there who have very real lives—lives that come with heartache as well as joy; peace as well as turmoil.”

Growing up in the tiny south Texas town of Three Rivers, Tim has seen his share of heartache and turmoil. His mother abandoned him and his four siblings when he was only five years old. Two years later, his father died at the young age of 30. Tim spent most of his childhood bouncing between his grandmother’s home and his aunt’s family before landing at the South Texas Children’s Home—a Baptist home for abused, neglected and orphaned children.

“It was there that I came to know Christ,” Tim says, “through the loving care of committed Christian adults who saw potential in a misguided, angry young boy.”

That support helped Tim go to college and pursue a career in broadcasting, where he became an award-winning television news anchor in Colorado. “In high school, I told my friends that I was going to be a newscaster during the week and a rock star on the weekends,” Tim jokes. “I quit television in 2004 but my passion for creating music has never changed.”

Tim served four years as the lead vocalist for XP, a progressive rock band based in Colorado Springs, before branching out as a solo indie artist. His first project, New Pair of Shoes, was praised by critics. Tim now works with Compassion International, a holistic child development ministry that serves over 1 million children in developing countries.

“I’ve come full circle,” Tim says, “I went from being a child in need to helping children in need. I went from telling people all the terrible news that happens in the world to working with an organization that’s doing something about it. This is exactly where God wants me to be.”

Tim and his wife Jennifer have two sons, Morgan and Grayson. They live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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New Pair of Shoes

Tim Glenn

Simply put...fun. This is a collection of unique grooves and clever lyrics that will have you tapping your feet and singing along.

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 that!' The song was born that night."

Tim Glenn's ability to take real-life situations and put them into fun, upbeat songs, has his fan base growing throughout the country. This entire CD is chock-full of fun.

"Hole of Sin" tells a story many Christians can relate to--the constant battle to overcome our sinful nature.

Then there's "The WooHoo Song", a fun, non-sensical musical interlude that incorporates no musical instruments. (You have to hear it to understand.)

"Timeless Love" is the story of Tim's life, from the day he was abandoned at the age of 5 to the day he accepted Christ at the age of 16.

"Again" , is written from the perspective of a person living in Jesus' time. Throughout the course of the song, you hear what it must have been like to see Christ from the eyes of a non-believer...and eventually see the resurrection, understanding what God's purpose was in sending His son to Earth.

"New Pair of Shoes" has something for everyone in the family. It's hard to tell who Tim's biggest fans are: kids or their parents! Buy this CD and I guarantee there will be at least three songs you can't get out of your head for days!

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