HOPE

by Kim Nixon

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about

In March 2011 I went up to Timetools Studios in Hannover to record three new songs. I'd never met Christian Decker or Nils Hoffman before and had only played a few concerts with Christoph Rosenplänter. But after recording a few songs, it was clear to me that I'd found my "dream team".... and I didn't really want to stop working. So we kept going and after some careful planning and nine days in the studio, we had recorded a full album. We had fun making this record and you can hear it. I hope you like it too.

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released July 1, 2011

Produced, recorded and mixed by Christian Decker at Timetools Studios with assistance from Nils Hoffman

Mastered by Alex Kloss at Timetools Studios

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Kim Nixon Berlin, Germany

Geboren in der Heimat Elvis Presleys, aufgewachsen in der Folk-Szene Kentuckys und gereift an den Erfahrungen von knapp 100 Auftritten in Deutschland tischt die Wahl-Berlinerin Kim Nixon ein fabelhaftes Sortiment für ganz verschiedene Musikgeschmäcker auf. ... more

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Track Name: Hope
On the edge of something bright, something good, something right
I see it coming, it's only slight but soon that spark will be a big light
All I needed was a single nudge
Made me turn my head and I will not soon forget

how this joy in my heart crept
Ever since, spring in my step
I have hope and I won't let it go
I won't let it go

When the darkness closes in - from without, from within
It tries to find me but it won't win
It knows not where I go, just where I've been
Sticking in a rut with both eyes shut
Wrapped up in my pain until you said, "It's not too late"

I don't know how far and yes, the trip will be hard
But I've got time to spare - you can be sure that I'll get there
Track Name: Worry
Hey may i borrow your point of view?
Stress just has no hold on you
They say I could learn a thing or two
I let myself fret 'til I turn blue
Precaution once helped me tread water
Now i'm just drowning in this pool

Help me lose what i ain't using
My worry, all my worry
I want to lose what i ain't using
My worry, all my worry

If I stood still something could take root
Be done with this pointless pursuit
What good is the strain without the fruit?
It takes time, put down the tools
Funny how it feels much harder
to let it go, to keep my cool

I own this beast but i can set it free
It's not the kind of thing i need
I choose the monsters that i feed
I miss so much moving at such high speed
Made up my mind, i'll take a seat
I might even put up my feet, try being happy
Track Name: Somebody to Love
We've been friends for a while
Walked together for miles
I think it's time we cross the line
You and me were meant to be
And we all need somebody to love
We all need somebody to love
Hey, you've got nobody
I'll be the body who is your someone to love

I've seen lots and so have you
And we've both got lots left to do
My engine's hot, saved you a spot next to me
Don't you agree that we all need
somebody to love?
We all need somebody to love
Hey, you've got nobody
I'll be the body who is your someone to love

Maybe it's not what was in your head
Lord knows that it wasn't in mine
But that's fine, it's alright
Track Name: Bigger Than Me
No, I don't have the strength on my own
The hits come fast and I'm so slow
Knock me down before I gain ground
But the stakes are high- I still want to try

Just breathe, hope that maybe there's something up your sleeve
Hands to hold and words to warm my heart
Somewhere I can start, the strength to make it far
Remember I'm a part of what's clearly bigger than me

Strange, how one thought can cause such change
Distant dreams now within range
A steady climb, one step at a time
A smile to set the tone - I am not alone

Just breathe, hope that maybe there's something up your sleeve
Hands to hold and words to warm my heart
Somewhere I can start, the strength to make it far
Remember I'm a part of what's clearly bigger than me

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

Just breathe, know that there will be something up your sleeve
Hands to hold and words to warm my heart
Somewhere I can start, the strength to make it far
Remember I'm a part of what's clearly bigger than me
Track Name: I Thought I Got Away
My skin's never been this thick before
The callous covers every pore
Nothing cuts me to the core, it's bleak here
I am getting hard to recognize
This is more than simply shy
And it's no temporary guise - it's deeper
Break me open wide

I thought I got away

And then I see that face again
The fires of hell lick me from within
The sound of teeth on rusty tin, getting louder
I was a captive to your touch
The need to forgive you, not so much
I can still taste your sucker punch, it's so sour
It broke me open wide

I thought I got away

Ran as fast as I could
I went farther than I thought I should
Across oceans, through valleys, up mountains, down alleys to think that I'm safe and sound
But when I turn around you stare back at me

I thought I got away
Track Name: Move On
Get over all the things that I will never do
Open up this window I've been looking through
There will never be a better day to start anew
I'm taking a good look at all the lines I've drawn
I'm gonna cross a few I've had my whole life long
I'm gonna love it, I don't need my game face on

Because I can see the flower among the weeds
The fruit hanging from that tree
A reason to go there

To move on, move on
Move on, move on
I've got years left
They might be my best

Who ever said that it was time to settle down?
I wasn't given legs so I could sit around
I'm gonna make some music and I'll make it loud
I'm not too cool, I'm not too proud to have some fun
It's true that not every day will be blue skies and sun
But when I stumble I'll get up, not come undone

Because I believe that good things can be messy
But it is certainly no reason to be scared

To move on, move on
Move on, move on
I've got years left
They might be my best
Track Name: Bereit dafür
Es gibt Wege, die niemand kennt
Es gibt Ängste, vor denen man rennt
Aber mir ist nie etwas begegnet, das uns trennt

Egal wohin es geht, egal durch welche Tür
Ich schaue auf zu dir und dann bin ich bereit dafür
Alles was mich hält, jedes Hindernis scheint nicht mehr so groß und schwer, wenn du neben mir bist

Es gibt Tage, die kein Mensch versteht
Manche Momente, wenn sich alles dreht
Ich rufe, du stehst mir zur Seite und kommst nie zu spät

Mancher Tag ist ein echter Albtraum
Manchmal stecke ich zwischen Borke und Baum
Mit dir ist nicht nur eitel Sonnenschein
Aber zu zweit ist so viel schöner als ganz allein

Egal wohin es geht, egal durch welche Tür
Ich schaue auf zu dir und dann bin ich bereit dafür
Egal wohin es geht, egal durch welche Tür
Ich schaue auf zu dir und dann bin ich bereit dafür
Track Name: Darlin'
There's a time to speak, to make a move
Hope it's not too late, that it's no use
Now I know and I mean it and I am gonna try til I get it right

Darlin' it's true
Darlin' it's you
Darlin' it's true
Darlin' I love you

Words get in the way, I get confused
But I'm unclear on everything except you
I'm done with “easy does it”
Oh honey before I lose my mind just hold me tight

Darlin' it's true
Darlin' it's you
Darlin' it's true
Darlin' I love you

It's so simple - why'd it take me this long to sing one little silly song?
Please be gentle, won't you sing along?

Ooooooh oh oh oh
Oh yeah oooh

Darlin' it's true
Darlin' it's you
Darlin' it's true
Darlin' I love you
Track Name: In Every Way
It's what happens when we let things slip
We're not angry, we're losing our grip
Where we went wrong is anyone's guess
Regardless I wish you the best in every way
In every way
I never meant to make you cry
It's time we say goodbye

Your face has begun to fade
I think of you less and less with each day
We'll keep it so cool and classy
I hope that you end up happy in every way
In every way
I never meant to make you cry
It's time we say goodbye

Goodbye goodbye goodbye goodbye

In every way, in every way
I never meant to make you cry
It's time we say goodbye
Track Name: If I Forgave You
With bad words and sad games you rewrote history
Little lies all in a row
I know it's not right but I've been hoping you'll choke on the seeds that you sow

Swear I am not usually so flled up with spite
Takes all that I got to resist the urge to bite
You changed your mind at the turn of a hat
And after the damage is done
I have to say it's so good to know that I wasn't the only one

It's not that I'm clueless or that I stood out from the crowd
Was just one of the few who didn't say that you weren't allowed
But if I forgave you why do I still get this upset?
I don't want to hate you but I am dying to forget

Don't have it down but I'm getting better
And I will work hard 'til I do bring mercy and a clear mind together
Then I will be free of you
Track Name: Alive
What you get is what you see
Something's had a hold of me
All these shadows in my eyes make me forget what's inside

that I'm alive, I'm alive

More than ever, I'm angry
and I'd have every right to be
but fury won't be where I quit
Help me forgive what I can't forget

I'm alive, I'm alive

I do always have a choice
and I will choose to lift my voice
Today brought me to my knees
but it won't get the best of me

I'm alive, I'm alive