Fever Dream

by Jonathan Timm

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Christopher Timm
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Christopher Timm Just got this and can't wait to hear it! I've listened to a couple of the songs from it though and am really impressed! Awesome job on this album guys! The cover art is incredible too! Keep up the excellent work!
Keith Jaissle
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Keith Jaissle I've been waiting years for this record, and if Spectres is a reflection of the rest of the album, Jon Timm's Fever Dream is going to be even better than I could ever have imagined.
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credits

released June 25, 2016

Jonathan Timm - Vocals, guitars, keyboards, violin
Dylan Lancaster - Electric guitars
Michael Zimmerman - Drums and percussion
Parker McAnnally - Bass

Recorded, and mixed by Buster Allen at Jack’s Tracks Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Produced by Buster Allen and Jonathan Timm

Mastered by Eric Conn, Don Cobb, and Chaco Conn at Independent Mastering, Nashville, TN

Additional Engineering:
Corey DeRushia: Strings on “These Hours” and “Spectres” at Troubadour Recording Studio, Lansing, MI
Travis Humbert: Nashville, TN

Artwork by Will Thomas
Photos by Laura Partain

All songs by Jonathan Timm
“Buffalo Nights” by Jonathan Timm and Will Thomas.

Jonathan Timm and Band would like to thank: Buster Allen, Patrick Carroll, Carl Broemel, Lauren Cierzan, Will Thomas, Corey DeRushia, John Timm, Chris Timm, Muriel Avery, Pam Avery, Stephanie Timm, Hilli Levin, Erin Anderson, Buster (dog), Chris Bathgate, T-Rex and Joyce, Arthur Velez, Scott Rider, Mike and Kevin Moritz, Laura Partain, Raeanna Anglen, Ethan Samuel Brown and everyone who helped in the studio, on the road, and beyond.

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Track Name: Belly of the Beast
I sat down in the belly of the beast and I cried
All I need is someone to save me from myself, be on my side
While she haunts all the places we used to go I am a child
When there’s no choice but to forget and to avoid where she runs wild
Now it’s been awhile with no end in sight

As I walk on from the dark edge of this cell my head held low
I try to remember words a friend of mine had left about a glow
That spark’s not faded and the words still hold their depth through all this time
Still I would trade them all for one more late night drive with him
Then I might just be all right, we could drive all night before I close my eyes
Track Name: Before I Let You Down
You would never guess that when it all goes down
It won’t be so affirming as heart-rending
Even though you let him be your one way out
I will help you just before I let you down

Seven months down to the hour
The difference is it’s all the same
And now I hear you’ve been out walking
Like I was when you left me cryin in the street
But honey I rose up and sang my way back home
And that’s the part you missed, the heartbreak you never saw

Now I’m done with it
And you can have it
I’ve had all I’d ever want
If the dark that fuels this is what you’re looking for
Then darlin take it, it’s all yours

Overblown and overdriven
Trying hard just to be seen
Breaking out from who you were
And who they told you you should be
But I never told you that or which way you should go
If you’re crashing now I still want you to know

That I’m done with it
And you can have it
I’ve had all I’d ever want
If the dark that fuels this is what you’re looking for
Then darlin take it, it’s all yours
Track Name: What You Believe
Picked out and wasted
And falling from grace in these walls
No home again
It all happened so fast
The only feeling that lasts
Is the sinking so deep in a song
But hold on

Darlin, the thing is
The feeling was fleeting
But for you I’m just not so sure
If I knew you at all
The weight of the fall
Will be more than you can endure

Or are you stronger
Are you bolder
Now that you’re gone
Hold on


Now that some time’s passed
I hope those dreams are coming less and less
And you barely remember my face
And even if you still think I’m untrue
You can forget and stop wasting your days
I know you’re stronger
I know you’re bolder
Now that I’m gone

Now that I’m gone
The truth’s what you believe
Track Name: Gray and Gold
Cold nights slipping from my mind
One eye can’t pretend that you’re not gone
While the other stays blind
Stands the test of time
Thinks we’ll make some songs again

I fold my hands over my chest
And breathe a final sigh of my demise
After having fallen down
Still reeling from the sound
Of your pure, imperfect breath

Of what’s gray and and what’s gold
That could swallow me whole
There’s a shadow that dwells
When this city can tell
That you’ll be beyond recognition pretty soon

Let these words be some relief
A temporary reprieve from the fear
Of falling or growing up
Or not doing enough to realize the dream again
Track Name: Don't Leave Me Here
I’ll buy another round
If you don’t leave me here just yet
I still need you to help me to forget
I’m not the lucky one no more

I know you’ve got your kid
And your wife asleep at home
But I don’t wanna be alone
Let’s just be younger men again

Dear brother I’m worried I have a soul
Less passionate than yours and the whole damned world’s
I don’t mean to burden you with all of my insecurity
But you oughta know me by now

This is one of several nights
I’ve wandered out my door
Tryin to find out what I’m for
In a bottle like they’ve sung

I must be doing something wrong
Because it’s nothing like those songs
Yeah I’m drinking til I’m gone
But my trouble lingers on

Please tell me the secret of a life less discontent
And draw me a map to find my way
Before we get out of here I gotta know you’re on my side
Brother please tell me what I wanna hear
Because I’ve gotta know for sure
Track Name: Buffalo Nights
Was it a buffalo night or a basement show
Before I Saw the Light, after Chicago
With the lights down low and your heartbeat slow
Miles from Ohio, you sang

I’ll breathe the smoke of a thousand cigarettes
You’ll be working and I’m still working on those words
If you remember when I see you again
You can pick up where I started on that verse

Corner of Halsted and Grace, you were never there
I felt your trouble in my veins, it was in the air
You might not have known how we all held our breath
While you struggled for yours, and then you faced it all again
Track Name: These Hours
These hours again
They weren’t meant for any men
Nothing to sing about when this winter will not end
In these hours again

No moon up above
No truth, no love
Darlin you were nothing more than a spectre I dreamed of
While there was no moon up above

I know where you lay
You are close, but you’re the furthest away
From the moment I found you you were never meant to stay
Now I know where you lay

Will I haunt your songs
Will you sing out about how you were wrong
While you still surround me
Do you even notice that I’m gone
Or will I haunt your songs

These hours again
I wake up every night for them
Not a soul to assure me that these wounds will mend
In these hours again
Track Name: Hold My Own
I can hold my own for tonight
But there are so many more nights
Northern horizons, holier days
Don’t sway me like they used to

Fools and lonely men are one in the same
With their hearts out on their sleeves
Try as I might I am one of them
And I’m getting weaker every day

Now I’ve gotta get away
Put some miles between that house and me
Save myself from insanity
No I can’t do this alone

As the days get longer so does the blues
When the worst seems yet to come
And nothing seems so predictable as the setting of our sun
Is it really so unbelievable that you might have done all of this with me
God knows I tried, I tried and I tried to give you what you need

Now I’ve gotta get away
Put some miles between that house and me
Save myself from insanity
No I can’t do this alone
Track Name: Spectres
Is there nothing I can do to comfort this room
Has a year and its spectres reached all our hearts
And if for no one else’s sake
Myself alone, I will retrace
To before we laid our heads on the tracks

Long nights, couch cushions lay
On the floor where I’d stay
First we’d weather the storm to get our drinks
And all hours were not safe from irreverent days
Over and over until the change

If you’re looking for me I’ll be gone for awhile
And this hole in my heart will be all that I become for awhile

When they say I sound like you
I always know that’s not true
But the thought of your voice coming through my throat
With all its rasp and honesty
All that I aspire to be
For a moment I forget you are not here

If you’re looking for me I’ll be gone for awhile
And this hole in my heart will be all that I become for awhile

I know I must let this go
But I will not let you go
Track Name: Belly of the Beast (Reprise)
I sat down in the belly of the beast and I cried
All I need is someone to save me from myself, be on my side
While she haunts all the places we used to go I am a child
When there’s no choice but to forget and to avoid where she runs wild
Now it’s been awhile with no end in sight

As I walk on from the dark edge of this cell my head held low
I try to remember words a friend of mine had left about a glow
That spark’s not faded and the words still hold their depth through all this time
Still I would trade them all for one more late night drive with him
Then I might just be all right, we could drive all night before I close my eyes