Play The Game (#11 Calendar Sessions)

by Tim Barlow (Barefootim)

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In 2005 I wrote and recorded a CD every month for a year. A physical CD was sent to whoever wanted it. 10 years later I have finished recording a 12 track LP with folk collective Few Who Do. I'm planning on doing a monthly release of each track from the LP in addition to challenging myself to write at least 2 new acoustic tracks written each month.

Here are 2 new tracks I wrote in November and track 11 from the LP - Play The Game

1. Play The Game - I wrote this song as a lullaby to a young baby... I'd sing my kids to sleep playing it, but it never worked ...
2. Euphoria - Find silence to help solve the problem
3. Every Christmas - A song about the memories which make Christmas extra special

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released December 10, 2015


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Tim Barlow (Barefootim) Winnipeg, Manitoba

Originally from the Greenfields of England Tim Barlow(Barefootim) has spent the bulk of this century walking the streets of London, sharing the stage with the likes of Ben Kweller, The Ravonettes and The Magic Numbers. He touts the Lemonheads, Elliott Smith and the Beatles as inspirations.

He can also part of Winnipeg Folk Collective, 'FEW WHO DO'
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Track Name: Play The Game
Forever asking questions of how we should live
Stuck in a world that finds it hard to forgive
Blank out the answers and follow you’re heart
Take 1 step take 2 steps, take 3 steps and leave the game?

Conveyor belts are best left in factories
Leave it behind, book a ride on the breeze
Look back to your 20’s when you didn’t give a fuck (you believed in luck)
Take one step, take 2 steps, take 3 steps and leave the game.

Cradle your life cause you only get one stab at it
Loosen your tie, cause your sure to benefit
Breaking the orders, changing the rules
ake one step, take 2 steps, take 3 steps and leave the game.

Don't Get ahead of yourself
You’ll find nobody else
Track Name: Euphoria
I wanna coin the phrase
I’m on a different plain
Observe from a different angle,
I’m floating away

Dig deep into the fear
Swallowed by sinking sand
Take your best forgotten
High above the clouds

Euphoria Euphoria, Euphoria
Eu-ooo -phoiria

Scare away the problem,
By turning out the lights
Wake up in the morning
Everythings alright

Step away from the problem
Go Jump over the moon
Like you’re in slow motion
And not a moment too soon.

There’s a place called silence, somewhere I’ve never been
They say if you’re still searching you’ll find deep within
Track Name: Every Christmas
In every Christmas Eve, there are dreams of the gifts that we might receive,
Will our wishes come true if we believe
In every Christmas light, there’s a face that you have brought to life,
Someone you’ll never say goodbye (it’s too hard to say goodbye

In every Christmas song, there’s a choir of children singing along,
Voices heard above and beyond our lifetime
In every Christmas tree, there lives a million memories
Whispers of my family around me.

Unwrapping presents, singing songs, sharing laughter all day long.
Ohhhhhh at Christmas Time

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