BAYLEN

BAYLEN

BandPopAcoustic

Folk/Pop duo, Baylen is comprised of 21 year old Tanya Gallagher and 23 year old Jonathan Britnell. "Just pencil to paper," that's their motto. "Nothing about our music is forced." says vocalist Tanya Gallagher, "We never plan on sitting down to write songs, yet somehow they just happen."

Biography

Acoustic/folk duo, Baylen is a musical fusion of 21 year old Tanya Gallagher and 23 year old brother-in-law, Jonathan Britnell. "Just pencil to paper," that's their motto. The two work as a team in every musical aspect. "Nothing about our music is forced." says Baylen vocalist, Tanya Gallagher, "We never plan on sitting down to write songs, yet somehow they just happen."

Hailing from the beaches of Pensacola, Florida, Baylen's music not only reflects their influences- which range from Paul Simon to Prince-, but also their surroundings. Songs like "Get Away" – which reflects the frustrations of life post-graduation- and "Fooled Again" – which was written while waiting for a friend to get out of class at the University of West Florida- personify the surroundings of day to day life for Baylen.

"My parent's always had music playing in the house," says Tanya, "James Taylor, Little Feat, there was always something. When I met Jonathan (through her sister Jessica) he introduced me to all kinds of new music ranging from Radiohead to Feist. Though we don't always like each others influences, we definitely respect them!"

"Two guitars plus a girl with a sweet voice and a guy with some folk-rock riffs up his sleeve equals Baylen, a Pensacola acoustic indie-rock two piece. With their unique and refreshing sound, they're irresistible." - Emily Lullo, Pensacola News Journal

"The music and songwriting by Gallagher and Britnell have a calming, feel-good effect like the brook pictured on its disc cover." -Duwayne Escobedo, In Weekly

"Tanya Gallagher, with a bold voice that could be mistaken for Carrie Underwood..."
-Cynthia Munoz, The Voyager

Baylen's debut album "It's Been So Long" was independently released in November 2007 and is available @ www.baylenmusic.com .

Lyrics

Pendulum - Baylen

Written By: Tanya Gallagher/ Jonathan Britnell

Pendulum
You make the world go round
People dancing to your song
They all eventually slow down
But you keep moving on
You just move along
You keep moving on and on and on

And the pendulum keeps on swinging
The Earth constantly spins
And these two hands are so uneven
The rotation it never ends
It just moves along
You keep moving on and on and on

You meander through the land
Water flowing all around
And your streams go hand and hand
But you never slow down
You just move along
It keeps moving on and on and on

And your ships they never part
From your path everyday
They anchor in your shallow heart
But you always remain
You just move along
You keep moving on and on and on

And sometimes at night
I get lost in my thoughts (yeah, yeah)
And my mind takes flight
And I lose the clock
And the river stops

And I wake up the next morning
Just to find it all again
It comes back with out a warning
I guess it never really ends
It just moves along
It keeps moving on and on and on

Home- Baylen

Written By: Tanya Gallagher/ Jonathan Britnell

Home
Feels like I’ve been gone forever
I’ve been gone so long away from you
But tonight I want to make things right
Just tell me baby everything that I have to do
See I had so much going on then
Felt that I just had to get away
But I revoke all those awful words I spoke
Cause now that I’m here baby all I want to do is stay

And every second brings me closer
Every moment helps me to know
See I’ve realized
I have opened up my eyes to see
That I can go away, but you will always bring me home

And yes I know that you think I’m crazy
And these others would agree
But I took some time and I got you all off my mind
And now that I’m here this is where I want to be
See I thought the world was so different
Turns out that everyone here is just the same
But I faced these facts and I started my way back
And now that I’m here this is where I want to remain

And every second brings me closer
Every moment helps me to know
See I’ve realized
I have opened up my eyes to see
That I can go away, but you will always bring me home

See I’ve been around for a while
Seen all that I can see
Honey, this is true
I’m just so in love with you
Now that I’m here this is where I want to be

Concrete - Baylen

Written By: Tanya Gallagher/ Jonathan Britnell

Concrete
It’s written on my face
It’s written in the news
It’s all over this place
But it hasn’t quite got to you
It’s such a disgrace
Aw the things that we do
We keep building all of these fires
But then forget about their fumes

Concrete all around
Constantly building
If we keep taking from this ground
What will be left when we end?

And it’s such a shame
Aw the way that we live
Man we’re constantly taking
But tell me what can you give?
We start to feel the strain
Of the action here and there
Tell me when will this world
Will they start to care?

Concrete all around
Constantly building
If we keep taking from this ground
What will be left when we end?

We’ve been given this place
But look what we’ve done
We’re all here together now
Burning under the same sun

Concrete all around
Constantly building
If we keep taking from this ground
What will be left when we end?

Get Away - Baylen

Written By: Get Away

Get Away
I’ve got so much on my mind that I’ve got to, got to get away yeah
And I’ve got so much on my mind that I’ve got to, got to get away

I’m just going through the motion
No longer do I feel any emotion
My world begins to fade
It’s such a shame; I’ll never know my potential
And they say in time it will eventually change
But I know it’s just the same so I won’t complain
I won’t complain, I’ll just change my ways

Because I’ve got so much on my mind that I’ve got to, got to get away yeah
And I’ve got so much on my mind that I’ve got to, got to get away

Wouldn’t it be nice, if time would stay?
Wouldn’t it be nice, if we could get away?

Because I’ve got so much on my mind that I’ve got to, got to get away yeah
And I’ve got so much on my mind that I’ve got to, got to get away

Incomplete - Baylen

Written By: Tanya Gallagher/ Jonathan Britnell

Incomplete
This life it gets so crazy
It can be so tough sometimes
Makes it hard to think
When you got love on your mind
So with that I’d done away
And I was all out on my own
And things were going great
Until you came along

And all the words I couldn’t say would come straight out of your mouth
And when I started to get lost, you would make sure that I was found
And when I’m fighting in the waves, you would come and rescue me
You made me understand that I’m completely incomplete

And yes I was a little
A little difficult I know
But my pride was my protection
And I just couldn’t let go
But you were so persistent
You never gave up or gave in
You made letting go so easy
I’d do it all again

And all the words I couldn’t say would come straight out of your mouth
And when I started to get lost, you would make sure that I was found
And when I’m fighting in the waves, you would come and rescue me
You made me understand that I’m completely incomplete

Incomplete
Incomplete

And all the words I couldn’t say would come straight out of your mouth
And when I started to get lost, you would make sure that I was found
And when I’m fighting in the waves, you would come and rescue me
You made me understand that I’m completely incomplete

Slowdown - Baylen

Written By: Tanya Gallagher/ Jonathan Britnell

Slowdown
I just left the station, and I got my fill
Now I’m sitting here behind the steering wheel
Never knowing where I’m going, this road can be so windy and long
And if I stop to ask directions maybe I can find my way back home

But I speed like a devil running
I look for what I know can’t be found
I constantly am going
I think it’s time, maybe time for me to slow back down

And I wasted time, taking time to let go
But what of I’ve forgotten I may never know
Just what it was or how good of a thing, it might have been
And maybe someday if I’m lucky I’ll be blessed enough to see you again

But I speed like a devil running
I look for what I know can’t be found
I constantly am going
I think it’s time, maybe time for me to slow back down

Don't Go - Baylen

Written By: Tanya Gallagher/ Jonathan Britnell

Don’t Go

It’s the best thing in the morning
It’s a high that gets me through my day
But the smoke is gone, and baby so are you
I wish that you’d never ever go away
You’re my drug you captivate me
Oh you run strong through my veins
But every high you know that it has its fall
And my darling you cause me oh’ the sweetest pain

And the rain it falls
To the ground
And I wonder do you miss my love
When I’m not around

And your sea of words they mesmerize me
Oh the sweetest sound I ever did know
But the currents strong and baby I can’t hold on
Oh won’t you come help me love because my darling I’m drowning slow
And I try to think of things to say
Oh, anything to draw you near
But nothing comes
Oh love, not at all
Because we both know without you I just can’t think clear

And the rain it falls
To the ground
And I wonder do you miss my love
When I’m not around

So baby, don’t go, don’t go, don’t go
Now darling don’t you leave me
Don’t go, don’t go, don’t go
Now darling don’t you leave me
Don’t go, don’t go, don’t go
Don’t go, don’t go, don’t go

Discography

"It's Been So Long" - Baylen 2007, Independently Released

Set List

We have about 1.5 to 2 hours worth of original material.
Song Titles:
Pendulum, Get Away, Don't Go, Concrete, Triumphant Mouse, You Are My Sunshine, Incomplete, Shoestring, Beneath the Sea, Home, Slowdown, Other Side, Fooled Again, Waiting, Sunrise