Tim and the 23s

Tim and the 23s

 San Diego, California, USA
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Tim and the 23s is a Rock n' Roll Band from San Diego. They've played numerous clubs on the east and west coasts. Tim and the 23s is always booking new gigs, and playing somewhere.

Biography

Formed in 2006 by Philadelphia transplant and front man Tim Malley, San Diego based
rock n’ roll trio Tim and the 23s has been paying their dues on the road and in local clubs
laying down they’re gritty style of riff filled, story laden, sometimes Americana infused homegrown rock. Inspired by classic artists such as Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones as well as more contemporary acts like Wilco and Ween, the band’s style has deep roots while continuing to grow into something exciting and new.

Since the release of the band’s first self-titled album in 2006, they have been playing shows regularly in their hometown as well as visiting other major cities such as Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle. The band has toured western United States visiting great venues in cities like Portland, Berkeley, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Tim and the 23s are currently working on their third, yet to be titled, release.

Lyrics

Been To California

Written By: Malley

I’ve been to Miami, I’ve been to Maine,
I’ve been to California, and I’ve been to Spain
I’ve slept in train stations, I’ve slept in the park
I’ve slept under bridges, I’m not afraid of the dark
I bought reefer on the beach, I bought hash in the street
I bought your lies in the Texas heat.
I needed some help, I needed a friend
I needed some money, you said you had nothing to lend

I’ve said some things I regret, I’ve taken losing bets
I’ve had heat my house with my own blood and my sweat
I’ve talked with some scholars, and I’ve talked with some bums
About latter day saints, Man I thought I was one.
I’ve taken candy from strangers, I’ve taken the bus
I’ve taken some things I’d rather not discuss
At them late night parties, that late night sex
Those late night pills, man I was a mess

I’m trying to find the break in the line where my train fell off the tracks
All of the signs seem to point to the time where chose luck over cold hard facts
I didn’t want it to be this way, raising skeletons from the past
When I left you behind I was hoping to find something better, something to last

I don’t drive a Mercedes, I don’t need a shrink
I don’t need ice or a mixer when I’m ready to drink
Been shot down by women, shot straight through the heart
After shots of whiskey down at the bar
I can’t change the weather, I can’t end any wars
I’ve tried so many times, I can’t take anymore.
I’m begging for reason, I’m begging for dough
I’m begging for answers that nobody knows

I’m trying to find the break in the line where my train fell off the tracks
All of the signs seem to point to the time where chose luck over cold hard facts
I didn’t want it to be this way, raising skeletons from the past
When I left you behind I was hoping to find something better, something to last

I was a mess… I was a mess… I was a mess… I was a mess

Find Out

Written By: Malley

Aiding and abetting is a one way street, you may as well have done the crime
You’re tossing and turning and talking in your sleep, scared of doing the time
Now the DA’s knocking at your door, asking where you were the night before
Your hands fill with sweat and words you regret, start pouring out of you mouth

You say:
Find out what you want
Find out what you need
Find out everything that you can
But don’t tell them that you heard it from me

Now Johnny’s got a wrap, because you couldn’t shut your trap
His boys are looking for you
Now they’ve got him under the light, and read him his Miranda Rights
And he starts singing to the boys in blue

He says:
Find out what you want
Find out what you need
Find out everything that you can
But don’t tell them that you heard it from me

Stoolpigeons sitting on a live wire
Not listening, because the fuzz
Is offering a deal, that’ll blow your appeal
Once your trials brought before the judge

Find out what you want
Find out what you need
Find out everything that you can
But don’t tell them that you heard it from me
Don’t tell them that you heard if form me

Gotta Go To Work

Written By: Evans, Malley

I sat up in the morning and wipe the crust from eyes
I sat up in the morning and realized my dreams were lies
It’s a five-day cycle, enchained by the card I punch
It’s a five-day cycle, raging at the rush-hour crunch

Well, I’ve gotta do this shit, like everyday
I’ve gotta go to work, I’ve got bills to pay
Mountains of debt, won’t let me forget
I’ll be working till my grave

There’s not enough time to quite these thoughts in my mind
No, there’s not enough time, to sit and enjoy my prime
Winter, fall, and spring, the days melt into the night
Summer, fall, and spring, steady as a pilot light

Well, I’ve gotta do this shit, like everyday
I’ve gotta go to work, I’ve got bills to pay
Mountains of debt, won’t let me forget
I’ll be working till my grave

I’ve got this guitar, with dead skin on strings
A woman, a band, I use for sharing my love
But still I can’t sleep.

Well, I’ve gotta do this shit, like everyday
I’ve gotta go to work, I’ve got bills to pay
Mountains of debt, won’t let me forget
I’ll be working till my grave

I’ve got this guitar, with dead skin on strings
A woman, a band, I use for sharing my love
But still I can’t sleep.

Discography

Tim Malley, "Tim and the 23s"
Tim and the 23s, "Dislocated"

Set List

Tim and the 23s set list can vary from 30 minutes to 3 1/2 hours, depending on what is needed to fill the night. They play anywhere from 100% original music to about 1/3 covers.