Tim Fagan

Tim Fagan

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“Tim Fagan is a winner.” - John Mayer
Co-Writer w/Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat - "Lucky" (2010 Grammy Award Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals)

Biography

Two years touring the world as music director and lead guitarist for Colbie Caillat have given Tim Fagan a lot to be grateful for. In between the long flights and pre-show warm ups backstage, he wrote several songs with Caillat, including the Jason Mraz duet "Lucky", a 2010 Grammy Winner. "Finishing a song while on the road can be a fun challenge," Fagan says of the effort. "It was like musical ping pong - Jason, Colbie and I sent Garageband mp3s back and forth until all the pieces fell into place." A similar process unfolded in Tim's collaboration with John Mayer on the soulful ballad "Deeper". Mayer published a batch of lyrics, eventually set to music written by Fagan. Upon receiving Tim's finished version of the song, Mayer commented in Esquire magazine, "his composition is a string of events laid out so that there's always something else to look forward to, namely a nice blues-guitar solo at the end." Tim's passion for guitar playing began while growing up in Honolulu, listening to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King and the other blues greats. His savvy guitar work and warm voice support Fagan's eclectic songwriting style, which bears a wide range of comparisons from Paul Simon to Radiohead. Now based in Los Angeles, Tim is preparing to release a new album, and working with other breaking artists and writers through Sony/ATV.

Lyrics

In The Woodshop

Written By: Tim Fagan

Mr. Simonelli has a dead thumb
got it caught in a machine now it's all numb
keep your hands to yourself and your goggles on
stay behind the yellow line when you're waiting to use the saw

Sara made a salt shaker
when it hits the dinner table it'll be a breathtaker
she buffs it up till it shines
Sara's salt shaker looks so much better than mine

in the woodshop
in the woodshop
in the woodshop
you can hear the hammers drop

spread some paper on the table
chew my pencil as I work out the angles
while the cool kids go smoke pot
I guide the blade through the beautiful lines I've drawn

sand the edges of my spice rack
but halfway through I have a heart attack
I glued it together all wrong
so I stole the one that Sara made
and brought it home to my mom

from the woodshop
from the woodshop
in the woodshop
you can hear the hammers drop

I felt so guilty for it
and sure enough I got sick
spent the night up with a bucket by my bed
the doctors blamed something I ate
but I'm convinced that it was fate
just karma for the tears I put on Sara's face

got a lopsided birdhouse
the birds fly in but they can't fly out
well at least this one was mine
been keeping my apron clean and it's about time

Simonelli made the kids scream
put a nail through his thumb and says "I don't feel a thing"
well I guess it's a bit like that
you're gonna be better off if you make it with your own two hands

in the woodshop
in the woodshop
in the woodshop
you can hear the hammers drop


Revolving Door

Written By: Tim Fagan

lead me down the stairs and i can
find my way out from there anywhere don't
tell me you think it's fair i don't care don't
tell me anything if you're scared i don't need it

it's all right it's all right it's all right now i'm fine
i'll never ask for more
one day you'll be where i am right now
in the revolving door

stories were made to end and bend but
you don't have to pretend we're pretending

it's all right it's all right it's all right now i'm fine
i'll never ask for more
one day you'll be where i am right now
in the revolving door
in the revolving door
in the revolving door
round and round we go
round and round we go
round and round we go ooo ooo

it's all right it's all right it's all right now i'm fine
you know i won't ask for more
one day you'll be where i am right now
in the revolving door

It Was Nice To See You Last Night

Written By: Tim Fagan

i don't know what becomes of all the silly things i say
i hope the best stuff gets to you and all the rest just blows away
could the rest just blow away

well it was nice to see you last night i want you to know
i had a funny feeling inside when it was time to go

the rain was coming down the air was cooling
we're two hours into april, who we fooling
well i'm not fooling

it was nice to see you last night i want you to know
i had a funny feeling inside when it was time to go
it was time to go oh oh

my keys are on the table
my phone slid under the bed
my heart is only able
to see what's right in front of it

in front of it
what's right in front of it
in front of it
what's right in front of it

it was nice to see you last night i want you to know
i had a funny feeling inside when it was time to go
i know i take my chances right now laying this down
but there's bigger things to fear in this town
in this town
in this town

Polygraph

Written By: Tim Fagan

as the sun rises I fall asleep
with a fast heart still beating too deep
in a little while i will touch your face
but there's a new girl, she's taken your place

and she's all right for now
her mind is clear as a bell
nobody can tell what went down

i need a polygraph and a pretty light
just to show you that you were there last night
you hear the pitter pat of another boy
who was holding you now he's just a toy
and i don't want to see that smile

i have to say your majesty
won't you pardon me
but i'm not like those guys
i won't follow you through my life
with a bag of crumbs
you threw me one night

and she's all right for now
her mind is clear as a bell
nobody can tell what went down

i need a polygraph and a pretty light
just to show you that you were there last night
you hear the pitter pat of another boy
who was holding you now he's just a toy

could it be i'm imagining the whole thing

i need a polygraph and a pretty light
just to show you that you were there last night
you hear the pitter pat of another boy
who was holding you now he's just a toy

i need a polygraph and a pretty light
just to get you back where you were there last night
when you hear this song you can hum along all night

but i don't want to see that smile

Love Comes Down

Written By: Tim Fagan

my life is in danger
of slipping back where it began
each day in my mirror
i see the same face again
still yearning, still flirting
with what i want but i can't have
one girl who is floating
above my hands

till my love comes down
i'm stuck on the ground
and i won't make a sound
till my love comes down

i roll through your forest
collecting things you left behind
ripped clean through these branches
when you took flight

till my love comes down
i'm stuck on the ground
and i won't make a sound
till my love comes...

falling from heaven
with flowers, oh no
and i'm running to catch you, oh no
so low for my love

till my love comes down
i'm stuck on the ground
and i won't make a sound
till my love comes down

Always

Written By: Tim Fagan

here come the heavy times
without a warning sign
they lay you down so low

i know how bad you want it
i've seen you fighting for this
you can't make it so

if the storm that's passing through
knocks the wind right out of you
and if the heartache's just too hard
your whole world is falling apart

don't forget i'm your friend, always
we'll take on what comes next, always

today without a sound
you crash into the ground
the life you loved is gone

everything's rearranged
it all feels strange
don't know where you belong
but when you think you've reached the end

and it's as bad as it could get
and when the heartache's just to hard
the whole world is pulling you apart

don't forget i'm your friend, always
we'll take on what comes next, always

ahh ahh ahh
ahh ahh ahh
oh oh

don't forget i'm your friend, always
no matter what comes next, always
ohh ohh ohh always

Discography

"Fagan" (2011)
"Moving Fast" (2008)
"Out of the Dark" EP (2006)
"Whirlpool" LP (2004)

Set List

Solo Act setup:
-vocals
-electric baritone guitar
-foot stomp percussion
-loops