Tim Mahoney

Tim Mahoney

 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
BandPopAdult Contemporary

soulful pop rock

Biography

Tim Mahoney, Winner of Ray Ban’s ‘Never Hide’ Contest in Partnership With Rolling Stone and Myspace

Tim Mahoney's CD, Stay/Leave, secured his highest profile gig to date. Mahoney was announced as the winner of the Ray-Ban 'Never Hide' music contest in partnership with Myspace.com and Rolling Stone magazine. Mahoney performed pool side at the Rolling Stone magazine 40th Anniversary party at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Mahoney will have a “Never Hide’ photo spread and article in Rolling Stone's November 14 issue.

The Twin Cities ‘ Never Hide’ launch will be November 23 at the Fine Line Music Café.

About Tim Mahoney & Stay/ Leave CD
Stay/Leave reflects the Minneapolis singer/songwriter's commitment to his craft and growth as a musician. Evident through the honest and pensive lyrics, Mahoney¹s latest CD, released in February 2007, reaches a deeper poetic level than his previous recordings. While prior Mahoney albums feature his driving grooves, Stay/Leave marks a change for the songwriter.

The album documents his emotions; serving as a memento of love not quite lost but not let go, either. Stay/Leave is Mahoney's most well produced collection of infectious, radio-ready songs people will sing to in their cars.

Combining a catchy pop/rock sound, bittersweet lyrics and a comfortably raspy voice, Minnesota raised Tim Mahoney etches himself as a mainstay in the Midwest music scene. His 150 shows per year and extensive travels clearly reflect his commitment to music, performance, and his fans.

Mahoney’s commitment and latest CD, Stay/Leave is gaining acclaims; with CD sales reaching six figures, thousands of plays on Twin Cities radio stations, and hundreds of fans singing along to his songs at live shows.

Mahoney signed to Target's Emerging Artist Program. 500 Target Stores throughout 18 states in the Midwest will carry and displaying Mahoney's latest release Stay/Leave. Mahoney is the first unsigned artist asked to be a part of the Target's Emerging Artist program.

Learn more about Tim Mahoney and his shows at timmahoney.com

Publicity: Mike Farley mike@michaeljmedia.com

Lyrics

Theme song

Written By: Tim Mahoney

You’re looking at yourself in the mirror... Seems like that’s all your about... You’re acting like a bitch out of water... You still haven’t figured it out... And what a waste of a pretty face... I can see right through you... A little style, a little grace, it might really do you... (chorus ) Cause your drop dead... But your mislead... Cause your ugly on the inside... Cocaine... Champagne... You’re just looking for a good time... In your head In your head... You ain’t doing nothing wrong... Well maybe this could be your theme song......... You’re kind of like a bad vibration... Nobody wants you around... You’re thinking your the queen of the nightlife... But you’re just a drunk on the town... And what a waste of a pretty face... I can see right through you...... Chorus...... Well maybe this could be your theme song...... Chorus......

LEAVE

Written By: tim Mahoney

Your breakin up time your living a lie
You say that's how it goes
You never felt it inside
Now your holding on tight
To all that you know

Somehow you can't believe it
Someone out there is waiting

(chorus)

Leave you want it no ones ever gonna
Tell you when you can control it
Just leave if your honest
Leave you want it no ones ever gonna tell ya when you should believe it
So leave if your honest

You can't hide or deny
What's building inside the only way that you've known
You're, you,re right on the line
Still your holding on tight
Too afraid to let go
Somehow you can't believe it
Someone out there is waiting

(chorus repeat)

How does this go?
You think I should know

Your breaking up time your living a lie maybe that's how it goes
Now you know

(chorus)

So leave if your honest

what are we waiting for

Written By: tim mahoney

we've been wasting so much time thinking bout the the as they roll by
I think honestly our society is so wrapped up in what we used to be yeah
that we've forgotten who we are

we've been livin out our lives focused on the surface of our pride
theres a part of me with a history to never give a care what a fellow brother sister needs ya
we've got to move along
so dont waste more time

what are we waiting for
what are waiting for
whan all our chips our down there is no score
what are we waiting for

go go

they say we only get one chance
everyone can feel the groove but we dont dance
and we all have dreams that seem out of reach
until we think theres one to overcome then we finally see
that its there in our own hands
so dont waste more time

what are we waiting for
what are we waiting for
when all our chips our down there is no score
what are we wating for
go

dont let the tide slow us down things can change
dont let it all wash away

what are we waiting for
what are we waiting for
when all our chips our down there is no score
what are we waiting for
go

Are You Listening

Written By: Tim Mahoney

All these words I write, I write because I hope one day that you might understand me so I bear my soul on lonely nights on paper talking to you if you let me so I write it down and

tonight my heart is naked and its yours for the taking
Are you listening ? Are you listening now?
Theses words could lead to greatness this love could never hate so are you listening are you listening now?

If we never spoke you still might know what I've been going through and feeling lately talking myself it never works sometimes its easier cause no one gets me so I write it down

tonight my heart is naked its your for the taken
are you listening are you listening now?
these words could lead to greatness this love will never hate

keep you warm in the minnesota snow whisper in your ear so you know

tonight my heart is naked and its yours for the taken
are you listening are you listening now?
theses words could lead to greatness this love could never hate so are you listening are you listening now?

tonight my heart is naked and its yours for the taking are you listening are you listening now?
this heart could lead to madness this love could lead to sadness are you listening are you listening now?

sticks and stones

Written By: tim mahoney/ ric todd

i was wrong there i said it you know it doesnt really make things right can we please just gorget it are you just holding out for spite

all these words we use in anger there so quick to reaarange oh but darlin there is a danger we cant undo what we have changed
CHORUS
and all those sticks and stones baby had i known im going to shut my mouth and turn the other cheek cause darlin dont you know i belong with you and baby you belong to me

i was wrong there i said it sometimes i only think of myself
can we plaese just forget it are just holidin on too tight

all these words we use in anger there so quick to reaarange oh but darlin there is a danger we cant undo what we have

and all those sticks and stones baby had i known im going to shut my mouth and turn the other cheek cause darlin dont you know i belong with you and baby you belong to me

how you can sit here with you conscience clear wrcking ball hits my heart and your word hit home like a million stones your tearin me apart

nd all those sticks and stones baby had i known im going to shut my mouth and turn the other cheek cause darlin dont you know i belong with you and baby you belong to me

One last time

Written By: time

we had our doubts but everything gets clearer if you hold on for awhile lets not pretend that we fight for freedom this battle was won and lost many times maybe weve been throwing our own shadows and maybe its about time

chorus
weve been broke up mixed up wasting our time
waitin on the other to knock us in line
we depend on each other
weve been choked up messed up barely breathin
but get through every night lets make this our one last time
to get it right baby

well you showed up in that dirty old ford truck picked me up in your arms
when we had our doubts everything seemed clearer when i just see you smile
maybe weve been throwing our own shadows and maybe its about time

weve been broke up mixed up wasting our time
waitin on the other to knock us in line
we depend on each other
weve been choked up messed up barely breathin
but get through every night lets make this our one last time
to get it right baby

everynow and then my heart gets twisted but i get back on this horse .. dont want lose you anymore

weve been broke up mixed up wasting our time
waitin on the other to knock us in line
we depend on each other
weve been choked up messed up barely breathin
but get through every night lets make this our one last time
to get it right baby

Christmas in the fall

Written By: tim mahoney

we get so lost baby thats a fact we cant find our own theres no turnin back nothin we say will break this fall we can make it through it all

dont worry about this the we can have what we want
theres something in the air tonight

im screaming out waiting for the snow and i need you now and in my head the bells are ringing loud
we dont even have to wait the lights make sense of it all
christmas in the fall

so much to do baby dont let go we got fire inside our souls
this year wont be the same as the last we'll shine from all our pasts
dont worry about this we have all we want just listen hold tight

the waiting is the hardest part

chorus out

Discography

Tim Mahoney Stay/Leave 2007

Set List

i do a few covers i normally play two one hour sets see my itunes catalog or check www.timmahoney.com