Tim Wheeler

Tim Wheeler

BandCountryPop

Tim Wheeler is a ASCAP songwriter / composer living in Motown. Tim writes country, pop, CCM, adult contemporary and music for film and television. Tim creates his own demos, from rough tracks to finished soundtracks, making efficient, timely turn-around easy to achieve.

Biography

Born in Detroit, he started writing when he was 15 and moved to Dallas in the 80's and started a recording studio with a friend from college. He got married, had children, and in the late 80's moved back to his childhood stomping grounds where he lives with his wife and 3 children.

Musical influences include George Gershwin, Steely Dan, Al Jarreau, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, and Peter Gabriel.

Lyrics

I Have To Think Of You

Written By: Tim Wheeler

I Have To Think of You
By Tim Wheeler/Donna Galbraith

Got a letter just the other day
Came postage due
From an address up in Thunder Bay
I knew it was you
I was prayin it was junk mail
So I could throw it away

Chorus
Now I have to think of you
Now I have to read your name
Now I have to face the truth
Things will never be the same
No matter where I try to hide
It doesn’t seem a day goes by
That I don’t have to think of you

Ran into Mary at the grocery store
We chatted for a while
A little pick-me-up on aisle four
She always makes me smile
Then she asked how we were doing
I guess I thought she knew

Chorus

Bridge
Maybe I could move to the city or a place I’ve never been
But all I do is close my eyes and you’re in my arms again

Then I have to think of you
I have to face the truth
No matter where I try to hide
It doesn’t seem a day goes by
That something doesn’t make me cry
And I have to think of you
(Tag)
Yeah I think of you
And I cry your name
I have to think of you

Do It Well

Written By: Tim Wheeler

Do It Well
©2001, 2003 Tim Wheeler

Joe stepped out of his run down apartment,
made his way up the crowded street
Punched the clock at the corner market,
Started working in the August heat.
Hours later he was walking home,
Stars were shinin'; he just had to stare
He knew that somehow he was not alone,
and so he whispered to the midnight air
Its my life, and I'll do it well

I'll do it well as I am able
And though my life is far from stable
Until I breathe in my last breath and say farewell
I'll do it well

Ginni's mashing a baked potato,
she wishes that she had one more.
Daughter Rosy's playin' Hi-ho Cherry-o…
Got it spread out on the kitchen floor
When Ginni's husband left them poor and stranded,
She didn't even have time to cry
And though their clothes are worn and second-handed
Their little home is warm and dry
It's our life, and I'll do it well

I'll do it well as I am able
I'll earn the bread, and set the table
I'll teach my daughter how to read and how to spell
And I'll do it well

Life doesn't always turn out just the way we planned it
Everyone's dealt a different hand
Love doesn't always come with candlelight and romance
But hope is revealed through falling sand, through falling sand.

Late December, Joe was at the counter,
filling in for the check-out crew
He heard a noise and he looked down to see her;
It was Rosy…handing him a can of stew
When He looked up and met with Ginni's smile,
something heavy seemed to fall away
And three months later she walked down the aisle,
and he could hardly wait to say…
"I do".
And I'll do it well.

I'll do it well as I am able
And though our lives are far from stable
Until I breathe in my last breath and say farewell

We'll do it well as we are able
We'll set a warm inviting table
Until we breathe in our last breath and say farewell
We'll do it well.

Crimes Against Ohio

Written By: Tim Wheeler & Donna Galbraith

CRIMES AGAINST OHIO
©2006 T. WHEELER/D. GALBRAITH

I’VE BEEN DOING TIME FOR MY ACTIONS LONG AGO
WHEN I PUT THAT MAN INTO AN EARLY GRAVE
THEY SAY I’M ON MY WAY TO REHABILITATION
BUT I MAINTAIN THERE’S LITTLE LEFT TO SAVE
AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

CHORUS
I GOT TWENTY YEARS TO LIFE, FOR CRIMES AGAINST OHIO
AND MANY THOUGHT I SHOULD’VE GOT THE CHAIR
BUT I WAS LIVING IN PRISON BEFORE THE JURY GAVE A VERDICT
SO WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE IF I’M LIVING HERE OR THERE
PAYING FOR MY CRIMES AGAINST OHIO.

V2
MOST LIKELY YOU’LL REFUSE TO OPEN UP THIS LETTER
IF THAT IS WHAT YOU CHOOSE, I’LL UNDERSTAND
I’M SURE YOU WON’T BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY I’VE ALWAYS LOVED YOU
THAT LOSING YOU WAS NOT PART OF THE PLAN
AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

BRIDGE
I’M ASKING YOUR FORGIVENESS, FOR THE KILLING OF YOUR FATHER
BEFORE HE GOT THE CHANCE TO HURT YOU ONE MORE TIME.

CHORUS

Discography

Tim has had cuts with indie artists, and is currently working on two stage musicals. Visit his website for more info, and feel free to contact him if you are interested in performing any of his compositions, or if you would like, have him write a song for your project.

Tim is also very open to considering cowrites.