Tommy Hinkley

Tommy Hinkley

 London, England, GBR
BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

"Echoes of a gentler Bob Dylan and Ryan Adams and recalls Beatles tunes like "Blackbird." Chart Attack

"Sometimes good records just come clear out of the blue" Bucket Full Of Brains

Biography

Music luxuriating in the strength of strings, plaintive piano and emotive singing. Late 70's Dylan meets Laurel Canyon era Neil Young with shades of Jason Pierce’s mellower soulful Spiritualized explorations creating a perfectly balanced mix.

Lyrics

GOLDEN ARE THE HANDS

Written By: Tom Lammiman Hinkley & Matthew Cousins

Golden Are The Hands

You know I want you
All through
These changes of the heart
So if you get to where you’re going
And find a day
You can call your own

All this love I have to give
Feel you got something left to live for

Tell me why, don’t it make you feel - good
Tell me why, don’t it make you feel - good

You got to make it your own
You got to make it your own
Golden are the hands that will guide you back home

The night fades from blue to black
You just slipped from my mind
To see you now as a child
Maybe you’ll find a day when you’re not alone

So much love don’t you see
Now you’re cold do you think of me

Tell me why, don’t it make you feel - good
Tell me why, don’t it make you feel - good

You got to make it your own
You got to make it your own
Golden are the hands that will guide you back home
Golden are the hands that will find you

EVERYTHING IS LOVE

Written By: Tom Lammiman Hinkley

Everything Is Love

Sun shines through the window that stops the clock
Then I turn to sleep again
Morning mist on my body there are no scars
On my face no marks

Under the eyes
I dread time
Grey like the mist
Like the rest of my life
But I know
That everything is love

My self with no moon or sun
No chemical clock
How many nights before you’ve fallen beside yourself
Searching for the coldest death in town

It’s different this time
Maybe she’ll change her mind
Like on the square and on the hill
She dreads time
But she knows
That everything is love

I believe in the heart of a man
And in his heart he’ll never tell
Gentle whispers call me across to you
Then I turn to sleep again

Under the eyes
I dread time
Grey like the mist
Like the rest of our lives
But we know
That everything is love


GREEN EYED GIRL

Written By: Tom Lammiman Hinkley

Green Eyed Girl

Something about the way she loves me
Everything about the way she cares
Something about the way she moves me
Nothing in the way she knows

Be not so tearful
Well don’t be scared
Something gonna come and ease your mind
Nothing gonna come and hurt you

Don’t kid your love with anger
Be not so…

Green eyed girl, oh my green eyed girl
Love me like no other could
Green eyed girl, with your blue eyed turn
I knew you longer than I could

Night wanders in place of the day
Guess it happens all the time
Sun flowers before the setting sun
For a moment she’d begun

There is always someone to chase you away
Be not so scared
There is a clock that never strikes
Rolling away down your path

Don’t kid your love with anger
Be not so

Green eyed girl, oh my green eyed girl
Love me like no other could
Green eyed girl, with your blue eyed turn
I knew you longer than I should

ONLY YOU

Written By: Tom Lammiman Hinkley

Only You

And I wanna tell ya
I’m land locked till the end
None of my old friends call be up anymore

And I’m through with you
You can’t hold me down
Ain’t no sad luck soul
Broken by his own town

Only you will be there in the end
You’ll cost my heart like no money I can spend
Yes only you

And I wish you were drawn to me
Like you draw on your skin
Black lines and colours
Hide the bones with in (yeah)

Yes only you will be there in the end
You’ll cost my heart like no money I can spend
Yes only you will be there in the end

Forever in darkness
Oh imagine me

Wont you take what you want from me
Oh I’m begging you take what you want from me

IT'S TIME

Written By: Tom Lammiman Hinkley

It’s Time

It’s time to let her in to your heart
A better man would have made a start
It’s time to let her in to your world
She needs it now

Shaded under trees of the heart
You memorize every word
You knew the song before it played out

It’s time (time)
To make a change that counts
Because the hours
Lonely hours just don’t add up any more

And I just can’t find the words

And you know that I don’t blame you
Because I just don’t have it in me
But you say you just can’t lose what you never had

It’s time (time)
To make a change that counts
Because the hours
Lonely hours just don’t add up any more

And I just can’t find the words

It’s time (time)
You’ve got it in your heart

RED THROUGH THE GLASS

Written By: Tom Lammiman Hinkley

Red Through The Glass

There was a kind of parting for you
As your body went from view
Maybe it was the best of my life
But I woudn’t have known it then

That’s when I saw red
Red though the glass
And love made me smile again

We fall into these moments by stairs or by the door
Do we land together or alone
If I gave you the numbers would you call them in order
If I spoke would say my name

And that’s when I imagine the light that you lie under
And love made smile again

Smile again, smile again
Love made me smile again
Who can know, what you can do
When love makes you smile again

You don’t know me but I believe in your beauty
Through the crossed wires of the room

That’s when I saw red
Red though the glass
And love made me smile again

Smile again, smile again
Love made me smile again
Who can know, what you can do
When love makes you smile again

Discography

RAYS OF PALE LIGHT (C) 2010 Super Glad Records/Palomino Songs

Set List

Everything Is Love
Rays Of Pale Light
Only You
Red Through The Glass
Green Eyed Girl
It's Time
Golden Are The Hands
Stay Forever