Tommy Simmons

Tommy Simmons

 Seattle, Washington, USA
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Fueled by his soulful voice and uplifting songwriting, Tommy Simmons is building a buzz around the nation. Molded in the likes of Mayer and Mraz, the young songwriter independently released his debut album "Someway, Somehow" this summer, which hit the top 15 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts.

Biography

The city of Seattle, WA has long been considered a hot-bed of musical talent. Tommy Simmons has only strengthened this perception. Fueled by his soulful voice, up-lifting songwriting, and dynamic stage presence, the singer-songwriter has built a buzz that is breaking the borders of the Pacific Northwest and beginning to reverberate around the nation, and beyond. Simmons plans to hit the road this fall to support the independent release of his debut full length "Someway, Somehow," which debuted in the top 15 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts and has earned rave reviews around the country.

Lyrics

Joseph

Written By: Tommy Simmons

V1
A ghost lives right above my room,
and I can hear him sing the blues
He stays up late and sleeps till noon,
and sings me all his favorite tunes

CH1
I named him Joseph, I don't know why
I guess he just seemed like a Joseph kind of guy

V2
He's always singing out of key,
and keeps an awfully choppy beat
He never visits me downstairs,
I 'spose he might just be too scared

CH2
And I named him Joseph, I don't know why
I guess he just seemed like a Joseph kind of guy
He must be lonesome, I do assume
I wish I could free his lonely spirit from that room

Bridge
And we sing... do do do do do do
...I'm not afraid of you

CH3
And I named him Joseph, I don't know why
I guess he just seemed like a Joseph kind of guy
He must be lonesome, I do assume
I wish I could free his lonely spirit from that room

I named him Joseph,
I named him Joseph,
I named him Joseph, I don't know why
I guess he just seemed like a Joseph kind of guy

Someway, Somehow

Written By: Tommy Simmons

V1
It's obvious that it's a mess but we can work it out,
We've got to find a way someway, somehow
And this is quite the hole that we dug ourselves into,
We can't just fill it in with just one scoop

Pre-CH1
And these times are tumultuous but,
It's time to open up our eyes

CH1
It makes me so frustrated,
How we often underestimate
What we could do with just a little peace
Or maybe we're just jaded,
It's possible we've overstayed
Our welcome here amongst the human race

V2
And if you aren't a part of the solution,
then you're just a problem too
So take your finger, point it right back at you
And this is quite the mess that we got ourselves into
We can't just sweep it up with just one swoop

Pre-CH2
And these crimes are preposterous but,
We still plead our innocence

CH2
If we communicated
Got everybody on the same page
We would see the chaos that we chose
We'd see it's all related
The statistics clearly correlate
The proof is there, it's right beneath our nose

Bridge
And these times, are tumultuous
And these crimes, are preposterous
It's time for us to open up
It's time for us to open up our eyes

CH3
It makes me so frustrated,
How we often underestimate
What we could do with just a little peace
Or maybe we're just jaded,
It's possible we've overstayed
Our welcome here amongst the human race

It's obvious that it's a mess but we can work it out,
We've got to find a way someway, somehow.

Potential

Written By: Tommy Simmons

V1
Oh baby I'm just a lump of coal,
But one day I'm gonna be a diamond,
I need some faith from you

I may be just a little dull,
But one day I'm gonna be a shinin'
I need some faith from you

CH1
I know I have my flaws,
But the last guy that was perfect
Died upon the cross,
Baby I got potential...
And that's more than I can say for you,
It's more than I can say for you

V2
Oh baby I'm just a lump of coal,
But one day I'm gonna be a diamond,
I need to break from you

I'm just a caterpillar,
But one day I'll be butterflyin'
I need to break your cacoon

CH2
I know I have my flaws,
If you just looks past the surface
You'll see that I'm a worthy cause,
I just haven't reached my potential...
That's more than I can say for you,
It's more than I can say for you

It's more than I can say for you
It's more than I can say for you
It's more than I can say for you
It's more than I can say for you

Got You By the Soul

Written By: Tommy Simmons

V1
Feel it in your bones I know you,
Feel them familiar tones
come in your ear,
And take away all of your fear

One thing you gotta know that all those,
Gimmicks are for show
This is for real,
Now show 'em you've got the skills.

It's your time to shine,
Just close your eyes...

V2
She's the only one that's never
Left you all alone,
When you need a friend
She'll be there until the end.

So get up on the stage and play they'll
See it in your face,
This is your dream
Now make it reality

It's your time to shine,
Just close your eyes.

V3
It's got you by the soul don't fight it,
Let it take control just sing 'till,
'Till your lungs explode you might die,
But at least you know that you tried

C'mon boy,
You know it's worth a shot,
So just get up on that mic,
And give it everything you got,

And just real quick,
Let's get the crowd into it,
A get 'em on their feet,
A get 'em on their feet,
A get 'em on their feet,
Then knock 'em off their feet.

Breakdown
So get your hands clappin'
Get your toes tappin'
Your fingers snappin'
Do whatever you got to do,
To let the music take control of you

So get your heart thumpin'
Get your blood pumpin'
Just do somethin'
Do whatever you got to do,
To let the music take control of you

Got you by the soul don't fight it
Got you by the soul don't fight it
Let it take control don't fight it
Got you by the soul don't fight it

Got you by the soul don't fight it
Got you by the soul don't fight it
Let it take control don't fight it
Got you by the soul don't fight it

San Diego

Written By: Tommy Simmons

V1
Made a mix tape for the road
Music up and windows low
Try to ease my troubled soul
On the drive to San Diego

PRE-CH1
Familiar songs start their repair
While takings breaths of salty air

V2
I've seen fire and I've seen rain
After time they become the same things
Try to weather this storm
Grab on tight and just hold on to me

PRE-CH2
Cuz failure's never been a choice
And now I'm singing out my voice

CH
I'm seeking shelter in the sounds
That's never let me down
A lonely claim to make

I'm taking refuge in a friend
Who reminds me once again
I'll bend but never break

Made a mix tape for the road
On the drive to San Diego

Time and a Bottle of Wine

Written By: Tommy Simmons

V1
Baby we got time and this bottle of wine
Let's drink our inhibitions all to rest now yea.
I got things to get off of my chest.

Every single sip will loosen my lips
The combination kills me, your hips, that dress yea.
The time has come for me to just confess

PRE-CH1
I can't seem to get you off my mind,
All my caution, I'm leaving all behind

V2
I know that you've been burned but so have I
Let's put our patched up hearts both to the test yea
My intentions aren't like all the rest

I will be your knight in shining armor
I'll slay a million dragons, they won't harm you no
You can be my damsel in distress

PRE-CH2
I can't seem to get you off my mind,
All my caution, I'm leaving all behind

CH
Everything you need and more is all I want to be
Feel the chemistry is leaving me so defenseless now
I can't seem, to get you off my mind
All my caution, I'm leaving all behind

Velocity

Written By: Tommy Simmons

V1
Baby your a stranger
I don't even know you anymore
You think you're so clever
What kind of fool do you take me for?
Honey you don't know that I've got spies
I got hounds to sniff out all your lies
So go run and hide

PRE-CH1
Honey, I know you've got answers
That you never tell
So keep your secrets to yourself

V2
Honey we were dancin'
But that two-step turned into a race
You're ballroom shoes girl
Are now kickin' dust up in my face
Honey you don't know that I've got speed
Girl these legs got some real velocity
So go run from me

PRE-CH2
Honey, I know you've got answers
That you never tell
So keep your secrets to yourself

CH1
Can you feel me chasing on your heels?
I'm gaining ground on you
And I'm bound to catch up soon
Maybe I'm just a little crazy too
But not like you, no girl not like you

CH2
CH1
Can you feel me chasing on your heels?
I'm gaining ground on you
And I'm bound to catch up soon
Maybe I'm just a little crazy too
But not like you, no girl not like you

The Line Between Fun and Danger

Written By: Tommy Simmons

V1
I've been shooting from the hip
Dueling outlaws for the fun of it
No second thoughts of the chance that I won't win

I've been driving fast at night
Just a blur under the city lights
The line between fun and danger's oh so thin

CH1
Maybe I'm the one who's lost
Knew the way but I forgot
I'll find my way back home, my way back home

V2
I've been swimming out to sea
Letting waves crash right on over me
No thoughts of what might be lurking underneath

I've been living recklessly
Showing just how weak my soul can be
Testing limits I hope I never reach

CH2
Maybe I'm the one who's wrong
Been so foolish along

Maybe I'm the one who's lost
Knew the way but I forgot
I'll find my way back home

BRIDGE
Play with fire you will get burnt
You will look back and wish you weren't
So foolish to think you're invincible

CH3
Maybe I'm the one who's wrong
Been so foolish along

Maybe I'm the one who's lost
Knew the way but I forgot
Knew the way but I forgot
Knew the way but I forgot
I'll find my way back home

V1
I've been shooting from the hip
Dueling outlaws for the fun of it
No second thoughts of the chance that I won't win

I've been driving fast at night
Just a blur under the city lights
The line between fun and danger's oh so thin

CH1
Maybe I'm the one who's lost
Knew the way but I forgot
I'll find my way back home, my way back home

V2
I've been swimming out to sea
Letting waves crash right on over me
No thoughts of what might be lurking underneath

I've been living recklessly
Showing just how weak my soul can be
Testing limits I hope I never reach

CH2
Maybe I'm the one who's wrong
Been so foolish along

Maybe I'm the one who's lost
Knew the way but I forgot
I'll find my way back home

Play with fire you will get burnt
You will look back and wish you weren't
So foolish to think you're invincible

Catch My Breath

Written By: Tommy Simmons

V1
Just recently it seems to be
My lungs aren't working properly
They're filled to the brim with oxygen
But I'm still falling to my knees

CH1
Cuz I can't seem to catch my breath around you
I'm inching closer to my death
So put your lips to mine, and breath a little life
You can be my medic for tonight
Tonight...

V2
This malady, It's a mystery
But I can't seem to shake it
And my heart is beating rapidly
From fear that you might break it

CH2
Cuz I can't seem to catch my breath around you
I felt it first when our eyes met
So put your lips to mine
And breath a little life
You can be my medic for tonight

BRIDGE
Cuz I can't seem to catch my breath
Cuz I can't seem to catch my breath
Cuz I can't seem to catch my breath

CH3
So put your lips to mine, and breath a little life
You can be my medic for tonight
You can be my medic for tonight

Sing With Me

Written By: Tommy Simmons

V1
I wish you were a song
Oh what a perfect composition you would make
I'd scream you to the world
At the top of my lungs

And they would sing along
Mesmerized by all your flawless lyrics
And your catchy hooks would captivate their hearts

CH1
Each verse is better than the first
And your chorus is so sweet
Nearly knocks me off my feet

All your rhymes will stand the test of time
They'll be ringin in my head
Can we make this a duet?

Come sing with me
Come sing with me

V2
Can you feel my heart?
It's beating at the pace of sixteenth notes
With a quarter rest lodged somewhere in between

Girl you know we go together
So perfectly just like harmony
Sung by choruses of angels up above

CH2
Your grace, is dancing on my tongue
And your beauty's on my lips
Come on over get a taste of it

Your love, has all but filled my lungs
I wanna scream it in your ear
And shout it out for all the world to hear

BRIDGE
I would try to put your beauty down on paper
But I fear I would fail you
I guess I lack the eloquence of a poet with this pen

You're so damn unpredictable
Confined to not a single genre
So let me change it up now...

BREAKDOWN
So you lay down that reggae beat
I'll play a little diddy in the key of G
Together we'll make a little tune so sweet
It'll give the tooth fairy cavities

I know that I could never ever do you justice
I'll just do my best I guess
Cuz my best is all I have to give to you

Discography

"Someway, Somehow" - June, 1st 2012