Takes Time

by Jim Guthrie

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Asher I love the composition, Jim's voice, and the memorable parts of each song that leave me humming it all day. Favorite track: Difference a Day Makes.
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Braulio Rivas I met Jim Guthrie by Indie Game the Movie and Now, More Than Ever. And now is Takes Time. I don't know, guys, I think Jim managed to craft an album really different to all the things he has made, but at the same time to create it with his awesome Jimguthriean seal that's present in all his albums! I love it. Favorite track: Before and After.
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Sudaksis Jim (and friends) never cease to amaze me. This album in particular has a sense of authenticity and focus that is hard to find. There is never a bad time to set this one on play. <3 Favorite track: Don't Be Torn.
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1.
Taking My Time Is it love? Is it love From the mud below To the sky above? And if it is or if it was It ain't for nothing or just because An irreversible thang Hold tight Hold tight to the horse's mane Another song sung sweetly Another night so cold Might make my love seem thrifty Ah but I'm already sold And if it's making you misty Then I trust it's gutsy Or wait It must be just the wine An unexplainable thing I'll have to change to stay the same Just like this bottle of wine It's gonna take time No doubt Give and take my own advice Until my demise And live out the rest of my days Taking my time An undisputable thang An unavoidable thing Please don't make me explain
2.
Difference A Day Makes Oh the difference a day makes The kettle's on and my heart breaks I didn't mean to doubt you I just figured it out Oh the difference a day makes Oh the difference a day makes Flock scatters the earth shakes 10 billion people are dreaming While floating through space Oh and we're just out walking Laughing and talking About the difference a day makes So don't think twice Just lie down in the light that has found you ‘Cause the dark will come And swallow up the sun that hangs above you Tonight the stars are coming out
3.
Before and After Tape over tape And over time Before and after is on my mind It's not hard Letting go But it's hard Even so And you say ‘Come here and sit down Don't try to own it all’ Debate its weight Into decline Before and after seems less defined It's not hard Stealing woe But it's hard Stealing the show And you say ‘Come here and sit down Don't try to figure it out” And when I'm hard, jaded and stark Naked let's face it, I'm falling apart I know I know I know I should know better And you say ‘Come here and sit down Don't try to figure it out’
4.
Never Poor 04:20
Never Poor I am a wealthy man But I'm in debt So death to all my idle hands Not dead yet So bring the noise and rest assured Never Poor Late last night Now we're on the mend Lost the plot You don't get change From the time you spend We sure spent a lot Don't need to chase it anymore Never poor So eat drink sing melody Don't be so angst-y Know that you'll never have more Might get what you ask for Just know that you're never poor Woke last night from the strangest dream Heart beating fast Ran outta time making time machines Time won't last It leaves in the night out our back door But we're never sure So eat drink sing melody Don't be so angst-y Know that you'll never have more Might get what we ask for Just know that you're never poor It's you I adore I know that I'm never poor
5.
The Rest Has Yet To Come Make me something Put it on the marquee A leprechaun dancing Whatever strikes yer fancy Then we'll throw it in the fire pit Then we'll sit next to it It's our trophy with a phobia Or is it good will haunting? And you said ‘The rest is yet to come’ I said ‘Don't you mean the best?’ You said ‘We're making a huge mess’ Won't lay down Won't confess All burnt out and won't succumb Ah but the rest has yet to come Make me something Put it in the backseat Then drive me crazy Then call it ‘new wave-y?’ So futuristically out of date But if it takes time it's never late Fire all the hired guns I know I'm not the only one The rest has yet to come
6.
Bring On The Night Drawn into this mystery Another sunset Heartbeat Let darkness wash over me Starry wonder Beauty Try to find you Again Close by Moon sky Comes back to you Anticipation grows as the day turns tomorrow Into the great unknown Get lost when the sun don't shine What's yours What's mine Find out what we already knew We like darkness - dark blue
7.
Don't be Torn Don't be torn You feel a change in the air But you can't see the storm Stay close stay warm So I'll remain You've been warned Don't be torn I just want to be your snail Stay close stay warm So I'll remain You've been warned I've tried to move around Go underground Here's what I found It takes heart To fall apart Start from the start Hear no sound ‘Cause every time I try to think A ship sets sail I fear might sink So I redefine what's in decline And paper floods with ink Don’t be torn (Be assertive) So let's dance Let's begin to map the winds Of what has and has been And never bother to turn around Don't look back now Or take any bows Just carry on Hands hide from hearts Hide from hands What they know No Don't be torn So maybe next time won't come so suddenly In my mind It’s already next time Suddenly….
8.
The Sound Of Wanting More Strange days are here again So this one's from the heart Let's get those old boys outta here Before this gets dark Trash talking what they think it takes Echoes in rooms where you lie awake Strange ways New aches As the radio drones It's just the sound of wanting more Don't even know what you came here for But it's so loud that you can't ignore That's just the sound of wanting more Strange days are gone again Or so it seems in dreams Just gotta get out of Baltimore Ride the laser beam It's just the sound of wanting more Don't even know what you came here for But it's so loud that you can't ignore That's just the sound of wanting more So if I don't come back this way Leave well alone Just burn the piano And kill the radio drone
9.
Like a Lake 03:04
Like A Lake I woke up and on the wall I saw light It looked just like a lake But it scared me I don't know why And as I stared I saw things And it changed me But something wasn't right With the light Was I still dreaming? So I got up and I walked over to this lake And I saw people on the other side It wasn't hard to tell They didn't look all that well So I called out ‘cause I thought I could help But no one had eyes So they couldn't see that no one had ears So they couldn't hear me Then I felt the earth quake As a voice from the lake Spoke these words and it instantly calmed me ‘I hear you call’ Do do do do do do ‘I hear them all’ Do do do do do do Then it said ‘Life, she is a mystery And there's more to all of this that she ain't telling me So tonight it's like a lake Sit so still and pretty makes your heart ache But these days don't it all just make yer heart ache’
10.
Wish I Were You Throw it out It's lost its shape In need of repair No time for escape But leave no doubt There's a light to be seen It's coming over the hill Somebody screamed We never knew And we still don't Is it true? Wish I were you Somebody screamed, ‘I wish I were you’ So hear me out Don't mean to sound cute But sometimes yer drunk boy And sometimes you puke But leave no doubt There's a light to be seen It's coming over the hill Somebody screamed We never knew And we still don't Is it true? Wish I were you Somebody scream, ‘I wish I were you’ If we do nothing There's nothing left to do Wish I were you Somebody scream “I wish I were you” Somebody scream ‘In my time of lying’ You're talking to a ghost The ghosts are all around They're everywhere you look The ghosts they write the book Somebody screamed You're talking to a ghost Who says ‘I wish I were you Cause then I'd get back To the land of living And fix all this crazy shit’
11.
Turn Me On 02:31
Like a flower waiting to bloom Like a light bulb in a dark room I am sitting here waiting for you to come home and turn me on Like the desert waiting for rain Like a school kid waiting for spring I am sitting here waiting for you to come back home and turn me on My poor heart, it's been so dark Since you've been gone After all you're the one who turned me off Now you're the only one that can turn me back on My hi-fi's waiting for a new tune And my glass is waiting for some fresh ice-cubes I'm just sitting here waiting for you to come on Back home and turn me on

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released May 7, 2013

Takes Time 2013
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Music and words by Jim Guthrie except for “Turn Me On” (John D Loudermilk)
Additional lyrical consultation by Samir Khan on “The Sound Of Wanting More”
Musical intro for “Never Poor” written and arranged by JJ Ipsen

Recorded by Mark Lawson and Jim Guthrie, 2007-2012
Violins on “Wish I Were You” recorded by Owen Pallet
Intro on “Never Poor” and horns on “Before and After” recorded by Andy Magoffin
Mixed by Justin Nace (@justinshanenace)
Additional mixing by Jim Guthrie
Mastered by Andy Magoffin at the House of Miracles (thetwominutemiracles.com)
Artwork and layout by Cory Schmitz (@CorySchmitz coryschmitz.com)  
Professionally Sequenced by Kristian Galberg
This album is best served on a good pair of headphones

This record was made with support from the Ontario Arts Council.

Difference a Day Makes
Jim Guthrie - guitars, vocals, keys
Evan Clarke - drums
Simon Osborne - bass
Shaw-Han Liem - piano
Philippe Custeau - pedal steel
Seb and Alex Chow - Strings

Before and After
Jim Guthrie - guitars, vocals, keys
Evan Clarke - drums
Simon Osborne - bass
Shaw-Han Liem - piano
Randy Lee - strings
Andy Magoffin - brass
JJ Ipsen - brass arrangement
Tim Kingsbury - guitar

Taking My Time
Jim Guthrie - guitars, vocals, synth, drums
Evan Clarke - drums
Shaw-Han Liem - piano, celesta
Jeremy Strachan - woodwinds

Don't be Torn
Jim Guthrie - guitars, vocals
Evan Clarke - drums
Simon Osborne - bass
Shaw-Han Liem - piano
Jeremy Strachan - flute
Nicolas Buligan - horns
Jordan Howard - guitar solo!
Cheerleaders - Regan Clarke, Pauline Craig, Liz Forsberg, Magali Meagher, Peggy Messing, Teresa Morrow, Kristy Simpson

Never Poor
Jim Guthrie - guitars, vocals, synth
Evan Clarke - drums
Simon Osborne - bass
Shaw-Han Liem - piano
JJ Ipsen - additional piano, bass clarinet
Andy Magoffin - horn on intro

The Rest Has Yet To Come
Jim Guthrie - guitars, vocals, keys, bass, synths, samples
Evan Clarke - drums
Randy Lee - strings

The Sound of Wanting More
Jim Guthrie - guitars, vocals, keys, bass, synths
Evan Clarke - drums
Randy Lee - strings

Wish I Were You
Jim Guthrie - guitars, vocals
Evan Clarke - drums
Simon Osborne - bass
Shaw-Han Liem - piano, synth
Owen Pallet - violins and arrangement
Mike Olsen - cello
Philippe Custeau - pedal steel

Bring on the Night
Jim Guthrie - guitar, vocals, synths, bass, shakers, hats
Nicolas Buligan - trumpet solo
JJ Ipsen - editing, moral support

Like a Lake
Jim Guthrie - guitars, synths, bass, celesta, harpsichord, drums, claps
Seb and Alex Chow - strings
Jeremy Strachan - woodwinds

Turn Me On
Jim Guthrie - guitar, vocals, synth, percussion
Shaw-Han Liem - piano
Evan Clarke - hi-hats

A huge, heartfelt thank you to so many people over the years. Much advice and words of encouragement were given while making this record. You are the only reason this record exists so thank you, thank you, thank you.

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