Hammer And Nail

by Robert Taira Wilson

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released January 1, 2015

guitar and vocals: robert taira wilson
double bass: robyn hemmings
drums: andrea d'ostuni
piano: andre dimuzio

recording engineer: jim macrae
mixing, mastering: robyn hemmings

photography: talya jacoby
cover art: thom penn.

all songs written by robert taira wilson

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Robert Taira Wilson London, UK

It's not folk, not alternate, not jazz, classical or world music. It's not rock or pop but it takes inspiration from all these styles to create something new. Debut album 'Nail and Hammer' was recorded in London and was released on 1st January 2015.

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Track Name: Forget Me Not
The story started long ago
With one frame down two more to go
With a piece that engulfs the whole,
and leaves a hungry heart in a concrete bowl
Look at her as she waits for him but he never will
So she knows she's alone with the crows

Forget you all bar two
That's me and you, forget you too
Forget you all bar two
That's me and you, forget you

The older I get the better I was
Torn across between two neighbours that wont let me in
Woman wait to be taken out
That's because you've turned your self into a rusty thing
Turn your self in to a pin, get stuck right in
You're so small they hardly feel a thing

Forget you all bar two
That's me and you, forget you too
Forget you all bar two
That's me and you, forget you too

Oh oh, forget me not
Oh oh, forget me not
Oh oh, forget me

The story started long ago
With one frame down two more to go
With a piece that engulfs the whole,
and leaves a hungry heart in a concrete bowl
Look at her as she waits for me but I never will
So she knows she's alone with the crows

Forget you all bar two
That's me and you, forget you too
Forget you all bar two
That's me and you, forget you too

Oh oh, forget me not
Oh oh, forget me not
Oh oh, forget me
Oh oh, forget me
Track Name: Pictorial Place
On a 787 stretching my legs down the aisle
I feel happy again, going seven thousand miles
Away from my home town, isn't everybody's wish
But it feels good on the other side, I cant think of anything I miss

But it's a depressing thought that you're never out of skype's reach
And the Osaka heat is better than the same old same
And even if the truth detects me, I'll follow the river if it lets me
I will push on through, I've got everywhere to go

This pictorial place is not mine
This pictorial place..

Is a land that's not mine but I feel comfortable,
I dress and undress
In a place that's not mine I feel comfortable
I work and I rest
And you can look at all my pictures and get all the wrong ideas,
And make up your own stories, that have nothing to do with me.
I'm in a place that's not mine, and I feel comfortable

And even if the truth dejects me i will push on through

And out in the suburbs where all the people live
So many lives to be lived, reminds me that the world is still big

But it's a depressing thought that you're never out of skype's reach
And the Osaka heat is better than the same old same
And even if the truth detects me, I'll follow the river while it lets me
I will push on through, I've got everywhere to go

This pictorial place is not mine
This pictorial place..

Is a land that's not mine but i feel comfortable,
I dress and undress
In a place that's not mine I feel comfortable
I work and I rest
And you can look at all my pictures and get all the wrong ideas,
And make up your own stories, that have nothing to do with me.
I'm in a land that's not mine, and I feel comfortable

(repeat last section)
Track Name: Off Guard
There's a hand that pulls me through
The plants upon my windowsill
It drags me back to earth
Amongst the textures that I never seem to feel

It catches me off guard
Just as I'm prepared to listen
It speaks of colour and tone
Now I know what I've been missing

Someone tell me why I never saw any of this before

The grass is glowing an illuminos green
The world passes by as I'm sitting here
The fox climbing over the rocks
It's warm and I'm staying here

It catches me off guard
Just as I'm prepared to listen
It speaks of colour and tone
Now I know what I've been missing

Someone tell me why I never saw any of this before
Someone tell me why I never saw any of this before

Where do I begin?
I don't know a thing about this mess that I'm living in
Where do I begin?
I don't know a thing about this mess that I'm living in

When I need rescuing let me in
Show me my dullness take it all, take it all from me
When the tune is clear it rings in my ear
Can you hear me sing, go on then

It catches me off guard
Just as I'm prepared to listen
It speaks of colour and tone
Now I know what I've been missing

Someone tell me why I never saw any of this before
Someone tell me why I never saw any of this before
Track Name: More Too
It's all very disappointing
There's more to life than tormenting your self
All we've got is this poor candle of reason
Looking forty one's not so bad when you're forty one
Step back, you've got the face you deserve
And that's the peddle stall we've acquired so quietly

It's all very disappointing
There's more to life than tormenting
It's all very disappointing
There's more to life than tormenting, tormenting yourself

Don't hold me back is pointless
When i sleep i sleep alone
Don't hold me back its pointless
When I fall I fall alone.

It's all very disappointing
There's more to life than having fun it's true
but even bush men have their bush man brew
Looking fifty two's not so bad when you're fifty two
Step back, you've got the body you deserve
And that's the peddle stall we've acquired so quietly

It's all very disappointing
There's more to life than tormenting
It's all very disappointing
There's more to life than tormenting, tormenting yourself

And I said don't hold me back is pointless
When i sleep i sleep alone
Don't hold me back its pointless
When I fall I fall alone, alone, alone, alone.
Track Name: Under Magnolia
Across the Tumen, against the current.
Reach my haven, no more gunmen.
And they say that there’s hope in one or two getting through.

Where’s my culture? Where’s my people?
What I lost just to get a view of
And they say that there’s hope in one or two getting through.

Now that I’ve heard the stories,
I can’t tolerate it anymore.
I don't know what I think about it anymore.

Under magnolia don’t wake up too late.
Under magnolia don’t wake up too soon.

Across the Tumen into china
Reach the wire, right behind ya
And they say that there’s hope in one or two getting through

Now that I’ve heard the stories,
I can’t tolerate it anymore.
I don't know what I think about it anymore.

Under magnolia don’t wake up too late.
Under magnolia don’t wake up too soon.

Now that I’ve heard the stories
I can’t tolerate it anymore
I don't know what I think about it anymore

Under magnolia don’t wake up too soon
Under magnolia don’t wake up too late
Under magnolia don’t wake up too late
Under magnolia don’t wake up too soon
Track Name: Mean What You Don't
Tell me why, you have to jump down my throat?
Giving me orders all of the time
All of the time isn’t enough for you though,
I get greedy for a little bit of time
A little bit of space just to call mine
Oh, but I love you dear

You never say what you mean and mean what you don’t say
You never say what you mean and mean what you don’t

Tell me why do you have to make it a currency?
Anything to get a hold on me
You never say what you mean and mean what you don’t say.
I get greedy for a little bit of time
A little it of space just to call mine
oh, but I love you dear

You never say what you mean and mean what you don’t say

Really really really…
After yourself you said you love me more

This is my song, singing along
You don't have to tell me that that I’m getting it wrong

You never say what you mean and mean what you don’t say

Really really really…
You never say what you mean and mean what you don’t say
Really really really…
You never say what you mean and mean what you don’t say
Track Name: Kirika By The River
On a shiny winter night I held on tight, Take a left take a right
Across the brown green Thames against the back ground sims of all my old friends
You are the only one left with me you know

Down along the South bank where so many have sunk, Into ordinary rank
In the stagnating evening, night time pealing, I come for healing
With you and with you no one else, with you you know

Street time musician
In a torrent of people I stopped to listen
Sometimes that's all you need
Sometimes all you need to be happy

Head numb, have fun, punctured lung London
Head numb, have fun, have a good one London


On a shiny winter night I held on tight, take a left take a right
Bitter cold air through the strands of hair but I don't even care
You are the only one left with me you know

On a shiny Christmas eve, Bent to believe everything I read
No cup of coins no cardboard sign, no double yellow line.
With you and with you no one else, with you you know

By the underpass where the poeple pass for a minuet
I fall away from it all

Street time musician
In a torrent of people I stopped to listen
Sometimes that's all you need
Sometimes all you need to be happy

Head numb, have fun, punctured lung London
Head numb, have fun, have a good one London
Head numb, have fun, punctured lung London
Head numb, have fun, have a good one London
Track Name: Nail And Hammer
How do you hit a nail with a hammer? Don't tell me show me.
No poetry in life, no point in drinking coffee.
You want to get a job you need to get up early.
Be forever in the wrong, be a real man

I will service you with a legally binding,
"I'ma get you twice as subtlety as you got me."
Take myself so seriously, what a waste of energy.
When this I righty know safely through the world I'll go

Pick you fight pick your fight pick your fight,
Dammit I feel good
Involuntary meathodoligies, that's early retirement.

I will see you through as far as I'm legally bound too
When this you righty know safely through the world you'll go

How do you hit a nail with a hammer, don't tell me show me.
I'll get you the word stupid for your birthday.
You want to take a nap, well feel free to.
I will wake you up by talking to a bunch of people just outside your door

I will service you with a legally binding,
"I'ma get you twice as subtlety as you got me."
Take myself so seriously, what a waste of energy
When this I righty know safely through the world I'll go.

Pick you fight, pick your fight, pick your fight.
Dammit I feel good
Involuntary meathodoligies, that's early retirement

I will see you through, as far as I'm legally bound too
When this you righty know, safely through the world you'll go
I will see you through, as far as I'm legally bound too
When this you righty know, safely through the world you'll go
Track Name: She's Coming
She's coming over
To free me from my seediness
She's coming over by the daily meter
To free me from this wilderness

Oh, by now. Oh, by now. Oh, by now
She should be here by now

My game is over
I never stop pretending this
My game is over by the daily meter
I opted out for tenderness?

Oh, by now. Oh, by now. Oh, by now
She should be here by now

From when you come till when you leave
Don't worry I won't say a word about what happens
That's for you and me, That's for you and me

I don't care how it ends
Just as long as its starts
I long to ricochet of all of the walls
Just to be from form it all

My game is over
I never stopped pretending this
My game is over by the daily meter
Who opted out for tenderness?

Oh, by now. Oh, by now. Oh, by now
She should be here by now

From when you come till when you leave
Don't worry I won't say a word about what happens
That's for you and me
From when you come till when you leave
Don't worry I won't say a word about what happens
That's for you and me, That's for you and me.