The Tim Version

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Tim is widely known as one of the Replacements' best records. However, what's lesser known is that some Pleased To Meet Me tracks were demoed for Tim, with Bob Stinson and everything. These demos are less polished but rock harder than on PTMM, so "the Tim version" became synonymous with a secret, more kick ass version of something.

To wit:


I'm losing sleep
Each time
You say goodnight
Now get some sleep
We've been through
So much
I've seen you shine
In times like these

Sometimes I wonder
If a guy like me
Could ever
Make you happy
As happy
As you deserve

You say
You love me
Don't know what for
As a friend
Or whatever
I don't know
But lately
I wanted
Something more

What if
I told you
What kind
Of mess
Would that make
It's never
The right time
It's a big mistake

So I look
For reasons
Any excuse
To talk to you
All those moments
Are the things
That get me through

So I
Keep it hidden
I'm not sure if
That's good
Or bad
But lately I get
La filer à l'anglaise
And it's gotten
Kind of sad

So maybe I
Go to sleep
With records on

Some breakthrough's gotta happen
When side 2 of Tim comes on


from The Reflection Will Guide Us, released October 10, 2015



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