FORD (Full Band Album)

by Tom Mess

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After "Vice Love" & "Dead Calm", "FORD" is the third album and the first full band album since Tom's old band split up 6 years ago.


released December 12, 2014

All Songs written & arranged by Tom (Thomas Hauf)
Tom: Vocals, Guitars & Drums
Matze: Bass, Lap Steel & Banjo
Recorded & mixed by Matze (Matthias Müller) 2014
Mastered by Robin Schmidt, 24-96 Studios 2014
Design by handmade edition/seekanddesign



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Tom Mess Karlsruhe, Germany

Alt. Country & Rock w/ Band & Solo

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Track Name: Gloria
I heard that rome wasn’t built in a day,
in this case what tells this to me,
After all, I hope I’m on my way
It’s hard to believe that I can’t believe what I see,
I check a mirror to prove I’m here
shitty grey hair grow everywhere,
I sit and hide and try not to be scared
with a deep believe that I will end up here
quite nervous and down,
I’m excited to have you around
tired of the same old way,
you always treat me well,
so I’m here to stay
ash and glass to the floor
I feel home when I feel warm,
once I tried to start again,
but I ended up here again
Track Name: Old Shine
remember the old shine,
bland colors of a long gone time,
how did I deny this tragedy,
a place to rest my feet is always nice to me
wherever I go, I roam, I know
you took my soul (spit me out)
without control
old echo stops to bounce,
read the signs, the only way goes down,
how can I convey this tragedy
words and chords and melodies
are everything I need
nicotine and alcohol,
so dangerous and beautiful like you my dear,
my sweetest fear, I’m addicted to you
Track Name: Rain
you try again, finding a way and wish away the rain,
name a home and settle down, you’re not the only one
so I tell you again, it’s not in our hand
to deal with wrong alliance,
otherwise there’s no reason to belong
it makes no sense to get up every morning,
to do or feel anything
through and through I need to get closer to you,
but everything I do is wrong, till I’m dead and gone,
I tell you again, it’s not in our hand
Track Name: Just Hell
I’m hanging for hours on the phone,
it seems to be close to the bone,
I’ve got nothing left to say
what should I do to make you stay,
call me callous, call me what you will,
I wish you were mistaken, I hope I could explain
what that means, I guess this is a problem or just hell,
I note I can’t condem can’t stand my burdens, my concerns,
so I pretend been into your plans
but all I ever want is to deal with myself
Track Name: I Want To Forget
I want to forget,
I don’t want forgiveness,
I guess I need a rest,
I want to act right and righteous,
sick of being upset, of empty promises,
mess me up, let me feel this can’t be real
I need an upgrade,
but instead I remade old mistakes
and I try to fix,
even though I know I still reach the opposite
Track Name: Half Empty Heart
smoke and booze, a few tattoos,
just for fun, helps to get right through,
helps to forget that we don’t have a clue,
so this is for you, if you’re confused too
we can’t let it go,
and we think we know,
when we grow wrong,
instead we make it worse
and that’s why we have the right
to drink too much,
nothing helps, it’s all about killing time,
when you’re not ready for this ride,
give me a sign to say goodbye
all the nights and all the thoughts,
empty bottles and half empty hearts,
nothing can satisfy our thirst,
but it’s not that bad, as I thought at first
Track Name: Last Round
last round ringing and I’m still singing
songs about liquor and lonely nights on a sidewalk,
on an alley without a goal, it starts fo feel like home
and for another 100 times,
I will ask myself why you gave me that smile
last round ringing and I’m still singing along with you,
with a bottle for two,
as long as I fail I try to set a sign to leave everything behind
and mile after mile, I’m sorry for your discomfort,
but we both know that I’ll have to go
Track Name: Distillers Friendly
cheers old friends, cheers good party,
cheers memories, I know you leave me
and how you looked, it's almost gone
tonight, when I try to cure, to fight,
turn all the wrongs into right,
to face all my tries to change but I collide,
end up and finally find, just another whiskey night,
cheers old foes, cheers bad party,
cheers sweet face and your perfect body,
is almost gone, without a word, without a sound
Track Name: Good For Now
I try not to waste another thought
about this and how this will end,
so I hang around and watch
the world go down till my time is up
it’s always too soon too fast too late to say,
that I’m alright, I’m okay
while you build me up, you cut me down,
I can’t reach a level of just feeling fine,
that’s all I got to get over it. about this and everthing,
guess I have to be here, listen to what’s to do,
wish you could see that I don’t care,
with this situation in its own way,
with this situation you never understand
Track Name: Grey & Blue
after all these days and nights, I lay in bed,
I count the hours to hold on, to rest and take a breath
when I stand my man, it’s driving me insane,
I need to get low again
before I got carried to close, put into something,
I never want to turn the stone to see that there’s nothing,
but the same in grey and blue
thoughts running wild to end up in nothing,
like an echo in my head, everything comes back
whatever gives me relief,
you already know what I need
Track Name: Bourbon Hills (7")
decisions I’ve made keep me awake,
a constant out of range mixed up what seemed safe
all the sad songs swinging in my whiskey head,
a start comes still to an end and that’s why I,
I drink, up to the bottom, like I did it for years,
there’s a reason, always somewhere,
so many things let me feel this way down
I deserve what I get and that’s okay for now
so sad that the pain is the only static thing, that remains
I don’t want because I can’t create an open end,
even though this would be a sweet mindgame
Track Name: Weak Knees (7")
with pockets full of bitter pills and dreams,
my ears hear the sound of my younger years,
I can’t still believe I made it through the week,
and now I’m here, wherever the hell that is
it’s up to me and my weak knees
when rainy days get the upper hand,
for now I know I have enough goals I can’t reach,
my weak knees brought me here wherever the hell that is
with pockets full of doubts and no trust,
it’s really worth to know, that I can’t rest in happiness,
but something keeps me going on that way,
even if it seems more and more quite the same
Track Name: Almost Done (7")
I like the smoke, the smell of dirt and dust,
I like your look, your design, your name and taste,
I like the sleep, as long as I’m waking up,
I try to hold what I broke,
and when I see what you’ve done to me
it’s all forgiven when you’re gone,
and when I’m gone everything will be done and forgotten
Track Name: Barmirror (7")
bring a bottle of old grand dad,
2 packs of your cheapest cigarettes,
I hang my head just for a little while
it starts to heal when it’s time
bet on the wrong game i'm in,
swim the oceans of sin,
kiss the flames again
like the bar mirror man
eyes seeking for some help,
in a glass when the warmth flows downwards
to forget again, how this all starts
head home alone, through the dark or Into the sun,
thats means to refill again,
it's the last chance to end or to begin
Refill again, that's the only thing that we can