Brian Tarr

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Brian Tarr

You’re almost famous
You’re not quite there yet, but I’m sure you’ll make it
And all that you’ve pretend
Will realize there’s more to this
Nonsense, complex, contest of egos
Wherever you land you’ll surely know there’s a price to pay
Anyway

You’re almost famous
Picking up steam, making your connections
And all the dues you’ve paid
Leads up to center stage
Limelight, sun-dried, deep-fried dominoes
Making way for the cities you’ve never been to before
Packing your bags for the next new terminal
Catch the next flight
‘Cause you’re almost famous

You will see the world
Travel overseas into foreign territory
Meeting new walks of life you’ve never seen
Missing home so much you cry yourself to sleep
Dreaming away the worries inside presidential suites
And in your wildest dreams, everyone loves you
But how can you be a star when nobody knows who you are

You’re almost famous
Just roll with the punches and eventually
Things will fall in place
Granting you your eternal bliss
Mindset: ready, set, go for the winning gold
Watching your step every way in the obstacle course
Barrage of bullets, throwing knives, and sweeping minefields
Pray you’ll survive
‘Cause you’re almost famous

Almost Famous

Maybe one day, maybe not
Has it been so long that I've forgotten
What it feels like to breathe again
What it feels like to be more than friends

The sense of touch, the sense of taste
While fingers trace around your waist
Your hands are warm caressing my face
As we get lost in the cosmos of our own little love space

It's a quiet night as I walk myself home
Couldn't get a ride 'cause I lost my phone
Now I'm stuck with my thoughts and the sounds of my feet
Hit against the pavement on cold, lonely streets

Being alone isn't that bad
I don't have to look a certain way
I don't have to live behind a mask
But there's a feeling I just can't shake

A beautiful day to play by the sea
A wonderful night, just you and me
Where food and drinks taste oh so sweet
With joy and laughter in each other's company

It's a quiet night as I walk myself home
Couldn't get a ride 'cause I lost my phone
Now I'm stuck with my thoughts and the sounds of my feet
Hit against the pavement on cold, lonely streets

Maybe one day, maybe not
Has it been so long that I've forgotten
What it feels like to breathe again
What it feels like to be more than friends

Maybe, Maybe Not

I wasn't my best self when we first met
I was a mess living on borrowed time
Whether or not I wanted to see tomorrow
Now a distant memory, always used to cross my mind

If only you can see me now, what would you think?
I'm far removed from who I was before
Although some qualities still linger
If only you can see me now, would you treat me any different?
Some people have and not for the better
My circle's a lot smaller but it's more than I ever had

What was it about you that made me feel alive?
Of all the people in the world, why you?
I was a wreck without a reason
Lacked a sense of direction
Never had a footing or a purpose

If only you can see me now, what would you say?
Because I wouldn't know where to begin
And while we talk I'll wish it never end
If only you can see me now, what would you feel?
Will we pick up where we last left off
Or have we been reduced to snapshots in a photo album of each other's pasts?

It's been so long, I doubt you'll remember
But I know December holds a place in my heart
I'm always filled with a sense of regret
Even now I knew I should've said yes

If only you can see me now, what would even happen?
A smile and a wave is all that'll be given
We're living in separate worlds in multiple dimensions
Will we ever cross paths again is yet undetermined

If only you can see me now, would I even care?
I tell myself no but I know I'm just coping
Let the cards fall in place, wherever they may land
I'll laugh at a joke I tell myself, but you wouldn't understand

If Only You Can See Me Now


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You’re almost famous
You’re not quite there yet, but I’m sure you’ll make it
And all that you’ve pretend
Will realize there’s more to this
Nonsense, complex, contest of egos
Wherever you land you’ll surely know there’s a price to pay
Anyway

You’re almost famous
Picking up steam, making your connections
And all the dues you’ve paid
Leads up to center stage
Limelight, sun-dried, deep-fried dominoes
Making way for the cities you’ve never been to before
Packing your bags for the next new terminal
Catch the next flight
‘Cause you’re almost famous

You will see the world
Travel overseas into foreign territory
Meeting new walks of life you’ve never seen
Missing home so much you cry yourself to sleep
Dreaming away the worries inside presidential suites
And in your wildest dreams, everyone loves you
But how can you be a star when nobody knows who you are

You’re almost famous
Just roll with the punches and eventually
Things will fall in place
Granting you your eternal bliss
Mindset: ready, set, go for the winning gold
Watching your step every way in the obstacle course
Barrage of bullets, throwing knives, and sweeping minefields
Pray you’ll survive
‘Cause you’re almost famous

Almost Famous

Maybe one day, maybe not
Has it been so long that I've forgotten
What it feels like to breathe again
What it feels like to be more than friends

The sense of touch, the sense of taste
While fingers trace around your waist
Your hands are warm caressing my face
As we get lost in the cosmos of our own little love space

It's a quiet night as I walk myself home
Couldn't get a ride 'cause I lost my phone
Now I'm stuck with my thoughts and the sounds of my feet
Hit against the pavement on cold, lonely streets

Being alone isn't that bad
I don't have to look a certain way
I don't have to live behind a mask
But there's a feeling I just can't shake

A beautiful day to play by the sea
A wonderful night, just you and me
Where food and drinks taste oh so sweet
With joy and laughter in each other's company

It's a quiet night as I walk myself home
Couldn't get a ride 'cause I lost my phone
Now I'm stuck with my thoughts and the sounds of my feet
Hit against the pavement on cold, lonely streets

Maybe one day, maybe not
Has it been so long that I've forgotten
What it feels like to breathe again
What it feels like to be more than friends

Maybe, Maybe Not

I wasn't my best self when we first met
I was a mess living on borrowed time
Whether or not I wanted to see tomorrow
Now a distant memory, always used to cross my mind

If only you can see me now, what would you think?
I'm far removed from who I was before
Although some qualities still linger
If only you can see me now, would you treat me any different?
Some people have and not for the better
My circle's a lot smaller but it's more than I ever had

What was it about you that made me feel alive?
Of all the people in the world, why you?
I was a wreck without a reason
Lacked a sense of direction
Never had a footing or a purpose

If only you can see me now, what would you say?
Because I wouldn't know where to begin
And while we talk I'll wish it never end
If only you can see me now, what would you feel?
Will we pick up where we last left off
Or have we been reduced to snapshots in a photo album of each other's pasts?

It's been so long, I doubt you'll remember
But I know December holds a place in my heart
I'm always filled with a sense of regret
Even now I knew I should've said yes

If only you can see me now, what would even happen?
A smile and a wave is all that'll be given
We're living in separate worlds in multiple dimensions
Will we ever cross paths again is yet undetermined

If only you can see me now, would I even care?
I tell myself no but I know I'm just coping
Let the cards fall in place, wherever they may land
I'll laugh at a joke I tell myself, but you wouldn't understand

If Only You Can See Me Now

To my sweet and tender Claire
I hope that you are doing well today
Did you take the time to read my notes,
The ones I left for you the other day?

Well if you haven't done so, do it soon
Because I wrote some more to give to you
I'll be waiting, watching from a far
So that I can see your face when you read them all

Won't you take a little time to notice me?
Crack a smile, laugh a little, anything!
I'm trying hard with every word I write
The least you can do is humor me
Let me know it's not for nothing

There were times I thought that you
Would notice something strange was going on
But you always seemed to disregard
Minor details whenever you are

Occupied with doing something else
Walking past the work I put into
Making sure you'd come across the clues
To lead you to where I can have you all to myself

Won't you take a little time to notice me?
Crack a smile, laugh a little, anything!
I'm trying hard with every word I write
The least you can do is humor me
Let me know it's not for nothing

Why won't you love me?
Why don't you care?
Why won't you love me, my little Claire?
Why don't you love me?
Why won't you love me?
Will you ever love me?
Will you ever care?

To my sweet and tender Claire
I never meant to make you feel scared
This is just my way of showing you
Affection without meeting face to face

I can make that happen, if you want
But you have to promise me you won't
Get upset if I'm not what you thought you would see
But take me as I am for who I am

Won't you take a little time to notice me?
Crack a smile, laugh a little, anything!
I'm trying hard with every word I write
The least you can do is humor me
Let me know it's not for nothing

Secret Admirer

I think I did it
I think I finally did it!
I think I finally got the hang of letting you go
And I admit
It took me more than a minute
To see that nothing planted in the garden was going to grow

How could I have been such a fool
Pretending everything was gonna be smooth?
Smooth sailing is just a mythical ruse

But my eyes deceived me; I was blind
When I tried, and failed, to walk on a fine line
I let my heart get the best of me
Now that I've fallen, it's clear to see
That you were never the person I thought you would be

I think I did it
I think I finally did it!
I think I finally got the hang of letting you go
I was a mess
Believing all the thoughts in my head
Never took into consideration of when it'll end

How could I have been such a fool
Pretending that you also loved me too?
I loved you so much without any proof

And my eyes deceived me; I was blind
When I tried, and failed, to walk on a fine line
I let my heart get the best of me
Now that I've fallen, it's clear to see
That you were never the person I thought you would be

My eyes deceived me; I was blind
When I failed from trying to walk on a fine line
I let my heart get the best of me
Now that I've fallen, it's clear to see
That I was never the person you thought I could be

Would it mean anything if I said to you, "I'm sorry"?
How wrong it was to make you a centerpiece?

Centerpiece

[Intro]
Things were left unsaid, it's probably better that way
'Cause I doubt you'd even listen if you tried
And to be honest, I feel I'm one step away from losing my mind
Trying to get through to you is a waste of time
If only I've learned sooner

[Verse 1]
Doing whatever you want
Everybody follows along
You put them in their place
Beat them if they're wrong
Blaming others for your mistakes
When it's clearly not their fault
Scream in their face, run away
Come back, pretending everything's okay

[Chorus]
Things were left unsaid, it's probably better that way
'Cause I doubt you'd even listen if you tried
And to be honest, I feel I'm one step away from losing my mind
Trying to get through to you is a waste of time
If only I've learned sooner

[Verse 2]
Taking my time with life
Making plans out of sight
Patience is a virtue
The timing isn't right
Make the most of what I have
Because I'm all that I have
Pack my bags, call a cab
And take me somewhere away from here

[Bridge]
Oh, it's such a shame to hear all the praise they give to you
If only they knew the truth, but I guess they do
Nothing that I say will hold any weight with people like you
Thinking was never your strongest suit
I'm fed up, I'm cutting loose
Best of luck to you, and to all of you I'm saying goodbye
Maybe we'll meet again some other time
But it's gonna be a while

[Outro]
Things were left unsaid, it's probably better that way
'Cause I doubt you'd even listen if you tried
And to be honest, I feel I'm one step away from losing my mind
Trying to get through to you is a waste of time
If only I'd learn sooner

Things I Never Said

Walking on the beach, toes in the sand
Feeling the waves between our hands
And the sunset was beautiful
You're eyes looked so wonderful
Shining so bright the light of my life

Bonfires burning all right
As we talk through the night
About the things we wanna do with our lives
You have your dreams, I have mine
And there will come a time
Where we both will have to make a sacrifice

We know what we have to do
Even if it's hard to follow through
To tell you the truth, I'm scared of what we'll be
What if we forget each other's names
As our memories fade away
Will we still have a place somewhere in our hearts
To carry on, carry on, carry on

And even though we haven't said goodbye
Every now and then, I'll still think about you

We know what we have to do
Even if it's hard to follow through
To tell you the truth, I'm scared of what we'll be
What if we forget each other's names
As our memories fade away
Will we still have a place somewhere in our hearts
To carry on, carry on, carry on

You said to meet you at nine
But by the time I arrived
All of the things within your room were already moved
The walls were empty and white
I see you took your night light
I guess some things don't ever change

Walking to the street, packing your bags
Loading the trunk with helping hands
And the sunset was beautiful
The sky looked so wonderful
Shining so bright the tears in your eyes

And even though we said our last goodbye
Every now and then I still think about you

Last Goodbye

I wanna know what life is like beyond the ocean
It's safe to say my life's been moving in slow motion
Can't even tell where it begins or when it ends
But there's something brewing just around the bend

I see my friends get lost somewhere over the rainbow
Don't care enough to look ahead, don't know where they'll go
Oh does it matter what the destination is
Let's just pick a flight and be one with the wind

Don't know how long I'll stay
Or how long it'll take
Until I'm overseas, I'll never know

I wanna taste the wines and wander through the grapevines
Try different cuts of meat from every single walk of life
I bet they all each have their unique aftertaste
Mixing bowls and plates, no food will go to waste

Smoke freshly made cigars with tourists down in Cuba
Then in Korea I'll get wasted with my noonas
Bottles of empty Soju pile up in the room
Sing along to songs I don't know the words to

Don't know how long I'll stay
Or how long it'll take
Until I'm overseas, I'll never know

Don't know how long I'll stay
Or how long it'll take
Until I'm overseas, I'll never know

I wanna know what life is like beyond the ocean
It's safe to say my life's been moving in slow motion
Can't even tell where it begins or when it ends
Spinning 'round and 'round in circles to no end

I see my friends get lost somewhere over the rainbow
Don't care enough to look ahead, don't know where they'll go
Oh does it matter what the destination is
Let's just pick a flight and be one with the wind

Don't know how long I'll stay
Or how long it'll take
Until I'm overseas, I'll never know

Don't know how long I'll stay
Or how long it'll take
Until I'm overseas, I'll never know

Overseas

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You’re almost famous
You’re not quite there yet, but I’m sure you’ll make it
And all that you’ve pretend
Will realize there’s more to this
Nonsense, complex, contest of egos
Wherever you land you’ll surely know there’s a price to pay
Anyway

You’re almost famous
Picking up steam, making your connections
And all the dues you’ve paid
Leads up to center stage
Limelight, sun-dried, deep-fried dominoes
Making way for the cities you’ve never been to before
Packing your bags for the next new terminal
Catch the next flight
‘Cause you’re almost famous

You will see the world
Travel overseas into foreign territory
Meeting new walks of life you’ve never seen
Missing home so much you cry yourself to sleep
Dreaming away the worries inside presidential suites
And in your wildest dreams, everyone loves you
But how can you be a star when nobody knows who you are

You’re almost famous
Just roll with the punches and eventually
Things will fall in place
Granting you your eternal bliss
Mindset: ready, set, go for the winning gold
Watching your step every way in the obstacle course
Barrage of bullets, throwing knives, and sweeping minefields
Pray you’ll survive
‘Cause you’re almost famous

Almost Famous

Maybe one day, maybe not
Has it been so long that I've forgotten
What it feels like to breathe again
What it feels like to be more than friends

The sense of touch, the sense of taste
While fingers trace around your waist
Your hands are warm caressing my face
As we get lost in the cosmos of our own little love space

It's a quiet night as I walk myself home
Couldn't get a ride 'cause I lost my phone
Now I'm stuck with my thoughts and the sounds of my feet
Hit against the pavement on cold, lonely streets

Being alone isn't that bad
I don't have to look a certain way
I don't have to live behind a mask
But there's a feeling I just can't shake

A beautiful day to play by the sea
A wonderful night, just you and me
Where food and drinks taste oh so sweet
With joy and laughter in each other's company

It's a quiet night as I walk myself home
Couldn't get a ride 'cause I lost my phone
Now I'm stuck with my thoughts and the sounds of my feet
Hit against the pavement on cold, lonely streets

Maybe one day, maybe not
Has it been so long that I've forgotten
What it feels like to breathe again
What it feels like to be more than friends

Maybe, Maybe Not

I wasn't my best self when we first met
I was a mess living on borrowed time
Whether or not I wanted to see tomorrow
Now a distant memory, always used to cross my mind

If only you can see me now, what would you think?
I'm far removed from who I was before
Although some qualities still linger
If only you can see me now, would you treat me any different?
Some people have and not for the better
My circle's a lot smaller but it's more than I ever had

What was it about you that made me feel alive?
Of all the people in the world, why you?
I was a wreck without a reason
Lacked a sense of direction
Never had a footing or a purpose

If only you can see me now, what would you say?
Because I wouldn't know where to begin
And while we talk I'll wish it never end
If only you can see me now, what would you feel?
Will we pick up where we last left off
Or have we been reduced to snapshots in a photo album of each other's pasts?

It's been so long, I doubt you'll remember
But I know December holds a place in my heart
I'm always filled with a sense of regret
Even now I knew I should've said yes

If only you can see me now, what would even happen?
A smile and a wave is all that'll be given
We're living in separate worlds in multiple dimensions
Will we ever cross paths again is yet undetermined

If only you can see me now, would I even care?
I tell myself no but I know I'm just coping
Let the cards fall in place, wherever they may land
I'll laugh at a joke I tell myself, but you wouldn't understand

If Only You Can See Me Now

To my sweet and tender Claire
I hope that you are doing well today
Did you take the time to read my notes,
The ones I left for you the other day?

Well if you haven't done so, do it soon
Because I wrote some more to give to you
I'll be waiting, watching from a far
So that I can see your face when you read them all

Won't you take a little time to notice me?
Crack a smile, laugh a little, anything!
I'm trying hard with every word I write
The least you can do is humor me
Let me know it's not for nothing

There were times I thought that you
Would notice something strange was going on
But you always seemed to disregard
Minor details whenever you are

Occupied with doing something else
Walking past the work I put into
Making sure you'd come across the clues
To lead you to where I can have you all to myself

Won't you take a little time to notice me?
Crack a smile, laugh a little, anything!
I'm trying hard with every word I write
The least you can do is humor me
Let me know it's not for nothing

Why won't you love me?
Why don't you care?
Why won't you love me, my little Claire?
Why don't you love me?
Why won't you love me?
Will you ever love me?
Will you ever care?

To my sweet and tender Claire
I never meant to make you feel scared
This is just my way of showing you
Affection without meeting face to face

I can make that happen, if you want
But you have to promise me you won't
Get upset if I'm not what you thought you would see
But take me as I am for who I am

Won't you take a little time to notice me?
Crack a smile, laugh a little, anything!
I'm trying hard with every word I write
The least you can do is humor me
Let me know it's not for nothing

Secret Admirer

I think I did it
I think I finally did it!
I think I finally got the hang of letting you go
And I admit
It took me more than a minute
To see that nothing planted in the garden was going to grow

How could I have been such a fool
Pretending everything was gonna be smooth?
Smooth sailing is just a mythical ruse

But my eyes deceived me; I was blind
When I tried, and failed, to walk on a fine line
I let my heart get the best of me
Now that I've fallen, it's clear to see
That you were never the person I thought you would be

I think I did it
I think I finally did it!
I think I finally got the hang of letting you go
I was a mess
Believing all the thoughts in my head
Never took into consideration of when it'll end

How could I have been such a fool
Pretending that you also loved me too?
I loved you so much without any proof

And my eyes deceived me; I was blind
When I tried, and failed, to walk on a fine line
I let my heart get the best of me
Now that I've fallen, it's clear to see
That you were never the person I thought you would be

My eyes deceived me; I was blind
When I failed from trying to walk on a fine line
I let my heart get the best of me
Now that I've fallen, it's clear to see
That I was never the person you thought I could be

Would it mean anything if I said to you, "I'm sorry"?
How wrong it was to make you a centerpiece?

Centerpiece

[Intro]
Things were left unsaid, it's probably better that way
'Cause I doubt you'd even listen if you tried
And to be honest, I feel I'm one step away from losing my mind
Trying to get through to you is a waste of time
If only I've learned sooner

[Verse 1]
Doing whatever you want
Everybody follows along
You put them in their place
Beat them if they're wrong
Blaming others for your mistakes
When it's clearly not their fault
Scream in their face, run away
Come back, pretending everything's okay

[Chorus]
Things were left unsaid, it's probably better that way
'Cause I doubt you'd even listen if you tried
And to be honest, I feel I'm one step away from losing my mind
Trying to get through to you is a waste of time
If only I've learned sooner

[Verse 2]
Taking my time with life
Making plans out of sight
Patience is a virtue
The timing isn't right
Make the most of what I have
Because I'm all that I have
Pack my bags, call a cab
And take me somewhere away from here

[Bridge]
Oh, it's such a shame to hear all the praise they give to you
If only they knew the truth, but I guess they do
Nothing that I say will hold any weight with people like you
Thinking was never your strongest suit
I'm fed up, I'm cutting loose
Best of luck to you, and to all of you I'm saying goodbye
Maybe we'll meet again some other time
But it's gonna be a while

[Outro]
Things were left unsaid, it's probably better that way
'Cause I doubt you'd even listen if you tried
And to be honest, I feel I'm one step away from losing my mind
Trying to get through to you is a waste of time
If only I'd learn sooner

Things I Never Said


About Me

Bio

Hello, weary traveler, my name is Brian Tarr and thank you for stumbling upon my profile. Writing has been a passion of mine since I was a child. Throughout my life it has given me the freedom to express myself creatively, serving as an outlet to transform feelings and experiences into something that can be shared with others.

From the first moment I heard "Bye Bye Bye" by NSYNC and "Sunday Morning" by Maroon 5, to the likes of Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Prince, Hall and Oates, Journey, Tatsuro Yamashta and many others, I developed a deep sense of love and admiration for music and songwriting. Although I do not play any musical instruments, I come up with vocal melodies to help guide and complete a lyric. Other than that, words and story-telling are what i do best.

Some days I will wake up and suddenly have an idea or phrase come to mind that implores me to write it down before it fades away into a horrific place I'd like to call "Missed Opportunities". Then there are other days where... well, nothing comes to mind. So, in a sense, my way of writing is more spontaneous than methodical and structured.

I am grateful and thankful to you, whomever you may be, for taking the time to take a gander at my lyric(s) and if you deem them suitable for whatever use you may have for them.

CV/History

I'm an American Lyricist and have been writing lyrics since 2015. I mainly write pop, rock, acoustic, and ballad lyrics touching on themes such as nostalgia, melancholy, yearning, infatuation, and disillusionment. However, you are free to reinterpret/rearrange/flip-flop/mix-and-match my lyrics; I'm all for it!

If you are interested in what I have to offer and/or would like to collaborate, I look forward to our highly prosperous and auspicious journey together!

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