Being Gideon

by Gideon Conn

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charliepink Brilliant new album by Gideon, he's such a natural performer with joyous songs, great to catch him live at the album launch, another fun album Favorite track: The Master.
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Dave Quinlan Gideon's albums are, like the man himself, a treasure. Being Gideon is great, catchy stuff but with a personal touch he always excels at. More people need to hear this album! Favorite track: Singing feat. Kirsty Almeida and Tom Briggs.
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1.
05:09
Hey Diana If you’ve been reading my mind for quite some time You would know that I wanted to be with you Look into my eyes and you will find that we can define Hey Diana, hey hey Diana, do you wanna come out to dinner with me Hey Diana, hey hey Diana, do you wanna I’ll buy you a pizza with nothing on top I’ll take you for a drink at your favourite spot We can talk about a lot of things like how good it is to have you in my life I’ll take you to a night club so we can get down I’ll get you on the guest list for the best gig in town You’re the only girl I really want to be around for you are divine Your mad intelligence is very exciting to me And your stunning smile is really inviting to me Your perfect figure is making me quiver deep down inside Diana is a girl so amazing, crazy sexy cool she slays me Always brightens up my day, anytime you turn and look my way You fill the room with warmth and spirit I go down to the café hoping you’ll be in it Going about your business happy and chilled Diana you’re one in a million
2.
It’s your turn in the queue, there’s no one ahead of you It’s your turn to take a stand, if you don’t who the hell else can It’s your turn to rock the floor, you’re a B-boy a breaker, you know the score It’s your turn to rock the mic, we heard the hype now get them psyched It’s your turn, It’s your turn, It’s your turn to party It’s your turn in the ring, you’re a contender so take a swing It’s your turn to sing and shout, tell us what it’s all about It’s your turn to be kissed, there’s some one who wants your lips It’s your turn to roll the dice, are you feeling hot tonight. It’s your turn It’s your turn It’s your turn to party It’s your turn to pay the bill, thankyou it was a lovely meal It’s your turn to clean the house, please get it all done while I’m out It’s you turn to take a break, you’ve worked hard, now it’s late It’s your turn to get the drinks, gin cocktails at The Wonder Inn Shake walla walla make walla walla ting Take what you wanna make if you wanna bring Sing badda badda bing if you got a song Ring badda badda bing moving it along Shake badda badda boom if you wanna dance Make badda badda boom when you get the chance Break to the other room if you wanna hang It’s your turn to party It’s your turn to take offence Don’t you ever mention my mother again It’s your turn to make amends Apology accepted lets be friends It’s your turn It’s your turn It’s your turn to party
3.
03:31
Who d’you wanna be Where d’you wanna go How d’you wanna feel Where d’you wanna live Who d’you want it with It makes sense, makes sense, makes sense, makes sense. Time is the master of all things, and there is never enough So we try to go after the small things, the ones we can touch That leaves a space where the big things are sadly lacking When we’re too busy stacking instead of being happy It’s crappy when life plays us this way We fall into the void again and again It makes sense to remain steadfast And stick to the task of remembering our blessings Be they family, friends, love or a passion In essence, that’s the key to this life We live it with the spirit to give it another try Time to move on to the next thing You don’t ever give up Keep trying to make it the best thing That you’ve ever done That way you’re going to achieve things that will surprise you As you realise you are able to rise through All the clouds that cover your vision All the confusion and indecision Makes sense to head for a new direction One you expect to bring out the best in you It’s testing you – and you’re up to the challenge Imagine it, feel it, believe it – now make it happen.
4.
Oh my days, you look so fine fine. I have to say, you blow my mind. Couldn’t wait for another time, Should have told you sooner but I was so very shy. Tell me what you’re thinking girl girl. I tell you that you are my world. I need you more than I can say. Baby can we go all the way. I tell you everything will be alright. I’m going to hold you tight in the night time. We’re going to be together for a life time I wanna see you in the sunshine Boy I must tell you first first Thankyou for the lovely words You’ve always been here for me I do appreciate all of your generosity. Please understand it’s for the best best Because my life is such a mess I hope you know, I really do value you as a friend I tell you everything will be alright You know you are a one of a kind guy You’re going to find a girl who is just right Who’s going to give you more than I can Just don’t think you heard me right right I tell you girl you are my life No one else could ever be All of the Amazing things that you are to me I know you’ve been through a rough time time Just know I’m here to empathise Baby lets give this a try Together we can reach a new high I tell you everything will be alright. I’m going to hold you tight in the night time. We’re going to be together for a life time I wanna see you in the sunshine
5.
04:05
He wasn’t breathing, it was the middle of the night, he was alone in the swimming pool He had been drinking, a terrible sight, too late to be rescued He was no lover, a terrible friend, he was a superficial arsehole Even his mother despised him in the end, he was no one you would ever know No one you would ever know, ever know, no one you would ever know She was vindictive, power was her trip and she knew how to abuse it. She took no prisoners, the hard nosed bitch would stand for no refusal They were afraid of what she would say and the actions that would follow. It was business, you don’t get in the way she was no one you would ever know No one you would ever know, ever know, no one you would ever know Don’t wanna see you on the red line, red line I wanna see you in your own time. He wanted money, he knew how to get it, he had enough to live very well. He was a leader, with a team beneath him in a chain that was made to sell. He offered riches to boys with no direction When they took he wouldn’t let them go. He was the devil in an Audi A8, he was no one you would ever know. No one you would ever know, ever know, no one you would ever know. Don’t wanna see you on the red line, red line I wanna see you in your own time.
6.
04:15
I’m 21. It’s 2001 I’m 21. I am having a fine old time. I’m 21. I’m studying fine art it’s lots of fun. I am having a fine old time. I’m 21. My friends are having parties in their homes. I am having a fine old time. I’m 21. I’ve opened my heart to someone. I am having a fine old time. I’m 21. I’m getting my first mobile phone. I am having a fine old time. I’m 21. I’m singing I want you around. I am having a fine old time. Back in the day I was on the way to become the man I am today. How it all happened I can hardly say but that’s the way. Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah Little by little I began to change Figuring the riddle of the human brain Deep in the middle I am still the same, still the same. I’m 21. It’s 2001 I’m 21. I am having a fine old time. I’m 21. I feel as if my life has just begun. I am having a fine old time. I’m 21. It’s 2001 I’m 21. I am having a fine old time. I’m 21. I feel as if my life has just begun. I am having a fine old time.
7.
03:38
Now I know I love you so. I smile all the time when you are around. I can’t pretend that we’re only friends. I won’t compromise with you in my life I wanna tell you I would reach out and touch you if I could I’d be your rock in this hard world Wherever you go, whatever you mean, whatever you say I’ll be your long lost lover again.
8.
04:36
The master, number one, hot like the burning sun. Every generation has one who feels the music like none before has every done before. And that’s what makes them the master, the number one, hot. Every new generation on the scene says hey we’re the greatest there has ever been. But there’s a long way to go before you prove that status Time is a leveler, time is what makes makes you Time separates the few from the many Will your music endure, will it be listened to for centuries If it’s meant to be then the people will agree That you’ve given them something to set them free. If you have something special that resonates If you have something meaningful to communicate If you have a presence that never goes away Then you are considered one of the greats If you can change the way people think about music If you can influence the way they write, sing or move to it Then you have achieved the level of master, number one Worldwide music ambassador. The master, number one, hot like the burning sun. Every generation has one who feels the music like none before has every done before. And that’s what makes them the master, the number one, hot. Beethoven – number one Duke Ellington - number one Stevie Wonder - number one Count Basie - number one Bob Marley - number one Fela Kuti - number one Tchaikovsky - number one Wolfgang Amadeus was number one Elvis - number one Otis - number one Aretha - number one Missy Elliot - number one Michael Jackson - number one Amy Winehouse - number one Tupac - number one James Brown. If you can change the way people think about music If you can influence the way they write, sing or move to it Then you have achieved the level of master, number one Worldwide music ambassador. The master, number one, hot like the burning sun. Every generation has one who feels the music like none before has every done before. And that’s what makes them the master, the number one, hot hot hot.
9.
03:55
I got um good friends who care about me Good friends whenever I need em Good friends who only want to see me happy Jenny had a baby Jenny had another Jenny is a friend and Jenny is a mother Jenny had a girl her name is Delilah Now she has a boy called Keir, he sounds Irish Jenny has a husband his name is Lee A high school teacher of history He loves Star Wars and Man United Now you know more about Lee than about Jenny Jenny likes to run she does half marathons 5k 10k all the long ones She’s a social worker I think, I’m not clear She tells me what she does but it goes out the other… Jonny is my oldest friend, by which I mean That we were inseparable at the age of 16 Smoking, drinking and playing pool At the weekend and after school Jonny’s grown up with a wife and kids He works in the city to make big deals He doesn’t really understand my music and art But I don’t need him to cos he’s in my heart I always go to see when I get the chance My very good friends Ben and Kathryn Ben is an artist and graphic designer Kathryn a therapist for speech and language I used to go round and make us dinner Which was great when I only lived round the corner They make me feel part of the family And that means a great deal to me Hazel is a friend she sings on my recordings I send her a track, it comes back sounding gorgeous Tom is a friend, he’s a top musician We play Simon and Garfunkel for people to sing to Kirsty is a friend, she’s given me the most Studio, community, spiritual home I give her my respect and loyalty And drop what I’m doing when she needs anything Got to give a shout out to Adam and Emma They’ve been there for me since just about forever To everyone else who hasn’t yet been mentioned You know who you are so don’t get offended Friends are the corner stone of my life I haven’t got my own family yet, or a wife But I’ve got a lot of friends I like to stay in touch with You’re always there for me and I love you very much yeah
10.
Dress like Justin Bieber, not today Dress like Justin Bieber, gonna do my hair real soon Dress like Justin Bieber, not today Dress like Justin Bieber, gonna do my hair real soon Dum ba day. Ba dumb a day. Dum ba day. Ba dum ba day. Hey Lee Harvey Oswald, not today Hey Lee Harvey Oswald, what you doing by the window? Hey Lee Harvey Oswald, not today Hey Lee Harvey Oswald, working in the book depository Dum ba day. Ba dumb a day. Dum ba day. Ba dum ba day. Hey Lee Harvey, yo Lee Harvey, I heard you killed Paul McCartney? Think like Berlusconi, not today Think like Berlusconi, better smile convincingly Think like Berlusconi, not today Think like Berlusconi, better keep it to yourself Dum ba day. Ba dumb a day. Dum ba day. Ba dum ba day. Hey there Silvio Berlusconi, someone told me you’re a phony. Dress like Justin Bieber, not today Dress like Justin Bieber, gonna do my hair real soon
11.
03:28
“I declare this young emcee looks hungry. Arthur, fix him a taco with scrambled egg and vegetarian sausage” Young boy, young emcee Young boy, young emcee Is hungry, a young emcee is hungry Used to play games on the street Make a name on the street, fi fi fi Take pain in defeat Turn the other cheek and fly fly fly It’s not your time But time is on your side Make change to the beat It’s time to move your feet Learning to spit You’ve got to find the rhyme rhyme rhyme Take hold of it The sound of the street like grime grime grime You have no choice You got to find your voice Controlling It Is the key to owning it Young boy, were you born with a break Or young boy did you find one later Young boy when the feeling’s right Young boy take aim on the mic Young boy do you remember me? Young boy I was a young emcee Young boy like you are now A young emcee on the merry go round
12.
03:38
If you can fly Then you’re a superfly If you can read my mind all of the time If you can change Then you’re a weather vane Gone in the new direction of the sun If you can show that you know how to grow And you can take each day as it comes Then you will find that you’re a super fly And you will always be my number one Loving can be easy when you’re with the right one Who makes everything you do much more fun Big Love Nothing can stop this feeling that’s inside you Then you have found someone to spend Your life until the end Big Love Gone are the lonely days far behind you Yes, can you guess the rest yes… Yes, can you guess the rest yes… If you can fly Then you’re a superfly If you can read my mind all of the time If you can change Then you’re a weather vane Gone in the new direction of the sun If you can show that you know how to grow And you can take each day as it comes Then you will find that you’re a super fly And you will always be my number one Loving can be easy when you’re with the right one Who makes everything you do much more fun Big Love Nothing can stop this feeling that’s inside you Then you have found someone to spend Your life until the end Big Love Gone are the lonely days far behind you Yes 100 times a day I want you in every way Big Love Nothing can stop this feeling that’s inside you Yes we’ve come through getting to know you Now were on the way to dream come true Big Love Gone are the lonely days far behind you
13.
Singing allows you, singing allows you Singing allows you to be who you want to be I had been writing again It was exciting again Though I was in a room all on my own I was a Titan again I was delighted just then To be inspired again I was on form, a thunderstorm, so bright like lightning again I was going to leave my mark on the world like never before I was going to fulfil my ambition and so much more I was a predator Ready to Take It All Like Aries son of Zeus I was ready for war I was going to sing my way into the hearts of everyone I was going to brighten up their lives with a favourite song Helping to formulate a memory that would keep them strong For the rest of their life they would carry it along But as an artist you must do these things for your self At the end of the day there can be no one else To tell you which direction is the best one for you If singing is your freedom then that’s what you must do Doo doo doo ooo Singing allows you, singing allows you Singing allows you to be who you want to be It doesn’t ever go away it’s just a matter of time It doesn’t ever go away it’s just a matter of time You got to keep singing to free your mind You got to keep believing it will be worthwhile

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released October 24, 2019

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Gideon Conn Manchester, UK

'The people of Britain may not know it yet, but Gideon Conn is one of their national treasures.' - Scroobius Pip
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