DYNAMITE!

by Tami Neilson

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about

Audiences across the globe have heard and been enchanted by the golden voice of Tami Neilson. Singing her heart out across endless roads and stages, from her days as a young girl in the touring Neilson family band to her full blossoming as a formidable talent in her own right, Tami has won award after award for her songs and her singing and impressed critics and musicians alike with her hard work and attention to detail.

Her pure tones remind us of a time gone by where the vocalist was a songbird transporting us to places we could never go, showing us worlds we could only imagine.

Her skill at writing and crafting a song is shown here in the dynamic range of music you are about to hear. Moving easily through blues driven numbers like “Walk (Back To Your Arms)” and “Dynamite”, Tami showcases new facets in the jewel, her soulful side with “Cry Over You” and her maple-sweetness in “Honey Girl”, before she kicks it up with rockin numbers like “Woo Hoo” and “Come Over”. Those familiar with her previous work will be happy to hear the country lament “You Lie” and her bell-like “Texas”, keeping one foot squarely planted in the country corner.

A couple of duets appear here on the album: young Marlon Williams leaves us breathless while matching Tami word for word in the fun and frantic "Woo Hoo", Ben Woolley croons with the heartbreak of a spurned suitor in "Whiskey & Kisses", while fellow hayrider Delaney Davidson's worries are kissed away in “Running To You”.

Steel-playing wizard, Red McKelvie, came out of retirement to play on the songs after he heard the demos, and the highly-sought-after skills of Dave Khan are sprinkled beautifully, adding body and a touch of the cinematic. The rhythm section of Joe McCallum and Ben Woolley round the sound out to form the makings of a classic.

credits

released March 21, 2014

Produced by Delaney Davidson and Ben Edwards

Musicians:
Tami Neilson; vocals, guitar, percussion
Dave Khan- mandolin, fiddle, guitar, bvs
Ben Woolley- bass, bvs
Joe McCallum- drums, percussion
Red McKelvie- pedal steel guitar
Delaney Davidson- guitars, vocals
Marlon Williams: vocals, bvs

Recorded at The Sitting Room, Lyttelton, NZ

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Tami Neilson New Zealand

“Truly top shelf….Tami Neilson has the looks and the voice to get any song across to any audience…”
-Randy Bachman of ‘The Guess Who’

"Alarmingly good...Neilson out-writes and out-sings most other country acts these days...” – Graham Reid, Elsewhere.co.nz

“Neilson sings her heart out, recalling a cross between Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline…” –Grant Smithies, Sunday Magazine
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Track Name: Walk (Back to Your Arms)
WALK BACK TO YOUR ARMS
(T.Neilson / J.Neilson)

My heart is beat, beat, beating inside my chest
Until I get your lovin’ I won’t get no rest
No matter what you say or do or
What kinda hell you gonna put me through

I’m gonna walk (walk walk walk)
Back to your arms (walk walk walk)
Yeah, you’re gonna talk (talk talk talk)
With all your charm (walk walk walk)
Papa done told me you’re no good
Mama said don’t love ya ‘cause she knew I would
I’m gonna walk (walk walk walk)
Back to your arms

You got me locked up tight in these arms of sin
Why do I love the trouble that you get me in
Silver tongued devil gonna leave me low
But every time I try to stop myself I just can’t go
Track Name: Come Over
COME OVER
T.Neilson / D.Davidson

Come over and take me out
Take me someplace we can jump and shout
I wanna put on lipstick, do my hair up high
Tight dress, make you lose your mind
Come over and take me out
Take me where the music is good and loud
Get over here now
Come over and take me out

Good God, been workin’ all week
The clock tick tockin’ is the only beat
That’s had me rockin’ since Monday came knockin’ at my door
Ring ring, he’s on the line
Sweet sugar daddy show me a good time
Me, you, these high-heeled shoes gonna hit the floor

Come over and take me out
Take me where the music is good and loud
I wanna put on lipstick, do my hair up high
Tight dress, make you lose your mind
Come over and take me out
Come over here baby, make me scream and shout
Get over here now
Come over and take me out
Track Name: Texas
TEXAS
(T. Neilson)


I’ve got a touch that lingers on my fingers
I’ve got a kiss for lips so sweet and true
I’ve got a love, a love the size of Texas
Beating in my heart for only you

I wanna hold you honey baby
Wanna rock you through the night
I wanna squeeze you honey baby
Won’t you let me squeeze you tight

I’ve got a touch that lingers on my fingers
I’ve got a kiss for lips so sweet and true
I’ve got a love, a love the size of Texas
Beating in my heart for only you

I wanna kiss you honey baby
Won’t you let me have a taste
I’ve got about a million kisses
They would be a shame to waste
Track Name: Cry Over You
CRY OVER YOU
T. Neilson


Won, you won me over
You took my heart
One wasn’t enough
Too, too many heartaches
Too many nights
I’ve cried alone

And when we count up all the days, the nights, the love, the fights
It seems it don’t add up to equal much but all the tears I cry over you
Cry over you

Three, three’s one to many
Two hearts are plenty
Now I’m left with none
For, for you still have mine
Give back my heart
Give back my love
Track Name: You Lie
YOU LIE
T. Neilson


There’s no lipstick on your collar
You haven’t spent a dollar on roses or fancy hotel rooms
You’re smart enough to hide it
But fool enough to keep denying the truth
I can see your fingers shaking
with each promise that you’re breaking, I know
that instead of packing up your things to go


You lie
Here beside me when you get home in the cold dead of night
You lie
In our bed each dawn’s early light
You lie
In her arms, like a thief, stealing my precious time
And I’m tired of waking up to the place where you lie


This town is full of whispers
About seeing you round with her
Seems you’re finally taking out the trash
You shake your head, you roll your eyes
Say that it’s all in my mind, relax
But after all these years together honey no one knows you better than me
And instead of being man enough to leave


You lie
Here beside me when you get home in the cold dead of night
You lie
In our bed each dawn’s early light
You lie
In her arms, like a thief, stealing my precious time
So you’ll find I’ll be gone in the morning
while you lie
Track Name: Dynamite
DYNAMITE
T. Neilson/ D. Davidson


She’s a skull and cross bone danger sign
Eye of the hurricane coming alive
Rosehips and blackberry lips
Brother you ain’t gonna survive
She’s gonna knock you flat, she’s gonna hiss and pop
She’ll stick you in the middle when the other pin drops
Everything goes quiet but what’s that sound
A sizzling fuse next to you on the ground

Boom boom she’s dynamite
Heartbreakin, earth-shakin, run for your life
Boom boom, watch her ignite
You’d better run for cover she’s dynamite

I told you once, now I’ll tell you twice
Playing with the cat ain’t no business for mice
Little boy you should take my advice
She’ll blow you sky high
She’s gonna strike a match, she’s gonna light your fire
Knock you to your knees, fill you up with desire
Sirens will scream, flash red and blue
But they ain’t gonna find a trace of you
Track Name: Woo Hoo
WOO HOO
T. Neilson


My, my, my sweet Mama warned me ‘bout ya
But I just can’t live without ya now
Oh, man, you hit me like a Western, shootin’ bang bang, pow pow
Sparks flew, I knew that I wanted you, didn’t matter what it took
Can’t eat, can’t sleep, now I’m in neck deep
All because you gave me that look

Woo Hoo Baby
You drive me a little bit crazy
Bye bye, so long, lonely days are long gone
Baby since you made me go
Woo Hoo

My,my, my heart can’t take it now
Oh for goodness sake it’s gonna blow
Seeing stars, kissing in your Dad’s car
Now it’s twelve o’clock, we gotta go
Count the days until we have our next date
Baby I’m just killing time
Can’t eat, can’t sleep, yeah I’m in neck deep
Til the day that I can make you mine
Track Name: Running to You
RUNNING TO YOU
T. Neilson/ D. Davidson


I never knew how empty
How alone, how cold, how slow
Ticket on a one-track railroad to a solo seat below
If you need a place to lay your head, some gentle company
I’ll save a seat beside me
You can come running to me, girl
You can come running to me

I can build a shelter to keep you from the cold
And I can shoot the wolf at night, watch you as you grow
Home fires are a burning, our babies on your knee
Whispered kisses on your mouth
You can come running to me, boy
You can come running to me

Come running to you, come running to you
When it’s all through, I’ll come running to you
Come running to you, come running to you
When it’s all through, I’ll come running to you

I spent most of my whole life with a bucket and a spade
One to carry things I love, one to bury the things I hate
You won’t have to dig that hole, an empty heart is free
Clear to make a brand new start
You can come running to me, girl
You can come running to me
Track Name: Honey Girl
HONEY GIRL
T. Neilson/ D. Davidson


If you’re felling lonely, if you’re feeling blue
Mama’s got a sweet thing back at home for you
I’ll be your Honey
I’ll be your Honey Girl

Sugar in the morning, sugar in the night
For any other woman, I’ll spoil your appetite
I’ll be your Honey, I’ll be your Honey Girl

I’ll be your Honey
Baby, take a chance on me
I’ll be your Honey
I’ll buzz you like a buzzin’ bee
I’ll be your Honey
I’ll be your Honey Girl

Never gonna sting ya, gonna treat you right
Gonna kiss and hug you, sweeten up your hive
I’ll be your Honey
I’ll be your Honey Girl
Track Name: Whiskey and Kisses
WHISKEY AND KISSES
T. Neilson/ D. Davidson


Sure then, why not
I’ll take a whiskey on the rocks
The price of a good time, these days, ain’t a lot
Yes, I’m here alone
No I don’t want you to telephone
You can’t have my number, but you can take me home

You don’t ask and I won’t lie
You can leave and I won’t cry
‘cause I don’t want a ring of gold
Don’t wanna be a Mrs
All that I want it your whiskey and kisses

I’ll buy another round
Watch some other clown take you home
I’m only here ‘cause you don’t wanna be alone
Why can’t you believe in what was once you and me
It’s a shame, no one to blame
It’s just the way that it goes

You don’t ask, no I won’t lie
You don’t leave so I won’t cry
But you can keep that ring of gold
‘Cause part of me wishes
That you wanted something more than just whiskey and kisses

Don’t ask, don’t lie
Don’t leave, don’t cry
‘Cause I don’t want your ring of gold
But the heart of me wishes
That you wanted something more than just whiskey and kisses
All that I want is your whiskey and kisses