On Reflections

by Toby May

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Having capitalised on his journey, Toby May has compiled an album of 12 original tracks. Sharing some of the writing duties with drummer, Richard Spooner, these new songs have been inspired by May’s travels, hopes, fears and life experiences over the past few years.

    Take a musical journey through nostalgic trips abroad with SUPER8, enjoy a gathering of friends with CELEBRATE, explore the world through feline eyes with PETER COOPER or fall under the beguiling spell of MARGUERITTE and then wonder where it all went wrong with ME & WORDS.

    From catchy melodic pop to brooding powerful ballads and introspective observations on life, ON REFLECTIONS has something for everyone.

    Includes unlimited streaming of On Reflections via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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A velvet vocal tone with extraordinary sensitivity and generous emotion.

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released December 2, 2016

Lee Russell, Marco Jencarelli, Tizian Von Arx, Anna Murphy, Sakura May, Valerie Martinez, Kathrin deBoer, Armelle Deutsch, Peter Cooper, Marion Devaud, Richard Spooner, Mathias Künzli, Mark Baechle, Mischa Maurer, Andi Schnelmann, Emmanuel Hungrecker, John Wooloff, Michel Blanc, Arnaud Bled, Olivier Rogg & Philipe Genevay.

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The Toby May Genève, Switzerland

After much soul searching and many lonely days and nights spent writing in the studio, Toby’s vision has been justified in the form of widespread industry support and healthy commercial radio airplay for his first two singles “Beautiful Skin” (as featured in the Swiss Loterie Romande Television Campaign) and “Always Wrong” ... more

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Track Name: Peter Cooper
Here’s to you
Mr. Cooper
You’re up to no good
In the darkness
You seek attention
And get affection

You’re the kind of guy I wanna be
So, so cool, oh so naïve / so relaxed

In ancient Egypt
You’d rule the world
You storm the streets like
A King in fur coat
It’s easy to tell
You wear it so well

Always sure to have it your way

But you don’t walk
On New York
But you don’t need to talk like us to tell
Just live life as it calls you, calls you

Peter, Peter Cooper
You’re a true friend
But you hunt alone
Track Name: It's About Time
I’m coming home to a door’s still wide open
It seems like time has been on our side
You said you heart felt so uncertain
Must be the clouds, they pushed you to hide

It’s tough to admit
When life get out of hand
Find a way to commit
To something much more grand
But only with you
Do I want to be
I’m not a fool

It is about time
we take time out
I wanna feel fine
To figure it all out

Just look at the stars
They shine all night
Cos we are the stars
And we shine so bright

I feel your heart
Beat next to mine
Let's get a fresh start
Just give me a sign

Slowly putting the pieces back together
All the magical lights, we both deserve so
I enjoy your company, be yourself Girl
Track Name: Redlight Fever
Tongue-tied, wanting more
Getting none, so paralysed
Feeling lonely, stop the thinking
Too many options producing doubt

I’m waiting for lift off
Red light fever

So twisted, what a placed to be
I got a story but what should to be
Nothing’s working, don’t know how I’m supposed to see
Waiting for the words to come out,
As I sit here, pen in hand

I just can't seem to comprehend
Where the words will start or how the song will end

I’m waiting for lift off
Red light fever
Please go away for ever
Track Name: Margueritte
I’m wearing my guitar
Contagious love
Tattooed my heart
Love for ever
Hear my name
Or be my friend

She walks, I follow
She sings, I listen

I love your world
It’s out of focus
Please hold my hand
Now & for ever
You’re waiting for a miracle
well here I am

Je t’aime un peu, beaucoup, passionement, à la folie


She walks, I follow
She sings, I listen to every single word
She loves, and steps back
She shouts, but only in her dreams
She paints her world, but all the colors come to fade out
She then stops, and I wonder
Track Name: Getting Away
I don’t want to do it
Never again
They call me daily
So I can save them
From loosing the face
Loosing a face
Loosing it

I don’t know if you would
Find the time to
Let it all out, can I let it all out
But nothing’s going to come

I want to come round
Give up
All together

I want to know
Will you tomorrow
It’s a sunny day
I want to be with you
Running the clouds back, pulling the sun out
Kick back and ride

I don’t know where you want, to go to
I don’t know whee, am I going insane
I'm looking inside but the answer's the same
Cos I don't know where you want to go
All these ticking clocks, they're all marching again
Cos I don't know where, and I don't know when
To be with you, to be calm again

All the ticking clock's

And when you know where you want to go, I'll be there
I'm running for it all, I'll let it go

I'm just wanting, it's so easy
Draw back the clouds, let the Sun shine out
You pick me up when I am down
I'll always be around, you come when I call
You stop my ticking clocks
Track Name: Always Wrong
Even when I’m wrong
I am always wrong
If I give up the fight
To simply make you strong
I’m really feeling sheit
Cos I do go wrong
We can see the light
We wanna hang on

Now it’s gone far beyond
Reason is logical
Find your way back home
Nothing has changed
Track Name: No Sleep
Lock me up in this room
Turn the lights down
I need to be alone
Let my body touch down

And I only want to get some sleep
Only want to lay
And I only want to get some sleep
Only want to lay dow
Silently lift off

Stretch a little further
Relax you’re day is over
I’ve been missing you
Where have have you been
I’ve been missing you

Pause, just for a moment
Let the silence hial me
I've been missing you
Here as I sleep
I've been missing
Track Name: Celebrate
It’s so unfair
Oh I miss the air
No one can complain
When it runs though your veins

I know a place in the country
Only friends will gather anytime/to celebrate

Fairies all around
Such a beautiful sound
It’s time to refuel
The Sun me and you

Dreams are for real
That’s a Happy Feel
No one can complain
When it runs though your veins

I know a place in the country
Only friends will gather anytime/to celebrate

What would you do
If I had to go
Would you stay strong
Well I don’t know

To Celebrate
Track Name: Glass
Every step, you look ahead
All the pretty pretty soldier
Every day, I want to say
All the pretty pretty soldier

Cos you think differently
You are most certainly
In some place new
I don’t know
You will find your way I’m sure
Cos you think differently
You are most certainly
In some place new
I don’t know
You will find your own way home

Through the looking glass, make it last
You pretty pretty soldiers, my pretty pretty soldiers
Stride out strong, no step wrong
Like pretty pretty soldiers, my pretty little soldiers

Cos you think differently
And you are mort definitly
My pride and joy
And I know, you will find your own way to go
Cos you think differently
And you are most certainly
In some place new
And I know
You will find your own straight road
Track Name: Kagoshima
It’s a 26 hour trip door to door
Well worth waiting for, high up in the clouds
Heading East always tastes better
I cannot wait to be in my new Hometown

LALALALALALA

Volcanic ash, falling from the sky
Laying down on the streets and the car
This must be way the people are so beautiful
This is why the food is so Oishi

LALALALALALA

Sakurajima

My favorite place
Kagoshima
My favorite food
Kagoshima
My favorite friends
Kagoshima
Track Name: Super8
Exotic creatures
Were caught in the heat wave
They took the mountain road down to the Azure sea
Spent time on a terrasses for rosé and shade
Continental explorers of a brand new age

Super 8
You captured the dreams then
Presented reality with glamour and style
Super 8
through a smoked glass eye I see what you saw then and it comes alive

I've been told, how in days of old
when time seemed longer and people were free
A sense of romance, a perfect scene
I ask the question are we now running blind
Track Name: Me & Words
Pull back the curtains, reveal the world
Strip back the whistles, and the bells,
‘Cause when it comes down, to this,
It’s just me and words, me and words.

When, you turned, your back, my fire, burned out…
as if you left, my life, without sound…

Give me a moment, in time,
I’ll tell you my story, let’s take a journey
Cause when it comes down, to this
It’s just me and words, me & words

When, you turned, your back, my light, went out,
like you left, my world, no solid ground.
You left, my life without,
when you left.

When, you turned, your back, my life, stood still
as if you left, my life without.

You left, you left, you left, you left, just me and words