Tim Wightman

Tim Wightman is a 27 year old lyricist and writer based out of the Bay Area. His love for music started at a young age and the writing soon followed suit by time he was 15. He is gentle and unassuming as yesterday's heroes are beside him in his ivory tower that he calls home. "I'm very much a people, places and time kind of person, if that makes sense," said Wightman. His lyrics are often sporadic but generally stick to the theme just mentioned. Wightman also implicates that his lyrics are very "elemental." Examples include: the moon, stars, sky, clouds, sun, ocean, waves, rain, etc. "It's always something that has been there with the nature references, I suppose because I live in such a beautiful place (Northern California) that I've never tried to steer away from it." Wightman also emphasizes that although his lyrics can be abstract they can also be intact. He writes very much about personal relationships that have passed, friendships and most importantly the relationship with himself. Born a Cancer (July 4) he admits to being a very nostalgic and sometimes wistful creature. "If I look back in a healthy manner then sometimes a great idea comes to mind. I think revisiting past events and trying to analyze what it is that just happened is one thing but to put it down into words is what makes my world spin." -December 2018.

 
I remember writing this a few years back and being in complete awe of it, something not normal for me. I think because it's an abstract painting of my childhood. I often associate daisy chains with memories I have running around in fields as a child and early teen. It's a work of lyrics about being here now and nowhere else.
The most I can say about this song is that it's about the dark side of a relationship. A relationship that went terribly bad and turned sour. The reason it's called "Last Flame" is the reference to essentially the last piece of light you see in a relationship that is dying before you.
"Galapagos" is a true story of a couple I met at a house party earlier this year. Although it is loosely based on them it says what I feel is truly them. That being a couple that is hungry for more and doesn't stop for nothing. Ben and Steffi are both truly "life in the fast lane" with many indulgences coming their way.
I truly think of this song as a work about being perfectly comfortable where you are and who you're with. It is about getting away but it's also about staying where you're at if that makes sense. There's a lot of hidden imagery within the song: "made by design, self destruction, let's elope you and I, infected by your gorgeous smile, etc." Sometimes it's best to take a mental picture of what you have and realize what it means to you. I think often a lot of people forget or misinterpret how beautiful the simple things are in life.
Kriegspiel is basically a German style chess game with some different variations. Mainly the fact that you can see your own pieces but not your opponents and that you need a third party to referee the game. It's similar to Battleship for Americans. I got the idea after playing the game one night with a few friends while drinking a little too much. It was then my mind started racing about this relationship I was not happy with. As for the song it's basically a chess game of psychology, lust and sex between myself and a former partner. I think of it as quite a sexy song with thrills and spills.