A Concert At The Snoring Sasquatch (2012)

by Dan Frechette

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Recorded live at The Snoring Sasquatch in Creston, B.C. May 2, 2012.

All songs (music and lyrics) by Dan Frechette and registered with SOCAN.

Dan Frechette - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica.

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released May 2, 2012

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"...one of the best songwriters we've heard in a long time." - SingOut Magazine.

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Track Name: The Drunkard
The Drunkard

The good Lord is my sunshine,
He rises with me and sets me in the cold
I spend my nights alone , cold in terror and the moonlight is my home
I’m just a poor young drifter, nothing I can do to gain control,
But pray to the good lord that the life I lead won’t sting me when I’m old

(chorus) Singing “Here’s to the sunshine
Here’s to the grass
Here's to the bed I’ve made my home.
Here’s to the people
Who hand me their spare change
Although there’s better places for their small change to go
Here’s to the waitress who takes all my money
Pities me as I stumble out the door
I must be getting older – these burdens hurt my shoulders
So don’t step on the drunkard anymore.

I want the love of a good woman
To keep me free from darkness in my heart
She’s a hunter and a fighter for the good things to keep me warm and keep me smart
I’m just a poor young drifter
A bunch of hippies taught me where to go.
Now I’m just a cowboy with a problem and a pocket full of holes.

(chorus)
Track Name: My Bride And I
My Bride and I

Echo of blue water I’ll never leave your side
Your ocean sky my blanket your starlight as my guide
Drift along this weightless whale so festooned in the sea
And my bride and I, my ship, my sail, my dream dreaming of thee

For many nights and moonlights I’ve waited on ‘ere shore
For the sea to come to rescue me from loneliness and war
The broken hearts cast aside as ships were floating free
And My bride and I, my ship, my sail, my dream dreaming of thee.

Without an answer to my shadow I foretold the tombs
The hollow ghost broke open, the rising of typhoons
Whispers turned to storms anchors held onto debris
And my bride and I, my ship, my sail, the dream was lost on me

I died inside her breasts I kissed the last of air farewell
The morning sun was rising as she floated through the dell,
My love was sinking low but I thanked the Lord for thee
My bride and I, My ship, my sail, my dream dreaming of thee.
Track Name: Past The Point Of No Return
PAST THE POINT OF NO RETURN

If you want to leave me I wouldn't blame you if you tried
seems it's been forever since I been goodbyed
but think back to what I told you when the flames began to burn
I'm past the point of no return

Long days are passing when we can't see the light
imagining life without your love don't get me through the night
so I'll go on believing that this fool will never learn
and I'm past the point of no return

In restless days I wondered from shore to lonely shore
couldn't seem to find you but I always found the door
wishing that you were near me but with regret I find
it's those reckless days I cherish - when I had nothing on my mind

And now it seems I wander while the walls are closing in
I don't want to have to climb back from wherever I have been
So I'll just dream of heaven while the devil takes his turn
and I'm past the point of no return
Track Name: Lucky Day
Lucky Day

I’m living on a mountain, people
And I’m hiding from the world
I’m in the middle of the view – and you can’t see me but I can see you
You can’t see me but I can see you

This is my lucky day, this is my lucky day, I spent my money on a rocking chair and a ticket to get me out of here.

I’m happy that you treat me kind
I’m happy that you treat me kind
Even though we don’t see eye to eye
Even though we don’t see eye to eye
You see me and I can’t see you.

I’m standing on my mountain.
Dancing in a stream –
Staring at all the naked people
Standing out there staring at me
Standing out there staring at me

I don’t mean to say it so I ain’t hiding from the world
I’ve shown you all my money tree, you can climb it here or you can leave me be.

I’ll take a little walk when I need to, and I’ll score a little weed, I’ll catch it between my toes, little girl, come and take a walk won’t you come with me?
Track Name: Nothing To Lose But The Blues
Nothing To Lose But The Blues

I want to sing until the blues come out no more
a song that nobody can ignore
we used to rock and roll -we used to get along
you made my life into some old country song.

I tried to love but trying never wins
the more you want seems the less you gonna get
so keep the hard times coming - I'm paying all my dues
and I've got nothing to lose but the blues

I want to lose the blues that nobody can find
i'm sadhearted and losing all the time
I had a lot to laugh about but now the joke's on me
yesterday made a big fool out of me.

tomorrow's bound to be another day
another layer to cover up the wound.
if I could only build me a time machine
that machine would have steered clear of you.

Now your pride is sinking so fast -
and your happy faces make my sad face last
so keep the hard times coming - I'm paying all my dues
and now I've got nothing to lose but the blues.
Track Name: Your Smile Is Your Wealth
Your Smile Is Your Wealth

In the morning
sun is on your face
in the evening
gone is your embrace.

(chorus)
Hey, wear the rain on your brow
Be beautiful, take life sweetly
Don't be like them, express yourself
Your smile is your wealth.

I have followed me
and found me under your feet.
I will lift you
until the stars retreat.

(chorus)

I have met you
when my life has been unfair.
I will let you
think of me and I'll be there.

(chorus x2)
Track Name: Good Time Charlie Blues
Good Time Charlie Blues

I'm just a good time Charlie - I don't want no blues
don't spoil my party - I won't have to walk in your shoes

Don't need no bad luck - don't play me for no fool
I've learned too many lessons maybe i got a lesson for you

Some people say hard times is just the way it goes
you hang out with trash -smelling everytime the hot air blows.

Got no use for no doctor - I'm as clean as can be
don't mess with my prognosis you're messing with the likes of me

Good time Charlie - he's a man with a smile
He's got just one woman and she never drives him out of his mind.
Track Name: Where The Water Tastes Like Wine
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

I’m going where the water tastes like wine
Where the lovers and the gamblers have gone.
Will you comfort me when the fog rolls in
I mistook you for being alone

Once upon a summer every road was mine
Every traveller had a jealous bone
But this time Iíve come to settle down
With the lady I would like to call my home

Something was always failing me
I had nothing to do nothing about
But then when you kissed me in my dreams
There was nothing left to try to figure out.

You can be an angel If you want
Iím going where the water tastes like wine
Heís pretty and heís sweet but heís got dust on his feet
And I can show you a much better time,

You can be an angel if you want
Iím going where the water tastes like wine
Heís pretty and heís sweet but heís got dust on his feet
And I can show you a much better time.
Track Name: Mists Of Down Below
The Mists Of Down Below

Wild wind, take me home to the mists of down below.
I'll be flying come September day.
With no borders in my way, you'll find me home until the May sun burns
the heavy mists of down below.

(Chorus)

I see the rivers flooding strong and people wishing they belonged
Free for anywhere they want to go.
When they pray they can look to the sky
and they'll see me as I pass by
heading for the mists of down below.

Without fields ripe from rain there ain't no way to feed my pain
dreaming of the mists of down below.
Down below is not my fate, there is no land from where I came
not even mists of old Mexico.

(Chorus)

So I looked hard at reasons for the dreamers blowing door to door
dreaming of the mists of down below.
I'm sure they'd go anywhere they could if wings became their neighbourhoods
and there would be nowhere they wouldn't know.

(Chorus)
Track Name: My Canada
My Canada

This heaven is my Canada so proud so wide
I've seen marshes, woodlands, rockies, fields and rising tides
Seen a lot of worlds I've known go to waste now in my time
But I will not be blind to the crimes against my country.

As I go through this old world so far from here
The horizons, lakes, and futures never seem as clear
as the rapture of the hinterland I hold so dear
I will not be blind to crimes against my country.

To keep this land preserved, protected from tyranny
governments and policy raise fears in me
I hope someday to simply see my children grow
In this place that I call Canada my life and home.

It's not too hard to imagine papers being signed
By the stiff suits we'll elect because the saints resign
And the bulldozers beating all the very fields
That our forebears served for many years for many yields

And the woods and fields all gone to fire and condemnation
Wetlands, marshes gone to fire and excavations
and the youth in suits who grow to learn to love the crimes
but I will not be blind to the crimes against my country.

This heaven is my Canada so proud so wide
I've seen marshes, woodlands, rockies, fields and rising tides
Seen a lot of worlds I've known go to waste now in my time
But I will not be blind to the crimes against my country.
Track Name: Devil's Dues
Devil's Dues

Uncle Dave Macon said to Sam McGee,
"Why don't you sing a little song for me?"
Sam said to Dave, "but my burden is so,
I think I might have hit another fork in the road

Chorus -
But the devil's got to pay his dues
even the devil's got to pay his dues
this devil's got to pay his dues
even the devil's got to pay his dues."

Macon said to Sammy "We're gonna drink some moonshine down."
Sammy said, "but it won't help me because my lady had a falling out"

(Chorus)

Uncle Dave Macon said to Sam McGee - "Them women don't care about you or me
so deal out your hand there's some poker to win
come on and bet on this bottle of gin

(Chorus)

Sam said, "You ain't got nothing when all you got is a bottle and a line. Without a lady for cussing and fussing there ain't no rhythm in this heart of mine."

(Chorus)

So Sam pulled out a guitar and he picked on a tune
The tune had a lilt and it lit the saloon
Out walked dirty Maggie with her heart on her sleeve
said "If you gonna be singing come down and swing with me"

(Chorus)

Macon said to Sammy "I'm gonna go with her for a while - you might get drunk and lonesome living Uncle Dave Macon style.

(Chorus).
Track Name: Who Will Take My Place?
Who Will Take My Place?

If they shoot me down to shut me down
Who will take my place?
If they bring an army into this town
Who will take my place?
if they rule this land and silence me
when I'm laid out with injury
When my words won't matter anymore
Who will take my place?

Rebellion you are not my own
Who will take my place?
There are flowers painted on these stones
Who will take my place?
When the silence of oppression dies
overheard beyond the battle cries
will be the words of final compromise
Who will take my place?

When the dogs of war are on the land
Who will take my place?
When you forfeit life to take a stand
Who will take my place?
When the dreamers fear the simplest thoughts
When the bloodshed takes all that you've got
When this world is just an empty, creaking floor
Who will take my place?
Track Name: The Sunshine Gone
THE SUNSHINE GONE

I'll make you happy for the rest of my life
no regrets will haunt you - no pain nor strife
I'll be there in the morning through the darkest nights Through the clouds and the sunshine gone

When the roses fade and are replaced with years
and the smiles are strained and the words aren't clear in the light of the day we'll see the truth in the mirror I'll be coming your way in the sunshine gone

And I'm hoping the same for me my dear
it's been this way from far and near
and it ain't gonna change and I know you won't mind laughing together through the sunshine gone

Through the storms we'll survive and the battles will scar and the times will be simple just like they've been so far
once again we'll be free and the romance will pine and I'll be waiting for you through the sunshine gone

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