All The Paths I Know (2018)

by Dan Frechette

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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.
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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 (Chorus) 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?
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Two In The Morning Waking up the world one sweet smile at a time. She’s my sweet little girl there's never a better time than now to shine. Take me to your dance floor, show me the move you want me to know. When the music strikes, baby, take me where you want me to go. Two in the morning, lights are dimming slow. Blue and boring, nowhere to go but home. Colder and older ain’t what I’m settling on. Invite me over, I’ll play for you until the dawn. Life is running out, it’s time to get some living in. Follow what dream you’ll not regret someday where you ain’t been. Take a chance on running down some road you’ve never gone down. Waiting when you find me, I’ll be looking for the footprints I ain’t found. Chorus
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I Can't Stop Thinking About You Don't really know why I want you I don't even know why I care I've barely gotten to know you you came along out of thin air (chorus) I can't stop thinking about you I can't stop thinking about you I know other things are important too but I can't stop thinking about you. I know you're missing somebody who's lucky to be in your scene all I know is what I'm feeling and your picture is burning in my dreams. (chorus) Someday we'll know each other and I promise I'm gonna treat you right there won't be anymore need to suffer because love is going to keep us tight. (chorus)
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Mystical 03:51
Mystical I’m so far from the promise land I’ve got nobody to take my hand and nobody to understand what I’m really going through I’m really on my own I see there’s no one in this mess but me and I don’t need to apologize for something I don’t need to prove Sorry I’ve let you down I’m sorry to run you around and spend all this time in indecision suspended in anticipation maybe it’s all a phase but after awhile you’ll see how it plays and there’s no denying it’s toxic all this stagnation in our blues (Chorus) what we want is mystical what we want is magical what we all want is untouchable yet there’s no need for proof when mystical magic follows you Follow me I’m heading out without these chains of fear and doubt I’ve waited 20 years too long just to catch the tail end of this song you can remain in my heart that just needs another kickstart and to follow you following me is a dead end I don’t want to see (Chorus) (Bridge) Can’t go on and understand when there’s nothing left unplanned so much fear has left me on the land I want the sky to take my hand (Chorusx2)
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Know Me To Love Me (Chorus) You don’t need to know me to love me but you sure got to love me to know me You don’t need to know me to love me but you sure got to love me to know me Baby I play to win so keep me in I ain’t losing no more baby stay by my side til I can decide if I can’t stand loving you no more See that sun peeking through the clouds and know I want to kiss you now but you just keep your eyes on the sun might as well be alone rather than loving someone (Chorus) I’m going out on a limb here baby to find what you need from me to give you a chance to tell me what would make you feel alive and free but I know time goes on and love sure grows cold for many years I never dreamed I would get this old with someone by my side but it seems love has died and now I have to make a choice listen to the man rejoice. (Chorus)
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(lyrics by my grandfather Arthur Frechette, circa 1940) Chansons De Galette Je trouve belle jolie dame Et aussi je n'ai fette ma femme Avec nous petite peu d'argent Nous vivons toujour content Moi je fonderai des couliers Je ne bourai que de l'eau claire Moi toujours je chanterai Toujours neja le couer gai Metre ton tortiere dans mon foure Metre ton tortiere dans mon foure On a de temps pour faire l'amour Et manger le galette Chante chansons avec mes couliers Chante chansons avec mes couliers Puis las les gens ce soir son faire Pour manger les galette La piano fais ting ta ting La violin fais zing za zing Et apres tortiere jouer banjo Et manger les galette Le gas dancer avec l'ouer blonde Jouer pas le viere chanson Ils prefere les parole cauchons Et manger des galette Jouer musique d'accordion Jouer musique d'accordion Function bain avec la boillion Et manger des galette
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THE CALM OCEAN They Took Me Sailing Across the ocean where otters play in the water There were dolphins and sweet reflections friendship clouds and laughter (chorus) In morning mist the calm ocean reminded me of easy childhood and dancing otters so close by you could almost touch them Then we went rinsed off our sand and ate at a Mexican diner I ate some cactus we talked and answered new friends bonding together
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The Mysteries We Fear There's a ghost around me now It rides the corners seeking all the paths I know. and through these paper-thin walls feel the regulated fragments of the worlds we show. (chorus) There's a light. Outside's the solace and the silence cold and dear. Whispered edges of all the sadness and mysteries we fear alone. Outside I go to hide there are no rogue recruits or faces I must know. No hellhounds on the beach the wind in broken trees and moonlit star blue glow. (chorus) Where do I go from here? When inside is worn out pain and abandoned hills of truth? I'll try to find a smile along the pathways that the lost are free to use. (chorus) Crutch and viceless now laughter surrounds and echoes through my heart that weeps. Dreams turn into fights when inside turns outside towards a world who sleeps. (chorus) There's a ghost around me now It rides the corners seeking all the paths I know.
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Song Long Gone I haven't heard this song since I loved you last and I'm not supposed to care because we're all in the past and I've moved on with a new love on my arm and there's no need to worry no need for alarm I don't like the song as much as you did It doesn't make me care about who you've been with It's just a song long gone ain't heard it for so long there's beauty and power in finding a new song The ancient times when I held your hand and cared about you tried to believe in plans I regret how it died how you decide to hide while I'm out living life with no questions inside you were in a trance compromised circumstance when it came time to run I had long drawn a blank there were beautiful worlds left for us to discover and no way we could see it when we were still lovers And all I'd want from you is a smile and a call some way to destroy your deadly cold wall you're still alive but to me you don't bleed a faded figment friendship that we used to be I've rambled through the lands you've called home the past five years My heart is sadness regret and old unshed tears no light on this mistress of fears you're just a mystery that I long through the years
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What Love Became So much time has run on we're running on time to another broken rhyme reading between lines So you were meant to be but maybe it's me I've got to move on stir up the song stop slowing this down (Chorus) Time will tell you it's cool that we did what we had to do the only things good are true and worth living through Upon my windowpane I will hang a shrine in your name forever as I look out and away from what love became Looking back at places we'd been what did that mean? to not be alone to see where we'd gone I'm thinking ahead to the same stuck in a moving frame wondering where times could go if we had the world on our own (Chorus)

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released September 6, 2018

Recorded on September 5, 2018 at The Shed in Bonny Doon, California.
Dan Frechette - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica

All music and lyrics Dan Frechette except Chansons De Galette (lyrics by Arthur Frechette, c.1940), Copyright 2018.
Harmonica arrangement on "Mystical" by Laurel Thomsen.
All songs registered with SOCAN.

Album cover photo by Wendy Treat.

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