All We Need Is Music (2001)

by Dan Frechette

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1.
The Comfort In Lies I see madness and rage and the fear in the face of my reflection and I wonder sometimes why I bother to stand in its way. I mean, looking at all of the things that I've left unaccomplished If I weren't a child I could have anything my own way But it's true when you're true to yourself you've got to be happy. I prefer the comfort in lies any old day. (chorus) oooh, everything's all right I'm here for a reason ooooh, no need to get uptight, everything's all right ooooh, everything's all right I'm here for a reason Just wasting my time - thinking of the fate of the nation. What can I do when nobody knows what to expect? Just a child of the wild, I can be king of the world now making my way to the gold mine, yeah. I may just be a good boy Gotta be happy. I prefer the comfort in lies any old day. (chorus)
2.
Up So High 03:19
Up So High I found out wicked things while I was gone I found out everything is going wrong and I found out nothing is wrong when I'm around I found out wicked things while I was gone I found out smoke is always in our sky I found out someone is gonna die I found out men are playing bigger parts I found out no one out there has a heart (chorus) So I'm praising the Lord - down in the bayou up to the heavens up to the sky up to the mountains where you don't know why the world ain't watching you're up so high. x2 I found out genius brings its share of news I found out pain brings out the smallest clues I found out I have some work to do I found out wicked things while I was gone. (chorus)
3.
Peace Of Mind I strained to hear the quiet man as he swept away his plans of destinations he couldn't take it anymore. He told me, "Son, you understand a man can't have his tree shield planted gardens." he couldn't take it anymore (chorus) He said, "Life ain't what you had it's only what you've got what you believe in. Life ain't what you had it's only what you've got and what you believe in and peace of mind. peace of mind. He said he thought of letting go because row by row his harvest it was dying. He couldn't take it anymore. He lost the crop the man grew thin the rain came back and made him smile again (chorus)
4.
The Book Of James (chorus) The more you search the less you gonna find can't you see it's all in your mind The people are afraid to stretch their lines but that's where all the beauty lies Have some faith that God is on your side You gotta keep moving so you don't get wrapped up too tight. The book of James tells me it's gonna be all right. The whole dark dream awoke me I flew the cuckoo's nest Living in a skyscraper religion The heroes of today just out to make a buck flying free with their heads in the sand. (Chorus) Mental junk emotional puzzles muzzles spending your money just to guzzle cheap draft God's wrath when you can't do the math and you can't keep up You singing like a New York City horn You've gotta relax to be reborn. (Chorus)
5.
Romania 03:44
Romania Always been messed around, tore up and down Always had a love last too long, stuck me around (chorus) I never seen Romania Never seen the sun rising there Never smelt the grass or felt emotion melt me there I've never seen Romania Had a stride, stood so proud so long Walked a mile in everybody’s life Should have made it down the cobblestones Where accordions and shoe shiners survive (chorus) I've been to Kansas City Took my pack and my compass Walked around downtown Kansas (chorus) I met a million destroyed people Too hurt to turn away I found out love was mine to give So I stayed And I never seen Romania. Never seen the port of Constanta. The black sea, and the waves from the port of Burgas I've never seen Romania.
6.
Maria 03:53
Maria I'm stranded on a highway miles from my home Near Saulsolito 'neath the lonely pouring rain. The shower of these tears hidden behind every lighting bolt reminds me once again (chorus) The stars won't shine again tonight, Maria I'm a million miles from your arms and the peace that I feel for you is gone to questions ending dreams in false alarms. When I'm swept away in a cloud and the scene is looking grim I'll picture you before me my spirit for to swim The ocean is my shelter it is where the good Lord cries He sees me standing here alone and I feel for the ocean of God's eyes. (chorus) There's a funeral on the oceanside and the priest has a fire in his glare he sees there's no one to grieve me and his prayers have been sent to heavens stair someday soon the melting is going to stop and the shore will be dry like God's face because Maria will be climbing that stair someday every heart will find its place. (chorus)
7.
All We Need Is Music All we need is music not intellectual superiority you're well read and integrated spiritually but all we need is music you talk about political corruption you talk of answers and alien abductions let's all talk in editorial dimensions when all we really need is music. (chorus) show your strength and lift your voices higher show your muse and build your beauty stronger let's not build trenches to fill with dirty deeds because all we really need is music. you've read the great books really glad you have something you must have done between all the fun we had I'm not happy feeling like I can't keep up to you Just because of what you read the conversation is through you'd rather talk to the ones who've lived your life read your books and see eye to eye let's see how far you got when you're running out of time. all we need is music.
8.
Broke Down Stuck In Malone I ain't got a home I'm broke down stuck in Malone don't throw this dog no bone it can't run anymore broke down stuck in Malone I got a friend or two in a nearby town call them up on a hunch they can save me a bunch putting my sweet money down I gotta have my baby satisfied down the road hope she ain't pacing the floor thinking "oh what a whore" and I'm playing the toad. (chorus) I might wind up in a jail if I can't leave tonight I got to get getting down 'cause I can't stick around where I don't feel right. I want my whiskey and woman and my Saturday fun Get this old motorcar on the road this far the damn thing don't run. (chorus) x2
9.
Luck Of The Poor While I was gone to the store ran into an old man who was poor he said, "I need three more bucks to score, can you spare some more." I said, "I know what your looking for." So I gave him an apple core and said, "now this is all that I can afford luck of the poor." (chorus) Luck of the poor Luck of the poor Luck of the poor Sucks Sucks Sucks Luck of the poor. If you ask me and I'm still alive how much good will I have inside I can't keep mean thoughts off my mind trying to hide If I stole your brand new bike because you told me to take a hike I guess you'd think that I was pretty bright taking a hike (chorus) Money's so far away stupid little game we play and it's no damn fun. you want to make it everyday so you can have it your way and it's no damn fun. While I was gone to the store ran into an old man who was poor he said, "I need three more bucks to score, can you spare some more." I said, "I know what your looking for." So I gave him an apple core and said, "now this is all that I can afford luck of the poor." (chorus)
10.
Come Back Baby You're wasting your sunny days drinking cold air on the inside. you're watching your TV while I'm playing games on the hillside. You don't want a cure to be freeing you from some sad empty feeling it's turned out to be the only life that you want to know (chorus) Come back baby (don't you know your sweet love can save me) x4 You grew up an angel with Uncle Devil and Aunty Christ they put a tag on your heart and told you you were cheaply priced you never venture out alone you never even answer the phone I'm telling you, baby there's more to life than meets the eye. (chorus x2)
11.
Sweet Little Things Sweet little things That you do Make me want to be with be with you Just your kisses Remind me of mama’s wine The way that you hold me with your words Most softest music I’ve ever heard When you’re around me I’ve got a good reason to smile (chorus)Saying “you’re gonna love this I’m talking about a good time. You’re gonna love this I’m talking about a good time. Sweet little things that you do Make me want to be with you How you close your letters You are my special friend The way you brush your hair In the breeze Whistling like the birds up in the trees When you laugh – when you know what’s coming round the bend. (chorus)

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released December 31, 2001

All songs written by Dan Frechette (copyright 2001) and registered with SOCAN.

Tracks 1-6 and 11 recorded in Winnipeg at Mid Ocean School of Media Arts.
Personnel (tracks 1-8 and 11):
Dan Frechette: Vocals/Acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars/Harmonica.
Patrick Farr: Bass
Jeff Tetrault: Drums and percussion
Patrick Keenan: Keyboards

Tracks 9-10 recorded at HomeStudio.
Dan Frechette: Vocals/Electric Guitars/Bass/Percussion.

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