Dawning Of A New Day (2012)

by Dan Frechette

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The First Solo Acoustic Dan Frechette album ever released!

Early reviews - "It's a beautiful heartwrenching album. A poets dream." - a fan.

"A truly beautiful collection of thoughtful gems! Couldn't stop listening! Nice work!" - a fan.

"Way to go Dan, "Dawning Of A New Day" is one of my favourites,but then we like all your artistic achievements. We hope this can be a new breakout album." - a fan.

"Reality that tickles the soul" - a fan.

"Woot! Thank you for recording these, what a beautiful album" - a fan..

"Dude , those are some of my favorite tunes. You Make Me Come Alive, New York City Sundance. These tunes remind of when we first met. I Should Know By Now, this is a greatest album I'd say. - Jake Bell, drummer.

"Best work you've done to date. As a collective of songs it's fantastic. Great album Dan! That's what music's all about. Just listened to it again. Very timeless. And "Song For Jules" never heard you do a song like that before. That one is killer."
" - a fan.

"Amazing new album, and it seems lots of folks agree with me. Keep on." - a fan.

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released November 25, 2012

All songs Copyright Dan Frechette (unless otherwise noted) and registered with SOCAN.

Album cover by Dave Swiecicki.

Thank you: I'd like to thank my good friend Neil Fitzpatrick for spurring me on to record this collection. He sent me a thought out email of songs of mine he'd wished I'd recorded for many years. Turns out I had some time and was able to record the whole album and even put the songs in the order he suggested! If this album takes off and is a big success I definitely thank Neil!

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Track Name: Dawning Of A New Day
Dawning Of A New Day (Frechette/Elizabeth)

Tired of drifting in this crazy dream
my two feet running low on gasoline.
Everywhere I'm going now I'm trying to set the scene
for the dawning of a new day.
Finally deciding to make the change
I got this head full of rhythm and this fog in my brain
Listen sweet sister I'm about to catch a train
to the dawning of a new day.

(Chorus)
As long as I remember the sun's been down
I can't find the truth in the truth I found.
I'm sailing out the river and the stars are about to drown
into the dawning of a new day.

Take this train along with me.
Can't stay here
Gotta get free.
Say goodbye
to the gray machine
chained to the crown
of the sinister queen.

We board the train together and the sun is rising high.
We're laughing and dancing as the world is going by.
The sky is on fire and we're basking in the rays of the dawning of a new day.

(Chorus)
Track Name: The King Of Spades
The King Of Spades

There is a wild old gambler
who just turned 85
he loves his tango dancing
martinis keep him alive
and he leaves you with a melody
he sang back in the war
of the lovely little Linda,
the girl who kept him sore.

(Chorus)
"Aller ou? Aller la!
Voulez vous couchez avec moi, ce soir?
Aller out? Aller la!"
"I am the king of spades, dear maid,
and you can call me sire!"

He regales you with a tale
of how he led the brigade
and pillaged every village
with his trusty king of spades
and when he left the army
the main tale he would tell
was of a lovely little Linda,
a girl we all know well.

(chorus)

When he came back from Normandy
he searched for years in vain
for the lovely little Linda
who crowned him King Of Spades.
For 55 years he lived with his staid darling wife
and when she died he could finally tell the best lie of his life.

(chorus)
Track Name: Little Old Rock N' Roll
Little Old Rock N' Roll

I've got a world to change.
Don't want to leave you high and dry.
Never want to let you go, babe.
Never want to say goodbye.

But days come and go.
Life turns us around, you know?
Things change every single day.
I let it all go and I say.

(Chorus)
"I need to make a lot of money to buy some more happiness, baby.
They say that it can't happen, but I know at least it would save me
from having to tell you I've got nothing to give -
just this little old heart and soul.
From having to tell you I've got nothing to give -
just this little old rock and roll to make you whole.

I can't go to movies I can't pay no rent
I look at life like it is heaven sent.
Still I wish there were more things I could do
to make this world a better place for you.

But days come and go.
Life turns us around, you know?
Things change every single day.
I let it all go and I say.

(chorus)

Wise man tells potions and spells
are all that love needs to get by
but a little bit of fun under that five star sun
would make everything go right.

(chorus)
Track Name: I Should Know By Now
I Should Know By Now

(chorus)
I learned a lesson long ago
I learned a lesson long ago
I should know
I should know
I should know by now.

I could have made a mint or two
but I stuck true to what I do
I should know by now.
I see the Lord's my guiding light
I won't be no God, but at least I'm right
I should know by now.
I just love to play guitar
I don't have to be no star
I should know by now.
I don't want a million women
emotion ocean I ain't swimming.
I should know by now.

(chorus)

I can't be a millionaire
I'm happy that I got my share
I should know by now.
I'm spreading smiles, not mean goodbyes
I'm saddest when a friendship dies.
I should know by now.
I'm getting good at sharing my views
knowing nobody's been in my shoes
I should know by now.
False beauty hurts, true beauty lurks
go ahead and treat me like dirt.
I should know by now.

(chorus)

Sugar tastes mighty sweet
if you want to rot your teeth
I should know by now.
I sing from the heart, you know?
It's really me you get to know
I should know by now.
If you want a real good friend
I'll walk with you until the end
I should know by now.
Share with me I'll share with you
You could be my best friend too
I should know by now.

(chorus)
Track Name: Dirty Lies and Broken Promises
Dirty Lies and Broken Promises

(chorus)
This is where it ends!
This is where it ends!
I'm tired of dirty lies
and broken promises!
This is where it ends!

I should have followed all my dreams.
They would have led me oh so far away.
To the place where good love hides
because you won't find it by your side
with the cold hearts that are standing in your way.

(chorus)

I'm sorry son, you ain't having a good time.
Gospel piano sure feels blue as me.
Nothing is gonna stop this world from changing
Like the shoreline all around the calm old sea.

(chorus)
Track Name: New York City Sundance
New York City Sundance

It's a New York City sundance.
I was breathing all the air.
It's about time I got the world out of my hair.
The Gods they must be crazy
because I've been sending it to the sun.
This feeling that I'd hoped someday
to become someone.

(chorus)
But you can call me friend
buddy it better feel that way.
I'm young inside
and I'm living no lies
loving something with my faith.

My peace is all that I have.
I'm steering clear of the dark.
I was watching the wheels on fire
while I lit my spark.
Everywhere I was hungry
and everywhere I was free.
I was inside paying homage
to the insider in me.

(chorus)

I saw this whole world dying as I watched that sundance crying on the field.
It's a New York City sundance.
It's a New York City morning.
It's a New York City sundance.
Watch the wheels slowing down.

(chorus)
Track Name: Make Me Come Alive
Make Me Come Alive

I've got my hands on my destiny
She's the one who heats my every chill.
I've got a feeling deep inside me
she's always gonna be my thrill.

I've been running around the world just to find the time
To come home to find the girl who's been on my mind
to be there with her everywhere make me feel so good inside

(chorus)
Make me come alive.
make me come alive
and make me come alive.

I've got to wait a little longer.
Seems the day is slow and cold and sad.
The sun don't shine without her
but there ain't no way I'm feeling bad.

She's been in my life each night telling me what she sees.
Everything she wants to love has to do with me.
Everything she wants to know
she wants just to help me to dream.

(chorus)

There ain't no doubt to slow me down.
She's my girl, no stopping now. It's strange
but there ain't no games.
Suddenly I lost the sound of breaking hearts
I'm heaven bound again.

I've got my hands on my destiny
She's the one who heats my every chill.
I've got a feeling deep inside me
she's always gonna be my thrill.

I've been running around the world just to find the time
To come home to find the girl who's been on my mind
to be there with her everywhere make me feel so good inside

(chorus)
Track Name: Well My Old Friend
Well My Old Friend

Well my old friend what made you fall?
Was it heartbreak in the springtime
or just living with right or wrong?
Well my old friend you could have seen another sun rise
with a few of us fellow dreamers before you wrote your last goodbye.

(chorus)
We rode along these dark old streets
seems the neighbours knew us well.
Singing in the drunken morning tradition
guitars ringing like the sacred bells.
We drove that old highway once back down to my hometown.
With all these years I have left to be living
I ain't ever gonna live you down.
I ain't ever gonna live you down.

Life ain't always easy
seems there's always something wrong.
Whether the money is rolling in
or your last cold dollar is gone.
There's always birds singing in the brand new day
whether or not that sun is shining
or if there's hell to pay.

(chorus)

I made you a promise to see you again.
The last time I saw you
and yes we were still friends.
I can't be much of a friend to this cold and lonesome urn.
So I'll be seeing my good buddy Peter
when the Lord gives me my turn.

(chorus)
Track Name: Hurricane Heart
Hurricane Heart

She likes dusty stars and sweet hellos
I like hearing music I don't know.
She likes golden sunsets, soft embrace.
I like having new light on my face.
She likes talking poetry and life.
I like cutting bullshit with my knife.
She likes back massages, shiny crowns.
I like how it feels when we get down.

She likes murder, mystery, theatre, plays.
I like walking around on rainy days.
She likes sweetened tea and apple pie.
I like wondering how I'm gonna die.
She likes money and talking with her friends.
I like when all the chatterboxing ends.
She likes to think I love her when she smiles.
I like driving miles and miles and miles.

(If you've got a hurricane heart
try to see new light on your face
and give music to the world.
Keep your eye on the new life.
Look up and ahead.
Never give into the ghosts that hold you down
with chains of guilt
and disappointment.

She likes talking poetry and life.
I like cutting bullshit with my knife.
She likes back massages, shiny crowns.
I like how it feels when we get down.
She likes dusty stars and sweet hellos
I like hearing music I don't know.
Track Name: Peace Of Mind
Peace Of Mind.

I strained to hear the quiet man
as he swept away his plans and destinations.
He couldn't take it anymore.

Well, he told me, "Son, you understand, that a man can't have a tree shield planted gardens."
He couldn't take it no more.

(chorus)
He said, "Life ain't what you had.
It's only what you've got
and what you believed in.
Life ain't what you had.
It's only what you've got
and what you believed in and peace of mind.
Peace of mind.

He said he'd thought of letting go
because row by row his harvest it was dying.
He couldn't take it no more.
He lost the crop, the man grew thin,
the rain came back and made him smile again.

(chorus)

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