Fading Sunset Town

by Dan Frechette

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released September 7, 2016

Recorded at The Shed in Bonny Doon, California in September 2016.

Dan Frechette - Vocal, Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass and Guitar.

All songs published and copyright 2016 by Dan Frechette.

www.danfrechette.com Corolla Trunk Records.

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Track Name: Our Flames Ain't Dying In The Cold
Burning these winter blues away
People come out here to stay
My ancestors in 1869
Rolling down that Red River line

(Chorus)
Neil Young may have done his time in the cold
But we'll burn our frozen spirits into gold
It don't matter which way these coins are rolled
Heads or tails, babe, our flames ain't dying in the cold

Read a book on Red River history
Realized none of this came for free
There were passions in the stories that were made
That same passion has been passed on down today

(Chorus)

We may go any place we want to go
Fly to any planet that we know
But they'll see that we're a different brand of flow
When with every breath we've got something to show

(Chorus)
Track Name: The Fields Of California
You go back home you pray love lasts
Say goodbye to your broken past
Walking in the fields of California

Changes come just to carry you on
Remember the love when you're gone
Rocking in the fields of California

It seems to be a trend
You start something that will break or bend
The comfort never ends in knowing all of the changes
When winners lose they never fade
The soul is made when unafraid
You get that option of redemption

When planets align you may see stars
You may locate where you are
Rocking in the fields of California

And making friends ain't keeping them
No cell phone plan no fat to trim
Rocking in the fields of California

It seems to be a trend
You start something that will break or bend
The comfort never ends in knowing all of the changes
When winners lose they never fade
The soul is made when unafraid
You get that option of redemption

You go back home you pray love lasts
Say goodbye to your broken past
Walking in the fields of California
Track Name: Fading Sunset Town
I might have gone too far to get to this fading sunset town
Where there ain't a ghost to love you
There ain't a ghost to love you
I've been looking out every night looking to be settling down
Where is the ghost to love me in this fading sunset town?

I've been working on something sacred and I hope it shines
Is there a ghost to love me?
There ain't a ghost to love me
It's got a bittersweet heartbeat melody with twists and turns and gentle rhymes
Is there a ghost to love me in this fading sunset town?

I ain't broke but I'm hanging on
Ain't sad but it's a gentle song
I ain't living yet but I'm moving on
Holding on to this kiss
She's a stranger from another verse
A story unfolding like a dead end curse
I'll sing her when I get to her
She'll be the part of the tune that I miss

My strings are dead and nobody cares what axe I play
There ain't a ghost to love you
There ain't a ghost to love you
I've been out all night looking around to call it a day
Where is the ghost to love me
In this fading sunset town?

I ain't broke but I'm hanging on
Ain't sad but it's a gentle song
I ain't living yet but I'm moving on
Holding on to this kiss
She's a stranger from another verse
A story unfolding like a dead end curse
I'll sing her when I get to her
She'll be the part of the tune that I miss

I might have gone too far to get to this fading sunset town
There ain't a ghost to love you
There ain't a ghost to love you
I've been looking out every night looking to be settling down
Where is the ghost to love me in this fading sunset town?
Track Name: Better Again, My Friend
I'm only here 'cause I have to be
Taking in some time down by the deep blue sea
Listen to the radio for the song to start
I can't hear anything and it breaks my heart

It's only human to want what's best
Why do we always take and settle for less?
I ain't forgotten where we've all been
Better's come before
I hope it will get better again, my friend

Xylophones and cheap guitars
Sitting on the laps of our superstars
While they sing out of tune like they're half asleep
Lyrics that are spilling in to fill in the deep

It's only human to get it going on
Still fearing all you offer will just get passed along
And the world rages on with no room to bend
Better's come before
I hope it will get better again, my friend

Well the masters they make the rules
For the wise men and the fools
No matter what you say
You can find your way
If you've got money then there's people to pay

It's only human to want what's best
Why do we always take and settle for less?
I ain't forgotten where we've all been
Better's come before
I hope it will get better again, my friend
Track Name: Flowers in The Tundra
She was talking about breaking down in the colors of the summer
Singing through the silence with her laughter so wild
Her magnetic myth pulls you in to discover
Passion has its price
She's a broken man's child

She walks like a dancer with her roses stolen
Her sweet talkers a roving as they slowly run away
She hides in an alley preying on dreamers
She's fortune's sweet mistress and misfortune awaits

(Chorus) - Her eyes cry sweet tears like the flowers in the tundra
Clearing her path from that long ago gone cold
Every tear melts and more tears are falling
Between her feet lies a path turning gold

She knows no boundaries so watch over your shoulder
She might find you lonesome and take you away
You might need salvation once she's come to your chamber
And given you a morning where there's nothing left to say

(Chorus)

She was talking about breaking down in the colors of the summer.
Track Name: Small Picture People
I guess I didn't need a clue how long I could last
Living in the hole that I'd made from the past
So I took to the road and started singing from the heart
Oh, when baby came along I was ready to make another new start

Running in the woods and loving by the fire
What a dream to break away from the ex's and the liars
Who were running me down out of town with all they'd say
If you ignore somebody long enough they're gonna go away

(Chorus)
So pay the lessons forward 'cause the future ain't the past
And there ain't no story that will go untold
As long as you get it mostly right in the long haul
Small picture people will be left out in the cold
Small picture people will be left out in the cold

Too busy loving to ever look back
There's another lane called a one way track
I'll be taking that lane to my sweetheart in the sun
When baby came along I was singing for the broken and the shunned

(Chorus)

So grateful to be lucky every kiss is a bliss
Don't have to think back to all the times I've missed
When the times are here and everything's within sight
When there ain't no color you start to see in black and white

(Chorus)
Track Name: Love's The Way That Living Gets
And you tell her that you love her
And there's no doubt that it's sincere
There's lots of hardship that led up to this
Appreciating that she's here
There's no winds of change upon you
No lies waiting to be told
There were far too many lessons learned
Before this story did unfold

There was no highway of diamonds
Nor no ditch filled with regrets
Only getting on with living
Love's the way that living gets

She's the most beautiful woman
With the heart to match the smile
Her laughter lighting up the candles
That shine you on another mile

You shower her with kisses
Dreams and stories and respect
She's your pathway to eternity
She's the dream that you'll protect

(Chorus)

Been alone before this
For so long it is untold
How many years you wished and dreamed
To have a true lover to hold

Hearts beat stronger than weaker
Infatuations come and go
You had no hint this girl you smiled at
Would point the way your life would go

(Chorus)
Track Name: Fall But Never Run
We've got to stop all of this blaming
All this wondering who has the upper hand
No use in complaining
We're both in command

It's what we are together
That makes us more than we're apart
If we point our fingers at each other
Then we're right back at the start

(Chorus)
Stay with me through the shadows
Stay with me through the sun
Stay with me through the pathos
Just fall but never run
Fall but never run

Why give our problems power
When we're bigger than they are?
To keep track of who gets the last word
Might leave us in the dark

It's what we are together
That makes us more than we're apart
If we point our fingers at each other
Then we're right back at the start

(Chorus)
Track Name: 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
Track Name: Standing On The Right Side Of The Line
Summer sun mystifies me
Stands me down the line
Where it don't matter if I'm rich or poor
I'm shining like the light

And it don't matter if I fail or win
I'm always doing fine
As life unfolds I'm never in control
Of an evolving state of mind

(Chorus)
Winter winds won't harm me
Pain will not disarm me
Words are only signposts to be searching by
Circumstances charm me
And no situation will alarm me
If I'm standing on the right side of the line
Of doing my time

She's a buckskin blonde with two wheels turning
And a mind that always shines
With steel blue eyes and lustful skin
I dream of her all the time
And if I can't always have her
She's still a friend of mine
I'm looking at big pictures
While reading between the lines

(Chorus)

Sometimes the road's an old friend
Sometimes it's the road you don't know
But a road is always there with one of two ways to go

(Chorus)
Track Name: Where I Live Now
I creep on
This is now the past behind my feet
My heart races back
To the place I trusted deep
This Canadian song
and it sung me in my head to sleep
Where I'm living now
Where I'm living now

The land is dead and its life my memory
Waters are poison and this murk all around me
Secret betrayals are now going on in front of my eyes
Where I'm living now
Where I'm living now

(Chorus)
I missed the train to the place where my freedom flies
There's something more
The meaning/spirit inside me cries
Why not talk instead of lonesome compromise
Where I'm living now
Where I'm living now?

Shadows fall on the future and the light is still in me
We can not fail for there's now a reckoning
A spirit put us together and it can't take us apart
Where I'm living now
Where I'm living now

(Chorus)