Fading Sunset Town (2016)

by Dan Frechette

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1.
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)
2.
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
3.
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?
4.
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
5.
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.
6.
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)
7.
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)
8.
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)
9.
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
10.
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)
11.
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)

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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.

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

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