Here To Stay (1997)

by Dan Frechette

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1.
Ace Of Spades Since you've gone I've been playing with the notion that nothing's ever gonna hold me in your ocean Cause honey I've got blades and the ace of spades that will make you stay if you let me play lonely in the fingers of the breeze A worried man will tell you what you got A hurried man will sell you what you've got Oh honey you can try to make your heart worthwhile if you'll let me smile when i've got no style cause maybe you might be taking it from me (Chorus) life just gets in the way of me making my music but being with you was the best mistake that I ever made x2
2.
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)
3.
The Game 02:41
The Game Everybody plays her game but I don't know if I should love her maybe she feels this way for every guy who's thinking of her. (chorus) Ooooh - I'm starting to worry If I don't hurry she'll put me at the end of line. ooooh- and there's no good poison but it works for the boys on an odd night out. She don't want to play with fools who want her alone a long time and I know since I'm a fool she'll be making up my own mind. (chorus x2)
4.
The Odd Couple I'm forgetting your shadow I'm losing your voice in my mind it's my choice for I know that it's over we have grown older I've cried on your shoulder too much to touch you. I'm feeling my way my sad idiot way through the strain and the stains I have left on your life and now you can see how I was cruel to me I'm worried I've ruined my scenery Now you're gone And I'm feeling the blow like I felt when I left your phone conversation alone with you breathing. I kept good track of the things I mistrusted how I valued the love while you vanished and lusted But now we're gone We've had to move on in life's cruel parade because if there's anything it made was a clown out of me And I'm thanking the clouds that you robbed me blind Because I'm too blind to find my eyes find my way back to you And now I'm feeling the blows like I did once before when the scapegoat was me and I grew dumb and old.
5.
My Old Wife 02:30
My Old Wife My old wife took down and died just because I couldn't fight I let her leave she took her life I was unfaithful to the one I loved the best. My wife she kept me home she kept me clean she kept me broke now I've got nobody to please and there's new laws to make an outlaw out of me. Now in my life I'll be alone I can't take shelter from the stones that fly and fall all over me they've come to make an outlaw out of me. It's going to be a dark tomorrow there's new laws to make an outlaw of me nobody knows my sorrow nobody knows the trouble I will see.
6.
Taking You For A Free Ride Speaking for the old man speaking for the young the prophet dances at home 'cause he's making all the bucks and he'll never drive a truck again and he'll never drive a truck again He's got high grade corruption hidden in his jacket pocket of a suit that cost a racket and his following likes his jacket and he'll never drive a truck again and he'll never drive a truck again (Chorus) He's taking you for a free ride He's taking you for a free ride Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey You look to him for keys don't you see he's just a crook get your Gidgeons Bible and get a cheaper look and he'll never drive a truck again and he'll never drive a truck again (Chorus x2)
7.
Make A Little Woman Out There Come Alive Man alive I'm telling you I'm feeling much wiser than the little fool you once knew she's gonna come back home to me because there's no one out there who can take away her misery like me It's my job it's my life I'm here to make a little woman out there come alive. She'll have me around her finger 'cause it's a little game that we all like to call love she'll run away and I'll give chase because I've got no life without a little woman in my face I am lonely and that ain't fair I'm here to make a little woman out there come alive. Man alive I'm telling you I'm feeling much wiser than the little fool you once knew she's gonna come back home to me because there's no one out there who can take away her misery like me It's my job it's my life I'm here to make a little woman out there come alive.
8.
The Pain She Keeps The pain she keeps inside is the pain she keeps she holds it dear to her it's only skin deep and this is how we live our lives this is how we live our lives. She knows how to let go of this pain that she holds I have her walk a lonely mile and she comes smiling home this is how we live our lives this is how we live our lives She feels I've let her down I'll never let her drown me in her tears she comes near and I run away I'm going to give it a try keep the pain that she keeps and if it hurts me I don't mind 'cause it's only skin deep this is how we live our lives this is how we live our lives.
9.
Top Of The World I've been worried about waiting too long would your love ever wait here for me? I haven't kept any track of time but my heart ain't mine and I'm thinking about you (chorus) Being on top of the world swaying/sitting/singing up on top of the world and you're free/waiting on top of the world without me/you/for you Your love is going to take me there but you don't hear me and you don't care I try to talk with you when you're with your friends but they can hear me they say I pretend to be (chorus) I would hold you 'til I die but as the distance grows I'm shouting, "why, oh, why I'm alone in a room all night waiting for the right things to say all night trying to get close to you. In a moment of the day do you think of me and the things I do? Do you ever laugh when I'm not around and think of that lonely poor old clown if you did (chorus)
10.
Meet A Girl 03:53
Meet A Girl Now the mystery is gone the pirates still plunder gold for their bare hills to build to the treetops dwellings the history is made the devil she still pulls down the shades and does things the evil way (chorus) If I ever want frustration I just got out and meet a girl because my time isn't right and I've got no touch in that world If I ever want frustration I just got out and meet a girl She deals with heaven like an unborn flower a feather but newly plucked a song that is unmentioned but dreamed I deal with the truth and the scandal it contains fear is pond and this is the rain (chorus) She deals with dreams of the lonely ones the lonely ones the lonely ones she holds the winters in the heat of her sun when she comes when she runs when she comes they call me a man and they don't know my name and I don't answer but ask me who I am again. (chorus)
11.
Happily Ever After The sunlit shadows found around the grassy grounds have all just faded away the dandelions junipers and other flowers lay in wait for rain on and on cried angry storms cast hailstones on the frozen fields today Maybe we can play with them but then the cops don't like such foolish things (Chorus) I'm not lonely 'neath the sun I'm not only the only one who always wants a happily ever after changes come and changes go you never thought you'd be alone today hey hey hey hey On my feet I fall asleep and breath a breath of air I wish I could keep the breeze falls gently to its knees around us falling calling as it leaves (Chorus) Fun in the sun is just fine when you know it's for real You may just be insane but you know somehow your brain is revealed I'm not lonely 'neath the sun I'm not only the only one I'm not lonely 'neath the sun I'm not only the only one I'm not lonely 'neath the sun I'm not only the only one
12.
I'll Follow You Just because my load is heavy doesn't mean I'll share I'll keep my burdens tucked away from everyone who cares but it's fun to complain life won't be the same I'll spare myself a friend or two and of course, I'll follow you. I've learned the hardest way one and one ain't two. Sometimes the matchmaker will make the match for you You can't change what you can't re-arrange I'll spare myself a friend or two and of course, I'll follow you. When I meet your love again the pain will be set free I'll let the burdens tumble down exchange some misery. You will do what I want you to You will listen to me. I'll spare myself a friend or two and of course, I'll follow you. I'll spare myself a friend or two and of course, I'll follow you.
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Here To Stay 02:56
Here To Stay I wasn't born to wait so long for some good luck to help me on my way you're showing me how good it feels to have a laugh and have a little faith and I'll take this new advantage and I won't take you for granted because together things will really change only for the wiser the better and the brighter the bright eyed better wiser man is here to stay. (repeat)

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released December 31, 1997

All songs Copyright 1997 Written by Dan Frechette. Registered with SOCAN.

All instruments/vocals Dan Frechette except Bass on "The Odd Couple" by Patrick Farr.

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