Hit Play (2020)

by Dan Frechette

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Don't Stand In The Way Of Your Fate In the twilight there’s angels who spin and they twist in the stars you see they’re out there aware of the world down below and our destinies there’s always a reason you’ll meet someone until you’re old and grey there’s always a reason for someone to meet you don’t stand in the way of your fate should you decide to be centered so high above this rising storm nothing could take you away from the angels so sweet and warm there’s always a reason you’ll meet someone until you’re old and grey there’s always a reason for someone to meet you don’t stand in the way of your fate You know you can be mine when you find me well you know be another I’ll never see you know I’m here to know you and what you need Throw away the past let all the mysteries we fear be free My cold nights appear with windows wide open to your sweet charms I’ll take you behind and kiss you with roses in these arms there’s always a reason you’ll meet someone until you’re old and grey there’s always a reason for someone to meet you don’t stand in the way of your fate
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Little Miss Carousel Little Miss Carousel how do I catch a ride? I've been living out here with nobody good by my side Miss Carousel maybe I'm too plain but I'm good with my lips and my lovers remember my name And they still want me back because they can't say goodbye their hearts are my victims when I look in your eyes and I can't be here with all these wide open door Carousel take me so I won't be lonely no more All - All I want is your eyes They take me on journeys and I'm traveling somewhere inside if you agree to see me someday I'll be dancing on tables and nothing will stand in my way And they still want me back because they can't say goodbye their hearts are my victims when I look in your eyes and I can't be here with all these wide open doors Carousel take me so I won't be lonely no more (Bridge) I'm in limbo baby please help me along I'm in limbo baby please help me along This time I'm running for a dream in the sun With my carousel darling I wouldn't want anyone my carousel queen oh we dance to the blues and somehow it'll make up for all the hearts we refuse And they still want us back because they can't say goodbye their hearts are our victims when we look in each others eyes and weI can't be here with these wide open doors Carousel take us so we won't be lonely no more
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Mystical 03:41
Mystical I’m so far from the promise land I’ve got nobody to take my hand and nobody to understand what I’m really going through I’m really on my own I see there’s no one in this mess but me and I don’t need to apologize for something I don’t need to prove Sorry I’ve let you down I’m sorry to run you around and spend all this time in indecision suspended in anticipation maybe it’s all a phase but after awhile you’ll see how it plays and there’s no denying it’s toxic all this stagnation in our blues (Chorus) what we want is mystical what we want is magical what we all want is untouchable yet there’s no need for proof when mystical magic follows you Follow me I’m heading out without these chains of fear and doubt I’ve waited 20 years too long just to catch the tail end of this song you can remain in my heart that just needs another kickstart and to follow you following me is a dead end I don’t want to see (Chorus) (Bridge) Can’t go on and understand when there’s nothing left unplanned so much fear has left me on the land I want the sky to take my hand (Chorusx2)
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Let The People Feel Free (Chorus) Never buy what you can't sell Never sell what you can't buy You can forget but it's as easy to forgive There's a million things that can go wrong There's a million things that can go right So let the people feel free Let them live I was driving around Big Sur Station in the California wind I just turned north to find some more lost tourist blues and my lawyer left me in limbo like I don't mean a thing and my baby keeps me wearing out my shoes (Chorus) Rubbernecking down the highway Will just slow the scenery down You gotta move until the rent don't keep you down She's the jewel in my crown of thorns when I can't take this world no more And she always keeps me glad to stick around. (Chorus)
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I Can't Give Alone I've been hauling cold along lonesome river waiting for the day I can go back home well, there ain't no life for me out in this wasteland there ain't no reason for me to be alone. (chorus) She reminds me of what is good in living She keeps me fed and warm when skies are grey and there ain't no thrill like the thrill I get in giving and I can't give alone 'cause hell, it just ain't the same. I been wishing for a way out of this madness this dream I had that just ain't coming true well the fire me is drowning in realities that keep on giving me bigger things to do (chorus) As I get older wondering at all the glitter and that silly dream that ain't paying my way and all the business people wasting their money while I'm rolling down this stupid old highway. (chorus)
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It's Good To Be Back Home I've been compromising the horizons I've been driving on a non-stop subway Gee man, it's good to be back home. I got a house I've got a car I used to think I couldn't get too far but gee man, it's good to be back home I baked a cake raked some leaves cleaned out the basement and unclogged the eaves gee man, it's good to be back home. I found the stale stuff and threw it out I cooked the grits that I bought down south gee man, it's good to be back home. (chorus) I know coming home is just another day there's nothing new but a stiff hairdo and postcards I just kept 'cause they were pretty I can't remember (enter city) anyway Gee, why did I roam? It's good to be back home. "Friends" who tell me they've been neglected all the politics I never suspected Gee man, it's good to be back home. I heard the rumor I was bored enough to start I didn't think it'd ever break my heart. oh gee man, it's good to be back home. (chorus) I'm getting vibes everywhere I go what they're thinking I'm just never going to know gee man, it's good to be back home. Just to drive down the road I was born crank the stereo and blow my horn gee man, it's good to be back home. (chorus)
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Two Hearts On The Loose I felt your eyes when I said goodbye It doesn't mean I'll never see your eyes again and I gave you pain when I called out your name it don't mean I won't ever call out your name again (Chorus) and we're lost and confused lonely when unused safe when abused two hearts on the loose You've seen me cry and shown me why I hide and I will die trying There will never be a way I'm sorry to say but I love you It's just the pathways are fleeting (Chorus) (Bridge) This doesn't mean goodbye I'm not too old to try and the fire still burns inside me Your son is beautiful your timeless moon it still flows and your sisters still call you out for the good times heartbreak can't take away all the love you made it only helps to keep safe memories you hold inside (Chorus x2) I felt your eyes when I said goodbye It doesn't mean I'll never see your eyes again
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My Heart Will Die Next Time What I've done is try to live and I can't stand the skin I'm in the robots are at the top and the losers get to win and the world is in my way to my brighter, brighter day maybe my bright side ain't right I could just give it all away. And you hold my heart in your hands to destroy it's sad how my world has become someone's toy and your glance makes me dance and your doubt it makes me shout and when you're gone somewhere I just can't do without. (chorus) I'm so good at making mistakes but I just can't make any more my heart will die next time I'm out love's door I'm so good at making mistakes but I just can't make any more my heart will die next time I'm out love's door. I'm trying to see the future in these days should I bother with heaven when it's hell that always pays? Should I be the loser they all think I am? Or should I laugh aloud when I've outsmarted them? (chorus x2)
9.
Just The Way It Swings Thunder raining in St. Petersburg as the thousands start moving in Gentrifying magic into another Austin but that's just the way that it swings it's just the way that it swings Too many people can't shine anymore when there's all those fools who want to go to war we're on a ride that only we can change and that's just the way that it swings it's just the way that it swings (Bridge) Part of me wants to take a walk out in the rain chances are I'll be alone again nobody to bribe me into thinking that it's just the way that it swings it's just the way that it swings Give me some freedom to live where I choose Have enough money to live by my own rules stay out of the rat race having to say that it's just the way that it swings it's just the way that it swings (Bridge)
10.
Stick With Me Baby And Be Poor Stick with me baby and be poor I'll never pay your way like all those guys before so if you want to steal away I'll be back on your feet someday Stick with me baby and be poor Don't forget that baby you're poor too all those little pearls you wear they didn't come from you when I hear all your little white lies about who you gonna see when I'm gone this time I'm gonna walk right out the door (Bridge) Because I'm far too pained to be waiting in the wings and you can't be chained to a life we've been living on a tight shoe string Stick with me baby 'til you're walking out the door Stick with me baby and be poor I know sometimes I ain't no use for you there's lots of things baby you say you used to see and do don't stop believing what's in store I got you running a revolving door Stick with me baby and be poor (Bridge)
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This Concert Hurts Our Ass We've been sitting here listening since he walked out on the stage and this sensation we've been feeling can't all be tied down to age. I wish that we could stand or dance but that's too much for class. But man, oh man, oh man, oh man, oh man This concert hurts my ass! (Chorus) Mr. Singer let us go for intermission! Let us shake our legs, our torsos, and our rumps! We've been stuck for much too long in this position! These plastic chairs are turning into stumps! Mr. Singer let us go for intermission! Our bladders plump and we're holding back some pretty nasty gas! If your concert weren't so long we'd have more heart to sing a long! As we wait for this long song to end This concert hurts our ass! We've shifted our position 30 times and leaned on our darlings on our sides Our heads are starting to hurt Our buttons undone under our shirts We want to leave but we can't forsake our pride! If we stood the audience would get distracted and we'd stir up the whole room before we go. And someone would probably say at intermission how rude it was we left what we don't know! (Chorus)

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released January 20, 2020

All songs written by Dan Frechette. Copyright 2020. All songs registered with SOCAN.

Recorded in January 2020 at The Shed in Bonny Doon, CA, except "This Concert Hurts Our Ass" recorded in Winnipeg in July 2013.

Dan Frechette - Vocals, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, lap slide guitar, lap resonator guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, mandolin, percussion, bass, drums.

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