Life Is A Party (2019)

by Dan Frechette

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released December 22, 2019

All songs by Dan Frechette/copyright 2019/SOCAN.

Recorded in mid-December 2019 at The Shed in Bonny Doon.

Dan Frechette - vocals, six and 12 string and electric guitars, electric bass, echo harmonica, harmonica, drums, mandolin, lap resonator, electric lap slide guitar, drums and percussion. (Not an ego trip - I just enjoy playing all these instruments!)

Album cover photo by - Julie Zipperer (Dan at Piano with Harley Jane the Puppy in Los Angeles).

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Dan Frechette California

"...one of the best songwriters we've heard in a long time." - SingOut Magazine.

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Track Name: Low On Lime
Low On Lime

You got groove you're the seventh son
You got funk because you found someone
but when you got soul everything is going your way

In your circles you watch the vibes get hot
your eyes tell lies to all the cute little snots
but when you got soul you're blowing everybody away

(Chorus)
Because you're a lemon you sting when they bite
you're pretty cheap and you always look bright
you're bitter but they still use you all the time
you might realize they're running low on lime.

You drink to Lennon with the elegant bachelors
paying your debts to the musical masters
when you got soul dancing in the kitchen stoned

All the Gods will make you feel you have no faith
you lead yourself so you don't feel afraid
but when you got soul it doesn't matter who you bone

(Chorus)
Track Name: Slow Death My Friend
Slow Death My Friend

You been giving your years to something
can't get what you want
even though you're having fun
it's starting to haunt
it's a crime to do the time
that's a slow death my friend

You have people you meet out on the street
but you can't connect
you don't see them again
it's pretty lame when you only know a name
that's a slow death my friend

(Chorus)
You thought you had it
you thought you had it all
but every time you run with it
you run into a wall
that's a slow death my friend

You got so much to offer
so much to regret
living these years to suffer "you ain't quite got there yet"
how much heart does one spend before you get to the end?
That's a slow death my friend.

You play it cool like you ain't been to school
you're nobody's baby and you're nobody's fool
It's a crime to do the time
that's a slow death my friend

(Chorus)
Track Name: Life Is A Party
Life Is A Party

Alone in the world and there's no one to hide behind
I am a mask but I know I'm way out of line
God knows it's fun
God knows it's fun

He's put me around so many happy people
and left me feeling so sad and evil
Am I ruining your fun?
God knows it's fun deep down.

(Chorus)
So don't bring me down because my head feels so dead
I always hurt from the things that you've said
Life is a party
she laughs 'til she's married away
So don't bring me down because my head feels so dead
I always hurt from the things that you've said
Life is a party
she laughs 'til she's married away

I know the feeling of spoiling the party
but we're not the same
we're just hot and horny
not too much to do but have a drink on you

Telling the stories about what she's put up with
she's just the angel who makes me feel selfish
Am I ruining your fun?
God knows it's fun deep down

(Chorus)
Track Name: So Many Ways I Need Your Love
So Many Ways I Need Your Love

So many ways
so many ways I need your love
Don't feel like starting over
We've got what it takes to make it through

So many ways
so many ways I need your love
Follow me more
and I'll make a girl of you

(Chorus)
So many ways I need your love
and I don't feel I don't have to hide anything
out of the blue
Oh my joy
is hard to hide
Give me a moment I'll give you my time
Track Name: Blow It All Down The Line
Blow It All Down The Line

I'm just here doing fine
sharing this light of mine
Got friends devoted lover and a life
who's to say in all my time
I won't make a mistake or nine
who's to say that I won't
blow it all down the line?

I've gone many unknown roads
Seems I know the way to go
I don't know if that's the answer
to find a fate that you don't know
Something may come along to blow
Successes afterglow
and I'll live out all my days
In the lone cold and snow

Things are good and fine for now
but who's to say I'll take a bow
at the end with grace and pride
up upon cloud nine?
I'll look back at other times
I had to climb back from all the crimes
Who's to say that I won't just
blow it all down the line?
Who's to say that I won't just
blow it all down the line?
Track Name: Don't Be That Guy
Don't Be That Guy

Don't get yourself in that fix
Just be patient and vent on your own
Don't want to be that guy in a bar
sitting there crying living all alone

(Chorus)
Don't be that guy
Don't be that guy
You can think about it
but don't be that guy.

Someone always cutting you off
Someone always standing in the way
You can shout you can push or scoff
You know what they're all gonna say

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
You losing heart and you don't know
you don't know all there is to know
If someone is hurting because you're burning the flow
Better find somewhere better you can go.

(Chorus)

You're acting on something not going to the source
The source I'm sad to say would probably be ashamed
You seem to act less with sense than force
Do you think even Jesus would want to be named?

(Chorus)
Track Name: Please Still Love Me Be My Girl
Please Still Love Me Be My Girl

(Chorus)
I'm just trying to figure out this world
While I'm mistakes won't you
please still love me be my girl

I can't say I've got it all figured out
I'm tired of carrying on without
knowing what it's all about

When I say I got it
and I say something down
That just means I got issues
I ain't worked out
When I'm fighting a war
out there on my own
That means that's my problem
and you don't need to know

If you see me crying
please give me a helping heart
you can't see the tears
but it's tearing me apart
you can't say I don't feel things
when everyone's rolling along
But I tell you I got wings
when you all sing along

(Chorus)
Track Name: Gypsy Dreamer
Gypsy Dreamer

It's a rainy day and I'm feeling fine
there's a light in me and it's going to shine
No matter what you're all going to do to me
there's nothing coming between this beauty.

(Chorus)
I'm the soul and the heart and the karma
of a world that's losing control
because I'm free I have time to become
a gypsy dreamer who undid the soul.

I went so far in my journey
all desire's slipped away
I've given all my possessions
no tomorrows no yesterdays

(Chorus)

I'm following with my soul
and religion will follow me
because if life is only a goal
there's nothing beautiful you'll ever see

(Chorus)
Track Name: Saints
Saints

I'm on the land looking for a helping hand
Jerusalem 10 miles down the road
and I'm walking to the beat of my talking
and I hope someday to get back home

(Chorus)
I want you to feed me when I'm dying
I want you to let me sleep when I'm faint
I want to keep loving the people I'm trying
my very best to make into saints.

I ask for help on a bad luck day
then you cross the other side of the street
I want your love to be so genuine
reconsider baby your evil deed

(Chorus)
Track Name: I'm Going To Join The Circus
I'm Going To Join The Circus

It ain't at all that strange to wonder if it's over
but when you concentrate on strange
your heart says that it's colder

(Chorus)
You've got a hang up, yeah
You won't let me in on
What's wrong with this picture?

Pretty summer day
coming from the courthouse
I'm hiding from your smile
The settlement not equal

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
Wonder how it feels - to suffer me?
To love the pain instead?

It ain't at all that strange
to keep making life hard
I want some news
I'm going to join the circus

(Chorus)

Pretty summer day
I'm going to join the circus
It's a pretty summer day
I'm going to join the circus.
Track Name: The Town Not Yet Fallen
The Town Not Yet Fallen

As I breeze through this city there's a long way to go
Back to these roots, boy, in the deep prairie snow
lies my forefathers tombstone where he laid his life down
on the town not yet fallen to the cold prairie ground.

He came here to seek fortune for his days on the plow
and for his sons and his daughters made the life they live now
onto the new world but one thing won't change
his blood's in the soil here in the town that he named

(Chorus)
Lies my forefathers tombstone where he laid his life down
on the town not yet fallen to the cold prairie ground

We can send in the pavement and the big trains of steel
skyscrapers and poison and hearts that don't feel
in the moment remembering the world that became
is the ghost calling through time the town by his name

(Chorus)

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