Live At The Royal Albert (2002)

by Dan Frechette

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Live at The Royal Albert Arms, Winnipeg, Manitoba in February 2002.
Featuring:
Dan Frechette (Vocals/Electric Guitar)
Patrick Farr (Bass)
Jeff Tetrault (Drums)

All songs Copyright Dan Frechette 2002.

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released February 5, 2002

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Track Name: Lucky Day
Lucky Day

I’m living on a mountain, people
And I’m hiding from the world
I’m in the middle of the view – and you can’t see me but I can see you
You can’t see me but I can see you

This is my lucky day, this is my lucky day, I spent my money on a rocking chair and a ticket to get me out of here.

I’m happy that you treat me kind
I’m happy that you treat me kind
Even though we don’t see eye to eye
Even though we don’t see eye to eye
You see me and I can’t see you.

I’m standing on my mountain.
Dancing in a stream –
Staring at all the naked people
Standing out there staring at me
Standing out there staring at me

I don’t mean to say it so I ain’t hiding from the world
I’ve shown you all my money tree, you can climb it here or you can leave me be.

I’ll take a little walk when I need to, and I’ll score a little weed, I’ll catch it between my toes, little girl, come and take a walk won’t you come with me?
Track Name: Peace Of Mind
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)
Track Name: Rainbow
Rainbow

Not soothing for sun watching gutters where he hides
Wait until the rain refrains and the sun designs
Plans to kiss the clouds goodbye
Here she shines
Here she cries

(chorus)
I am for you rainbow
Reach to touch me rainbow
I am for you rainbow

Worlds apart from one another
Rainbow calls
Stands a chance of fading but she still stands tall
Water, wind, and clouds preparing rainbow's fall
The sun shined
the sun cried

(chorus)

Soon there will be a day
Sun and rainbow face
Soon they'll have to reason with the rain
A storm can hold its breath
Soon he'll have to let himself be heard until the judgement day
The sun shined
The sun cried
Track Name: Sweet Little Things
Sweet Little Things

Sweet little things
That you do
Make me want to be with be with you
Just your kisses
Remind me of mama’s wine
The way that you hold me with your words
Most softest music I’ve ever heard
When you’re around me
I’ve got a good reason to smile

(chorus)Saying “you’re gonna love this I’m talking about a good time.
You’re gonna love this I’m talking about a good time.

Sweet little things that you do
Make me want to be with you
How you close your letters
You are my special friend
The way you brush your hair
In the breeze
Whistling like the birds up in the trees
When you laugh – when you know what’s coming round the bend.

(chorus)
Track Name: Aftermath
Aftermath

You and I, we got down
Should have stayed up a little longer
but shadows fall within us all
and the light kept us together

(chorus)
I could see you in everything I do
with my heart flying around
but now we lie
in this dream, you and I,
in the aftermath of the common ground.

Will you please release the Gemini?
And I'll release the Virgo Moon?
And everything will stay forever
and the light is gonna keep together

(chorus)
Track Name: Watch Your Back
Watch Your Back

The mood man broke in a tailspin
and he fired his mind at the world
he stumbled his way into the clearing
with a hostage under his arm
torchlight fell upon his mean grin
there was nothing you could do or say
to bring famine down upon him
to help the hostage escape

(chorus)
Stoned hiders
cocaine riders
walking around this earth
what could they do?
watch your back they might come after you my friend.

He surrendered to the poisons
which broke his family apart
he spoke at length of devils
and hardships of his heart
love was just some guessing game
he never even bothered to play
his anger fell down upon him
and he wanted to get his say.

(chorus)

Chief brought along a cure
Texas hot summer night
he fired his gun at the stranger
and the bullet won the shortest fight
police made a mile of a molehill
there was nothing left to do or say
maybe the stranger is dead
because the devil got his way.

(chorus x 2)
Track Name: Romania
Romania

Always been messed around, tore up and down
Always had a love last too long, stuck me around

(chorus) I never seen Romania
Never seen the sun rising there
Never smelt the grass or felt emotion melt me there
I've never seen Romania

Had a stride, stood so proud so long
Walked a mile in everybody’s life
Should have made it down the cobblestones
Where accordions and shoe shiners survive

(chorus)

I've been to Kansas City
Took my pack and my compass
Walked around downtown Kansas (chorus)

I met a million destroyed people
Too hurt to turn away
I found out love was mine to give
So I stayed

And I never seen Romania.
Never seen the port of Constanta.
The black sea, and the waves from the port of Burgas
I've never seen Romania.
Track Name: Up So High
Up So High

I found out wicked things while I was gone
I found out everything is going wrong
and I found out nothing is wrong when I'm around
I found out wicked things while I was gone

I found out smoke is always in our sky
I found out someone is gonna die
I found out men are playing bigger parts
I found out no one out there has a heart

(chorus)
So I'm praising the Lord - down in the bayou
up to the heavens
up to the sky
up to the mountains
where you don't know why
the world ain't watching
you're up so high. x2

I found out genius brings its share of news
I found out pain brings out the smallest clues
I found out I have some work to do
I found out wicked things while I was gone.

(chorus)
Track Name: New York City Sundance
New York City Sundance

It's a New York City sundance.
I was breathing all the air.
It's about time I got the world out of my hair.
The Gods they must be crazy
because I've been sending it to the sun.
This feeling that I'd hoped someday
to become someone.

(chorus)
But you can call me friend
buddy it better feel that way.
I'm young inside
and I'm living no lies
loving something with my faith.

My peace is all that I have.
I'm steering clear of the dark.
I was watching the wheels on fire
while I lit my spark.
Everywhere I was hungry
and everywhere I was free.
I was inside paying homage
to the insider in me.

(chorus)

I saw this whole world dying as I watched that sundance crying on the field.
It's a New York City sundance.
It's a New York City morning.
It's a New York City sundance.
Watch the wheels slowing down.

(chorus)
Track Name: The Heat Won't Keep Me Down
The Heat Won't Keep Me Down

Walking the shores of my life
looking for a master plan
making no moves
I don't want to lose
I don't want to understand.

I can't take a walk to the dark side
I can't take control too long
I don't want to dream
hurt myself in the scheme
because the heat won't keep me down
well the heat won't keep me down.

I've got a Saturday
I've got a broken heart
I've got an old Caddy
everything is torn apart.

I can't take a walk to the dark side
Since I can't have you around
I can't do the things I want to do
because the heat won't keep me down
well the heat won't keep me down

What am I supposed to do with my dream
When am I supposed to live my life
What am I supposed to read
What am I supposed to teach
Anything left to learn from me?

I can't take a walk to the dark side
I can't take control too long
I don't want to dream
hurt myself in the scheme
because the heat won't keep me down
well the heat won't keep me down.
Track Name: Maria
Maria

I'm stranded on a highway miles from my home
Near Saulsolito 'neath the lonely pouring rain.
The shower of these tears
hidden behind every lighting bolt
reminds me once again

(chorus)
The stars won't shine again tonight, Maria
I'm a million miles from your arms
and the peace that I feel for you is gone
to questions ending dreams in false alarms.

When I'm swept away in a cloud
and the scene is looking grim
I'll picture you before me
my spirit for to swim
The ocean is my shelter
it is where the good Lord cries
He sees me standing here alone
and I feel for the ocean of God's eyes.

(chorus)

There's a funeral on the oceanside
and the priest has a fire in his glare
he sees there's no one to grieve me
and his prayers have been sent to heavens stair
someday soon the melting is going to stop
and the shore will be dry like God's face
because Maria will be climbing that stair
someday every heart will find its place.

(chorus)
Track Name: Flower Power (All I Want Is You)
Flower Power (All I Want Is You)

You've got to be the girl
when did you leave last year?
What was on your mind?
Are you the hurting kind?
I hold you dear - I want you clear you're the girl.

I'm something you'll wait for I was thinking of that today.

C - All I ever want is the flower
All I ever want is the power
All I want is you (today)

I'm a gentle giant in a field you left for the road
I can see for miles and I see that you're always alone
I hold you dear you're still in my heart you're the girl

Come back somehow I was thinking of you today.

C
Track Name: The Book Of James
The Book Of James

(chorus) The more you search the less you gonna find
can't you see it's all in your mind
The people are afraid to stretch their lines
but that's where all the beauty lies
Have some faith that God is on your side
You gotta keep moving so you don't get wrapped
up too tight.
The book of James tells me it's gonna be all right.

The whole dark dream awoke me
I flew the cuckoo's nest
Living in a skyscraper religion
The heroes of today
just out to make a buck
flying free with their heads in the sand.

(Chorus)

Mental junk emotional puzzles muzzles
spending your money just to guzzle
cheap draft
God's wrath
when you can't do the math and you
can't keep up
You singing like a New York City horn
You've gotta relax to be reborn.

(Chorus)

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