No Stranger To Pain (2020)

by Dan Frechette

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released January 4, 2020

Recorded December 2019/January 2020 at The Shed in Bonny Doon, CA.

All songs written by Dan Frechette/SOCAN/Copyright 2019.

Album cover photo by Jim McKenzie.

Dan Frechette - Vocals, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, electric guitar, electric bass guitar, drums, percussion, mandolin, banjo, resonator lap slide, lap slide guitar, 8 string ukulele, echo harmonica and harmonica.

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

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Track Name: No Stranger To Pain
No Stranger To Pain

You're so broke your wallets for sale
your mama's saying you looking pretty pale
well you're hearts for sale you're no stranger to pain
but you're trying to be

One man's meat is another man's retreat
nothing like starving to keep you on the edge of your seat
well you're hearts for sale you're no stranger to pain
but you're trying to be

(Chorus)
Put the banjo on rock n' roll
say you're gay or save your soul
or buff up live up to magazines
stoke your fire with gasoline
wear the clothes the rubbies hate
turn your body into bait
your story can go on and on and on
in your sell out song

Take a look out to the parachute skies
turns out the ground must be the elusive prize
well you're hearts for sale you're no stranger to pain
but you're trying to be

There's always nothing better than the way things were
until they change the rules we'll be losing our shirts
well you're hearts for sale you're no stranger to pain
but you're trying to be

(Chorus)

They've been burning ripping and stealing what's on your mind
they try to keep you down control by design
you're hearts for sale you're no stranger to pain
but you're trying to be

As long as we accept the fate everything will be just fine
There's always no hope because the greed is so unkind
well you're hearts for sale you're no stranger to pain
but you're trying to be

(Chorusx2)
Track Name: Don't You Leave Me Darling
Don't You Leave Me Darling

I'd give you all my money
you could dress up like a queen
I'd give you all my money
and you could dress up like a queen
Don't you leave me darling
Don't you leave me darling
Don't you leave me darling
the grass is looking green to me.

You want some other loving ain't no way I could treat you kind
You want some other loving ain't no way I could treat you kind
Don't you leave me darling
Don't you leave me darling
Don't you leave me darling
You always on my mind

Nobody knows you nobody knows you like I do
Nobody knows you nobody knows you like I do
Don't you leave me darling
Don't you leave me darling
Don't you leave me darling
Nobody knows you nobody knows you like I do

Yeah I look at another woman and I get the third degree
Well now I look at another woman and I get the third degree
Don't you leave me darling
Don't you leave me darling
Don't you leave me darling
You always home with me

I'd give you all my money
you could dress up like a queen
I'd give you all my money
and you could dress up like a queen
Don't you leave me darling
Don't you leave me darling
Don't you leave me darling
the grass is looking green to me.
Track Name: Keep Me A Holy Man
Keep Me A Holy Man

God help me make some friends
keep me a holy man
Give my music to the heavens
keep me a holy man
I saw heaven in a razor blade
keep me a holy man
Don't ever let her love me again
keep me a holy man

Don't let my way be distraction
keep me a holy man
Won't get in on all the action
keep me a holy man
Where's the Jesus Christ parade?
keep me a holy man
Let's thank the man who had me made
keep me a holy man

Let's all be the same tomorrow
keep me a holy man
Let's all beg and never borrow
I want a heart that doesn't steal
or put me on a road to sorrow

God help me make some friends
keep me a holy man
Give my music to the heavens
keep me a holy man
I saw heaven in a razor blade
keep me a holy man
Don't ever let her love me again
keep me a holy man
Track Name: Oh Honey, What's Wrong?
Oh Honey, What's Wrong?

If I were
a genius man
I'd pick up on trouble
as fast as you can
you're my girl
and I don't know your face sometimes.

Give me a reason
to be upset like you
I need a reason to sing the blues
what's wrong?
Oh honey, what's wrong?

(chorus)
I've been looking in the rain for some heat
I've been looking in the gravy for some meat
All I know is you got me beat
you're a hot meat platter steaming mad at me.

Your politics are killing me
I can't shadow box or pretend to be
so concerned
when I'm blinded by my love
Because my love don't carry no pain
I try to be funny when there's nothing to say
what's wrong?
Oh honey, what's wrong?

(chorus)

If I were
a genius man
I'd pick up on trouble
as fast as you can
you're my girl
and I don't know your face sometimes.

Sorry that I'm not a man of respect
after being the loner it's hard to give a shit
but I'll grow
oh I'll grow.

(chorus)
Track Name: The Mirror Of His Eyes
The Mirror Of His Eyes

This is a squeaky broke down throne
with no knock on the door
when it's calm and they've got the rain
coming in from miles offshore
he's sitting here in his castle
looking down on his poor
with the sad empty feeling knowing
they can't take him there no more

(Chorus)
Sometimes he's under the weather
and then sometimes he'll realize
there's a hint of distress in the mirror of his eyes
there's an edge of some memory
a chain of events he has caused
and in the shrill bite of conscience
the esteem he has lost
oh the esteem he has lost

He'll sit there and he'll wonder
in his silence alone
is he here without laughter
like a skin without a bone?
is this because of all those he's jilted
those let down souls he won't feel
or are even the saints left
with wounds like this they must heal?

(Chorus)
Track Name: Anyone You Love
Anyone You Love

He gives you the eye he's got something on you
sort of like the way that I do too
Anyone can love you you can never get burned
some of us are hoping you will love us in return

(chorus)
'Cause you can take
from the helpless
'cause you can take
from guys like me
you can break any good man heartless
but anyone you love is gonna love you less than me.

When you saw me I could stare you down
I didn't shrink and I didn't turn around
but before I'll be setting my heart on you
I'll be taking my time and taking yours too.

(chorus)
Track Name: Do I Know?
Do I Know?

Do I know what I would do if you slipped away tomorrow?
Find my way somehow back home where the fields would fill with sorrow
fall from grace so gracefully
and your memory path I'd follow
this broken voice will not give up or turn so soft or hollow

Do I know what I would do if you waited there to find me?
You'd see me deep in love divine
no way time would unwind me
The clock would tick the minutes down
until past fell behind me
and in your arms I'd be again and no sad paths to bind me

Do I know what I would do if someone took your hand?
Remain your friend and confidant
your loneliness I'd understand
I'd hold you somehow everyday
and have you in my band
I'd dance with you in afternoons and recall journeys we had planned

Do I know what I would do if you slipped away tomorrow?
Find my way somehow back home where the fields would fill with sorrow
fall from grace so gracefully
and your memory path I'd follow
this broken voice will not give up or turn so soft or hollow
Track Name: A Broken Goodbye
A Broken Goodbye

There's a road
stretched out from the crossroads
I've gained and lost.
There's a backroad
to get back to the past
despite the cost.
She's worried about me leaving behind
the future of bad and good times
and I'm lost and waving in the wind
of a broken goodbye.

She's been sold on my heart even though
it's been jaded.
And the romance that has bloomed between us
has been stranded and faded.
She knows my business for sure
and I can't say I'm glad as it were
but I'm loading the gun of my dreams
and a broken goodbye.

As I walk past the gifts
time stole from the future
and I can't see old friends
quite the same way.
There's things I can't blame on her style
that I just can't blame on her smile
and she's changing just like the seasons
I can't hide away.

There's a child in the man
who is gone and now can not cry.
There's an old man
who looks down at the people
through the walls of time
and he sees a man in transition
looking with the lost broken vision
and he can't make out the shoulder
of the road or the lines.

As I walk past the gifts
time stole from the future
and I can't see old friends
quite the same way.
There's things I can't blame on her style
that I just can't blame on her smile
and she's changing just like the seasons
I can't hide away.
Track Name: Moving So Fast
Moving So Fast

You met my heaven in a dream
we dream together so you see what it means
you hold my hands we kiss the stars
until the paths behind us grow dark

(chorus)
We're moving so fast
since your heart made a change from the past
falling in love
with the dreams you've been dreaming of.

When we're dancing on the sands
your blue eyes drifting towards heaven's lonely lands
drift towards heaven everyday
we can hear the highway.

(chorus x2)
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)

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