post '76 (1996)

by Dan Frechette



5 song EP recorded in Toronto. The video for "The Way It Is" was on Muchmusic during the summer of 1998.


released May 25, 1996

Dan Frechette - Electric, 12 string and classical guitars - vocals, harmony vocals.
Pete Prilesnik - Bass, Electric Guitar (track 4,5), Electric Piano (track 1)
Matt Dematteo - Drums, Keys.
Larry Nusbaum - Percussion

Recorded, mixed at Presence Studios.
Mastered in New York by Howie Weinberg
cover by Saul McFarland

Thanks to Rob the band, Mike the brains, Mike The bucks, Bobby the Gale, Barbara the basement, Saul the jacket.

All songs written by Dan Frechette except "The Way It Is" written by Dan Frechette and Derek Nyberg.

All songs Copyright Dan Frechette (unless otherwise noted) and registered with SOCAN.


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

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Track Name: 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

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


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: Goodbye Monday
Goodbye Monday

Goodbye Monday
hello smiles
nice to see you
again for a while
you caught me on a rainy day.

Hello Gerald
What's the problem?
was Thursday evenings meal mighty rotten?
You caught me on a rainy day.

I put it straight to you
You've got no clues
about what a couple of your words can do
You caught me on a rainy day.

Goodbye Monday
hello smiles
I'll pick a stolen flower for you
Let it wilt a while
you caught me on a rainy day.

You caught me on a rainy day
You caught me on a rainy day
You caught me on a rainy day
You caught me on a rainy day
Track Name: The Way It Is
The Way It Is

Let me tell you something 'bout the way it is
Expect you deserve it's a hit or miss
I never had it my way since I was a kid
wanted to be a rock star wanted to fit in

You can put the needle back in your vein
I ain't gonna be the one to take the blame
Who's gonna stay when there's nothing to gain?
But a bullshit life in an empty lane?

(chorus) You may wonder why
Sights are set so high
because you're slipping out back like a refugee
knowing everybody's gonna want a piece of your heart.

Talk is cheap
if you can buy the time.
You got a ticket in your pocket
I hope the world don't eat you alive
You say I'm under your skin
but that's how it's got to be.
No matter where you go
you're gonna have to think of me

Track Name: Too Young To Know
Too Young To Know

What to say to the world now?
They say I'm too young to know.
They try to tell me to listen
Read the lips of the old
and my side of the story only appeals to the blind
but I'm telling my story
maybe you'll see me this time.

(chorus) What about you?
What about you?
Is it tough for you too? x2
(to be heard and seen trying to live out your dream)

No such thing as original
Just do your thing and you pray.
Maybe someone is on your side
and it will pay off someday.
I tried to tell it to some punk
he was trying to go his own course
I just smiled at his frown and said,
"It's been all done before."


Strange and change is the flavor
they make it tougher on you.
Pretty soon your own children
will tell you what you can do.
Too bad the rich old timers
can't spread their money around
because the poor give them nothing
who's got the run of the town?


What to say to the world now?
They say I'm too young to know.
Track Name: Child In The Man
Child In The Man

There's a child in the man
Who doesn't love you for your body
Loves your eyes
The way they dance all the time.
The way I feel in your presence
and you laugh when you can.
If you leave, please remember, there's a child in the man.

There's a child in the man
playing guessing games.
One day I'm the prisoner.
The next day I'm the chains.
How I'd love to know you worship
the love that always stands.
It seems best left unsaid
to the child in the man.

The curfew calls
but the child doesn't answer.
He'd rather lay alone with you
until the night knows no measure.
It's a strange hour
To be in your land
of fantasy and beauty
for this child in the man.
There's a child in the man.
There's a child in the man.
There's a child in the man.
There's a child in the man.

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