Praying For The World

by Dan Frechette

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Recorded August 2016 at The Shed in Bonny Doon, California for Corolla Trunk Records.
Acoustic guitar, vocal, harmonica, bass and electric guitar by Dan Frechette.

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released September 1, 2016

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Track Name: Goodbye Time
I ain't gonna cry my side of the story
Ain't nobody's business if I do
True love ain't on my mind
It turns into doing time
and time ain't nothing on my side

Ain't no memories here to haunt me
Why do things happen this way?
True love ain't how she kissed me
Ain't nobody gonna miss me
Even though I'm sure that's what they'll say

(Chorus) And it's goodbye time
It's goodbye time
Because it's time we say goodbye
and it's goodbye time
it's goodbye time
please don't forget you're on my mind

I see my shadows seem to haunt me
even though I'm climbing in the dark
I just ain't done enough
these times are getting tough
and no one knows what's in my heart

I used to walk the streets so certain
there's nowhere to go now but apart
when all the world moves on
you'll see there ain't a bond
that can bring you right back to the start.
Track Name: Don't Make Me Bad
I can't stand to be in this skin
I'm always on the losing end
Just because you're so good
don't mean you make me bad

Don't have to look too hard to find a friend
I've got to find true love all over again
Just because you're so bad it don't make me bad

I won't tell my side of the story
I'll let the whole world fold below me
I won't fill in blank stares no more
when I got no choice but to head for the door

Well we're tired of being this way
and this dance ain't called it a day
Just because you're so good
it don't make me bad

Someday it's gonna come
and it won't be over and done
and there'll be more right away
where that came from

You're kind of love ain't enough
if I'm stuck contemplating all this stuff
Just because you're so good it don't make me bad
Where are you gonna be
when my boredom sets you free?
Just because you're so good it don't make me bad

I won't tell my side of the story
I'll let the whole world fold below me
I won't fill in blank stares no more
when I got no choice but to head for the door

Well we're tired of being this way
and this dance ain't called it a day
Just because you're so good
it don't make me bad
Just because you're so good
it don't make me bad
Track Name: Give Me A Day
Give me a day
when the waterfalls take me down
and send me out to heal on the waters
and all I'd need were a day
to come back to life again

Give me a day
where the people that I meet
make sense and don't just shoot the breeze
and all I'd need were a day
to come back to life again

Making time between rain songs
No hellos between so longs
something deeper I'll find
where I steer my life's highway

Give me a day
where lies the summit there
and it's my choice to climb
and all I'd need is the air
if you'd please just give me a day

I'd observe the lost
and see something beside the cost
maybe I'd see a way
If they'd only give me a day

Give me a day
where the hearts of fire meet
and dancers spin on the empty streets
and I'll surely find my way
if you'd only give me a day
Track Name: Lover Lullabies
If sleep won't overtake me
I'll just have to lay you down
whisper come softly and turn this night around
if the windows have stars
and the dreams have skies
will you sing along these lonesome melodies
of these lover lullabies?

The world won't leave us alone
never a single day
all I want is to take the poison and put this fate away
but I know that it's oh so tempting
like finding out who cries
in a crowd of distant melodies
in these lover lullabies

You can shake me if you want to
don't leave it all up to me
sometimes togetherness can breathe fire in misery
so I'll take you for now
but I hope you realize
there's bound to be some harmonies
in these lover lullabies
Track Name: Ragtime Baby
(Chorus) Ragtime baby won't you sing for me
Ragtime baby won't you sing for me
I've been blue and busted out on bluegrass street

Ragtime woman I'm cooked and solid gone
Ragtime woman left me here to sing a song
She's gotta hit me with progress
hit me with a bill
when I pull out my money she'll go straight for the kill

(Chorus)

I got 20 years on the kids you'll kiss for free
I got open holes in the legs of my old blue jeans
I can't go on living like this
adding to the list everyday of fun I've missed

(Chorus)

She'll pull my lucky card and we'll hit the town
there's lonely times whether or not you're settled down
better to be sane
better to be free
don't need no tedious company

(Chorus)
Track Name: I Really Don't Mind Flying Lonesome
I really don't mind flying lonesome
where the soul will comfort me
this is not saying I don't love you
by needing to be free
years we've cherished in this warm embrace
'til I know every freckle on your face
now there's other things I need to see
doesn't mean you won't still comfort me

(Chorus)
I really don't mind flying lonesome
I miss finding my own days
walking staring in the stars in the night
fading into obscure pathways

You don't seem to feel the same way
about all the time we share
I guess it's tough to tell the secrets
to one whose soul you should lay bare
It's no secret I will miss you
as I'm stepping out for air
I really don't mind flying lonesome
with all these ages we do share

(Chorus)
Track Name: True Friends
True friends know my side of the story
true friends will call me and wish me well
true friends hold me and bring me to glory
and share in laughter and stories to tell

I'll give my heart to the love that transforms me
I'll lend my spirit to any path that I can take
I'll stay true to loyalty that won't bore me
or turn me into something my pride can not shake

Someday I'll be free
and nothing will paint me or taint me for being real
I'm just another soul on the lost train
why does it have to be such a big deal?

I've got boots that I ain't used yet
and jokes I ain't told now in years
why do I wait for the imposition to forget
the wasted days and unfallen tears?

I was taken through fate
to a life I no longer understand
I'm just another soul on the lost train
there's nothing stopping me from songs I've got planned

True friends know my side of the story
true friends know my side of the story
Track Name: Trying To Find My Way
Hiding out 'til I know where I belong
finding mysteries buried in songs
trying to find my way
trying to find my way

Give me reasons to be on this earth
friends who understand the value of worth
trying to find my way
trying to find my way

Yesterday was a movie
I was stranded in a broken hotel
surrounded by yours truly
counting all the story lines I know too well

There's nothing stopping me from destiny
but maybe I'm my own worst enemy
trying to find my way
trying to find my way

She'll catch up with me again someday
'til then I'm looking for someplace else to play
trying to find my way
trying to find my way

Yesterday was a movie
I was stranded in a broken hotel
surrounded by yours truly
counting all the story lines I know too well
and trying to find my way
Track Name: Forgiveness On The Way
Breaking the deep silence
may be the only way
leave the oppression behind us
find a new way to play
there's a world living so far apart
keep on going until it breaks your heart away

There's a river that will never be the same
there's a gambler living under another name
sometimes things are taken steps too far
you keep on going until you break your heart in shame

and the room feels much smaller now
there's still places to run
don't pretend to walk much taller now
until all your talking has all been done
forgiveness on the way

Happy to find someone
with whom I can relate
without someone to trust
feels like life is such a waste
keep it rolling while you make a new start
you'll never know how if you're circumstance is laced

and the room feels much smaller now
there's still places to run
don't pretend to walk much taller now
until all your talking has all been done
forgiveness on the way
forgiveness on the way
forgiveness on the way
forgiveness on the way
Track Name: Praying For The World
There's rage in the headlines
and dollars in the deadlines
and I'm praying for the world
can't fix a stranger
unless we're dancing in the danger
and I'm praying for the world

(Chorus)
We've come so far
but we're only here now
what isn't so clear now
is why all this fear now?
It's time to rearrange
tradition for a change
and I'm praying for the world

You've got your thrill
and I've got mine
and I'm praying for the world
your thrill kills and my thrill spills
and I'm praying for the world

(Chorus)

New world order
showing up at the border
and I'm praying for the world
we say our thing
and see what joy that will bring
and I'm praying for the world

(Chorus)
Track Name: Let The Big Girl Play
Sometimes I take a stroll
down by the old redwood trees
and I hear the most beautiful sound
resounding in the breeze
I gather up my courage
to pull out my guitar and play
do you mind if I join along
and I can let the big girl play?

I haven't had her for very long
and to other eyes she's small
but in matters of the heartstrings
she ain't so small at all
and the people when they see me
they often wish me to sit and stay
and take her from the case and say
won't you let the big girl play?

(Chorus)
Let the big girl play
let her strings sing hollow and sweet
hear all the birds start singing along
and the sweethearts shuffle their feet
these days there's not enough music
sometimes we lose our way
so let me pull out my old guitar
and let the big girl play

When I am old and I am nearing my early grave
I'll think back to times when I took a chance and was so brave
and I asked that beautiful lady if I could join her song that day
she looked at me and smiled and said won't you let the big girl play?

(Chorus)