Revelations (2018)

by Dan Frechette

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Revelations 04:05
Revelations Tell me where you left your soul? You need to keep free from change You've been raking your lies over the coals watching mother nature turning strange (Chorus) Flood, famine and fires a burning Poor teaching and the rich ain't learning I'm watching Revelations come to life Dig the oil from the bottomless pit Locust drivers never quit Revelations tell me it's a time for strife Now I can see the day when leaders forced it all astray I'd say it had to do with political greed Only the strongest country could afford to plant that seed (Chorus) So tell me what are we to do? If it were up to me I'd leave it up to you We can run circles on and on keep turning messages into songs. (Chorus)
2.
Green Eyed Red Haired Lady I hope my love won't ever be a green eyed red haired lady she'd be much too sweet for me a green eyed red haired lady I hope she doesn't break my heart this green eyed red haired lady I'm broke enough I'm torn apart a green eyed red haired lady The sad wind blows as she says goodbye Red haired funky lady I never got a chance to try a red haired funky lady October spills no dreams on me but of a red haired funky lady She's happy in the world she knows a red haired green eyed lady Nowhere does her sorrow go a red haired green eyed lady She spins around and finds her joy with every single girl and boy a red haired green eyed lady Nowhere does my spirit fly It stays there where I found my high with a red haired green eyed lady My dreams came true so there I'll stay with a green eyed red haired lady my dream will awake someday she's a green eyed red haired lady She's happy in the world she knows a red haired green eyed lady Nowhere does her sorrow go a red haired green eyed lady
3.
Emotion On My Mind I've had enough of you bringing me to these places I've had enough of these people joking around with sad faces (Chorus) Give me a reason to care when you cry give me a reason to fall when you fight I'm tired of you I've got emotion on my mind Sea of fire in the night long before the storm we stood around and wondered whatever became of you so we gathered all our thoughts and left what's left behind waited till the wind died down to go out searching for you. I've had enough of you bringing me to these places I've had enough of these people joking around with sad faces (Chorus)
4.
Hero In My Neighborhood These lonesome hours do a hero no good I can't get out to make this sad world fair I see them on the TV The heroes of today Picking up after mother nature - and I say (Chorus) If there's gonna be a hero in my neighborhood let it be me Roosevelt Sykes could play those 88's but now he's dead down in New Orleans I can't play with a broken heart but God knows I try Show me where to be and I'll be there. You can judge a painting by how she hangs but let's get it straight I've been hanging as of late and it don't make me a better man I wish I could call up a hospital or some kind of charity but there's nothing for me to be doing here evidently (Chorus)
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Walk In Heaven No one talks to strangers in this city no one knows I’ve been running up a treadmill dealing with the blows and the angel in me fallen but the devils don’t seem to care but I’ll still walk in heaven even though I’m never there I’m living in the silence of noisy pointless city there’s beauty in the alley and there’s anger in the pretty you never see the truth until you start getting scared but I’ll still walk in heaven even though I’m never there The woods have claimed another who ditched their limousines and I’m standing in an alley shooting up another scheme to a lonely next door neighbour whose fix is in the air but I’ll still walk in heaven even though I’m never there Women talk to wizards or men with lots of money men will laugh with other men about what they don’t find funny yet nobody is meant to be some drifters souvenir and I’ll still walk in heaven even though I’m never there I’m living in the silence of noisy pointless city there’s beauty in the alley and there’s anger in the pretty you never see the truth until you start getting scared but I’ll still walk in heaven even though I’m never there (Chorus chords solo)
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Flying 03:59
Flying I love eternity It makes my heart say somewhere I miss you so and everyday there's an answer to how we play our thoughts become our souls (Chorus) and you know you've got me flying and the love in me ain't dying and love will find us trying all night long and you know you've got me flying and the love in me ain't dying and love will find us trying all night long There's decisions in sadness and heavens in madness wherever mysteries go but I can see you clearer the more we become nearer to the life we'd like to know (Chorus) (Chorus)
7.
Making Time By Flying I give my life to travel down roads of life I'm meant to go connecting with the music and the sweet-hearted of the longest road I know (Chorus) Making time by flying slowing down to take the train there ain't no use in hiding from what might never be again Everyone we meet we believe it may be the last time Everywhere we go we savor this cold, heat, rain and snow (Chorus) Never knowing the next corner or what circumstance might tie us down there's laughter in the wilderness and in daily paradises found (Chorus) I wish to carry you sweetly through the melodies of rain through the mists of mere survival and the laid back gravy train (Chorus) The nights of no denying and the days of quick refuel well the more we learned from rolling the less we needed school (Chorus)
8.
You Know You're Loved Skip the chapter boy God only knows you're never gonna miss her So stop dreaming of the chore it's time to blow a couple bucks. She's nothing really it's just the box she comes in Give life a grin and go on She's nothing really it's just the box she comes in Give life a grin and go on (chorus) You know you're loved the pleasure's been received on your end yes it has you know you're loved when the pleasure's been received on your end yes it has You know you're loved because the pleasure has been received on your end yes it has. Skip the chapter boy I don't think it was the wrong thing to do you'll go on to other bedsides maybe chaos will bring you peace of mind. She's nothing really it's just the box she comes in Give life a grin and go on She's nothing really it's just the box she comes in Give life a grin and go on (chorus)
9.
I'm A Stray 03:59
I'm A Stray I'm giving up taking risks with your warnings I'm going so far away Leaving the tools with rusty edges clear from rain and decay (Chorus) I'm a stray from staying and praying things won't work out I guess and don't keep me from leaving keep me from regret I was breaking rules I was making hiding what I was fighting in my life but the heart remains heavy will someone please realize? (Chorus) (Bridge) Never ever ask me why I keep questioning the shadows Never ever ask me why I find no certainty Never ever ask me why I keep questioning the shadows Never ever ask me why I find no certainty
10.
Nothing Without Your Love Do you love the sunset on your own? Or with my poems or my hand to hold Do you miss the chances that we took so freely? I'm here in this hole and I'm wasting away My hands are tied and I can not pray There ain't no hell that's worse than this selfish greed (Chorus) Because I'm nothing without your love Because I'm nothing without your love You're having fun living high in your town while I bury our blankets under the ground and the past, it doesn't speak to me so clearly The day you went was the day that you came You showed me your curse and I showed you my chains Maybe it still can work if we're together (Chorus) Tell me the chains that you caught won't fall I'm waiting Tell me the chains that you caught won't fall I'm waiting (Chorus) Do you love the sunset on your own? Or with my poems or my hand to hold Do you miss the chances that we took so freely? (Chorus)
11.
Hobo's Cousin Dancing to a moonlit song Our breath is plain to see With drunken hearts we heed no one there's no place left to be (Chorus) And Hobo's cousin drinks more than he doesn't and everybody's feeling no pain even the rising sun won't break up the fun when people live for every song you play How are you tonight my friends? I can't recall your names But love's a feeling up near the ceiling where no head is hung in shame (Chorus) Na na na.... Wishing there were a hundred here while the night is young But they start small and gather late Until the song is sung (Chorus) At dawn my lover comes to me and tells me of her dreams while I tell the crowd to shout aloud and trip through these refrains (Chorus) Na na na...
12.
Friend Oh Sweet Friend Of Mine Friend oh sweet friend of mine Friend you'll always be When there's hardships in the darkness on the path to clarity Friend Oh Sweet Friend Of Mine our time will never pass we'll someday speak of memories as the journey that did last (Chorus) And in the end we saw the path as it was meant to be Friend Oh Sweet Friend Of Mine the valley holds the sea There's no longer need to wander there's no longer need to roam Friend Oh Sweet Friend Of Mine you're the only love I've known no matter the past before us or what the path may be you'll find me always by your side in steadfast sincerity (Chorus) I'll show you all the meadows I will follow you on the trails I will seek to find hereafter in the edges of the tales and in the skies of wonder will the heavens call your name and shatter me to oblivion a love to never tame (Chorus)

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Recording notes:

This album was recorded with a Tascam 2488 neo and vocals and guitar were recorded simultaneously with a C3000 AKG on vocals (with bass roll off on) and an Apex 191 microphone on the guitar. Bass was plugged directly to the console. Banjo was recorded with both mics on and a bit of bleed from having the monitors on. Monitors were left on during the final mixdown of tracks 1 and 2. This was done deliberately to give a more lively feeling to the recording.

Percussion was a flat brush used on a Dharmbuka Turkish drum to my right and an egg shaker held in my hand holding a brush playing on a tambourine. Sometimes I held an incense holder and hit the edge of the egg shaker or my steel music stand. I sat on a bass woofer meinl Cajon and am using a Pearl bass drum pedal with two moose hide leather slippers on the hammer. Makes for a nice fat sound. Cajon is close miked with Apex 191 and the rest is picked up by the AKG.

I decided to produce an album more based on rhythm than anything else. There were opportunities to record more overdubs and make it more "dressed up" than it really needs. Less reverb, more intimate, less lead guitar. Simple!

I also decided on this album to do minimal takes and not fester the spirit of the songs, many of these songs have been on my mind for 10-15 years and have not yet been recorded. Special thanks to Sarah Cruse for the blessing of your inspiration that gave me the boost to make this CD.

This album is dedicated to the memory of Evelyne Schirm (1981-2013).

Thanks to you, the listener, for enjoying the music and especially for your support! In life, nothing is free, so why should music made my independent musicians be?

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released February 14, 2018

Written, produced, recorded and mixed by Dan Frechette.
All songs copyright Dan Frechette /registered with SOCAN.
Recorded and mixed at The Shed in Bonny Doon on February 13-14, 2018.
Dan Frechette (all instruments) - vocals, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, banjo, bass, percussion.

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