Sing And Sail With Me (2019)

by Dan Frechette

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released July 28, 2019

Recorded in July 2019 at The Shed in Bonny Doon, CA
All songs copyright 2019 Music and Lyrics by Dan Frechette.

Album cover taken at Point Reyes, California.

Dan Frechette - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Taropatch Ukulele, Banjo, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Harmonica, Dobro, Mandolin, Lap Slide Guitar.

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Track Name: Running Man
Running Man

I love the silver wings on the prayers that
I’m flying all the way down to lands I’ve gone
There’s no silllhouettes from silence
and I know I’m about to find my blues
Times are going crazy now
I right my path away from all the sin.

I can no longer be some child inside a prayer
I am now a running man fighting for some air
I believe in nights laid bare
she just sleeps away these moments I would share
That I would share

(Chorus)
Find your way from follow to the lead
Find your way from frozen to the speed
Find your way from nothing to the need
Find your way from stolen to the freed
Find your way from broken to the seed
Find your way to salvation from the greed.

I must carry on this decision is mine
I can’t turn my back on anything but an open wound of mine
It’s really time to heal time to feel
before I waste anybody’s time ever again

(Chorus)

I can no longer be some child inside a prayer
I am now a running man fighting for some air
I believe in nights laid bare
she just sleeps away these moments I would share
That I would share
Track Name: I Have To Find A Love For Mary
I Need To Find A Love For Mary

I need to find a love for Mary
Someone in shape
Be younger and smarter
live near Monterey
and have it all squared away

She’s been all alone now
for so many years
Her lone highway of diamonds has now
become a sad trail of tears

I’ll have to find a love for Mary
They’ve left a heart in the dust
She’s been replaced by the Masters
She’ll survive if she must
and it’s hard to be Mary
I understand her song
There’s nowhere to go except luck
when the roads have gone on so wrong.

I have to find a love for Mary
She’s been so alone
upset and hopeless and almost being thrown from her home
She’s unable to make money
Because she’s too proud
She knows what she’s deserving
but somehow the luck just holds her down

I have to find a love for Mary
a Dream man alone
He’s tall and he’s handsome
and looking to save someone’s soul
I have to find a love for Mary
I’ll write her a poem
turn it into a song
and never sing it for Mary
while she’s still all alone.
Track Name: Mystery Dream
Mystery Dream

Sometimes I don’t know where to turn
But I know my heart will find a way
If there ever was a bridge to burn
I’d have to find the heart to stay

So no matter what you see
Somehow it all adds up to me
Even though somedays I hope and pray
This dream is something I can save

(Chorus)
This is no mystery dream
And I feel so left behind
It’s been a long hard road
Searching for what fate I’ll find
and I’m still on that road
Please be a friend of mine.

I’ve counted days I’m down
standing like a broken tree
I still have roots but I can’t grow
The sky has made a fool of me

And I’m still hanging around
Don’t make a memory of me
You know I’ll be in the past you found
Back when we’d never disagree.

(Chorus)
Track Name: Gypsy Wind Do Blow
Gypsy Wind Do Blow

I’m going down a river
To find another soul
Someone else is thirsty
Someone I don’t know
We’ll lock eyes in the sunshine
While the gypsy band does play
We’ll be the survivors
and feel the bad dreams wash away

She’ll be a survivor
A broken soul of gold
She’ll be the sound of music
When the gypsy band goes cold
No fire will uproot us
But it will burn inside our dreams
Until the summer winds do blow
And dry the winter streams

Gypsy wind do blow
blow her song along my mind
I have heaven in my heartache
and she’s so hard to find
Gypsy wind do blow
The river overflows
Find her dancing to the music
The heartbeat of the soul

Going down a river
To find another soul
Track Name: We Don't Know Where We're Going To Wind Up
Don't Know Where We're Going To Wind Up

Seasons come and go
and now we're on our way to a road
and we don't know where we're going to wind up
We've got the blues in our working shoes
sending out love not getting news
and we don't know where we're going to wind up

It's no way for a dreamer to live
in a world that forgets what we give
if we find a home to settle down
we'll be giving our heart and soul to this town

but luck is going to have to play a part
lots of wheels out there to outsmart
and we don't know where we're going to wind up
if we wind up in Felton or Boulder Creek
there'll be a rocking band up your street.
and we don't know where we're going to wind up

It's no way for a dreamer to live
in a world that forgets what we give
if we find a home to settle down
we'll be giving our heart and soul to this town
Track Name: Eleventh Hour Empire
The Eleventh Hour Empire

There's nowhere to run when we don't have control
and the man can come take us at will
then we're gone to the gallows
there's too many rules in their factory mills
maybe we're all criminals
running fast in the shadows

(Chorus)
The past ain't the future now all is amiss
it's plain to see people can't go on like this
All these regulations limitations of bliss
Babylon don't need our gold
when the eleventh hour empire gets sold.

We burn rubber dreams on the way up their hill
with only so much time to go
it's already too high to climb
and they jack up the prices
they jack up the fines
the corporate right on a roll
why do we do time?

(Chorus)

All of the customs immigration and suits
think freedom is not a pursuit
but a world they devise
but freedom brings nomads where they belong
for millenia nothing was wrong
but still the heart beats in a country that dies

(Chorus)
Track Name: Sing And Sail With Me
Sing And Sail With Me

I’ve walked the line a half a million times
there’s so much ocean in me
If I sail away would you take me back?
Because I know you will not follow me
Goodbye California I’m a sick me
Canada will take care of me
They’d take care of you too
It’s hard to swallow the truth
when everything here tastes of greed
When everything here tastes of greed

(Chorus)
A routine is a dead man walking
A song is a friend in need
A friendship is meant for just talking
Why not come and sing and sail with me?

I know you’re tired of adventure
and adventure is just as tired of you
Can’t expect everyone to have fun
When the hard times is all you can do.

So off and away I’ll be sailing today
to my sweet new romance where I’ll land
May the wind be your Marigold companion
and the rain beat the drum in your band.
May the rain beat the drum in your band.

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
You know it’s never too late to be an angel
Even when the world has followed you down
When it’s time for the change you’ll be running your soul back to town
You’ll be running your soul back to town.

(Chorus)

I’ve walked the line a half a million times
there’s so much ocean in me
Track Name: Hearts Will Find My Love Again
Hearts May Find My Love Again

Give me some air
I want some
A rainy misty day in your arms
Let me kiss without denying
Lone moments pass when we’re apart

(Chorus)
Someday a new song will appear
in dreams I’ll sing for years on end
and life will soar on without fear
and hearts may find my love again

Why can’t dreams like this surround me?
Why do I live on one old song?
She rhymes so fine but when I play her
I’m getting the rhythms and chords all wrong

(Chorus)

Sometimes you go where you’re not wanted
Even though you’re needed in the end
I’ve survived a wildfire of desire
In this little life I’ve felt now and then

(Chorus)

Too bad the scene will be replayed
In the broken heart saloon
Always someone I’ll never love
And my friend this certainly ain’t you

(Chorus)
Track Name: Forever One Step Short Of Heaven
Forever One Step Short Of Heaven

In your desire my heart won't fade
our lives will build sometimes to break
shadows will fall between our mistakes
and we'll be forever one step short of heaven

I wrote a song on the back of my guitar
something deep inside me I've not taken very far
sitting on a gold mine when potential is all that you are
and we'll be forever one step short of heaven

(Bridge)
When do we talk and share all these fears?
needs not set aside paths forever clear
dreams that are just silly thoughts
poems that are just words
I'll put some money in these pots
and some seed out for these birds

We're going to take the next step tonight
we're bound to set this matter in the light
nowhere else to go but to end this shadow fight
or we'll be forever one step short of heaven

Children of the future too silent to pray
lives in denial spirits sent away
sometimes it's time to shake it up
or to call the dream a day
or we'll be forever one step short of heaven
or we'll be forever one step short of heaven
Track Name: A New Song Of Beauty
A New Song Of Beauty

I sang a song quickly, it came from a mountain.
It came from a mountain and it laid in the sand.
Out of the great nowhere a new song was singing.
I felt it inside me going out to the land.
She wasn't a sad song or one I could hold on.
It was a sweet melody of plain truth to me.
She stayed in my heart and I heard it forever.
It was in my last moments before I would sleep.

(Chorus)

Ooooh, sing a new song of beauty.
Ooooh, sing a song to feel through me.
Ooooh, sing a song to be with me.
Ooooh, a new song of beauty.

When sadness blew through the life I could not tame
with the people so wild with their sorrow and pain.
I felt the song shiver and bring me back to beauty.
Beauty I'd heard and felt were the same.

(Chorus)

As evening passes through days long together,
when the nights are so silent while the dead reach the sky.
I'll always remember this new song of beauty.
It will always sing in me 'til my heart runs dry.

(Chorus)
Track Name: What Dreams Fear Takes Away
What Dreams Fear Takes Away

Just for the sake of starting over
You are her friend
From every beginning
waits another long climb
directly to an end
Where ever you’ve gone, babe,
is somewhere you’ll be
Someday looking back
while Sunday is shining
bright lights on your knees

Whenever it’s late
To be taking home a fool
You’ll be a sinner
Obey a new kind of rule
Late in the night
Or early in the day
When you’re on your own
You’ll be fulfilling
what dreams fear takes away.

She won’t have you back
If you’d rather be gone
Driving around town
Errands of betrayal
as summertime drags on
You can’t ask her to give in
oh, and join in the crusade
You know it would be fun
but it just ain’t the way
these sad stories are made

Whenever it’s late
To be taking home a fool
You’ll be a sinner
Obey a new kind of rule
Late in the night
Or early in the day
When you’re on your own
You’ll be fulfilling
what dreams fear takes away.

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