Songs Of Love and Pathos (2012)

by Dan Frechette



released May 5, 2012

All songs Copyright Dan Frechette (unless otherwise noted) and registered with SOCAN. "Feel Tender My Soul" lyrics by Sirena Ceniccola.

Label - Corolla Trunk Records
Album Title - Songs of Love and Pathos
Release - May 5, 2012

Songs of Love and Pathos
Rambling Dan Frechette - Vocals/12 String Guitar/Bass/Mandolin

Recorded and mixed on March 8, 2012.

1. Everyone Loves You 2:22
2. Fare Thee Well 3:14
3. Feel Tender My Soul 2:26
4. Free The Beast 3:41
5. Her Moonlight Indigo 2:50
6. I Started Believing In Today 3:12
7. I'm Certain I'm Right 2:57
8. Once Upon A Dream 4:00
9. Out There Somewhere Tonight 2:26
10. Rolling Like The Ocean 3:04
11. Straight Through The Heart 2:57
12. The Edges Of Belfast 3:35
13. The Horizon 2:25
14. The Waltz 2:25
15. Time On His Own 4:12
16. Together Again 2:24
17. When I Start To Fall 3:31

Cover photos by Quinn Keast-Wiatrowski and Jen Kehler
Back cover photo by Rambling Dan.
Manufactured by Ironstone Technologies, Winnipeg.
Special thanks to Agnes Frechette and poet Ardith Paige Henoch
who inspired the making of this album.


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

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Track Name: Everyone Loves You
Everyone Loves You

You have passed me by
I have greeted you in the streets with warm smiles
when your back was turned
I could see you for miles
and nowhere have I come and gone
without imagining you beside me
and you touch everyone
you love everyone
and everyone loves you

You've changed my life so well
the armor was strong but it fell on the shell I hid in
broke it in two
now I have you to talk to

I want you to stay everyday
I don't ever want you to fade away
or turn your back my friend
because you love everyone
and everyone loves you

You love everyone
you love everyone
and everyone loves you.
Track Name: Fare Thee Well
Fare Thee Well

Dreams are like dreams
and faith is like fire
Dreams are like dreams
and faith is like fire
the worlds' blessings won't last
if you let yourself give into the fire
fare thee well fare thee well fare thee well
to my sweet desire

Who can you tell
when you know that the whole world is watching?
Is it just plain easy to count all the coin you've been tossing?
Ain't it sad when you say to yourself that you were the big liar?
Fare the well fare thee well fare thee well to my sweet desire

(chorus) and it seems these dreams
are just dreamed and then they fade away
you go on
hoping you'll get there someday x2

You've been cruel to yourself
it's cruel how you act
to yourself and this world you've been living an unspoken pact
but you'll never turn from the dream
even though deep down it's been down to the wire
fare thee well fare thee well fare thee well to my sweet desire.

Track Name: Feel Tender My Soul
Feel Tender My Soul
(Lyrics by Sirena Ceniccola)

When you are lost
In a sea of faces
Look inward to your heart and you'll see mine
When hollow voices ring in your ear
hear mine whispering the song of home

(chorus) when doubt and confusion
invade your world
feel tender my soul wrapped around you
when miles or minutes
seperate our union
feel tender my soul wrapped around you

Feel me
Feel this passion
flow through my every pore
when darkness rears it's ugly head
look over your shoulder into these eyes.

Track Name: Free The Beast
Free The Beast

Chaos reigns throughout the night
and sleeps undisturbed
and awakens with a watchful eye
when it hears anything unheard
there's a gap outside that's ten years wide
can only be filled by space
while the fate of all is determined
by the outlaws of the humanrace

(chorus) Though it's hard to keep ones mind
been waiting so long now there is no time
oh please
mama won't you free the beast from me?

A genius will overestimate how much filth gets around
while an anarchist will under-rate a good night on the town
and though they've got their promises of things that remain to be seen
out of vain they'll overtake time that will never cease.

And though it's hard to keep ones mind
they must find out if they are out of time
oh please
mama won't you free the beast from me?
Track Name: Her Moonlight Indigo
Her Moonlight Indigo

It's fast lights and it's hot lights
cold nights and it's good nights
she comes and goes like laughter
hardships in between
uncertainties and fortitude
mojo and some attitude
low days kissed with altitude
the breeding of the dream

(chorus) she comes no longer to the music
demons lay her down confused
infused between mystery and fear
when she finds what she's looking for
she'll find she won't search no more
her moonlight indigo still draws you near.

My heart sun shines a sweet song
she glides beyond everything that's wrong
I'll listen in my duty
to the beating of her breast
I pay I stay I weigh I lay
she fades and shades sweet serenades
with words no broken lover made
before her blissful rest.


February rain again
sunlit paths back in my brain
she can't be sad she's beautiful
yet a man can't heal her pain
she's watching all the dirty floors
listening to St. John's Shore
wondering if she'll close the door
next time I'm in the rain

(chorus x2)
Track Name: I Started Believing In Today
I Started Believing In Today

My eyes keep falling shut in the sunshine
So many days I wish I could rule
these mountains and dreams
the summer will show us the way
we can chase all these streets away
run in the fields where we lay

(chorus) I didn't love her because she was sacred
I didn't love her because she was cool
I didn't love her because others had left me
I started believing in today.

Take all the thinking away
Call the past old
Feel a storm shine its way through the dark
It's a race to the place where I started from
Today is my time for to sing

Track Name: I'm Certain I'm Right
I'm Certain I'm Right

I won't wait because the fire is gone
Don't need someone to lean on
She's got nothing on me today
I'm losing out in a brand new way

My heart's broken I'm telling you
Something with my standard I know it's true
I will regret walking out the door
but I'm certain I'm right it's ok
I light a candle and turn off the day

She knew me too well to care
She had no handle on the grudges I held on her
Now I'm aching and I know she will for sure
because I'm certain I'm drifiting away

(chorus x2)
Track Name: Once Upon A Dream
Once Upon A Dream

Here's the tale of Mary Sue
She fought and won a crack in her heart
Once upon a time she knew
just what it took to face the truth
Mary lived upon a dream
Don't question why she seldom cried
she lived in a long forgotten world
where conscience was confused with pride

Mary kept her passion within
when once when she was swept away
She fell in love with one man's heart
and his love for her would never fade
they met and married on a June
she wept a tear before "I do"
they blazed this trail of frozen dreams
left blazing in her memory.

Once upon a dream she lived until she awoke to face it alone
she lost all there was left to lose and my she was alone

Before the last would come to first
she feared the best would bring the worst
like a horror eyed bandit a roaming the roads
she was left to face it all alone
Another barefaced liason
she did not know would be their last
Mary if only that you knew
that he would not be coming back

Track Name: Out There Somewhere Tonight
Out Somewhere Tonight

You know I'm always gonna love you
it's easy as can be
there's no doubt I'll always think about you
before I think about me
I've searched this whole world to find you
the miles still show
as long as you can take me a little farther
that's where I'm gonna go

(chorus) all alone and singing and playing
something don't feel right
I'm just a dreamer with a dream come true and you're out there out somewhere tonight

The boys say "just let her be, make a brand new start - you'll find some other on the road somewhere - it's just the breaking of a heart"
But everytime I lay at night the stars lose their place because everywhere in the shining night
are visions of your face.

Track Name: Rolling Like The Ocean
Rolling Like The Ocean

I have beauty and deep devotion
deep inside
my God where does it lead?
This painful emotion
rolls like the ocean
higher and higher
like the stars and the dreams

and these schemes and disease
are rolling like the ocean
over and under in me
and the schemes and disease
are rolling like the ocean
over and under in me
over and under in me.

I found two words
that can never be lost
when you find the truth
you speak to praise God
let the wind carry lovers
let the sound hurt the silence
I'll let this spirit take me
through peace and silly violence

(chorus x 2)
Track Name: Straight Through The Heart
Straight Through The Heart

(chorus) Straight through the heart of a man like me
You're straight through the heart of a man like me
your arrow of chaos felt but unseen
takes me away

The bells of midnight
toll and sound
the hopeless voices
rattle and hound
The seaboats holler
as the seashore pounds
Take me away


The ice on fire
burns the floor
indigo children
laugh at the wars
the ghosts request
another shot of horror
take me away

Track Name: The Edges Of Belfast
The Edges Of Belfast

She was dancing on the oceanside as he started the flame
He'd met her on the highway and they'd learned each others names
Only time would tell him if she ever felt the same
only love, only love

He whispered soft dreams to her and she rose to say goodnight
crept and found her next door tent lit by the pale moonlight
she saw the future clearly there were clouds within his sight
only love, only love

(chorus) Desiree set him free from his chains of dreams wrought with gallantry.

They camped up north in Coolridge and they camped upeast in Kent and they drank vodka in Rotterdam with money saved for rent
he felt her drifting spirit as the mornings came and went
only love, only love
he told her of his mother how remarkable she was
how he'd never found a woman who could live life like she does
she said her father never changed she's glad he bit the dust
only love, only love.


The next morning by a campsite near a mountain at Dunkirk
she mentioned she'd be drifting back to Belfast for some work
Inside he cried so softly but outside he kicked the dirt
only love, only love
so she left him cold one morning on the edges of Belfast
he stared at thorny oatmeal flying feelings at half mast
he wondered at the highway as she became his past
only love, only love

Track Name: The Horizon
The Horizon

I watch time float away on some vicious cloud
that rains its sorrow over these roads I follow
someday it will take a bigger man
who wants to take a bigger chance
and make the moon put on its mask
the sun tucked in the horizon
the horizon

Along the reaches of the wind in places
I can walk and find my friendly faces
out near the bouts of chatter
over the more trivial matters
and the clicking heels of the dancers
all along the horizon
the horizon

And chaos turns and looks at you
with your feather, cap, and quill and boots
what words does he conjure up in you?
what lies and tales does he spin for you?
and the night will be on its last page soon
and the sun will define the horizon
the horizon.
Track Name: Morningtime Lovers Waltz
The Waltz

Morningtime lovers awoke neath the dawn
Beautiful music crept down from the trees
Maybe someday I will write a new song
about a young morningtime lover and me

You were a stranger when nothing was pretty
You sang of devils who played with your mind
When I first saw you
You put on a sad smile
'Til your beauty touched me these streets were not mine.

My longing was matched by someone who loved me
I sat down yesterday wrote a new song
This is to you my sweet morningtime lover
The morningtime lovers awoke 'neath the dawn.
Track Name: Time On His Own
Time On His Own

He's got few friends
don't comfort him
he's the butt of the jokes
being told around him
getting unneeded alone time on his own

he tries to find
a love that sticks
but he's tired of running
against their tricks
getting unneeded alone time on his own

(chorus) they say "hey, you'll find her the less you're looking"
but he knows what kind of scheme they're cooking
he knows that's their way of saying "leave them alone"
he's got an open heart but a closing mind
and he wants to end all this killing time
getting unneeded alone time on his own.

It'll take a special girl to give him a chance
because he lives with his mother and he doesn't dance
getting unneeded alone time on his own
he's self-employed, money comes and goes
he's broken every heart he knows
getting unneeded alone time on his own


He has some luck but it never lasts
he wants it now - he wants it fast
getting unneeded alone time on his own
all the happy couples strolling by
he wants to live
he wants to die
getting unneeded alone time on his own

Track Name: Together Again
Together Again

If I could stay here
a real long time
then you'd know it's because I love you deep inside
Take the cue
that's what you do
Because you'd know at least that I'm a fool for you

I'm waiting for that special day when we can be together again. Together again.
I'm waiting for that special day when we can be together again. Together again.

You've changed me
I've changed for good
and now nothing will return me to the pain
and it's plain
it's plain to see
that you have made a miracle of me

We won't grow colder
we'll just grow older yeah
waiting for that special day when we can be together again. Together again.
I'm waiting for that special day when we can be together again. Together again.
Track Name: When I Start To Fall
When I Start To Fall

There's a sad world full of lovers
who close their hearts to any others
when really they would suffer nevermore
if they stayed away from strife
jealous lovers
eyes with knives
and wiser eyes would see rewards in store
I learned this today
it could have gone anyway
but I know I've got a date playing it smart

(chorus) May I take you out for dinner?
Some red wine as time grows thinner?
and when I start to fall please take me in your heart?

There's no woman any sweeter
and your eyes are sexy theatre
and my heart is just a beater when you're there
I don't care what you're wearing
chances are you'll see me staring
at your dimple or the soft curl in your hair
and I love to hear your laughter
sounds like happy ever after
and we'll miss each other when we're apart


I'd given up on a dream I never dreamed would come my way
I never thought I'd sing for your eyes and know somehow the song would stay.

In time I'll soon be near you and with songs I hope to cheer you and stories we will tell forevermore
and to keep the strangers coming in our life always be something to keep us interested in what we're living for
you've been in my dreams
and I didn't have to scheme
i just told it to you
straight like simple art.


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