Soundmaker (2019)

by Dan Frechette

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released February 24, 2019

Music and Lyrics all songs by Dan Frechette (Copyright 2019) (SOCAN)
Recorded in February 2019 in the Shed, in Bonny Doon, CA.

Dan Frechette - All vocals, 6 & 12 string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lap slide guitar, banjo, electric bass, drums, autoharp, dobro.

Album cover: With Cisco Jim's archtop guitar. Photo by Andy Fuhrman.

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Track Name: The Soundmaker
The Soundmaker

We're all here to stay forever
We're the soundmakers
I'm a soundmaker

I walked a 1000 miles
to be imprisoned again
I'm the soundmaker
I'm the soundmaker

Walk a mile for a heart to serenade
No friend of mine will ever turn away
a soundmaker.

Some are willing to gamble
to win a boy or girl
I'm a soundmaker
I'm the soundmaker

I'm on a journey to the end of the world
I'm a soundmaker
I'm a soundmaker

Connect the lights.
Let the gatekeepers in.
They can't make music
but we've gotta pretend
they're the soundmakers.

Put out a song nobody hears again
I'm a soundmaker
I'm a soundmaker

Until the silence defies us again
I'm a soundmaker
I'm a soundmaker

Walk a mile for a heart to serenade
No friend of mine will ever turn away a soundmaker.

Connect the lights.
Let the gatekeepers in.
They can't make music but we've gotta pretend
they're the soundmakers
they're the soundmakers
they're the soundmakers
they're the soundmakers
they're the soundmakers
they're the soundmakers.
Track Name: Infinity Dream
Infinity Dream

He was only 18 when the dream came his way.
He saw a pow wow shining in the field he could see.
He woke from the dream wondering what spoke to him
and wanted to know what the vision would be

So he asked his grandmother if she knew anything
She said, "You were born Metis and your mother and me."
She said, "My green eyes were a dead giveaway.
The visions I had of the life I lived free."

She asked him to see if the dream was the same.
She spoke of the elders and the bagpipes they played.
She spoke of the dances, the jigs, and the reels
she asked of the ceremony
how long they prayed.

It turned out his dream and hers were the same.
They sat for long and they talked and embraced.
The long years not knowing had melted away
and the questions of ages with Infinity replaced.
Track Name: Orleans Is My Home
Orleans Is My Home

Orleans is my home
and Tecopa is where I roam
Tucson is where I write
Winnipeg still shines bright

Bonny Doon is where I tune
Victoria smiles like Saskatoon
Santa Cruz I dip my toes
somewhere sweet I get to go

She likes the line
from Monterey to Redwood Pine
and I like the world
not being held down by a girl

New Orleans is my home
and Tecopa is where I roam.
Track Name: If You Want Me
If You Want Me

I'm calling your heartbeat
because there's no other way I can go
I'm playing the downbeat
and I'm thinking there's somebody home.
If you want to get worried
better stay by his side
because when it's time to get cooking
he'll be eating outside.
If you want me
you've got me
it ain't too hard to figure it out.

You keep calling me up and saying he's bothering you
Stand up and walk, girl, but don't tell him the sweet things that I do
Because if you tell him about me
then he'll put on the charm
and everyone knows that's gonna do me some harm
If you want me
you've got me
it ain't too hard to figure it out.

I'm lonely - I'm lonely - I'm alone x2

I'm calling your heartbeat
calling you back everyday
and the way that you're talking
it's no shock
it's better that way
there's a hole in your heart
that has got to be filled
so do the repairs, baby
and send me the bill
If you want me
you've got me
it ain't too hard to figure it out.
If you want me
you've got me
it ain't too hard to figure it out.
Track Name: You Won't Ever Touch Me
You Won't Ever Touch Me

Everywhere I look I see you there
but you won't ever touch me
when we could be easily walking on the air
but you won't ever touch me

Days go by living in a cloud
give our affections in front of a crowd
I want to be free I wanna live loud
but you won't ever touch me

I've done my best I've put love to the test
but you won't ever touch me
there's too much to reveal if you asked how I feel
but you won't ever touch me

I've been told it's just the way you are
It's a mean old world and we've come so far
I'm getting lovin' from an electric guitar
but you won't ever touch me

I'm not cold
I'm not old
I'm not sold
I believe I'm not long for this world.
Don't ask me to remain true
when I'm someone you don't want to hold.

Is this the anyway to live?
When you won't ever touch me
If you're with someone you might as well give
but you won't ever touch me.

There's this unspoken wall standing it's ground.
Everywhere I go I see love all around.
How long can I come here to this silent playground
and you won't ever touch me?

I'm not cold
I'm not old
I'm not sold
I believe I'm not long for this world.
Don't ask me to remain true
when I'm someone you don't want to hold.

Everywhere I look I see you there
but you won't ever touch me
but you won't ever touch me
but you won't ever touch me
Track Name: Last In The Race
Last In The Race

Where are the dreamers when we need them now?
There are no stars just fireballs on the walls
I can't believe in yesterday
or anything that people say
about the light surrounding all the promises.

There's no consequence in turning around
and telling all the liars to run out of town
There's faith in staying clean
not being swallowed by machines
and if you're last in the race just turn around.

(chorus) Just turn around and come in first
there ain't nothing to lose by being the worst.
You can say it's a game they play.
Even if you had your way
the way things go you'd still be cursed
when you're last in the race turn around and come in first.

Even if it seems your breath brings on a fight
and people are down on you for doing right
When there's no expectations
it's a win-win situation
show them all you can't be tied down.

(chorus)
Track Name: Words Are Prayers
Words Are Prayers

Walking up a hill and finding common will
see the sky unfold the law of the wind
revolution of the soul revolution of the old
the deeds of goodness from outside and within

I met a noble man he only spoke of good
never heard him cry or try to find the way
Pain was in the world he prayed and found a pearl
of wisdom floating in the words he'd choose to say

(Chorus)
Words are prayers words are deeds
what you say can bring a change in you and me
Words are strong my friend they can make time bend
so be aware of all the love you speak to me

There's stars in the sky to keep the dark alive
mountains there to climb and valleys are for play
you need not step outside to find the great divide
your perceptions will be filled with light to find the way.

(chorus)
Track Name: I'm Losing Time
I'm Losing Time

Nothing ventured nothing gained
I'm wasting all my life away
just me and my TV friend
we make a special blend - oh

The sun don't shine and it's too cold
get the mail and come back home
I feel I'm losing my soul
but I'm just getting old

(Chorus)
I'm losing time and I
don't feel so fine and I
got to get back on top
and try to stop this losing time

Think one day I'll get a shot
at showing off what I got
this old guitar'll get me soon
to wearing out my shoes

(Chorus)
Track Name: I'm Gonna Have To Be Strong
I'm Gonna Have To Be Strong

I'm gonna have to be strong
the moon and stars direct me to your eyes
every night I'll have to say goodbye
to the heartache and shine
knowing your smile
I'm gonna have to be strong.

I'm gonna have to be strong
knowing all the changes life can bring
the tears in me
seeing you leaving
the love
shining brighter than the sun
I'm gonna have to be strong.

Nowhere have I found this
I've come a million miles
I've fought a losing battle
and I've walked a million aisles
you will find me resting
behind all these tears I cry
knowing you're so far away
but I hold you close inside
I have to be strong
I have to be strong
I have to be strong
I have to be strong
I have to be strong
I have to be strong
I have to be strong

I'm gonna have to be strong
the moon and stars direct me to your eyes
every night I'll have to say goodbye
to the heartache and shine
knowing your smile
I'm gonna have to be strong.
Track Name: I'll Always Be Close To You
I'll Always Be Close To You

I've got a reason
for every new season
you make me glad to see you again
dressed for the rain
or for a sun shiny day
you're making me a happier man.

Who else can I call
when I want to give all of myself to somebody who cares?
As long as you're lonely
and going to stay lonely
you're always going to be in my heart.

(chorus)
I'm gonna take another piece of you home
No one's gonna take you away
and I'll always be close to you x2

If I'm just your lover living under cover
maybe we can move in the spring
live in the city where you'll always be with me
able to do anything

Who else can I call when the world is so small
and the word is gonna get around?
As long as you're lonely and going to stay lonely
you're always gonna be in my heart.

(chorus)
Track Name: The Heat Won't Keep Me Down
The Heat Won't Keep Me Down

Walking the shores of my life
looking for a master plan
making no moves
I don't want to lose
I don't want to understand.

I can't take a walk to the dark side
I can't take control too long
I don't want to dream
hurt myself in the scheme
because the heat won't keep me down
well the heat won't keep me down.

I've got a Saturday
I've got a broken heart
I've got an old Caddy
everything is torn apart.

I can't take a walk to the dark side
Since I can't have you around
I can't do the things I want to do
because the heat won't keep me down
well the heat won't keep me down

What am I supposed to do with my dream
When am I supposed to live my life
What am I supposed to read
What am I supposed to teach
Anything left to learn from me?

I can't take a walk to the dark side
I can't take control too long
I don't want to dream
hurt myself in the scheme
because the heat won't keep me down
well the heat won't keep me down.

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