The Freak Parade (2020)

by Dan Frechette

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1.
Mr. Pilgrim 02:58
Mr. Pilgrim Mr. Pilgrim drinks a lot he's caught drunk every time he turns a cheek His face is flared up red and hot his shirt is torn and wears unbuttoned jeans. I hear him every morning He wakes me up screaming at his trees He is quite the crazy man when he dies life won't be such a dream. (Chorus) His house is a zoo of plants infested with spider webs His '55 Chevrolet rots in the sun all day He's got an empty pool and a garden full of nothing but garden tools. Mr. Pilgrim, what to do? Mr. Pilgrim never shaves he's got a wisp that waddles to the ground His back is bent his legs are white and crooked like a bastard from the slums. He's skinny like a girl and it's funny how he smells up the town He is quite the crazy man when he dies the world will lose someone it never found. (Chorus) Lost in the shuffle now Taxman on holy ground knocks at his door all day no one is home I'd say but he keeps coming back thinking I'm hiding him in some old sack. C'mon Jack!
2.
Baby Of Mine 02:11
Baby Of Mine Baby of mine - is on her own Baby of mine - is eligible but baby of mine is happy to be my friend I’d buy her a diamond to keep her true I’d send her a letter every day or two but baby of mine is happy to be my friend I know that she’s the one but she has lots of fun with other guys should I be happy for her after all we’re only friends Baby of mine is being told she’s breaking my heart and leaving me cold if you don’t see it - you don’t know how to be my friend She’s seeing a man - who tells me she’s scared I’m being a nuisance so get out of her hair but baby of mine is happy to be my friend baby of mine - is happy to be my friend
3.
I'm A Swine 03:12
I'm A Swine I'm not the only one having fun blowing a lung Now I'm famous throne karma prone comatose If you want to ask me I'll sacrifice a little time for you The answer you will get I'll bet will disappoint you. (Chorus) Because I'm a swine I'm on the line It's back to bucks that friendship trust It's bittersweet the way it eats away this fame disease. I've tried to be kind to say the lines to pull a smile Seems I got too tired friends were hired money wired If you want to ask me my reputations at stake can't talk to you Because the answer you'd get I will bet will let the real me show through. (Chorus) I am famous face on display another race I have all my wits shred to bits media blitz If you want to ask me my reputations at stake can't talk to you The answer you'd get I will be will let the real me shine through. (Chorus)
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The Freak Parade Crazy man thinks he's sane he's a clown in the freak parade He thinks he's fine in his own little mind but that you know is just his imagination (Chorus) Because he's crazy in his own little way don't you know? He's staying in the freak parade Because that's his home There's a face in the mirror and he's looking at himself and he's talking dirty politics and his tales are rather tall and he wants to join the freak parade but they say he's on the ball and he's disappointed because of it but that's just the way things are He's crazy in his own little way don't you know? He's staying to join the freak parade Because that's his home He's crazy in his own little way don't you know? He's staying to join the freak parade Because he's alone.
5.
A Cruel Hard Time Love was a cruel hard time someone else's world and she said there's nothing strange in loving that girl Something in the way you said it made me grow something in the way it was said gave me hope (chorus) Now I'm kicking along saying what's wrong she belongs on the undertakers role making a song singing it wrong getting along is all that I'm good for. I dug a ditch for a bitch I was caught with. And you said the anger used can bury it. Something in the way you said it made me grow something in the way it was said gave me hope. (chorus x2)
6.
County Of Piney Woods - Dan Frechette 142 bpm Finding no one of relation of mine in the county of Piney woods I found an old axe and I built a cabin there and I hit the city to dish out my goods I came back there because I had to fight to air and I wished I'd never left there's nothing like sitting where the silence is lifting the noise from the pockets of theft. Deep in the city the evils are with me bringing me down in the mines where I dig for my dollar with the hell around my collar and I pine for my holler and time so I took this mistake and I found my own brake and I used it to stop on a dime in the county of Piney with good luck beside me she once was a friend of mine. Got me a job so my memory bank got robbed and I glided all the way down the hill to the place where the cookin is good if you're looking and the blood there is ready to spill in the neighbourhood hole where the buddy on the dole once was a superstar and the fast life is rigging and the slow life is swigging on the end of a cheap old cigar. Chords - E A F C G x2 D A F C G E A F C G
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Join The Holidays Suddenly you're all alone you've got no bones about being alone, now do you? Your world which once was so pristine don't make you scream but it makes you mean inside What is it you want? A brand new color TV? To watch all day and burn your eyes away? (Chorus) Come join the holidays! Come join the holidays! We'll be all dressed to kill! Everyone is having fun on your TV set you bet they're making fun of you This TV dinner tastes the same as the same old things you've eaten all damn year What is it you want? A big shot restaurant party? But there would be no kicks round there to see? (Chorus) You bring your mom and dad along the dog is groggy but he is coming down too. There's a restaurant on Bloor Street where the folkies meet to have a silly time. What is it you want? Folk pudding and blues syrup? But it'll never go down right, you know? (Chorus x2)
8.
The Shrink 02:57
The Shrink Take a little time look into my eyes everything is dark inside your mind let me light a candle up there let me hypnotize you let me idealize the way you kiss your blues goodnight I'll be your razor blade cold sharp steel I'll see you right down to your soul (Chorus) I'm your shrink (he's a shrink) I'm your shrink man (he's a shrink) professional shrink (yeah) your number one friend Give a little cash make my day I'll guarantee your hardship goes away someday you'll have to work a little harder to pay them bills but it's better than being up on lunatic hill don't be a renegade another little masquerade I know you inside out so stick with me (Chorus x2)
9.
The Young Sweet Disgrace All messed up and nowhere to go the man with mask said "bring me back home" to the driver who hibernated his heart he drove home the young sweet disgrace Somebody told him why he was alone they soon understood why he hid in a hood but the scandals he caused with his drunk dirty paws pulled at his heart 'til he broke the wife was so sweet she had sex on her mind the young sweet disgrace drank his last shot of rye and drunk as a scum he soon became one and was caught by the men in the town the girl was so smart she kept her guilt to herself her husband was called and he was appalled but he knew her too well and he soon blew his cool and was off on a rampage alone The young sweet disgrace was barred from the church his mother heard and she found him absurd he couldn't go home so he drank on his own to forget that his life was destroyed he called her one night from a blasted old pub the mother who answered heard an outcry of love but she soon packed her things to go live with sister Rose knowing he was coming home All messed up and nowhere to go the man with mask said "bring me back home" to the driver who hibernated his heart he drove home the young sweet disgrace
10.
Already I Love You Your eyes tell lies and already I love you already I love you your feet don't walk and already I love you already I love you your stone is real and already I love you already I love you I love how love feels (chorus) Could you be mine forever, and ever, and ever? The golden man is he someone you'll treasure? someone to never die? Your heart is locked and already I love you already I love you You haven't talked and already I love you love is the drug and we're high. Your stone is real and already I love you already I love you I love how love feels. (chorus) Something you'll do if you love me forever forever and after a while you'll walk in my heart play a rapid love song with my radio dial your stone is real and already I love you already I love you I love how love feels. (chorus x2)
11.
Mozart In Hell Watch the rain hail hell on you as you sleep outside paint our nights with flights of height for what is right is lies Now you send a means to an end break free from murder you and me wait 'til Simon says your halo's rusted on your feet ah ah ahhh (Chorus) Reap rewards your strung up telephone ain't hung up yet what does it mean you want to scream vent all your pent up hapiness Roses on your fucking tombstone bet you put them there hello hello can you hear me are you in your underwear? I'm so stiff I'm on this riff my mind is swelled I can't state don't you know how glad I was that now it was today? ah ah ahhhh (chorus x2)
12.
Goodbye Earth Never mind goodbye Earth tomorrow I must be off and I'm taking on the world adventures in spite of the storms quickly brewing the east coast is wet and west coast is burning blind burning blind burning blind burning blind (Chorus) Lo and behold me hardees we're sinking land is not near and the sky isn't clear it's my time to die and it's my time to try to die without trying to die without crying Polluted sure death lands I escaped from there were no trees and the buildings surpassed the clouds The water was swill and the deserts were rocky smog was so harsh that nobody could even breathe out breathe out breathe out breathe out (Chorus)

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I wanted to make an album of my Syd Barrett inspired songs, the original fated founder of Pink Floyd. The vast majority of these "strange" songs were written around the time of the album cover photo, in 1996.

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released February 1, 2020

Recorded January 2020 at The Shed in Bonny Doon, CA.

All songs written by Dan Frechette. Copyright 2020/All songs registered with SOCAN.

Dan Frechette - Vocals, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, electric guitar, mandolin, bass, drums.

Album Cover photo 1996 taken in Pinawa, Manitoba by Sirena Ceniccola.

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