The King Of Broken Hearts (2002)

by Dan Frechette

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1.
Nothing But Time Those horseback riders approaching Sillhouetted by the western sky have broken a law or two, boys but they've got nothing but time before their memory plunged into darkness and their conscience drenched to the bone they had suffered a lot from their innocence before they let their bad side show (chorus) It takes a man to show a man how much love he's already lost before they fight each other for a girl who wants to call it off x2 Those horseback riders approaching Sillhouetted by the eastern sky stands a man with a tale or two but he's gained something in time before his memory plunged into darkness and his conscience drenched to the bone he'd suffered a lot from his suffering before he let his bad side show
2.
I Disown The World I got so sick of looking at all the mind fucking. People using each other if they're good for something. The world full of sheep and villians and no one even aware in a world of constant lunacy stripping the coal mine bare. (chorus) I disown the world I inhabit I disown the world there's no place for me in this concrete there's only wisdom in pearls and the pearls in this ocean have given me the notion to disown the world. The streets are full of cheaters Liars who made the "suit" Look at how far they've come when you go take away their loot. And a friend in need is a friend indeed 'til the going is good Oh yeah, stripping the coal mine bare. (chorus)
3.
Set Me Free 03:25
Set Me Free I've broken you before, love and I'm nice to love when the skies are dark oh yeah but in my time all in my time I will run I will be gone. (chorus) Set me free, oh yeah Set me free I know you've suffered on account of me Set me free, oh yeah Set me free There's no need to suffer, baby, on account of me. Foolish pride and foolish games we aim to please in good God's name but in my time oh, in my time I will run I will be gone. (chorus)
4.
Baby, I'm Moving On I can't stick around with you no more (chorus) Baby, I'm moving on I can't tie you down to no loverboy chase 'cause you know I ain't coming back I met her in the station she dropped her diamond ring I went to pick it up for her but she didn't even care a thing (chorus) She told me she was leaving Jim It was goodbye for good somehow, baby, your name wasn't mentioned baby, it's understood (chorus) She said she needed someone who was a lonely man I told her baby you could take me places you know no other girl can (chorus)
5.
The Hobo Song Sundown on the park strolling through the city dark I saw a local hobo on the bench his beard his only souvenir of neglect to find his pocket mirror his clothes were ripped and torn and full of stench But something in his eyes told me something went strange something told me he was going home (chorus) - now he's always flying high on that big old ship in the sky flying to the heaven he don't know I wonder if you passed him by and heard him say he was going to die if he didn't get a dollar for the show. he played a beat up lap guitar and he never made it very far people laughed while he played for his meals today I see his guitar gone - something he would never pawn I wonder if that thief got a good deal something in his eyes told me something had gone strange something told me not to pass him by (chorus) Today I see him lying there in the park that never cared who could care when they're too scared to know? I called the ambulance it's true it wasn't really hard to do I went somewhere nobody would dare to go Because something in his eyes told me something had gone strange something told me not to pass him by (chorus)
6.
Someday I’ll Be The Boy (D)She came and took him from his (A)heart (Em) and made him (G)see him with his (D) soul Took him far away from (A)hurt (Em) and taught the (G) boy to rock and (A)roll Maybe someday she will (G) see she should have done those things for (D) me And someday I’ll be the (A) boy (Em) who will (G) fill her days with (D) joy CGD He mistreats her and (A) dislikes her (Em) deep down (G)inside he isn’t (D)sure He knows not what he (A)wants but he takes what he’s (Em) got As a sign that there’s no (A)more But what he doesn’t know won’t (G)hurt him but it will hurt her just the (D) same Hanging onto something (Em) tarnished (G)as long as he can get his (D)way CGD It’s time they see where things are (A) going (Em)They’ve never (G)seen where it’s (D)been Happy couples strolling (A) by (Em) have never (G) taught her dreams to (A) swim She’ll watch him have his cup of (G) coffee and wonder deep down why she (D) hides The man is sinister she (A) worries (Em) Deep (G) alone at night she (D) cries CGD (D)She came and took him from his (A)heart (Em) and made him (G)see him with his (D) soul Took him far away from (A)hurt (Em) and taught the (G) boy to rock and (A)roll Maybe someday she will (G) see she should have done those things for (D) me And someday I’ll be the (A) boy (Em) who will (G) fill her days with (D) joy CGD
7.
Don't You Leave Me Darling I'd give you all my money you could dress up like a queen I'd give you all my money and you could dress up like a queen Don't you leave me darling Don't you leave me darling Don't you leave me darling the grass is looking green to me. You want some other loving ain't no way I could treat you kind You want some other loving ain't no way I could treat you kind Don't you leave me darling Don't you leave me darling Don't you leave me darling You always on my mind Nobody knows you nobody knows you like I do Nobody knows you nobody knows you like I do Don't you leave me darling Don't you leave me darling Don't you leave me darling Nobody knows you nobody knows you like I do Yeah I look at another woman and I get the third degree Well now I look at another woman and I get the third degree Don't you leave me darling Don't you leave me darling Don't you leave me darling You always home with me I'd give you all my money you could dress up like a queen I'd give you all my money and you could dress up like a queen Don't you leave me darling Don't you leave me darling Don't you leave me darling the grass is looking green to me.
8.
The King Of Broken Hearts I'm just the king of broken hearts Seems it's up to me to play this game Everywhere I go I take another blow Someday I hope to break this endless chain. Nothing seems to matter with the women. After all this time my dreams are rare. I'll walk away again 'cause no one is watching another broken heart laid bare. (chorus) I wish someone would find me a tarnished angel someone to save me from my pitch black dreams. Someone to share the pain of a brokenhearted shame someone to take hells torch away from me. I tried to drink white lightning but it was black thunder Rum made me a bum out on the land Hooting like an owl I was on the midnight prowl looking for a song to play my band soon I was tangled with another her hair so long and shaggy I was caught Now I find no solace in a lover It hurts too much for lessons to be taught. (chorus x2)
9.
I'm Seeing You And The Rest Of The World They say that in true love there's never hard times I come home late at night and all you do is whine I can say that it's over, so long but my loving you has never done you wrong don't you wonder why I'm gone. (chorus) 'Cause I'm seeing you and the rest of the world I'm seeing you and the rest of the world there's more to life than a boy and a girl I'm seeing you and the rest of the world. Sun came down on a night on the town I asked you along but you didn't stick around it's my business what I do ain't no crime I try to tell you but you don't give me time and the words don't even rhyme. (chorus) They say that in true love there's never hard times I come home late from drinking and all you do is whine I can say that it's over, so long but my loving you has never done you wrong don't you wonder why I'm gone. (chorus)
10.
Nothing To Lose But The Blues I want to sing until the blues come out no more a song that nobody can ignore we used to rock and roll -we used to get along you made my life into some old country song. I tried to love but trying never wins the more you want seems the less you gonna get so keep the hard times coming - I'm paying all my dues and I've got nothing to lose but the blues I want to lose the blues that nobody can find i'm sadhearted and losing all the time I had a lot to laugh about but now the joke's on me yesterday made a big fool out of me. tomorrow's bound to be another day another layer to cover up the wound. if I could only build me a time machine that machine would have steered clear of you. Now your pride is sinking so fast - and your happy faces make my sad face last so keep the hard times coming - I'm paying all my dues and now I've got nothing to lose but the blues.
11.
We Could Be Together If I saw a sin in this world then you'd not be one sinning If I felt a stone being thrown Then you'd not be one throwing Chorus - WE could be together in a karma carnival - everything is you and me If I weren't a loner than I would be alone I could rent your acquaintence and tie you to my throne Chorus If we weren't too deserts we would be the rain and rain can not make glass to hide behind window panes. Chorus x 2
12.
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.
13.
Beggar, Beggar Beggar, Beggar life for me is streets and death behind my dreams I shall not love my fear of God I shall not steal I shall not eat. Beggar, Beggar helpless few distant hope destroyed by truth my fellow man prays to a God I thought I knew. (chorus) Shoulder, shoulder leave my head leave me feeling starlight cold I have no gold to save my soul no desire for the news Stranger, Stranger keep my bed do not write laws to steal my bags do what you do ignore the truth I am your friend behind these rags. Doctor, Doctor heal the rich keep them from the fate of me let us roll into the ditch let us feel this earth's disease. (chorus)
14.
The Leader Nobody Followed (Chorus) She was the leader nobody followed the one misunderstood She shared so much of herself for the sake of sisterhood and the world told her to quiet down and leave herself behind to be unique like all the rest if she wouldn't mind. So she shot herself in cold blood early Thursday morning the world was shaken sadly and spent a year in cold mourning They never read her books They never sang her songs They only wondered why she died and what did she do wrong. (Chorus) She spent her whole life working on a vision no one got People liked her colleagues so much more They got jobs on the spot She watched everyone get famous They'd shake their heads and say She's the leader nobody follows and maybe she'll change someday! (Chorus)
15.
Pretty Pair Of Glasses We were wild at heart escape the breeze run like the wind In the land of the dark we were set apart and forced to give in Even though I haven't seen you for many days the painted picture in my mind will never chip away. (chorus) You've got long hair, nice eyes, a great smile and that pretty pair of glasses x2 Those heartbreaking people who faint at the sight of blood don't know much about living a life of love I know better days are yet to come around next time I see you on old fashioned ground you've got (chorus) Times get rough when you're in love sister used to call love a dumb thing I can't say I know it much 'cause I just call it too much of something Well now lonely times have got me now remembering things we used to say but I've been in the past too long I'm starting to forget about today I'm not trying to forget memories that taunt as much as the memories that come back to haunt. (chorus)

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The first 8 tracks on this album were recorded during a month long period where I was, like Bob Dylan, trying on a "new voice". The voice was definitely inspired by my copious listening of Hank Snow day in and day out on my console turntable. At the time I was living on my own in my top floor small apartment in a house at the corner of Arlington and Westminister in Winnipeg.

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released December 31, 2002

All songs copyright 2002 by Dan Frechette and registered with SOCAN.
Home recorded in Winnipeg mostly in January 2002.
Album cover by Angela Kuehl (Browne).
Shirt on album cover made by mom (Agnes Frechette).

Tracks 1,3,4,5,7 recorded with Zak Miller-Ada on percussion and mandolin
and Iain Edye on percussion.

Track 10 recorded with Dan (Doc) Livingstone on acoustic lead guitar and Alana Levandoski on harmony vocals.

Track 11 recorded with Alana Levandoski and Jeremy Proctor on harmony vocals.

All tracks Dan Frechette: Vocals, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitar, harmonica, electric guitar, tenor banjo, electric slide guitar, percussion.

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