The Lost Songs Of Our Hearts (2019)

by Dan Frechette

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released April 27, 2019

Recorded April 2019 at The Shed in Bonny Doon, CA.
All songs Copyright 2019 Dan Frechette (registered with SOCAN)

Dan Frechette - Vocals, 6 and 12 string Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Dobro, Lap Slide Guitar, Ukulele.

Cover photo by Robert Yanasak.

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

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Track Name: The Ballad Of Louis L'Amour
The Ballad Of Louis L'Amour

He felt the nights of North Dakota.
Wild old west was cold as ice.
A writer born in the Jamestown backwoods
telling tales near the town of Price.

(chorus)
L'Amour was his name
came from honor
rose to fame
he wrote of the days the west begun
waxing mystic on the gunfights fought, lost and won.

Lewis and Clark
they broke the frontiers
in days horizons knew no end.
L'Amour was not the first to write of them
but he'd take us to the west again.

(chorus)

He read the books of Alfred Dickey
Penned his first at Franklin School.
He was a boxer, seaman, and a skinner,
Chronicled studies of man and land,
and wise and fool.

(chorus)

The Burning Hills, The Sackett Brand,
Ride The Dark Trail, with The Mustang Man.
Mojave Crossing, Last Of The Breed,
Hondo, Shalako.
Poetry.

(chorus)
Track Name: Guitar Of My Dreams
Guitar Of My Dreams

My guitar’s a star.
I plan to take her far.
She’s beaten and she’s ragged and she’s old.
She’s got mojo, she’s got fun.
She makes the rain hide from the sun.
And the feeling in my heart is far from cold.
When I pick her off the stand and I hold her in my hand
and play the songs a million hearts can play.
When I die I know she’ll be
somehow outliving me
The Guitar of my dreams is here to stay.

I’ll start living for today.
For all the things that seem a world away
are really a world away.

I picked her up from way down south
in a pretty quaker house
where the gent there told me stories from the years
and he mentioned he would miss
picking Willie strumming Elvis
and passing her around the nights she sang.
So I promised him I’d write
keep in touch, share my delight.
Take care of her until I’m old and grey.
When I die I know she’ll be
somehow outliving me
The Guitar of my dreams is here to stay.

I’ll start living for today.
For all the things that seem a world away
are really a world away.

My guitar’s a star.
I plan to take her far.
She’s beaten and she’s ragged and she’s old.
Track Name: Lonesome Thrills
Lonesome Thrills

He gets lonesome
lonesome thrills
sharing nothing against his will
he's just a travelling
and having
his fill.

Call him a stranger
call him young
call him a story
you've left unsung
blood and lace
he'll always face
life alone

(chorus)
Lone lonesome thrills
flames on liquor
to chase his pills
and the good, and the bad, and the ugly.
He'll satisfy no sweet caress
living the story that he tells the best
of the good, and the bad, and the ugly.

It took him years
to face his pain
for he had no one hanging around to blame
so now he'll save a little face
he calls his own
he was looking for someone to care
now you see him hanging onto the air
he's walking haggard
hanging lonesome
living by the sword.

(chorus)
Track Name: Dying's A Long Time Away
Dying's A Long Time Away

It's a long road to Harlan
it's a long road to wait
for that shady grove to take you home again
so rest here, my darling
the angels are coming
time to slip into something you'll wear at posterity's door
oh, and what's more
how is your faith?
how is your feeling inside about to be carried away
oh, and what's more
you've got to be brave
you've done all your fighting and dying's a long time away.

You came of age hoping
but you leave life the same
the world gets no better when the best hearts beat in the lame
generations shun wisdom
generations shun dreams
you had it all in your eye and you fought all the most ancient schemes
oh, and what's more
how is your faith?
when the darkness would question every pure intention you'd say
oh, and what's more
with this world unsaved
you've done all your fighting and dying's a long time away.

So bless you, my darling
where the country doves fall
where the rivers are ruined
and the thirsty are learning to crawl
as you go leaving
there's nothing to say
you've done all your fighting and dying's a long way.
oh, and what's more
how is your faith?
how is your feeling inside about to be carried away
oh, and what's more
you've got to be brave
you've done all your fighting and dying's a long time away.
Track Name: Mama, What Have They Done To The Rain?
Mama, What Have They Done To The Rain?

(chorus) Mama, what have they done to the rain?
to make it seem cloudy on a sunny day?
make highways and buildings to make our pay
so we can have our way?
so we can have our way?

Grandchildren fighting to breathe
people we know
people we need
future is now so they always say
gotta keep rhythm with the fortune and fame.

(chorus)

Daddy, tell me, where the horzon lies?
does it matter when the future dies?
Pianos play rain everyday
guitars cast shadows between the dark caves.

(chorus)

The debt I steal for
the light I smoke for
the dream keeps me sane
The debt I steal for
the light I smoke for
what have they done to the rain?

(chorus) Mama, what have they done to the rain?
to make it seem cloudy on a sunny day?
make highways and buildings to make our pay
so we can have our way?
so we can have our way?
Track Name: The Things I Can't Repay
The Things I Can't Repay

(chorus) It's up to Jesus and the wild wild wind to find the things that I can't repay x2
it's down to crystal clean water
and the forests of rain
for another day
another day
another day
of play.

I hope this lasts me forever
I hope the devil don't take it away
I found my faith in just believing
in all of the things that I can't repay
If you can live it up
you can live it down
well, that's what the wise men say
so here's to all the worlds we found
in all the things that we can't repay.

(chorus)

There's no two ways around it
the world that we made is breaking
crumbling like an old heart
or a tower that took too much shaking
If you can live it up
you can live it down
well, that's what the wise men say
so here's to all the worlds we found
in all the things that we can't repay.

(chorus)
Track Name: Face In The Moonlight
Face In The Moonlight

The memory I'm living on
is her face in the moonlight.
Her skating neath the stars
laughter in the blue night.
Wandering through the dark
her face in the moonlight.
the memory I'm living on
living on
living on
'til I see her again.

Someday we'll all pass on
Faces in the moonlight.
Free beneath the stars.
Laughter in the blue night.
Wandering through the dark.
Faces in the moonlight.
someday we'll all pass on.
pass on.
pass on.
'til we see again.

Today we're braving on
Facing the moonlight.
Stranded 'neath the stars.
Hiding in the blue night.
Wandering through dark
Facing the moonlight.
today we're braving on
braving on
braving on
'til we shine again.
Track Name: I Still Have You
I Still Have You

When I've got nothing but the blues
I still have you
I still have you
When the world is spinning tales you just can't choose
I still have you
I still have you
When the darkness rears and truth is lost
when men can't find love no matter what the cost
sometimes I wonder what to do
I still have you
I still have you

Some they say sorrow is to blame
naturally
naturally
whatever's been done to them will be done to me
naturally
naturally
you've got to wait to get robbed out in the sun
they'll take what they can carry and you can mourn and watch them run
but there's one thing they won't take from this someone
I've still have you
I've still have you

Everyone has their own kind of blues
doesn't really matter how much you can lose
oh baby, you get dogged around
I've been dumped and fired
temporarily hired
to star in my own soap opera choir
oh baby - you get dogged around.

Someday when everything builds back again
I'll have my dream
I'll have my dream
looking at you flying while you're flying eye to eye with me
I'll live my dream
and when the rain comes we'll go above the clouds
look for sunshine in all the times when all these hard times come around
but I'll never fly without sacred ground
I still have you
I still have you.
Track Name: Father Of Time
Father Of Time

That father of time
he's a wicked boy
he can take your family and joy
and send it down that memory lane
and he won't come back when you call his name
but father of time
has got to deal
with what he's trying to steal
from mother of nature's blessed field
the battle out there's begun.

(chorus)
We can't walk away
We can't talk away
We can't lock away these golden hearts and iron chains.
There's no time today
to find out what we pay
for forgetting the world ain't meant to turn that way.

Without dreams there ain't no dreamers
without schemes there ain't no schemers
to come around to take the lull away.
There's nothing better here to do
than see who's out there left to fool
into proving we're the dawning of the day.

In the twilight hour of might
when the dreamers dance before the light
and see reflections of the graves
in the faces science fought to save.
They can laugh aloud
at the farmers woes
and the shepherds with their prayers of old
and miners back to shovel the coal
to run that morning train.

(chorus)

That father of time
he's a wicked boy
he can take your family and joy
and send it down that memory lane
and he won't come back when you call his name.

(chorus)
Track Name: The Lost Songs Of Our Hearts
The Lost Songs Of Our Hearts

I sure hope you're gonna love me if the thick starts getting thin
if it gets too cold to walk away will you still let me in?
Not wrong for very long

I had a dream that I met you before the heavens had a name
you were holding out for someone that somehow we became
Not wrong for very long

(Chorus)
Take me in your arms and we'll talk about the lost songs of our hearts
Where we belong when the wind that sends the chill tears love apart
it tears love apart

Should I be happy or afraid there may be a day when things won't be so good and we'll go on our lonesome ways?
Not wrong for very long

I only wish the best things for you if we don't see eye to eye
you can count on me to look back if we ever say goodbye
Not wrong for very long

(Chorus)

Mercy for the broken mercy for the blind who don't know what hit them until they've been left behind
Not wrong for very long

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