The Path Of Open Doors (2004)

by Dan Frechette

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The Stars Are Always On Our Side Imagine the sweetest person you know doing the sweetest things Imagine golden hills and songs and strings Imagine the fields where the dancers swing and shine baby, don't you know that you can have it anytime? and the stars are always on our side. When the moments of magic are falling around and every kiss you wish for is easily found Imagine a love where nobody hides baby, don't you know that you can have it anytime? and the stars are always on our side. When dreamily we walked on those fields we rode with ukuleles strumming life into silence we strode. Imagine the sweetest person you know doing the sweetest things Imagine golden hills and songs and strings I imagine you'll always be more than a friend of mine baby, don't you know that you can have it anytime? and the stars are always on our side.
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I'm Gonna Quit The Band To Dance With You The wedding's so good the whole neighbourhood shows up to be carried away the nameless make mazes to the wallflowers faces afraid of the wrong things they'll say I play them a song with a melody strong enough they can carry the tune. (chorus) I'm gonna quit the band to dance with you I'm gonna quit the band to dance with you blossoming love just ain't good enough when it's happening from so far away I'm gonna quit the band to dance with you. The waltz is the best the tango's the test the cha cha is quite tough to do I look at the crowd they seem pretty proudly dressed to the tips of their shoes tonight is the night when everything's right cheers to the bride and the groom. (chorus) I walk off the stage to find my way where my eyes have been wandering too the bass player shakes as the violinist takes time to think this thing through. (chorus)
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The Path Of Open Doors Channel the restless spirits in you You can change the world around you the way you choose solve the mystery of living dreams can't just be something that the dreamers do. (chorus) Never waste a day anytime you stray from the path of open doors. away away away away away away away away away away away away away away away away all right! Children dancing in the sun lovers of the summer fun and the laughing child and the starry eyed lovers of the night wait until the time is right to kiss the night. (chorus) You awake with promises of a new day forgetting what has gone away and now time is yours so carry with you the freedom of dreams where the negative ghost of schemes walks on empty floors. (chorus)
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A Beautiful Friend (Music by Dan Frechette/Lyrics by Tania Elizabeth) This town's been hard on you you moved up from the ocean to follow your truth you never felt like you belonged Three years later and you've got a scene full of wounded souls who take what they need you give them more than a pretty song. You've been watching for the one way prize when you gaze into the ghost town eyes that you know that you know You're trying to find a beautiful friend what's the point if you have to pretend that you know you know (chorus) No one kisses you when they're sober You give and hoard and prey and whore yourself around this town No one kisses you when they're sober Wonder who is gonna love you when the sun goes down? You're a different person all of the time raising scandal with the partners in crime getting high and lonely Playing tunes just to make a little cash saving up for a getaway stash. He sweet talked you and gave you the eye he said he'd call you with a casual goodbye but you know but you know when the cabbie takes away your money looks you up and down and calls you honey you know you know. (chorus x2)
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Forget About Me The trees are waving goodbye the clouds are crying the blues the thunder is clapping for an encore but the sun was shining my walking shoes But don't you cry like the world does because I'm so happy to be free just remember baby to forget about me. We had nothing left in common lovers waited in the wings we spent our memories talking but now my future sings. the heavens are up in the air you want limbo on the ground I'd rather fly so high anytime you came around. but you don't cry like the world does because I'm so happy to be freed just remember baby to forget about me. Nowhere I go to find this pain no more nowhere will I need to say I won't say anymore. The trees are waving goodbye the clouds are crying the blues the thunder is clapping for an encore but the sun was shining my walking shoes But don't you cry like the world does because I'm so happy to be free just remember baby to forget about me.
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I Didn't Run 02:09
I Didn't Run You got scared, honey, you got scared I didn't run You got scared, honey, you got scared I didn't run You stole your heart away and I didn't have much to say Every night I hope and pray to love someone. I only needed love to keep it alive I didn't run You'd play around a little while I'd drive I didn't run your friends had the dirt on me but I didn't want to let it be I couldn't back down from misery because I was all broke up. Now the stars above me are not falling all around I can make my mind up when my heart's still on the ground. It doesn't matter how my world ended I didn't run It doesn't matter who gets offended because I didn't run we didn't see eye to eye because all we'd ever really do was cry but I'm glad we never said goodbye because I didn't run. we didn't see eye to eye because all we'd ever really do was cry but I'm glad we never said goodbye I didn't run.
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Bootstring Boogie You've got a poor man working for nothing you've got a rich man gambling for broke you've got an old man dreaming of dying you've got a young man looking to poke (chorus) They've got the bootstring boogie all around They've got the bootstring boogie and everybody needs their bootstrings on to be where they're bound You got the child who's crying for danger you've got the killer who just got bail you got the winner with the 400 thread count sheets don't forget the hellhound on your trail. (chorus) Don't tell me that nobody is better than you or better than me there just ain't no use advertising no damn fool is running free. I see all walks of people bending down to tie their bows they're doing it everyday what makes you better than one of those? (chorus)
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The Bearing Of A Shield My sister told me nobody's gonna hold me unless she's an angel to lift me from the battleground all all night all night long. My sister mentioned I need somebody fair who doesn't hold a grudge who doesn't have a care all all night all night long. If her name is Rosemary say a prayer for me that I don't mistake her beauty for company if her name is Sherry tell her big girls cry she might forgive me but I don't know why. It's just the breaking of a heart the bearing of a shield. Nobody asks me where the good lovers hide you gotta tell her what you want before she's your storybook bride all all night all night long. If she says, "thanks for nothing" she got off early and didn't have the guts to take the ride if somebody tells me, "that girl is crazy - you better run for cover she'll never be satisfied with the breaking of a heart the bearing of a shield." I told my sister life is good I don't need nobody who can't do me any good all all night all night long. I left her house give her a brotherly hug she won't be no auntie over some hole that I dug all all night all night long. all all night all night long.
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Song For John Denver Time came to leave new traces he played with a deck of aces so much he gave his love could run away in the world He's play for a day in a new scene LA or Nashville, Tennessee make a friend and change another life he was running away in the world (chorus) And the summer sun would never seem to fall his song was a blonde standing six feet tall well you know he always gave his all he knew life was hard when he lived it small he said, "a stranded man will never let you down." Sunshine was on his shoulders Watergate didn't save any soldiers his mission was all to remind it's all about what you find. These dreams of love and creation he arrived on a world of salvation he didn't try to move on up he just left that game all behind. (chorus)
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From A Station I'm rolling from a station with tears like rain My sweet love behind me I will be lonely again She don't get no flowers no gifts for her lair not a penny not a penny not a penny to spare. She loves me dreaming she loves me low she knows grace has fallen where the cold winds have gone I still hold her picture deep down in my soul I hang onto memory they follow me so. She knows I'm trying to be there someday with my faith beside me my heart on my sleeve gentle flames flicker when I lie by her side seems years have passed since we held our eyes. If this country were smaller I'd find her again my sweet love beside me there would come an end to dry whistling timbers swaying in the steel so cold wild mystic memories of her heart unfolding.
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Something To Believe In If I gave back that ring you wore If I came back and left you no more I would want a little something to believe in If you told me that it could never be the same If I believe you and I'd answer to my name If I watched you and seen you lying again I would see there'd be something to believe in (Bridge) There's trust that I have knowing you'd deceive me and going on another roller coaster ride to the sun and the darkness we will lead our lives no matter where we're going we're in for a long climb If I left you all the memories and wounded dreams would you find me someday in a world we've been If I held you and seen you taking in the sin I would want a little something to believe in
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Snake On A Track (chorus) A dollar sign looks like a snake on a track and baby you know that he ain't coming back again my friend his angel wouldn't you know it but life is strange what you need to live gonna take your love away.//he'll never know where you've been to - isn't what you mean to me what I mean to you? A good man would never cheat or lie he'll keep his secrets 'til the day he dies but if dreams and silver wouldn't hold him he'd be walking away aching to your window. (chorus) And you'll never see me out on the wind I won't be spreading my wisdom where I've been so when he's going around the orange blossom bend I'd like to make my way to your window. (chorus) The reality checks don't pay the bills he's on the road to high and lonesome thrills sending you money when he's down the line honey, don't you want to be a friend of mine? (chorus x2)
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Before The Devil Knows You're Gone You've been living hard for days even though you're getting on you pray that you get to heaven before the devil knows you're gone spend all your waking hours making friends that you won't know when someone tells them who you are they'll tell you where to go (chorus) Pray you'll get to heaven before the devil knows you're gone Pray you'll get to heaven before the devil knows you're gone. Rumors follow you and down the spines of everyone you've met the walls they've built with their vibes constitute some kind of threat but you look for charm in harm trying to drown the pain of silly lies you know knowing if you told them who you are they would tell you where to go. (chorus) In the checkout aisles you smile while the people turn away no one ever asks to hear your voice for fear of what you'll say the children run for higher ground even the blind can tell you're there silence falls in every place you go there's a feeling in the air. (chorus)
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Daisy Wants A New Daddy For Her Angels Daisy wants a new daddy for her angels daisy's tired of running around punching time since the sailor went to sea she's been bitterly working to forget his crime. (chorus) So she's found herself a daddy for her angels It's hard to see a mess when you're in love And for an angel it's easy to spot a devil Daisy closes her eyes and she thanks the stars above. The children's memory banks are getting robbed and replaced by another face that just don't care Doesn't listen to them when they sobbed or bring mama home when they wanted her there. (chorus) Daisy starts to see the lovelights fading but her loneliness is beggin her to hold on his mistakes her beauty for good conversation and the silences go on until the dawn. (chorus) Now the sailor may return to his angel band but the money and women are better abroad and she's moved on anyhow who wouldn't understand? the burning inside can make the coldest hearts thaw. (chorus)
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So Many Wars 03:11
So Many Wars He's a spiritual man but he never plants seeds his dreams are elsewhere he lives in the wake of the American dream he cries for what's out there (chorus) So many wars will never rule me more than myself. When we want to live we worry of demise the changes upon us. The televisions beat us with lies they devise to move us where they lead us. (chorus) The spiritual man lets go of his plans of virtue and of beauty his prayers are still unanswered in the world as we know his prayers of continuity. He doesn't see how he must leave this world and the superstars behind (chorus)
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The End 02:50
The End Come and gather 'round my corpse you've never seen me here before face down in a box mortician mistress cut my locks come and see me in my prime I'm kind of deaf and I'm kind of blind I can't speak and I can't think I can't drink but I still stink. You can hear me sing this song for you it's the last one I'm gonna sing for you I'm really kind of nervous so mind the tune it's a llttle song that that I wrote last June (chorus) I'm gonna miss your kiss I'm gonna miss your style I'm gonna miss getting the hang of you now I've got a list, baby, that runs a mile saying nothing of what it's like losing you. Come and gather 'round me then cast your roses to the wind try to understand my song and the reason why I sing it here It didn't mean much to me then I never sang it for my friends Just because it never made sense but now I'm sure the meaning is clear. You can hear me sing this song for you it's the last one I'm gonna sing for you I'm really kind of nervous so mind the tune it's a llttle song that that I wrote last June (chorus x2)

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released December 31, 2004

All songs written by Dan Frechette (except "A Beautiful Friend" Music by Dan Frechette and Lyrics by Tania Elizabeth). All songs Copyright 2004 and registered with SOCAN.

All vocals and instruments by Dan Frechette.

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