Time On His Own (2012)

by Dan Frechette

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released December 31, 2012

Recorded in 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Except "Lost In The World" recorded January 2020 at The Shed in Bonny Doon, CA.

All songs written by Dan Frechette. Copyright 2012-2014. Registered with SOCAN.

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

Album cover taken in Winnipeg by Mike Latchislaw.

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Track Name: Lost In The World
Lost In The World

Well you've got no news just the same old thing everyday
and some folks come along and you're wondering what they might take away

(Chorus)
When you're lost in the world
when there's nothing left but the end
when you're lost in the world
you can always be a friend

When your superiors show their face and make you small while working hard
when you make good things happen and along comes some hole
to tear you apart

(Chorus)

If you ever leave my life would roll off the track
with the sky shut above me with your light under the cracks

You can always be afraid you can always slam the brakes
hope nobody's following you for the noise a collision makes

(Chorus)
Track Name: Time On His Own
Time On His Own

He's got few friends
don't comfort him
he's the butt of the jokes
being told around him
getting unneeded alone time on his own

he tries to find
a love that sticks
but he's tired of running
against their tricks
getting unneeded alone time on his own

(chorus) they say "hey, you'll find her the less you're looking"
but he knows what kind of scheme they're cooking
he knows that's their way of saying "leave them alone"
he's got an open heart but a closing mind
and he wants to end all this killing time
getting unneeded alone time on his own.

It'll take a special girl to give him a chance
because he lives with his mother and he doesn't dance
getting unneeded alone time on his own
he's self-employed, money comes and goes
he's broken every heart he knows
getting unneeded alone time on his own

(chorus)

He has some luck but it never lasts
he wants it now - he wants it fast
getting unneeded alone time on his own
all the happy couples strolling by
he wants to live
he wants to die
getting unneeded alone time on his own

(chorus)
Track Name: Not My Kind
Not My Kind

I wonder what goes on all of the time
Raging on out there's a world not mine
they have their friends
and confidences
new romances
I miss so much they're not my kind.

We used to walk out in the night
until the drunken the morning light
now I see you find
better company than mine
you don't call me you're not my kind.

It may be a girl you want who tells you she's my kind
it may be there's people there who somehow have steered you blind.

Please don't wonder where I'm gone
may you never know where I've moved on
You won't lose sleep uncertain
who cares if friends are high or hurting?
You don't call me I'm not your kind
you don't call me I'm not your kind
kind
kind.
Track Name: A Heart With A Mind
A Heart With A Mind

When you've got time for me
I can plainly see
it ain't nothing that I did before.
But these days I'm floating in the breeze it amazes me I can care anymore

(chorus)
Well there's no use denying my love is flying
and I'm waiting for relating
but you shut me out now and I can't risk speaking my mind
for fear of being unkind
looking for a heart with a mind
I can unwind with.

You chose to be down and it's been running me around
and I wanted somewhere safe to land today.
It looks insecure with this pain with no cure
and I'm stuck a million miles away.

(chorus)
Well there's no good denying
my love is flying
sad to be lonesome and free
with nothing to do but wait for you to decide
to give me company
looking for a heart with a mind
I can unwind with.

(first chorus)
Track Name: Crotch Of Smoke
Crotch Of Smoke

If we don't keep up with those we know
we fall behind and on it goes.
The only way to stay sunshine
is to play this game called life

(chorus)
It just takes your time
breaks your mind
shakes the shrine
you've left behind.

We gotta be kind to stay ahead
even when we're out of bread
even if we don't succeed
we're smiling while we bleed

(chorus)
breaks your mind
exalts the blind
and it shakes the shrine
that you left behind

Even if the songs sound all the same we gotta just keep rolling along
even if the crowds don't know your name because you've been around for far too long.

When the kid comes along to take your gigs
and you're still too broke to buy that wig
and the groupies now just make you run
you still might get your day in the sun sometime.

(chorus)
and it breaks your mind
and it shakes the shrine
you left behind.

The goldrush ended years ago
the only ones afforded hope
are cute and young unafraid to grope
this empty crotch of smoke that takes your time

(chorus)
and it breaks your mind
and it shakes the shrine
you've left behind

If the world and you see eye to eye
Congrats you've won that big grand prize
you can blend right in and never speak
like those neverending freaks

(chorus)
Track Name: The Ballad Of Jerome Cornelius
The Ballad Of Jerome Cornelius

In 1628 two ships
left Holland and were caught in a storm
bound for the East Indies islands
and the two ships swung off course
The merchant ship Batavia
with 300 people onboard
struck a coral reef in the Wallaby
near the west Australian shore

These islands were short on water
Captain Paelsaert went for aid
Planned a month long journey
in a dinghy up north
for the sake of the castaways

and tired and torn they reached the shore
of the East Indies islands
the governor sent them back
on a rescue yacht
he lent them the yacht Sardam

The Batavia's survivors carried jewels and gold
and 12 chests of money onto land
and a greedy young thug named Cornelius
quickly took command
He planned to seize the rescue ship
he and many a man
and escape with the money and the gold and the jewels
and kill who betrayed his plan
he ordered a brutal massacre
150 men and women died
Cornelius and his men watched the sea everyday
for the Sardam was due anytime

Cornelius knew of an island
3 or 4 miles away
with a team of survivors led by a man
whose name was Webeye Hayes
Hayes was warned by refugees
of Cornelius's plan
Hayes alerted the captain when the ship hit the shore
that Cornelius would seize the Sardam
Pealsart seized Cornelius
he was tried and put in a cell
they cut off both his hands and hung him on a stand
and to his men the same fate was dealt.
Track Name: Garden Of Pain
Garden Of Pain

See those stars above?
see how they shine to the eyes I'm dreaming of?
You are my starshine
and all I need is the sunshine to claim you're mine.

There's a star in your eye
when I see them in the sun when it's cold outside
and you paint peace signs
everywhere there's color in these ties that bind
everywhere there's color in these ties that bind

(chorus)
Some will hide their pain
never are the times you'll hear them complain
because they know we're all the same
some are running looking for someone to blame
some are running looking for their garden of pain.

So I sought you out
I was looking for someone I can't live without
I need your hand in mine
With nobody else I'd rather spend my time
Nobody else I'd rather spend my time.

(chorus)
Track Name: Heartbreak Avenue (The Meaning Of Romance)
Heartbreak Avenue

Going going gone is the goldmine
walking away in the arms of my good friend
I can't hate this time
I don't know what's wrong or right
and I can't say goodbye
and I won't try a second time

She told me long ago he was a good man
Never want to break a party up
look at him smile
it's my trouble he's been dialing
my heart is in some sand
just waiting for the tide

Is there anyone who's made a fool of you?
and said what you've said when you told him what to do?

Take another chance the meaning of romance with you
take another chance the meaning of romance
never let you go
Down heartbreak avenue - you'll feel it
the hangover too - well I mean it
we're doing fine -we're doing pretty good for wasting time

I'm trading my body in for a six pack of gold
Some people start on the note they ought to finish on
with every trick pulled
I know how I feel about a pretty good waste of time
That's her style
What about that kid he lost you for?
How much does he smile?

Take another chance the meaning of romance with you
Take another chance the meaning of romance with you
Take another chance the meaning of romance with you
Track Name: First Monday
First Monday

First Monday is looking fine
There's freedom in silence and a humble mind
First Monday no sense of despair
just pulled in from the wasteland to forget what was there

When the sun she guides you in
and you feel so at home
take off these rained on stinking clothes
I'm not a mystic
I'm not a dream
only what genuiniity is me

She's a star song
her eyes where rivers belong
She's drained from the circus
the rides are all wrong
She's a star song
a heart like the sky
with black and blue jackets and a magenta tie

The diamonds are in her laugh
and the sunset is in her gold
just gaze into her eyes to know the world
sweet moonglow shadows
the grace between her dreams
only what genuinity can be
Track Name: Everybody's Blues
Everybody's Blues

One dream crumbles and another comes true
Guess that means I'm happy I'm blue
It's just my karma dream that's riding in the dark
I can even play with a broken heart
I can even play with a broken heart

Seems it's tough times all around
Money's at the end of every equation I've found
There's nowhere to stay and no places to play
I think I'll drink my tea cold today
I think I'll drink my tea cold today

I ran into a friend with the woman blues
His three children with him and looking confused
It make me feel grateful that my blues ain't so bad
Everybody's blues can't be so bad
Everybody's blues can't be so bad

I don't see her much but she's around a lot
Convincing everybody she's someone she's not
Too late to sleep early and too wired to know
what love gone bad can do to the soul
what love gone bad can do to the soul

Looking for a woman is just pure blues
who could melt away this past you didn't choose
and you can give to one another
a chance to get around
and make a sweet day from the time we found
to make a sweet day from the time we found
Track Name: The Way You Are
The Way You Are

Great place for playing music
With a window to her heart
and a light on in the darkness
pretty sweet for a new start.
There's a mountain for that valley
and an ocean for that sky
to make the most of living
you live to give before you fly
you live to give before you fly

(chorus)
Oh - rock you the way you are
Oh - I'll rock you the way you want.
Oh - I'll rock you the way you are.

Even when cold as a quinzhee
rainbows rolling around the sun
we can see how subtle beauty can shine for anyone.
and your moonlight dreams don't drown me
they bouy me in your sea
there's a journey for the taking
if the spirit sets it free
if the spirit sets it free.

(chorus)

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