Tucson Lullaby (2018)

by Dan Frechette

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This album is dedicated to all the "unknowns". The unknowns of life, the shunned, the lost and unseen spirits.

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released June 5, 2018

Album cover Eric Schwartz.
All songs copyright 2018 Dan Frechette/SOCAN.
Dan Frechette - vocal/guitar.
Recorded at The Shed, Bonny Doon, CA.

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

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Track Name: Tucson Lullaby
Tucson Lullaby

Under a field of moonlight
the creatures hide in the cold
The predators are out tonight
the suspense of silence takes hold
A golden ray flashes
across the serene distress
and I never felt so high
as a Tucson lullaby.

The traffic of the dawn
begins its single file
across the Saguaro west
and the sage along the miles
Cactus hearts beating
in the silence worth repeating
and I never felt so high
as a Tucson lullaby

Our names may have changed
but our souls have taken hold
We may take on the world
now we know where to go

I've got legs to run
I've got legs to hide
away from this shadowy cluttered world
and the strangers by my side
Someday the picture fits
when the puzzle angles fly
and I never felt so high as a Tucson lullaby
and I never felt so high as a Tucson lullaby.
Track Name: Lost Time
Lost Time

What do you say when you're lonesome?
What do you say when you're mad?
Do you let time heal you
or do you dream of something you had?
Where does a dead word go
when left in the mind?
I want to give but you won't let me live
and lost time is so unkind.

What do you wish for my lover
when somehow we're in the same room?
Do you wish just ot be left alone
or do you hunger what I hunger too?
Where does a dead dream go
when left unheard inside?
I want to give but you won't let me live
but lost time is so unkind.

Are we ready to take on the mountains?
Or are we ready to let the dead slide?
We'll create the past and the future
every time upon dreams we'll decide
Where does a decision go when left
uninspired inside?
When you want to give I will let you live
or your lost time is so unkind.
Track Name: Song About My Home
Song About My Home

I'll sing a song about my home
A home on every shore
Everywhere I go
I'm pulling into home
Friends I've made out on the road
Will sing along to songs I made
They made the song their own
I'll sing a song about my home.

People of every race and creed
Every political stance
come together under song
Everywhere they sing and dance
Can't say I don't feel at home
with the whole world on my side
No matter where I go
I'd sing a song when I come home.

Can't believe these wounds have healed
These hearts hung on so long
I just try to make them smile
we play and sing we can't go wrong
How do the people grow
when there's no song in their heart?
They make a song their own
and sing a song about their home.
Track Name: You're On Your Side
You're On Your Side

Ain't it sad
how differences divide us
and we all have so much to say?
But when we're all left alone
we all want the same love anyway?
Some are on roads
no one knows
so why condemn them
no one grows?
Understand - our differences unite us
against the forces of our foes.

I hold my breath and I say a prayer
through the sweet and peaceful tones of my guitar
Is the only way to unite this world
is to see it shining from afar?
Ain't it sad - how greed divides us
the root for all the grasping for control
When we can sit this whole game out
Tolerance or not
we're in their hole.

There you go
You're on your side
and I'm not going to come your way.
I'll admire how we've all been bribed
by this way of life to throw it all away
And our true foes are at the top
Keeping us satiated in this run down sweatshop
they act as saviors
but are we saved
when we've divided all this world we could call our own?
Track Name: The Ballad Of Blind McGee
The Ballad Of Blind McGee

Blind McGee was a desert son
He rode his Harley out to the Bear Creek Run
He got out his old .44
and shouted "there ain't no one in this world but me!"

He rid the world of broken souls
with his wild patch eye and his cowboy boots with holes
He couldn't find a lover to save his soul
There was no one in this world but Blind McGee.

He took his last breath riding high
A shotgun dream of an open road
But nobody knew where McGee was
Nobody knew him anymore.

He was promising once
Forgotten now
He cared no more for the games of time
So he rode on miles and miles alone
McGee was dead by 29.
Track Name: No Tears Would Cross My Eyes
No Tears Would Cross My Eyes

I rode into town and found a lesson there
in the summer of 07 there were times I cried for air
there were angels in the mornings and friends to walk a mile
but I couldn’t find the music in a song

(chorus)
couldn’t find the melody I couldn’t find the spirit
I was sad that I was crying but no tears would cross my eyes
my voice was making noise and the guitar strummed the chords
but I couldn’t find the melody the song was from my mind

I stood on the stage and the people strained to listen
they slowly left the room as the song filled the air
then I saw in the corner a young boy there was weeping
he’d heard the words but he said my voice did not appear to care

(Chorus)

I tried to find the song and I sang it again later
the boy then began smiling and he knew I’d found the light
seemed for all the ages I’d been singing for the people
but when you sing for God it can take the darkness from the night

(Chorus)
Track Name: Everyone Has Light
Everyone Has Light

(Chorus)
Don’t let them convince you
that you’re not so special
everybody has their truth
everyone has light
no one who knows you
has power above you
to tell you you’re wrong
when deep inside you’re right

Packing up a suitcase wondering what it all meant
why did everything end with confusion around us
somehow our pain inside was triggered but to show
and made into our flow
and now nowhere to go

Stay with the worlds you know you love
that if the sky fell above
that world would save you
ask if you would commit again
probation never ends
and ask your self would you do it all over

(Chorus)
Track Name: It's The Time For Love
It's The Time For Love

It's not the time for picking sides
It's the time for love
It's not the time for wearing pride
it's the time for love

Go about your day to day
and know the power in what you do or say
it all starts with a thought
of too much pain we've had enough
It's the time for love.

Time to heal before you feel
It's the time for love
Time to deal with the steering wheel
It's the time for love

You can go anywhere you want today
Open your eyes don't let them take them away
but the best thing to do with your time today
is to find the love.

Remember the times you lived by love
Remember the times your friends went with love?

Time to heal before you feel
It's the time for love
Time to deal with the steering wheel
It's the time for love

Go about your day to day
and know the power in what you do or say
but the best thing to do with your time today
is to find the love.
Track Name: Pass On The Right
Pass On The Right

It's not your fault you're around
It's all in my mind
It's not your fault I'm down
or that I want to leave you behind
This dream will surely shatter
and I guess this decision is mine
I can pass on the right
on my way to paradise

I can pour gas on cinders
the cinders remain cold
when the flames return to earth
and disappointment does unfold
I can give to the taker
all that I've thrown away
I can carry on believing
or I can learn to pay

I can pass on the right
on my way to paradise
and drive with tunnel vision
against this world's advice
Because inside my heart is calling
and you're too slow to answer to mine
I think I'll pass on the right
on my way to paradise.

It's not your fault you're around
It's all in my mind
It's not your fault I'm down
or that I want to leave you behind
This dream will surely shatter
and I guess this decision is mine
I can pass on the right
on my way to paradise

I can pass on the right
on my way to paradise
and drive with tunnel vision
against this world's advice
Because inside my heart is calling
and you're too slow to answer to mine
I think I'll pass on the right
on my way to paradise.
Track Name: Leaving Town Blues
Leaving Town Blues

You can run all the way to California
You can hide in the brambles by the tides
Winter calls somewhere a blanket now is falling
and I miss those lonely days
where I dreamed of where I'm now.

(Chorus)
Ain't it funny how it feels to know the past is waiting in the wings?
Ain't it too good to be real
so the past won't chain what good tomorrow brings?
Think back to the times
you could be living now if you so choose
Heartbreak everyday gives you those
unlock the doors
I'm leaving town blues

The blues are always there
Just choose the blues that will keep you living.
Fate won't make you true
Just paying back some trick of life.
If things went the way you wanted
there'd be no passion in the brambles
there'd be heaven in those heartbeats
and no shadows 'neath the strife.

(Chorus)
Track Name: On Your Own And Lonesome
On Your Own And Lonesome

Getting hard to breathe around here
reality checks ain't paying the bills
I'm surviving all this thriving
taking favors from open tills
She's got me right where she wants me
everything that's broken will fade.
Celebrating being sober
with all the memories I ain't made

(Chorus)
When you're own your own and lonesome
Thank the stars for your time
for your freedom to fly anywhere
blow out of town any time
What you're wishing for is stagnation
and closing doors around your mind
It's a sin getting older
with less you'd keep than you'd leave behind.

I'm running out on friendships
because their smiles won't pay my rent
I'm looking for some meaning
in how my fleeting times are spent
I should be bred to hustle
but what if this was all an accident?
Would I be in a boat in Cuba
or living in a highway tent?

(Chorus)
Track Name: To Live Again And Die
To Live Again And Die

I’d hate to be a baby today
no friends
starting out from scratch fresh out of the hatch
in a world about to end

(Chorus)
the good Lord shook me down
up in the sky
and sent me back down
to live again and die

Sign on the highway
saying they got what I crave
a couple of years of doing time
if I had my way

(Chorus)

Border guards with broken hearts
ain’t gonna let me pass
I just drove a 20 minute mile
with a big stick up my ass

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
You’ll miss the boat if you ain’t floating
and there ain’t love in the crowd
no one listens to old souls these days
they just want sunshine on their clouds
They want someone around to give them roses
and not look for exit signs
build a mountain someone wants to climb
and never say goodbye

(First verse and Chorus)
Track Name: Everything Is Time
Everything Is Time

The flags are loud and proud
while I meditate on divisions
and whistle a tune that never made it
in the current world.
It's easy to see why
this is where no soul should die
but utopia is being sidelined
by greed unfurled

(Chorus)
And I'll hold my head up high
keep smiling through the lies
keep shining to the tides
everything is time
No matter what I see
I won't let it discomfort me
And I'm not going to go away
anytime soon.

You can subscribe to anything
that makes your heart bone ring
that makes your spirit sing
if you want to.
But you can keep 99 of it away
so all I see is a sunny day
and a pristine world around me
humming my tune.

(Chorus)

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