Unknown Stars (2020)

by Dan Frechette

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Say Hello Or Say Goodbye What I'm doing is just getting by Can't stand the plan to drift and die There's so much to do every minute of life You can't always find a new way to survive a new song to sing a new world to try without even leaving your home. We're so blessed to be connected everyday We'll just have to rewire ourselves this way This may no last forever we pray There's so many hearts trying to find a way Take me back home where I might forever stay without even leaving your home. (Chorus) Call me up send me a hello or say goodbye There's no reason for anyone to sit out this life I wrote a song so I could be alive Call me up send me a hello or say goodbye. Summertime is going it's going away It's always here inside when I seize the day can't expect that we're all just doomed to die can't anticipate that freedom will never fly can't be desperately on the ground searching the sky without even leaving your home. (Chorus)
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Unknown Stars We all shine like the unknown stars we are shining into the unknown may this shining take us far May the shining sweeten the day for someone somewhere someway We all shine like the unknown stars we are Got a backpack that I take out with me on this hike It saves me when I'm miles away when I'm needing a spike Kind of like a smile before the journey has gone on too long Got a backpack I take out with me on this hike Tired of being of true so few see I can sell out on this game far too easily. We all shine like the unknown stars we are. Not much now to do but keep on shining Not much to say but it's all in the timing where do we go when we don't know when no one sees what we do? Not much to do now but keep on shining. and we'll all shine like the unknown stars that we are.
3.
Another Day Away From The Grave The neighbor men they hold the line we're all safe from the blazes Will we see our homes again and friendly neighbors faces? (Chorus) When does this end? When do we stop paying someone to save us? This year has been so waiting/frustrating I'm getting tired of looking out at elephants in the room I'm tired of being bombarded by moments and ages of doom. (Chorus) The days they just look like fear The sky is breathing black. The only thing keeping me looking forward now is looking back. (Chorus) Not everyone's made for the game but we all gotta survive. Prayer is a strong thing when we've all got to survive. (Chorus) The days they just look like fear The sky is breathing black. The only thing keeping me looking forward now is looking back. (Chorus) Now I have nowhere to go to lay my banjo down Another way away from the grave. There's nothing but sad storms now. (Chorus) Good people with bad karma there's power in your song. Love don't cast a shadow we'll stay where we belong. (Chorus x2)
4.
Wherever Our Daydreams Belong I'm so blessed with you you're in my life and you're near me every day So many years have all gone by I now see them on the way (Chorus) I know I love you I know I'll want you so stay with me. I know I love you I know I'll want you so stay with me We walk everywhere sharing our cares and filling up our hearts and make memories with this girl that I love she shows me where freedom starts Freedom to share these dreams Joy in these warm sunbeams Even if you won't hold me enough I know that it's right Even if I know you just want to live rough I know that it's right. Sing me a song - invite me along won't you play with me again? Can't go on it feels so wrong when love is a hurricane. I know it's hard to be in this game for so long It's sad but we know at least we have the songs Take me away wherever our daydreams belong.
5.
Skeleton Heart She tried so hard to get to the top now she's looking over the hill She's paradise on paper looking for a limosine thrill (Chorus) Why must you take on another dame just to send her on her walk of shame can't you see she needs a special man who'll love her time and again and be her friend from the start not pulling these bones from this skeleton heart She's the answer to your prayers not some keeper you'll let go When you learn love don't make money heartbreak sucks on the banjo (Chorus) and when the bad blood starts boiling down and your lover turns into a toy store melt down can't you see she needs a special man who'll love her time and again and be her friend from the start not pulling these bones from this skeleton heart (Bridge) She's always smiling like there ain't nothing wrong She's been looking on the bright side for too long She fell from heaven she's an angel on the run she's no tirekicker bride for anyone So if you know you will love her give your friend a smile give her a sweet memory and won't you dress those dreams in style? (chorus) she'll be happy when she knows you'll stay not another break up bill she'll have to pay can't you see she needs a special man who'll love her time and again and be her friend from the start not pulling these bones from this skeleton heart
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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
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The Audience 02:13
The Audience I wonder if you will ever hear me out? There's clouds in my eyes and the stars won't come out. I can't read the future if you don't like my song those dreams I have dreamed won't be in the flesh long. (chorus) Would you like me to sing a lullaby? Oh no oh no oh no Should I be your lover should i bear my soul? blue stood my heart when my blood was running cold I tried for your comfort by showing you mine while you told your stories and I sang there blind. (chorus)
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Seems Like Only Yesterday Seems like only yesterday we caught the dream train heading for the coast and dreamed of grimy dungeon traps and circus men still stranded in the storms (Chorus) In a land that time forgot it's hard for us to stay for long wait until the monkey man is gone face the music and dance along there's nothing stranger than this song to keep you thinking nothing's really wrong Seems like only yesterday that we were lost and trying to get home We lived among these missing links and savage sailors trading love for gold. (Chorus) Tonight let's drift past dungeon traps and circus men still stranded in the storms and let's climb fancy mountaintops with flags in hand and shovels to dig holes. (Chorus)
9.
I Don't Care If The Coast Is Clear No More I'm too tired to rest Maybe I'll see you on the other side. I'll tell you all the things I should have when the walls were tall and wide. Everybody's so busy doing so much They don't get nothing done I'm marooned off the coast of "I don't care if the coast is clear no more" And I'm trying to ignore a fever but it's everywhere it seems You and I lived the big grand life of adventures and dreams But now you're wondering what all these dreams were really for and I'm living with the truth I don't care if this coast is clear no more. Crosses on the highway people had somewhere to go I was hoping to make it further but I might be pulling over slow What if this is what the reaper was really waiting for? To be living off the coast not certain that the coast is clear anymore. I'm too tired to rest maybe I'll see you on the other side?
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Under The Same Sky When the stars began to fade in the sky we could then find escape from the fire inside those were the days when we'd await the night when we lived under the same sky You were forced to live with a broken heart like the sole survivor who'd let down her guard but we were the kind who could tough it out when we lived under the same sky (Chorus) We still have yet to meet someday before I lose all I can give away there'll be nothing but shadows living on our street and a bridge that's never been crossed We still have yet to meet someday and I fear that since you left that day I'll stand alone 'til the anger dies and I'm not the only one From the allies of the distant past to the lovers who lost out on romance or condemned to drift dwelling in their pasts we all lived under the same sky (Chorus) When the stars began to fade in the sky we could then find escape from the fire inside those were the days when we'd await the night when we lived under the same sky when we lived under the same sky when we lived under the same sky
11.
Second To Nothing You are second to nothing waiting for the night it's not that I can love you it's not that I can't try something tells me you're hard to please under some spell or some kind of disease for your time is due and your man has not arrived You are second to nothing but anguish lies beneath it ain't the tune you're blowing it's the fact you're out of reach don't alter your impression or falter my obsession don't you know you shed the tears I weep? what makes me love her so whose path I never crossed I once loved a love I knew for her display of trust but I see despair in her soul casting shadows on the road for the time is due and her man has not arrived for the time is due and her man has not arrived
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Soldier Solitaire I loved her from the start there was doubt in the past a storm was on the loose the night it was ahead she was afraid of the danger I could tell by her eyes she was a solider solitaire with something to hide Loneliness was cold so I held her so tight she gave me her warmth like a flame in the night everything I fought for was not mine to last she got up and crept off toward the twilight so vast She left me too early she's a soldier solitaire with one thing to live for something to hide since she abandoned me I hope she'll learn that it's clear that we all need each other when the end seems so near

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released November 3, 2020

All songs music and lyrics by Dan Frechette. Copyright 2020 (all songs registered with SOCAN).

Dan Frechette: Vocals, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, banjo, harmonica.

Recorded at home in Bonny Doon, CA in November 2020.

Album cover photo by Dave Swiecicki (2012)

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