Frazey Ford Discography

Discography:
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Obadiah (2005)
Indian Ocean (2015)

Track Listings:
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Obadiah (all songs by Frazey Ford unless otherwise noted)
 Firecracker
 Lay Down With You
 Bird of Paradise
 If You Gonna Go
 Blue Streak Mama
 Lost Together
 I Like You Better
 Hey Little Mama
 The Gospel Song
 Going Over
 Half In
 One More Cup of Coffee (Bob Dylan)
 Mimi Song

Indian Ocean
 September Fields
 Runnin'
 You're Not Free
 Done
 Three Golden Trees
 You Got Religion
 Season After Season
 Natural Law
 Weather Pattern
 Indian Ocean
 September Fields (Acoustic)

Lyrics:
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(Album titles preceded by ##, Song titles by --)

##
Obadiah

--
Firecracker

I was a sailboat
I was a sailor
I was a sign of our goin' or our comin'

I made it happen
Down in the schoolyard
I was a firecracker exploding

Hallelujah!
The sparks flew up to heaven
They saw my smile
And I was laughin' so hard

Hallelujah!
The sparks flew up to heaven
And I left the sober people
With their cold hearts

Sometimes there is someone
Someone who knows you
But when you are sad
There is no one

We're on a red bicycle
Rollin' and rollin'
I'm quicksilver,
I'm a dealmaker
Don't you cross me once

Hallelujah!
The sparks flew up to heaven
They saw my smile
And I was laughin' so hard

Hallelujah!
The sparks flew up to heaven
And I left the sober people
With their cold hearts

Nothin' can harm me
To this day they don't wrong me
And I don't know
If I'm dirty or clean

Well I was a sailboat
I was a sailor
And I was a firecracker exploding

And o! why do you cry,
Sister, cry?
I've been talkin' with angels
and it's gonna be fine

Hallelujah!
The sparks flew up to heaven
And I left the sober people
With their cold hearts

--
Lay Down With You

I lay down with you
I lay down with you
You told me not to
And I feel so strange

What is happiness
What is happiness
But too wrong from this

Take me out to Soho
Buy me a rum and a coke
And help me forget
Myself falling even then
Falling even then

You call me on the phone
But I just ain't home
No I just ain't home
No not for anyone
No no no
Not for anyone
Mmmmm

--
Bird of Paradise

Oh bird of paradise
Oh bird of paradise
With your plumes of white
With your plumes of white
Did I see you turn from black to white
Did I see you turn from black to white
Take your wings in flight
Take your wings in flight
Over this earth delight

In a San Diego alley
I saw you smile
I was scared of the hunger
Til I realized it was mine

--
If You Gonna Go

If you gonna go, then do it
If you gonna leave then let me be
'cause I know that a person
well sometimes just has to be free

I tried to give you all 'a me
I thought that was what love was for
I tried to be your everything
and i guess I lost myself

Something different in your aspect
am I a bother to you now?
well if you gonna do
it ain't nothing to it
just let me be

You know I'll be alright without you
well I can learn to be alone
When everything shatters
the only thing that matters
is an open heart

So if you gonna go, hen do it
if you gonna leave then let me be
'cause I know that a person
well sometimes just has to be free

well sometimes just has to be free
well sometimes just has to be free

--
Blue Streak Mama

I was just busy
Talking to blue streak mama
I was talking to blue streak

I was just busy
Talking to blue streak mama
I was talking to blue streak

Lord up above, can you hear me, I been so tired, I been so tired
Lord up above, can you hear me, I been so tired
There was a part of me, that wanted out of a situation
But you know, wuh ho, I couldn't let go
There was a part of me, that wanted out of a situation
But you know, wuh ho, I couldn't let go

I was just busy
Talking to blue streak mama
I was talking to blue streak

I was just busy
Talking to blue streak mama
I was talking to blue streak

There I go now, I been thinking about you baby, thinking about you
There I go now, I been thinking about you baby
No I can't get used, to the change in you
I tried to bend, and then, I think I might break
No I can't get used, to the to the change in you
I tried to bend, and then, I think I might break

Why does it tumble, why does it fall
Think you got something, you got nothing at all
nothing at all, nothing at all
Why does it tumble, why does it fall
Think you got something, you got nothing at
all nothing at all, nothing at all
No I can't get used, to the to the change in you
I tried to bend to bend, but then, I think I might break
No I can't get used, to the the change in you I tried to bend
to bend, and then, I couldn't let go

I was just busy
I was just busy
I was just busy

--
Lost Together

oh, were we lost together
you know we were
sad that silence in everything
from the beginning you're here
i would like to get some rest
so the kids no longer have
to see us fighting

the world is a funny thing
well i thought that this was for
making love and making my
beautiful babies
i never thought that i'd look back
and see what i didn't have to give
and just what they did not get
those beautiful babies

oh were we lost together
you know we were
side by side losing everything
we were just a pair of kids
oh, the stupid things we did
in the madness they were calling
the revolution

--
I Like You Better

I like you better, ohh
I like you better, ohh

Those hands gets the best of me, ohh
I like crawlin' down on me
I wanted to hold you
Forever, forever, forever
Forever, forever, forever

And I wait as you hold it
Goddamn, gotta roll with it, gotta roll with it
And the ride gets ov-over
Where are you goin'?
[Incomprehensible]

I can't think no more, I can't think
I can't use my brain, I can't think no more
I can't think no more, I can't think
I can't use my brain

I like you better, ahh
I like you better, whoa

Those hands gets the best of me
Your leg crawlin' down on me, ohh
And I wanted to hold you
Forever, forever, forever
Forever, forever, forever

And I wait as you hold it
Goddamn, gotta roll with it, roll with it
And the ride gets over
But where are you goin'?
[Incomprehensible]

I can't think no more, I can't think
I can't use my brain, I can't think no more
I can't think no more, I can't think
I can't use my brain

I can't think no more, I can't think
I can't use my brain
I can't think no more, I can't think
I can't use my brain

I like you better, ohh
I like you better, ohh
I like you better, ohh

--
Hey Little Mama

hey little mama
don't you take it so hard
they never had the time for you
you wandered in the yard
with magic all around you
and the golden dust of god

you're all grown up,
you've got a baby in your arms
you're all grown up,
you've got a baby in your arms

between the world of the humans
and your expanding heart
you've been holding your own hand
ever since the start

now you're trying to be for somebody
what nobody was for you
did you think that this would be
the hardest thing you'd ever do
did you think that this would be
the hardest thing you'd ever do

but oh, you love her
like you never thought you could
and oh, you love her
like the moon it loves the earth

well
well, oh well

he reminds you of your daddy
with all his tricks and charms
he reminds you of your daddy
every time he lets you down

you believe him when he tell you
he'll stop drinking for you
yeah you think that if you love him
maybe he will change for you
yeah you think that if you love him
maybe he will change for you

hey little mama
don't you take it so hard
the things you are remembering
will surface and depart
and you won't feel so crazy
hanging on a while

and you will give to her
the life that she deserves
and you will give to her
a life that she deserves

'cause oh, you love her
like you never thought you could
and oh, you love her
like the moon it loves the earth

well yeah
oh yeah
the whole world

--
The Gospel Song

Why do we go when the blue sky turn to liquid
and the cold trees stark naked.
Ohio upon the mountain we were growin' up

-So strong.

And I have found a flower that is growin in the forest
and we talked by the hour
Oh we were not lovers, but I loved you.
Oh-oh-oh-oh loved

And oooooh- beautiful clouds
I've been sailing through
Oh golden clouds
I've been sailing through you

Well my mother was a garden of all things unspoken
and my father came around me like a broken little soldier
and my sister, she is wonderin' what the hell is all around us,
but there's beauty over us, but there's beauty over us, ahhhh.

What ya do is sacred and what ya say doesn't matter much.
Your movin' your lips but your mind is on fire.

And now the steam is risin' like I did all once a- a love came right through me
from above and I sang up to my God and he saved me once again. Waaahaaa..

And if you have a brother than you can understand what it is to love and grow up
to love....... and things get shattered.

And oooooh- beautiful clouds,
I've been sailing though,
Oh golden clouds.
I go sailing through you.

--
Going Over

i know you're goin' over
i know you're goin' soon
i know you're goin' over soon
hold your head, hang my head
and cry for you, and cry for you
cry for you, cry for you
for you

i know the words
have yet to be too much
for you, for you

i know you're goin' over
i know you're goin soon
i know you're goin' over
hold your head
hold my hands and cry for you
cry for you, and cry for you
i hold your heart
in my hands, and i cry for you

i know you're goin'
i know you're goin' over

--
Half In

All the while we stayed
We were half in, but holdin'
And we still don't know
What was it worth, anyway

Out in the wreckage yard
Under the moon and stars
I been sleeping to kill time
Waking up to find
Hell on my road
Paved with golden lies

Colouring outside my lines
Search psychedelics for the universal mind
But it don't change a thing
You're starting to drink
'Cuz it's a dirty game
Trying to hold back change
And we've been walking out
In seas of doubt
And hovering, hovering

And I know you so well
Cold dark river been starting to swell
And I'm up to my knees
The dark in the trees
Your face and hands
Have been my lands
But I believe we're done
So much gone on
It wore us down

Outro

But hooo boy, we had joy
You were the sun in my days
In a thousand ways,
I call out to you
I don't know what to do
I been missing you

But hooo boy, we had joy....

--
One More Cup of Coffee

Your breath is sweet
Your eyes are like two jewels in the sky
Your back is straight your hair is smooth
On the pillow where you lie
But I don't sense affection
No gratitude or love
Your loyalty is not to me
But to the stars above

One more cup of coffee for the road
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go.
To the valley below.

Your daddy he's an outlaw
And a wanderer by trade
He'll teach you how to pick and choose
And how to throw the blade
He oversees his kingdom
So no stranger does intrude
His voice it trembles as he calls out
For another plate of food.

One more cup of coffee for the road
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go.
To the valley below.

Your sister sees the future
Like your mama and yourself
You've never learned to read or write
There's no books upon your shelf
And your pleasure knows no limits
Your voice is like a meadowlark
But your heart is like an ocean
Mysterious and dark.

One more cup of coffee for the road
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go.
To the valley below.

--
Mimi Song

Tell them about me
Tell them everything
After I'm gone, after I'm gone
Make it exciting, let them know I was fun
And tell the story like a beautiful dream
Oh the dress I wore was a fine silk crepe cream

And ooh, remember me
And ooh, remember me well

Oh the dances in that old Texas barn
Papa Sam was handsome
To the ladies he shone
I stood outside smoking
I was elegant and young
If not for that fine evening
None of you souls would be around

And ooh, remember me
And ooh, remember me well

Oh you're a wild and beautiful thing
The gods are crying when they hear you sing
Whatever happens, I'll be right here
After all your tears, after all your tears

But tell them about me,
Tell them everything
After I'm gone
After I'm gone

##
Indian Ocean

--
September Fields

You better get up for your mama
You better grab the best of your life
I know you're ready to get older anyhow
Well all you have to do is wander
Over fields of dark time
Where do you find yourself
Feeling lonesome
Do you reckon your body & your mind (?)
Day on earth by the streets at night
Oh yeah
I saw you passing
There in the street lights
Do you have
A home for the morning
And are you holding
Holding on so tight
You say that's what you have been given
A whole lot of nothing for your time
And have you sunken
Down in your bones
Do you toss & turn & turn at night
And are you holding, holding on so tight
Do you toss & turn & turn at night
And are holding, holding on so tight

--
Runnin'

Who are the one-eyed?
Aha! For Something else
I know why no one gets out
'Cause, you'll find I'll come with you out
You'll find that you can do it
All by yourself
Nothing is just so fine
All alone to find
Hey yeah

Cause you're the judge (oh yeah)
I never doubted you
I never doubted you
Cause you're the judge
I never doubted you

Hey, you have always
Paid to testify
Hold the world beyond destruction
So nobody asks a question
Cause you're getting tired
Everyday that ends
You're alone in your mind
Running in circles in your heart
Hand over hand

Cause you're the judge (oh yeah)
I never doubted you
I never doubted you
Hey you're the judge
I never doubted you

Cause you're the judge (oh yeah)
I never doubted you
I never doubted you

Cause you're the one holding yourself

--
You're Not Free

You've been hiding in the corners
You've been living all your life
You gotta get out to the country
And leave your troubled mind

'cause you're not free
You're not free

You left your baby and guessing
Don't know when you'll be back
You can't hold down a job
You can't even pay your rent

'cause you're not free
You're not free

You gonna go down to the water
And lay down in the tide
You'll lay your body down
And cry and cry and cry

Till you're free
Till you're free

--
Done

I was taking every hit from you
you drive by shooting son of a bitch, and I'm done
Oh whoa, I'm done

Who told you you could rewrite the rules, and do you
really take me for a goddamn fool 'cause I'm done,
Oh whoa, I'm done

And you can drag me out before some authority
If that's what you have to do to feel like you can punish me
but I can't, I can't, I can't, I can't keep the peace anymore
With your dogs, with your dogs, at my door

You've been puncing my weaknesses, slandering my name
you spent all your time trying to place your blame, and I'm done
Ohhh, I'm done

I used to think I hold the best parts of me,
but sew the holes in your life and the cracks in your seams,
and I'm done
Oh whoa, I'm done.

And I'm sorry that you don't like your life
I fought for my own victories and for the beauty in my life
My joy, my joy, my joy takes nothing from you
no, my joy, my joy takes nothing from you

Well, you criticize my numbers, you hammer out the rules
wait for me to fuck up, and find yourself some proof
and I'm done
Oh whoa, I'm done.

You just soak in the hatred of a sorry line
yeah, you hide behind decorum and a fake smile,
and I'm done
Oh whoa, I'm done

And you can drag me out before a judge in authority
if that's what you have to do to feel like you can punish me
but I can't, I can't, I can't, I can't keep the peace anymore
With your doubts, with your doubts, in my door

Well I can't, I can't, I can't, I can't keep the peace anymore
With your dogs, with your dogs, at my door

--
Three Golden Trees

--
You Got Religion

--
Season After Season

--
Natural Law

--
Weather Pattern

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Indian Ocean

--
September Fields (Acoustic)

(see above)

Douglas Brick / dbrick@kom.net
Sun Sep 24 21:31:48 PDT 2017