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Brent David Fraser Houston, Texas

#Actor #Singer #Songwriter #Writer #Poet #FSA #Scot #SOBER - What's in it for me is covered. How can I help is the BETTER QUEST. Living the Dream that benefits others in Living their Dream. - 777 -BDF

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Track Name: Away from Yesterday
Away From Yesterday

what are we all doing in this sad brown world
its all a bit gray, like the sky on a cloudy day
my friends that seems that’s all there is sometimes
a bit of the sadness, a bit of the better way

head strong and surefire boy, don’t hesitate too long
desire goes hand in hand with fate
and carries you away from yesterday

carrying on through the hard times just like a child in the rain,
the day out and day in, your playing with safety and sin
and there are times your mind is just careless misery, you dance with it dizzily
and its no stranger to me, no stranger to me

you say that you’ll shoot down your troubles
maybe tomorrow, maybe today
whether or not you do it doesn’t matter
tomorrow, she’s coming anyway

there is a lesson in every tear and every try,
every sunrise, and every star in the sky
if you see it, it could get better, it could go bad
be sure to let go, that’s all I know that’s all I know

©1993-2013 brent david fraser, stratherrick publishers (ASCAP) all rights reserved
Track Name: Comin' with the Rain
Comin' With The Rain

watch the sky just to pass the time away
rain is coming but it ain’t gonna come today
I’m smiling to myself but god I’m lonely here

she said she’d be back,
wait for the hurricane
so when the sky turns black
it means she’s coming with the rain

down in the valley, well a storm is cooking up
I’m dry as a desert and an ocean’s not enough
feel like a beggar bum who needs another beer

she said she’d be back,
so I can’t complain
when thunder starts to crack
it means she’s coming with the rain

the sky is open but it’s closing in on me
by the way I got no better place to be
just sitting on the stoop is fine for me today

so many hours more,
she’s got a big surprise in store
she does it just to torture me
she knows I’m just waiting happily

see you tomorrow and the day after and the next
no use explaining cause, well you know the rest
call me foolish but a sitting fool I’ll be

she said she’d be back
to take away this pain
so when the clouds unpack
it means she’s coming with the rain

©1993-2013 brent david fraser, startherrick publishers (ASCAP all rights reserved
Track Name: Ghost of Jack Kerouac
Ghost

he travels light, day by day, a few folded dollars and change,
he sleeps in empty parking lots, the parking spots he can rearrange

you’ve seen his face in washrooms, as you’re reaching for the light
he’s followed you for miles of darkness when drove all night

there’s a ghost out on the road
there’s a ghost out on the road
for all eternity I know
there’s a ghost out on the road

he sits with you in diners, when your hunger pulls you there
he dances on the street lamps he’s in the wind he’s in the air

chorus

bridge: he’s always there, the road’s his prison
when bridges are bare, you know who’s missing
you know who’s missing

he wont hurt you, trust me there is no need to be afraid
just make it home now, safely and think of the time you made

chorus

©1993-2013 brent david fraser, startherrick publishers (ASCAP) all rights reserved
Track Name: Forever Just One Way
Forever Just One Way

guess I was ‘bout ten, running around in the rain
I’d laugh to hide the pain, but I was lying
with everybody telling me there’s a new day ahead
Your father he could be dead,
just try to sleep tight

so I said I’m going to be okay
and maybe I’ll see you again someday
but the wind cant blow forever,
no the wind cant blow forever
just one way

I guess my daddy he didn’t really even think
bout much more than another drink, maybe he didn’t want me to watch him, so where’s your father boy, well he ain’t around”
he must be drinking downtown,
And I think that’s where he wants to be

I can’t forgive and just forget,
but god I wonder where you are
I can’t forgive and just forget,
but god I wonder where you are

so if you never see me again, I’m becoming a man
I guess that was sort of the plan, I know you’re only doing what you can
whether or not I find you asleep in a dirty grave,
or out on the road someday,
You’re just a memory

©1993-2013 Brent David Fraser, stratherrick publishers (ASCAP) all rights reserved
Track Name: Because You're Young
Because You’re Young

I sat to drink with her when we weren’t even twenty one
With all our friends around and laughing hell they’re having fun
My reputations on the line she said so get away
‘Cause if you start to yell and fall around I cannot stay

and as she looked above to see a lantern flutter in the smoke
the bar was packed with sweaty people giving us a push and poke
and now my chance had come to tell her how I really felt
I jumped upon the bar and more than told, I simple yelled

You’re young and you can scream and carry on and on because you’re young
It doesn’t matter what you do just have some fun because you’re young
Do anything you want to do, whatever you think you want to
See everything because you’re young, see everything
Just have some fun because you’re young, just have some fun

I tried to tell her then that while I was alive I’d live
Because you never know for sure the day you’re ending with
Maybe tomorrow death would come a knocking on my door
I’d take his cake and eat it all and I would ask for more

And as she turned her head my heart it truly sank away
She wouldn’t listen it was sad and nothing I could say
Would make her see that my philosophy could bring a smile
And life may seem okay or even great, if for a little while

So anytime I meet a stranger who’s so serious
I tell them even if you’re fifty be delirious
Be drunk with wine or song, or whipping wind or dripping dew
Or anything that brings you joy, follow your bliss where it takes you

I’ll see you when you find a shelter in a dreary bar
I’ll see you on the freeway, pass me by in a speeding car
I’ll see you wherever a good time can be had, a ball
‘Cause life is short and I’m still young, I’ve got to see it all


©1993-2013 brent david fraser, stratherrick publishers (ASCAP) all rights reserved
Track Name: I Wish, Alone
I Wish, Alone

I’ve watched the sunset from Mulholland
and came back lonely in the dark
I’ve been to beaches that would soothe me
and I’ve wished on a shooting star

another day that I can’t wish away
but I wish alone
no difference between this and yesterday
but I wish alone

I’ve had the taste of too much hunger
I’ve had my heart go slowly down
I’ve known the feeling of a good friend
I’ve heard my silence make a sound

I have traced the thinning skyline
to where the eye can never see
and I’ve come full around to gateways
where the soul should never be

©1993-2013 brent david fraser, stratherrick publishers (ASCAP) all rights reserved
Track Name: Andrew Says
Andrew Says

every midday without fail
king Andrew is down and out
says he hates the dark queen Abigail
maybe a king of clowns but still a king no doubt

crying loud down to Satan
Andrew says what’s love anyway
its just the other side of hating
another silly road to chase away the day

And Andrew says, "she'll miss me when I'm gone"
And Andrew says, "I'll only fight so long"
And Andrew says, "she'll miss me when I'm gone"
oh, Andrew says...

Abigail she was so pretty
Andrew says she’s just along for the ride
she shops her wares around the city
she says she just cant stand to rot inside

Andrew’s out very late tonight
a girl he doesn’t know very well
considers having her beneath the moonlight
but there’s no moon inside king Andrew’s hell

©1993-2013 brent david fraser, stratherrick publishers (ASCAP) all rights reserved
Track Name: Too Bad for You
Too Bad for You

I will outlive you, I will outlast you,
all my resentment will only put me past you
you’re insincere enough to smile at my poor jokes
you were never dear enough to know when I need help the most

and it’s too bad for you
your times of understanding are so few
and it’s too bad for you
I’m the wayward boy you never knew

how I believed you, and you’re still a small child
all that’s behind you just drove your mind wild
I think you know enough to know the simple games
the ones that get you close enough to never take the blame

I’ve been where you have, I’ve seen the same things
but there are no excuses for what a weak heart brings
it didn’t mean enough, so you leave the way you came
you did it clean enough, but it’s dirty just the same

©1993-2013 brent david fraser, stratherrick publishers (ASCAP) all rights reserved
Track Name: Before
Before

I fall so hard at times like this
when It seems the night could only exist
to help my demons find their way to my door

in my night scene my sight is pain
and pulsing blood is pouring rain
and I cant escape this haunted metaphor

awakened by my torrent screams
from crimson skies I see in dreams
when I feel myself walking in the fire

for moments I will feel free flight
when poets thought keeps still the night
until I feel the weight of my desire

for hours I will speak my thought
a book the clever demons bought
I regain ownership when I repay

the price is wisdom, peace of mind
something one may never find
and if I did I’m not sure I’d give it away

but is there treasure in a doctrine
or anyway out of the rock I’m locked in
and will I have to suffer for my salvation

suffer long within this abyss
awaiting wisdom’s timely kiss
my demons are my only real relations

©1993-2013 brent david fraser, stratherrick publishers (ASCAP) all rights reserved
Track Name: My Will Be Done
My Will Be Done

I remember what I said about the day I rest my head,
that it’s alright by me so take me away
ain’t gonna worry ain’t gonna cry about the day that I may die
that fight don’t get you free so take me today

my kind of living it gets real high, sometimes I just gets by
and sometimes I agree I forsake what I say
my testimony, my very breath, is no better after my death
so is life agony if we make what we pay

so on and on my will be done
a battle lost is a battle won
I’ll give the man a worthy look
and write the last page in the book

in the events, in what remains, in this condition, in what it gains
it gains only nothing, and nothing is free
why should we pay, why should we die, or live and never cry
our tears are a blessing, but laughter’s the key

chorus

I beg for power and beg again to rise above all other men
but who am I, look at me, you see I’m not the sun
I beg forgiveness, give with sight, i say I will, I say I might,
but is this light that I see the holy lonely one

©1993-2013 brent david fraser, stratherrick publishers (ASCAP) all rights reserved
Track Name: Ode to Eliza Roberts
Ode to Eliza Roberts

And what of the light in her eyes,
does it shine bright for everyone, or just me?
And what of the fire in the red of her hair,
when the sun hits her elegantly?
And what of the warm soft way she can say that I’m gonna be just fine?
And what of the touch of her hand that is sweeter than wine?

And I have poems and pictures, permanent forms and fixtures
Utterly irreplaceable haunts, spirits that know all my woes and wants,
Eliza, I always see you there, you’re part of God’s show
Eliza, I just thought you should know

And what of the past, and the way I depleted,
mistreated her generous heart?
And what of the days yet to come, now I’m dumb,
and I don’t know where to start?
And what of the dreams that she fostered, and fed,
that I fought each step of the way?
And what of the way she is still here for me today?

And I have wreckage and ruin, and struggles with what I’m doin’
Utterly unbelievable pains, she’s still a spirit that sings while it rains
Eliza, I always see you there, you’re part of God’s show
Eliza, I just thought you should know

Eliza, I always see you there, you’re part of God’s show
Eliza, I just thought you should know

©2003-2013 brent david fraser, stratherrick publishers (ASCAP) all rights reserved