From The Wreckage

by Warren Friesen

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released March 31, 2016

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Warren Friesen Winkler, Manitoba

I am currently a high school counsellor who has a dream of making music my profession.

I grew up in a small village in Southern Manitoba, Canada. It is here where I learned about work . It is here where I learned about play.

As a young boy spending hours lying beside our huge cabinet record-player trying to emulate my musical heroes. I began singing in public at the age of twenty-three.
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Track Name: Light From Your Window
LIGHT FROM YOUR WINDOW

He was talking way to fast
He was fighting back a tear, then let it fall
I could tell you quite a story son
But I trust you don't have time for it all
I ordered one more coffee
I said sir, I'd like to prove you wrong
He smiled at me - wiped the tear
And carried on

She was waitin' on a plane
It looked like she'd been cryin' without a doubt
I know it ain't my place but is there something
You'd like to talk about
She said "the next time that I see him...
The time... it moves so slow
Then we heard "last call" and she said
Looks like I got a go

You see light from our window
Can bring light to the heart
Of broken dreams

Oooooooooh

You see light from our window
Can bring light to the heart
Of broken dreams

Oooooohhh
Track Name: Back Up Plan
BACK UP PLAN

I'm just waiting in the summer sun
Why don't you come back to me?
Come on love while we're still young
Why don't you come back to me?

You're so cold but every winter has its end
Get that feeling once again, let me be your back up plan

Try to forget all the things I did
Want to come back to me?
That's all water underneath the bridge
Why don't you come back to me?

You're so cold but every winter has its end
Get that feeling once again, let me be your back up plan
Let me be your back up plan

I can’t say… that I remember when
We were ok… When it all came to an end

If you get sick of your other man
Why don't you come back to me?
Everybody needs a back up plan
Why don't you come back to me?

You're so cold but every winter has its end
Get that feeling once again, every winter has its end,
get that feeling once again, Let me be your back up plan
Let me be your back up plan
Track Name: Someone Should Tell Her
SOMEONE SHOULD TELL HER

She breathes into spaces
Where there ain’t no life
Sings everyones praises
But I know how she cries at night
She walks much too gentle
Into that good night
So someone should tell her
She’s a picture of all that’s right

Known among strangers
But hardly belongs
No ones shows her any favors
And they leave her alone
It would take so little
To throw her a line
Someone should tell her
She’s well worth the time

Someone should tell her
What I’ve known for years
Cause it’s a crying shame
That she don’t know
That her voice rings a song in my ear

And it sounds like
Ooooooooh

A one way ticket
Come with no goodbyes
Her world is running late
Never offers a compromise
Tinted bus windows
Make hard to look back
To where no one would tell her
Tell her that

Someone should tell her
What I’ve known for years
Cause it’s a crying shame
That she don’t know
That her voice rings a song in my ear

And it sounds like
Ooooooooh
Track Name: One Damn Thing
ONE DAMN THING

A five pound hammer
Slammin’ on my chest
My hearts a concrete wall
Made up of craziness
A sad known fact
I’ve come to see
My worst friend is me
A habit learned from years
Of self-imposed laziness

No I don’t
No I don’t
No I don’t think that I have learned
One damn thing yet

The sum of all my decisions
Make up a life I try to hide
That bridge is out
But down that road I drive
Between wrong and right
Between a rock and a hard fought fight
I keep loosing touch
Losing pride

No I don’t

No I don’t
No I don’t
No I don’t think that I have learned
One damn thing yet
SOLO – Tremolo Guitar

Bridge
Well it’s a shame when life
Ain’t lived just survived
Oooooh Oh
And I know, I know
Oooh Ooooh Oooohh

A five pound hammer
Slammin’ on my chest
I don’t walk and talk
Like the man I wanna be just yet
The hardest thing about the dark of night
Is getting up in the morning light
And it’s once again
’til I get it right

No I don’t
No I don’t
No I don’t think I’ve given up on
One damn thing yet

No I don’t
No I don’t
No I don’t think I’ve given up on
One damn thing yet
Track Name: From The Wreckage
FROM THE WRECKAGE

Once I built myself a house
On a bedrock of Friday nights
Filled up it up with a bunch of empty days
Infestations, faulty wires
Brought it to the ground
Now I look around me and I pray

For you to pull me out
Pull me out
Pull me out from the wreckage
Pull me out from the wreckage

Taught myself how to fly
In a beat up aero plane
Fueled it up with too much self-esteem
Thought I knew it all I guess
And I took it up to high
Now I really know what mayday means

Oh won’t pull me out
Pull me out
Pull me out from the wreckage
Pull me out from the wreckage

SOLO – Organ

Oh won’t you pull me out
Pull me out
Pull me out from the wreckage
Pull me out from the wreckage

Bridge

Oh won’t you pull me out
Pull me out
Pull me out from the wreckage
Pull me out from the wreckage
Track Name: How Could You
HOW COULD YOU

How could you, why would you?
Wanna walk with your head DOWN
Don't tell me you're the only one
Who's got stuff to FIGURE OUT

How could you, bless another man's soul
How could you, have it all

How could you, why would you
Wanna walk so blind
It ain't you only, and ain't it lonely
Inside of your crowded mind

How could you, bless another man's soul
How could you, have it all

How could you, and why would you?
Wanna spend your precious time?
Here on your own with no sense of home
Let another hand help you FLY

How could you, bless another man's soul
How could you, have it all
Track Name: Summer Rain
SUMMER RAIN

He grew up strong, hard and fast
Calloused hands and prairie grass
His brothers left For city schools
He stayed home - worked with tools

His words pour out, deep and rich
When he tells me 'bout the times in which
He planted seeds deep in the ground
And waited for that precious sound

Ooooh those summer rains
Ooooh those summer rains

He was young and she was too
Staring into her eyes blue
Some might say that flat expanse
Left young love dry and without a chance

But she sat close beside him then
Truck wheels turning - roads without end
Never needed much - for their hearts had found
The life those drops gave to the ground

Ooooh those summer rains
Ooooh those summer rains

They raised a family two young sons
Counted their blessings when days were done
Tragedy struck when they lost one
Their the tears fell ....
Like Oooooh - Summer Rain
And the tears they fell... like summer rain

I asked him he'd do it all again
He said son I don't know exactly what you mean

It'll keep on falling - with it's heartache and it's grace
Every now and then you'll feel of summer rain
Track Name: Like You Were Blind
LIKE YOU WERE BLIND

You got some words the world
Would do well to hear
So speak them out loud now girl
Despite all your… fears

You thought your tongue got all tied
But you spoke it well
You felt your heart beatin’ wild
But no one could… tell

Ooooh and you, you dwell on everything good
And you shake, the world by its ears
And you love without fear of rejection
Like you were blind
Like you were blind

You got some words the world
Would do well to hear
So speak them out loud now girl
Despite all your… fears

Ooooh and you, you dwell on everything good
And you shake, the world by its ears
And you love without fear of rejection
Like you were blind
Like you were blind
Track Name: You Know I Feel
YOU KNOW I FEEL

Won’t you smile a little longer baby
Until my heart beats faster and I believe
That we’re walking step for step
You haven’t felt it yet I see

Won't you talk a little longer when I call
How can you take, or leave this all
My minds a visible wreck
A lonely exhibition hall

You know I feel like flying over worlds
That broke your heart
You know I feel like showing you the smile
Of a brand new start
You know I feel

We can call it what we want, I don’t care
You can reach out for my hand if you dare
You can kiss once or kiss me twice
Like New Years Eve at Times Square

You know I feel like flying over worlds
That broke your heart
You know I feel like showing you the smile
Of a brand new start
You know I feel

Oh baby talk to me – Like I’m the only
Place you’re supposed to be – you know I know

Won’t you smile a little longer baby
Until my heart beats faster and I believe
That we’re walking step for step
You haven’t felt it yet I see