Melotur One: Hickory Dickory Schlock

by David Froese

supported by
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

1.

about

Talking with a friend that recently listened to the album, he pointed out that I hadn't explained why I left it as one single track. So to explain: I did it for myself.

Heh.

But honestly, I've only performed these songs for small audiences a handful of times, and years ago when I began piecing this album together I'd performed them even less, some not at all. I felt the need to prove that they could exist outside of my attic-turned-studio. I gave myself a rule that the album's foundation would be one continuous take, singing and playing at the same time, from intro to end.

I had another reason to keep it as one track but it wasn't fully realized so I won't tell you what it was, and I hope to get closer to that goal in another go further down the road. Ha ha ha.

So!

It's an album in one track and here is a listing of songs by time within that track:

00:00 - (5/4 Intro)
01:35 - Mindy
05:13 - Another Day
09:17 - Oily Oily Birds
12:59 - (Apologetic Segue)
14:06 - Weak Drinks
18:12 - Poplar Stump
24:46 - Shame
27:46 - Her Name

credits

released August 28, 2015

Mitchell Braun: mastering
David Froese: all the other stuff

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

David Froese Winnipeg, Manitoba

When I write music, I like to plan it so it might still be played after an apocalypse -- so the heart of it can be had with voice and one instrument -- and without being too offensive, cuz ya don't wanna piss off marauding cannibals while singing to yerself after surviving captain trips.
But maybe I shouldn't be waiting for an apocalypse before sharing a few melodies.

:D :P :F
----------
... more

contact / help

Contact David Froese

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Melotur One: Hickory Dickory Schlock
Melotur One's complete list of lyrics:


Mindy

Mindy's got the power of mind control
Even in the sunlight there's something cold
About the way she looks when she sees my soul
I know that my mind isn't mine it's under her control

When we're out she's always sure to hold my hand
So I know she's mine and I'm her only man
Lets me feel I'm leading her through unknown lands
Even though the path will bend at her command

There are times her mind on mine will lose it's sway
I start to see but think it best to sit and wait
Until my mind can be confined 'cause I'm afraid
That if I fully wake I'll find I'm in my grave!

I have prayed at night that I might have control
Just to keep me calm the day my mind lets go
Should it come unhinged from girls or getting old
Then I dream of Mindy and her mind control.



Another Day

Forcing their way into another day
Wishing the sun would turn around
Wondering when, when is she going to say
That the machines don't bring her down?

Wondering when she's going to say
That the machines are all okay?

What could she mean is all they said
But what they meant
Is that they only know
What they know

Forcing their way
Into another day
Into another day alone

And still they tried and tried hard to survive out of their city homes
They tried to wonder why and wonder what a life would let them own
If all the lights were brighter would the cry out in their city homes
Knowing where they come from and where they're going

Forcing their way
Into another day
Into another day alone

And still they tried and tried



Oily Oily Birds

Ducks are up above the earth
Sailing t'ward the sunshine
Wish that I could be a little like them
Flapping wings and quacking beaks it really really sounds fine
All that I can do is just count time

Oily oily birds are staying dry in the worst of weather
While the grassy hills are turning cold below their tail feathers
Passing trees in perfect vees at heights I'd only dream to climb
If I wasn't worried 'bout the decline

Puddle ducks and pintails
Taking flight they never fail
To keep me just pretending that my arms can fly
Blackhead ducks are keeping eggs inside of others' cups
Those sly goldeneyes use others' wives to raise 'em up
Then they step out from the brood as parasites it's understood
They'll fly away to find another duck to fuck.

Oily oily birds are staying dry in the worst of weather
While the grassy hills are turning cold below their tail feathers
Passing trees in perfect vees at heights I'd only dream to climb
If I wasn't worried 'bout the decline



(Apologetic Segue)

I'm so sorry that I always
Always
Left you



Weak Drinks

Four shallow shots and I'm on the road
Looking for love or a big payload
And everything's broken down everything's gold
Everything's broken down here

I couldn't love you
Any more than I did
I should have loved you
So much more than I did

Parting out cars that never sold
Something changed when the rust took hold
But everything's panning out, cut through the bolts
Everything's broken down here

I couldn't love you
Any more than I did
I should have loved you
So much more than I did

Offering thoughts that we think we own
Making plans to let it all go
But god only knows what they're worth weighed in gold
Everything's melting down here



Poplar Stump

I was sitting
By the old poplar tree
The old poplar tree
I was sitting
I was sitting
Where the old poplar tree used to be

I was thinking
About my love
About my love
I was thinking
I was thinking
It was big as the blue skies above

And when I looked for that tree I used to climb
To reach for that love of mine
I saw no branches
Reaching to the sky

My love my love
You make me weep
You're up above for all to see
And be loved so easily

She was dancing
O'er the grass
All o'er the grass
She was dancing
She was dancing
And oh how I wanted that moment to last

But I was building
A circle of stones
Circle of stones
For that poplar
Oh that poplar
To burn it right down to the bone

'Cause I thought if she could have anything she sees
If to love is just a breeze
I'll never let her roots grab hold of me

My love my love
You make me weep
You're just too goddam free
I wanted you for no one else
But poor old lonesome me



Shame

It's a shame it's a shame it's a shame
Your mind is as timid as my body
Your body drives my mind insane



Her Name

Her name was all he could think of
But he wouldn't want it to show
That most of the year he's forgetting
Lists of names he's s'posed to know

He could watch her in the twilight
As she got ready to go
The lamp would catch only the high lights
Of what she kept hidden below

Her name was all he could think of
That and an innocent face
That seemed to be hiding behind a few years
When her innocence must've looked out of place

All of their days ran together
All of their nights fell apart
All of his body could sense her
Feeling so close yet so far

They parted ways in November
Predicting the wind would bring snow
They both started writing out letters
To others they'd left in the cold