You Call That Brave

by Ms. Fridrich

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Thanks To:
Dan, Gary, Mat, Dawn, Eric, Joy Jones, Holly Bass, my housemates Sarah, Katherine & Shea, HP, my parents, my family and friends, all my students, and my sister Genevieve.


Special Thanks for Their Generous Support: The Bannett-Estrins, The Donaldsons, The Fridrichs, The Goldvales, C.W. Harder, The Hollys, The Lees, The Loftis', The Staubs, The Veilleux-Meekins, The Washburn-Kules, and The Tulliers.


This album was supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland. www.creativemoco.com

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released 01 January 2011

sarah fridrich, piano & voice
dan marcellus, drums
gary prince, guitar on "borrow love"

Lyrics, Music, and Vocal Arrangements by Sarah Fridrich
Produced by Mat Leffler-Schulman and Sarah Fridrich

Vocals engineered by Dawn Dineen; Piano engineered by Eric Fuller

Mixed by Mat Leffler-Schulman at Mobtown Studios - Baltimore MD

Mastered by Bill Wolf @ Wolf Productions, Arlington, VA

All Lyrics & Music (c) 2010 Sarah Fridrich (ASCAP).

sarah@msfridrich.com

All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable law. Made in U.S.A.

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wind farms across Kansas, dissonant pop music, old pianos in used book stores, and spontaneous mountain dance parties make us want to sing and play drums in public squares and Ethiopian restaurants.

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Track Name: family and side arms
you can go on
back home
to your ghosts
and beg
for an answer
from you past

take your family
and side arms
head for the hills

you can stand
on the banks of a river
the mouth of an ocean
the edge of a cliff

casting your hopes
and your dreams
to the air to the water
whoever forgives

go on
back home
to your ghosts
and beg
for an answer
from you past

take your family
and side arms
head for the hills

you can stand on
the banks of a river
the mouth of an ocean
the edge of a cliff

casting your hopes
and your dreams
to the air to the water,
whoever forgives

but its dirty and silent,
there's no one to find it
regret is the taste on your lips
Track Name: rodeo
if I was a Rodeo
i'd open up the stables
look out on the crowd
sit back in my saddle

if I was a country club
i'd walk out on the green
open up the champagne
and call the calvary

If I was a border town
i'd build myself a playground
Offer milk and tea
to the refugees

if I was a latin mass
i'd sing against the cadence
kiss you like a martyr
dead in the catacombs

make my life as true as places
hold my hand for real
teach the children weights and measures
let them run in fields

if I was a careless girl
brought up in a hotel
i'd often make a scene
and sell a magazine

'cause i like to drive fast,
try to make a blow last
you can't leave me behind,
'cause i'm no Madeline

make my life as true as places
hold my hand for real
teach the children weights and measures
let them run in fields

Rodeo! Rodeo! Rodeo!

if I was a Rodeo,
i'd open up the stables
look out on the crowd,
sit back in my saddle

if I was a Latin Mass,
i'd sing against the cadence
kiss you like a martyr
dead in the catacombs
kiss you like a martyr
dead in the catacombs
Track Name: hearts intact
Its always time to catch up
when you're too slow
Everybody left ya'
while you waited for love

Don't even try
because you're no match
They came like that
with their hearts intact

Watch another runway
fortunate curves
Everybody walk straight
its all in the numbers

Don't even try
because you're no match
They came like that
for pictures and autographs

Couples on a park bench
Roll credits roll
cut to happy ending
the guy gets the girl

Don't even try
because you're no match
They came like that
with their hearts intact

love come quick
write my script
these paper dolls
burn, burn, burn

Its always time to catch up
when you're too slow
Everybody left ya'
you waited for love

Don't even try
because you're no match
They came like that
for pictures and autographs
Don't even try
because you're no match
They came like that
with their hearts intact
Track Name: the bills
it takes what it takes
for me to notice
it takes what it takes
for me to notice
I've come full circle

when the bills came in
I could hear that faucet running
When the trucks came out
you could smell the dirt
and the waste of the town

I'm about as smart as a cow
I'm about as smart as a cow

Cause it takes what it takes
for me to notice
that I'm just following the crowd
it takes what it takes
for me to notice
I've lost my own way now

When the bills came in
I counted all the
miles I've been drivin'
Said Henry Ford
Freedom is 10 traffic lights
to the store

and if there's a silver lining
then there's a way to find it
if there's a god in heaven
he's got a plan to save my soul

I'm about as smart as a bird
I'm about as smart as a bird

'cause it takes what it takes
for me to notice
the glass in the window
it takes what it takes
for me to notice
there's places I just can't go

When the bills came in
I thought of all that fun
you've been havin'
Fighting a war
Where they don't
want us anymore, anymore
Track Name: old voice
if this old voice was singing
if this tired face was crying
if this heavy body falls down
would you stick around?
would you stick around?

if this old boat was turning
if this river runs dry
if this battle calls at day light
would you stick around?
would you stick around?

i let my heart out
i don't know why
it took to freedom
it run wild

I can't imagine the years lost
in hotels and airports
i said my prayers on every
landing and take off
but i hit the ground
i just hit the ground

i let my heart out
i don't know why
it took to freedom
it run wild
i let my heart out
i don't know why
with fire and shot guns
you better hunt it down
better hunt it down

if this old voice was singing
if this tired face was crying
if this heavy body falls down
would you stick around?
would you stick around?
Track Name: anvil
you can break my heart for good
wash the salty dreams from the shore

take your hand from the cuff of my sleeve
Turn away 'cause i don't need to believe
you still care

I need an anvil strong enough
to pound my pain to blades

cause you were right
you were right
you were right

a boy met a girl in a parking lot
he said, hey would you
like to play hopscotch?
she said, 'i would but they tell me
i'm not young enough
anymore'

they drew me a deadline
built me a box to live in
and he said, 'song birds
escape the night'

cause you're right
you're right
you're right


we get one set of wings
when we fly the nest
some catch a ride
on a rocket ship
but, then tattered and burned,
its a long stretch home
and you wish you had
someone to carry you


You can take my heart for good
wash the salty dreams from the shore

take your hand from the cuff of my sleeve
Turn away 'cause i don't need to believe
you still care

I need an anvil
strong enough
to pound my pain
to blades
Track Name: deck of cards
I went down to the corner store
just a young girl. what did i ask for?
I asked for a bottle for my old man
here's a five its been crumpled up
in my little hand

I cursed him out from behind the closed door
lookin for a fight, the kind i'd been raised for
the kind when you're down, you keep holdin' on
you keep pushin', until some blood is drawn

Well, they say this life is a hard one
but I wouldn't change it at all
I'm not gonna press my luck with some other hand
'cause its all from the same deck of cards

I'm looking for a plastic smile
or a book the size of my face
gotta be a way to hide from the gaze
of this eight ball seer
what can i say
that hasn't already been said
the people yell off with her head
in this land of fear

it was the same sidewalk, it was the same streets
it was the same driveways and the eastern forest trees
but the windows were vacant in my dreams
and grandma's house, well that was far
so I ran between the cars and the night was always green
but where all the neighbors when the monsters chased me

they say this life is a hard one
but I wouldn't change it at all
I'm not gonna press my luck with another hand
'cause its all from the same deck of cards

I went down to the corner store
lookin' for a fight, the kind i'd been raised for
the kind when you're down you keep holdin' on
you keep pushin' until some blood is drawn

they say this life is a hard one
but I wouldn't change it at all
I'm not gonna press my luck with another hand
'cause its all from the same deck of cards
Track Name: first engine
Its a safe road you're on
not the last car or the first engine
Its a daily grind
not a sweet adventure
I see you made up your mind

all aboard, all aboard,
to california, california
or you could stay


Its her past-time
cross-country flights
counting ridge lines
to the shore
taking chances
midnight glances
fortune tellers
casting bones

Don't drive her home
you might lose your way
when her heart opens up
this highway's long
better take the last stop
before love has you gone

steady go, steady go,
undertow, undertow,
just say no, just say no,
you call that brave?


Its a safe road you're on
not the last car
or the first engine
Its a daily grind
not a sweet adventure
I see you made up your mind
Don't drive her home
you might lose your way
when her heart opens up
this highway's long
better take the last stop
before love has you gone

all aboard, all aboard,
to california, california
all aboard to california
you call that brave?
Track Name: all your drums
that's it, you're banned
just go straight on til morning
make this your fair warning
the back of his hand
never quite as alarming
as your verbal army

all your drums are moving me
all your faces masks
all your words like screaming girls
keep shuffling the deck

sentir le broulliard
souvrir des hasards
je suis le camera qui
rapplet le rale a toi

all your drums are moving me
all your faces masks
all your words like screaming girls
keep shuffling the deck

players gather round
red queen double down
beggars reach the shore
grow your castles taller, taller

your heart is an eye-sore
your cares a rude call
to torment to suffer
the baritone eyes fall

all your drums are moving me
all your faces masks
all your words like screaming girls
keep shuffling the deck
Track Name: borrow love
Its a pile of books
and a dragonfly
its a halfway house
or a fresh supply

we all get rescued once

on a discount bus
with an alibi
gonna borrow love
from a pick-up line

we all get rescued once

but you won't
you won't take my side
gather your pride
ashes we fall down

your gaze poured
across my skin
so thirsty

buildings treetops,
throw my head back
big sky, set free

on a discount bus
with an alibi
gonna borrow love
from a pick-up line

we all get rescued once

but you won't
you won't take my side
gather your pride
ashes we fall down

on a discount bus
with an alibi
gonna borrow love
from a pick-up line