Electric Fences

by Rick Fontaine

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Debut full-length solo album from guitarist/songwriter/producer
Rick Fontaine. Visit reppertwa.com for more information.

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released October 4, 2011

Copyright 2011, Rick Fontaine

Rick Fontaine: Vocals, instruments, programming
Engineered and produced by Rick Fontaine
Recorded at Little Hill Studios, Dallas TX
Mastered by ShapeTapes Productions shapetapes.com
Symbol design by Brian Leslie simplesymbols.com
Layout by Rick Fontaine

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Track Name: Pushover
I was born with a foot- in- mouth disease
You might say I shouldn't let these things worry me
But that's OK, you never spent the day in apology

It's been said that I've been living in my mind
Like John said, living is easier if you close your eyes
Lyin' in bed everything in life is so simplified

Chorus:
If you should push me over just to watch me fall
Just be sure to notice it wasn't very hard at all
If I should fall to pieces from the weight of your stare
It's not my eggshell ego - it's just too much for me to bear.

I've got something that's broken beyond repair
It's called an internal monologue and it's hardly ever there
But don't let that worry you, it just shows that I care

I was born with a foot- in- mouth disease
You might say that it's all just ancient history
But I know that they'll dig it all up one of these days

Chorus

Bridge:
I don't need you to understand
I don't need you to hold my hand
All I need from you is somehow to open my eyes
I don't want to call my name
I don't want to you to play my games
All I want from you is someone to pass all my time
Track Name: N.R.F.U.
For the life of me I don't understand
Why I do the things I do
To undermine your plans.
For what it's worth you fought well
But not before I gave you hell

You're spending so much time invested in my crime
I can't say you weren't warned
When you came knockin on my door
Did you even know that I could
Knock your ass straight to the floor?

REFRAIN 1:
Why won't you let me be?
You can't deport what you can not see
When are you coming back?
I need to be sure to hide all this crack

I was a little late responding to the state
But why make a federal case?
Besides-
How would you find my illegal friend
If that filthy form was never sent?

REFRAIN 2:
Why won't you let me be?
You can't deport what you can not see
When are you coming back?
So I can be sure to hide all this crack

So enumerate this, bitch
You can file this away
And choke on it
If you're coming back to renew your attack
Don't bother to knock - I'm in my meth lab in the back
Track Name: Wake Me Up
Well I woke up last night
Not feeling myself
Not feeling myself
These days

It's like some other guy
Has crept up inside
Has come to reside
In me

And I don't know why
I'm sleepless in a world of dreamers tonight
And so I lie awake and deranged
And wait for the world to change

Wake me up
Wake me up
When the wrong's no longer the right

Wake me up
Wake me up
When this feeling has subsided

Wake me up
Wake me up
When our fears start to run from the light

Wake me up
Wake me up
When there's an end in sight

Well I'm an agreeable guy
Who voted for change
We voted for change
Now didn't we?

But there won't be a dime
Until the time the guilded halls start to crumble
I'm Biden my time in the sea of hypocrits and sordid lives
This stranger inside will close his eyes and wake to greet the brand new day

Wake me up
Wake me up
When the wrong's no longer the right

Wake me up
Wake me up
When this feeling has subsided

Wake me up
Wake me up
When our fears start to run from the light

Wake me up
Wake me up
When there's an end in sight
Track Name: Stuck
I can't waste this thought I have for thinking
When I get afloat I know I'm sinking
Diving into someone I know is wrong
Believing in that fate is all I've known

I've learned to close my eyes at tragedy before it strikes
I've hid my head for so long I've lost my sight
It's not a guarantee but good intention
My heart's in place now there's no prevention

I'm stuck up, stuck up
Stuck out
Oh, not another night of this
I'm stuck up, stuck up
Stuck out
Yeah....
Oh, shove the night a kiss

So the story goes on of this charming man
Who's sewn his heart on his sleeve and his tongue in his hand
In a thousand acts I've played the fool
From the straight narrow path to a pile of trash

I'm stuck up, stuck up
Stuck out
Oh, not another night of this
I'm stuck up, stuck up
Stuck out
Yeah....
Oh, shove the night a kiss
Track Name: One, One, One
One, one, one
This is the day I am undone
Made into another sun
That revolves around itself

Two, two, two
Another day for you
Held together like glue
I'll find you someday


I know what it's like to be free
Of this mundane destiny
To be this pointless case of humanity?

Three, three, three
Mother Mary let it be
Have your sister for tea
I can find out for myself

I know what it's like to be free
Of this mundane destiny
To be the man who knows what his life means?

Four, four, four
Are the walls that I'll adorn
With a portrait of scorn
Of a face that was never meant to be

I know what it's like to be free
Of this mundane destiny
To be this pointless case of humanity?

I know what it's like to be free
Of this mundane destiny
To be the man who knows what his life means?
Track Name: Dues
Have you ever felt you've done it all?
If you've ever lived to tell the tale my friend -
Then do it again
We started out with a righteous dream
This six string and a rusty harp with a busted reed
Or so it seemed

Haven't we paid our dues by now?
We've had our backs to the grind for years, I don't know how
One day we looked up to see the sky was falling down
Haven't we paid our dues by now?

Don't you know you never see it coming
Skies are sunny then it all rains down in grey-
What a day
We've gone down the road less travelled
Just to find a dead end again-
Why begin?

Haven't we paid our dues by now?
We've had our backs to the grind for years, I don't know how
We fought through the crowd to find ourselves in a ghost town
Haven't we paid our dues by now?

Haven't we paid our dues by now?
We've had our backs to the grind for years, I don't know how
We reached for the stars and they all started shooting down
Haven't we paid our dues by now?

Haven't we paid our dues by now?
We've had our backs to the grind for years, I don't know how
We built ourselves up while blood, sweat and tears were running down
Haven't we paid our dues by now?
Track Name: Marbles
Look at these fools falling out of their minds
Some even say they've found the truth about time
Lookin' for the sun behind the horizon line
I just shut my eyes and pray that I'll be fine
And I, I'll be just fine

Movin' through these days can happen way too fast
Words are not the same as they were in the past
One-sided conversations are par for the course
ASCII, SMTP, binary or morse
So I, I'll text you some time

We're all just part of the game
The Gods are children at play
We're just spinning through days
Across the Milky Way tonight

Looking for a reason why the sun don't shine
Rain has got a way of cleansing the mind
So fill a cup and take a sup and let it soak in
The end is just the beginning of the end to begin
And I, I'll begin again

So take a breath and let it out and take it again
'Cause that's the only part of the plan we're in
You know there's nothing shakin' on the other side
So stop your frettin' and start gettin' on with your life
And I, I'll get on with mine

We're all just mibs in the game
For keepsies or for fairs
It doesn't matter either way
We're in their sandbox today
We're all just part of the game
The Gods are children at play
We're just spinning our way
Across the Milky Way tonight
Track Name: Trip Around The Sun
I took a trip around the sun
Just to see what I've become
Another year has slipped away
And the face in the mirror has turned to gray

But why do I still shine
When the dawn has turned from night?

I took a trip to see the stars
And find out who we really are
I returned with a pocket full of dust
And the answer was "all of us"

But why do I still burn
When all the coals have been raked aside?

Chorus:
I tried to run from the fool that I've become
But that fool just ran away

By back is strained from this world full of weight
But I keep holding on
Track Name: Winterbloom
I once was a good boy
Who could do no wrong
In the innocence of wasted youth
I was the chosen one

I once was a lonely man
From them I would shy away
With a whisper and a nudge
I was the secret one

But I, I am wiser now
And I feel the chill coming down...

I'm a Winterbloom, honey
I've gone and found my way back home
I'm in the blue city
The place where dreams die and are born again
I'm a Winter...I'm a Winterbloom

Now there's just a faded memory
Of things best left on the shelf
A not so funny picture
Of my friends and myself
I took it down, I passed it 'round
To stop the ringing in my ears
A misperception, a mass deception
That's kept me blind for all these years

But my eyes, my eyes are open now
I see the sun's going down...

I'm a Winterbloom, honey
I've gone and found my way back home
I'm in the blue city
The place where dreams die and are born again
I'm a Winter...I'm a Winterbloom
Track Name: Electric Fences
I've been climbing electric fences
Oh for so long
My heart's stopped some time ago
But I keep holding on

The first jolt's so hard to take
The next one stings like mad
Til the numbness just sets in
And it's not so bad...

Every time I reach the top
I get knocked back down
Am I the fool who gets back on the horse
Or the clown that wont stay down?
Either way I'll keep what I've found

I've been climbing electric fences
Since I first heard the sound
Of a high tension wire
Humming in the clouds

Not knowing the next line I'll cross
Or where the bridge will be
Is it a major, minor, dominant?
A suspended 4th probably...

I've been climbing electric fences
For oh so long....

I've been climbing electric fences
For oh so long....