fran betlyon

by fran betlyon

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about

I'm fran. I wrote these songs within the past year when I moved to Los Angeles from Boston. I packed my life into my car and hoped I could make some music in LA. I did. I hope you like this demo and tell other people about it. I hope you listen to it in YOUR car. And I hope it makes you feel something. Thanks for listening and being awesome.

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released March 19, 2011

all songs by fran betlyon
vocals, uke, guitar - fran
bass, piano - johnny lee schell
guitar on tracks 1 & 3 - john soares
drums on track 2 - charles ruggiero

engineered by johnny lee schell
mastered by mike quinn
album artwork by fran
digital design by richard feliciano
photos by alana fickes
photo setting - enid & edgar vintage in silverlake
brought to you by john betlyon and co.

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Track Name: Preacher's Daughter
Preacher's Daughter

Bottle of Wine and a cigarette
are two things that I know well
I wasn't raised to tempt the devil
but I've tasted my share of hell
When I wake up in a pool of regret
I am shaken to the core
My friends shake it off and pour another
but I knew I was meant for more

Billy Ray was a preacher's son
and I'm a preacher's daughter
Don't know if I am a chosen one
but I am gonna try harder
I'm living to please my own father

Look to the left of my double bed
there's a stranger next to me
looks like I went and did it again
Hope my daddy doesn't see
The way that a man can treat his baby
it's a crime on either side
Even though I beg forgiveness
I am doing my best to hide.

Billy Ray was a preacher's son
and I'm a preacher's daughter
Don't know if I am a chosen one
but I am gonna try harder
I'm living to please my own father

I'll do my best to please him
but in the end I'm stuck with me
My dad hasn't been a perfect man
but he's tried his best to be
and in the end it all comes down
to lovin and being loved
When we both go to meet our father
he will smile from above

Billy Ray was a preacher's son
and I'm a preacher's daughter
Don't know if I am a chosen one
but I am gonna try harder
to surrender

And I say Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Track Name: Antoinette Savage
Antoinette Savage

Antoinette Savage wore a music pin on her dress
Her platinum blond curls caught the sunlight right
She could always make an entrance
Her laugh was like a trumpet tooting
rat tat tat tat ...

You couldn't help but sing along
when Netty was in the room
and Netty would say
"Don't be sharp, girl. Don't be flat. Just B natural, natural, just like that."
She was a jazz cat.
She was all that.
Antoinette Savage in my backyard.

Netty told stories of old blue eyes and how he kissed her hand.
Or about how Lady sang the blues till dawn
It was just a one night stand
Her stories sound like a saxaphone
bum bum bum ba da...

You couldn't help but sing along
when Netty was in the room
and Netty would say
"Don't be sharp, girl. Don't be flat. Just B natural, natural, just like that."
She was a jazz cat.
She was all that.
Antoinette Savage in my backyard.

Her life was like an old jazz tune
jwah da doo de da doo...

She was a jazz cat
She was all that
Antoinette Savage in my backyard.
Track Name: Last Moment on Earth
Last Moment on Earth

The clock is ticking
where has the time gone
And I'm still sitting
knowing I've done wrong
The paint on the wall is dryin
and I'm still waiting
For that moment of grace
to open up and let you back in
to be forgiven.

I should have listened
I should have held you
Treasured your secrets
I should have loved you
And standing there at the moment of truth
I should have spoke true
But I fell too far
and let you down
and let the fear in
and gave up on love

But we only had one shot to be happy
And it was the last moment on earth
If I had known you loved me
I would have walked a million miles
but I had to walk away that day.

What would you say
if I said I'd changed
if I said I was ready to love?
What would you say
if I said I prayed
if I said I would stay
through the dark
through the dark
through the dark?

Did we only have one shot to be happy?
And was it the last moment on earth?
If I had known you loved me
I would have walked a million miles
but I had to walk away that day.
But I won't walk away today.
Track Name: Aphrodite
Aphrodite

Aphrodite personified
the picture of perfect womanhood in my eyes
she walks on water and speaks in song
she glances sideways and men fall in love

Not a chance for me in this life
to add up to what a goddess is in my eyes
I seem to stumble and get things wrong
I'm glancing downward and wondering how
to be
more

hey ah ah Like a girl
Like a girl
Like a girl

As a kid my grandma would say,
"Hey Suzie Q, let's go have a Shirley Temple Day!"
She would spend hours curling my hair
She dressed me like a doll
and had me sit
still
I'd be counting the seconds till
I could run out and
it was playtime in the cornfield
I messed my hair up and scraped my knee
I liked to skip and laugh
feeling free and
I'd sing

Hey ah ah Like a girl
Like a girl
Like a girl
Aphrodite

Aphrodite personifed
Ooooh in me.
Track Name: Kill My Soulmate
Kill My Soulmate

I'm gonna kill my soulmate
I'm gonna stab him in the eye
I've got my sharpest sword out
That little bastard's gonna die
He's been lying
and I've been waiting all my life

I'm gonna kill my soulmate
I'm gonna lure him to a cliff
He said "Happily Ever After"
I said "Go find it in a ditch.
You've been lying
and I've been waiting all my life
for you to come.

I'm gonna kill my soulmate
He said one day I'd be free
He said he'd pick me up at sunset
on a horse and marry me
But he was lying
and I've been waiting all my life

I'm gonna kill my soulmate
He said the future is where it's at
Well the future never came and
I guess I'm fine with that
I'm moving on now
Cuz I've been waiting all my life
for you to come.

And I can love now
cuz you are dead now.
Fare thee well.
I'm not waiting
anymore
for you come.
Track Name: I've Got a Love
I've Got a Love

I've got a love that I hold dear
I've got a love who listens closely
I've got a love who makes me smile in the morning

I've got a love who takes me by surprise
I've got a love who shares things deeply
I've got a love who makes me things with his hands

No one can tell me what I should do
No one can tell me a story
No one can tell me it doesn't last
Until you've got
What I've got
And I've got a lot

I've got a love who understands
I've got a love who lives across the country
I've got a love who makes me cry when I'm happy

I've got a love who takes his time
I've got a love who's thinking very clearly
I've got a love and he has me if he wants me

No one can tell us we're off the mark
No one can tell us we're crazy
No one can tell us it doesn't last
Until you've got
What we've got
And we've got a lot

We've got a love that stands a chance. <3