Frederick Squire Sings Shenandoah and Other Popular Hits

by Frederick Squire (2011)

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"An artist who can entertain effectively using only the bare minimum, Squire presents his songs in such a simple format that you can be certain he's not hiding behind technology or overdubs. He's got a great voice and a simple direct style of playing guitar...both of which combine in incredibly effective ways." - BABYSUE

"Every once and a while, we come upon something that reminds us of death, and we return to living with meaning and purpose." - DUSTED

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released May 24, 2011

'Shenandoah' is a traditional folk ballad of obscure origins. Echoing this classic narrative form, Squire leads the listener through forgotten moral territory with a set of exceptionally written songs primarily about forgiveness. In order to properly convey the deceivingly complex nature of this basic emotional theme, Squire sat in one chair and, using two microphones, recorded three instruments - vocals, guitar, and pump organ.

All songs written by Frederick Squire except the traditional Shenandoah
Performed and recorded by Frederick Squire in Sackville, NB
Mastered by Rick White
Photography and layout by Paul Henderson
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Track Name: Shenandoah
Shenandoah

Shenandoah, I long to hear you
Away you rolling river
Shenandoah, I long to hear you
Away I'm bound away across the wide Missouri
Shenandoah, I love your daughter
Away you rolling river
I'll take her across those roaring waters
Away I'm bound away across the wide Missouri
Shenandoah, I'm bound to leave you
Away you roaring river
Shenandoah, I'll not deceive you
Away I'm bound away across the wide Missouri
Track Name: Peaceful Valley
Peaceful Valley

I had a dream about a peaceful valley
Where the grass grows long and tall
Bury me in the peaceful valley
Bury me beneath the sun
In the dream about the peaceful valley
You were standing watching over me
Sad eyes down you stared my ground
Lit from above by the sun
So lie with me in the peaceful valley
Where the grass grows long and tall
Lie with me in the peaceful valley
Lie with me beneath the sun
Track Name: The Human Race Can Be A Very Nasty Animal
The Human Race Can Be A Very Nasty Animal

Keep a place inside your heart that's called forgiveness
For the people who no one else will forgive
Let a stream of goodness flow right through you
No one even needs to know that it's there
The human race can be a very nasty animal
And the human race can be a unified thing
So keep a place inside yourself that's called forgiveness
For the people who no one else will forgive
Track Name: Every Dollar Bill Could Kill Me
Every Dollar Bill Could Kill Me

Every night I will try to fight a perfect stranger
So don't give me no love but mostly don't give me no money
Because every dollar bill could kill me
Every dollar bill could kill me
If it ain't watered down
If it ain't watered down
It's a God given design to always seem to find some kind of trouble
Always seeking revenge not for me but for the devil
Every thought I have is not my own
Every step I take takes me further from home
Further away
Further away
So I'll stay in tonight and I'll try to make right and get rid of all the evil
I'll look up instead of feeling bad about the past
Because every sinking ship has the chance for survival
To lie there in a dreamy sea of blue
Til it falls asleep
Til it falls asleep
Track Name: All Things Past Serve To Guide You On Your Way
All Things Past Serve To Guide You On Your Way

Each mistake you make when you are young will be forgiven
Somebody's watching, somebody's watching
It may be your father, it may be your mother
Somebody's watching over you
So take a deep breath and try to relax
Hope is a real thing
It's not the best but it will do for now
As you get old the price will grow for all of your transgressions
Somebody's waiting, somebody's waiting
It could be a lover, it could be a stranger
Somebody's waiting for you
Track Name: There Is A Place That I Can Go
There Is A Place That I Can Go

So I let me on down
All my hopes and all my dreams
I've been lost and I've been found on the city streets
So if life is but a joke
One that you should never tell
Oh you think you're in heaven buddy
But you're living in hell
There's a place that I can go
Only one there is me
And as long as I know I'll never let it be
So I let me on down
All my hopes and all my dreams
I've been lost and I've been found on the city streets
Track Name: Lucky Number Seven
Lucky Number Seven

I miss the sunshine
I miss a grey cloud too
Nothing seems right here without her
Nothing feels right here without her
She was my bride dear
So young and pretty like the sky
But winter was hard here
So she'll laugh no more
Winter was hard here
So she'll cry no more
We witnessed life here
A beautiful boy so soft and fine
I do not want him
She sobbed as he cried
How could you not love such a beautiful child
He is my true love's
The child of another man
My one love's dead now
Been sent off to hang
The boy's a reflection of love that has passed
She would not touch him
She could not bear the sight
My back was turned when she poisoned her cup
She drank it down so she'd never wake up
He has no food here
Cold bitter wind blows through the field
I tried to keep him warm through the night
I could not keep him alive through the night
I laid him with her
They formed a picture of a birth
But images serve man a plate of deceit
As what was once life has been taken from me
i am a ghost now no longer feeling of this world
But sadness and love for my wife of the sky
Sadness and love for the abandoned child
Track Name: We Live Beyond
We Live Beyond

Sometimes things in life are glory
Sometimes things in life are hard
But when it comes time for leaving
We live beyond
So there might not be a heaven
Or some kind of burning hell
But the place we could be going
We may know so well
So if life was made for living
Fill it with good memories
Because the place we could be going
Is where we live and breathe