When I Was Alive

by Daniel French

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Recorded at Working Mans Productions and Viewfinder Studio
Mixed by Poolside Sound and Viewfinder Studio
Artwork by Shawn Pratzner

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released May 9, 2017

Special thanks to Shelby French, Mark Peteritis, Shawn Pratzner, Patrick Kirchner, Lindsey Vagnoni Donovan.

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Daniel French Wilmington, Delaware

Daniel French is a singer songwriter based in Wilmington Delaware. He has released solo projects and played in bands such as Ran Away to Sea and Swell to Great. After taking a break for a few years Daniel is back and re-inspired to write simple, honest songs. When I was Alive was written and recored over the last two years. He wishes he was as good as Ryan Adams. He's not. ... more

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Track Name: Save Me
Im wasting time
Staring at the sun waiting for the stars to arrive
I’ll wait for you in the constellations

But I don’t want to go down with out a fight
And i don’t want a letdown
Don’t want to let you down.

Save me
I just keep going in circles baby
The waves are crashing all around
and I’m lost at sea
Save me.

I can read your eyes
you're on a different page in another chapter
of the story of our lives
And you begin where i’ve been ending

But I don’t want to repeat history
And I refuse to fit into the space between

This is an emergency
I can’t help myself when it comes to you
You wear me down till nothings left
no one makes me feel the way that you do
This is an emergency.
Track Name: Trouble
I’ve got this funny feeling
That I’ve been here before
Ive seen this movie play a hundred times
They say it’s easy come and it’s easy go
But I just can’t seem to make up my mind

Slow down I cant keep up
You’re miles away and I’m stuck on the ground
Goodbye isn’t good enough

You were trouble
Nothing but trouble
Trouble from the start

The higher that you go
The further that you’ll fall
I can see the distance growing in your eyes
You’re like a shooting start thats burning through the atmosphere
But I just want to hear your voice tonight

You were trouble
Nothing but trouble
Trouble from the start

What can you say what can you do?
Trouble keeps on finding you.
Nothing you say is getting through
Track Name: Bluebird
Hey Bluebird
Theres more than meets the eye

And when you’re tired
I’ll sing you a lullaby

And don’t you fly away now

Hey Bluebird
The Wind will set you free

And don’t you fly away now

Feel the warmth of the sun.
Track Name: When I was Alive
There was a time when I was alive
But I don't remember how I died
I see the bones and I think they're mine
But I don't remember how I died

And all these self inflicted injuries
I don't have time for recovery
I've made a mess of things and
I don't want to hurt anyone

There was a time when I saw the light
But I don't remember how I died
I see the bones and I think they're mine
But I don't remember how I died

And this amnesia is killing me
I can't remember my memories
I've made a mess of things and
I don't want to hurt anyone

Come over (won't you come?)
Track Name: Under my Skin
I remember summer days we would leave
Our footprints in the sand
And you would fall asleep on the ride home
I would hold your hand

And there are things that you can’t take back
The damage has been done
And theres nowhere
There nowhere left to run but back to where
You belong

And you are under my skin

There was a time when I was lost in the crowd
You made me feel like I belonged
And theres so many things I wish I’d said
I’m saying in this song

And there are nights that I cannot sleep
I have the same recurring dream
And theres now way to go back in time
And make things right.

And you are under my skin.