Fedorable

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    First CD Album collection from singer/songwriter Richard Schweitzer. It is a collection of mostly ballads; love songs, life observations, some personal views of life in modern society and a smidge of lyrical poetry.

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FEDORABLE is the premiere compilation of Richard’s personal musing. The lyrics are pure, straight from the heart and for the heart (“101” was written by his late lyricist Rus Stedman, for whom the song “Forever Highway” was written after his passing). His vocals being worthy of comparisons from: early Cat Stevens to the iconic Johnny Cash, that being said, not needing to imitate, he has his own Schweitzer vocal style. Music universally expresses our innermost feelings, in Richard’s songs the meaning of his lyrics is carried to the next level by his melodies. FEDORABLE is the perfect connection of heart and mind.

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released August 5, 2014

Produced by Peter R.J. Deyell & Richard Schweitzer. All tracks written and recorded by Richard Schweitzer (except lyrics by Rus Stedman on 101)

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Schweitzer Los Angeles, California

My brother started writing songs and that was the spark that started me on my own songwriting course that would last the rest of my life. I chose to use my surname, "Schweitzer," for practical reasons, realizing long ago that pronouncing "Richard Schweitzer" was difficult. "Schweitzer Projects" under the "tindog music & stuff" umbrella is producing songs in the Pop / Pop rock or folk categories ... more

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Track Name: Act of Love
The questions that come up when we appraise our sacred acts
don't cover all the things we know they should
And if you must believe that you're the earth and I'm the moon
then the orbit that I've chosen's just as good

To say I've never felt this way before don't even matter
it's a fact that I believe can make me strong
And though you are so clever and so present I believe
in your heart of hearts you know you can be wrong

It's not a question of who hurt who or who holds how much blame
The only answer is to drop this act now,
drop this veil and drop this game
This is an act of love
This is an act of love

I owe you and I know you and I've never fooled myself
I’ve got a sea of tears, both yours and mine, to row
You owe me explanations and can show me that you still
can be the woman I loved and got to know

It's not a question of who hurt who or who holds how much blame
The only answer is to drop this act now,
drop this veil and drip this game
This is an act of love
This is an act of love
This is an act of love
This is an act of love
Track Name: Champion of Change
There are many paths you can follow, to the goal that lights your eyes
Through all the hills and detours, don't look away,
keep your heart on the game, you will win life's greatest prize

Life is a game of chances, things won't always go your way
A chance that's never taken, is opportunity lost,
and you won't know the cost till you face it again someday

Be a champion of change
If the road is blocked, climb over, there's always another way
Just remember when things change, you can change them back again
by learning strength from the pain
You can be a champion of change

There are times when you might stumble, times when you might fall
The obstacles that trip you, are the building blocks
for the steps you will take to answer your own inner call

We are in this world together, we all deserve a chance
If you find a dream to guide you, never doubt your own heart,
listen close when it sings and learn the next step in the dance

Be a champion of change
If the road is blocked, climb over, there's always another way
Just remember when things change, you can change them back again
by learning strength from the pain
You can be a champion of change

Fate must be a dancer, it all seems prearranged
And it choreographs the dance so well
that we learn the greatest lessons when things change

When the sun comes up tomorrow, it will all have been worthwhile
It made it through all that darkness, to rise up again,
break through the clouds and show the world your style

Be a champion of change
If the road is blocked, climb over, there's always another way
Just remember when things change, you can change them back again
by learning strength from the pain
You can be a champion of change
You can be a champion of change
You can be a champion of change
You can be a champion... when things change
Track Name: No Love Ever Died (Somewhere in Time)
In each man’s life there is a treasure
It’s not of gold or silver but the love she brings
And if it’s real that man will know it
despite the tears that time have placed in between

Somewhere in time, that man will find
That by the farthest stretch of thought no love ever died
Somewhere in time

Somewhere in time
Since, love is that thing time can’t defy
Since, love is that thing time can’t defy
Somewhere in time

In each girl’s life there is a moment
It is a gasp, a breath of fear caused just by him
And if it’s real that girl will know it
despite the pain and hurt the waiting had been

Somewhere in time, that girl will find
That by the farthest stretch of thought no love ever died
Somewhere in time

Somewhere in time
Since, love is that thing time can’t defy
Since, love is that thing time can’t defy
Somewhere in time

Somewhere in time, they will find
That by the farthest stretch of thought no love ever died
Somewhere in time

Somewhere in time
Since, love is that thing time can’t defy
Since, love is that thing time can’t defy
Somewhere in time
Track Name: 101
The light tapping at my door… barely pulled me from my sleep
And I struggled through the shadows of the dawn to let you in
It was 7 after 7 by the clock… and last night’s wounds ran deep
The automatic coffee pot went on, and let the day begin

It was just another hung over Monday
Until I saw the look on your face
I saw the rainbows in your eyes
And knew that you’d been raining deep inside

Oh, One-0-one to Santa Barbara
You’ll be going it alone
There’s no anger here to speak of
just a need to be on your own
One-0-one to Santa Barbara
I suppose I should have known
But you could have picked a better day to go home

The heavy teardrops on the floor… pulled me from my disbelief
And I struggled through the shadows of my life, to let you go
It was twenty after 7 by the clock… how can goodbye be so brief?
My automatic defenses went up, go let your day begin

It was just another hung over Monday
Until I saw the look on your face
I saw the rainbows in your eyes
And knew that you’d been raining deep inside

Oh, One-0-one to Santa Barbara
You’ll be going it alone
There’s no anger here to speak of
Just a need to be on your own
One-0-one to Santa Barbara
I suppose I should have known
But you could have picked a better day to go home
Track Name: She Sings
I want to be breath to breath, with the soul that makes a noise that true
I want to run through fields of candor like I’m free
Somehow that honest voice shakes free the stale resign
that lines the walls of my heart
And I know every cry of pain and every fear of love is just a memory

She sings… and sometimes I can find the faith to listen
Her hopefulness… shakes me awake…
She breathes…and it’s like she takes the air directly from me
And I can’t breathe… and I don’t want to
If it means I might miss what she sings

Folded in the arms of the woman that feels those melodies
I want to sleep in gentle sounds that bleed so blue
Somehow that honest voice shakes free the stale resign
that makes my legs to falter
And I feel every rush of hope and every leap of faith I ever felt anew

When she sings… the words are not my life but I can feel them
Her truthfulness… caresses the air…
I drift away… and live another life for just a moment
And I linger… perhaps a moment too long
If it means another verse of what she sings

I can’t find it in me, to live up to my own design
And how I see myself in my own eyes
There’s nothing to reconsider, and nothing I would redefine
Except how honestly I’ve lived a life of lies

Somehow that honest voice shakes free the stale resign
that lines the walls of my heart
And I know every cry of pain and every fear of love is just a memory
And I feel every rush of hope… and every leap of faith…
when she sings
Track Name: Then We Can Talk
He is in pain, right next door
Addiction is life, when life isn’t living anymore
She has no value, can’t buy a dime
And isn’t worth measured, these days, by the bottom line

He has no roof, or doors, and a heart of disdain
And only running water on days when it rains
She hates her life, and cries all the time
when there’s no room left to keep it bottled up inside

When we can love each other
Each and every other other
When people trump profit
When that’s what we’re taught
Then we will know each other
Then we will see each other
When we can hear each other
Only then can we talk

I don’t understand us, what happened to compassion
Should we by now not have opened our eyes?
Then why are we still so unwise?
Still so blind

He sits alone, with a bottle of gin
And keeps another close, in case he wakes up again
She’s growing tired, fading fast
But poverty wins, and in the end, all she wants is half a chance

They just don’t get it, none truly care
They’re in their own world, that no one can share
I’m not on your path, you’re not on mine
But we should remember that our roads will meet at the end of time

When we can love each other
Each and every other other
When people trump profit
When that’s what we’re taught
Then we will know each other
Then we will see each other
When we can hear each other
Only then can we talk
Then we can talk
Track Name: Never Will Be
I would approach you, if I knew how
Have you ever had one of those lives
I’m living one right now

I can feel your subtle glances thrown at me in secret
If I look too long it’s cause I know it’s all I have
and it’s not enough by half

You and me are not an item, never will be
Don’t be hurt and please don’t take it wrong
If you would force your way in I would let you
But I think that I have been alone too long
Oh, it’s not you, it’s not you, it’s just me
and I have been, alone too long

I’ve said I love you, in quiet pain
Have you never been fooled by that line
Well I have, but not again

I have even dialed you number, but I cut off the signal
And I even half imagined you knew it was me
But I never let it ring

You and me are not an item, never will be
Don’t be hurt and please don’t take it wrong
If you would force your way in I would let you
But I think that I have been alone too long
Oh, it’s not you, it’s not you, it’s just me
and I have been, alone too long

I can feel your subtle glances thrown at me in secret
If I look too long it’s cause I know it’s all I have
and it’s not enough by half

You and me are not an item, never will be
Don’t be hurt and please don’t take it wrong
If you would force your way in I would let you
But I think that I have been alone too long
Oh, it’s not you, it’s not you, it’s just me
and I have been, alone too long
Oh, it’s not you, it’s not you, it’s just me
and I have been, alone too long

I would approach you, if I knew how
Track Name: Forever Highway
Did we say
all the things we wanted to say
Did we put all the words on the page
Did we find the right lines
were they failures or crimes
Did we say, all we wanted to say

Did we laugh
all the times there was a reason to laugh
Were our hearts all in, or did we pass
because we couldn't decide
to show or to hide
did we laugh, did we laugh

We were born to run
We were born to run
We were born to run the forever highway
We were born to run
We were born to run
We were born to run the forever highway

Did we run
too fast, too slow, toward or just from
Subtracting our strengths from our sum
Did you know it too late
Or right from the gate
From where we begun, from there, did we run

We were loyal to the cause
Rebels in our hearts
Always candid of our flaws
We took our turns, never drawing straws

And then we said
all the things we had the time to say
We put of very souls on the page
In desperation at times
we traded reason for rhymes
...to say

We were born to run
We were born to run
We were born to run the forever highway
We were born to run
We were born to run
We were born to run the forever highway
Track Name: Something Sad
He comes in almost every night
And asks for drinks by candlelight
And I can’t see, for him, how life goes on
Love has been a ghostly taunt
Hiding in the restaurant
Each night he comes, each night leaves alone

I just sit and bang the keys
He rubs his hands on bony knees
And tries to stand to help me fill my jar
He never seems to know the name
So each night it turns out the same
He’s reaching for a past and fading star

He’s the strangest one I’ve ever met
His body’s tired, his heart is empty
And still he asks… for something sad

He comes in from the snow and rain
Each passing week he shows more pain
Some night, for good, he’ll close his fading eyes
Don’t yell at him he’ll fall apart
Don’t dance with him, he’s lost the heart
He drinks more tears than most eyes ever cry

Depression’s all he’s ever had
And still he asks for something sad
Is to sing a man to death a crime?
I give the saddest songs I know
And draw the notes out long and low
Euthanasia played in common time

He’s the strangest one I’ve ever met
His body’s tired, his heart is empty
And still he asks… for something sad
Track Name: Blue Memories
I didn’t have to ask to be your lover
I believe the stars were playing games
They reached into your lonely heart and wrote my name

Could it have been just a trick of lighting
Could we have just imagined how we felt
I swear that if you touched my hand my heart would melt

It couldn’t last forever
I could have been all you’d ever need
The passion seemed to fade away
To blue memories
If I had loved you better
You could have been all the world to me
It felt so right to love you
So right that you loved me

Maybe we had too much time together
Reality was always in the way
The dream that we were holding onto slipped away

But maybe there’s a time and place and season
If you hold your breath and I hold mine
The carousel will come around just one more time

It couldn’t last forever
I could have been all you’d ever need
The passion seemed to fade away
To blue memories
If I had loved you better
You could have been all the world to me
It felt so right to love you
So right that you loved me
Track Name: Time to Shine
Nothing's ever perfect, even when it seems to be
my heart holds me together, but my mind's on a different team

And I can’t even find time to shine
I can’t even find time to shine
No, no, no

You captured me completely, damned if I know why
When I should be concentratin’ - concentratin’ on me and mine

If time were money, you know I’d pay any price
Cause things that make me crazy, turn out so damned right

But I can’t even find time to shine
You know I can’t even find time to shine
No, no, no

It’s hard to watch you dance
when I’m not allowed to touch
I’ve never felt a feeling
tear me up so much

Even music don’t rock me like you
Even the blues don’t leave me sh-sh-shakin’ when I’m through
I know the music, it don’t rock me like you
Even music don’t rock me like you do

Don’t you know I’ve got time enough for trouble,
and passion on my mind
We gotta talk, cause I gotta tell you, I’m just a little unrefined

I take you to a restaurant, candlelight and a little wine
But you've got friends lit’rally everywhere, and I can't find time to shine.

You know I can’t even find time to shine
I can’t even find time to shine
No, no, no

It’s hard to watch you dance
when I’m not allowed to touch
I’ve never felt a feeling
tear me up so fuckin’ much

Even music don’t rock me like you
Even the blues don’t leave me sh-sh-shakin’ when I’m through
I know the music, it don’t rock me like you do
Even music don’t rock me like you
I know the music, it don’t rock me like you do
Even music don’t rock me like you
Track Name: Covered with Love
She thinks I’ve died…
that wasn’t supposed to happen till the later years
She may be right, I have been slowly shifting gears… shifting down

She’s out there now,
trying to pick her life up, and I’m here all by myself
What have I done with the security and wealth… what have I found?

I’ve found that I don’t have the strength to play the game
But I played until the first chance came to quit
I don’t think she’s leaving me, and I’m not leaving her
But gradually the pieces ceased to fit

I’ve settled to a feckless life of 9 to 5 and sleep at night,
but I clung to her support those times when push had come to shove
Now I think we put our love to sleep,
from secrets that we chose to keep,
I always thought it was enough that she was
And she is…
Covered with love… covered with love… covered with love
Covered with love… covered with love… covered with love

She lives alone…
But only in her mind, she barely knows I’m there
And all the noise I make is spirits pushing air… indolent sound

But it’s my fault,
I’ll probably lose her now, despite the way I feel
Sometimes love is like a spoke within a wheel… it goes around

I’ve found that I don’t have the strength to play the game
But I played until the first chance came to quit
I don’t think she’s leaving me, and I’m not leaving her
But gradually the pieces ceased to fit

I’ve settled to a feckless life of 9 to 5 and sleep at night,
but I clung to her support those times when push had come to shove
Now I think we put our love to sleep,
from secrets that we chose to keep,
I always thought it was enough that she was
And she is…
Covered with love… covered with love… covered with love
Covered with love… covered with love… covered with love

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