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Fedorable

by Schweitzer

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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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1.
Act of Love 04:08
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
101 04:58
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
5.
She Sings 05:24
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
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
12.
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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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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