Dan Chandler

Dan Chandler

 Dallas, Texas, USA
BandFolkCountry

Blues/Jazz/Country/Western Swing, all the genres, often with several in the same song.

Biography

Solo, Singer/songwriter, usually, though I sometimes recruit players. I enjoy playing and writing in several genres. I like most forms of music and try to emulate aspects of the various genres.

Lyrics

No Timeshares For Heaven

Written By: Dan T Chandler

No Timeshares For Heaven
Verse 1:
She says her life is a failure
Says her pretty years are all gone
Spent with the wrong man
Who doesn’t love her anymore
She finds solace in poetry
And a sad country song
Just looking for redemption, finding a way, for a life that went wrong

Verse 2:
She gets stoned out in Kerrville
Hanging with her Houston friends
She reads her poetry in Galveston
She likes the waves crashin’ in
Still looking for her lover
A strong man, but kinda Zen
A man who can handler her, a man who can get her, and be her best friend

Chorus 1:
But there’s no timeshares for heaven
She pays a price to be free
And she worries about dying, alone with her dreams
And the wine can’t handle the lonely
When the blues come around
And her poems can’t hold her, the smoke can’t console her, when her world crashes down

Verse 3:
She took a road trip to LA
She went with her best friend
Always looking for adventure
Always looking for him
A walking timeshare of heaven
But no one moves in
She’s a wildflower and free, with no one to please, she’ll be that way till her end

Chorus 2:
But there’s no timeshares for heaven
She paid a price to be free
And she worries about dying
Alone on the street
And the wine can’t handle the lonely
When the blues come around
And her poems can’t hold her, the smoke can’t console her, when her world crashes down
No her poems can’t hold her, and the smoke can’t console her, on the dark side of town

Pen and a Piece of Paper

Written By: Dan T Chandler

I didn’t know, the times you needed me
And I wasn’t there those times, to see you cry
And I didn’t take, the love you gave to me, now I’m sitting here, wondering why

(Chorus)
I took a pen and a piece of paper
And I wrote down what I remember
Looking back at the words, that you said to me
I wonder why I couldn’t see

Well now that you’re gone, I’ve got lots of time, to think of what might have been
And what used to be
And it’s too late, to go back and make it right
You trusted me, but too late now I see

(Chorus)

Guitars and bars, are no longer what I want in life
But now there’s nothing else that I can do
Maybe someday, you’ll hear these words I’ve wrote
And know just how much that I still love you

(Chorus)

Last Waltz

Written By: Dan T Chandler

It was the last waltz, at the old Sons Saloon
The stars were shining bright, there was a big Texas moon
When the spirit of Hank Williams, walked through the door
I heard a train, and a hobo’s lonesome call

Bob Wills walked in, too
With his fiddle in his hand
I was the only one to see him
When he sat in with the band
And the song that I heard, was just an old Texas toon
Last Waltz at the old Sons Saloon

(Bridge)
And the years faded away, and I could see
This place and the people, and how they used to be
Other places have changed, but they were glad to see
The spirit of Texas in you and me

It was the last waltz at the old Sons Saloon
The stars were shining bright, there was a big Texas moon
When the spirit of Johnny Cash, walked through the door
Just to teach me, this old cowboy song

So dance with me, darlin’
Under a big Texas sky
For Jimmie Rogers and a band, in the sweet by and by
They stopped by one night, and they showed me this toon
Last Waltz, at the old Sons Saloon

They said the spirit lives here, but it lives up in heaven, too
Last Waltz, at the old Sons Saloon

Freight Train to Glory

Written By: Dan Chandler

I hear a freight train, rollin’ down the track
Fading sound of the steel rail, and it ain’t comin’ back
I said tomorrow is a long time, might be an eternity for you
So when you hear that train to glory, don’t wait, get on board when you do

And I see people, standing lonely by the track
They’re saying they will ride tomorrow, but they don’t know, that train ain’t coming back
So when you hear that whistle blowin,’ don’t let nobody hinder you
That train keeps a rollin, and for some, it only once passes through

We have our chances, but a chance just won’t wait
You have to seize the moment, tomorrow is too late
Cause no matter about tomorrow, this chance won’t come again for you
So when you hear that train to glory, don’t wait, get on board when you do

I hear a freight train, Rollin’ down the track
Fading sound of the steel rail, and it ain’t comin’ back
I said tomorrow is a long time, might be an eternity for you
So when you hear that train to glory, don’t wait, get on board when you do
That train keeps a rollin, don’t wait, get on board when you do

I hear a freight train, rollin down the track

Salt and Wind

Written By: Dan T Chandler

Slept last night on a boat
Waves movin up and down, wind to and fro
You can't hide from the wind on a boat, you got nowhere to go
And I can't hide from the wind in my life, and the salt in my soul

Galveston is the last stop on the road, the last stop on the road
You’ve got your memories behind you, and a Gulf to Mexico
And like driftwood on a beach, there’s no hurry now, you’ve gone as far as you can go
And I can't hide from the wind in my life, and the salt in my soul

Chorus1:

But there's a palm tree in the night, wrapped and shinin' bright
And the moon shines even brighter than those Christmas lights
And my friends are here with me, in the moonlight
And I can hear the surf crashin,' far out as I can see

The wind always blows across Galveston
The waves they keep crashin,’ they wash the blues away
God made the sea and the heavens, and he makes the wind blow
And I can't hide from the wind in my life, and the salt in my soul

Chorus2:

There’s a palm tree in the night, wrapped and shining bright
And the moon shines even brighter than those Christmas lights
And she is here with me, in the moonlight
And I can hear the surf crashin,’ far out as I can see

I slept last night on a boat
Waves movin’ up and down, the wind to and fro
You can't hide from the wind on a boat, you got nowhere to go
And I can't hide from the wind in my life, and the salt in my soul
And I can't hide from the wind in my life, and the salt in my soul

Discography

most songs at www.radiofreegalveston.com

Salt and Wind
No Timeshares for Heaven
When You Go To Nashville
Tattoos

Set List

atleast 50% original tunes, although the numbers go up and down depending on the needs of the audience. Not all want original music.