Fried Up Fred

Fried Up Fred

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

roots Canadiana folk/rock

Biography

Original songs. Influences Neil Young, Stan Rogers, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Cockburn, Sinead Oconnor

Lyrics

Ricky Come Home

Written By: Andrew Heintzman

Ricky Come Home

You joined the army 18 years ago
You’d been to Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo
And other places I’d sooner not go
But so far you’d always come home
Your family by now new not to ask why
They all acted brave as you kissed them goodbye
And they waved as the plane disappeared in the sky
And said “Come home, Ricky come home”

(Chorus)
Ricky come home, the fall has arrived
The leaves will be turning, it’s getting colder outside
And the table of life will be set one more time
So come home, Ricky come home

This wasn’t your first time, you’d been here before
You were one of the few who had come back for more
You knew whatever they called this at home, it was war
And you knew what was in store
But you were caught in an ambush on a Khandahar road
It came out of the blue and before you could know
It was raining hot metal, and things that explode
And this time there was no going home

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On the bridges they stood and watched you go by
A Canadian flag was waving nearby
And more than a few had a tear in their eye
As they watched you going home
They flew your body back to St. John’s
Back to where you began, back to where you belong
And though every heart broke when they played that last song
You were home, yes you were home

CHORUS


(Ricky Come Home, continued)

The newspapers carried a story or two
A word from your brother, a picture of you
But life is so busy and there’s so much to do
We moved on, yes we moved on
In the corridors of power they were looking for blame
But that wasn’t your style, no it wasn’t your game
You’d given your life for a world gone insane
And traded blood for a home

CHORUS

Words and Music by Andrew Heintzman

Discography

on i-tunes we have CD entitled "On the Beach" and two singles "Ricky Come Home" and "Highway 1"