Jamie DeFrates & Susan Brown

Jamie DeFrates & Susan Brown

 Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
DuoFolkAcoustic

Producer/Composer/Singer/Musician. Has written music for Theme Parks, Documentaries, Radio & TV. Two time Emmy award winner, Georgia "Songwriter Of The Year". Kerrville New Folk winner. www.jamiedefratesmusic.com

Biography

"Jamie DeFrates has long been a favorite of the music community. Jamie's songwriting skills are legendary, his voice is spectacular and he is a wizard on the guitar. Whenever he performs, the audience is absolutely spellbound. When you listen to Jamie, you might think that it doesn't get any better than this, but you would be wrong.
Add Susan Brown to the equation and you are taken to a whole new dimension by two voices that soar to impossibly beautiful places and land dead in the center of your heart. It's no mistake that they were chosen to headline for The Gamble Rogers Benefit Concert this year. Its no surprise that their music continues to win awards or that their performances receive rave reviews."

Lyrics

Poet & Spanish Dancer

Written By: Jamie DeFrates

The Poet & The Spanish Dancer
(Words & Music By Jamie DeFrates)

She said, "you look like a poet"
He smiled and he said, "well, you look like a Spanish dancer"
They both laughed and walked and talked awhile
His smile put her somehow so at ease

The Gallery was filled with photographs and old Egyptian artifacts
And the gardens outside filled with a springtime breeze
Her beauty caught him by surprise
And he was fascinated by her eyes

She said, "I hate to use such an old cliché
But you feel so familiar to me in so many ways"
He said, "yes it does feel somehow like somewhere we have met before"
And they wandered past the black & white photographs in subtle light
To the pathway of the garden door
There in the sunlight, in the springtime
Their love was born

Lips against lips, skin against skin
There in the sunlight of the garden.... they let each other in

Yes it all began in a burst of flames
Forgetting all other lovers names
When passion holds you in its’ grasp
You just embrace it and you don't looked back
Contact...contact

Sometimes on their anniversary they visit that Art Gallery
The architecture stands like time had never passed
Yet the years roll on and life's a song
Children grow and then they're gone, so fast

Through the Garden door, there stands
This great oak tree and they hold hands and she says, "You still look like a poet"
And he says, "sweetheart you will always be my Spanish dancer"

Lips against lips, skin against skin
There in the sunlight of the garden.... they let each other in
Then and forevermore.

Copyright 2005 Jamie DeFrates Music

Mama I'm Your Fallen Angel

Written By: Jamie DeFrates

Mama I’m Your Fallen Angel
(Words & Music By Jamie DeFrates)

Here in this sleepless night I toss and turn
Fighting the madness in my head
How did these demons ever find me here
In the confines of my bed

Mama, I’m your fallen angel
And I know that I’m to blame
Mama I’m your fallen angel
Do you still love me just the same
Do you still love me just the same

This restless night is full of memories
The roads I’ve chosen cause me pain
It feels like I’m running out of chances
To redeem my soul again

Mama, I’m your fallen angel
And I know that I’m to blame
Mama I’m your fallen angel
Do you still love me just the same
Do you still love me just the same

I started out to do my best
But I know I’ve failed the test

Sifting thru these ancient photographs
Just a baby in your arms
When did I trade my precious innocence
For all this self-inflicted harm

Mama, I’m your fallen angel
And I know that I’m to blame
Mama I’m your fallen angel
Do you still love me just the same

Copyright 2005 Jamie DeFrates

Winterhawk

Written By: Jamie DeFrates

Winterhawk
(Words & Music By Jamie DeFrates)

The winterhawk is free
The winterhawk can fly
You can’t hold it to the ground
When there’s blue, blue sky

Try as you might
It’s a useless task
You can’t hold on
To the present or the past

You can’t impose your will
When the sun catches it’s eye
You can love it all you want
But you will have to let it fly

The winterhawk is free
The winterhawk can fly
You can’t hold it to the ground
When there’s blue, blue sky

Golden Gospel Hour

Written By: Jamie DeFrates

And mama would sing hallelujah and daddy would preach the gospel to ya' through the airwaves came the power of the "Golden Gospel Hour".

I was born in a holy revival
Mama sang for our survival
And daddy preached the holy word
We were livin' on love and prayer

Mama would read to us
from the bible
All the stories about Jesus
Through her warm and tender voice
That's how I learned about love

And mama would say,
"son you know you're special,
the spirit of love is in you and there's one thing I want you to know you'll always be a child of God" and she'd sing, "Hallelujah".

And mama would sing like an angel
daddy'd preach and play piano
you could hear them on the radio, on the Golden Gospel Hour..
And mama would sing hallelujah and daddy would preach the gospel to ya' through the airwaves came the power of the Golden Gospel Hour.

Back before daddy was a preacher all the doctors told him, "son I'm afraid you're dying and you've got less than a year to live".
But daddy he was wise beyond his years and he said, "well, doc I've got this bible and here inside these words I know a healing does exist" and he sang, "Hallelujah".

And mama would sing like an angel
daddy'd preach and play piano
you could hear them on the radio, on the Golden Gospel Hour..
And mama would sing hallelujah and daddy would preach the gospel to ya' through the airwaves came the power of the Golden Gospel Hour.

And I sing hallelujah.

Somebody's Been A Fool

Written By: Jamie DeFrates

Somebody's been a fool
I know it was me
I waited too long to love you
And I know I'm gonna pay the price
I lost something nice
When I lost you

And somebody's been a fool...

Life is just a dream
We live and learn
And carry our memories in return
And I know I'm gonna pay the price
For this old heart of ice
And for losing you

And somebody's been a fool...

You were out there singing
But I couldn't hear your song
I was caught up in my own world
But now I know I was wrong,
I was wrong

Somebody's been a fool
I know it was me
I waited too long to show you
I love you
And I know I'm gonna pay the price
for this old heart of ice
and for losing you
There was nothing you could say
I let you walk away
But now who's the fool

And somebody's been a fool...

Forever

Written By: Jamie DeFrates

I’ll love you forever, forever and ever
I’ll always remember the day you were born
When you came out of your Mama
I cut the cord and for that moment
I thank the lord

Yes I’ll love you forever, forever and ever
I’ll always remember that love in your eyes
I’ll love you forever, forever and ever
I’ll always remember the day you were born

Life is full of changes and time passes on
One day you’ll be grown up
And out on your own

But I’ll always be with you wherever you go
There’s one thing I want to make sure
That you know

I’ll love you forever, forever and ever
I’ll always remember that love in your eyes
I’ll love you forever, forever and ever
I’ll always remember the day you were born

A Woman's Dance

Written By: Jamie DeFrates

A Woman’s Dance
Music & Lyrics By Jamie DeFrates

O’ I’ve never had a woman dance for me like this
Swaying to the music with such a gracefulness
She moves across the room in silhouette by candlelight
I’ve never had a woman dance for me like this

O’ I’ve never had a woman touch me quite like this
Her eyes look into me with such a reverence
She looks into my dreams and she pulls them from the depths
O’ I’ve never had a woman touch me quite like this
No, not like this

Dance away with me my love
Like two birds taking flight
Into the rhythm of the night

O’ I’ve never had a woman kiss me quite like this
With her words in whispers I listen to her lips
She moves them over me like the ocean moves the sand
O’ I’ve never had a woman kiss me quite like this

Dance away with me my love
There’s still so much yet to do
Your love draws me gently into you

O’ I’ve never had a woman love me quite like this
Riding on a wave of passion into sea of bliss
Totally in the moment full of wonder I confess
O’ I’ve never had a woman love me quite like this

Copyright 2000 by Jamie DeFrates

Cold Sweat

Written By: Jamie DeFrates

Cold Sweat
(Words & Music By Jamie DeFrates)

Woke up in cold sweat
Fell out of bed
All these crazy notions
Driving thru my head
Livin’ gives me a fever
And it’s all heating up
I’m fighting with surrender
And she’s kickin’ my butt

Where are you now
That’s what I wanna know
I’m lost in this love
It’s hot and it’s cold
I’m hangin’ on
By the depth of my soul
Just a whisper away
From losing control

I’m caught in this world
Of utter suspense
Why doesn’t love
Ever make any sense
Just when you think
You’ve finally got it all
Get ready my friend
You’re takin’ a fall

Where are you now
That’s what I wanna know
You say you’re right here
But I don’t think so
I’m hangin’ on
By the depth of my soul
Just a whisper away
From losing control

Jesus & Superman

Written By: Jamie DeFrates


In many ways my life's been blessed
With the warmest love and tenderness
I've known failure and success
And somehow survived it all
And I wanted to be Jesus
I wanted to be Superman
To save the sins of the world
and be invincible in the end
But I can only be the man I am

Inside me there's a raging fire
Dreams and visions are a flame
I’ve wanted more I must confess
But time erases blame
I’ve lived thru spring, summer, fall
And winter, too soon will end
The silver in my hair’s like snow
And there’s nothing to pretend..

And I wanted to be Jesus
I wanted to be Superman
To save the sins of the world
and be invincible in the end
But I can only be the man I am

Discography

6 CD's released: Winterhawk, Gypsy Valentine, Peaceful Warrior, Attitude, Son Of Dust and Pegasus In Flight

Set List

Original music