Rick Fraley

Rick Fraley

BandFolkAcoustic

The King David meets Bob Dylan and they play martin guitars.

Biography

I'm almost 40 years old. I been playing over 15 years and love acoustic music and songwrting. My Passion is not to get fame or noticed. I have other Passions that supercede a music career. I just love writing songs and would love to see if other folks enjoy my stuff. My greatest influence is the Bible particulary the Psalms. But my writing would not always reflect an overt biblical presence (i Don't sermonize with song). Yet I hope my faith envelopes every song. I suppose I like to view life and write what I see. I've written over 200 songs and am still waiting to write the "one". There are so many great song writers to pick just a few would be unfair.

Lyrics

For a Name's Sake

Written By: Rick Fraley

For a Name’s Sake
(In the loving memory of Richard M Fraley)

He worked his whole life to suffer in vain
For those people who cling to his name
I can still see him drive up the lane
Bringing me a present while he went insane

I remember the Lincoln that sat in the drive
Winston one hundreds, you said kept you alive
Waited for a boat that never arrived
When they said sink or swim, They didn’t say dive

There’s a silence that most folks may never hear
On the fringe of sanity the lines are rarely clear
Full of self-doubts and of self-fears
Your caught somewhere between a smile and a tear

You died many times but never with rest
As your children flew from the nest
You said “aw’ good riddance” but only in jest
As we stared gravely at your family crest

So now you and yours sit together alone
For a short visit or a call on the phone
It is a symptom of old folks that you are prone
To chew up the time left, like a dog does a bone

He worked his whole life to suffer in vain
For those people who cling to his name
I can still see him drive up the lane
Bringing me a present while he went insane
Bringing me a present while he went insane
Thanks for the present Dad, thanks for the name

Discography

none

Set List

All originals except occasional Stan Rodgers, John Prine, Rich Mullens, Keith Green, Louden Wainwright or Bill Morrissey. I will play as many songs people willet me. I don't play out often anymore.