Quiet Cars

by Brendan Scott Friel

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released March 18, 2017

BRENDAN SCOTT FRIEL-Vocals,Guitar,Mandolin,Banjo,Harmonica BRADLEY MERRYFIELD - Bass
KYLE BONDY- Drums
KELSEY ST. AMOUR - Violin
BRIAN ZANIER - Trumpet
JOE ZANOTTI - Organ
All songs and lyrics written by Brendan Scott Friel. Engineered by Brendan Scott Friel, Martin Bak and Blair Bondy. Mixed at SLR studios. Art Design and Direction by Carly DiGiovanni

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Brendan Scott Friel Windsor, Ontario

Brendan Scott Friel is a solo acoustic singer songwriter from Windsor, Ontario Canada. Raised on Celtic folk and classic songwriters like James Taylor and Bruce Springsteen, his love to storytelling through song can be seen throughout his work.

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Track Name: Moments
When I wake up this morning
The sun is shining, the birds they sing
And I know in this moment
I am right where I'm meant to be

I smile while I'm yawning
She is smiling back at me
The sunlight through our window
Lights those blue eyes perfectly

It makes me go mmm
And I can feel it down in my bones
It makes me go mmm
And now that I found it
I'm never gonna let it go

Laughing when we should be sleeping
Cause morning's creeping in like a thief
But it can't steal this moment
Cause there ain't nowhere we need to be

Darling, I believe
If there's a heaven beyond the sea
It's made up of moments just like these
Track Name: Little Man
Welcome to the world. Open your eyes
You feel that beat in your chest? It means your alive.
You've got my sisters smile and your daddy's eyes
You'll be just fine

Keep your head on straight but have some fun
cause for all we know we only get to do this once
Give away your love and it will run
back to you

So just take your time
and in your life...

I hope you sing, when hard times fall on you
I hope you sing, when there's nothing left to do
I don't care if it's out of tune or the words don't mean a thing
Little Man I hope you sing

You'll have your heart broken a time or two
And I can tell right now you're gonna break more than a few
But that's just fine it's what you're supposed to do
It's alright

But don't waist their time
and in your life...

I hope you sing, when hard times fall on you
I hope you sing, when there's nothing left to do
I hope you sing it loud, even when I'm not around
to sing along with you
And your song will pull you through.
Track Name: Joy
Take me home again
Like I know you can
It's too easy to be friends with devils and sin
When you're not there holding my hand

Sing me songs again
Like you did back when
In the night things would creep and you'd sing me to sleep
and I'd wake up holding your hand

But you sing "Boy...You only love me when it rains
When the sun comes out. You'll be gone again"
But I sing "Joy...Though my feel may take me away.
My heart remains, yours."

Take me by the hand
Say you will again
And I'll swear on my heart though it's falling apart
That I'll never hurt you again

But you sing "Boy...You only love me when she's away.
With a wink or a smile, you'll be gone again."
But I sing "Joy...My wandering eye may have blinded me.
Now you're all I see. And that's fine by me."

I sing "Joy...they only love me when I sing.
When the curtains close. They'll be gone again."
You sing "Boy...fool me twice and it's shame on me.
Well shame on me. Shame on me. Shame on me."
Track Name: Hold On To You
To say I've been waiting such a long time simply ain't true
I knew exactly what this was when I laid eyes on you
It's like the Beatles say it's something in the way you move
You've got that style and smile that keeps me coming back to you
I've thrown away the things that get a hold on me

But I'd Hold on to you
Hold on to you
If You want me to
I'd hold on to you

We see live music she's the only one who claps on time
Like melody to harmony, she's the perfect rhyme
It's like James Taylor said it's something in the way she moves
It's the things you've said that keep me coming back to you
I've thrown away the things that get a hold on me

So this is what they sing about
They scream from rooftops, they write it down
I thought it make believe but now
Look what I've found
Oh but now, look what I found...
Something to hold on to
Can I hold on to you?
Track Name: Suitcase
I packed all that I couldn't leave behind
A comb, my phone, the clothes that look so fine
And I threw them all in this suitcase of mine, oh lord
And it won't leave my side.

The bus down to the valley passed me by
The driver he just shook his head and rolled his eyes
Cause he knows that I will never fit inside, oh Lord
With this suitcase of mine

I sing "La di da di dy, Oh what a fool am I
Almost didn't pack my new shoes inside
Of this suitcase of mine."

A passing beauty stopped and winked her eye
Took me by the hand and said "come inside"
But her one bedroom apartment's nowhere near the right size
For me and my suitcase of mine

I sing "La di da di dy, Oh what a fool am I
I forgot to show her these hidden pockets on the side
Of this suitcase of mine."

What a lovely day to be outside
Standing on my porch the world goes by
But I think that I had better get inside, Oh Lord
At least I can say I tried
With just this little old suitcase...
Track Name: Quiet Cars
You're right it's getting late and we should probably go
Drive our quiet cars back to our quiet homes
But since it's friday night and we're both still alone
Could I just try?
To change your mind

The bartender packs up without a word
It's been an hour now since drinks stopped being served
But I'm not tired and still working up the nerve so I can try
To change your mind

So what can I do? To make you choose to
Be more than friends,
More than friends in quiet cars

The open sign it flickers once then dies
All the chairs are up except for ours on either side
of the table with the shorter legs on the left hand side but I don't mind
I let it slide
No I never mind, I let things slide

I let things slide
So slide away...

It's worked a thousand times, at least in my own head
When I plan it out, as I lay alone in bed
How I'd take your hand and bring you home instead
but then I, I change my mind
I let it slide, and I change my mind

Cause I can't lose you
I'd rather choose to, just stay friends
Just stay friends in quiet cars.

You're right it's getting late and we should probably go
Drive our quiet cars, back to our quiet homes.
Track Name: I Could Be Brave
I sleep with the light on
There's ghosts in my head
I'm scared of the monster
hiding under my bed

Oh but I could be brave, for you
Cause the things that they say aren't entirely true
Cause I could be brave. If you needed me to.

I hide in my basement, when skies are grey
I'm scared of the thunder, the lightning and rain
But now that I think about it my basement ain't so safe
The door squeaks on it's hinges, it keeps me awake

Lots of things I could never do
But when it comes to you I could be brave

I could be brave for you
Cause what they say about me
Ain't true necessarily
Cause I could be brave. If you need me to be.
Track Name: My Light Is On
Darling my light is on, I've kept your spot safe and warm
My parents are fast asleep, You and I have just turned 17

But I'll hold you tight, through the night
And in the morning you can sneak away again
We'll both hold on tight, until tomorrow night
The light will be back on again

Darling my light is on, I've kept your spot safe and warm
We work so hard to keep the wolves away, but still we hear them howling

But I'll hold you tight, through the night
And in the morning we both slip away again
We may scream and fight but you know tomorrow night
The light will be back on again

Darling my light is on, I've kept your spot safe and warm
The kid is driving us insane, a life of coffee, diapers and toy trains

But I'll hold you tight, through the night
If baby James will let us sleep that long
and Tomorrow night, a welcome sight
When you see the light's still on

Darling my lights still on, I keep your spot safe and warm
I wish that you could see our James
He has his daddy's chin but his mamma's brains

And I dreamt last night, That I held you tight
In the morning you just slipped away again
But that's alright, I'll see you again some night
I'll keep our light on 'till then

I'll keep our light on 'till then
Track Name: Goodnight
Darling relax there and close your eyes
You don't need to worry about the speed I'll drive
I'm taking my time tonight

With your head on my shoulder hand on my thigh
All I can see when I close my eyes
Is the way you look when you dream in my dashboard lights
In my dashboard lights

So darling don't, get me wrong
I will make sure we get home alright
But I wish this drive could go on and on
Cause the sooner we get there the sooner we say, we'll have to say,
Goodnight

So I pray to the Gods of the traffic lights
To smile on me, to give me a sign
To bathe me in red tonight

Cause the drive home always comes too soon
With the lingering ghost of your perfume
While my haunted radio sings country and the blues
It reminds me of you

Goodnight
Track Name: (Leave It All Behind)
I'd like to leave it all behind
Start a life carefree, living beachside
It's hard to worry in the sand, and the sunshine
Or with you by my side

I'd like to leave it all behind
Take a flight, or drive and trace the dotted lines
We won't stop till there's blue on the horizon line
So darling put your hand in mine