DRIVE

by Danielle French

Released 05/12/2012
Scarlett Raven Productions
Released 05/12/2012
Scarlett Raven Productions
Danielle's fourth CD DRIVE was recorded in Reno, NV with co-producer Tom Gordon and featuring members of The Novelists. DRIVE is a collection of driving, freedom and heartache songs inspired by her many years spent on the road touring throughout North America.
  • 02:55 Download Story Lyrics
    Drive (radio edit)


    Drive
    Don’t look back
    Don’t look over your shoulder
    Don’t look back at all 
    Keep you eyes on the road, eyes on the road
    Look straight ahead and Drive

    Follow signposts
    Stop for directions
    Take in all the sights
    There’s beauty in the barren desert
    And all those city lights
    Keep you eyes on the road, eyes on the road
    Look straight ahead
    Keep you eyes on the road, eyes on the road
    Full speed ahead and Drive

    Stop for sunsets
    Stop for sunrises
    Take the scenic route
    Take the road less traveled

    Don’t look back
    Don’t look over your shoulder
    Don’t look back at all
    Keep you eyes on the road, eyes on the road
    Look straight ahead
    Keep your eyes on the road, eyes on the road
    Full speed ahead
    Keep you eyes on the road, eyes on the road
    Look straight ahead and Drive

  • 03:21 Story Lyrics
    Not My Lover

    Not My Lover

    The sun is gone, the moon is gone
    The stars are threatening to leave
    I’ll sit here in the dark until I can see

    I won’t waste one more day
    On what will never be
    I’ll take a drink, tell myself
    That you are not my lover 

    The wind is howling, the rain comes down
    And you are nowhere to be found
    I’ll take shelter from the storm
    Imagine that I’m not alone

    I won’t waste one more day
    Trying to be seen
    I’ll take a drink, convince myself
    That you are not my lover

    The skies are grey, the streets are grey
    And the ocean too
    I’ll stop wandering through this maze
    Searching for the truth

    I won’t waste one more day
    Trying to get to you
    I’ll take a drink, remind myself
    That you are not my lover  
    I’ll take a drink, tell myself
    The you are not my lover
    I’ll take a drink, convince myself
    That you are not my lover

  • 04:49 Story Lyrics
    Harsh Reality

    Harsh Reality

    I was on a lifeboat, I was lost at sea
    You made a promise, To rescue me
    But I was only dreaming
    Of what I wish would be
    Guess I should just stop dreaming
    And face reality

    I was in a phone booth, I was out of change
    Then out of nowhere
    But I was only dreaming
    Of what I wish would be
    Guess I should just stop dreaming
    And face reality

    I was in a corner, And I couldn’t see
    You turned the light on, To undress me
    But I was only dreaming
    Of what I wish would be
    Guess I should just stop dreaming
    And face reality

    I was at the station, I got off the train
    You said you’d meet me, but you never came
    Guess I was only dreaming
    Of what I wish would be
    Guess I should just stop dreaming
    And face reality

    I was on a streetcar, going the wrong way
    But you were there beside me, So I didn’t care
    But I was only dreaming
    Of what I wish would be
    Guess I should just stop dreaming
    And face reality

    Harsh Reality

NOTES
Genre: AAA/Americana/Folk
Sounds Like: Shawn Colvin, Eleni Mandell, Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco

In titling her fourth independent CD DRIVE it seems appropriate that Danielle drove 1,300 miles from Calgary, AB to Reno, NV to work with co-producer Tom Gordon at Imirage Sound Lab. Tom previously worked as a staff engineer at Granny‚Äôs with head engineer Bjorn Thorsrud (Smashing Pumpkins, Shania Twain, Whitesnake), recording a wide range of major label recording artists including Dr. …
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