The Arbor Sessions

by bluefront

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released August 15, 2014

bluefront is Alan Zreczny and Jason Steele
All songs written by Alan Zreczny
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Studiomedia Recording Company
Photography and design by Petrick Design, Chicago

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Alan Zreczny’s songs are narrative poems set to spirited melodies, which he performs on the guitar and piano, solo and with his band bluefront.


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Track Name: Waiting on a Crime
So you say it’s not something you can do
Best protect yourself from the likes of you know who
Knight takes rook it all ends on a dime

Just a victim waiting on a crime
A victim waiting on a crime

And then you play it like an undisputed fact
The gods have spoken there’ll be no second act
You’re holding out you’ve got something else in mind

Just a victim waiting on a crime
A victim waiting on a crime

There’ll be no wondering what happened here
The die is cast
Is your conscience clear
As you someday turns to
Ask you why
You would
Leave it on the table
Without so much as a try
I search for peace of mind
What do I find

Just a victim waiting on a crime
A victim waiting on a crime

And so it goes with armageddon in a dress
The view is perfect but it leaves an awful mess
The window is closed no need to waste more of your time

Just a victim waiting on a crime
A victim waiting on a crime
Track Name: Once Upon a Time, The End
Left to my own devices
I take a walk to what might have been
And along the way
The rabbit hole invites me in

Walking back or right over the edge
Oh the beautiful calm of the horrible relief
Once upon a time the end

Everything in its place
Each cobblestone every smiling face
I slip I fall step on a crack
Something breaks don’t know where I’m at

Walking back or right over the edge
Oh the beautiful calm of the horrible relief
Once upon a time the end
With each step those old tapes they still play
The same old tune the same old song as yesterday

And it keeps me hanging on to things that I knew were wrong
And it keeps me hanging on to feelings long since gone
And it keeps me hanging on
Too long
So strong
It’s time I just get on

Walking back or right over the edge
Oh the beautiful calm of the horrible relief
Walking back or right over the edge
Oh the beautiful calm of the horrible relief
Once upon a time the end
Track Name: For Jonathan, Without You
Was it the kind of tired that sleep couldn’t take away
The kind of something with its hold on you night and day
I can’t imagine no I wouldn’t begin to try
To weather the storm that must have raged inside

Please hold tight
One more night
When there is nothing left I guess there’s nothing left to do
The thing is there is I’ll have to do it all without you

Were you feeling stuck between a rock and some other kind of place
The kind of feeling that time could not erase
I’m not here to tell you that the middle will always catch your fall
But sometimes the middle is better than no place at all

Please hold tight
One more night
When there is nothing left I guess there’s nothing left to do
The thing is there is I’ll have to do it all without you

Would you choose to believe me
Could you see it as true
All these pieces only serve to remind me
You take us with you

Please hold tight
One more night
When there is nothing left I guess there’s nothing left to do
The thing is there is now I’ll have to do it all without you
Track Name: Gone
I was looking for someone just like you
As it happens you were searching for her too
I thought I held it in the palm of my hand
But there was one thing I did not understand

No it’s not true
And it’s not you
Just a dress you put on
No it’s not true
And it’s not you
So I’m gone

Well I’m not perfect with that no one will disagree
But everything I have here was meant for you to share with me
So when you ask for more am I to suspend disbelief
I suppose that doors have hinges for occasions such as these

No it’s not true
And it’s not you
Just a dress you put on
No it’s not true
And it’s not you
So I’m gone
Yes I’m gone

This nowhere train has made it’s last stop my friend
As a another fruitless conversation comes to an end
It’s what you’ve been telling me so now I’m telling you
I’m gone
Yes I’m gone

Now if you find her won’t you please let me know
Because I’d wait here forever just to tell her I love her so
Until then I keep looking for someone just like you
And I’m hoping that she won’t be searching for her too


No it’s not true
And it’s not you
Just a dress that you put on
And I don’t know how to find you
Always one step right behind you
And it’s not true
No its not you
So I’m gone
I stay gone
I’m gone
Track Name: This Picture
Well it could be between the raindrops
Or on the head of a pin
Either way it’s clear as day
I’m never going to win

It started out on the fast track
I laid them all out for you to see
A funny thing happened along the way
You would take any, any from me

I’ve been holding on to this picture in my mind
I took it when we met for the first time
But now this love of mine won’t let me cross one more line
And asks me why the road was so long

You kept pushing on this open door
But you were already through
A little less about yourself
And maybe I wouldn’t wonder about you, no

I’ve been holding on to this picture in my mind
I took it when we met for the first time
But now this love of mine won’t let me cross one more line
And asks me why the road was so long

It’s funny how your actions
Give your words the lie
As you try to sell yourself
The latest alibi
The last in a long line
Further than the eye can see
But it’s happened more then twice
So shame
Shame on me

I’ve been holding on to this picture in my mind
I took it when we met for the first time
But now this love of mine won’t let me cross one more line
And asks the old familiar question
I’m open to all suggestions
Tell me why was the road was so long
Track Name: Again
I’ve been that man again
Reflections with holes again
Over and over again

Alone in a crowd again
Demons at every bend again
Where have you gone to again

I’ve looked in these eyes again
From here a million miles again
I hear it so loudly again

I look around again
What do they see again
Just the dark reflecting the light again

All of this time again
All for naught again
For once in my life
Never again
No never again
No never again
Never again

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