A Frank Sonata: It's Your Birthday

by Bobby Rocknrolls

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This album is a collection of my most intimate voice memos recorded and saved on my iPhone over the last few years (2014-2017). I built them with the help of garage band (which is on the laptop that my mom bought for me) and Seth's rcool music equipment that he has let me borrow (thnx bb). A Frank Sonata: It's Your Birthday! is like if a love letter had with sound too! Thanks for reading and listening. Thanks <3

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released March 18, 2017

Nathan Coker (me) : Writing and vocals and guitar and instruments

iPhone

Macbook

Seth

Cole

Birds/animals

Mom and Dad and Kacie and Kyle

Tuti

Aphrodite

Nameless

Shady Glenn Extended Fam

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Track Name: An Easy 1000 Days
It's easy to live
easy to die
easy to try and be hopeful
in ruthless world

I remember shouting so loud
never escaping
the darkness I was in
it surrounded me

but I'm going back again
make another pass
'for i reach my special day
by that I mean the grave
Track Name: Barking at Nothing
cat casting shadows
from a windowsill
sitting fat
and thats how I feel

watching my ego
outside myself
I try not to feed it
but i can't let it stare to death

well its my fine fine friend when the sun goes down
and I rewind myself to watch a lonely hound
trying to find himself, ready to boast
barking at nothing
for his heroes

dog brought by daddy
when I was young
got it for free
cause thats how we were
there with my brother
in mamaws yard
I was mean
and it heart my heart

He is my fine fine friend when the sun goes
and I rewind myself to watch a lonely hound
trying to find himself ready to boast
barking at nothing
for his heroes
Track Name: Can you Forgive me
I got no reason
in mind
but something tells me you need one

Ive got no feelings
to hide
I know you need it

but

Its okay baby I know
we always had a hard time showing our
love and Its so painful now
just to realize it was all just a shadow

I go nothing to say
but please wait
theres something on my mind
Ive got no room left to turn around and play
with your mind

we always had a way
oh baby I know
it wasn't always what it should be
oh can you forgive me

I don't know what to say
I got so much on my plate

Im sorry
Please forgive me
I don't know what to say

Im sorry
that i loved you
it ends up this way
Track Name: I'm a 21st century man
Ive been crying all week
because I can't be a man
and she's on defense
all the time

moms bailing me out again

god damn
when did everything start to die
Ive had no fear
but lately

premonitions
of my death
come and hold me dear
I hold my breath

Innervisions
I confess
are my only friends

Ive been trying all week
to be the man
and she's on the fence again
because of lines

dads giving me tens for lunchtime

I cant believe and I don't know why
in anything or anyone and I want to cry
all over again

visions of the future
dont entice me like they did
back then

Oh I've got love
and I betray it
in my face
I watch the feelings fade
Im a 21st century man
Track Name: Im so blacked out
Hey
Im so blacked out
heard the smack talk running round
but aint got much to say

I
I just wanted to cry out loud
aint aint nothing to say but I
just got a feeling

you know the feeling's true

I can't be
without ya baby
girl you know
I love you baby
why

do you make me
want to cry out loud
you know
how much you mean
to me girl but I'm so young still
havin a hard time coming down
Track Name: In 2551
spending my days
in my living room
holding on to my youth

wasting away
thinking about ya babe
wondering which day will make me
meet my maker
oh no

have i lived the right way
do i understand
do i betray
things i know i should command

don't let me get away
if theres some other way out of here
shoot it from my hands
now
ill need you in two hours

and if it comes down to it
if it comes down to life and death
well you know ill do it
if it goes away
at least i could say it was worth it

I lived and died
just like everyone else
i lived and died
i never got to tell it to anyone

my name was never paved in stone
no one will remember me
it will be like i never died alone
i never existed
in 2551
as if it mattered
we'll taint the water before we reach 2100
Track Name: It's not you or I in control
lined up on squares
lined up on squares
all on your own
all on your own
do what you will
do what you must
loose control
take hold of your lusting eyes
and release them

the gator is active
you don't think its nice
you don't think its right or polite
but the gator she lives
with a taste for your burning flesh in mind

came off in a hotel
of a hoedown showdown baby
got a long way to go to hell
but i been there its right around the corner

and nothing but a lot of shit
and misfits all confused and tortured
nothing but useless information
theres no answers baby

I know it must be hard
to think that we're not God
but come on man you gotta see
that its not me or you in control
Track Name: It aint nothing but a heartache
The stars admire
us from a far
burning fire
waiting
for us to join them
in the sky
right beside em

it aint nothin but a heartache

the burning fire
below us
the earths core
we take for ourselves
to power
automobiles
so we can work
for our bills

it aint nothin but a heartache

the ice it melts
the bees they die
the sunshine cries out
"i aint got much left"
the wind it blows
the crops they die
the darkness comes
what can we do

it aint nothin but a heartache
Track Name: I want to get next to you
i want to get next to you
and hold you tight
baby i hardly know ya

i want to get close
and hold ya til i do
wataya say

ill show ya
some lovely four-play
we'll have some fun

did you know i use to love someone
Track Name: Kisses after bathtime
you're gross

danielle don't you go there with me
you got your underwear that i can see through
and i like to squeeze your booty
especially when your wearing ???

now you're somehow naked completely
like to squeeze you instead of my guitar
id like to kiss you neatly
give me kisses please my beauty
Track Name: Lessons for lovers
Ive got a lesson for all you would-be Romeos
don't you take on more than you can handle
don't you treat her the way that you're going to
that would be bad
that would be bad
that would be bad
for everyone

Ive got a lesson for all you last-week Stacies
don't play the game unless you can face me
don't treat me the way that you're going to
that would be bad
that would be bad
that would be bad
for everyone

Ive got a lesson for you lovers
it might sound like its coming from your mother
but I'm tellin you as your brother in the human race now
if you love her then love each other
Track Name: Memories come to life
there's an age where you'll stop needing friends
or even want them
you won't believe it

i remember my daddy told me then
it seems strange
he said "wait and see you'll believe me"

and now I'm 25
well almost
and its like seeing a ghost
its a memory come to life

I'm like
damn daddy did it again
he said the same shit
i was like goodness gracious dad
you told me then

its like a memory come to life
no surprise i heard it back when i was nine
and now that its before my eyes
its hard to believe it
I'm almost a man
its a ugly transition

and it aint real easy
i swear
you think it is till you get there
and you realize its all on paper
you never bought it
you never really owned the rights

it comes to light
you can't be a kid for all of your life it turns out
my dad was right
after all
i didn't really know that much
Track Name: Minutes keep ticking me by
minutes keep ticking me by
goodbye time
keep ticking me by

minutes keep ticking me by
i don't know why
i even bother

minutes keep ticking me by
keep on running right by me
keep rolling their eyes
why do i bother

because I'm trying to be somebody is it worth it
because I'm trying to hold my hand where you can see it
because I'm trying, trying not to die
but I'm lying bleeding
Track Name: She was a full-blooded Italian lady
she's got long finger nails
taps the table loud
tells you its time to eat
says she don't know how

you waited so long
to come see me

she took a flight out
to california
it was a night out
for a great birthday

how long did you wait
to get there

just another day
is all she said

she was a full-blooded Italian lady
Track Name: So show your colors
Life goes by in a blur
in a hurry
so show your colors

I'm getting by and it hurts
but I've got good times in mind
and change is peeking through the blinds

right on time

bribes won't by another word
fooled for now
so show you colors

im gonna try till it hurts
cause I've got good times in mind
and change is peeking through he blinds

right on time
Track Name: Space Cowboy Glitter Glove Man
He wore a sparkle glove on his hand
had a pistol and it demanded
you take off your pants
he was a cowboy statement

he said to you
do you think its a joke
ill take every dime you got
put my spurs down your spokes

if you wanna be just like me
gotta steal for free
never gotta work a job
always stealin from the slobs

and the corporate pigs sloping round in the slop
they need a fella like me
space cowboy glitter glove man

its hard with a glove that has glitter
other people have regular gloves
and they're like WTF whats up with this guy with the glitter glove
cowboy guy what year does he think he's in?
i don't think he knows

glitter glove man
i think he's a leader

and he says if you wanna live just like me
gotta ride the pony for free
gotta by your glitter glove at walmart
everybody loves you but until you start
wearing the glove of justice
you'll never be the one
the glove of justice
yeah you know you're a lucky guy
alright
Track Name: Still in the prime of youth
When you wanted something more than you could give
when you feel like its so hard to live
when you know that you still have everything
but you're just dreaming

you wanted something more than anything in the whole world
you know its true you're better than all the rest
when you want that thing you'll die trying
to do your best

but the world keeps turning
silent and moving
the world keeps turning
without me im still

when you wanted something more than you could say
when you've dealt with things you'd rather not say
when you think you're just so through but you keep moving on
to the next day
a ghost in shoes
boasting and bruised
coasting

you lose the sight of you
when you're in the prime of youth
before all the dirt and grime started priming you
for the real thing
you were shining through

when you try to live it doesnt go your way

when you're a hot burning stack of firewood in the summertime
no ones around
your lack of quit, you're forgetting everything for the love of sound

you know
in your heart
its a golden boy dream you cannot leave behind

but you know
you'll die trying

you wanted something more
than you were able to
give but you still
live on

like a memory that hasn't yet
been set in motion because you live on

like a future notion of the past
you live right here in between
at last you found eternity within and without
i can't believe
theres anything left to do
but i still feed my mouth
til im through
Track Name: Strawberry Muscadimes at Matt's farm
I'm never as drunk
as Tennessee whiskey
I'm never as drunk
as strawberry wine
strawberry muscadimes
can never make me happy
but I'm still drinking
almost all
all of the time

oh darlin

she left me in a long black cadillac
with a dress that her mother gave to me to give to her
the wrapping paper was handmedown and the bag was a dark yellow
but it didn't matter to her none because she was my woman

baby
i miss you
want you come on back to me

i need you
want you stop being- acting like that to me

i want you here
so i can be free
but instead I just can't stop drinking this whiskey from Tennessee

I'm never as drunk as tennessee whiskey
I'm never as drunk as strawberry wine
strawberry muscadines
could never make me happy
so I'm still drinking
almost all
all of the time
Track Name: We dont feel the same
we don't feel the same no more
you drive me insane
all the things that i said
babe
i didn't mean to leave ya left for dead

you're a sweet one
there'll never be anything sweeter
i thought i said

i got some growing up to do

i never believed in anything


we don't feel the same


babe got something to say
I've been patient
tired of waiting
im changing my name

babe
something to say
foots in the grave
i can feel it

i got something on my mind
i think that its time
that i unleash it

babe
im a peace of shit
tired of hearing about it
get used to it

I'm tired of trying
got to get up babe
try again today
i feel it

hey
i don't feel the same
as i did

get used to it

I don't feel the same

I tried to rewind it
tried to pretend
didn't work out

but now
something i found
here in my mouth
says i can do something

but i aint gonna die here
here in the wrong place
i dont decide where
I'm gonna try

don't feel the same

I'm dealing with a thought inside of my brain
i feel like a spore a leaked itself in my brain
cause i can't get up in the morning
oh its so hard and i just don't know the reason
no more

we don't feel the same


I got no reply
for all your crying
wish that i was the guy of your dreams

no it'll never be so
I'm the guy thats so cold
i don't know why

but id rather sit in my room
turn up some tunes
get all high

you know I'm joking
i know i got goals to
i don't wind up just for you

babe

we don't feel the same


im a peace of shit
tired of hearing bout it
get used to it

im a peace of uhh
I don't need no crash from the upper class

ah
something on my mind
tell you why
I've got a reason

we don't feel the same

I am
bout to keep on rolling on

you gotta keep
doing your song
Track Name: We're back in love
dry eyed
and smilin

i ride
with you

my love
soaked up
on vacation

just a one night two day getaway
with you

and we're back in love back in love
so true
back in love back in love
so new

side by side
on the highway

I could just die
with you

my love
soaked up
on vacation

just a one night two day getaway
its all we need

and I'm back in love back in love
with you

back in love back love
so true

back in love
don't it feel so great

back in love
even though we were

back in love
don't it feel so great

just a one night two day getaway
its all we need

back in love back in love
so new
back in love back in love
so true

back in love
don't it feel so great
to be back in love back in love

even though we were already
a second chance never hurt nobody
were back in love
Track Name: When are you coming home
Ive been thinkin bout somethin
lately

I've been thinking bout you
lady

i been feeling left out
i think that maybe

you should come back to me
wataya say

when are you coming home to me
when are you coming back to me
when are you coming home wataya say
when are you coming home because

Ive been thinking about something
as of late
I've been thinking about something
its driving me crazy
I've been screaming your name
in every which way
I've been pulling my hair out in every direction

when are you coming home
when are you coming home to me
i say when are you comin back to me
i need you
will you come on home because

I've been thinking about lately
just how
much i miss you
i want you so bad
its crazy
because i just don't know how
to say it outloud
i would like to see ya
when i get home

so when ya comin home to me
when are you coming to my address
when are you coming back to me
back in my favorite sunshine dress

I've been thinking outlaid
about how
you push me around
in my thoughts all night

when are you coming home
when are you coming back to me
when are you coming home to me
when are you coming home to me
Track Name: Your man
I taking a breath
changing my mind
once again

but you are my friend

taking a sec
taking a break
to check my head

hope I'm still there

I'm always here
dont ya be scared
ill hold your hand
and be your man

taking a chance
inside of my head
without a plan

so please understand

im not taking back
the thing that i did
on the mend

i can't pretend

that I'm always there
i know its not fair
to hold your hand
and be your man