The Fritters

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This homegrown album was recorded over the internet when Kelli King in San Antonio, Texas met Jim Bouchard in Boston, Massachusetts and started writing songs together. We traded parts back and forth and a year or so later came up with this album. We hope you like it.

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released May 25, 2006

Jim Bouchard: guitars, bass, keyboards, banjo, harmonica, drums percussion, programming, vocal, album layout, mixing and mastering
Kelli King: vocals, guitar, whistling, album cover photo

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Track Name: Rocks Up A Hill
These are the days
and these are the nights
these are the ones
they warned us about
all our lives.

Day in, Day out
All goes according to plan.
whatever you get
is never more than
you can stand

you get a rock
and you push it hard
to get a start
you push it hard

You keep pushing
you keep pushing
you keep pushing
with all your will
you keep pushing
you keep pushing
you keep pushing
rocks up a hill
and when they fall back down
you can smile.

Once upon a time
in myths we're told
of a man condemned
to push a rolling stone

He loved life
and bound death in chains
though he was wise
it was all in vain.

He got a rock
and he pushed it hard
to get to the top
he pushed it hard

You keep pushing
you keep pushing
you keep pushing
with all your will
you keep pushing
you keep pushing
you keep pushing
rocks up a hill
and when they fall back down
you can smile.


You can say it doesn't matter
you can say it' will never end
you say it's meaningless
that it's absurd my friend
I only listen, I only listen
for you until
you say, climber
c’mon, climber
that's no hill.


Scorned by the gods
and scorned by fate
can you dig it, baby
can you relate?

It's tragic and funny
And the minute you know
sometimes you see
and sometimes…you don't

You got a rock
and you push it hard

You keep pushing
you keep pushing
you keep pushing
with all your will
you keep pushing
you keep pushing
you keep pushing
rocks up a hill
and when they fall back down
you can smile.

We get a rock
what are you gonna do
when you get to the top?
will you push that rock
with all you got?
Track Name: Ugly Things
Ugly Things

What's in the corner
under the rug
first you pushed-
then you started to shove?

whatcha hidin'
up your
sleeve
I've seen some ugly things

Take a seat
pull up a chair
don't mind the light
watch the glare
time for a little q & a
let's start with your full name.

Ugly things running round in
the back of your mind
Ugly things
in a closet
skeletons
are fine
Come on baby, your safe with me
I've seen some ugly things.

Where's the line
between bad and good?
the one you'd cross if you knew you could
don't look away I'm not through
some blood letting
might do you good.

What you do and what you say
don't seem to correspond today
it's black and white
not the shades of gray
no one's looking when
we turn away.

chorus

Watch your back
it's dog eat dog
pass the buck
it's someone else's fault
point your finger
say your prayers
toll the bell
someone else is dead.

No one lifted a finger
no one made a sound
no one heard you baby
when you hit the ground
Come over here
you're safe now
I've seen some ugly things.

© kking & jbouchard 2005
Track Name: O Death
O, Death
O, Death
Won't you spare me over til another year
Well what is this that I can't see
With ice cold hands takin' hold of me
Well I am death, none can excel
I'll open the door to heaven or hell
Whoa, death someone would pray
Could you wait to call me another day
The children prayed, the preacher preached
Time and mercy is out of your reach
I'll fix your feet til you cant walk
I'll lock your jaw til you cant talk
I'll close your eyes so you can't see
This very hour, come and go with me
O death you come to take the soul
Leave the body and leave it cold
To drop the flesh right off of the frame
Earth and worms both have a claim
O, Death
O, Death
Won't you spare me over til another year
My mother came to my bed
Placed a cold towel on my head
My head is warm my feet are cold
Death is movin upon my soul
Oh, death how you're treatin' me
You've close my eyes so I can't see
Well you're hurt my body
You make me cold
You run my life right outta my soul
Oh death please consider my age
Please don't take me at this stage
My wealth is all at your command
If you will move your icy hand
Old, young, the rich or poor
All alike to me you know
No wealth, no ruin, no silver no gold
Nothing satisfies me but your soul
O, death
O, death
Wont you spare me over til another year
Wont you spare me over til another year
Wont you spare me over til another year
Track Name: I Was Wrong
I was so wrong
isn't that what you say?
when things go
astray?
I was wrong.

I was a fool
to think that
you would stay
not even a fool deserves
to be treated that way.

I was so wrong
I was selfish and cruel
not thinking about you
I was wrong.

And sorry doesn't cut it
and there's no apology
can undo
the heartache
caused by me

I was so wrong
as you walk away
the last thing that i'll say
I was wrong.

© 2006 Kelli King & Jim Bouchard
Track Name: The Heart Breaks
The Heart Breaks

Words spoken
limbs are frail
valves that cut off
and the legs of a chair

The door that opens
the one you close
the desk you sit at
and the car you drove.

Even the white wings of a dove
the back of a hand
the dark before dawn
the voice of a man
But the heart breaks
the heart breaks,
the heart breaks
most of all.

Bottles run out
threads bare
glass shatters
rust everywhere

The phone you call from
the dam you built
the bank you busted
and the home you filled

And this list of things that need repair
that grows every day
of every year
You keep your best ofs
and you your top ten
I'll keep track of
what's broken.

Waves of water
long dry spells
fences that stretch out
the home you filled

The mold you're made of
clouds overhead
the fever you suffer
and the headlines read.

Even the white wings of a dove
the back of a hand
the dark before dawn
the voice of a man
the faith of a child
the chains you're in
a world record set
again and again.
Track Name: Let's Go Out
Let’s Go Out

I dare you to tell
how you feel on this cold day dawning
I’m not so fine
I’m not fine
Nothin‘s okay
Nothing’s right
Nothing’s making sense tonight

Lets go out
when no lights are shining
and watch the stars orbit the earth

In the middle of the day
It’s hard to believe the suns are shining
over it all
With the sun to hide you
in the middle of the day
it’s hard to believe that anything will ever change
in the middle of the day
Sometimes I can see the moon

oh let’s go out

It gets dark in the desert
It can get very cold
and the night can last forever
when you’re small and along

Oh let’s go out
where no lights are shings
and watch the stars
count satellites they’re climbing
across the sky tonight

It’s a new day
waiting for the sun to find you
wide awake, movin’ on
turn the key push the engine running
overtime
it’s a new day dawning

Lets go out
when no lights are shining
and watch the stars

© kelli king & jim bouchard 2006
Track Name: Corrina
I got a bird for to whistle
Baby, got a bird
Honey got a bird to sing
Baby, got a bird
Honey got a bird to sing
Without my Corinna
Sure don't mean
Sure don't mean a natural thing

Oh, I learned to love you
Baby, ‘fore I call
Honey, ‘fore I call your name
Baby, ‘fore I call
Honey, for I call out your name
I wouldn't trade your love for money
Baby, you're my warm hearts
Honey, you're my warm hearts flame

Have mercy, have mercy, baby
Baby, on my hard luck
Baby, on my hard luck soul
Honey, you're my hard luck
Women, on my hard luck soul
Got a rainbow round my shoulder
Shine like silver
Looks like some ol' fools' gold

Well, I cross the ocean,
I cross the deep blue sea
I cross the ocean,
and I cross the deep blue sea
Never find Corrina,
the girl means the world to me

Corrina, Corrina,
Can’t you hear me callin’ your name?
Corrina, Corrina,
Track Name: All the Wrong Things
All the wrong things
for all the right reasons
all the wrong things
at precisely the right time
and it might take a while
to get it even
I did all the wrong things
for such a long time.

This life comes with no directions
still I feel a little deja vu
and although things look familiar
I haven't got a clue.

Chorus
All the wrong things
for all the right reasons
all the wrong things
at precisely the right time
and it might take a while
to get it even
I did all the wrong things
for such a long time.

By now, you'd think I'd know better
monkey see is monkey do
and although I can rearrange
I may never change
my inclination to...

Chorus
All the wrong things
for all the right reasons
all the wrong things
at precisely the right time
and it might take a while
to get it even
I did all the wrong things
for such a long time.

Bridge:
Well don't you know?
There are no mistakes
The choice is up to you
It doesn't matter
what turn you have to take
all roads lead to you.

So if, by chance, you should remember
anything I say
hurry up and learn to do better
and do it your own way.

Chorus

© kelli king & jim bouchard 2005
Track Name: Andrea Yates
Andrea Yates

In eight years of marriage
the Yates had five children
four boys and one little girl.
Times were hard
nothing easy down
in seminole florida

In 97' they left the travel trailer
and went back to Texas
lived in a renovated bus
No one can tell you
how four walls can close in
for years they lived light and followed God.

But when I was just seventeen
a valedictorian
captain of the swim team
Don’t' forget
I was a member
of the National Honor Society.

June '99
after the fourth child
she started seeing things
hearing things, listening
to a preacher
his words , salvation
surely bring.




Michael Woronecki
a traveling minister
preached a sermon
about women made
Andrea see the role
of wife and mother
is derived from
the original sin of eve

I was a good girl
I studied nursing
graduated from UT
An RN at the cancer center
When I met Rusty
when we married I was twenty-three.

One day with a sharp knife
at her throat pointed
she threatened suicide
she cried and she pleaded
with rusty to let that day
be their last goodbye.

Catatonic for ten days
Docs said no more babies
haldol they gave her
soon she was feeling well
Rusty would move
them into a real home
November 2000
brought a baby girl.

I prayed and I prayed
I read the bible
sometimes frantically
a better wife?
a better mother?
Lord, can you make out of me?

Desperate days
homeschooling the children
after her dad died
she went spiraling
One by one
took them to the water
held them under
until they stayed
Andrea Yates sits in
harris county prison
Michael still preaching
under east texas pines.
I saw Rusty on Larry King
the other day
If you ask me
he looked just fine.
If you ask me
he looked just fine.

When I was just seventeen
a valedictorian
Don't you forget
I was a member
of the National Honor Society.

Andrea Yates was a member
of the National Honor Society.
Track Name: I'm Yours
I'm Yours

I should love you
but I don't know how
I should hate you
but I can't no not right now.
Not right now.

Do you love me?
Please say you do.
Do you love me?
Like I love you, un-huh?
Like I love you.

I should have known by now
no getting over you no how
I should have known by now
I'm yours.

Hold me closely
keep me warm
I am happiest in your arms.

Tell me truly
and don't you lie
how could you want to say
goodbye to me?
Say goodbye to me?

Chorus

It's just when the wind blows
I hear your heart beat
It's just when the wind blows
I can hear you whispering...

Do you love me
please say you do
do you love me
like I love you?
like I love you.

Chorus

© kking & jbouchard 2005
Track Name: The Tide
The Tide

Some things cannot be held
some thing so illusive
Holding on too tight
careful not to lose it

You're like the tide
coming and going
you're like the tide
you're up or you're down
in or out
ebb or flowing
I can't keep up
I can't hold on.

Some things are always off
far in the distance
Some things are always lost
some things aren't where you
left them

You're like the tide
coming and going
you're like the tide
you're up or you're down
in or out
ebb or flowing
I can't keep up
I can't hold on.

Like holding on to water
like holding on to air
like holding on to rainbows
something that's not there.

Some things cannot be held
some thing so illusive
Holding on too tight
careful not to lose it

You're like the tide
coming and going
you're like the tide
up or you're down
in or out
ebb or flowing
I can't keep up
I can't hold on.

© kelli king & jim bouchard 2005
Track Name: The Free and The Brave
The Free and The Brave

Here we go
sit back for the ride
they're shaking hands
and stoking home fires
putting on pins and checking their hair

Now they're standing in rows
and towing a line
every year it get s harder to buy
what they do
and what they say but
everything changes when you get home.

The economy's strong
like coffee in a cup
numbers don't lie
they just don't always add up
let me assure you it's good down to the last drop.

Another round of applause
for our plan of attack
a tear in the eye
and a pat on the back
If you ask them we
never had it so good but
everything changes when you get home.

Oh, say?
Does that star-
spangled banner yet wave
over the land
of the free and
the home of the brave?

Oh say
does it wave
over the free
and the
brave?

Thanks for listening
Thanks for your time
The state of the Union
is doing just fine
a moment of silence
for the ones not coming home.

A prayer for the wounded
hungry
and poor
the good book says you'll
inherit the earth
but
Everything changes
Everything changes
everything changes
when you get home.

© kking & jbouchard 2006