Convincing

by Frenemies'

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released May 29, 2017

players:
Dave Chrismer
Chris Freeland
Sam Haberman
Dan Ryan

assistant engineer:
Mickey Freeland

mastering:
Sarah Register

Songs by Chris Freeland

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tags: pop Baltimore

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Frenemies' Baltimore, Maryland

Frenemies is the songwriting project of Baltimore based producer Chris Freeland. The band plays high and low energy guitar pop with an emphasis on lyric, narrative, dynamic, and emotion. The new release “Convincing” was written with the goal of making a poppy record without using standard pop/rock beats.

The band features members of Horse Lords and Super City.
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Track Name: Convincing
CONVINCING
dan says you can wear a woman down
but i don’t believe in convincing
i believe
i believe in a truth
and for a truth to be
then it must be a shared thing

dan says you can wear a woman down
but i won’t stomp around like a sick little princeling
i won’t plead
or ply fatigue to the truth
what good is belief
if it won’t pluck a …

what of belief?
where does belief meet a truth?
the truth is a leaf
belief is the fruit at the foot of the tree
Track Name: Do You Like Kissing
Do You Like Kissing

Do You like kissing
When venus is in ascension?
Do you like kissing
When mars is in retrograde?

Do you like kissing?
Do you like kissing?

Do you like it tender
In a pool’s rippling moonglade?
Would you like it showy
A part in the masquerade?

Do you like kissing?
Do you like kissing?

Do you like kissing
On the cusp of summer?
Do you like kissing
To feel immune?
Do you like kissing
Smooth skin or stubble?

Do you like kissing?
Do you like kissing?

Do you like it sudden
Under umbrellas on tippie toe?
Dotting long walks home
Fighting to keep it slow

Do you like kissing?
Do you like kissing?

Do you like kissing
In the dusk of summer?
Do you like Kissing
To heal a wound?
Do you like kissing
Long hair or stubble?
Do you like trouble
When you like kissing?

When do you like kissing
And do you like kissing?
Track Name: Self Respect
Self Respect

Self-respect you can find again
but you never forget where you lost it
wherever you go
that's where it is

in the shadow waiting for the light to hit it
waiting for the light to get it
a knife blade waiting for the light to glint

Self-esteem you two colored silk
you old moment to moment decision
can others hurt us
or do we let them

isn't that the question waiting for the light to get it
waiting for the light to hit it
A rat trap waiting for the night to Glint

trust is a path cut to my door
trust is a well bored to my core
sorrow and joy when one is at your board
the other sleeps in your bed

what if you can't find again
what if that aura forever deletes you
what happens when your sense of self falls away l

leaving you with nothing waiting for the light to get it
not even the tiniest glint
a feeling with no synapse to net it

trust is a path cut to my door
trust is a well bored to my core
sorrow and joy when one is at your board
the other sleeps in your bed
Track Name: A Unicorn Before
A UNICORN BEFORE
not to get our hopes up
but this one might be game
i think she will
she was a unicorn before

mission creep
from intercourse to intimacy
and who could know the way
i think she would
she was a unicorn

staring in a hole with an confidant
and there's no pressure cause we already copped
whats her resume is she sent or strayed
i know i'm her favorite although i can't say
how i know i can't say

not to get your hopes up
but this one might be tamed
and she looked odd
“oh john what a strange thing to say”

what a creep
i shouldn't have shown her my poetry journal
and now her popcorns gone
every last kernel
with my wife at her place

did i make her feel like an applicant?
were we ever true ,were we always bent?
was she ever straight was she always gay?
And i feel like a slug looking at a snail.
Track Name: Ours
Ours

I swear when we sit close
I smell Stardust in you
and I hear it's metal chime in your voice
and I see it in your eyes when you laugh at me, sparkling
paired with all your wise insecurity, perfectly
‘til I get that I never had what I really want
just an outline filled in with some pretty talk
‘til half a lifetime went bye and I didn't write a love song
half a lifetime went by and I never wrote a love song

I have dreams where emotion takes me suddenly as lightning
and transcends all rational thought
and I wake believing that clarity, powerfully
I believe we can walk God's path on earth
important moments cut time into sides
just as a lightning streak divides the sky
you cut my life time between
hope and believing
and nothing may ever come close
so I'm going to test this feeling

your intelligence screams across the sky
your wit gives the ground it's color
your beautys for all to imbibe
but I see it in dimensions still invisible to others

so I sit my cheek on the hip of my guitar
to sing you this spell because I needed to tell
that they all made me feel like a puddle in a hoofprint
but you make me feel like a well

and we danced so long in conversation
laying all our intimacies bare
except this one
in nights of quiet contemplation
drifting into dream and you were there and it is done

and I never even had to give you a love song
and now that I'm here I don't want to spend your love song
Track Name: Anyone Can Get It
Anyone Can Get It

I'm writing backwards from an orgasm
To looking up your profile page
Just casually scrolling
Hoping for a few bawdy photos you haven't untagged

I really like this one in your wetsuit
Have any more like it
Without your nephews?

Anyone can get it
Anyone can get it
Even if you weren’t tagged in it
My love will find you

Anyone can get it
Anyone can get it
Anyone can get it
My love takes no cues

Now your hair is unkempt
And you’re elbow to wrist in colorful bracelets
You’re radiantly pale
In a paper thin top
Giving ample views of your side breast

Oh, i just got you’re in the hospital
Can i… never mind, i'll just get out my crop tool

Cause your mom was in it
And your dad was in it
And some tubes were in it
Oh what could they do?

Cause your mom was in it
And your dad was in it
And the doctors in it
My prayers are with you

But anyone can get it
My love takes no cues
And lesser sign three, lesser sign three