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FRONZ ARP IS A TINY CROOKED ORCHESTRA

by Fronz Arp

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"... a complex and original singer with a vocal palette of exceptional range and intensity, from the purist sophisticated falsetto to the most plaintive heart-rending tones. He has a truly amazing voice. New York and then America will discover him I am sure..." Sam Cutler (former tour manager for the Rolling Stones and manager of the Grateful Dead)

"It’s easy to figure out where the David Bowie comparisons come from after hearing just a few notes from Fronz Arp. The poppy sound and catchy beats certainly bring to mind one of Britain’s finest" - The Indie Mine, 2013

Throughout 2012, I began a songwriting project designed to push my capabilities as a songwriter, producer and musician. In Fronz Arp is a Tiny Crooked Orchestra, I released a song every two weeks, produced in as high a quality as possible on my minimal home studio (mostly based around Protools and a Shure Beta58 microphone) and distributed to Itunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and all good online stores.

In the end there were 27 songs released for the project. The rest appear in VOLUME 2

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released 25 January 2013
All songs written, produced and performed by Fronz Arp. Except "Won't Back Down (Reckless)" additional vocals by Emma Dean
All graphic design by Fronz Arp

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Fronz Arp New York, New York

The strange machine which is Fronz Arp grinds like a tattered, angry little hurdy gurdy. With dramatic jaunt and seesawing melodies that have been compared to weird-pop wonders, such as David Bowie and Tom Waits

“...songs full of drama and action, designed to get pulses racing and yet still sounding both intricate and adventurous” Rave Magazine
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Track Name: Monsters Inside
I couldn't tell us apart
Where I end and we start
I don't see it I don't see it
An antibiotic hole
The cracks that go through my skull
I don't see it I don't see it
I pinch a sciatic nerve
My feet scatter on the floor
I don't see it I don't see it
I itch and my stomach burns
Depending on what we learn
I don't see it I don't see it

A found myself at another great divide
Where lonely is just another place to hide
From the Monsters Inside
Who can tell by the way you comb your hair
That you're tongue tied
Track Name: 33
Found out today when I turned 33
Even though I'm getting older I keep fucking up
And time flies away from old guarantees
I was a different person then, I'm no longer myself

I pulled my chest apart to find an answer in my heart
Now not a day goes by that I don't question my own worth
So leave me in the doorway with my skeleton exposed

I don't want to live without it
Even if we have to go insane
If I cannot live without it
I only have myself to blame

Found out the day that I turned 33
Though I think I'm getting smarter I keep fucking up
Sweeping up with the history I've shattered on the floor
I've taken on the shapes of these remaining broken things
It all seems to exist around the corners of my eyes and
Disappear like chaos when I turn to see its face

I don't want to live without it
Even if we have to go insane
If I cannot live without it
I only have myself to blame

Though I wanted it it seems
It came as no surprise
Tough I wanted it, it seems
It is so hard to find

I don't want to live without it
Even if we have to go insane
If I cannot live without it
I only have myself to blame
Track Name: Gravity (What it Feels Like)
Well my instincts burn
And my head is full
As we climbed until the street lost its faces

We stood our ground
From the grandest height
And threw our secrets out to the sky

Where they hung like crows
So black against the clouds
I could hear them whispering on and on

Is this what it feels like dying
Is it fast and cold
And I can't be with a man like you

When we cried our names
into the atmosphere
We could hear our voices echo back again

From the suns and stars
The sattelites and years
So we won't get lost we won't get lost

Is this what it feels like dying
Is it fast and cold
And I can't be with a love like you

And as the darkness drew closer
The haze fell from our eyes
So I can see where we're going too

We imagine what our bones would feel
In the weigthless pull of gravity
Track Name: Just Because You Want it All
Look at us love, unraveling
Everything frayed like burning
Tangled and tied by a spider
And just because you want it all
On your shoulders
And just because you want it all
I won't screw you over

Look at us fall from our great height
Tumbling down, crashing down
We litter the ground like broken bones
And just because you want it all
On your shoulders
And just because you want it all
I won't screw you over

Though we're locked inside
There is no place to hide

How I want you

I was angry I was scared
But covered in blood of our mistakes
And just because you want it all
On your shoulders
And just because you want it all
I won't fuck you over

Though we're locked inside
There is no place to hide

How I want you

And just because I want it all
I won't fuck you over
And just because it shines like gold
In the morning
I would not abandon you
I would not abandon you
Just because we're unraveling
Track Name: Magnolia
Magnolia
Don't go outside alone
Because I'm afraid you'll be
In mortal danger
There are monsters, freaks and whores
Who pray on lonely souls
And I'm afraid you'll be
In mortal danger

Because creeping around where us ordinary people live
Are men with knives and guns in hand
Who stand at the windows looking in from the outside
On our mothers, lovers, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons and me

Magnolia
If you sneak away tonight
I'm afraid you'll need
A guardian angel
Because intentions wrapped in words
That slide from devils tongue
And I'm afraid you'll need
A guardian angel
I'm afraid you'll be
In mortal danger

Because creeping around where us ordinary people live
Are men with knives and guns in hand
Who stand at the windows looking in from the outside
On our mothers, lovers, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons and me

I know that your worried
That you want the things you haven't got
To be the things that you are not
Well I've been in that place before
If I could wear your skin around my neck
And take you walking in my shoes
Magnolia you'd see its all a trick
To catch you when your
Down and out falling down
When you don't want to know
Track Name: Traffic
The traffic in the morning drives you crazy
The radio drones like a poet
They found a baby in a dumpster
In the backstreets of Harlem
Now they're playing your favorite songs

A police car screams by like a banshee
And I just about remember Little China
How we woke up in our clothes
Wrapped around each other
Doesn't make it easier to get up

No were else to hide

I keep coming back o the same places
Like the Zombies that ride the subway end to end
Their eyes deep and dark
Like the tunnels the disappear down
And I can't help thinking I'm looking at myself

With nowhere left to hide
Track Name: On My Side
Be yourself like no one else
Is looking on
Is staring down
I've been there alone before
I know you want to disappear
To start again
Well arm yourself
I've been there alone before

But stay on my side
I'll be what you've needed
Stay on my side
The bandage while I'm bleeding

Be yourself like no one else
Is listening
Can hear you sing
I've been there alone before
I don't know where you go
When trouble comes and beats at your door
I've been there before

But stay on my side
I'll be what you've needed
Stay on my side
The bandage while I'm bleeding

You itch in your sleep
And you toss and turn
In your twisted sheets
Your skin still burns
And you can't switch off
To the chaos around
It drags you down
There's a fire in your head
And you're drowning for water
Its stolen your bed
why don't you stay
Track Name: Love in Animation
I am a stranger I am too thin
I am a spirit out of skin
So ride me through the dark
I am a burden I am a sin
I am a demon tied up within
So free me in time

Wait, give me love in animation
That crashes like lightning to the ground
I found it but took it all for granted
Wrapped it up in gauze
When can I see you again

I am a hero with brittle bones
I am a star but shining alone
I am a rich man I am too poor
I had it all but I wanted more
So free me, take me all apart

Wait, give me love in animation
That crashes like lightning to the ground
I found it but took it all for granted
Wrapped it up in gauze
When can I see you again

I am a stranger I am too thin
I am a spirit out of skin
I am a burden I am a sin
I am a demon tied up within

Wait, give me love in animation
That crashes like lightning to the ground
I found it but took it all for granted
Wrapped it up in gauze
When can I see you again
Track Name: Won't Back Down (Reckless)
Reckless heart
Oh my god what will we do when fear catches up
My reckless heart
Turns us upside down and tears us piece by piece apart
My reckless heart
Waiting on a fairytale a story told
There's
But I won't back down
Or lose control
I won't back down
From anything that stands in my our way

Until I know what I want
Until I know what I want
Could is tear us apart
Could it tear

If it found us in the dark
With cruel intent to prove
Could it tear us apart
Could it tear

Now with weapons in or hands
And fire in our ribs
Could it tear us apart
Could it tear

Reckless heart
Oh my god what will we do when fear creeps up

I won't back down
Track Name: All of the Money in the World
If I had all the money in the world
Could I buy your heart if you became another girl
Could you hold me for no other reason then the reason for our love
Would we be any better off

If I had all of the money in the world
Would I talk of peace among the quiet men of war
Would I build a wall to keep the shadows of my enemies away
Would we be any better off

If I had it all
Is it what I needed?
Just throw it all away

If I had all the money in the world
I'd buy the tallest building just to see the city turn
And from my cloudy perch I'd watch the people as they run about their days
But would we be any better off

If I had it all
Is it what I needed?
Just throw it all away

Are we starving are we late
With a baby on the way
Is it falling around our eyes
Are the walls about to cave
Are we standing on our own
Is there help upon the way
Is there hope upon the way
Is it all about it change

If I had it all
Is it what I needed?
Just throw it all away
Track Name: Never Let Me Go
Never let me go
Even when you're hanging by our nails
And our bloodied hands might fail
Never let me go
Even when the tide is too strong
And you cannot hang on

I searched the whole town for what I needed
I searched the whole town but couldn't see it
Now I know we're enough

Never let me go
Even when the stars collide
And threaten to explode
Never let me go
Even when god reaches down from heaven
And steals you from my arms
And leaves you with the devil
As he whispers... whispers...

I searched the whole world for what I needed
I searched the whole world but couldn't see it
Now I know we're enough