Live in an Empty Theatre

by Fronz Arp

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In November 2011, I entered the Red Box theatre space in Sydney to record a live, solo collection of songs including material from all my releases, including several new songs.
I haven't done many shows through 2012, due to my on-going 2012 writing project, Fronz Arp is a Tiny Crooked Orchestra, in which I've been releasing a song every 2 weeks throughout the year. So I thought I'd make the audio from this recording available. Thanks to the wisdom and advice of industry veteran Sam Cutler and the visual genius of Sydney-based Cinematographer Steve Munro, the videos look amazing and are available to view on youtube

www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgjDtCX_VNkgENWSnWvhVcKLbn-DC1lM7&feature=plcp

Also check out Steve's work at wide-angle.tv
And some insights from Sam career in the music business at samcutler.com

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released November 30, 2012

All songs written and performed by Fronz Arp
Cinematography, camera operation and post production by Steve Munro
Advice and assistance from Sam Cutler

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Fronz Arp Brisbane, Australia

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: A Shy Bird
A shy bird sat in an oaken tree
And drawn like a man to the violent sea
My heartbeat stilled as she sang to me

I caught her with my hand outreached
And held her, so she’s mine to keep
And now her song will never cease

Oh what a joy
What a friend
Lend me your love
As though I intent
Oh what a toy
What a man
I’ve become
To hold for too long

The moonlight fell on an empty scene
A silence where she used to be
A ghost left by the unreleased
And like a lover lost will never be the same
And as the sunlight from the sky must surely fade
So does the singing of a shy bird in a cage
Track Name: More for a Woman to Lose
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I went down to the streets within this town
That I probably didn't see until you fell
Where whores and men burn the world as they descend
And hand in hand dance their way to hell
Despite the cares that war within my head
I cannot turn away until I see
The final deed as she goes down on her knees
And at that moment our eyes meet

But I don't worry
Because its one thing for a man to choose
Between the heart he believes and the lover he leaves
But its more for a woman to lose

Skin and bone as I turned from the unknown
And ran before its teeth had sunken in
And anger burned like a fire building slow
And in that furnace my heart hardened
So emerging from the stone came justice and her scales
Blindfolded with vengeance, crying for repentance
But oh how I despair for you, I despair for you
Because maybe you're not the person you thought I would be

But I don't worry
Because its one thing for a man to choose
Between the heart he believes and the lover he leaves
But its more for a woman to lose

I'm just a discarded wife
I'll erase my old life
And I'll come back ready to survive
Track Name: When We Were 17 (Jessie)
Jessie took too many pills when we were 17
But she didn't mean to kill herself in my opinion
Because in her hands the police found a gold engagement ring
The type a teenage boy can just afford

And there were 2 dead girls lying on the bed
One I knew and one I never met
And how I wish I knew you

They took her to the hospital as fast as they could drive
Although her brain was dead they tried to keep her heart alive
A moment gave so they could save the baby left inside
But soon enough they turned off the machine

And there were 2 dead girls lying on the bed
One I knew and one I never met
But how I wish I knew you

But you had to go
And leave me alone
Now I'm far from home

What about our baby Jessie
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: Tessa Hates Her Body
Tessa hates her body so she traps in a bold disuise
From behind it she can’t look me in the eyes

And if it breaks when it falls
Are the pieces left enough
Why don’t you stay
Why don’t you stay

Tessa hates her body she attacks it with a cold despair
And the lines she carves in her arms never disappear

You were lying on the floor
So I sewed your wrists close
Why don’t you stay
Why don’t you stay

There’s a pressure on my chest
There’s a pressure on my chest
Why don’t you stay
Why don’t you stay

Look what I’ve become
I’m just a strangers face in the mirror
And I’m calling out
I’m calling out
I’m calling out behind you
But you’re running like you can’t escape

Why don’t you stay
Track Name: live recording, solo, sydney, australia, red box, self-produced, acoustic guitar, indie folk, - If I Ever (Crashing Down)
There's a knife in my heart and a storm in my head
where our consciences meet there our politics end
in a candle of fear that explodes like a bomb
and the aftershocks ring with a rhythm that beats like a drum

It all came crashing down
but I never meant any harm
just wanted to get away
and God help you if I ever come here again

Carbon monoxide a cloud overhead
that erases the sun and raises the dead
how the blood on my hands bears the reassuring weight of a gun

It all came crashing down
but I never meant any harm
just wanted to get away
and God help you if I ever come here again

Turn around now you've got to turn and run away
Track Name: Don't Let Go
Don't let go, you've always got tomorrow
To cry your tears out and tell me of your sorrow
Hold your hands up for all the hurts you've borrowed
Your loves and fears, your movements haunt me still
You've always got tomorrow

You've it's been running around your head
It's all running around your head

Don't flee the wolves from which you hide
You may escape but it'll leave you on the outside
I've been waiting searching through my sorrows
And love I fear your movements haunt me still

Cause it's been running around my head
Your still running around my head
Don't let go

Don't let go, you've always got tomorrow
To cry your tears out and tell me of your sorrow
Hold your hands up for all the hurts you've borrowed
Won't let go, so don't let go
Track Name: To Make Up For Lost Time
I am trying to make up for lost time
Though I only end up falling behind
Track Name: Love is a Cruel Machine
Love is a cruel machine
So get it out of my hands

Winches sneeze
my heart is pumping like a piston’s scream
keeps me spinning round and round
like wheels that are turning ‘til we’re Upside-down
carbon, breathing lead and sound
steel is bending under shifting walls
tears are dry before they fall
but it doesn’t matter much to me

My blood is pumping like a train that is thumping
Like a rhythm is jumping hear it… 1… 2… 1… 2…
My eye is twitching like a whore who is twisting on the floor
I can hear them
Love is a cruel machine
Track Name: Car Crash
Car crash on the freeway
I'm rolling around in a hurricane
But before you walk away
Before you walk away

If you care for me
If you care for me
If you care for me
Get me out?

Car crash on the interstate
Words with the sound of heart ache
But before you can escape
Before you can escape

If you care for me
Get me out?

Just a minute though
Another love has grown bitter cold
And silent like inertia we'll fall into place
He stared into a mirror
And found a life that was frozen still
Blinded by the lights of oncoming disdain
Just get me out
Just get me out

If you care for me
Would you wait for me
Would you cry for me
Would you lie for me
Would you die for me