Spiral

by Casey Frensz

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All music composed, performed, and mixed by Casey Frensz at his home in Minneapolis, MN during February 2017.

Profits support the music program at Upper Mississippi Academy in St. Paul, MN.

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released March 3, 2017

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Casey Frensz is a multi-instrumentalist and music educator in Minneapolis, MN.

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Track Name: If
If, upon my waking eyes
I’d find yours gazing into mine
Then I could rise
Forgetting time
And pass the days in thoughts sublime

Lose the reason-
Keep the rhyme
Remind me why me soul does climb
Don’t let our love become a crime
For I have tasted your sweet wine
Track Name: Love is Forever
When they tell you love is forever
Does that include yesterday
And all the times before you knew
The one who met your eye

Was it waiting in the wilderness
And counting all the ways
Our paths could cross
And we’d combine
And give our fate a try

Was there ever a world without you?
Was I ever truly alone?
It seems we came into the world
As two

When they tell you love is forever
Does that include yesterday
And all the times before you knew
The one who met your eye

Was it waiting in the wilderness
And counting all the ways
Our paths could cross
And we’d combine
And give our fate a try

Was there ever a doubt within me?
The truth was always known
The cosmos set my soul
En route for you

When they tell you love is forever
Does that include yesterday
And all the times before you knew
The one who met your eye

Was it waiting in the wilderness
And counting all the ways
Our paths could cross
And we’d combine
And give our fate a try
Track Name: The Truth
The story of a lasting love runs deep beneath the ground we walk
Rivers run between our thoughts and offer up their helpful talk

It flows about us in our veins and fills us with a warming glow
It circulates and demonstrates a feeling that I’ve come to know

A feeling that I’ve learned to find
Throughout the world and in my mind
A feeling that can overflow
When you come by and say hello

I find myself more satisfied
The longer we sit side by side
Each stride we take brings life anew
I couldn’t hide my love for you

Your gentle face reflects the stars,
Your laugh rings out like sweet guitars
You are the qualities I see
When love is what’s surrounding me

Your tender touch reminds me why
The breeze’s gentle lullaby
Is bliss for restless dreamy eyes
Oh what a prize your sweetness is
Why deny a love like this?

You are the shady afternoon
The blissful kiss, the crescent moon
You make a lovely story shine
Within these searching eyes of mine


You are the book I can’t put down
You are the one who stole my frown
You make me strong you make proud
You make me want to sing out loud

I find myself more satisfied
The longer we sit side by side
Each stride we take brings life anew
I couldn’t hide my love for you

I’m so glad I’ve finally found the truth
Beauty and magic and romance and you
Track Name: Together
There’s nothing like it
Nothing like being with you
the way our hips align
the way our woes unwind

There’s nothing like it
When your fingers are in mine
And you’re sitting at my side
And there’s nothing to hide

Let’s be together babe
I’d never want to be
Without you here
So stay with me

Let’s be forever babe
I’d never want to be
Without you here
So stay with me

There’s nothing like it
Calling your name
When I feel you around
And my heart starts to pound

There’s nothing like it
Knowing that when I’m asleep
Though dreams may lead me astray
You’re by my side to stay

Let’s be together babe
I’d never want to be
Without you here
So stay with me

Let’s be forever babe
I’d never want to be
Without you here
So stay with me
Track Name: Webs
We unwound
And spun webs around town
With the silky threads
Of thoughts unbound

You removed my crown
To run your fingers through my hair
And I was blissfully unaware
Of all but the tingling pleasure there

Until a stare
catches my eyes
And I realize
Even kings can cry

And I’ll forget your fingertips
And I’ll forget the words and you said
And I’ll forget the little songs
That sprang up in my head

And I’ll forget the little sighs
You whispered in my ear
But I’ll recall your sparkling laugh
And I’ll recall the tears


I wasn’t sure why
I could have tried
To apologize
But my words were lost
In frost and sighs

But the breeze sweeps the wetness
From under my eyes
And much to my surprise
I hear no lies

And I’ll forget your fingertips
And I’ll forget the words and you said
And I’ll forget the little songs
That sprang up in my head

And I’ll forget the little sighs
You whispered in my ear
But I’ll recall your sparkling laugh
And I’ll recall the tears

You whisper your truth
As secrets are signed
And I’ll find my light
While our web rewinds

The lights fade away
And fingertips stray
Only secrets stay
Memories for a rainy day
Track Name: Life Becomes a Looking Glass
Life becomes a looking glass
I start to pass right through the walls
And oceans call

With pitches that are stretched by time
And wishes that were never mine
I slide into a past sublime

You’re old
You’ve sold
Your soul
The hole
You tore
Is more
Than your poor heart
can take

We fake emotions on the fly
And wonder why we cease to care
When we’re left dead and unaware
Just where we left the time to try

Your heart
Might start
To break in mine
As falling sand leaks out of time
Track Name: Little Clay Pots
Clay pots and kittens
Twist their way
Into my thoughts
and paint my dreamscapes
with the terracotta blues

In my arms
Or in my head
Maybe it’s the same-
It’s not the same
I’m not with you

So I hide myself
In hallowed halls
Her paintings on the walls
My poems on the shelf

I listen to my mind
All these blinking lights
Blurring in between these
Little bouts of second sight

Maybe on another day
Death ignores us all
Today he’s here to stay, though
Today we take the fall

So I hide myself
in hallowed halls
Her paintings on the walls
my poems on the shelf

Maybe on another day
Death ignores us all
But we can’t get away, no
Our backs are to the wall

Maybe on another day
Death ignores us all
Today he’s here to stay

Hide myself
In hallowed halls
Her paintings on the walls
My poems on the shelf
Track Name: Another Day
I never really thought I’d sing the same sad story
I never knew this song was just for you
You never seemed to care, but I always did my best
You never really let me break on through

I turned around and found what I thought had been myself
And found another loophole to crawl through
Just another day where I watched it turn to grey again
Just to try to get to you

Didn’t really mind when I didn’t ever find my way
Never really cried cuz I thought you’d always try to stay
I’ll survive another day
I’ll survive another day

I tried to look through a picture of you my friend
I tried to remember when I felt like it wouldn’t end
If you come back I’m gone, I turn around
Just in time to see who else you’ve found

Didn’t really mind when I didn’t ever find my way
Never really cried cuz I thought you’d always try stay
I’ll survive another day
I’ll survive another day
Track Name: She's Never There
Next time around
I want the real deal
Not the secondhand love you sold

I want the love that was promised to me
The kind that’s gonna set me free
Not the lackluster love you know

Next time around
I won’t hide from the lies
and a heart that’s not made of gold

I’ll find the one who’s still waiting for me
Passing the hours while sand slides to sea
And I’ll smile while the story is told

But I always remember
That she’s not there
Never was, never will be
She moves like the air
She’s all around me
She’s everywhere
But whenever I look
She’s never there

Next time around
I’m gonna open my eyes
And take a deep look in your soul

I gotta see what you think about me
I gotta see who you want me to be
I gotta know if lovin you is gonna build me up or dig me a hole

Next time around
I’m gonna look for the truth
And the lover who will watch me grow old

I’ll find the one who was destined for me
And we can have each other’s company
And laugh about the feelings we hold

Yes I always remember
That she’s not there
Never was, never will be
She moves like the air

She’s all around me
She’s everywhere
But whenever I look
She’s never there

She speaks to me but she doesn’t exist
She kisses my cheek with morning mist
She tugs at my fingers and messes my hair
I turn around, she was never there
Track Name: Spiral
It’s been ten years since my heart was first broken
I suppose it was time to break it again
I wouldn’t want to forget
the way that first day
I watched my muse
turn and hurry away

I suppose it’s time
For a spiral to end
Back where it started
By losing a friend

I suppose it’s time
For a spiral to end
Back where it started
I’ll miss you my friend

It’s been ten years since I laid pen to page
And tried to work out how I felt
Is it different this time?
Or is the dance the same
Rhythms and rhymes will tell
And muffle out your name

I suppose it’s time
For a spiral to end
Back where it started
By losing a friend

I suppose it’s time
For a spiral to end
Back where it started
I’ll miss you my friend

It’s been ten years since I sang the sad songs
I’d almost forgotten that voice
I’d never want to lose
all the beauty I found
When suddenly my love
was nowhere around

I suppose it’s time
For a spiral to start
My old love is ended
Best open my heart

I suppose it’s time
For a spiral to start
My old love is ended
Best open my heart
Track Name: Grow
I bleed, and then
My roots extend
And slashes mend
And winter shines a sun

All I have
Is only what I need
Plant another seed
And grow