The Real Me

by Frank Shiner

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The debut album from Frank Shiner, produced by Gary Katz (Steely Dan).
Includes the two Top 5 Hits, Feels Like Home and the title track.
New album being released in March 2017.


released September 5, 2016

Produced by Gary Katz. Includes songs by Elvis Costello, Randy Newman, Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry, Jimmy Webb and Doc Pomus and Dr. John.



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Without question, popular performer Frank Shiner (winner of two L.A. Music Critic Awards) has demonstrated his finely-honed ability to put his own unique stamp on classic material previously recorded by others via his sophomore album, LONELY TOWN, LONELY STREET. Turning in stellar performances on songs popularized by such artists as The Rascals, Sam & Dave, Elton John and Bill Withers/

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Track Name: Temptation
Rusted brandy in a diamond glass
Everything is made from dreams
Time is made from honey slow and sweet
Only the fools know what it means
I can't resist
I just know that she is made of smoke
But I've lost my way
She knows that I am broke
But that I must play
Temptation, yeah
I can't resist
I just can't resist
Dutch pink and Italian blue
She is there and waiting for you
My will has disappeared
My confusion is oh-so clear
I can't
Track Name: A World I Never Made
The late show is over
And the city is fast asleep
And I'm lost in a world
That's just too cold and deep
I've turned so many ways
I'm spinning like a top
I wish that I could get off
Or get this world to stop
I'm a stranger and afraid
I'm a stranger and afraid
I'm a stranger and afraid
In a world I never made
I'm always chasing dragons
With a sword that's made of tin
So I know in my soul
There's no way I can win
I tried, oh I tried
Track Name: Feels Like Home
Randy Newman
Something in your eyes
Makes me want to lose myself
Makes me want to lose myself
In your arms
There's something in your voice
Makes my heart beat fast
Hope this feeling lasts
The rest of my life
If you knew how lonely my life has been
And how low I've felt for so long
If you knew how I wanted someone
To come along
And change my life the way you've done
Feels like home to me
Feels like home to me
Feels like I'm all the way back where I come from
Feels like home to me
Feels like home to me
Feels like I'm all the way back where I belong
A window breaks
Down a long dark street
And a siren wails in the night
But I'm alright 'cause I have you here with me
And I can almost see
Through the dark there's a light
If you knew how much this moment
Means to me
And how…
Track Name: Brand New Day
When all the dark clouds roll away
And the sun begins to shine
I see my freedom from across the way
And it comes right in on time
Well it shines so bright and it gives so much light
And it comes from the sky above
Make me feel so free make me feel like me
And it lights my life with love
And it seems like (seems like) and it feels like (feels like)
And it seems like (seems like), yes it feels like (feels like)
A brand new day
A brand new day, yeah, yeah
I was lost and double crossed
With my hands behind my back
I was longtime hurt and thrown in the dirt
Shoved out on the railroad track
I've been used, abused and so confused
And I didn't have nowhere to run
But I stood and looked
And my eyes got hooked
On that beautiful morning sun
And it
Track Name: Almost Blue
Almost blue
Almost doing things we used to do
There's a girl here and she's almost you, almost
All the things that your eyes once promised
I see in hers too
Now your eyes are red from crying

Almost blue
Flirting with this disaster became me
It named me as the fool who only aimed to be

Almost blue
It's almost touching it will almost do
There is part of me that's always true...always
Not all good things come to an end now it is only a chosen few
I've seen such an unhappy couple

Almost me
Almost you
Almost blue
Songwriters: COSTELLO, ELVIS
Almost Blue lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Track Name: It's a Sin When You Love Somebody
Now the Lord, he'll forgive you for cheating
And the Lord, he'll forgive you if you lie
Yes, he'll forgive and he'll help you to live
But he sure frowns down soundly on you and I.
It must be a sin when you love somebody
Damned if you don't, twice damned if you do
It must be a sin when you love somebody
As much as I'm lovin' you.
Now the Lord, he's known, and for his kindness
He's always willing to set a sinner free (set a sinner free)
He'll save your soul and he'll make you whole
But I don't see no angels comin' down
Shinin' their light on you and me.
It must be a sin when you love somebody
Damned if you don't, twice damned if you do
It must be a sin when you love somebody
As much as I'm lovin' you...
Track Name: Nobody
Who knows my secret broken
Who feels my flesh when I am gone
Who was a witness to the dream
Who kissed my eyes and saw the scream
Lying there

Who is my reason to begin
Who plows the earth, who breaks the skin
Who took my two hands and made them four
Who is my heart, who is my door
Nobody but you, girl
Nobody but you
Nobody in this whole wide world

Who makes the bed that can't be made
Who is my mirror, who's my blade
When I am rising like a flood
Who feels the pounding in my blood

Nobody but you
Nobody but you
Nobody in this whole wide world
Nobody, girl
Track Name: To Turn You On
I could show you in a word
If I wanted to
A window on a world
With a lovely view
From close up inside a single room
With an open book aside
Like you read in school
It's so easy, believe me
When you need fun
I do anything to turn you on
Anything to turn you on
Is it raining in New York
On Fifth Avenue
And off Broadway after dark
Love the lights don't you
I could walk you through the park
If you're feeling blue
Or whatever
Spring Summer whenever
Winter through Fall
I'd do anything to turn you on
Anything to turn you on
I could…
Track Name: Long Long Day
It's been a long, long day
I got some run-down shoes
Ain't got no place to stay
But any old place will be okay
It's been a long, long day
Oh my love
I sure been on this road
Done nearly fourteen years
Can't say my name's well known
You don't see my face in rolling stone
But I sure been on this road
My love
Slow motion
Half a dollar bill
Jukebox in the corner
Shooting to kill
Track Name: (Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night
Well you gassed her up
Behind the wheel
With your arm around your sweet one
In your Oldsmobile
Barrelin' down the boulevard
You're looking for the heart of Saturday night
And you got paid on Friday
And your pockets are jinglin'
And you see the lights
You get all tinglin' cause you're cruisin' with a six
And you're looking for the heart of Saturday night
Then you comb your hair
Shave your face
Tryin' to wipe out ev'ry trace
All the other days
In the week you know that this'll be the Saturday
You're reachin' your peak
Stoppin' on the red
You're goin' on the green
'Cause tonight'll be like nothin'
You've ever seen
And you're barrelin' down the boulevard
Lookin' for the heart of Saturday night
Tell me is the crack of the pool balls, neon buzzin'?
Telephone's ringin',…
Track Name: I'm Your Man
If you want a lover
I'll do anything you ask me to
And if you want another kind of love
I'll wear a mask for you
If you want a partner
Take my hand
Or if you want to strike me down in anger
Here I stand
I'm your man
If you want a boxer
I will step into the ring for you
And if you want a doctor
I'll examine every inch of you
If you want a driver
Climb inside
Or if you want to take me for a ride
You know you can
I'm your man
Ah, the moon's too bright
The chain's too tight
The beast won't go to sleep
I've been running through these promises to you
That I made and I could not keep
Ah but a man never got a woman back
Not by begging on his knees
Or I'd crawl to you baby
And I'd fall at your feet
And I'd howl at your beauty
Like a dog in heat
And I'd claw at your heart
And I'd…