Blow Off The Steam

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Making beauty out of desolation when you're engulfed in flames

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released November 8, 2016

Zack Freitas // Blow Off The Steam

Personel: Zack Freitas, Maxim Crist, Matt Virak, Kelvin Shamy, Ryan Loomis, Brian Gibbs, Les Peirce, Nick Gulan.

All songs by Zack Freitas © Freakwincy Records 2016

Produced by Zack Freitas, Maxim Crist, Brian Gibbs

Recorded by Brian Gibbs at Tool Shed Studios, Morgan Hill CA
(Assistant engineer: Stephanie Patereau)

Except 1,2: Recorded in Ryan's garage by Ben Kilmer, Hollister CA
& Except 3: Recorded by Nick Gulan in his Man Cave, San Martin CA

Mixed and Mastered by Brian Gibbs & Stephanie Patereau at Tool Shed Studios

Artwork by Annika Earley and Zack Freitas

Thank you: Tool Shed Studios, The Loomis Family, Kizmet, Balanced Breakfast, Barb Rocks, Nemesis Media, Connie Sims, Johnny, Saint Francis Retreat, Joe Robinson, Jeff Lippold, Ridgemark, Catrin Wendt, Mimi, Alvin Freitas, Laura Purdie, Doug & Tina Purdie, Julie & Larry Crist, Susan & Tim Rider, Mike & Linda Smith, Greg Smith, Juliana Miller, The Davila's, Auntie Kat & Uncle Bruce, Hope Services, The Greer's, Honkey Donkey & The Heartbreaker, Evan Jiles, D.J. Adel, Absurdum, George Bonvie, Josh Ecksteen, Ben Kilmer, Nick Gulan, Annika Earley, Matt Haro. And thank you to everyone listening to the album.

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Zack Freitas Hollister, California

Zack Freitas is a Singer-Songwriter based in Hollister, CA. His second full length album, "Desolation Animals", coming soon to Bandcamp in October.

"Songwriting is a form of therapy. I honestly believe that music has saved my life more than once, and will continue to due so until the music industry tears me apart, but that's okay."
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Track Name: Behind My Hands Are Tied
Realize she’s been in bloom

As butterflies around our hearts

Break out of their caccoons

Spring time is about to start

Well the, moon shines, In her eyes

She’s divine that sort of, one and only kind

It aint no lie

For what it’s worth i’d like to try.

There are times when I

Don’t have enough sad songs to write

She made this one right

Behind My Hands Are Tied

Cuz she’s so fine, She’s so fine


If I were too soon

This fire may have not been sparked

We do a tango for two

Stranger at midnight beneath the stars


Well her faith and desire, takes me higher

Burning bright I’d like to see how we’d shine

Her grace is mine, but how on earth
am I her guy

Cuz I’m not


There are times when I

Don’t have enough sad songs to write

She made this one right

Behind My Hands Are Tied


When she spins the wheel

Lets me feel that this is a wonderful life

Love is real (Love is real)

But it don’t reveal what’s yours is paradise


So don’t think twice

Behind My Hands Are Tied

Roll those dice

Behind My Hands Are Tied

Cuz she’s so fine

She’s so fine

And she’s all mine

She’s all mine

Yeah right..

Yeah right..
Track Name: Gold & Green
Saw you laughing in the back of a car
The long black taxi's pick you up from the bar
To drive you crazy..
And I can't wait to wake up in a place that i don't recall

Bought her flowers just like you told me
That wont need water, when you're hungover
They'll last forever
But it's far too late to pull myself back together when it's 4 in the morning

Hope you recognize the fact that im a blackout star
And all i see, is Gold & Green
So don't worry about me
I'll just blow off the steam, with a glass of jim beam

Hope you recognize the fact that
Hope you recognize the fact that all i see
Is Gold & Green
Is Gold & Green
So don't worry about me

And all i see
Is Gold & Green
You're all i see until it's 4 in the morning
Till it's 4 in the morning
So don't worry about me
So don't worry about me
So don't worry about me
No don't worry about me

I'll just blow off the steam with a glass of Jim Beam until it's 4 in the morning...
Track Name: If You Don't Like Music Anymore
I Had a feeling this is gunna hurt
Like a wound i never had before
It's filling up my heart with dirt
But last night it felt so pure

I was dreaming that im gonna fall
head-first when i know much better
so I've gotta put my foot down

It's alright If You Don't Like Music Anymore
something died cuz all is fair in love and war
its not right, who am I, am I to you as you are me?

You didn't say that we're gunna burn
Like a star that will last forever
And pretty soon my heart will burst
And turn tonight into a million colors

A premonition i foresaw
But you could prove me wrong through this endeavor
However it's hard
If you don't know your worth
Or what you're going through

So far it's a dying art
Cuz your patience is always wasted on the fools
How hard can i make my heart
Cuz it's dangerous to let it be empty
In the darkness without your mercy...

It's alright If You Don't Like Music Anymore
something died cuz all is fair in love and war
its not right, who am I, am I to you as you are me?

It's alright If You Don't Like Music Anymore
Track Name: Beauty Is Hoping For You
Laura leaves the valley

Searching for a star

That’s been in the making

So good so far

Made it to the ocean

And had to depart

She said please listen

It’s not so hard..

Times change

Moment by moment

So don’t stay

Stuck in the image

That’s ugly

Beauty Is Hoping For You

Love’s a supernova

Burst through the dark

Coming back together

Im my arms

So hold me tender

Like a broken charm

That won’t surrender

An impeccable heart (awe)

And when it’s over

It’s gonna restart

With each other

On and on

On and off

And forgot

In the stars

Times change

Moment by moment

So don’t stay

Stuck in the image

That’s ugly

Beauty Is Hoping For You

Times change

Moment by moment

So don’t stay

Stuck in the image

That’s ugly

Beauty Is Hoping For You

Beauty Is Hoping For You

Beauty Is Hoping For You

Beauty Is Hoping For You

And you’re coming through….
Track Name: Little Boy Blue
Ghost horse came in looking for a friend

Said hey could he be where you've been

I said sorry lord it appears that I am

I said sorry lord it appears that I am

you're friend...

Small black Raven flew into my door

Broke both his wings and he never left the floor

I said sorry bird at least you can stand

I said sorry bird at least you can dance

Then I heard you howling at the moon

Little boy blue

I seen men that fought in the war

Come back half dead and some a little more

I say sorry man now what are we fighting for?

I say sorry man now what are we fighting for?

Caught white diamonds falling from the sky

Many-a-made of dreams that never came to the light

Don't be sorry now that's now way to live your life

Don't be sorry now that's no way to live your life; that's right

Then I heard you howling at the moon

Little boy blue

Little boy blue
Track Name: She Wants To Be My Guitar
She calls me up when it gets dark
And wants to know how far I'm going
A greyhound bus has stole my heart
No way I'm not mistaken
She Wants To Be My Guitar

Ghost in the pay-phone and every station
Just to see how well that I have been
A shattered star would surely be a sin
No way I'm not mistaken
She Wants To Be My Guitar

I try to run, I try to hide
When I become what she don't like
But what I'm gonna be
When she grabs hold of me
She better prepare for the worst
Just like I've rehearsed

The midnight sun has made it's mark
And takes away my one emotion
And breaks the day just like her heart
No way I'm not mistaken
She Wants To Be My Guitar
No way I'm not mistaken
She Wants To Be My Guitar
No way I'm not mistaken
She Wants To Be My Guitar

But what I'm gonna be...
When she grabs hold of me...
She better prepare for the worst....
Track Name: Typical Kind Of Guy
Never there when you're here
Never arrive on time
I don't mind, if you're aware
I'm not your Typical Kind Of Guy

Took a walk in the dark
Saw the flowers over-priced
It's your heart, I can't buy
I'm not your Typical Kind Of Guy
I'm doing you wrong when I want to do right
But all i have is lies now to keep you going
When I don't want to be
A liar to me too..

Always first to be burned
Always worse then getting better
It's a curse, that's my life
I'm not your Typical Kind Of Guy
I'm doing you wrong when I want to do right
But all i have is lies now to keep you going
When i don't want to be a liar to me too
Cuz nobody makes me happy, nobody like you
That I cannot lose...
That I cannot lose...
That I cannot lose....
Track Name: Goodbye Sunday
Sundown evening

The parting of the light

Your worn out body

It's time to say goodnight

And Goodbye Sunday

Everything's all right

Goodbye Sunday

Last call so hurry

This party's gonna die

The bottles empty

Full moon is on the rise

So Goodbye Sunday

Everything's alright

Goodbye Sunday

Ya know I'll miss you

till the end of the week

There's no one with me to keep-

To keep me happy

Get it over with quickly baby please

So Goodbye Sunday.....

You're uptown drinking

Going to the other side

Of blackout memories

The ones that you'd like to keep

So Goodbye Sunday

Everything's alright

Now goodbye Sunday

Cya on the weekend...
Track Name: Hapless Again
He’s got a five star broken heart & a pocket full of change he don’t want

In an open bar, he drinks too hard and winds up in a graveyard to haunt

In a false start, reverse in his actions, he’s just over-reacting again

And he screams out to whoever will listen, when he’s tired of bitching to his friends

They say you’re-

Sick in the head, giving it all to the art of being hapless again, and again and did-

You ever stop, to give it a thought to the odds that you’ve been falling apart

Just like they said

They went on and on and on

Just like they said

They went on and on and on…

There’s a fake face he’d like to erase but it’s coming back on every weekend

In the same way, it’s hard to explain that he like the fight but say that he don’t

Big deal, he’s fucked on first-square if he cant even take care of himself

Sometimes it’s nice to be real if you cant even feel like yourself


They say you’re-

Sick in the head, giving it all to the art of being hapless again, and again and did-

You ever stop, to give it a thought to the odds that you’ve been falling apart

They say you’re-

Sick in the head, giving it all to the art of being hapless again, and again and did-

You ever stop, to give it a thought to the odds that you’ve been falling apart

Now did you give it a thought?

That you’ve been falling apart

Did you give it a thought

That you’ve been falling apart

Just like they said,

They went on and on and on

Just like they said,

They went on and on and on…
Track Name: Love Is Like Glue
Old love is like glue

It gets on me and I can't even move

But for what I know

I suppose I'm just a joke now

That never once stuck by you

It's not that easy to do

Falling in and out of love with you

But for what it's worth

I suppose I'm just a jerk now

That never once stuck by you

You could say that we're through

But I can tell if you're not telling the truth

From the plates that you throw

You just want to be alone

Because we stuck too close

Up-and-down the merry-go-round

We enjoyed it for a while

Throwing rings in the mouth of a clown

And he never once drew a smile

Old love is like glue

It gets on me and I can't even move

But for what I know

I suppose I'm just a ghost now

That never once stuck by you

And either way I'm just a loser

That never once stuck by you

Because your love's like glue
Track Name: Better Than Before
Have a look at me
Take what you please and go
I'm just a piece of meat
If you don't have enough on your bones
So tell me what you see
I know it's just another photograph
That you've been burning in your sleep
But it keeps on coming back

So you say leave it alone
But i know it's me that you've been burning
Every night all along
You be the beast, I'll be the burden
I won't have it anymore
I've been Better Than Before

Let us have another drink
Of what it was to feel a sweet thing
Everything is but a dream
Reality is just a nightmare
People tell me 'You're a curse'
It works in reverse and what you touch is ruined
This gold is the worst
Getting old, a hint of jaded

Ashes to ashes
A pyre, I'm glad that
You put me on your cross
And I wont call it a loss
I'm just the word that you toss

So you say leave it alone
But i know it's me that you've been burning
Every night all along
You be the beast, I'll be the burden
I won't have it anymore
I've been Better Than Before
And never for you
Nah never for you..
Never for you..

I've been Better Than Before...
Better Than Before..
And never for you...
Never for you...
Track Name: Crystal Ball
Your options are open

Just the way you like them

Behind the path is broken

like a condemned hymn

Take your pick of poison

there's nothing like it

There's no vision and your crystal ball

For all your poor decisions

See there's no vision at all

In your crystal ball

Your words are spoken

without a problem

- The problem, what's the problem?

But I found a way to make

my ears go numb

Without a voice of reason that you'll discredit

There's no vision in your crystal ball

For all you're poor decisions

See there's no vision at all

Left me in a cloud of mayhem

Of growing up and going down

You can have the crown

and be the victim

Of not enough

While you're still around

Now you'll never back out

And you'll never back down

Just caught you're sickness

And I want to protect it

You just missed this bitterness

And I won't forget it

For the treason you commit; enjoy it

There's no vision in your crystal ball

For all your poor decisions

See there's no vision at all

For all your poor decisions

See there's no vision at all

In your crystal ball

See there's no vision at all

In your crystal ball

See there's no vision at all

In your crystal ball..
Track Name: Big Lie
Ive been looking at my life a whole new way
Standing on the sidelines i seem out of place
When you look at me you see
Everything that i want to be
Never perfect so i don't even want to try
I say i feel fine
I feel fine

Standing on the ledge and now im taking the fall
Stepping off the edge i saw the end of it all
Double-think you caught the best of me
All you got was my enemy
The truth
Never perfect so i don't even want to try
I say i feel fine
I feel fine
Cuz it's not my life
It's all one Big Lie

I say i feel fine
I feel fine
Cuz it's not my life
It's all one Big Lie

I say i feel fine
I feel fine...