FREDDIE WON THE TOSS

by Will Connolly

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released July 8, 2017

FREDDIE WON THE TOSS
by Will Connolly

All songs written by Will Connolly
Co-writers & additional arrangements: Jodnyl & Damon Daunno
Recorded at The Club Casa, Brooklyn, NY, from March-June 2017
Mixed by Jodnyl & Will Connolly
Engineered by Jodnyl
Mastered by Jodnyl
Recorded with: Logic / Maschine / Ableton / Output Exhale / Xfer Records Serum / Native Instruments / Komplete Kontrol / Fender Tele Delux guitar / Gretsch electric guitar / Tiesco bass / Cordoba Ukulele / Copperphone / Neumann / Sterling Audio / AKG

Samples:
"Come On, Willie"
Merryville High School, Merryville, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana
Made available by Pond5 Public Domain.

"Planet Man", episode “Must Obey Zen."
Made available by Old Time Radio Researchers Group.

"Fred Lening vs. Mike Limongello (Championship Game 1/3)"
Firestone's Bowl-a-rama center in Akron, Ohio.
Commentators: Fred Wolf & Nelson Burton Jr.
Made available by International Bowling & Museum Hall of Fame.

"Voice Memo 2017-04-10" from Melinda Connolly.

A quick note:

This record was conceived from a game.
A game that fell apart.
I suppose this record is about that game.
But more importantly, I think
This record is about friendship
Coping with defeat
And whatever it takes
To keep playing.

Dedicated to
MDKJ
DD / DJG / MCM
Eternal thanks.
Your baby brother,
wpc

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Actor / Writer / Musician living in Brooklyn, originally from Montclair, NJ.

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Track Name: EUROPE
"Come on, Willie...
Don't lose the ball..."

BEDSIDE
THE FLAT MORNING LIGHT BRIGHTENING
PERFECT
FAMILIAR & FRIGHTENING

PART-TIME
MUTERS IN A SINGLE FILE
MISLED
BUSINESS WITH A BROKEN DIAL

YOU WERE NEVER ENOUGH
HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE
WHEN YOU CAN'T EVEN KEEP UP?
I KNOW IT'S TOUGH BUT
YOU'RE UP

PAST TIME
STILL WAITING TO BE REASSIGNED
"HAS-BEEN"
DESCENDING IS HARDER THAN THE CLIMB

JUST ONE STEP AT A TIME
HOW CAN YOU CONTINUE
WHEN YOU ARE SO FAR BEHIND?
OPEN YOUR EYES
YOU'RE UP

HEY
MAYBE ONE DAY YOU'LL BE THERE
Track Name: THREE IN A ROW
"I wanna talk to Zen! Can you hear me?!"
"This is Zen! I can hear you!"


ZEN AND THE ARTIST
ARE TEN FATHOM DEEP
PAPA VARIPAPA
IS PASSED OUT ASLEEP
THIS ROOM IS A VACUUM
BUT I'M BETTER THAN FINE
IF YOU KNOW ME, YOU KNOW
I COME BACK ALL THE TIME

I'M FINDING MY STRIDE
I'M RIGHT IN THE ZONE
GONNA THROW ME SOME BULLS, BABY
THREE IN A ROW

TARGETS KEEP MOVING
PLANT MY FEET TO THE FLOOR
I THINK I'M IMPROVING
BUT I'M TOO THICK TO BE SURE
IT'S LIKE HOURS ARE PASSING
MAN THIS GAME IS A DRAG
BUT THE CROWD IS AMASSING
I GOT THIS BITCH IN THE BAG

I'M FINDING MY STRIDE
I'M RIGHT IN THE ZONE
GONNA THROW ME SOME BULLS, BABY
THREE IN A ROW
Track Name: FREDDIE WON THE TOSS
"Fred Lening from Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. Freddie won the toss. He likes to start on the left side. He wants to finish on lane 20 in the first and third game. All games starting on the left. The big turn, out and not back to the pocket. Misses the headpin, leaves the 1,2...There's the cover, the 1,2, by Fred Lening. And here's young Mike Limongello. What can you tell us about this fella's ball?"

"Well Fred, he's got about the most effective, caring ball I've ever seen. He can carry them high, he can carry them thin. If the ball doesn't (??)...He's got real strong wrist action on the line, he snaps that ball off his hand... And there it is."

"Boy, well, that was beautiful. Looked like he was going to run it up on the nose. Now how does he do that?"

"I don't know."

"That thought, too, because winning the toss, he would, he chose to bowl out on the right side in two of the three games. Sometimes this can be an advantage if you like one alley much better than the other one. High again! On the nose, but he breaks it up... Two strikes on the right, two nose hits on the left. Fred Lening, on the right side, his favorite side. He's on the double--"

"You know, Fred, we were talking about Mike's ball, that he really moves the pins, he gets them off the side so that--"

"Waaaaay out. Look at the ball come back! Beautiful!"

"Take a little more time on this one, Freddie..."

"...On 2...
Be careful!...
Well. How about those apples, Nelly?"
Track Name: MS. GUIDED
I'M JUST A DOWN & OUT SO-AND-SO
I'M OUT OF LUCK, HALFWAY OUT THE DOOR
TILL YOU COME THROUGH
YOU SAY "HOW YOU DOING?
YOU'RE BROKEN, I'M BROKEN TOO"
I SHOULD GO HOME NOW BUT I DUNNO
THIS CORNER BOOTH IS SO COMFORTABLE
YOU SAY
"THIS SOLITUDE IS A COWARD'S MOVE
LEMME SHOW YOU HOW WE DO
I CAN CHANGE
INTO WHATEVER YOU WANT ME TO BE
ALL THE PAIN
GOES AWAY IN A WAVE OF ECSTATIC RELEASE
WHATCHA SAY, BABY?
YOU WANNA PLAY WITH ME?"

UH HUH, UH HUH
MS. GUIDED
UH HUH, UH HUH
MS. GUIDED

SO TELL ME
HOW DO YOU REALLY FEEL?
ARE YOU EVEN SURE THIS REAL?
TELL ME
HOW YOU DO YOU REALLY FEEL?
TELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEEL

PROVIDING ME WITH "EXPERTISE"
TELLING ME IT'S MY "MASTERPIECE"
AND YOU GOT ME BELIEVING
IT MIGHT BE WORTH REPEATING
YEAH YOU GOT ME BELIEVING
IT MIGHT BE WORTH THE BEATING
YEAH YOU GOT ME BELIEVING
THAT THERE'S A DEEPER MEANING
EVEN MY SISTER WARNED ME ABOUT YOU
SAID YOU WERE BAD NEWS
BUT I GOTTA KNOW THE TRUTH

IF I COULD CHANGE
INTO WHATEVER YOU WANT ME TO BE
WOULD ALL THE PAIN
GO AWAY IN A WAVE OF ECSTATIC RELEASE?
WHATCHA SAY, BABY?
YOU WANNA PLAY?
YOU WANNA PLAY WITH ME?

TELL ME
HOW DO YOU REALLY FEEL
ARE YOU EVEN SURE THIS IS REAL?
TELL ME
HOW YOU DO REALLY FEEL
TELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEEL
Track Name: GOOD4U
ARE YOU PAYING
PAYING ATTENTION?
ARE YOU GOING
THE RIGHT DIRECTION?

THERE'S A TRAIL OF BREADCRUMBS

ARE YOU PAYING
PAYING ATTENTION?
ARE YOU ASKING
ALL THE RIGHT QUESTIONS?

THERE'S A TRAIL OF BREADCRUMBS
Track Name: BABY BROTHERS
WE'VE CROSSED THESE RIVERS COUNTLESS TIMES
LEFT BROKEN BONES OUT ON THE ICE

TURNPIKE SIGNS TURNED TO SUBWAY LINES
DOLITTLE DAYS, OUTLANDOS NIGHTS

BUT WE WERE NEVER DONE
CUZ THIS IS AN EXTENSION OF
MORE THAN ONE LOVE
THIS WAS A LONG, LONG, LONG TIME COMING

FOR WHEN THE BAR IS SO HIGH YOU CAN'T TELL YOU'RE BENEATH IT
WHEN YOU'VE GOT ARCHER'S EYES BUT YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE IT
THEN JUST LOOK, LOOK OUT
LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER
WE GOTTA LOOK, LOOK OUT
LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER
BABY BROTHER

NOVEMBER CRASHED AND CRAWLED AWAY
TAIL TUCKED BETWEEN ITS SHAKY LEGS

BUT WE WERE NEVER DONE
AND THIS IS AN EXTENSION OF
MORE THAN ONE LOVE
THIS WAS A LONG, LONG, LONG TIME COMING


"Come on Willie...
Don't lose the ball...
Come on Willie..."