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The album is the following to me:
It's my Mom having cancer, then being cancer free then having cancer again. . .then my Mom dying in my arms....my mentor Phil Ramone encouraging me to write at the piano after my Mom passing away......Phil dying....me spending difficult days and nights at the piano.... Writing, writing, writing. . . crying. . . having hope, getting stronger, then being weak, then being angry, then being loving, then stopping. . . then figuring out what do with the songs… then reaching out to people thru Kickstarter with my story. . .having amazing people support me in making this album, gaining strength and hope. . . working with one of my fav producers, David Kershenbaum to start working on the album.....being in the studio and recording.....then more people joining me.....recording, recording... ..... being strong to put it all together, the right musicians, producers, keeping a strong mind-set..... then going into the studio and opening my heart to sing the songs, reliving the pain of how i felt when i wrote the songs. . and being vulnerable.... staying up unable to sleep many nights, thinking about which songs to place on the album..... keeping faith, meditating…..putting a pause on my social life with friends & family.....being in the studio on holidays while everyone else is relaxing...... This represents 1.9 years of constant work and obsession to make this album the best it can be. TEN solid songs.
Some people might say I'm crazy to have spent so much time creating this. . . especially when singers signed to labels pump out cookie cutter plastic singles, as that's the trend now..... but I SIGNED UP to do music for spiritual reasons....
Writing this album helped me to turn my darkest moments into something beautiful ... . and I hope once people hear it they will will be inspired..….it’s the best work i’ve done to date and couldn’t have done it without the amazing creative team who worked endlessly with their hearts and souls ….. Music has a power that is undefined and it's worth all the hours and sweat to tap into that power and give it back to others....and lastly…. what I learned after spending 1.9 years obsessing on this project….. it's not 'who you know' but 'WHO YOU ARE' that really matters... and it's not about being perfect, it's about being real and you... authentically... hope you enjoy it! xoxo

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released February 1, 2017

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Franki Love Los Angeles, California

Franki Love is an award-winning singer/songwriter living in both Los Angeles and NYC. A classically trained pianist, she grew up playing the piano at age four.

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Track Name: NOTES
Notes
by Franki Love

I know you had to go
This was your time to fly
Who would've know life would be this way?
Why do good things have to end?

Chorus:
Tell me that you'll be by my side
In this symphony of love and trials
I wish that we could share one more sweet note
One more smile, one more laugh, one more cry, one more dance
One more symphony of notes

Lights flash and I hear your name
The wind chill ignites a flame
Who would've known things would be this way?
When will I know if we'll be ok?

Chorus:
Tell me that you'll be by my side
In this symphony of love and trials
I wish that we could share one more note
One more smile, one more laugh, one more cry, one more dance
One more symphony of notes

bridge:
you are the reason why I feel like I can fly
run a million miles
you gave me so much to survive
everyday i think of you and my heart just wants to shout
I’ll keep going, though it's rough, I'l never back down

Chorus:
Tell me that you'll be by my side
In this symphony of love and trials
I wish that we could share one more note
One more smile, one more laugh, one more cry, one more dance
One more symphony of notes
Track Name: DREAMS
DREAMS
by Franki Love

Thru the door there's light
There's golden dust everywhere
Floating in the sky
Are stars so bright in the air

I've walked thru firestorms
Naked and scared alone
Now I'm standing here
This time it's clear

Chorus:
Oh we'll make it thru together
Oh thru the stormy weather
Oh chasing what we fear
Moving to the beat of our dreams
Moving to the beat of our dreams

Thru the fog there's sun
There’s angels singing in blue seas
Lucid and pristine
Are silver rivers running deep

Don't look back, now's the time
Let the love fill your mind
Now we're standing here
This time it’s clear

Oh we'll make it thru together
Oh thru the stormy weather
Oh chasing what we fear
Moving to the beat of our dreams
Moving to the beat of our dreams

Bridge -
And it's time we come to realize that all our dreams are now
Yes it's time for us to spread our wings and fly to common ground

Oh we'll make it thru together
Oh thru the stormy weather
Oh chasing what we fear
Moving to the beat of our dreams
Moving to the beat of our dreams
Track Name: WALKING WOUNDED
Walking Wounded
By Franki Love

She used to be a lady on a pedestal
Now she's walking down an alley and she can't breathe
No one seems to care 
No one wants to bear the burden of handing their hand on the streets

3 babies she gave her life and now they fight
The human condition
Can we ever get it right? 
Masculine and feminine energies 
Reminiscing in a spin of silly whys

Chorus - 
'Cause we're living in a world where everyone's one but everyone wants to run away
We're living in a world where everyone's two but everyone wants to do it their way
We are, we are, we are, we are
We are all walking wounded
Walking wounded

He used to have friends in his past life
But his wife took him for a trip in the limelight
Took his innocence, passion, threw it all away 
Stabbed him in the heart, left him in the dark
5 years he gave his life and now he's scared
Broke everyone off angry in despair
The hurt that this lady caused
Why would another want to give another so many scars?

Chorus - 
'Cause we're living in a world where everyone's one but everyone wants to run away
We're living in a world where everyone's two but everyone wants to do it their way
We are, we are, we are, we are
We are all walking wounded
Walking wounded

Bridge:
It's ok, it's alright
We find truth in the night

Chorus - 
'Cause we're living in a world where everyone's one but everyone wants to run away
We're living in a world where everyone's two but everyone wants to do it their way
We are, we are, we are, we are
We are all walking wounded
We are all walking wounded
Walking wounded
Walking wounded
Track Name: TRUTH
TRUTH
By Franki Love

Thank you God I feel your strength 
The past 3 years have almost broke me 
Tears well up in my eyes when I say 
I almost gave up, almost gave in, yeah
I stand and look at the man in the mirror
I see my parents eyes even they're gone
Does heaven exist will I seem them again
Is there such a thing as the other side

Chorus:
This too shall pass
The heart’s my sacred guide
Pain has opened up my eyes
This too shall pass
One day it'll be alright
Truth, truth is on my side

The light down the tunnel grows more bright
Dawn meets the hour when it's right
Sitting here thinking about the past
Does nothing good, nothing right

I walk out the door until I stand in the ocean
The waves remind me that things can change
Whatever one wants, whatever one needs
It's a thought away to the other side 

Chorus:
This too shall pass
The heart’s my sacred guide
Pain has opened up my eyes
This too shall pass
One day it'll be alright
Truth, truth is on my side

ooooh oooooh oooooh oooooh

Chorus:
This too shall pass
The heart’s my sacred guide
Pain has opened up my eyes
This too shall pass
One day it'll be alright
Truth, truth is on my side
Track Name: SHOES
Shoes
By Franki Love

Get away
I don't want to talk
You don't know what I'm going thru
Leave me alone
I need time to heal
You don't know how I feel

Chorus:
Until you walk in someone shoes
You don't know what they're going thru
Until you walk in someones shoes
You don't know what they're going thru
You don't know what they're going thru

Stop trying to make things right
It's gonna take a ton of time
Till I'm myself again
Can't you tell?
I cried all night
This is hell

Chorus:
Until you walk in someones shoes
You don't know what they're going thru
Until you walk in someones shoes
You don't know what they're going thru
You don't know what they're going thru

Bridge: Why, why does it hurt so bad
oooh
why

Chorus:
Until you walk in someones shoes
You don't know what they're going thru
Until you walk in someones shoes
You don't know
You don't know what I'm going thru
You don’t know what I’m going thru
You don’t know what I’m going thru
You
You don’t know
Track Name: HEARTS
The Heart Always Knows
By Franki Love

Oh child don't forget who you are
Reach inside and trust your heart

When you're sad and can't make a choice
Look within and you'll find your voice

'Cause the heart always knows
The heart always knows

Oh child rest tonight
And know that things will be alright
One day it'll all be clear
Right now is the time to be

'Cause the heart always knows
The heart always knows

Bridge:
Oh the mind is a powerful force
The mind can surely be wrong
The mind can think till it's worn out
It can really bring you down

But the heart always knows
The heart always knows
The heart always knows
The heart always knows
Track Name: FIRST DEGREE
First Degree
By Franki Love

When you come around it's like my heart beats upside down
It's like the moon inside the clouds
It's like heaven and earth are bound
When you come around I get shy and look down
My fingers touch the piano and I make sounds and sweet melodies

When you come around it's like my heart's beating up 
It's like my heart's beating down
When you come around butterflies fill up the sky and I know we can fly

Chorus:
Love in the first degree heaven on earth sets us free
Love in the first degree you and I are meant to be

When you come around I don't know what to say
My tongue gets tied and I drift into a mysterious place
Miracle sunshine, ray of light
You're on my mind, all thru the night

When you come around it's like my heart's beating up 
It's like my heart's beating down
When you come around butterflies fill up the sky and I know we can fly

Chorus:
Love in the first degree heaven on earth sets us free
Love in the first degree you and I are meant to be

Bridge:
Love, love, it's what makes the world go
Love, love, it's what makes the heart flow

Chorus:
Love in the first degree heaven on earth sets us free
Love in the first degree you and I are meant to be
Love in the first degree heaven on earth sets us free
Love in the first degree you and I are meant to be
Track Name: ONE LIGHT
One Light
By Franki Love

I am love, I am love, I am love
I am light, I am light, I am light
Meant to shine
For all time

We are love, we are love, we are love
We are love inside, we are love inside

We are light, we are light, we are light

We are light, we are light, we are light
Meant to shine
While we're alive (for all time)


We are one, we are one, we are one

We are one, we are one, we are one
We are one inside, we are one inside

We are one, we are one, we are one
We are one, we are one, we are one
We are one, we are one, we are one
Track Name: CRAZY RIDE
Crazy Ride
by Franki Love

Do you ever feel like you want to hide and not be found?
Do you ever feel like you're spinning around without ground?

With rough skies always comes the sun
Waves crash then must go up
Today is a test of time
It's hard not to shut your eyes

Chorus -
When you feel like you're down and out
And you wanna shout
'Cause life isn't going your way
Lift your hands into the sky
You'll be alright
Life is one crazy ride
When you feel like you've had enough
Things are rough
And you wanna get away
Lift your hands into the sky
You gotta try
Life is one crazy ride
It's one cra-ay-ay-ay - zy ride
It's one cra-ay-ay-ay - zy ride

Do you ever feel like your facing the world all by yourself?
Everyday I'm questioning if anything makes sense

Time flies and hearts will heal
Dreams change to become real
The sunsets to always rise
It's okay to lose your mind

Chorus

Bridge:
And on and on we go
No one really knows
Which way to go

Chorus
Track Name: LULLABY
Lullaby
By Franki Love

Time goes by
Rain starts to cry
Halo on my shoulders
Higher

Hold me like water
Touch me like rain
Tell them to wait a minute
Nothings more important than this

Are my lips the last that you'll kiss?
Are my lips the last that you'll kiss?

Time goes by
Rain starts to cry
Halo on my shoulders
Higher

Are my lips the last that you'll kiss?
Are my lips the last that you'll kiss?