The Best Ride Of Your Life

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Come with me to a dustbowl-era carnival. Smell the corn dogs baking in the summer heat. See the wonders of the world come alive before your eyes. Hear the laughter, taste the sugar. Come with me on the best ride of your life.

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THE BEST RIDE OF YOUR LIFE (Franklin)

In the valley below, an electrical freak show
Beckons the masses with a dazzling placebo.
Colors come down like rain.
Marionettes and miscreants on parade
And as it all sinks in, you’ll feel like a kid again,
But before you can say ‘cotton candy’, your pockets will be empty
And you won’t even like your friends.

Hang on, hang on for the best ride of your life
Hang on, hang on. Keep your hands, arms, feet and legs inside
There’s a line ‘round the block and the numbers don’t lie,
They’ve got the formula that’s true and tried
It’s the best damn ride of your life.
The best ride of your life.

Now the zombies arrive with wonder in wide eyes
From every nation and in all shapes and sizes.
Children with sticky churro hands.
Teenagers in short shorts with their nervous dads
You blend into the crowd – 50,000 of your closest pals
All with salty tongues and tired feet, broiling in the summer heat,
Where is the magic now?

Hang on, hang on for the best ride of your life
Hang on, hang on. Keep your hands, arms, feet and legs inside
If your mundane days leave you craving a trip,
They’ve got the chemicals for any fix.
It’s the best damn ride of your life.
The best ride of your life.

Love is found and vows are spoken.
Lies are told and trust is broken.
Dreams and born, the soul awoken.
Fire burns the sky. Fire burns the sky.

The illusion, the glitz, the marvelous misfits,
I’d never trade this for a normal existence…

Hang on, hang on for the best ride of your life
Hang on, hang on. Keep your hands, arms, feet and legs inside
If something’s not quite right, well, you can fill that hole,
But it’s probably gonna cost a little more than your soul…
It’s the best damn ride of your life.
Take a spin through our tantalizing turnstile!
The best ride of your life.

credits

from The Best Ride Of Your Life, released September 23, 2015
THE BEST RIDE OF YOUR LIFE (Franklin)
Drums – Jeff Muzerolle
Bass – Mike Hill
Guitars, Music Box – Dan Franklin
Calliope – Noel Melanio
Piano, Celeste – Patrick Copeland
Tuba – Stan Freese
Flute – Jason Fabus
Cornet – Matt Fronke
Trombone – Ryan Dragonn
Violin – Suemy Gonzalez
Scottish Drum, Tympani, Crash Cymbals, Jingle Bells and Tambourine – Mark Keefer
Gong – Pat Leon
Kids – Ash and Pierce Franklin
Clackamore, Slide Whistle, Scotch Call Predator, and Bass Danmoi – Tim Reeder
Screaming – Mad T Party Cast and Crew

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Dan Franklin Corona, California

Dan Franklin is a Los Angeles based singer/producer/songwriter/composer/multi- instrumentalist.

As a multi-instrumental performer, he’s spanned every genre, playing with everyone from Slash to Leann Rimes on every stage from Disneyland to the Grand ‘Ole Opry. In addition to playing well with others, Dan also plays in the duo ‘Dan and Leland’.
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