Breaking Grounds

by Ian Franklin & Infinite Frequency

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Ian Franklin’s debut album, “Breaking Grounds”, features a diverse collection of songs inspired by modern pop, funk, classic-rock and 70’s soul. With songs about life, love, and heartbreak, this album takes the listener on a journey toward self-awakening. Using imagery and sound, it invites the listener to give in and embrace the moment. “Breaking Grounds” features a cast of talented San Francisco musicians, and in true Bay Area spirit, there is no shying away from letting loose and jamming. The album takes the listener on a trip through psychedelic wailing guitar solos, horns pops, keyboard odysseys, and more. The highly melodic and tight rhythmic interplay on this recording will harken the listener back to a time when musicianship, not just style, played an essential role in rock & roll.

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released June 5, 2012

Produced By Ben Bernstein & Ian Franklin.
℗ © 2012 Ian Franklin Wilkerson/ASCAP. All Rights Reserved. Published by Franklin Wilkerson Publishing/ASCAP and Ben Bernstein Music/ASCAP. Petting Zoo Records 2012, Oakland CA.

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Ian Franklin is a dynamic singer songwriter and guitarist from the San Francisco Bay Area. He recently released his debut 6- song EP, "Step by Step", on 05/12/11. The new CD comes as a career high at the end of a near-decade of non-stop, whirlwind and frenetic coast-to-coast musical endeavors and evolution that have matured the young artist into a multi-faceted musical road warriorepreneur. ... more

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Track Name: Closer
Lyrics

A feeling that’s something special, coming from deep down with in
A feeling that overcomes us chalked full of sin
Once the beat drops, bodies in motion they never stop
Now come a little closer and dance with me
Inner-body diabolic muscular harmony
A synergistic exchange in frequency

Come a little closer, closer to me
Come a little closer like hot water and tea
Come a little closer it can do us no wrong
Come a little closer, closer to me

A callin to the dance floor, enticed it bring you up and in
We’re dealing with vast potential, energy with passion
Together and bound in motion no matter where we’ve been
Now come a little closer and dance with me
Inner-body diabolic muscular harmony
A synergistic exchange in frequency

Come a little closer, closer to me
Come a little closer like hot water and tea
Come a little closer it can do us no wrong
Come a little closer, closer to me

Now take a deep breath into the beautiful eye’s there before you
And put your best foot forward and just ask, take the risk, baby

Come a little closer, closer to me
Come a little closer like hot water and tea
Come a little closer it can do us no harm
Come a little closer, closer to me

Come a little closer… closer
Track Name: Better Days
Lyrics

I’ve been looking for those better days
The ones where dreams don’t seem so far away
There’s no boundaries where we play
Around the corner I see better days

Better days, better days
I do pray for better days
It’ll be ok cuz better days are here to stay

I believe that there are better days
Roll the dice, take a chance and find the way
There’s no worry worth the wait
Don’t you hurry, just contemplate

Life’s too short, don’t let go, hold on tight
Against all odds sometimes you gotta put up a fight

Better days, better days
I do pray for better days
It’ll be ok cuz better days are here to stay

I concede to pain for better days
Rain or shine this smile it will not wane
No more fears and no more blame
Let’s sit right down here and smoke this jay

Better days, better days
I do pray for better days
It’ll be ok cuz better days are here to stay
Track Name: Don't Do Me Like That
Lyrics

I saw you out the other night
Girl you were looking so fine
I knew that something wasn’t right
He was just holdin on way to tight
The sorrow beneath your eyes
Pushing out I could tell you wanted to cry
Lies, cheatin, bleeding, I’m hurt inside
Bruised by betrayal
Don’t do me like that
Don’t do me like that
Don’t do me like that, no

The sun set before I cried
Your beauty I lost, it swelled my eye’s
My hearts been tossed, thrown aside
My loves departed, gone for a ride
It’s just so hard to imagine you
Hangin with another guy
Those poppers wont take away my blues
I still feel so used
Don’t do me like that
Don’t do me like that
Don’t do me like that, no

Cuz of You I’m gaspin for air
Burnt and blue, boarded beware
Don’t you know loves not for sale
Just roll the dice, dealers derailed

Think you can just come back now
Can’t do me like that no way, no how
I couldn’t keep waitin around
Time moves on your feelins drown

Don’t do me like that
Track Name: Desert Waters
Lyrics

Taste of sea on the tongue
Sandy breath burns the lungs
Thick as it is this skins been stung
Barren dunes thirsty for change
But if we let it go now it wouldn’t be so strange

Desert waters floodin’ fast
Lasting half as long as their past

Sometimes it happens without a sign
It’s hard to show how the stars could re-align
Nearing thunder lit up the sky
Stormy weather turns the page
Adjusting to the burning and now estranged

Desert waters floodin’ fast
Lasting half as long as their past

This desert dry, blood shot eyes
Blinking to hold back all those tears
I won’t cry, just say good-bye
To legacy loved for all those years
It’s your life, you rolled the dice
Now you’re praying and trying to take flight
Grains of love slipping through your hands
Building you sandcastles with dry sand, with dry sand

Desert waters floodin’ fast
Lasting half as long as their past
Track Name: Breaking Grounds
Lyrics

People come around
Listen to the sound
Rise up do not drown
Changes are abound
People come around

Keep your head above raging waters these banks are breaking grounds

Creepin’ dreary souls
Believin’ the lies your told
Buyin’ all the misery that you’re sold
Creepin’ dreary souls

Keep your head above raging waters these banks are breaking grounds

Breath in deep
Not too hard, don’t think
Let your mind go
Observe the wonders as they occur around you

Keep your head above raging waters these banks are breaking grounds

This steeple is starting to fall
Chasmal catastrophe call
Dismal cries behind damned walls
This steeple is starting to fall

Keep the head above raging waters these banks are breaking grounds
Keep the head above raging waters these banks are breaking grounds

Breaking Grounds…
Track Name: Light Above
Lyrics

If I could then I would let it go
If I could then I would let it go
But its hard when so blue
But its hard when so blue

Blue Waters they run through, so cold
Blue Waters they run through, so cold
But I'll swim my way back to the top
But I'll swim my way back to the top

Red skies a gateways hue to dark night
Red skies a gateways hue to dark night
But there's still light up above
But there's still light up above

There's still light above
Track Name: Baby I Got Your Fix
Lyrics

Hear me touch me like you cannot see
Feel me with the breath that you breath
I know you’ve been used and deceived
Join me together we’ll be free

Baby won’t you please stay the night with me
Let me show you the lover that I can be
I won’t let you down your satisfactions guaranteed
Don’t you worry no more tricks, cuz baby I got your fix

Searchin always for the right one
Sometimes you gotta have some fun
Don’t fight this feeling now
This journeys only just begun

Baby won’t you please stay the night with me
Let me show you the lover that I can be
I won’t let you down your satisfactions guaranteed
Don’t you worry no more tricks, cuz baby I got your fix

This passion holds no bound
I want to feel your beauty at its best
This passion’s got me all wound
Use me and put me to the test

Baby won’t you please stay the night with me
Let me show you the lover that I can be
I won’t let you down your satisfactions guaranteed
Don’t you worry no more tricks, cuz baby I got your fix
Track Name: Angel (Reprise)
Lyrics

Yes you are my world
Every day I awake
You’re by my side holdin' on
To this love from above

Like an angel coming down from above

It takes two to get this right
Hear I stand so take my hand
Come with me bold and free
Today’s the day we’ll fly away

Like an angel coming down from above

Complete me

Like an angel coming down from above

Smokin hot I’ve been caught
By your beauty and your thought
Your caramel cream’s my nightfall dreams
Come and play, you know the way

Like an angel coming down from above
You’re like an angel comin’ down from above
Track Name: Lie Is A Lie
Lyrics

Lie is a lie, is a lie
Lie is a lie, is a lie
Lie is a lie, is a lie
I’m done holding On…

Two months maybe more
Distant lover coming through the door
Didn’t know heart could pump this sore
Didn’t know

Taking Space at a motel 6
Searching for something but there’s nothing to fix
Like oil and water it doesn’t mix
Can’t beg, yield – just cry

Lie is a lie, is a lie
Lie is a lie, is a lie
Lie is a lie, is a lie
I’m done holding On…

Time to let go, what’s more to say
Nothing sweet can take away this taste
Down the line come what may
Be another chance… but for now…

Lie is a lie, is a lie
Lie is a lie, is a lie
Lie is a lie, is a lie
I’m done holding On…

Driftin’ away, oh…
Siften through the hurt

Lie is a lie, is a lie
Lie is a lie, is a lie
Lie is a lie, is a lie
I’m done holding On…
Track Name: Lucky Star
Lyrics

Lucky stars up above let me wish on your stellar beauty
Cuz I need some love shining through my aching body
I belong, you belong, we belong together stardust strong
Not fantasy, nor make-believe, your galaxy’s forever what I need

I wish upon a lucky star
Shining bright take away this fright
Hold on tight this bond will take us far
No matter where we are

Mountains up ahead won’t you grant me echoed harmony
Cuz I know the path that lays before me is lit by star seed
I believe that you can see no tragedy, reflections set me free
Pull the weeds, lets plant the seed, no time to bleed, your rivers what I need

I wish upon a lucky star
Shining bright take away this fright
Hold on tight this bond will take us far
No matter where we are

Oceans deep and blue can you feel, I’m swimmin underneath
Your current tugs and pulls but I know that your waves will cradle me
Starlight the way, I’m here to play in ocean spray, no matter night or day
Salted tongue, breath in the lungs, the bodies sprung; deliver, life’s begun
Track Name: Steep Ravine (Oceanside)
Lyrics

Oceanside, ocean
Ocean’s right, ocean
Oceans fight, to hold on

Don’t wave good-bye
Don’t you cry, Ocean
Whit crest tips rolling by
In the starlight

Fireside, fire
Fire light, fire
Fire burns, renewal

Don’t fade away
Don’t you cry, Fire
Red swelled lips
Kissin’ wind higher

Salted wind
Ash filled hands
Birth sacred lands
Track Name: Step By Step (We Will Overcome)
Lyrics

Step by step we’re on our way
Step by step we’re on our way toward a new day
Do not fret all the small things
Do not let go of all your hopes and dreams
C’mon now and let me hear you sing

We will overcome
We can all be one
We will overcome
Together

Step by step me and all my friends are takin’ a stand
Step by step we know that we can
We’re rising above, believing in new sights
We’re rising for love, standing together to make this right
C’mon now with me sing

We will overcome
We can all be one
We will overcome
Together

Step by step we’re leaving behind all this fright
Step by step we’re on our way into the light
We can overcome all this war and those greedy hands
We will overcome and restore peace throughout the lands
C’mon now and sing together

We will overcome
We can all be one
We will overcome
Together

Sometimes we all face trouble
Sometimes there’s no avoiding struggle
In dark nights we have the light of the moon
To guiding us into the dawn of a new day

We will overcome
We can all be one
We will overcome
Together
Track Name: Take The Long Way
Lyrics

Take the long way, take your time
Not to worry, we’ll get there soon enough
There’s no hurry, no need to rush
Take the long way, take your time

It’s a long windin’ road, no direction to unfold
Many forks to behold, sometimes hot sometimes cold
What you want, what you will, spend a dollar for a thrill
Who you are drivin’ far, in your car, shootin’ star
Can’t keep up, racin’ days, in this maze, such a haze
Runnin’ dry, blink the eye, do not try, take a chance
Do a dance, find romance, take a stance, for the self
For the other’s on the shelf, way up hi in the sky
Taking numbers for the kill, can’t sit still, rushin’ round
Grindin’ ground, all for what, don’t ask why, take a chill
You will find peace of mind if you stop pushin time
Gettin’ pimped by the clock like the rest of the flock

Take the long way, take your time
Not to worry, we’ll get there soon enough
There’s no hurry, no need to rush
Take the long way, take your time

Many reasons been told, still we push and we pull
And we dash then we crash, movin fast tryin’ to last
Hit the snooze many times, wake up late wonder why
Was it dreams had me out? Not a chance I could rise
What’s the plan, here I stand on a train on the tracks of insane
Who’s to blame, no one else, just the self
Stand up tall, scale the wall, hear the call, you may fall
Get back up, brush it off, look around, hear the sounds
Of the space, opened up, made a choice to erupt
Without chase, movin slow, without waste, without stuck
You will find peace of mind if you stop pushin time
Getting pimped by the clock like the rest of the flock
Take the long way, take your time
Not to worry, we’ll get there soon enough
There’s no hurry, no need to rush
Take the long way, take your time

Eye’s open wide, yet sights compromised
Cries everywhere, but pretendin’ not to care
Just around the bend, horizon’s miraged by trends
Haste offends

Take the long way, take your time
Not to worry, we’ll get there soon enough
There’s no hurry, no need to rush
Take the long way, take your time
Track Name: Back To Love
Lyrics

Try and find a way back to love
As deep as we pray we can all be one
Tattered and frayed this fabrics worn
Let’s wear it well and be reborn
Just the way we’re meant to be

We can find a way back to love
Despite what they say we can rise above
Shattered and decayed this mortars broke down
Let’s build it back up and turn this around
Just the way it was meant to be

The time is now my friends to get up and lend a helping hand
Build a stronger community and nurture the love between the you and me
There’s no need for all this tragedy, time to accept that there’s a remedy
It’s in the breath, undo what’s been done without regret
Release and let it go…

Back to love
Back to love
Back to love

Just the way we’re meant to be