By Any Other Name

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A Rose
By any other name
Is just as sweet
By any other name
Is just as black

But we’ll not carry roses
And we’ll not carry coal
We’ll pick words from thorny bushes
We’ll burn names to fight the cold

By any other name
Is just as grim
By any other name
Is just as wet

We’ll not cry for war
And we’ll not cry for rain
We’ll let euphemisms kill us
After we beat around the bush

By any other name
Is just as…


from Free Advice For Sale, released October 23, 2016


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Frank Nicolas Amsterdam, Netherlands

With a versatile voice ranging from Buddy Holly to Johnny Cash and Cat Stevens and the style to match, Frank can be counted upon to hit the listener with upbeat love songs and powerful dirges. Solid guitar playing and catchy songwriting will leave you with a chorus stuck in your head for days. ... more

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