Dark Rain

by Kito Peters

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1.
03:01
Dark Rain we’d become an arsenal the rabid hounds of state all the shames of daily life compacted into hate speeches praising freedom while our legions shot em down we fed the dogs on promises then smoke consumed the town all the while we stroked ourselves evolved and good and sane how were we responsible the sky spat forth dark rain we hid behind petitions my ilk so proudly signed we thought the world resembled us those mirrors in our minds our leaders named new enemies at home and out abroad and we went screaming as we fell from that big branch we sawed i awoke this morning new snow lay soft and pure and i knew something radical was blowing here for sure all the while we stroked ourselves evolved and good and sane how were we responsible the sky spat forth dark rain
2.
03:12
Enemy there is one who wants to hurt you tries so hard to drag you down for too long you didn’t notice plots to steal your paper crown like us all he has a story he’s the hero doing good how could he be called a borgia tragically misunderstood he feels only just and righteous he would never place a curse he’s not really some iago that’s not poison in his purse there is one who wants to hurt you tries so hard to drag you down for too long you didn’t notice plots to steal your paper crown once you gobbled all the glory once he watched in helpless rage now of course he needs to kill you it’s his time up on that stage he will wink at each encounter there’s a way he loves you too trapped inside a ball of envy he must slander all you do there is one who wants to hurt you tries so hard to drag you down for too long you didn’t notice plots to steal your paper crown plots to steal your crown
3.
02:56
Payback punk said we had it coming til i pulled out a gun stoked on fear and alcohol don’t cross me anyone the big man seemed just evil the woman smug and dumb can’t believe we fell like this when i’m not high i’m numb my kids claim this is payback for the crap they say we do but you can’t run an empire without pissing off a few maybe we will all survive but the hoodlums took control fronting for more plutocrats who worship what they stole and this is where i come from the friendships that we built though perhaps it’s wise to run survival trumping guilt my niece is talking canada my wife sees the third reich but i just want to hurt someone and peel out on my bike my kids claim this is payback for the crap they say we do but you can’t run an empire without pissing off a few
4.
She’s All Heart it’s the time of carapace of brittle and alone atomized trajectories each wedded to the phone yet there’s something we require to whet our human core though we don these iron suits and quick step off to war i know it’s out of fashion the egos blast apart it might seem old timey to you she’s all heart so you can strut your attitude to show you’re no one’s fool but even as you play it tough there’s soft behind that cool i’m talking more than romance it’s deeper still and slow listening to another’s beat and all that lies below and yes it’s often women as it has always been someone there still willing lord to take the world within i know it’s out of fashion the egos blast apart it might seem old timey to you she’s all heart
5.
02:44
Savage Ones once we hunted buffalo once the salmon bit once we drank good water until they poisoned it once we knew a magic world in worship every day now we work for wages we live this broken way once they called us heathens and chained us down below on our backs this house of cards where did the old gods go they will steal with lawyers they will steal with guns an appetite that’s endless lord but we’re the savage ones their engines ever grinding they ran to grab the gold bearing lies and trinkets creation bought and sold it’s a global sickness extraction and abuse once we honored wisdom now it has no use they will steal with lawyers they will steal with guns an appetite that’s endless lord but we’re the savage ones we had wars and jealousies we struggled to survive times were never easy but we were so alive we can hear earth groaning her creatures groaning too once this land was sacred before the cancer grew they will steal with lawyers they will steal with guns an appetite that’s endless lord but we’re the savage ones an appetite that’s endless lord but we’re the savage ones
6.
03:09
7.
02:29
Psycho a psycho loner loser cry from a graveyard of a car he’s pointing at my passing face i’ll find out who you are a psycho loner loser laugh so bitter and obscene he stops the trembling flower girl demanding where i’ve been i felt pretty chill out there just pondering the void then i sensed him honing in i feared i’d be destroyed a psycho loner loser shout he’s watching loud tv and yells your kind will never win then tries to tackle me a psycho loner loser grunt his hand stuffed down his pants when i try to slide away he sneers you blew your chance a psycho loner loser scream as they drag him away he snarls i know you turned me in but i’ll be back some day i felt pretty chill out there just pondering the void then i sensed him honing in i feared i’d be destroyed
8.
Somewhere Distant he came from somewhere distant and barely spoke a word but slept out in the pasture and whistled like a bird he came from somewhere distant he seemed both wild and tame and shied from any contact i never knew his name i don’t know what’s out there each soul a foreign land but i bet he had tales he hoped someone could understand he came from somewhere distant at times i brought him food he would always drop his eyes as if to watch was rude he came from somewhere distant some said beyond the stars people wanted him removed and held behind steel bars he came from somewhere distant then one day he was gone i found this sculpture of a heart just sitting on my lawn i don’t know what’s out there each soul a foreign land but i bet he had tales he hoped someone could understand
9.
03:00
Spore death came unlamented she barely left a trace there she lay so patiently a fly buzzed near her face most had long forgotten the details and the dates soon they went for breakfast which she could almost taste her weathered headstone fixed forever more still the wisp ascended floating like a spore she found she could hover suspended up above such a flood of memories the agony and love and you stayed always with her though hidden while on earth a presence soft and silent in partnership since birth chorus takes some getting used to the body left behind wafting on the questions that endless throb of sky her weathered headstone fixed forever more still the wisp ascended floating like a spore
10.
02:43
45 always been a clash of classes since us europeans came top dogs trying to milk the masses mostly it has stayed the same but billionaires now seize the mantle merging business and the state they grab all the wealth and power fanning flames of fear and hate life and death this ain’t no jive can’t back down from 45 2X they gonna toss rights on the trash pile any move to help them steal can you hear that muffled sieg heil while they front some fake ideal life and death this ain’t no jive can’t back down from 45 2X he’s a gun aimed at your head gotta disarm 45 instead now we strain in savage weather will we have a world at all only people come together can derail the vampire ball life and death this ain’t no jive can’t back down from 45 2X
11.
02:44
Superman out past good and evil that’s where he pitched his tent he no longer cared at all his moral passion spent it sure seemed like flying to give up right and wrong perhaps the meek inherit still he wanted to feel strong superman flies solo superman must take he gave up on gotham he felt something break that made him an outlaw he really didn’t care he was going to grab some now no thought of good or fair and i could well imagine the sense of ease he knew once the voice went silent and he felt free to do chorus i went by to see him before they started trial he said meet the devil and stared at me a while superman flies solo superman must take he gave up on gotham he felt something break 2X
12.
03:13
Tall Grass we’ve been hiding in the tall grass waiting for a god to show we’ve been hiding in the tall grass high time he came down below we’ve been watching on the tv waiting for the big news to break we’ve been watching on the tv til we’re sure there’s no mistake we need heaven’s power to set this whole thing right evil won’t go easy no way to dodge the fight we’ve been praying in the bunker praying that our kids go free we’ve been praying in the bunker kneeling for prosperity chorus we’ve been cursing at disaster sure feels better than more tears we’ve been cursing at disaster throwing down a ton of beers we need heaven’s power to set this whole thing right evil won’t go easy no way to dodge the fight we’ve been hiding in the tall grass waiting for a god to show we’ve been hiding in the tall grass high time he came down below
13.
02:43
To The End my friend died the other day and who knows where he went all we know is he’s not here his little sojourn spent soon i knew my time had come and wept to see me go still the heart kept beating another dawn below so few wild cards left to spend just trying to make it to the end so few wild cards left to spend just trying to make it home he sat with reflector shades and death stitched on his shirt then he spoke right through me no it won’t hardly hurt soon i barely left my room cause what would be the point just more mental chaos the demons could exploit pale lights winking round the bend just trying to make it to the end pale lights winking round the bend just trying to make it home maybe there was peace out there the misty other side but again i locked my door to quell the rising tide desert visions still i tend just trying to make it to the end still the joy and pain a blend just trying to make it home

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released September 1, 2017

Dark Rain Credits

Jon Gagan - upright bass

John Kurzweg - electric guitars; slide guitar; acoustic guitar; electric bass; keyboards, backing vocal on

Jono Manson - electric guitars; acoustic guitar; baritone guitar; tenor guitar; backing vocals

Kito Peters - acoustic guitar; lead vocals


Songs by Kito Peters

Produced and arranged by John Kurzweg, Jono Manson, and Kito Peters

Recorded and mixed by John Kurzweg at The Studio on The Hill, Santa Fe, NM:
Tracks #1, 2, 3, 6, 10, and 11

Recorded and mixed by Jono Manson at The Kitchen Sink, Santa Fe, NM:
Tracks #4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, and 13

Mastered by John Kurzweg at The Studio on The Hill, Santa Fe, NM:
Tracks #1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7,10,12,13

and Dominick Maita, Boulder, CO: Tracks #4, 8, 9, and 11

Packaging Design by Willy Magee Studio, www.mageestudio.com

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Kito Peters Santa Fe, New Mexico

Kito Peters has released (like doves!) quite a few CDs, has received a number of awards (including twice winning Best CD Of The Year from the New Mexico Music Awards), and has garnered his share of esoteric radio airplay. He is a big fan of Harry Bosch, Al Kaline, and Laura Nyro. ... more

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