Dark Rain

by Kito Peters

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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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Track Name: Dark Rain
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
Track Name: Enemy
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
Track Name: Payback
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
Track Name: She's All Heart
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
Track Name: Savage Ones
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
Track Name: Psycho
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
Track Name: Somewhere Distant
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
Track Name: Spore
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
Track Name: 45
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
Track Name: Superman
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
Track Name: Tall Grass
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
Track Name: To The End
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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