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This collaboration with multi-platinum producer John Kurzweg (Creed, Puddle of Mudd) features sharp-eyed rockers and doe-eyed ballads.

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released December 15, 2014

Songs by Kito Peters

John Kurzweg: acoustic guitar; electric guitar;
bass; drums; backing vocals; mandolin; melodica
and other keyboards

Kito Peters: lead vocals; rhythm acoustic guitar

Arranged by John Kurzweg and Kito Peters

Produced by John Kurzweg and Kito Peters

Recorded and mixed by John Kurzweg
at the House on Vitalia in Santa Fe, NM

Mastered by Dominick Maita at Airshow Mastering,
Boulder, CO

Photos & 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: Hermit
Hermit

he’s a hermit shaman fool
step right up for your soul renewal
bang the conch shells scream and shout
got to shake the demons out

he’s a hermit sleeps alone
no computer no cell phone
out beyond the edge of town
twirling in a sequined gown

sure he can remember
back when he was just another guy
but that was way before the transformation
now he gets there’s no point to try

he’s a hermit craves his peace
he can offer deep release
strangling spells there’s little worse
it’s his job to kill the curse

he’s a hermit hates the game
each conniving all the same
when he’s parrot when he’s pig
he can feel his heart swell big

sure he can remember
back when he was just another guy
but that was way before the transformation
now he gets there’s no point to try

he’s a hermit stays away
drinks the sun in every day
he lives half in primal dreams
nothing here is what it seems

sure he can remember
back when he was just another guy
but that was way before the transformation
now he gets there’s no point to try
Track Name: Fjord
Fjord

like a vulture who can wait
until well past the use by date
a stench no other nose can stand
rotten morsels rightly banned

i consume my own heart best
with every beat i seem obsessed
i watch and sniff and gauge the meat
and then when finally bored i eat

diving down my private fjord
all the outer chaff ignored
i am my own picture show
analyzing feel and flow

high above the hills i soar
i watch myself then i watch more
a distant thunder like some god
whose puppet s battle for the sod

diving down my private fjord
all the outer chaff ignored
i am my own picture show
analyzing feel and flow

so i’ll never stoop to choose
once you declare you are the blues
the bloody spectacle i claim
embodiment’s a loser’s game

diving down my private fjord
all the outer chaff ignored
i am my own picture show
analyzing feel and flow
Track Name: She Pretends
She Pretends

she pretends to be my mother
i act like a loving son
otherwise we’d break forever
neither wants to be that one

she pretends she simply loves me
i act like i know she does
trying hard we speak of family
slipping by what really was

we were not a good match
that’s plain to see
still i wish there’d been a mom for me

she pretends she isn’t frightened
i act like i feel no pain
later on i’ll pull the darts
from where she stuck them in again

she pretends she’s really open
i act like my heart is clear
when we’re done i need a bath
and can’t wait to get far from here

we were not a good match
that’s plain to see
still i wish there’d been a mom for me

she pretends we found salvation
i act like our truce is true
still the air sits thick with sorrow
we cannot begin anew

she pretends she bears no malice
i act like i’ll kiss the ring
we adjourn with words of love
wishes more than anything 2X
Track Name: I'm Gonna Miss Me
I’m Gonna Miss Me

i was thinking about ways to die
drive off the cliff and let things fly
a calculus of love and pain
when we’re finished down the drain

it can’t go on without me here
the flowing screen will disappear
i can’t imagine what could be
without the everything that’s me

i’m gonna miss me when i’m gone
all the subtle twists withdrawn
i wish i could stay here to grieve
i’m gonna miss me when i leave

so earth will spin from night to day
even though i’ve flown away
how could i close down my eyes
and not catch every strange surprise

i’m gonna miss me when i’m gone
all the subtle twists withdrawn
i wish i could stay here to grieve
i’m gonna miss me when i leave

sometimes i think it’s time to go
but secretly i like it so
as long as i still choose to feel
despite the aches i’ll take the deal

i’m gonna miss me when i’m gone
all the subtle twists withdrawn
i wish i could stay here to grieve
i’m gonna miss me when i leave
i’m gonna miss me when i leave
Track Name: Shrinking
Shrinking

in my tiny shrinking world
i mostly sit alone
i won’t venture from the house
or pick up any phone

in full flight from everything
with sheets pulled overhead
i want no disturbances
no more hard things said

but it can get deadly
all hunkered down and safe
locked within an airless vault
flesh begins to chafe

in my tiny shrinking world
my heart went cold and numb
i try not to think about
the hurts i’m hiding from

in full flight from everything
the time just inches by
soon perhaps i’ll disappear
grown too removed to try

yes it can get deadly
all hunkered down and safe
locked within an airless vault
flesh begins to chafe

in my tiny shrinking world
i keep them all at bay
something begs me to bust out
and crawl back to the fray

in full flight from everything
i salve my psychic skin
wincing from abrasions
boarded up within
yes i’m boarded up within

man it can get deadly
all hunkered down and safe
locked within an airless vault
flesh begins to chafe 2X
Track Name: Design Flaw
Design Flaw

elbow and thumb a poke in the eye
dinosaur armor now we wave goodbye
it’s all about me the canvas so vast
love is a truce that surely can’t last

paperback shield so the blades sink in
blood on the tiles pulse racing again
war of attrition that battering ram
each against all each don’t give a damn

i got canned food and a mountain of books
inside it’s pouring much worse than it looks

it’s a design flaw asleep at the wheel
you’re just a scarecrow with tatters to steal

labels like razors sharp words like a blade
stuck in the tide pool a brute serenade
i had a dream i met a true friend
then come the morning the dreaming won’t end

i got canned food and a mountain of books
inside it’s pouring much worse than it looks

it’s a design flaw asleep at the wheel
you’re just a scarecrow with tatters to steal

we have our allies to safeguard our backs
humans like raptors launch sudden attacks
i had a dream i met a true friend
then come the morning the dreaming won’t end

i got canned food and a mountain of books
inside it’s pouring much worse than it looks

it’s a design flaw asleep at the wheel
you’re just a scarecrow with tatters to steal 2X
Track Name: Your Tears
Your Tears

you look good and you sound smart
in the new models they hide the heart
you walk tall and buy the spin
eyes averted from the mess we’re in

we pretend that things went fine
once i thought your heart met mine
now it seems we don’t share much
since an end came to the touch

it’s sad to say but still so true
your tears are my favorite part of you
it’s so seldom i break through
your tears are my favorite part of you

we got burned and we grew tough
there was never time enough
gates locked tight we went to war
just one hidden cellar door

it’s sad to say but still so true
your tears are my favorite part of you
it’s so seldom i break through
your tears are my favorite part of you

i want someone to help heal
i can’t stand these things i feel
no more depth we sank in sand
i hoped you would understand

it’s sad to say but still so true
your tears are my favorite part of you
it’s so seldom i break through
your tears are my favorite part of you
Track Name: Mermaid
Mermaid

i was fishing in the twilight down by the sea
when a mermaid surfaced and she spoke to me
what are you seeking what can you give
i was once a human too we don’t get long to live

i said i know nothing but just listen and express
sometimes in impatience at best with tenderness
she said will you listen to me no one did before
once i was a simple girl who lived along this shore

sun and moon both shone in the sky
i watched a lone bird fly

she lay in the shallows and she smiled so sad
then i started weeping the most i ever had
i can feel you feeling me she said and thank you so
that was all i needed now i have to go

sun and moon both shone in the sky
i watched a lone bird fly

please wait i have questions for you but she swam away
i went back to fishing like i did each day
that night for the first time since my old world burst apart
i felt curtains rising from my ruined heart

sun and moon both shone in the sky
i watched a lone bird fly
i watched a lone bird fly
Track Name: I'm A Cliche
I’m A Cliche

i grew a beard when i went grey
i think i’m hip but i’m a cliche
i wink at the girls they turn away
i think i’m cool but i’m a cliche

no urge to censor what i say
i think i’m brave but i’m a cliche
it sure seemed better back in the day
i think i’m right but i’m a cliche

we live in a myth of our own making
those heroic snapshots we keep taking

all my favorites grown passe
i think i’m now but i’m a cliche
i like to trumpet my fine resume
i think i‘m wise but i’m a cliche

we live in a myth of our own making
those heroic snapshots we keep taking

i tell some jokes a little risque
i think i’m young but i’m a cliche
no one can tell about the toupee
i think i’m suave but i’m a cliche

we live in a myth of our own making
those heroic snapshots we keep taking 2X

i grew a beard when i went grey
i think i’m hip but i’m a cliche
i wink at the girls they turn away
i think i’m cool but i’m a cliche
Track Name: Peter Pan
Peter Pan

he pursues his passions
an aging boy at play
hiding in the basement
fiddling through the day

the world seems dull and brutal
and so he spreads his wings
clinging to the spirit
fleeing the dense things

he’s a soaring peter pan
who won’t become a handcuffed man
while wendy bustles with a sigh
and wishes for a grown up guy

sometimes he feels magical
sometimes so ashamed
others hammer at the forge
while he skips on untamed

sometimes he walks with her
sometimes he’s so sweet
sometimes he pulls back so far
the severance complete

he’s a shifting peter pan
who won’t become a fallen man
while wendy bustles with a sigh
and sings their kids a lullaby

he can’t help but follow
the ravings of the muse
chasing down the corridor
the whisper of some blues

he’s a haunted peter pan
who won’t become a normal man
while wendy bustles with a sigh
and blocks her memories of the sky
Track Name: Fled
Fled

mask of reason hidden rage
blow the bastards off the stage
faster faster grow the brand
dispossessed the seething stand

shorn of nature self obsessed
stunned and prodded lost depressed
we sprint forward past the brink
shouting slogans as we sink

what can be said come the fall of the future
what can be spun from the trash of this world
what can be saved in the torrents of crisis
what can survive when the spirit has fled

god’s anointed devil’s spawn
soon all innocence long gone
once the tribal ways looked pure
until we fell for that techno cure

what can be blessed when the chalice is broken
what can endure when the mother rebels
what can redeem when the temples shout kill them
what can survive when the spirit has fled

bottom line astride the ball
religion funneled through the mall
a pseudo world enshrined on line
praying desperate for a sign

what can emerge from the tomb of the sacred
what can bring peace once the balance is dead
what can give warmth when the heart is extinguished
what can survive when the spirit has fled 3X
Track Name: Whisper
Whisper

i met a man who said he had nothing
he sat in a palace and wept bitter tears
yes i am king and yes i have riches
but i lost my way in the welter of years

once i was young and once i was eager
ready to fill up a scrapbook with deeds
i thought i saw what had the most luster
so i sallied forth on the swiftest of steeds

i hear a whisper in the grass
and there i go hurrah alas

i made a mark and i reached the summit
i took a wife who birthed a fine brood
now i look back and when was i living
when did awareness ever intrude

i hear a whisper in the grass
and there i go hurrah alas

now i look back and see the illusions
now is too late to set forth again
all i have left is this blessed sorrow
i am the saddest most lucky of men

i hear a whisper in the grass
and there i go hurrah alas 2X

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