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1.
03:29
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
2.
02:47
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
3.
02:51
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
4.
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
5.
03:31
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
6.
03:39
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
7.
02:40
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
8.
03:56
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
9.
03:13
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
10.
03:37
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
11.
03:24
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
12.
04:26
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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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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