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released January 9, 2016

Credits

John Kurzweg: electric guitar; acoustic guitar; bass; auxiliary keyboards; drum programming; backing vocals

Kito Peters: lead vocals; acoustic guitar (rhythm and finger picked)

Kevin Zoernig: keyboards; accordion

Songs by Kito Peters

Arranged by John Kurzweg and Kito Peters

Produced by John Kurzweg

Recorded and mixed by John Kurzweg at The Studio on the Hill

Mastered by Dominick Maita at Airshow Mastering , Boulder, CO

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: After
After

after the end of the world
after the flag got unfurled
after more coffee and eggs
after the cramps in both legs

after the death and rebirth
after the blast off from earth
after the ingots of gold
after the angels in snow

we just seem to flow one way
past to present - so they say
there is no place we can stay
just wave goodbye to yesterday

after the remnants of silk
after a moustache of milk
after a night on the cross
after a heartrending loss

after the pilot got cleared
after the zebra was speared
after the red-painted toes
after she took off her clothes

we just seem to flow one way
past to present - so they say
there is no place we can stay
just wave goodbye to yesterday

after the temple went dark
after they tore out his heart
after the choice to stay here
after big love trumped the fear

we just seem to flow one way
past to present - so they say
there is no place we can stay
just wave goodbye to yesterday 2X
Track Name: Bracing
Bracing

freight train running through my chest
then falls into the sky
once the floor boards open wide
no point to wonder why

i can feel the endless dark
pull me through the hole
i grab words to keep me here
each stanza like a pole

i forgot the laundry
i forgot to eat
staring down the universe
bracing with my feet

sucked toward a final fall
spinning down the black
if i ever let it go
i never could get back

i gaze at the galaxy
i feel the cosmos call
i am just a slew of moments
never home at all

i forgot the laundry
i forgot to eat
staring down the universe
bracing with my feet

now i’m looking out both ways
still breathing on this earth
once my private bearings slipped
the void my second birth

i forgot the laundry
i forgot to eat
staring down the universe
bracing with my feet
Track Name: There's A Light
There’s A Light

there’s a light at the mouth of the tunnel
there’s a light shining round the bend
there’s a light in the ebony midnight
there’s a light when we reach the end

there’s a light that cannot be extinguished
there’s a light when we cop to what’s so
there’s a light though the shadow is spreading
there’s a light where the future could go

i am no believer trodden in the dust
i am no believer in tablets gone to rust
yeah i am no believer just a few i trust
still i sense the blazing boom or bust

there’s a light when the hand gets extended
there’s a light when the heart opens wide
there’s a light when the lying’s suspended
there’s a light where the avatar died

i am no believer trodden in the dust
i am no believer in tablets gone to rust
yeah i am no believer just a few i trust
still i sense the blazing boom or bust

there’s a light at the cosmic beginning
there’s a light in the guts of the beast
there’s a light from the heart of the darkness
there’s a light when the cell doors release
when the cell doors release 2X
Track Name: Jubilee
Jubilee

i loved the castle such thick walls
outside the peasants swore and stank
i’d slapped a few when they got drunk
and disrespected higher rank

i was proud to be a prince
some born to rule and some to follow
that the rabble had their rights
was something i could barely swallow

then came the year of the jubilee
the debts all cleared the prisoners free
some danced with joy when they heard the horn
the common ground again reborn

i saw how they watched our girls
lusting for them from the mud
their bestial natures bursting forth
how i longed to spill their blood

then came the year of the jubilee
the debts all cleared the prisoners free
some danced with joy when they heard the horn
the common ground again reborn

we were the chosen ones of god
all the grain stored in our tower
i’d rather die like a cringing cur
than see those villains grab more power

then came the year of the jubilee
the debts all cleared the prisoners free
some danced with joy when they heard the horn
the common ground again reborn
Track Name: Great White Hope
Great White Hope

back in our old neighborhood
a world now so remote
when the kid danced round the ring
we felt too proud to gloat

the kid walked with his head held high
he’d never had one cut
he could feel our eyes on him
a six pack for a gut

three cheers for the great white hope
the world so right when he jumped rope
my daddy beat up from the plant
said never even think you can’t

we escaped the drenching heat
each august at the lake
when he knocked some sucker out
we felt the tension break

i was there the night he fell
those dreads too quick and tough
we walked home in silence
our faith not near enough

three cheers for the great white hope
the world so right when he jumped rope
my daddy beat up from the plant
said never even think you can’t

yeah those were the best of times
let’s drink to way back when
we knew where we were headed
not so much since then

three cheers for the great white hope
the world so right when he jumped rope
my daddy beat up from the plant
said never even think you can’t
Track Name: Intel
Intel

trembling he held back the blood
but still it spurted on the mud
every day the same charade
it’s the stuff of which he’s made

he’s the site where the bomb went off
so much rubble tossed aloft
humpty dumpty broke since then
some old specter filling in

riddled with words
no bullet proof vest
stuck on the crack
where the intel’s best 2X

then he walked without a cane
then he soared before the wind
then he stretched toward the sun
back before the shakes begun

riddled with words
no bullet proof vest
stuck on the crack
where the intel’s best 2X

he can sense what they don’t see
but is his fever fantasy
shuffling down fluorescent halls
he may never quit these walls

riddled with words
no bullet proof vest
stuck on the crack
where the intel’s best 2X
Track Name: Rocket
Rocket

i always felt that i was best
rising up to meet each test
i always knew i was worst
blessed and battered golden cursed

i always felt that i was wrong
far too broken to keep on
i always knew i was right
gods applauding solo flight

back then in the long ago
a shiny rocket aimed so high
they still wonder where it flew
blazing through the silent sky

i always felt that i was real
a range of nuance had to deal
i always knew i was false
dancing freestyle to their waltz

i always felt that i was lost
mangrove island tempest tossed
i always knew i was found
sinking into sacred ground

back then in the long ago
a shiny rocket aimed so high
they still wonder where it flew
blazing through the silent sky

i always felt that i was here
until the footprints disappeared
i always knew i was gone
beyond the last strains of a song

back then in the long ago
a shiny rocket aimed so high
they still wonder where it flew
blazing through the silent sky
Track Name: I Fell
I Fell

i fell through the ice to the heart of creation
i fell through the clouds to a break in the sky
i fell through the clash to an infinite quiet
i fell through the noise of a river run dry

i fell through the reckless dreams of a fever
i fell through the knowledge of nothing at all
i fell through the shimmering horns of desire
i fell through the building just starting to fall

i fell and i fell and i’m still falling
i fell and i fell and i can’t stop 2X

i fell through the grace of eyes of compassion
i fell through the haze of the tales i’d been taught
i fell through a word that’d been promised forever
i fell through the cries where the battle was fought

i fell and i fell and i’m still falling
i fell and i fell and i can’t stop 2X

i fell til i spun out in altered awareness
i fell til i hung with the moon muscled full
i fell til the thunder attacked without warning
i fell til the sun seemed to loosen its pull

i fell and i fell and i’m still falling
i fell and i fell and i can’t stop 2X
Track Name: Long PLateau
Long Plateau

this is how it happened
this is how it went
whatever was intended
whatever course was meant

i cannot remember
the ways it all began
and yes there was big laughter
when they announced the plan

i’m staring down a long plateau
where every breathing one must go 2X

there was quite a struggle
to implement design
all the sudden breezes
none of it was mine

so much caged desire
for conquest and for fame
now it doesn’t matter much
the outcomes of the game

i’m walking down a long plateau
where every breathing one must go 2X

it all feels so quiet
no more signs portend
i’m sitting with a candle
waiting on the end

yeah this is how it happened
this is how it went
whatever was intended
whatever course was meant

i’m lying on a long plateau
where every breathing one must go 2X
Track Name: Heart Keeps Pumping
Heart Keeps Pumping

they gonna teach you a thing or two
about the stuff that dead souls do
they gonna plot to take you down
spitting lies until you drown

the snake pretends to stand above
and wraps himself in a cloak of love
so many ready to destroy
they cling for warmth to the mob mind ploy

heart keeps beating though it don’t know why
heart keeps pumping til the well runs dry 2X

lost in the sprint to stay in place
the only path a pointless race
the snake provides his perfumed lair
all the best folks hissing there

they need a scapegoat to attack
their good contrasted to all black
the snake condemns in savage tone
they clap in fear they’ll stand alone

heart keeps beating though it don’t know why
heart keeps pumping til the well runs dry 2X

so there’s a choice laid out for you
the zombie choir or claim what’s true
that snake is coiling either way
will you embody what you say

heart keeps beating though it don’t know why
heart keeps pumping til the well runs dry 2X
Track Name: Cowboy
Cowboy

once i was a cowboy
rode out on the range
i never sensed it coming
the wrecking ball of change

once i was a cowboy
camped beneath the stars
now i wander like a ghost
between the speeding cars

i preserve your picture
locked in my valise
stumbling through the tenements
crawling on my knees

once i was a cowboy
the water cold and clear
now i grasp at memories
of what i held so dear

once i was a cowboy
a handshake closed the deal
a thousand miles of open land
the sense of peace i’d feel

i preserve your picture
locked in my valise
stumbling through the tenements
crawling on my knees

once i was a cowboy
but that was long ago
i still dream of endless plains
us galloping so slow

i preserve your picture
locked in my valise
stumbling through the tenements
crawling on my knees

once i was a cowboy
Track Name: Nudist Of New York
The Nudist of New York

she said i was buttoned up
that all too much was hid
time to let yourself hang out
and that’s just what i did

that old bee hive hustle
had never suited me
i was sick of floral ties
and cloaked mendacity

you must be decisive
once you reach the fork
and i saw i must become
the nudist of new york

isn’t that the current rage
we all long to be known
no one stays anonymous
parading what they own

and people sure took notice
gawkers stopped to stare
some they called me horrid names
but still i chose to share

you must be decisive
once you reach the fork
and i saw i must become
the nudist of new york

i might blog my inner life
if there were one to write
but only some can take it off
and hightail through the night

you must be decisive
once you reach the fork
and i saw i must become
the nudist of new york

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