Streets Of Gold

by Kito Peters

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1.
03:08
Divide we’re all about the main chance we’re all about free choice anyone can make it big the market’s god’s real voice but all those whining losers the immigrants and such women and the darker hued add little asking much yes there is a great divide and we will keep it so as god rules the angel realm so we must rule below it’s always been a hard world men striving for the top just the best will stand on high and that won’t ever stop virtue is apparent the rich take more it’s true then that brilliance trickles down a little scrap for you chorus it’s the way god planned it the lion and the lamb each of us astride the peak each roaring yes i am yes there is a great divide and we will keep it so as god rules the angel realm so we must rule below
2.
02:39
Combat Love moments i remember but mostly i forget back before the big collide when i had no scars yet she looked like a gypsy she drank and fooled around don’t know why i fell so hard or broke when i hit ground i wailed to the angels i cursed the sky above still i burn from her caress the sting of combat love we had something in the dark that i had never known but only there between the sheets did any love get shown she left just a stab wound then later she came back now we couldn’t spend a meal without some crazed attack chorus i hear she’s in hedge funds now and made a killing there no i’d never seek her out plumb nuts to think i’d care i wailed to the angels i cursed the sky above still i burn from her caress the sting of combat love 2X
3.
03:35
Channel locked in a cathedral to write his final piece summing up the cosmos at last the strain would cease vodka in a thermos berries in a cup every time he sank down deep his heart kept pushing up god was speaking through him or maybe just the muse he could hear that distant call so how could he refuse no one came to see him no doubt they feared his bite he had left a bloody trail when he’d run off that night only sound could soothe him the whisper and the scream he intended to evoke the spiral of a dream chorus he grew sick of failing and solitude got old plus he missed his pekinese his condo hadn’t sold art demands commitment but really what’s the point he prepared to call their bluff and break out of the joint chorus now the channel sputters the voices come and go spread sheets clutter on his desk some things best not to know god was speaking through him or maybe just the muse he could hear that distant call so how could he refuse
4.
Mail Order Bride i paid for the shipping she took a peek and cried i’d sent another’s photo to my mail order bride when she started cussing my patience sure was tried i demand all due respect from my mail order bride i knew she could love me if she’d just give me a chance once she dumped received ideas of magazine romance what i’d called a mansion had one dirt floor inside but i’d bought a brand new broom for my mail order bride maybe i’d not been up front in fact i’d mostly lied but how else could i woo and win my fine mail order bride chorus she’s not spoken in a month though i leave her untied it seems harder than i thought with my mail order bride i knew she could love me if she’d just give me a chance once she dumped received ideas of magazine romance
5.
03:37
Twin wind blew down the canyon snow fell on the ground no way we could bury the body that we found i thought i was dreaming and maybe i was right we’d been hiding from the law and running every night he looked so familiar almost like my twin wasn’t that the same scar i have on my chin i remembered mother she said i’d see a ghost she would send a message when i might need one most i tried to understand it but soon would come the day we had to keep moving on the dogs not far away chorus i looked back to see him what could this all mean i saw mist arising from the creek side where we’d been he looked so familiar almost like my twin wasn’t that the same scar i have on my chin
6.
04:18
Boxes snow fell soft like feathers the forecast threatened more i was craving eggs and toast when i pushed through the door he sat in a corner hair matted and torn clothes no one would sit next to him his eyes looked like they’d froze all the others seemed like me with roofs and their own cars none lay out in boxes beneath the frigid stars it seemed good they served him all kindness a surprise every gaze averted the whole room in disguise his waitress brought more coffee and let him bide his time he looked fixed and broken beneath the rags and grime chorus who knew where he’d go next what shelter might be found i peered at my emails the snow kept drifting down all the others seemed like me with roofs and their own cars none lay out in boxes beneath the frigid stars
7.
02:53
Kegs Of Hope i am not as cool as she is hip and poised and yet so young can’t be easy in this climate nightmares threaten everyone i was watching her on youtube nothing seemed to rock her cool still some secrets that she’s hiding tucked behind that vestibule we try turning fear to pleasure hip can be a way to cope we are goofing at the picnic drunk as hell on kegs of hope i am glad that i’m not young now it looks like a lot to bear wondering what will be the future getting hotter everywhere wondering when they dream of children what they think it could be like sure they get to have their babies such big danger down the pike chorus i am watching on my iphone generations i won’t know singing laughing just like we did watching as the fires grow we try turning fear to pleasure hip can be a way to cope we are goofing at the picnic drunk as hell on kegs of hope
8.
Eden For A Few i came to this country and hoped to make a buck i had heard of streets of gold but i was out of luck still i found a decent job and sent the bulk back home now they say they’ll throw me out no mercy can be shown they say that i’m stealing this job that they won’t do what a crazy frightened land just eden for a few how i miss my family but they need me to earn if i flew to hold my son then i could not return so i’m in this limbo this place i have to stay sometimes i just want to scream and blow these walls away chorus i pray god will help me but so far not so much he got used to fancy food and lost the common touch they say that i’m stealing this job that they won’t do what a crazy frightened land just eden for a few
9.
03:46
Big Box big box i’ve been working there running to fulfill each sale the only way to make it here is get high every day tried to look outside the box all i saw was broken locks won’t you tell me where the treasure’s hidden you don’t know what i know about you can’t you see what i hide you don’t know what i learn about you every time i look inside big box i’ve been working there frozen in an empty vault everyone keeps telling me that this life is my fault but when i look outside the box i see the school of easy knocks one they never opened up to me chorus big box i’ve been working there it’s safe to say that no one cares there is only one thing that’s ka-ching but when i look outside the box i see the miles of dead end blocks and further on those black clouds threatening you don’t know what i know about you can’t you see what i hide you don’t know what i learn about you every time i look inside
10.
03:41
Empath she could take the others in so they felt heard and seen still she flew invisible and who cared how she’d been everyone was rushing they all tried to play tough heart and soul a hindrance the sharks piled up more stuff they don’t have the inner space though god i wish they did all the richest feelings so much that we keep hid still she watched and listened and let the others flow open to what pulsed inside she found she longed to know sometimes she felt lonely her life a secret book who would turn the pages would someone ever look chorus such a solitary world but still she shines her light open to the deepest realms and then alone at night they don’t have the inner space though god i wish they did all the richest feelings so much that we keep hid
11.
03:59
Passing Lane you zoom like they’re standing still again the exercise of will there’s so much to lose or gain foot down hard in the passing lane you ran late now you’re cruising fast you shut em down as you shoot past you glance back with some disdain foot down hard in the passing lane unless you conquer you get mad way too low the place you had a daily battle to ascend miles of cars stretch without end while you strive to beat em all you might skid and hit a wall but you push on through pouring rain foot down hard in the passing lane now you’re yelling on the phone mouth set tight your eyes like stone there’s no time left to explain foot down hard in the passing lane chorus the city calls you in the night got to get there make it right figures jumping round your brain foot down hard in the passing lane unless you conquer you get mad way too low the place you had a daily battle to ascend miles of cars stretch without end
12.
Mystical Lagoon i ran down to see her at the mystical lagoon when i said i love you she laughed it’s way too soon i just think you’re lonely or read too many books stop with all the sighing those deep and soulful looks i pray she’s still uncanny i owe her much i know moves me to remember sweet days of long ago of course i felt offended i’d just declared my heart she smiled like i was a child she’d done that from the start and yes i wanted magic so much seemed dull and cruel she shone with such beauty the perfect romance fuel chorus she said let’s go swimming of course i plunged right in when i splashed her in the face she flashed the brightest grin and it was true i loved her and later she loved me by the mystical lagoon we cut each other free chorus

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released May 30, 2019

We arranged, rehearsed, and recorded these tracks live during three days in February, 2019 at The Kitchen Sink Studio in Santa Fe. Some overdubs were added later. Big thanks to the team of Jon Gagan, Jono Manson, Paul Pearcy, and Kevin Zoernig! So great working with you all!

Jon Gagan - upright and electric bass

John Kurzweg - electric guitar on 2, 3, 5, 11

Jono Manson - tenor, baritone, and electric guitar; backing vocals

Paul Pearcy - drums

Kito Peters - lead vocals; acoustic guitar; backing vocals on 2

Kevin Zoernig - accordion, autoharp, omnichord, keyboards





Songs by Kito Peters

Arranged by Jon Gagan, Jono Manson, Paul Pearcy, Kito Peters, and Kevin Zoernig

Recorded and mixed by Jono Manson at The Kitchen Sink, Santa Fe, NM

Produced by Jono Manson and Kito Peters

Mastered by John Kurzweg at The Studio On The Hill, Santa Fe, NM

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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