Shadowself


Whatever I Want

by Brian Peet

She said "Talk to me.
What do you see when you dream?
Is there something I should know?
Why do you go to extremes?"

I said "Life's a bitch,
and then you die.
But before then, I, I...
I'm gonna get what I want
(she said what do you want?)
I said:

I want what everyone wants:
Whatever I want, whenever I want
I want whatever I want

She said "That's good work,
I see you've found your inner child.
But can you rein him in?
Why do you have to be so wild?"

I said "Life's a bitch,
and then you die.
But before then, I, I...
I'm gonna get what I want"

chorus

She said "no, no
you've got to try to grow
of course we all will die
but there's so much more to know"

I said, "that may be so
but the fact is, down below
i'll never get what i want
right now i'm alive
and by now you should know"

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, bass, guitars, keys
Tim Grogan - drums

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Believe In Me

by Brian Peet

This road is blurry
I should be driving slow
But I wonder
Should I even worry about staying alive
Or just let go

Speeding through these twists & turns
I’m racing time to change my fate
Will I find my way in some other town
Or is it too late

I can barely see
Anything I recognize in me
But you believe you still believe

I know I’m better than that
When did I learn to even question the fact
That alive is the only way to live
And grateful is all I should be
Thank you baby
You believe in me

Too many turns to retrace
And try to find my way back home
But do I have the nerve to face this winding road
And keep driving on

Right now I feel like I can barely see two feet in front of me
But I can see what the light in your eyes reveals to me

I know I’m better than this
I haven’t reached the end but I’m enjoying the trip
And alive in your arms
Is the only way to live
And grateful is all I can be
Thank you baby

You believe in me

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, drums
Shannon Wallace - guitars
Eric Lampley - bass
Donnie Sundal - piano, B3

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


I Don't Know (So It Goes)

by Brian Peet

I don’t know what to do without you
I don’t even seem to recognize
this vacant look in my eyes

I don’t know

I’ve never known another woman
Who can make me feel as good as you do
And every day without your sweet touch
Is a hundred years too much

And so it goes
Every step without you I’m stumbling on myself
And I don’t know if I’ll ever be the same again
I never thought I’d say it but I don’t think I can make it alone

When I think about the good old days
And your elegant sexy ways
I can’t believe it’s all wrong now
We know the why but not the how

And I don’t know if I can take another day on the phone
And I don’t know if I can face another night alone
And I don’t know if I even understand this game
I know I’ll never win it
I can’t take another minute alone
I don’t know If I can do this anymore on my own

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, drums, piano
Shannon Wallace - guitars
Eric Lampley - bass
Donnie Sundal - B3

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Sick Of It

by Brian Peet

I'm sick of it
I'm talking about this bullshit
I'm talking about how everything I hoped for has disappeared,
How confusion and hard lessons are all that's left here

And I've got time to think about
Bad decisions and self doubt

In this place there is no one to talk to
No better day to find
No hope for real connection
And only god to read my mind

Don't ask me why I try

In this minefield of sad mistakes
I’m afraid of every move I make

I thought in my youth that passion
Would get me through the years
It takes to get me where I’m going
But now it isn't clear where I am

Where am I?

When this time has come and gone
I’ll try to figure out where I went wrong

I’ll try to see beyond this hopeless darkness
That seeps into my heart every time the sunset passes
Every night we spend apart

Girl, you’re why I try

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, drums
Shannon Wallace - guitars
Eric Lampley - bass
Donnie Sundal - piano, B3

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Slow Down

by Brian Peet

I’m always looking in the rear view
Trying to see if I should turn around
I hardly ever notice what’s true
As I travel on Earth’s sacred ground
I’m anxious and I’m weary
My soul is screaming out without a sound

I need to slow down
I need to look around
I need to be more grateful for
The many precious things I have
I need to slow down and find a better path

It always seems I’m second-guessing
The moment disappears as it’s found
I hardly understand the blessings
That embrace me all around
I know somebody’s listening
I can feel vibrations in the ground

I need to slow down
I need to look around
I need to be more grateful for
The many precious things I have
I need to slow down and walk a better path

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, bass, guitars, keys, programming

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Holding On

by Brian Peet

Every time I close my eyes
I try not to see your face
but that image seems burned into my mind
Every time I drift away
Girl, I miss your sweet embrace
but those precious nights have all been left behind

Maybe one more day
will bring you back to me
back where you belong
In a million ways I'm sorry
I know I was wrong
But I'm still holding on

There’s been no one else to fill this void
since that sad day in ’09
And nothing seems to take you from my thoughts
no chemicals or miles of road
not even passing time
blurs the memories of everything i’ve lost

Maybe one more day
will bring you back to me
back where you belong
In a million ways I'm sorry
I know I was wrong
But I'm still holding on

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, bass, guitars, keys, programming

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Masterpiece

by Brian Peet

Bundled in bed under blankets
The sky is crimson flashing black
Rivulets tickle the windows
My warm breath on your back

This night is all there is
This room is our world

Treetops dance in the pulsing wind
Your body wraps around my own

Flashing sky like a camera
Captures everything it’s shown

This room glows in shadows and sighs
A masterpiece of sound and light
The world outside could never know
What a masterpiece tonight

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, bass, guitars, keys, programming

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Vampires

by Brian Peet

working in the darkness
their only motivation
is vicious exploitation
vampires run the world

vampires
parasites
no respect for human life

modern america is one big farm
for millennia, humans have farmed plants and animals for our survival
now, we are farmed like a human crop for the service of those at the top

the recipe for corporate success is as follows:
a corporation must grow large enough to be capable of both creating a problem and solving the same problem
sell fried chicken and Lipitor
sell sugar water, gastric bypass and oxycontin
sell weapons around the world and then use their own weapons to destroy their new enemies
every day they use debt-created slave labor to manufacture death in many forms, while the profits from sales and plunder finance private islands, corporate jets and golden parachutes
fall

rely on the government, be disappointed
rely on corporations, be raped

bring the torches
bring the wooden stakes
make them pay, crash the gates

the truth is, any human being has a theoretically equal chance of self- fulfillment
the potential of any one person is comparable to that of any other
however, that model simply does not work for this brave new world
they suppress the development of a certain percentage of the population, because someone must collect the garbage, someone must shovel shit
previous versions of civilization used open slavery and debtor prisons
people were made to serve with the threat of incarceration or at the point of a spear
now, slavery is far less legal, but no less clear

some total jackass once said “corporations are people, too, my friend”
if that’s true, then people are corporations, too
and 2012 america is what happens when private citizens behave like corporations
a systemic, voracious pursuit of self-interest

don’t you understand you fucking corporapists?
you myopic vampire parasites
you’re about to kill the host
and if the host dies, you die
if the host dies, we all die

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, guitars, keys, programming
Jack Haley - screams

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Haven't Had a Good Day

by Brian Peet

I haven’t had a good day in so long
I wasted too much time
Now everything’s wrong

This is how it feels to lose again
Step right up and I’ll tell you all about it my friend
You should never trust your feelings where money’s concerned
I haven’t got a dollar but I’ve got a million lessons learned

I keep falling down to a deeper rock bottom
Everything I thought I knew I must have forgotten
You can never trust your feelings where’s money’s concerned
If you only live to get rich you’re gonna get burned

I haven’t had a good day in so long
I wasted too much time
Now everything’s wrong

Now you know that greed is a deadly sin
It will crush you and it’s so hard to start again
You should never trust your lust for money my friend
It’s a hollow goal and a game you can’t win

If you want to live a good life you need a better reason
Make yourself a family and do everything to please them
You can only trust your instincts where love is concerned
When you sleep well at night then you’ve truly learned

You’ve gotta live for love

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, drums
Shannon Wallace - guitars
Eric Lampley - bass
Donnie Sundal - piano, B3

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Watching Her Go

by Brian Peet and Donnie Sundal

Staring out the window
A cold morning rain keeps coming down
And I feel like I’m watching
A sad old movie without any sound
A girl in distress in a muddy white dress
The tears on her face getting lost in the mess
If only she’d turn, she’d see me
And then she would know

I want to take her back to our first day together
Sugar sand between our toes
I want to hold her close as the sunset fades
But instead I’m here watching her go
I can’t believe I’m watching her go

In the beginning
Our time was a gift from above
We built this home from nothing
And filled it up with our love
But now it seems everything I used to know
Is bundled in boxes and bags on the floor
And all my best reasons to live
Just walked out the door

I want to take her back to our first night together
Cherry lips and red wine glow
I want to feel her breath as we slowly dance
But instead I’m here watching her go

If only I’d shown her I love her
If only I hadn’t caused her pain
If only I’d shown her she’s everything I need to live
But now I just watch as she packs in a cold morning rain

One more box of shoes and pictures
One more bag of clothes
Then the car door shuts
The engine starts
She doesn’t look back as she goes

If only I’d given what she needed
I wouldn’t be here watching her go
And we could hide inside this home we made
And sit back and watch our love grow
And I’d never have to see her go
I can’t believe I’m watching her go

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, drums
Steven Motian - guitar
John Hoorman - bass
Donnie Sundal - piano, B3

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


More Time Than Money

by Brian Peet

Sitting on the same crooked bar stool as yesterday
Thinking bout a life spent trying to make a buck
There's an older guy buying double rounds right next to me
And his gold watch says a lot about better luck

I asked him for his story, if he had any tips for me
I confessed my envy of expensive things
He said, “Son, you know money's not all it’s cracked up to be
It surely won’t prepare you for the changes life brings”

“When I was young, I had more time than money
Now I'm old, I've got more money than time
Either one I hate to lose
But if I had to choose
Then I'd take more time than money every time”

I said “Friend, you’ve had too many. You ain’t thinking straight
Cuz surely living well beats living long”
But he shook his head, took a drink and ended all debate
When he told me I was young and I was wrong

He said, “My wife was far more beautiful than my acres by the sea
My kids were far more precious than any gold could ever be
I spent long days making money, lost too much family time
I wanna go back and try again
but it seems i’ve crossed the line

chorus

The old man paid his tab, tipped the girl behind the bar
Turned his crooked face to me then I saw the scar
His eyes betrayed some tragedy I couldn’t understand
But I understood his warning as he stood and shook my hand

“You’re young, you’ve got more time than money
When you’re old, you’ll only want to buy more time
You’re smart enough to choose
But you’ve got no time to lose
Don’t waste all your time making money”

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, ukulele
Mike Waldron - acoustic guitar, mandolin
Smith Curry - dobro
Tim Grogan - drums
Rod Lewis - bass
Coleman Murphy - electric guitars

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Insignificant Other

by Brian Peet

Ooh I like the way you wear your dress
What the rest looks like, I can only guess
There’s a whole lotta guys trying to catch your eye
But we’ve got a little spark, you can’t deny
Add a little friction and desire
Let’s make a little fire

I ain’t trying to be your new best friend
I ain’t looking for a mother
All I’m trying to do is get it going on
Tonight I wanna be your insignificant other

Ooh I can see you’re curious
Nah, It don’t have to be so serious
We can chill and hang, have a little fun
I really ain’t tryin’ to find the one
Been there, done that, ain’t lookin for a wife
I just wanna love life

I ain’t trying to be your new best friend
I ain’t looking for a mother
All I’m trying to do is get it going on
Tonight I wanna be your insignificant other

Oooh, there’s nothing wrong with this
Girl, you know I’m right
Let’s give it a go, just gimme a kiss
Let’s see what happens tonight

really ain’t tryin’ to find the one
Been there, done that, ain’t lookin for a wife
I just wanna love life

I ain’t trying to be your new best friend
I ain’t looking for a mother
All I’m trying to do is get it going on
Tonight I wanna be your insignificant other

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals
Coleman Murphy - electric guitars
Mike Waldron - acoustic guitar
Tim Grogan - drums
Rod Lewis - bass

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet

all songs copyright 2013 Shadowself Music

Album art by Chris Marquard




 

Interplosion


Corporate American Dream

by Brian Peet

Look into my jaded eyes
See my every third day ties
Allow me to pretend that you and I are friends
Look upon my vacant smile
Gaze and ponder for a while
The darkness in my baby blues
And wonder if it’s true that

I have absolutely no concern for you or your feelings
But you’d never know it unless you are like me
And I have absolutely no desire to do anything but scream
But I’ll fake a smile, cuz I’m the Corporate American Dream

Every day here seems like some lame, redundant dream
Like some sequel with a never-changing cast of no one good
So let me be the only one to scream that this is just no fun
Let me say the things you wish you could

Chorus

A different me existed not so many years ago
Bright and optimistic, convinced that I would grow into
A well-adjusted guy
Now I don’t even try

It’s been so long I’m not sure if I know how to end the pain
Of this masochistic mulching of my soul
Just two solutions surface in my caffeine-addled brain:
Lobotomy, or a pine box in a hole

Chorus

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, drums, bass, keys, guitar, percussion
Donnie Sundal - piano

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Angel

by Brian Peet

Half a million eyes
Hold not a hint of the warm surprise that you are
The grandeur that surrounds us,
The swirling din that pounds our ears
Disappears when I’m near you

Angel
What if I had never known you?
I would have died without knowing why I’d lived
I would have lost it all if I had never found you
But I did
Angel

Sometimes it feels as though
To even breathe upon your wings would push you away
And sometimes, when I least expect it,
You show me wings on my own back
And take me high, so high
Take me high

Angel
What if I had never seen your face?
Would I have ever known a place
Where my every dream is answered?
Would I have known what to love if had never found you?
But I did, and I do
Angel

I cast my doubts and pain at the sky
And they fall away
They’ll never reach as high as you fly

Oh Angel
What if I had never heard your voice?
Would I have ever known the gentle sound of heaven?
For so long, I never knew what sweet music to pursue
But now I do
Angel

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, drums, keys
David Pretlow - bass
Jeff Caldwell - acoustic guitars
Robert Royal - electric guitar

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


It's Worth It

by Brian Peet

there's nowhere else I'd rather be than
deep in the middle of a groove
there's nothing else I'd rather see than
the subtle uncontrollable movement
creeping up and taking over
to see it working
it's worth it

it's worth the time
a little every day
it's worth the energy
I give it all away
it's worth showing everybody everything
it's worth it

there's nothing else I’d rather hear than
an internal voice singing along
there's nothing else I’d rather know than
the simple pleasure of an infectious song
reaching out and taking over
to know it’s working
it's worth it

it's worth a lot
to get a bit
it's worth a miss
to get a hit
it's worth chasing every little moment
it's worth it

there's nothing else I’d rather do than
live in this circle of exchange
there's nothing else I’d rather feel than
the delicate balance of emotional danger

it's worth the whirlpool
spinning round
it's worth the roller coaster
up and down
it's worth the howling at the moon
it's worth it

it's worth a lot
to get a bit
it's worth a miss
to get a hit
it's worth chasing every little moment
it's worth it

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, drums, keys, guitars

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Getting What I Want

by Brian Peet

she spent some time shifting from side to side in her chair
she spent some time glancing as she danced assuring we all knew she was there
she spent some time describing in detail with a smile on her lips
the things she craved tonight as the slow vibe rocked her hips

she asked if I had ever been in a black room painted red
she asked if I had ever drowned in velvet sheets on a room-sized bed
she asked me as I drove if I had fun having fun
she told me I should leave my ego in the car and treat her as the only one
and later on as I contemplated this I looked up at her and she said (say it)

pardon me if I seem to be getting what I want
but you don't know what I go through to get here or do you
pardon me if I seem to be getting everything I want
I’ll only be a minute
another minute

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, drums, keys
Dan Gordon - turntables

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Lay Down

by Brian Peet

come and lay down
come and lay down and show me who you are
all the way is not too far
so let your need blaze like a star

come and lay down
come and lay down and let me look at you
let me do what I want to do
you will know these whispered words are true

you will know
what it is I’m looking for
the pleasure in your eyes I adore
I’ll never leave you wanting more

come and show me
come and show me the things you want to feel
do not be afraid to reveal
your need to lose control is very real

come and show me
come and show me the places i may go
let your need burn so I will know
do not be afraid to let it grow

and you will know
what it is to be with me
so let your need set you free
and be who you want to be

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, drums, keys
David Cox - electric guitars

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Three 2 Sambo

by Brian Peet

it takes two to tango
but three to sambo

oh my god what is this little gift
do i get a wish
do i get another wish
are you the genie with the light brown hair
is that your friend sort of groovin’ over there
oh my my
is that a clave in her hand
does she want to join our little band
do you know does she know
how to play how to dance
it's time to sambo

of course i like to tango
but tonight we sambo
two to tango
three to sambo

in our little band
you lend a hand when it's needed
it’s all about the groove
so improvise and feed it
let’s play through everything we know
mix it all up in a solo duo trio
our little group is generously blessed
with three multi-instrumentalists
and so i say
we can play any part we want to play
if we know how to sambo
 
chorus

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, drums, keys

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Tricky Vibe

by Brian Peet

this is a tricky day
your vibe is like a butterfly
swirling low and fluttering high
on your every breath and every sigh

this is a tricky day
your vibe is like your burning eyes
a supernova in smooth disguise
with all the tension that that implies
do you wanna explode?

but you are the vibe
I need to survive
you are the vibe
that keeps me alive
you are the vibe

this is a tricky day
your vibe is like a crimson jewel
sweet sparkle beckoning bright and cool
beneath the surface of a shimmering murky pool
I wanna dive in

this is a tricky day
your vibe is like a clouded sun
giving warm shadows to everyone
a borderline day promising fun

but you are the vibe
I need to survive
you are the vibe
that keeps me alive
you are the vibe

this is a tricky tricky day
you are a tricky tricky vibe

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, drums,  guitars, keys
David Pretlow - bass

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


The Dark Warm

by Brian Peet

The Dark Warm
The gentle swell
oooh the subtle spell

come to me
draw me into you
into you

the smooth white
the fluid grace
the rapture of embrace

i feel you move with me
as you feel me move with you

the soft skin
the whispered breath

the deep eyes
the ancient soul
the dark warm

i feel you move with me
as you feel me move with you

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, drums, bass, keys
David Pretlow - electric violins

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Maybesongs

by Brian Peet

It’s 2 am in this dreary place
look around at faces of oblivion
creeping
open arms to earthen pit
but not yet
slowly we will go
and we whistle though not merrily

and you know, I think I’ve been there
i think i know what we can all expect
and chemical amnesia is so easy
so why not, why the fuck not
join me in this sensation

of maybe things will change
maybe time will slow for us
maybe this day matters
and maybe songs will change  our world
c’mon maybe things will change
maybe life will wait for us
maybe the fire will return
maybe songs will change our world
change our world

I know you think  i’m different
you know, i think you’re right
somehow six billion souls seem transparent
in my glaring night
yet even i join the race
and i race to see who wins
i run to pointless victory,
then eternity begins
you can see the one’s who’ve seen it
in the darkness and the fake
and the alcoholic haze of their plaintive cries

maybe we will be remembered
maybe we will have a page
maybe we will make a difference
maybe we’ll define this age

or maybe i will sing to no one
maybe will fall today
maybe i will be forgotten
maybe that’s all there is to say

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, drums, keys

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


With You Again

by Brian Peet

As rain falls
I remember when
I thought I’d never see you again
I know now that I was dead then
and what a rebirth this year has been
sometimes it must end to begin

I’ve died and come back a better man
I want to be with you again

As rain falls
I wait for when
I’m free from weakness and sin
I’ve felt the end
and I never want to feel that again

So blessed am I
in the next room you sleep
and I imagine I am your breath
so deep you breathe me in
let our new life begin
I’ve died and come back a better man
I want to be with you again

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, drums, keys, guitars
David Pretlow - bass, guitars

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Everything Changes

by Brian Peet

everything big is getting smaller
everything solid is sure to fall
everything easy is so hard
everything certain is a wild card
and every day we live
we can't believe the changes

everything slow is getting faster
so very quickly does the present overtake the past
and there's no way to take it slower
no place to hide chaos taking over
everything known is unknown
all that used to fit is outgrown

everything sacred has been profaned
everything set in stone is breaking
we could build it up
we could build the future

but my friends
my generation
are too stunned
by what's happening
too smart
too wasted
they see the future
but they cannot seem to face it

our world is not what it used to be
our evolution has devoured all stability
our time is a sea in a hurricane
we're tossed about naked
numbed by the pain

and the only thing we can do
is live another day because
everything changes
everything changes

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, drums, keys, guitars
Rod Moye - guitars

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Secondhand Stoned

by Brian Peet

Have you ever been to California?
They’ve got rolling fields of green and it ain’t corn
Ya know the leaves smell kinda funny
But don’t breathe too deep

What is this place called California?
Ya think I’d join the club but I’m torn
Ya know I’ve always been ambitious
And I never wished to be

(Ooooh ooooh secondhand stoned)
I’ve seen it firsthand
Things aren’t going as I’d planned
I know I should take a stand
But I think I’ll just sit here and be secondhand stoned

I’ve been there
I’ve seen it
It’s everywhere
It’s green
It has power
The state flower
Ooooh ooooh

I’ve been there
I’ve breathed it
It’s in the air
It’s everywhere
The tonic hydroponic
And I’m secondhand stoned

So if you like the green of California
You will not be forlorn for long
Each morning you can sing this song

(Ooooh ooooh secondhand stoned)
I won’t pass judgement
But I think it’s important
To do more than pay the rent

(Ooooh ooooh secondhand stoned)
I’ve seen it firsthand
Things aren’t going as I’d planned
I know I should take a stand
But I think I’ll just sit here and be secondhand stoned

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals
David Pretlow - guitars
Dan Collins - backing vocals

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Booty Tunes

by Brian Peet

look at mr. cool
see him drive real fast
see him pumpin to the jams
see him step on the gas
up and down 580 see him pass see him swerve
see him try to negotiate a hairpin curve
at sixty miles an hour
see him run outta room
see him plow into a semi
as he listens to his booty tunes

mr. fly guy just paid top dolla
for his rust-bucket primer coated '80  impala
with the fried speakers kickin out the crunchy distortion
and the engine block kickin out voluminous portions
seeping through the dashboard noxious fumes
see mr. cool asphyxiate as he listens to his booty tunes

notice mr. slick notice he's so fonda
his cherry red chrome plated decalled honda
he kicks up the bass so every chicka can see
his true love throbbin at a hundred-twenty dBs
his trunk-mounted amp is just the greatest invention
as he ponders its power he doesn't pay no attention
see him run a red light as the chickas swoon
see him smash three tourists as he listens to his booty tunes

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, keys, programming

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Natural Girl

by Brian Peet

nothing in the natural world
will ever match my girl
no one in the whole wide world
will ever hold me like my natural girl

i love her
every time i see her face
i need her
i just wanna be her man
i’ll take her
as far as any two can go
i’m with her
and everyone who sees will know

nothing in the natural world
will ever match my girl
no one any place i’ve been
could ever be as good a friend
no one in the whole wide world
will ever hold me like my natural girl

and when she smiles everything is beautiful
it’s sunny skies on a sunday morning
it’s open eyes to a bigger world
she is my natural girl

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, guitars, programming

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


A Better Day (Your Eyes)

by Brian Peet

Now I know if you look there’s always darker things below
You’ll fall much further than you ever thought you’d go
If you’re mind is clouded

I see the red my eyelids shut in all the pain inside my head
I want to find a path to brighter days instead
The truth seems always shrouded

But I see the glow of light above
And I feel that it shines with love

Yes I’m ready
Ready for a better day
Ready for a better life
Ready for a better way
The sun’s beginning to shine
And to my surprise
There’s a better day outside
A better way to live this life
A better day with glowing skies
If you just open your eyes

For way too  long everything we tried to do just turned out wrong
We’ve gotta look above an just keep holding on
A better day will come

Cuz I see the glow of light above
And I feel that it shines  with love

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, keys, programming

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet


Everybody Thinks They Know Me

by Brian Peet

everybody thinks they know me
everybody thinks they’ve seen what they’re gonna see
but i will never stand still
and i will become
everything i want to be

if you ever wish to know me
you must hear every word i say
you must feel everything unspoken
and even then i will never give it all away

i am everything i know
i am everywhere i’ve been
i am everyone i’ve ever met
and in the end i will begin again

everybody thinks they know me
but i don’t even know myself
all i really know
is that i only live to grow
and i will never rest

i am every word i’ve ever spoken
i am everything i’ve never said
i am every day i’ve ever lived
and in the end i will begin again

CREDITS

Brian Peet - vocals, guitars, programming

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Brian Peet

cover painting by Gloria Bingham

album art by Chris Marquard


All songs copyright 2013 Shadowself Music

 

 

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