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scenic route (free) 03:43
Scenic Route All the keys have been handed out already and all the doors are locked so very tightly and I waste my time by knocking so politely but I won't hide in fear in times of heavy lightning I'll be fine if I stay close to the ground and I'll be fine if I never make a sound and I'll be warmer if I stay close to the truth and I'll see so much more if I take the scenic route Inside I can smell a mighty feast I sit cross-legged like some kind of beast all the signs point in the wrong direction and there's no cure known for my infection
treasure chest (free) 05:12
Treasure Chest It was so dark when I left our bed it was so dark I should have stayed instead instead of racing off to catch a big fat plane and I should have stayed with you and fought back the rain It was so bright when we touched down I was sure I'd melt when we hit the ground Have you seen this woman, have you seen this woman I know best have you seen her shining like a treasure chest You could not crack the drug open, you could not break it's shell the sun is beating down on us and all is very well you are all fine people, but you're no good to me so stop your smiling and halt your festivities Have you seen this woman, have you seen this woman I know best have you seen her shining like a treasure chest I could not sleep a wink I could not hold my drink I could not sleep a wink on my own I did a crazy dance, and it went like this.
ten thousand bees (free) 04:11
Ten Thousand Bees Show me a God that I can fall before one not false and rotten at the core teach me the sacred prayer worth screaming out walk me on a path not so laced with doubt Is there a belief that might help me sleep peacefully among the rapists and the thiefs the hunger for power is making me sour and frail the needing to succeed is making my eyes bleed and fail He's driving me so hard to be he's whipping me with expertise he's starving me to fuel my greed hes stinging me with ten thousand bees what is the motive that stirring the motion in me? forcing me forward get down on your hands and your knees like a fish in a shoal of sin I swim with my mind on the bait knowing in my mind that it's all too big to take too fake
wood (free) 04:23
Wood Beat me when you're angry hold me when you're low use me when it suits you and you've noone else to hold I am there when you're feeling profound I am there when you've lost all feeling I am there when you're searching for a meaning I am there when you feel like screaming But on my own I am but Wood on my own I am dumb Bash me when it needs be you'll expose you're soul I will watch you open up I wil see you fold Push your feelings inside me ensure they're sitting comfortably you think all you do is poetry I wish I didn't need you to be But I am easily burned, I am easily turned i am easly burned, I am easily turned without you On my own I am but wood
starting line (free) 04:26
Starting line Gasping for air, in a room full of tears whispers of death in everybody's ears in a bed lies a body, it's tired and grey in that body hides a light and it's fading away does it kill you to know no matter how hard that you try does it break your heart when you're sent back to the starting line? Everybody's praying for a peacefull passing everybody here was told that life ain't ever lasting all systems failing there's a banshee wailing your ship is sailing to the otherside does it kill you to know no matter how hard that you try does it break your heart when you're sent back to the starting line? Leave now you must , find a new home free from dust keep on running with your fire, don't you know you've got to burn? Where to now where to now? Into your own space, settle down into a black hole
asleep (free) 03:34
Asleep I will hide and you will come and find me some days you don't seem to come and look as I run I pray you'll run much faster than I You say you're too old for hide and seek and all the year's have left you weak you don't have the energy to pace my little streets I'm wide awake you're fast asleep I will fall and you will rush to catch me but some days to your spot you're so firmly stuck As I sink I pray you'll swim much faster than I
loose (free) 06:57
Loose the beast sits cross legged with hammer and chisel he's tapping away at your little ribcage there is escape in his veins and sooner or later he'll break those chains He is the red in your eye that keeps you from weeping he is the thorn in your side that keeps you from sleeping The beast down on two knees with rusting old scalpel he's carving his name into your breast-plate. He leaves the poison on your sleeping tongue and when you awake you'll shoot the venom You're writing your book but the story keeps chaninging nobody dying and nobody ageing. You're the worst buddhist that I've ever seen If I could just slip myself into your dream Set the Fucker Loose.
mr. giant (free) 03:58
Mr Giant Step on me Mr Giant please I once thought that she was lying feel the pain when she's beside them another fire on a summer's day You screamed that I did not trust you then you cried and said I must do don't you know that I could never sin I sat you down and made you list out explain clearly and account for everyone that you spoke with today Step on me Mr Giant please Pull me under raging sea pull me under and you'll set her free Fall on me falling love there is nothing waiting up above Stick around undying patience stick around and I will come around Target me with your forgiveness target me and shoot me dead but in the mean time Step on me Mr Giant please Pull me under raging sea pull me under and you'll set her free Swallow me noisy city swallow me hungry city yeah swallow me dying city yeah Ignore me pretty lady I've been talking no sense lately Step on me Mr Giant please Call all your giant friends and have them all come by feast on my blood until my corpse run dry Be still my love it's almost over cos today the giants killed the Ogre
blue snow (free) 05:28
Blue Snow It's hard to find the glow when you're walking in Blue Snow and it doesn't matter what you sow because nothing ever seems to grow here and all the stones you used to throw my friends keeps for spare eyes and every wind that blows is just a vessel for your lies Your whispers said I'll always be warm and that love this strong will never be torn your loving arms will never let go and then you just leave me to die in your snow You're an old rag doll, and stinking of alcohol you got no place to fall and noone to call out to But you'll get home soon, by the light of the moon keep singing your tune and they will listen
rain (free) 04:34
Rain I don't know what scares me more is it consistancey or change Should I leave it well enough alone or try to rearrange? Should I leave it in the lap of my God and hope that he sends me a sign? Don't you know you are fine my child don't you know that you are mine? I can't stop the rain falling I don't know if I'm losing it all I've got the feeling I'm ignorant of bliss What made me think I had a say in all this? Should I up and leave this land should I lay down my hands? Should I drown here gracefully or build my castles in the sand? And if I go do you promise me you'll be there for every sunset you'll be there for every sunrise 'till one of us lies cold
filling spaces (free) 03:55
Filling Spaces All it is, is filling spaces searching out your, all of your ancient hiding places All it is is funny faces, all it is , is filling spaces All it is , is being human, take the grey away and illuminate all it is, is setting yourself free all it is, is how we come to be But when did it become so damn important? When did it just rule my mind The light has passed just like we prayed it might So let's rub sticks and set the fire light All it is, is being warmer all it is, is being closer to you all it is, is breathing for her all it is, is climbing higher and higher
o god o man (free) 04:38
O God O man The night's gained one more star I've gained one more scar i think it's fair to say I've lost this fight You can't always win, you thought me that But you never showed me how to lose O God O man What does it mean? Lie in bed 'til noon, sing a happy tune, It's far happier than this. Who will keep us warm, In this dark dark storm who's gonna be our light? O God O man What does it mean?


Debut album from Irish songwriter Peter Doran


released September 1, 2006

Recorded @ Veebee studios Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.

Produced by Vinny Baker & Peter Doran.
Mastered by Bob Katz @ Digital Domain, Florida.
Artwork by Gary Baker

Musicians :
Peter Doran, Barry Coyle, Cani Bruton, Paul McGinty, Gerard Toal, Johnny Owens, Vinny Baker


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