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Blue Mountains (feat. Haley Heynderickx)

by Peter Doran



"Blue Mountains" is the second single to be released from Peter Doran's 5th studio album "Voices".

Peter explains “Everyone carries about an idea of Paradise. A dream-perfect world in which to live out their days. Blue Mountains is the tale of a clean living, God fearing man whose only wish is to leave the world behind and set up home forever with his sweetheart deep in the Blue Mountains. Where are his Blue Mountains? Our love-struck protagonist has never been there, couldn't point them out on any map... but he's been there in a song. It's a story-book romance for him and it's just enough to keep him keeping on.

When I was growing up, I had a musical mentor in an incredible local guitar player named Vinny Baker. He passed away suddenly in 2013 and a few years later his acoustic guitar came to me. Blue Mountains was the first song I wrote on that guitar. I believe it was waiting in the instrument. A gift from its former owner. I was joined by US Songwriter Haley Heynderickx on harmony vocals on this recording. We sang side by side, on the first day of recordings for my upcoming album Voices.”



I never been to the Blue Mountains but I’ve been there in a song
Never have I loved like this one, it just keeps rolling on
And I never been hit by lightning, but I know that life is long
I never been to the Blue Mountains but I’ve been there in a song

And I see the wine and the fire in you
I see the mountains blue

And I never killed a man and I never robbed a train

Never had a deep thought when I’m walking in the rain
And I never lit a holy candle and wished my life would change
I never wished for anything outside this mountain range

And I see the wine and the fire in you
I see the mountains blue

I see us in a cabin underneath the stars
Far away from time love but close to who we are
Nobody can find us, they don’t know where to start
We’re lost in Blue Mountains under golden stars

And I see the wine and the fire in you
And your heart’s a mountain too
And I see the fire and me and you
And in our eyes the mountains blue


released March 26, 2021
Peter Doran - Vocals, acoustic steel-string guitar, nylon-string guitar.
Haley Heynderickx - Harmony Vocals
Lenny Cahill - Organ

Recorded by Hally at Arthouse Studio, Naas, Kildare, Ireland
Mastered by Kim Rosen, Knack Mastering, New Jersey, USA.


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