Welcome To My House, Bumblebee

by Daniel Peterson

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about

My deepest gratitude goes out to the following list of people and to all the fans and friends who have supported me in the making of this album. After making the Strawberry Blonde EP, and a stint back in Australia, I decided to embark on making this debut album by myself. So I set up some equipment at home and began what turned out to be quite a lengthy process. What has been overwhelmingly moving is that I have always felt the strong support of those around me. There have been people who have helped me financially to stay afloat, there have been confidants & sounding boards who have been honest with their feedback, and there have been people who have given me their time, creativity, studio space or lent me equipment. Then there is my band, who tirelessly give of themselves and have given freely of their awesome musical abilities consistently over the years when we play live. So again, I say THANK YOU. I love you all...

AMY, Janine Brown, Derek Wilson, Johnny Crawford, Oliver Epsom, Paul Stanborough, Luke Smith, Anthony Watkis,, Jerome Cole, Richard Johnson, Louis Schoorl, Steeve Body, Carl Saff, Ville & Mat Leppanen, Mark Thomas, David & Lesley Peterson, Jonnie, Sharon & Joel Crichton, Ken, Shirley & Marnie, Mark & Allie, Chris & Nicole, Nicholas & Amanda Bailly, Howard, Trish, Chris, Michael & Emily, Viv & Jim, Hilary & John, Mike Dotch, Mark Evans, Chris Finn, Joe Kelly, Aaron Kelly, Nick Cartwright, Neil Gillespie, Mark Bowater, Ed Martin, Tommy Bogawski, Chris Tabard, Dan Farrant, Florrie Arnold, Dan Freeman, Paul Medhurst, Rachel Burn, Ben Hutton, Ian Hutton, John Williams, Joel Duncolme, David Logan, Luke Carson, Tim Fielder, Tim Anderson, Shane Megahey, Ralph Matthews, Claire Littler, Miles & Philippa Langley, Matthew Wood, Simon Hudson, Anna Healey, Owen Price, Jonas Eyles, Tom Eccleshall, Dave Reay, Mark Sherratt, Jon Cherry, Matthew Ellis, Hester Ruoff, Mariusz Czuba, Mariusz Bak, Eduard Rykanov, Barry Selfe, Mara, Lauren, Anna, Hannah, Maria, Marianne, Steph, Amy Dejong, Neroli Jamieson, Stephen & Fiona Jensen, Lennox Jensen, Christine & Peter Jensen, Andrew & Mel Colquhoun, Tim & Katie Gough, Alice James, Liam & Simona Morgan, Officer, Bear Foot, Enjoy Destroy, Six Star Hotel, Paperadio, Grand Forever, Mother Of The Unicorn, Zut Alors, Temple Grounds & Linchpin.

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released June 17, 2016

- All instruments performed by Daniel Peterson
- All music written by Daniel Peterson (except 'Solo' by Johnny Crawford, Daniel Peterson, Ville & Mat Leppanen theanimalfarm.co.uk)
- All lyrics written by Daniel Peterson (except 'One Night Stand' by Anthony Watkis, 'Solo' by Johnny Crawford, Ville & Mat Leppanen theanimalfarm.co.uk and 'Leaving London' by Derek Wilson delboywilson.com)
- All songs produced and mixed by Daniel Peterson (except 'I'm The Ocean', mixed & additional production by Louis Schoorl louisschoorl.com & Steeve Body steevebody.com)
- Mastered by Carl Saff saffmastering.com
- Artwork by Mariusz Czuba

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Daniel Peterson London, UK

Alternative rock artist from Australia, cutting his teeth in London. Debut album #WelcomeToMyHouseBumblebee out now
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Track Name: The Prodigal Father (Reconcile, Pt. I)
Don't believe that it's ever too late to reconcile
Don't listen to that voice, even though it's been a while
Slow down, let it out, some things happen for no reason
It doesn't seem at the time that the best years are still to come

You've been in the wars
But you've got to give it up
But you've got to give it up

Don't carry that load on your own, the way is hostile
and I know you'll get home, even though it's been a while

You've been in the wars
But you've got to give it up
But you've got to give it up

Your son longs to see your grin,
to know that you're alive, that you always think of him
Don't let the boy live without you
He doesn't know you like he should, don't keep that from him
Track Name: Doesn't Feel Right
My chest can feel it, like a whirlwind
Pulling everything off the walls
Rushing out as it entered

It only takes a moment
For things least expected
To crumble into disappointment

It doesn't feel right
You said that the last time
And you'll say it the next time
Where's the end?

If there is second wind
The first seems stronger
And we all lose perspective

But sure as grace will burn
It's a perfect chance
To put it right again
Track Name: I'm The Ocean
I’m fighting for your loving
With my legs weighed down like lead
I’m hoping you’ll see I’m losing
And cause a stir that’ll turn your head

I’m the ocean
And all I’m looking for is your devotion
When the sun goes down on my horizon
Oh I need for you to dive in
Eyes on the next wave that will carry you home

I know now, my loved one
That I’ve held your fears in hand
But in a season under the sun
It’ll come to bear that I understand

I’m the ocean
And all I’m looking for is your devotion
When the sun goes down on my horizon
Oh I need for you to dive in
Eyes on the next wave that will carry you home

If you only ever stand on the shore
Your feet will just get buried in the sand
I may come crashing down
But it will surely wash, wash away

I’m the ocean
And all I’m looking for is your devotion
When the sun goes down on my horizon
Oh I need for you to dive in
Eyes on the next wave that will carry you home
Track Name: One Night Stand
When the club closes her doors,
My friends of course,
Make friends with yours.
And pairing in the taxi queue
Each takes a hand.
I'm still holding you.

Thin walls beats were breaking through,
The sound that drew,
Me near to you.
How could I seek another love?
I find my voice with you.

Spare me all your pitying glances,
I didn't want a one night stand.
Spare me the commiseration
When clearly you don’t understand

As they gather up their clothes,
When it's time to go,
From this stranger's home,
I'm happy sleeping on my own,
Still in love, never alone.

This is not a one night stand, I'm standing for a better love
This is not a one night stand, The morning's coming soon enough
This is not a one night stand, one night could never show my love
Track Name: Lesser Of Two Evils
The company you keep
Have got you by the wrist not the hand
And the one "by your side"
She doesn't try to understand

They say they're your friends
But they don't let you leave this place
I'm your friend,
And in here the last thing I want is to see your face

We're not giving up on you, but get up and walk out
Unscrew the bottle they handed you, and pour it all out

Freedom's lure has robbed you
And won you over
All the running and avoiding
Won't lead to closure

We'll say again and again
We want you to leave our embrace
And as your friend,
I'm telling you to walk away without a trace

We're not giving up on you, but get up and walk out
Unscrew the bottle they handed you, and pour it all out

We'll say it again and again and again

It's impossible to see
How good things will have gotten
Fight till memories are fond
And the others are forgotten

We're not giving up on you, but you’ll never know
Track Name: I Still Think Of You
The distance awakens me, stirs me
But I’m returning to what I hold deeply
Uprooted by time, my paused intention
Aches under my chin and it grips my attention

I still think of you
What am I supposed to do?

In youth there was nothing, and anything.
What stood in our way, we could try everything?
You don’t know what I think now, and it distresses me
We're not under the same roof, nor the same guarantee

I still think of you
What am I supposed to do?

Where are you? I should know
But somehow chose to forgo.
Not forsaken, I’ve been shaken
To see the years the locusts have taken

I still think of you
What am I supposed to do?
Track Name: The Waiting Game
Am I just being stupid,
Or a hundred percent right?
Did I cause a big distraction,
Or have I made myself uptight?
Am I the latest reaction,
To get caught in the parade?
Swept up with the masses,
But has my message been conveyed?

You know what I’m talking about
And if you don’t never mind

You said yourself you don’t know where it’ll go,
That the best you can till then is go with the flow.
You’ll get good at playing the waiting game,
And then someone will be in the right time and place.

Am I just being slow,
Or the first to get the picture?
Have you found enough conviction,
Or has it got all the wrong texture?
Has he made a good impression
Putting you in his arms?
I don’t understand it
‘Cause you said it wasn’t much.
Track Name: Don't Be A Stranger
Don’t be a stranger she said to me
With fingertips sliding down the window of my taxi
I need the empty roads to clear the atmosphere
But I need her to know I haven’t gone anywhere

I’m trying to show you that I’m on your side
But nothing we’ve said has filled the divide
I know that we stumble but we’ll get it right
Don’t give up on me

Don’t be a stranger she said to me
But my hands still hold on to our history
And going back to the start is the best place for me
The best place for me and anybody

We’re just two lovers with nowhere to be
We can go where there’s crooning and travel lightly
Without the usual load, without complexity
But in the moment I know it’s hard to see

I’m trying to show you that I’m on your side
But nothing we’ve said has filled the divide
It’s been slow burning, but there is still fire
Don’t give up on me, don’t give up on me,
Don’t give up on me.
Track Name: Where The River Meets The Sea (Reconcile, Pt. II)
You don't need me to tell you
We both know what we're missing
We're not far from the clearing
Where the river meets the sea

We don't need to go upstream
To the stormy-muddy waters
It all becomes clear
Where the river meets the sea

Chorus
I'm not going without you
So come on 'cause we're moving
And I'd get lost without you

Our shoulders are over-worked
But our world's about to change
We can't throw down our anchor
Into the angry-coloured debris

The mouth of the river speaks to us
Saying: "you're not forsaken"
Into arms wide open
Where the river meets the sea

Chorus
I'm not going without you
So come on 'cause we're moving
And I'd get lost without you

Bridge
We can't move when we've fallen out
Remember where we could be
We're in the same boat here now,
With the same horizon to see

Chorus
I'm not going without you
So come on 'cause we're moving
And I'd get lost without you
Track Name: Solo
I realise I’m so alone
Trapped in a life that’s not my own
Now there’s no you
I’m talking to
Me, myself and I
Maybe I’ve got to dig the fact
Old times are never coming back
It’s perfectly clear
The future is here
Look me in the eye

Solo, going it alone avoiding debris
Almost everything I want is in this city
At any time, feeling fine

City of glass and shining chrome
Reminds me I hate to be alone
Thinking for two
Thinking of you
And this paradise
Help me cos I’m about to break
How long do I now have to wait
Until the end
Comes round the bend,
Hits me between the eyes

Solo, going it alone avoiding debris
Almost everything I want is in this city
At any time, feeling fine

But I know it’s a cold place to be for anybody on their own
I know that I’ve let in right under my skin and it shows
I know if I’m to survive then I mustn’t lie solo

Solo, going it alone avoiding debris
Almost everything I want is in this city
At any time, feeling fine
Track Name: Lightning
Your cloud, my terrain
Your current, my chest
I’ve imagined its coming
As the air would suggest
Lungs full of breath
Held like a stop sign
In an electric airspace
Waiting below the skyline

You go like lightning

Your rain, my face
Your bolt, my unawares
I knew it was looming
But it came out of nowhere
A belly full of rumble
Dancing reverberation
Filling the atmosphere
With a surge of reparation
Track Name: The Velvet Rope
Feel I've been whistling in the dark
But I'm not ready to walk on.
One thing without a question mark,
That I come back to when you're gone:

Behind the velvet rope
That you pull in front of me,
From the first to the finest detail,
You won't find a better place to be.

The coldest front hiding the glow
doesn't fool me, but I'm still lost.
The only thing I fully know
That's on my mind the most:

Behind the velvet rope
That you pull in front of me,
From the first to the finest detail,
You won't find a better place to be.

You know I'll wait for you,
That slow is good for me too.
But how long is long enough,
To work it out?

Behind the velvet rope
That you pull in front of me,
From the first to the finest detail,
You won't find a better place to be.
Track Name: Forfeit
Shut off from outside
Where some things that are real are modified
I don’t make sense to you
And you question everything where you abide

The sun rises, and the sun sets,
Then hurries around to rise again

She's lost, she’s lost in another world
And I know, and I know that she’s hurting
All the trouble on our shoulders
Make us strangers running away

Paralysed on plateau
Trying to be present in the glow.
What shades us from grief?
What wisdom doesn’t bring sorrow?
Track Name: Reconcile, Pt. III
We’re night and day
And our illumination will shift,
But with the same landscape
Our vantage is a gift.

We are a discrete circuit
Capacitors, transistors
When we’re connected,
Even our diodes and resistors.

Burn, blaze this trail, burn with me, oh
Burn, blaze this trail, burn with me, burn

We shouldn’t be indistinguishable,
Footslogging the same track,
But the soldiers’ resolve
Will find the way back.

Though there’s blood on the track
Our bones will replenish.
And becoming intentional
Means there’s more to cherish.

Burn, blaze this trail, burn with me, oh
Burn, blaze this trail, burn with me, burn

Don’t be afraid. Don’t be afraid.
Don’t be afraid to choose to be compatible.

Burn, blaze this trail, burn with me, oh
Burn, blaze this trail, burn with me, burn
Burn, blaze this trail, burn with me, oh
Burn, blaze this trail, burn with me, burn
Track Name: Leaving London
So this road is getting weary
It sags beneath our feet
It sighs as its miles groan
It curves gently and quietly weeps

It knows somehow we are leaving
As if it can hear us breathing
Our unlaid plans and damaged dreams
Sucking them in like vapour streams
Its black heart beating down a heavy sun
It knows, somehow, its time has come

So this town is getting lonely
It misses us too soon
As if we've been away too far
Like winter sun to summer moon

Sometimes this world stirs a breeze
To fill up our sails or occasionally
Its iron heart might just melt a degree
And swallow up a small part of you or me

It shutters its doors upon us
And we break, like so many a promise
Of unpaid dues and I love you's
Tearing apart like paper news
Our deep hearts pounding like a kettle drum
We know, somehow, our time has come