Welcome To My House, Bumblebee

by Daniel Peterson

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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?
7.
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.
8.
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.
9.
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
10.
Solo 03:12
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
11.
Lightning 03:18
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
12.
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.
13.
Forfeit 04:24
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?
14.
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
15.
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

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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