Music For Trains

by Peter Brown

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1.
The In/Out 04:34
You remind me of someone I once knew You remind me of someone I will always know In the warm rain and the scented air We touch Let it In and let it Out You remind me of how the light sees Right through to the other side of me Gather seashells before the dawn has come We touch Let it In and let it Out And I know that the river flows both ways And I love that feeling of sunlight in your veins If your face is a map of my heart Don't let all the static and silence pull us apart You remind of the life I once lived You remind me of the life I once loved Inside your dark and salted skin We touch Let it In and Let it Out We touch
2.
Sorry To Go 04:20
I'd like to think if I had the time, or offer again to re-live my life Say that I wouldn't change a day Stop holding yourself back with fears and ties, and drifting away behind those eyes Or you'll never know what you could know. No, no. Stay Today This day Stay I just want to know -When we leave here These moments that stay here -What we've learnt here Do they simply die? And what would I give? -Just to stay here Cos all that I know is -When I leave here I'll be sorry to go I'd like to think when it comes the time Through love that I'll leave a wider smile A chance for all future lives to grow and grow… Stay I just want to know -When we leave here These moments that stay here -What we've learnt here Do they simply die? And what would I give? -Just to stay here Cos all that I know is -When I leave here I'll be sorry to go/you know I'll never let them go I don't want to leave here at all I just want to be here, that's all I don't want to leave here at all I just want to love you, that's all… We must remember that, in our insignificance, we mean everything.
3.
Leave 05:34
You said, you're going to leave 'there's something you should know' The way you live your life is holding me down Where once it helped me grow Said that we're losing touch And gone is all the trust Bodies full of warmth now icy stares I didn't want for much But you said you'd never leave Leave, going to leave You said that I need to heal This wound I carry now Give me back the time, just give me hope or give me tears to drown Said you're going to leave Leave, going to Leave Said you're going to leave Leave, just leave Come back, you'll come back Just come back But you said you'd never leave
4.
Fallen in the Autumn Risen in Winter Nothing ever dies I saw you in the mirror Fading memories Lingered through the night The threads we stitched together Loosen daily In our fragile lives I'm frozen in deep water Locked in memories Waiting for the light Open up your eyes Though you won't see me And haven't you heard They tell you it's a beautiful world And we're all the spark of a perfect idea But this is not your life Your beautiful life How can this be? How can this be? You're looking into someone Know them, love them Still you close your eyes Anytime you felt so lost I'll guide you Hide you in my heart If you have no hope Can't find the light Then we will make our own As winter is returning Days are leaving But nothing ever dies There's another day; open up your eyes I know you'll heal me And haven't you heard They tell you it's a beautiful world And we're all the spark of a perfect idea But this is not your life Your beautiful life How can this be? How can this be? When someone really loves you Could they, should they Still you'll close your eyes
5.
A Sunday Morning Sermon Button down shirt and tie We're looking pretty We both say I do, do I? A touch of your hand reminds me where we are… It started like all stories That way that all loves entwine Sat sipping coffee And hoping to catch your eye You touch me inside but can't say that you're mine. And that's hard So hard I never thought it would be easy I never thought it would be so hard I never thought that all your troubles would come my way Your way, yes? Now you don't even see me You've got you your life to lead And lust to be free When once your lust was my need You touch me in ways that lovers don't allow All beginnings have their endings But not for us both it seems I choke on my words As I'm saying the lines of my vows It's so hard I never thought it would be easy I never thought it would be so hard I never thought that all your troubles would come my way Your way, Your way, run away Easy Troubled Won't come Our Way Easy Troubled Way I never thought it would be easy I never thought it would be so hard I never thought that all your troubles would come my way Your way
6.
If I ask you to sit and to stare for a while As the train rushes past, pulling leaves from the ground Would you travel with me, on this journey of sorts? Watch us speeding nowhere without climbing aboard If I stand and I gaze at departure screens The future is here and the past only stays for a while Compartments full of people that I've studied before 626 and their million journeys more If you want to find what you're looking for Then you won't, you won't, you won't, you won't, you won't, you... It knows where to hide when you're looking for What you want, you want, you want, you want, you want, you want So I'll study the ceiling... With no words and no fare, reach the end of the line The Invisible tracks, leaving scars where they ran No journey discovered, can be measured or owned The joy is in the searching, the route is unknown... If you want to find what you're looking for Then you won't, you won't, you won't, you won't, you won't, you... Now it seems the time to stop looking for What you don't, you don't, you don't, you don't, you don't, don't have I rush past, and my feet seem to veer from the floor With a head half full, I can't see what is me anymore I try to talk but I feel like I'm speaking through cloud The sky appears and the ceiling's nowhere to be found Said if you want to find what you're looking for... I'll study the ceiling
7.
In my mind I grew up too fast Grew up alone Could never get inside my life And understand me the way no one did If I could feel sun on my face For long enough I could change mind I could've changed the world for you Ignore me for long enough And I'll disappear from view Look at me long enough And I'll disappear from you I'm removed, I know You can't reach me, no. One little gun (Did not make me mad) One little gun (Didn't make me this way) And I believe I know the perfect way To paint the view Inside your head I wish the world understood me And when the smoke clears I'll be googled, you-tubed America's new 'face of evil' I am the damage forever Ignore me for long enough And I'll disappear from view Look at me long enough And I'll disappear from you I'm removed, I know You can't reach me, no. One little gun (Did not make me mad) One little gun (Didn't make me this way) One little gun (Does not hold all the answers) One little gun (Didn't make me this way) I am the avalanche, I am the answer I am the holocaust, I am disaster I am Columbine and I am Virginia I am Koresh, god bless America I am Oswald and Ruby, I'm JFK I am conspiracy, I am the CIA I am Manson and these are my family I am moral outrage in middle America I waited for Lennon outside the Dakota I can make this world stop a little bit faster I am the scapegoat, the three minute warning I am 32 dead on a Monday morning I am the avalanche, I am the answer I am the end, I am the trigger I'm the bad dream that you wake up from Thirty years later. One little gun (Did not make me mad) One little gun (Didn't make me this way One little gun (Does not hold all the answers) One little gun (Didn't make me this way) Talk to me, touch me and we'll drive away from here.
8.
And the seasons passed so slowly And the grass grew between my fingers And the leaves gathered in the hollows of your eyes I walked away - I am alive, I believe But I don't know why we're made this way - I am alone, I've always known But I don't know why he made me this way Nothing retrieves Yesterday Keep watching trains pass Keep hearing rain fall...
9.
At night the demons crawl from my head I'm memories of a long lost man I am the feelings that you had All of the love and damage done I'm fading out, I'm fading in Every night I plot my escape These Houdini highs and reality lows I am the hanged and Hierophant The stranger with the raised right hand I'm fading out, I'm fading in Every night I plot my escape These Houdini highs and reality lows I'm empty rooms and vertigo I'm drowning by remote control I got so lost in dying days The words ran out, they ran away I'm fading out, I'm fading in Every night I plot my escape These Houdini highs and reality lows 'Now this is a house full of shadows And you're the straightjacket stranger Lingering on the stairs Writing over your memories All the things you intended The things you want for yourself Are impossible to say The words run out, they run away And you carry that knowledge around Until it comes to define you Like a dirty little stain That spreads beneath the skin All the pretty little secrets And the public failures Drag at your ankles Like an unpaid bill A lingering regret An unfinished life…' (Simon Avery) Every night I plot my escape These Houdini highs and reality lows I'm fading out, I'm fading in
10.
A catalogue of incidents made me the man that I am I remember lullabies in a dark room, and a fever on my brow If you make all the right connections You could unthread your very soul Sitting in a car, I can hear the engine failing And I remembered summers, English and warm like honey on my face If you could listen to me talking You'd hear apologies washed away like the rain - I wonder if it's real, life on a wheel? I saw a deer standing, frozen in my headlights And I remembered childhood, when there was nothing here but fields They tore down these buildings, replaced my home with empty ground I filled my life with strangers to deny the man I am And I hear the taxi waiting I search your eyes as you turn to go You speak in whispers and promises But you never speak the truth to me - I wonder if it's real, life on a wheel? I feel like it's a game I'll never understand Faces at the windows, violent cities and settled homes I remember cold hard beds where relationships were formed I feel that this is not a legacy All my ideals turning to dust - I wonder if it's real, life on a wheel? Lost in empty stations, choose your destination

about

Recorded over an eighteen month period, Music For Trains is my first solo release.

The theme of the album is journeys and during the recording process each song developed like a little adventure or representation of the facets of my character.

Many of the people who contributed to this record have formed an integral part of my journey and it has been an honour to work with those who I love and witness their extraordinary talents.

I hope you enjoy listening to this album.

Peter Brown

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released February 9, 2014

With the exception of Drums and Violin, most of the instruments on this album were played by Peter Brown.

Produced by Peter Brown & Alastair Jamieson

Edited by Alastair Jamieson & Peter Brown
Mixed by Alastair Jamieson with Peter Brown
Engineered by Alastair Jamieson

Mastered by Jon Astley at Close To The Edge

Recorded and Mixed at Park Studios with a sprinkling of parts being recorded at studio dADamN between February 2012 and August 2013.

Full details can be found on the insert inside the CD version of the album.

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