Fear Not Distant Lover

by Peasant

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about

The DIY album that started it all. This home recorded opus was written in a week by Damien DeRose on his first journey across the country. Most of which was spent listening to the Beatles and Elliott Smith on repeat and finding a musical starting point and identity all the while. Released nearly 6 years ago when Peasant, aka Damien DeRose, was only 19 years old, this album humbly stands , with all it's lo-fi intimacy, as reminder of what a talented young musician can achieve with a laptop, a car full of instruments, and a ton of desire. It's whispered raw folk pop unlike any other and it's now available for whatever price you name.

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released 23 September 2005

written, performed, and produced by Peasant, Damien DeRose

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Track Name: Alley
i was wasted on a
on a street corner
had my worn red hat on
and a bag of jack
that i bought down at the
at the grocery store

hold me tightly
just so tightly
round and round this crazy town
promise now i won't bring you down

walk right by my little
my little alley way
what could a man do
so many have loved you
i just don't know what to do
no idea what to do

take you home tonight
toss and turn it's alright
'til the morning comes
then the rest is history
Track Name: Icy Deep
I was walking and candy cigerettes
broken dealings looser feelings
hit my face on something sharp had
cut my blood out
there's my blood now
there's my blood now
there's my blood now

had to be this night i took
had to be the way i looked
i should have said tomorrow
i should have said tomorrow

something i do very well
is act like it's already hell
tomorrow

let me be alone
let me be alone
let me be alone
let me be alone

sucking in and in
feel the lights go dim
are the people running

had to be this icy deep
wish i was too stoned to keep
tomorrow

i should have said tomorrow
i should have said tomorrow
Track Name: Joanna
you'll never be a sad song
we all know you did the best you could
and i saw it in the eyes of
the children that you raised

joanna, forever
you'll be remembered
joanna

you'll never be a sad song
too many happy days have gone
your work will never be done
telling jokes like my favorite one

your working in the kitchen sink
we're playing on the table cloth
bring something here that's good for me
i'd be starving if you wouldn't be

joanna, forever
you'll be remembered
joanna
raised me, rest now
joanna

we're thinking of the bittersweet
life's gone on automatic
please smile for me one more time
i'll remember it forever

forever
joanna
forever
joanna
forever
joanna
Track Name: Don't Quit
someone's been sinking the ships that are floating in the harbor
someone's been burning a light in the window all night

that's not to say,
there's nothing we can do,
you need to get through
hold on to who is most important to you

all we're ever doin
is starin' at a screen
noone will hear you scream
all we're ever doin
is starin' at a screen
noone will hear you scream

that's not to say the army won't be marching in the morning
that's not to say we're all doin' what we can
cause i'd like to see, some more lending of hands anyway
take a little more time to understand the man who stands beside you

all we need is waking up now
all we need is in the making

all we're ever doin'
is starin' at a screen
noone will hear you scream
all we're ever doin
is starin' at a screen
noone will hear you scream

hold on hold on
don't quit just yet it's all gonna be
just fine
Track Name: Lonnie Was
lonnie was an honest working humble future man
carried on a double life that left him in a can

shook him by the hand,
good hard working man, lonnie was

lonnie went down to the corner, went down just for kicks
carried out a secret hand shake, happened on a fix

keep your head above the water,
do whatever it takes
keep your head above the water
if you can't swim your gonna drown

gave the man, his favorite hand, and his dignity
went on home, shot himself and now he's lying there

shook him by the hand,
good hard working man, lonnie was

now just listen, life is often, not the softest touch
but lonnie was a, simple craftsmen, he knew that shit was dead

keep your head above the water
do whatever it takes
keep your head above the water
if you can't swim you're gonna drown
Track Name: Sad Song
it's a sad song,
the only one i know
to be gone alone
makes a sad sad song

i know i'll be fine
cause i'll wake up in the sunshine
i know you'll be mine
memories left behind
i know i'll be fine

here's another one
about a tragedy
and the way she loved me
never went away

cause it's a sad song
and she's long gone
yeah i'm sure i know
it's a sad sad song
it's a sad sad sad song

i'll be fine


here's another one
about a tragedy
and the way she loved me
never went away
cause it's a sad song
and she's long gone
it's a sad sad song

it's a sad sad song
she is long gone
Track Name: The Gates
tell me all your stories
your dreams and your war worries
make an open statement
your never ever wrong

tell me that you love this
tell me this is perfect
another favorite word dear
something to explain

no this isn't perfect
but i can stand the pain
just another word dear
something to explain

tell me something real now
look into my eyes
do not say a word dear
i'm willing to realize

your just shooting shit dear
someday you'll remit
a deeply guarded passion
nothing to admit

forget all the pillows
and greying days in bed
your never gonna have me
just fucking with my head

it's never gonna end well
if this is how it starts

turn within

it's never going to hurt you
but whats the fucking point

spend a million paychecks
and build a bridge to zion
solve everyone's problems
whos dying to be saved

nobody gets angry
nobody regrets
take this perfect word dear
and open up the gates
Track Name: All The Times
all the times i went away
and all the things i used to say
were nothing that i ever could
nothing that i ever wanted to

i've been thinking about you
and i dont know what to do
every time i doubt you
you always change my mind
maybe we could find

call you on the telephone
you never pick up when i need it most
maybe we could find the time to wake up
maybe we could be the most
extensive use of life you've ever seen

don't talk about it
don't listen to it
eventually we all just fade away
sooner than i'd ever want to say
Track Name: Sun Moon Sing
will the world desert me if i don't assert me?
is the world for free at all?

i wouldn't assume so
dont ever assume so
just put away the fists and walk away

i had the river and you had the sun
come on down tonight and sing with everyone
under the moon place you and i will
i'll tell you stories of cans used for bells

got to keep on moving moving along
life is to short and misery too long
i've got two reasons, two reasons on my mind
a spiritual question and an apple in my eye

i wouldn't assume so don't ever assume so
just put away the guns and walk away

i had the river , you had the sun
come on down tonight and sing with everyone
under the moon place you and i will still
i'll tell you stories of cans used for bells

where time will take us i cannot say
i know that one place i will not stay
Track Name: Rapture of the Deep
baby this is the spot
where i fell down and wept
cause i knew you were leaving
what else could i do

and if stories could tell i'd forget
that my dreams aren't easy at all
but i guess i could never see you
though it makes things so much harder

go to sleep my sweet lover
and under the covers
get a long to the memories
let them go, let them carry

and this distance that never forgets
it just seems like it's always there
yes it makes things so much harder
and i never can tear it away

maybe this is the end
i would rather pretend
Track Name: Sipping Furious
possessions replacing old friends
i guess this is how life ends
the things we have worked so hard to construct
it's on the beginning

your through your through
i'm done with you
get your down ass out the door
back to staring at the floor

open scrapbook on the floor
a memory that makes me ill
lets get stimulated with channel 4
just sit around and close the door

possessions replacing old friends
i guess we'll just all pretend
the things we have worked so hard to construct
it's on the beginning

your through your through
i'm done with you
get your down ass out the door
back to staring at the floor

you're working harder than before
clean up that perfect little room
make all your sense and still die young
it all works out for one in ninety four

i'm done we're finished
and you can stay at your post
make nothing at a mile a minute
i'm tired of all this shit

go back to staring at the wall
don't want to be anything at all
don't want to be anything at all
don't want to be anything at all
Track Name: One Whole Year
goin out
gotta run
gotta gun
have some fun

shoot a man
cause i can
let it be the way it is

i don't care what i do
cause i'm gonna get through to you
and if it takes a year of my life
i'm gonna explain it all

and in the end we might fall
but i'll have explained it all

and i don't care
what i'll do
cause i'm gonna get
through to you

i don't care
what i'll do
cause i'm gonna get
through to you

if it takes a year of my life
i'm gonna explain it all
and in the end we just might fall
i'll have explained it all