Missing Anchor

by Simeon Peebler

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"Missing Anchor" is Simeon "Simon" Peebler's second album. Many of the topics tackled by the nine tracks featured: Occupy Wall Street, off-shore tax shelters, Trayvon Martin, and Abraham Lincoln pair up nicely with some more personal songs about healing hearts and surviving the waterfalls we face in our world. www.simeonpeebler.com

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released 22 October 2012

All songs written by Simeon Peebler. Detailed credits are mentioned per track, but this album would not have been possible without the drums of Andrew Sole; the guitar and bass work of Christopher Elam; the cello of David Keller; and the backing vocals of Shelley Miller. Keyboard parts, acoustic guitar, ukulele and lead vocals by Simeon Peebler. Engineered by Rick Riggs and recorded at Handwritten Recording in Chicago. Mastered by Carl Saff. Album cover design by David Sutherland. Bonus piano arrangements by Kyle Greer. Special thanks to Kirsten, Luke and Hercules who supported the late nights, gigs at odd hours, and many recording sessions during the summer of 2012. Even more special thanks goes out to the incredible Chicago music community -- generous in spirit and in support no matter what kind of art you create. www.simeonpeebler.com

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Track Name: Bullets
Talking to my girl on the phone
Wandering these streets, heading home
Notice him following close behind
Fear in his face, worry in his eyes
Gotta shake this tail, gotta get away
But he follows every move I make

Why is getting home so much harder
When my hood 's pulled over my head
Just wanted to be left alone
Never imagined this is how it would end

Angry words, punch, push and shove
Fighting back ends with his gun
I'm not a perfect man, too young to be a saint
But I did not deserve to die today
And how this will be judged, I don't know
Bullets are no way to protect this world

Why is getting home so much harder
When my hood is pulled over my head
Just wanted to be left alone
Never imagined I'd be shot dead

The shooter patrolling the streets is locked away
Guilty of judging my face
Wanting to be a hero, protecting his kin
Ending up a villain, when we could have been friends

Bullets are no way to protect this world
Bullets are no way to protect this world

Why is getting home so much harder
When my hood is pulled over my head
I just wanted to be left alone
Never imagined this is how it would end
Track Name: What Remains
It fell on my shoulders
It landed in my hands
I'll do the very best I know how

This is how unfolds
I'll find a way to get by

I'll carry this weight
With the strength I have left
And you'll carry what remains

I'll carry this weight
With the strength I have left
And you'll carry what remains

When it finally keeps me down
You'll share my burdens

You'll carry this weight
with the strength you have left
and I will carry what remains

You'll carry this weight
with the strength you have left
and I will carry what remains

(break)

We climbed out of this valley
Now we face the mountains ahead

We'll carry this weight
with all the strength we have left
the earth will carry what remains

We'll carry this weight
with all the strength we have left
the earth will carry what remains
Track Name: Abraham
A tall young man went down to New Orleans
He saw slaves living and suffering
Walked back north along the Mississipi
He knew, they should all be free

It’s up to you, Abraham
It’s up to you, Abraham

By canoe, wagon, by train and by foot
Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois routes he took
This man taught himself almost everything
Read a thousand books, he was self-made

It’s up to you, Abraham
It’s up to you, Abraham

With brave words and bold ideas,
He become president of our people
With courage to believe all are created equal
With an unwavering will to preserve the union,
No matter what, at any cost,
He wouldn't let things fall apart

Thank you Abraham
Thank you Abraham

(break)

A shot rang out, days after the war was done
...Abraham Lincoln's life taken by a gun
But he had already proclaimed for the world to see
"ALL PERSONS HELD AS SLAVES...SHALL BE FREE"

Thank you Abraham
Thank you Abraham
Track Name: Healing Hearts
I found my way
Out of this deep and dark place

You found your way too
But we're both crawling now

I used to think..
Don't let them see
How hard it is to stand
When you have a broken heart
We all have broken hearts

We found our own way
Into this bright and cloudless day

But now that we're nearing home
Don't wipe those tears off your face

Please let them see
How hard it is to stand
When you have a healing heart
We all have healing hearts

You've go to let them see
How hard it is to live
When you have a healing heart
We all have healing hearts
Track Name: I Will Not Leave
Hey friend, come down and play a while
Hey friend, come down and stay a while

When they say go, we'll say no
When they tell us to leave, we'll stand and scream
I will not leave
You will listen to me
I will not leave
You will listen to me

Hey friends, come to see
All the things that are bothering me
Hey friends, want to know
Why I'm here to take control

When they say go, we'll say no
When they tell us to leave, we'll stand and scream
I will not leave
You will listen to me
I will not leave
You will listen to me

We've all paid our dues
And we handed the power to you
Company man...it's time
It's time we get it back

I will not leave
You will listen to me
I will not leave
You will listen to me
We will not leave
We will not leave
Track Name: Stack the Gold
Stack the gold
Stack the gold
Bring it home

Stack the gold
Stack the gold
Bring it home

Heard it was stashed off shore
A dozen trillion, maybe more
You know that we are owed a slice
Of that money your lawyers cleverly hide

Stack the gold
Stack the gold
Bring it home

Stack the gold
Stack the gold
Bring it home

I jumped onto this borrowed yacht
sailed on to the most desolate parts
on a mission from those with needs
to find your hidden money sanctuary

(break)

I came on shore to your camouflaged bank
Found a contraption filled to the brink
With bars of gold, and coins and gems
Time to pay...dividends

Bring it home
Bring it home
Stack the Gold

Bring it home
Bring it home
Stack the Gold
Track Name: Birthday Home
It’s my birthday
Made it here again
Been around the Sun many times
Riding with my friends

When they said tomorrow would never come
I always knew I’d find my birthday home

It’s my birthday
Made it here again
Hope I’m here for a long long time
with what’s left of my friends

Close your eyes for a moment and be
Here with me

Now look into the nighttime sky
Forget everything you know
We’re breathing in the stardust now
In our birthday home

When they said tomorrow would never come
I always knew I’d find my birthday home

When they said tomorrow would never come
I always knew I’d find my birthday home
Track Name: All it Takes
All it takes is
One word
One hope
One thing
To keep our heads up high

All it takes is
A simple goal
A simple need
A simple mold
To keep ourselves in line

All it takes is
A family of friends
A family of one
A family of those
Who keep us doing the right thing

Let's be careful with our time here
Because we don't have forever

All it takes is
A moment to falter
A moment to pause here
A moment to lose it all
At the wrong place
At the wrong time

All it takes is
Pick yourself up
Pick up the end
Pick up your friends
Cause they'd do it for you

All it takes is
Believe in yourself
Believe in your friends
Believe there's good
in all those who have been

All it takes is
One word
One hope
One thing
To keep our heads up high
Track Name: Missing Anchor
Have you seen my missing anchor?
Do you have the life vests?
Do you know how fast we're going?
There's a waterfall ahead

(We will make it)

Please lean back now, brace yourself
Final glance up to the angry sky
It's time to take our last inhale
as our boat drops over the edge

(We will make it)

Rushing waters pull us down
Time slows in the deep big blue
I struggle to breath, struggle to breath, struggle to breath, struggle to breath
Before I surface, I've got to know, WILL I EVER FIND YOU?

I fight for air
I fight for land
I fight the sea
I fight to make it home again
I fight to make it home again

I don't need my missing anchor
I tear these rags from my chest
I know exactly where I'm going
Back to face the waterfall again

(We will make it)