Fire and Steam

by Simeon Peebler

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04:09
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04:41
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Everything She Was
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Remote Control
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Fire and Steam
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Travel with Me
8.
Learn How to Swim
9.
He Never Gave Up
10.
Bridges

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Simeon "Simon" Peebler's third album, folk-inspired rock, recorded with a legendary cast of performers over the past two years at Kingsize Sound Labs in Chicago.

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releases May 1, 2017

All songs written by Simeon Peebler

Recorded by John Abbey at Kingsize Sound Labs, Chicago, Illinois

Performers:

John Abbey
Gerald Dowd
Rachel Drew
Shelly Miller
Dave Nelson
Simeon Peebler
Scott Stevenson

Cover art by Jose Feliciano

I dedicate this album to Hercules. Special thanks to Kirsten, Luke, Mom and Dad, and all my friends and family who have supported my musical adventures in Chicago and beyond over the years. I owe so much gratitude to the players on this album and the amazing collaboration with John Abbey to get this thing finished. Additional specific thanks: Steve Dawson, The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, Andrew Calhoun, The Chicago Acoustic Underground, Folk Alliance International, and all the people in my life who actively support, program, and embrace independent music. Thank you for supporting me, this album, and for taking the time to listen to these new songs.

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Songwriter Simeon "Simon" Peebler lives in Chicago and he won't stop writing songs.

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Track Name: Every Distant Cousin
When she looked up
To the sky last night
She saw our life
On a beam of light
That left the Earth
Countless years ago

She wished for
Just a little more time
To reflect her own light
Back to yours and mine
So we could see
Her light too

We are energy beams
Transforming to see
Evolved to be
Our mothers
Our fathers
Our sisters
Our brothers
And every distant cousin
Every distant cousin

She never felt
Emptiness of space
All she heard was our pale blue note
Our spectroscopic face
Observing our moment in time
Never mind the in-between

This cosmic dust
Inside us all
Will scatter again
Like grains of sand
In time we will become
Solar flares again

We are energy beams
Transforming to see
Evolved to be
Our mothers
Our fathers
Our sisters
Our brothers
Our mothers
Our fathers
Our sisters
Our brothers
And every distant cousin
And every distant cousin
Track Name: Bible Man
He said I'm just a city guy
Holding these bibles by my side
I'm determined to get each and every one
Into friendly hands

He showed me a maze he'd drawn
On an old downtown map
It was an intricate path
Made in the shape of a cross

I stopped by the mission
They said read the good news
They said you can read it for free
All I needed was shelter and food
All I needed was shelter and food

He said he'd give bibles to bums
And for a family he'd give two
A volunteer to take them all
Well, that, that would do

I stopped by the mission
They said read the good news
They said you can read it for free
All I needed was shelter and food
All I needed was shelter and food

And when the bibles were gone
And he finished his holy trail
He'd go back to the mission
Maybe they had a free warm bed

I stopped by the mission
They said read the good news
They said you can read it for free
All I needed was shelter and food
All I needed was shelter and food
All I needed was shelter and food
Track Name: Arbor Day
I was just a four-year-old boy
when I planted my first tree
in the backyard on Arbor Day

And year after year I watched
that oak climb up and up
and up and up to the stars

I don't remember saying goodbye
but I kept a leaf inside the back page
of my favorite book

I finally came back so many years have passed
I wondered if I would ever see
my long lost friend

I snuck around to the backyard
there she was, so much taller
right where I remember planting her

She was wealthy and strong, full of green leaves
home to the birds and abundant things
it's good it's good to be here again

She said, I remember you
She said, I remember you
She said, I remember you

(She said)
I grew toward the light beams
while you played and laughed and danced, in orbit
in circles around my feet

You watered me with rubber hoses
worried when the ground was frozen
and napped in the shade beneath my arms

While I aimed toward the clouds
you've grown up tall, my gray-haired man
my long lost friend

She said, I remember you
She said, I remember you
She said, I remember you

So I threw down my traveling things
I whispered some private things
and I hugged my tree with all my might

I said, I remember you
I said, I remember you
I said, I remember you