Fire and Steam

by Simeon Peebler

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Every Distant Cousin
Bible Man
Everything She Was
Remote Control
Fire and Steam
Travel with Me
Learn How to Swim
He Never Gave Up


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.


releases August 1, 2017

All songs written by Simeon Peebler

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


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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Simeon Peebler Chicago, Illinois

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

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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