Missing Anchor

by Simeon Peebler

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Simeon Peebler This is my latest album, and each song is about something important to me. It also represents working with other really talented artists and those collaborations made a huge impact on me. Favorite track: Birthday Home.
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1.
(free) 03:33
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
2.
02:38
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
3.
02:53
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
4.
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
5.
(free) 02:57
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
6.
(free) 03:05
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
7.
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
8.
02:22
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
9.
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)

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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

credits

released October 22, 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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Songwriter Simeon "Simon" Peebler lives in Chicago and he won't stop writing songs.

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