Peter the Great

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Packaged in a cardboard digipak with all the lyrics, liner notes and credits; featuring original provocative artwork by Veek, Kyle Spencer and Ethan Skelton; and super-cool photography by Caroline Horist, Nick Infusino, and Kennedy Shenberg. Graphic design by Trakan himself. Enjoy the 8-song story with all the visuals!

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lyrics

Peter rode the bus today, out lookin for a job.
Wastin his life away, at places where he don’t belong.
Peter is a songwriter. He finds his words fall right where they belong.
Trying to understand people, wrap em up tight, and put em in a song.

He saw laughter in the window, and a staircase roped off as he rode by.
Confused, misguided by zombies, betrayed by loved ones in gangs of bored disguise.
Peter is a boat captain on one hell of a ride.
Trying to navigate heaven, wrap it up tight and put it deep inside.

You’re gonna get it right today.
You can’t seem to get it right.

He heard calliope music, dusty and scratching and trying to get out.
Mind strayed with dangerous suggestion. Doubt and frustration, and rebirth of self.
Peter is a dream maker. A simple stroke and all of the lines are blurred.
Trying to blend all the colors, wrap em up tight, and recreate the world.

You’re gonna get it right today.
You can’t seem to get it right.

He touched her breast. She reacted like they weren’t strangers. No, she expected this.
Like breathing deeper when living for something. Like dreams and love – Yeah simply effortless.
Peter is a heart breaker. He draws a blade and he dissects the moon.
Light spills into the sky. Gather the light, and paint this crumbling ruin.

You’re gonna get it right today.

I can’t see. The colors got away.
I can’t hear. The words all got away.
I can’t feel. The dream has got away.

Peter rode the bus today, out looking for a job.
Wasting his life away at places where he don’t belong.

credits

from Powder Kegs Beneath Dagger Trees, released February 21, 2012
Lyrics and Music by Trakan

Trakan – Vocals, Guitars (except the one with echo)
Tom MacDonald – Vocals
Heather Perry – Vocals, Bass
Merilee Phillips - Cello
Brian Roth - Didgeridoo
Denise Trakan – Deck of Red Cards
Deanna Varagona – Tenor Saxophone
Matt Walters – Guitar (the echo one)
Chris Warren – Drums

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Trakan Chicago, Illinois

With rock-forward energy and surprise instrumentation throughout, Trakan's dynamic new release is a trip through the phantoms, weeds, and cabdrivers of Trakan's psyche. Bilingual English/French paint surreal backdrops for his agitated growl (think Frank Black, Tom Waits). Female vocals sweeten the tension, alongside notable performances from Rocco Labriolla (Joe Pug) and Deanna Varagona (Lambchop) ... more

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