Fire in the Lumberyard

from by Peter Squires

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your town is calm and serene
but you can get bent out of shape by the little things
you seem to fear god, outsiders and change
your voices get loud when you're feeling outraged

i lit the fire in the lumberyard
and flooded the paper store
you thought that they would always be there
but they are no more

i lit the fire in the lumberyard
and flooded the paper store
introduced a little change here
so you would move forward

you gather your thoughts for op-eds in the paper
then gather to read them with all of your neighbors
so quick to lash out, so slow to reflect
you need a catastrophe for some perspective

i lit the fire in the lumberyard
and flooded the paper store
you thought that they would always be there
but they are no more

i lit the fire in the lumberyard
and flooded the paper store
introduced a little change here
so you would move forward

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from Man of the House, released March 1, 2015

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Peter Squires Eliot, Maine

Combining humor & heartbreak, Peter Squires can brighten your day or bring you down with just a few chords. A witty songwriter & talented instrumentalist, Squires is never afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve.

The new single 'When I Couldn't Move' was recorded by legendary engineer Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago.
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