I Wish I'd Been There For Me

from by Peter Squires

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i wish i'd been there for me
with a peaceful offering
a dose of empathy
and some words of warning

the one who'd comfort me
help me grieve productively
display maturity
had been lost that morning

the picture's incomplete
when you're too close to see
starts to make sense to me
around 30,000 feet

wish i could tell old me
or should i say young me
you still have a family
they're just all in mourning

but it wasn't meant to be
it was meant not to be
i was only 23
but now i'm growing

the picture's incomplete
when you're too close to see
starts to make sense to me
around 30,000 feet

so these days when i see
you unavoidably
confronting destiny
please allow me to be

your solidarity
your stalwart company
a touch of therapy
something strong and sturdy

i wish i'd been there for me
with a peaceful offering
a dose of empathy
and some words of warning

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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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