Man of the House

from by Peter Squires

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am i the mom? is she the dad?
in either case the kid's unruly
it isn't fair to fit us in
such normative roles and so unduly

the nurturing warm i'm yearning for
is something i can also offer
but will i receive what i feel i need?
the story's broke and so's the author

you showed such promise but couldn't deliver
we made some progress but lost to the winter
i looked so sturdy in all of the pictures
am i the building or am i the builder?

there's a room upstairs with a comfy bed
but i sleep on the couch i must be crazy
left here alone nothing gets done
and everything breaks it's quite amazing

i was lucky to find a man of the house
who happens to be an incredible lady
am i destroying the patriarchy,
or am i just useless and lazy?

you showed such promise but couldn't deliver
we made some progress but lost to the winter
i looked so sturdy in all of the pictures
am i the building or am i the builder?

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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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