Occidental Mystery

from by Peter Squires

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i was born where the season change
and sometimes we have to hunker down
we're bred to think that's how it must be
but we love the colors when they're around

the colors now feel so long ago
that i forgot about blue and pink
you lose the pleasure of fallen snow
when fallen snow is all you can see

i followed an occidental mystery
though i'm oriented for the fall
tend to go south when things are looking bleak
but things end up looking up after all

it's the winter that makes us who we are
but we look better all dressed in green
guess that's why we partially hate ourselves
and always partially want to leave

i wonder what would happen if we retreat
to all the strength we built to survive
without the winter will there be spring?
and will we even still feel alive?

i followed an occidental mystery
though i'm oriented for the fall
tend to go south when things are looking bleak
but things end up looking up after all

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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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