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When I Couldn't Move

by Peter Squires

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    Side A: "When I Couldn't Move"
    Side B: "New Hampshire / Maine Amount of Whatever"

    Recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, Chicago, IL
    Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering, Brooklyn, NY
    Album art by Brienne Cosman

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seemingly unprovoked, the inflammation crept, the tendons and the bones, revolt, prevent, the shadow of the earth is blacking out the moon and caused us to revert, don't return when i couldn't move i had nowhere to go, my stagnancy proved enough to undo the progress i showed when i couldn't move my momentum was gone the old devils i knew didn't have to run fast to catch me at all i don't want to sit around and sulk don't want to forget all that i know felling like i'm trapped inside my home chew it 'til it's fluid but i choke getting big but losing all my swoll sitting still is not instilling hope been keeping off my toes postponing my return improvement's coming slow still weak, still hurts relinquishing control we're sinking in the dune pretending it's our call hold, breathe in
don't know what you do, but i know where to find you take comfort in consistency of your sense of place but rewarding people for never growing is inherently strange i don't proclaim to have invented the lever but like to think i'm not resistant to change you felt a new hampshire / maine amount of whatever and went back to your day change is good if you never leave you'll never learn anything change, it comes anyway change is good stop lamenting how you thought it would always be take a minute, buy a ticket, hop a train and escape you never got away from the dumb town you grew up in and the silly jerks you called your friends in your teens you'll always play the roles that you played in high school and you will never leave we're all attracted to what we find familiar but now i think that that might be a mistake you felt a new hampshire / maine amount of whatever and figured why not just stay


Recorded and mixed by Steve Albini on October 29, 2015 at Electrical Audio in Chicago, IL.


released May 1, 2016

Written and performed by Peter Squires

Recorded by Steve Albini (Electrical Audio, Chicago, IL)

Mastered by Paul Gold (Salt Mastering, Brooklyn, NY)

Album art and design by Brienne Cosman (Kittery, ME)


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Peter Squires Madbury, New Hampshire

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.

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