FAÇADES

by Peter J. Brant

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released November 13, 2015

All songs written by
Peter J. Brant

Arrangements by
Peter J. Brant and Nicholas Krgovich

Strings and horns
arranged and recorded
by Chris Votek

“If I Could Go” horn arrangement by Franklin Silva

Band Players
Nicholas Krgovich
Aaron Olson
Kenny Gilmore
Terry Shandrow
Gabe Noel

String Players
Chris Votek
Andrew McIntosh

Horn Players
Franklin Silva
Josh Aguiar
Brian Walsh
Will Wulfeck

Singers
Nedelle Torrisi
Nicholas Krgovich
Peter J. Brant

Engineered by
Kenny Gilmore

Mixed by
Chris Cohen

“The Pretty Girls”
Mixed by
Chris Votek

Mastered by
Timothy Stollenwerk
at Stereophonic Mastering

Photography by
Todd Cole

Recorded at
The Hobby Shop and Echo Manor
in Los Angeles, CA

RELEASED by
R.C. Legacy Records

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Track Name: Like Nothing's Ever Wrong
How can I forgive myself for this mire of self doubt?
Like something’s always wrong
Like something’s always wrong

How did I convince myself that I could rise above.
Like nothing’s ever wrong?
Like nothing’s ever wrong?

I’ve been waiting for someone to confirm my life for me.
To ask me, “Hey, man is something wrong?”
“How can we fix what’s wrong?”

But who am I to think that I would be the first to live life
Without ever being wronged.
Without ever being wronged.

Maybe if I turned it sideways
Let the light catch it a different way
I could see the hope that was lying there all along.

Waking from my long deep death sleep
A birth upon a birth on repeat.
Never new, but always waking up.

Shuffling furniture around. Hoping that when I have found.
Some magic place for my mind.
Some magic place to unwind.

But I keep shuffling. Circling round. Hoping if I am found.
with all my ducks in a row.
That somebody will have to know.

“Lookee here, what we’ve found! This man has figured it out.
There’s never been one before.
What fools to have ignored!”

But oh my god, now I see. There’s noone else but me.
And nothing’s ever “wrong”
I’m not going to wait and see if someone figures out me.
Cause nothing’s ever wrong.
Just got to keep moving along.

Cause nothing’s ever wrong.
Just got to keep moving along.
And Nothing’s ever wrong.
Track Name: I Heard You Were Down
I heard you were down
So, I came around to say
“I heard you were down,
So, I came around,
Everything is alright.”

Honestly, I don’t care why
Maybe your friends, they give you strife.
Maybe something you were looking to
To carry you through didn’t
turn out right.

I heard you were down
So, I came around to say
“I heard you were down,
So, I came around,
Everything is alright.”

We could go for a long walk.
Take a little time to talk it out.
Maybe there’s something you need to get off
Your chest to feel like something’s moving
aaa long.

So, what do you say?
I know I don’t know shit bout today.
But I thought if I could see your face
That some grace could come
Even just for today.

I heard you were down
So, I came around to say
“I heard you were down,
So, I came around,
Everything is alright.”

I heard you were down
Track Name: Screen Time
You gotta stop lookin’ at that screen, man.
You gotta stop lookin’ at that screen, man.
You gotta pick up your feet, get out on the street
Start moving that mind Around
You really need to cut down on screen time.

I’ve got so many lives on screen, man.
I’ve got so many lives on screen, man.
I’ve got so many lives, going at the same time.
I’m not sure which one suits me best.
Oh, I really need to cut down on screen time.
screen time. screen time.
Oh, screen time. Oh, screen time.
I really need to cut down on screen time.
I’m gonna cut down on my screen time.
I’m gonna cut down on my screen time.
Gonna find a new way, to fill up my day.
Gonna give myself a break from
this give and take relating to screen time.

screen time. screen time.
Oh, screen time. Oh, screen time.
I really need to cut down on screen time.

screen time. screen time.
Oh, screen time. Oh, screen time.
I’ve really got to cut down on screen time.
Track Name: The Pretty Girls
She said to me
If you keep
on fallin
for the pretty girls

You’ll never fall for me
Trust me, that’s where you want to be

It’s plain as day
I’m yours / your mine in every way

But you must
Quit your fallIn’
for the pretty girls

They make you cry
They make you whine
They don’t notice you most of the time

But still you go out just to make eyes
and see what you might find

It’s such a foolish game
There’s nothing that’s precious
If nothing’s sustained so

Quit your fallin’
For the pretty girls

I’ve been “lookin” for something good
for a long long while
but “lookin”’s my problem
I need something new
not just in style

You’re not ugly as sin
Even if you were
You say things like

I was always fallin’ for the pretty girls
I couldn’t lift my spirits if they gave
me the whole wild world

But now I have my love
She holds me dear and that’s enough
Now pretty is pretty is pretty

But not as it once was.
Track Name: Then I Remember You
Though I wish there were some sign to show when someone
really does love you
There’s never been, Nor never will be such luck.
There’s never been a sign of such grace.

And so we drown into a life just wandering aimless ‘til we’re dry
from wandering.
There’s nothing you could say or do to change that.
Just hope something good grows from the sand.

It’s so hard to let someone inside your chest.
Then I remember you, Then I remember you
Oh sometimes I feel I’m slipping back to nightmarish doom.
Then I remember you, Then I remember you.

Lifted to my health, I saw something I thought I’d tell you about.
It’s something I’m not sure I can explain well.
It’s subtle and a moment slowly built.

If you find that love man you’ve got to hold on with all your might.
You got to give it time to turn golden.
You got to let that pearl strengthen well.

Then I remember you. Then I remember you.

My fears they force me out
into the cold without a coat or hat
Then I remember you. Then I remember you.

I don’t wander aimless now
I’ve found my route without a doubt Because
because I have you.
Track Name: Come Back To Me
Darling, if ever you
Stop playing with hearts
and you
want to be loved
want to be held
by these arms of mine. Well you know
That you can

Come back to me
And RIGHT HERE I WILL BE
And we’ll probably still find something that we need.

And if
wholeheartedly, you
decide to do
a single thing in your life

And you
decide it is me
decide to do me
well, maybe some day I could be swayed
to let you try

Come back to me
And then we will see
And we’ll probably still find something that we need.

And when I close my eyes
I’m reminded of moments
Back in our prime.
When you and I walked along unscathed by time

And when you
Want to let me know
Don’t just wink and glow
For the way you have been
Talkin’
Talkin’ to me
The way you treated me
You were wrongful, erratic
and unkind.

Come back to me
And right here I will be
I’m not saying it’s a given
No guarantees

I’m not saying it’s a given
No guarantees.
Track Name: Eden
I was sure I’d be well
If I could avoid another dark spell
But here I am stuck in my head now
I’m not sure what to do.

Let’s go to the wood gather food
Forego life just me and you
we’ll take no path let noone know
together nude we’ll do what we want to do

This world’s such a drag Full of friendly scumbags

As they stab your back you’ll feel an aching jab

We walking walking in the lighted wood
sure of ourselves wholly understood
When along we came upon a plant
with berries glistening

As I ate myself full
belly bursting laughs

The juice ran down
your bare breast

A million starts
A million deaths

I don’t know why
I don’t know when

My legs they bled
as we dragged ourselves west

as we reached the edge

There are some things good
There are some things bad

I’m glad to be home
I’m glad to be home
I’m glad to be
Track Name: Nobody with Me
I’ve never been called a “somebody”
I’m almost positive
More likely I’d be called a ”nobody”
Not trying to be negative

People get lost in this crowd all the time
Trippin’ up, Burnin’ out, drained of all life
But by yourself I saw you dancin’ so confidently
Not a care for anyone’s thoughts on if you’re a ”somebody”
Maybe you’d like to be
A “nobody” with me
These paths they lead us in circles eternally
yet demand that we follow them
And even more to think that I once believed
They’d solve my problems
The thing is when you see those that they call “somebody”’s
Though they’ve “made it” they seem just as lost and lonely as me.
maybe they’d like to be
A “nobody” with me.

Without a worry, we’re dancin’ so confidently
Not a care for anyone’s thoughts on if we are “somebody”’s

We let our heads empty and just follow our feet
Now we’re surprised to find that after all the pain and grief
we’ve come to be
Someone’s “somebody”
Track Name: If I Could Go
I’ve been wandering this life
looking for a simple time
some place to rest
some place to hide

This sun beats down
It’s always prevalent
before it was cold and
the wind never ceased violence
But

If I could go
If I could go away
If I could go
If I could go away

Is there some shelter where
I could hide away
Some shelter from the sun
some water to drink

Amongst these friends
it seems so unforgiving
they all want they all want
something the other is living

If I could go
If I could go away
If I could go
If I could go away

Oh now, if we could see
we’re all hanging out
we all want to be
something that is free
something that’s true
something that’s real

without gettin’ beat up
without gettin’ beat up

without gettin’ beat up
without gettin’ beat up

If I could go
If I could go away
If I could go
If I could go away
Track Name: Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California

I’ve tried my best truly for you
To show that I should be adorned here.

I cut my hair as you ordered
I cleaned my nails of soil and fodder
I jumped the fence of responsible order
But none of it really sold it.

O Los Angeles, California
I once thought I’d own you.

Now Mike and me, we wandered down near
A bridal suite off the 101 ramp
We got some off the couple staying there
Made a mess of our heads in the noonday

O Los Angeles, California
I met my death on your door step

And until you choose me, I’ll hate you more and more
each and every day. Each and every day.
From underneath the overpass of the 101
Where Mike and I choose to lay.
I’ll wait for my day. I’ll wait for my day.

Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California

Keep sending your melting sunsets
And I’ll keep my broken heart wet.