Emily Ann Peterson

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Recorded live at Urban Grace in Tacoma, WA by Joonior Studios.

Acts of neurological defiance break through creative glass ceilings.
This is proof.

With roots in Texas & Georgia, Emily Ann Peterson spent over 17 years as a cellist collaboratively writing songs with her colleagues & singing along when asked. That is until late 2013 when she was diagnosed with a degenerative tremor in her right hand.

Refusing to resign to fate and genetics, she expanded and wrote these songs.

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released October 20, 2014

All songs written and performed by Emily Ann Peterson (BMI)

Engineers: Chris Mathews Jr. & Matt Kimball
Filmed and edited by Chris Mathews Jr.
Photography by Scott Haydon

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Emily Ann Peterson Tacoma, Washington

Acts of neurological defiance break through creative glass ceilings. This is proof. With roots in Texas & Georgia, Emily Ann Peterson spent over 17 years as a cellist collaboratively writing songs with her colleagues & singing along when asked until 2013 when she was diagnosed with a degenerative tremor in her right hand. Refusing to resign to fate and genetics, she expanded and wrote these songs. ... more

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Track Name: Bruise Easy
When we said our goodbyes, I heard the silence start to ring.
When we said our goodbyes, I felt my cheek begin to sting
I was bracing for the blow, but it hit me hard.
Adrenaline was pumping, and it hit me hard.

Don't worry, I still sing.
My chest is tight but I can still breathe.
Go on, I'll be just fine.
I may bruise easy, but we didn't break a thing.

You left just in time, for my heart to still beat on it's own.
You left just in time, for the ache to stay dull in my bones.
I was bracing for the blow, but it hit me hard.
Adrenaline was pumping and it hit me hard.

The room stopped spinning.
I'm still standing now.
I'm almost steady now, steady now.
Track Name: Horton's Hope
Last night, you fell out of the sky.
I saw you gently land upon a clover.
You were safe. You were heard. You were here.
Your voice, the only thing i knew of you.

There I held you in my hand.
Just a speck of whisper from your voice.
You were safe. You were heard. You were here.
And we found worlds beyond our own.

Covered in clover, I'm listening.
Going through them one by one.
Covered in clover, I'm listening.
Please don't make yourself at home.
Covered in clover, I can't hear you anymore.
I can't hear you anymore.

They said my mind is out of joint.
But you were safely sitting on a clover.
Pointed fingers, leaning shoulders
And the dark side of their shoes.
I watched them fly you from my hold.

Maybe we, we'll be saved by the smallest of them all.
Maybe we, we'll be saved by the smallest of them all.
Track Name: Safe
Don’t come near me.
Don’t you touch me so kind.
I thought I told you, walk away.
Don’t you trust me?
I said I loved you today.
No, I won’t hold you, just back away.

You’re just not safe near me
There’s a long list of reasons why.
I’m just not safe near you
I can’t love you (like you want me to/like I wanted to)

I’m on my own now,
It’s not ideal but I’ll live
We took our chances, we’re better off alone.
I hope you find it
All the love there is to give
Mine’s not enough to call your own
Track Name: Destined to the Road
Wheels turn with the curves of earth
Wild roads made into verse
Love is not a cloud pinned down
Finders never find, they're only found
Still there's cravings, always longing, always yearning

Destined, to the road.
Love is on the way.
Love is on the way.
I'm destined, to the road
Love is on the way.
I will make my way.

Love is not a place to land.
It liberates with open hands.
Glamour never sparkles for long.
Age can see it all along
with hindsight, always focused, always driven.
Track Name: Escape My Heart
I wrote your name across the sky
It glittered gold into the night
I felt my skin catch the spark
My heart...

I'm a fool for you (x3)

I cannot escape my heart
It'll just keep beating on (x3)
I cannot escape my heart
I cannot escape my heart

Ironclad & buried deep
I reached out through your thorns & your weeds
I felt you pierce with heat
My heart...

No it's not a lot, All we have are scars
When it's said and done, All we have are scars