Ancient Baby (Home​-​Fi Edition)

by Chris Peck

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Here it is! The Home Fi version of Ancient Baby, recorded to 1/2" tape by me, at home. All tracks mixed by Tomas delToro-Diaz, in Bakersfield, Ca.

All songs written by Peck, except "Back to the Start", written by Chris Peck, Greg Scott, & Tomas delToro-Diaz.

All songs performed by Peck, with Cameron Snyder playing upright bass, triangle and alto sax on "Good Fit", "Rock and Roll's Callin'" and "Keepin' It Together".

This album is also available as an illustrated 26 page book, pairing the lyrics for each song with whimsical and poignant album Art by Rose Pearson.

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released April 16, 2019

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Ancient Baby / PECK San Rafael, California

Chris Peck has released 16 albums, beginning with his first cassette in 1994. One day they will all be on bandcamp.

His most recent release is 'Ancient Baby', recorded once by Ethan Turner in a fancy analog studio and again by Peck at home.

Later this summer, he will release "Blue Phase", with poet Tongo Eisen-Martin. This duo, LOAN, has already released one album: www.loan.bandcamp.com

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Track Name: Chris Peck - Possibilities
possibilities possibilities
possibilities abilities
oh why can’t i see it
oh why can’t i see it
whatever will be whatever will be whatever will be whatever will be will be
subterranean terranean resistance
subterranean terranean emotions
buried under ground
where the gold is found
so let’s not dig it let’s just leave it there
no need to see it just believe it’s there
holdin it down
no predictions yet predictions if i’ll be saved
no predictions yet predictions if i’ll be saved
from the spinning wheels
stickin out for standin still
in their way
no nostalgia nostalgia can stop me
no nostalgia nostalgia can stop me
oh from lookin’ forward
sorry jimi hendrix
i’m lettin’ you go
i’m doin’ it now
right now
possibilities possibilities
possibilities abilities
no nostalgia nostalgia can stop me
possibilities possibilities
Track Name: Chris Peck - I Talk To Myself
i talk to myself
movin’ my mouth
no one’s nearby
you can see why

i talk to my feet
out in the street
can’t figure it out
i do it for me
i talk to myself

doin’ it more these days
it’s more than a phase
it’s all of the rage
i talk to myself

nobody knows why
not even I
why talk to yourself?

except to figure it out
i guess that it’s easier
when you’re movin’ your mouth
do you talk to yourself?

out in the street?
in the bathroom mirror?
in the driver’s seat?
who talks to themselves?
i mean, really?
Track Name: Chris Peck - Comin' Round Again
somebody somewhere said something
heard it on the wind
sent it back again
somebody somewhere else'll put a spin on it
listen now, it's comin round again
forty days and forty nights it's rainin words
pictures tag along
accompanied by song
but who of us remembers when we searched for years
just to find that record that you want?
hear that record spin around again
"pay me and i'll make you rich" i hear them say
hear it every day
a million different ways
"i do not need what i do not have" is what i say
and pitch a pail of water on their flames
steady now, they're pitchin us again
somebody somewhere strung a bow
carved a straight arrow
wrote a secret note
tied the two together, pulled, and let go
let'm go into a tornado
round and round and where nobody knows
round and round it goes
where nobody knows
straight arrow
will it hit the mark
find an open heart
secret note
will it hit the mark?
somebody somewhere said something
heard it on the wind
sent it back again
somebody somewhere else'll put a spin on it
listen now, its comin round again
Track Name: Chris Peck - Good Fit
skip it or scoop it
and honey don't be scared to wear it if the shoe fits
sportin such a style
sportin such a style
make love with one glove
because the king of pop is who my pop is talkin of
never in a bad way
but just the way his every jam can brighten up your day
sportin such a style
sportin such a style
sportin such a style, yeah
and it's a good fit, yeah
Track Name: Chris Peck - Rock and Roll's Callin'
what can i do
when rock & roll's callin’?
rock & roll
but let it ring on through
let it ring on through
to the machine
let it ring on through
i'm too tired for you
caller i.d.
says rock & roll's callin' for me
why does it always gotta be me?
why don't she ever let me be?
oh, rock & roll's callin for me
who could it be?
but rock & roll callin for me
so let it ring on through
let it ring on through
to the machine
let it ring on through
to the machine
let it ring on through
i'm too tired for you
let it ring on through
to the machine
Track Name: Chris Peck - Back to the Start
hear me holla how i need you back
gonna love me when i get you back
if you really want to lighten my load
listen baby, won’t you tell me so?
i’m just about ready to throw it away
cause i’ve been waitin since half past ten
don’t know when your train is coming in
and if you’re waitin down the line
send me a sign
watchin your face
breakin my heart
wish i could take you back to the start
we were strangers
there was a spark
back to the start
do you remember walkin hand in hand?
didn’t worry if they’d understand
somethin sacred, that was you and i
that’s why we still gotta try
don’t know who i am without you here
hear me holla how i need you back
gonna love me when i get you back
do you remember when you needed me too?
now i don’t know what you’re goin through
but i’ll be waitin cause i made up my mind
try to turn back the time
watchin your face
breakin my heart
wish I could take you back to the start
we were strangers
there was a spark
back to the start
watchin your face
breakin my heart
wish i could take you back to the start
we were strangers
there was a spark
back to the start
Track Name: Chris Peck - We're All Thinkin' About You
we're all thinkin about you
thought you might wanna know
hey ship, you left a big wake behind
with the words that you spoke
how you told a good story
how you told a good joke
how you called me a liar
how you rolled a good smoke
we're all thinkin about you
i saw you in my audience
shootin me with your phone
you had a special electricity
that's what i'm missin the most
we talked of makin modern dance
on how the body can learn
to break the bookends of the possible
and how the pages would burn, burn
we're all thinkin about you
i saw you at the festival
you were with an old friend
sayin there was nothing left for you
and it was all pretend
no
we're all thinkin about you
Track Name: Chris Peck - Bruce Lee
for so long i walked in a shadowy world
death and destruction were my traveling mates
and were it not for the grace of something greater than me
i would have stayed below there for the rest of my days
and all along the choice was mine
to sign my name upon the dotted line
bruce lee, baby, it's on
i can get my kicks with a master
he or she will teach with a song
love it, do it, without hesi-tation
i've started on my quest, even though i am tired
i can feel my muscles burn with a serpentine fire
i'll be moving with the force of something greater than me
won't stop till when i get to where there ain&#39;t nothing higher
i'm gonna leave behind the heartaches and pain
it only takes a lot of courage and strength
bruce lee, baby, it's on
i can get my kicks with a master
he or she will teach with a song
love it, do it, without hesitation
love it, do it, without hesitation
Track Name: Chris Peck - Keepin' It Together
i’m not fallin’ apart
i’m not losin’ my heart
i’m keepin’ it together, keepin’ it together
i’m not losin’ my strength
i’m not wastin’ away
i’ve found another way
i’m stronger now than ever, stronger now than ever
you know the deal
it’s easy to feel
when someone means what they’re sayin’ for real
and nothin’s changed
since the old days
least nothin’ worth gettin worried about
i’m not losin’ my edge
i’m not lost in my head
i’m feelin’ foggy sometimes
but tell me, ain’t that how I’ve ever been? ain’t that how we all get?
i’m livin’ close to my folks
sometimes the circle is small
but i won’t lower my sight
i watch the stars every night
i’m surrounded by friends
they all know where I stand
they’re lookin’ out for my best interests all of the way
i hear the siren song
and the pull is strong
oh, but I’m strapped to the mast
won’t let the ship get smashed
i’m not killin’ the Earth
i’m not spendin’ the land
i’m workin’ more with my hands
and spendin’ less every day, won’t spend our savin’s away
i’m not goin’ away
see me goin’ away
i’m not goin’ for good

i’m comin’ back another day, comin’ back another day
Track Name: Chris Peck - Wild Horses
only meant to have some fun
never knew they’d end up sorry
wild horses born to run
sleeping on their feet and never stalling
and when she tells him that he loves her
she knows he means it
he had some bad ideas
justifications for his thieving
she invested all her faith
needed someone to believe in
and when she tells him that she’ll go there
he knows she means it
started with a simple job
burning down an empty building
bastards got what they deserved
all those horses they were killing
never meant to hurt no one
found a clear cut in the redwoods
where they doused up 20 trucks
flicked a match and told’m good luck
how could they know about the night watch
who burned in his sleep?
lovers spent a week in bed
taking turns for who could play dead
burning logs and laying low
only leaving for the woodshed
but when the sheriff kicked the door down
they knew he meant it
morning papers told their deeds
course it’s only allegations
till some photos surfaced up
made our lovers a sensation
but they made a solemn pact
she would testify against him

all those bad ideas were his
all those plans and meditations
it’s a lovely day to die
aid the hangman to the boyfriend
don’t suppose you’d tell me why
you’re here to meet me at the rope’s end?
and when he said it’s for a good cause
they laughed in his face
Track Name: Chris Peck - Go, Girl
go girl
we know you’re under pressure now’days
you’re the world
still the same and we hope you’ll never change
we’ll float away without a rock to gravitate the weight
go girl
your wisdom can’t be handled by the mind
you’re the world
we’ll have to use our hearts this time
the time is now, it’s clear as day, so let’s not hesitate
we’ll float away without a rock to gravitate the weight
winter, summer, spring and fall
can’t have one without them all, GO!
go girl
go girl go girl go
we call you girl
but also maiden, mother, and a crone
to hurt the world
you’d think we’d never had a mother of our own
we’ll float away, without a rock to gravitate the weight
storms and droughts, all about
how we gonna work this out? GO!
go girl
go girl go girl go
go girl
for you, i’ll jump front a speeding train
you’re the world
just say the word, I’ll jump for you today
we’ll float away, without a rock to gravitate the weight
winter, summer, spring and fall
can’t have one without them all, GO!
storms and droughts, all about
how we gonna work this out? GO!
we have everything to lose
tell yourself “It’s simple” choose! GO!
go girl go girl go
Track Name: Chris Peck - Put Two Sticks Together
I'm gonna put two sticks together and make a fire
put two sticks together and make a fire
I'm gonna get somethin started, where there wasn't much happenin
put two sticks together and make a fire

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