Live at Mouse Mountain

by Trevor Petrie

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Recorded live at Mouse Mountain Studios on the 13th of September, 2019.

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released November 22, 2019

All songs written and performed by Trevor Petrie.

Recorded by Cameron Prictor.

Mixed by Josh Ratcliffe.

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Trevor Petrie Bendigo, Australia

Inspired by interconnectedness and human interaction, Trevor continues to write heartfelt songs and engaging stories that bring the listener into his world.

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Track Name: Lie To Me
Holding on to thoughts from far too many years before
Holding on to thoughts I know I don't need anymore
A perfect storm of interwoven under-action
And time keeps ticking by
I need a friend who can tell me it will be alright
I need a friend who can tell me to pick myself back up again
I need a friend who can tell it will be just fine
I need a friend who can lie

Overanalysing every single interaction
Over compensates for lack of meaningful distraction
Burnt to the core but fuel is sourced from somewhere higher
Almost year without you has gone

I need a friend who can tell me it will be alright
I need a friend who can tell me to pick myself back up again
I need a friend who can tell it will be just fine
I need a friend who can lie

I need a friend
I need a friend
I need a friend
I need a friend

I need a friend who can tell me what to say
Who can write the words tell me what to play
Tell me where to go, tell me who to see
Help me find a better version of me
Can stay up all night
Can fulfil my dreams
Can be anything that they'd like to be
Can live without fear
Can be young and free
So long as they lie, lie to me
Lie to me
Lie to me

I need a friend who can tell me it will be alright
I need a friend who can tell me to pick my feet back up again
I need a friend who can tell it will be just fine
I need a friend who can lie
Track Name: The Beauty Of Solitude
This emblem I’ve been wearing has got people staring. I hope they can’t see through my charade.

Because it’s a pretty price I pay for living different lives both night and day. I aint sure it’s gonna work out right.

And these thoughts I’ve been collecting just haven’t been connecting, I get on and off and off and on the line.

And I’ve been listening to the prophet but I’m sure I still don’t got it. I’ve got the answers but I just can’t find the time.

So take these lyrics I’ve been scratching into eggs that won’t be hatching and slam them in the faces of the youth.

With all their instant gratification and their shameless masturbation, they’ll never understand the beauty of solitude.

And all I really want is some silence from all the anger hate and violence but I’m as much to blame as everyone else.

And for all I’ve come to see and understand what burdens me
I’ve done nothing but simply get this off my chest.

And will I fight, will I fight for you?
And will I fight, will I fight for you?
Will I fight, will I fight for you?
Will I fight or will I find something new.

This emblem I’ve been wearing has got people staring. I hope they can’t see through my charade.
Track Name: You An Me
You know some days just never felt quite right
But when you came in to my life
A calming breeze blew right through my soul
And there’s no doubting the fact that baby you make me whole

Oh my love, we nearly drowned
But we made it through the darkness and we came back out
We set our fears aside and put the pain to bed
And now I feel your soul touch mine every time you stroke my head

Hold me baby I love you like crazy
Hold me baby I love you like crazy
Hold me baby I love you like crazy
Hold me baby I love

I love you
I need you
I'll be with you forever now
Track Name: Lion In The Closet
There’s a lion in the closet in my room
He’s waiting for me to get home soon
When I open the door I don’t get a fright
We’ve been playing this game since the other night

But when I wake up it’s another illusion
Why do I make up these disillusions?

There’s a bird in the tree he talks to me
We have discussions about foreign policy
He’s an expert on migration, he’s in a bad situation
We’ve been talking for years but I don’t know his name

But when I wake up it’s another illusion
Why do I make up these disillusions?

Perhaps it’s a need?
Perhaps it’s desire?
I’ll burn all this baggage
When I light the fire
When I light the fire
When I light the fire

There’s a lion in the closet in my room
There’s a lion in the closet in my room
There’s a lion in the closet in my room
There’s a lion in the closet in my room
Track Name: Devil On MY Shoulder
There’s a man in a black suit following me
He’s reading my fortunes and he’s reading me my misery
He knows where I live and he knows where I sleep
At night he sits outside my door and he watches over me

Sometimes I can’t sleep at night
There’s a devil on my shoulder hanging on for dear life
Sometimes I can’t sleep at night
With each turn of the page, with each turn of the cheek
with each turn of the tide I loose another place to hide

I saw him watching from under the tress across the street
That’s when I noticed the lines and the look upon his face and I swear it startled me
He’s full of worry but he comes back, time and again
I’m starting to wonder, maybe he’s my only friend

Sometimes I can’t sleep at night
Is there a devil on my shoulder or is that just the street light?
Sometimes I can’t sleep at night
With each roll of the dice, with each roll of the punches
with each roll of the deep blue night, I loose another little piece of light

I don’t recall when it all began
Or when he started following me
I thought, he was only there, whenever I was down
I’ve come to realise he’s my strength in my time of need

Sometimes I can’t sleep at night
There’s a devil on my shoulder hanging on for dear life
Sometimes I can’t sleep at night
With each turn of the page, with each turn of the cheek
with each turn of the tide I loose another

Sometimes I can’t sleep at night
Is there a devil on my shoulder or is that just the street light?
Sometimes I can’t sleep at night
With each roll of the dice, with each roll of the punches
with each roll of the deep blue night

I find another little piece of light
Track Name: The Bitter End
I’m going to put this story to bed before the heartache fractures my head. There’s no need to explain for I can see the pain in your eyes.

It’s washing over us both like a wave, there’s nothing here we can save, except maybe the thought that there’s something we ought to have done.

Don’t despair my love, it’ll be alright, it’ll be alright
Don’t despair my love, I’m doing fine, I’m doing fine, I’m doing fine

And now I rummage through all the nightmares I sent to you, searching for a shred of truth and a piece of your heart.

And I can see it clear in my reflection in your tears, I should have faced my fears, for now fear is all I know.

Don’t despair my love, it’ll be alright, it’ll be alright
Don’t despair my love, I’m doing fine, I’m doing fine, I’m doing fine

Take me away from it all
There’s no peace of mind, no piece to find any more

Take me away from it all
There’s no peace of mind, no piece to find any more

Don’t despair my love, it’ll be alright, it’ll be alright
Don’t despair my love, I’m doing fine, I’m doing fine, I’m doing fine
Track Name: Did You Want It Too?
Just so it’s clear, this is not a lie
Just so it’s clear, I won’t be that guy
So now I guess you know, this is where I hide
It’s lonely. It’s lonely
Who are you to say that’s not a life?
Who are you to say that’s not how you do it right?
Who are you to take the fall and let me wash away?
Do you want it? Do you want it too?

All this carrying is heavy now
All this labouring is getting me down
All this heartache I’ve been bearing since that day
It’s getting harder. It’s getting harder.

Who are you to say that’s not the way?
Who are you to say I’ll get it right some day?
Who are you to bear the cross that brings me down this time?
Don’t you want it? Don’t you want it too?

Let’s just whisper, keep our cool for now
Let’s just whisper, makes me feel safe somehow
I don’t know if I’m going to be OK
I’m so tired. I’m so tired. I’m so tried!

Who are you to that’s wright or wrong?
Who are you say we can’t all just get along?
Who are you to make the call that brings us to our knees?
Did you want it? Did you want it too?
Track Name: Now That You're Gone
I've been waiting for this feeling to pass
I guess I should accept the fact that it's probably going to last
All your pictures are still haunting these walls
And the silence is still deafening when the evening falls

Time's a killer without you here
Time's a killer this time of year

I read all the letter that you sen to me
I watched all the movies we used to watch on the T.V.
I ate all the candy drank all your wine
I'll never forget how you used to be mine

Time's a killer without you here
Time's a killer this time of year
Time's a killer without you at home
Time's a killer now that you're gone

I've been to all the places that we used to go
Studied all the faces of all the people you used to know
I've tried to move forward and I've tried to be brave
But I cried like it was yesterday when I visited your grave

Time's a killer without you here
Time's a killer this time of year
Time's a killer without you at home
Time's a killer now that you're gone

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