Song of the Day: Eric Peters

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For those of you out there holding on for life.

As a singer-songwriter and recording artist, Andrew has released more than ten records over the past fifteen years. His music has earned him a reputation for writing songs that connect with his listeners in ways equally powerful, poetic, and intimate. He has also followed his gifts into the realm of publishing. His books include the four volumes of the award-winning Wingfeather Saga.


13 Comments

  1. Jason Gray

    @jasongray

    My favorite off this record – it was the track that really jumped the first time I heard Eric’s record. Melodic, smart, good production, home run. Thanks Eric for such a great song!

  2. Chris P

    Wow. I wish I could say more, but everything I want to say just won’t come out. I really liked that. And found it to be exactly what I needed to hear.

  3. Ron Davis

    The first time I heard this song, I was staying overnight in Nashville while Eric was recording “Scarce.” He and Danielle were gracious enough to let me stay with them, and that night he pulled out his laptop and played a halfway finished version of the song.

    I remember that night quite vividly. I had never heard any EP song quite like this one. It left me pretty much speechless. It still does.

  4. Tom Bubb

    For the sake of the curious yet computer-challenged: what song is this? The lyrics aren’t shown and the computer I’m using doesn’t like the audio file. 🙁

  5. Paul Holderman

    ok. I promised myself, no more music for awhile. i just got Ron Block’s 2 Cd’s in the mail last week and still in the middle of the Door Way.

    My wife and I are going a monsterous storm, and when I heard Eric’s song here today, I had to go get the mp3 version today.. glad I did.

    I been left with a very bad taste my mouth with CCM industry and popular christian musicians today. I want to thank the Rabbit Room and Square Peg Alliance for letting in to your world to see that there are people who are concerned with more important things , than how many units they sold last recording, how can we plug the music into all media entertainment-mainstream-crossover-potential and what can we project sales will look like on the next album. Arrggh!! i love music but the industry is seemly money driven and maddening.

    sorry I have to rant a wee bit (just read the new billboard mag on third day, very disappointed)

    Thank you all for being grounded. Thanks for Eric’s clip, Eric, thanks for the music, I put Ron on pause to check it out once through

  6. Eric Peters

    @ericpeters

    Folks, thanks for the gracious comments. Tom, the song is called Tomorrow. I’m not sure why the lyrics aren’t appearing, but here they are for your perusal:

      Tomorrow

    wake me up when today is over
    for I cannot bear the noise
    put me to sleep in silent whispers
    inside of God’s own voice

    is this the feeling of redemption
    or the shoulders of despair?
    and since I fear tomorrow
    please come and meet me there

    angel of tomorrow
    say a prayer tonight
    when I find myself alone
    afraid of being known
    and holding on for life

    like a dream that comes to haunt you
    and there’s nowhere left to hide
    God, collect the tears like water
    and turn them into wine

    after all the noise is gone
    like prayers left to die
    I scarce can take it in,
    so where do I begin
    to trust you with my life?

    angel of tomorrow
    say a prayer tonight
    when we find ourselves alone
    afraid of being known
    and holding on for life

    it’s a paralyzing fear
    cold to the touch yet so sincere

    This song was reared in the roots of my silent fear of the future, where the world is seemingly headed, and, with it, all the things that can go wrong in any given 24 hours. Being a fairly new father to a 1-1/2 year old, I’ve noticed, has exacerbated these latent fears – i.e., the deepest mistrust of God’s good and noble intentions – and apprehensions in me. Most moments, I am a quiet person. I place a certain internal value on silence and can digest very little in the way of noise (imagine me with a screaming baby in my arms). I guess this tune was just my outward way of wishing the world at large were a quieter place. In many ways, this feels like one of the most vulnerable and honest songs I’ve managed to write to date. I’m so glad it resonates with a few of you. You probably have no idea how much your verbal edification is golden light to me, so thank you from the bottom of this independent artist’s heart.

  7. Paul Holderman

    Eric,
    I have had this CD on all afternoon throughout the house. truly a great work of art there guy. You just got a new fan today!

  8. Tom Bubb

    Thank Eric! I actually should have guessed which song it was based on Andy Peterson’s hint. I love Scarce very much and I play it constantly. Tomorrow is a hauntingly gorgeous tune. Thanks again for the lyrics and for describing your motivations for the song! 🙂

  9. Eric Peters

    @ericpeters

    And I should absolutely mention that the beautifully simple piano playing is none other than our very own, Ben Shive. He’s turning into Superman; everywhere in a single bound.

  10. Mike

    I’m saddened yet a little prideful over the fact that so few hear the music posted here. The world is missing so many great artist. Again I’m thankful to you folks for sharing your music in such a way. Your songs bring a peace and a calm to this dying planet and messes up those of us who are fortunate enough to hear it. I’m not sure what eternity will hold for us but I have a suspicion the Square Pegs will play a role. Thanks Eric and the rest.

    Still in One Peace

  11. David

    Eric –

    I am a counselor who recently entered therapy for my own care. My counselor played your song for me because he felt it would speak to my heart in a meaningful way —- it did. I’ve also shared the song with some of my own clients, with the same effect.

    Thank you for being the vessel of this gift.

  12. Ben

    Andrew,

    For a guy like me who is a long time music maker but exploring songwriting, this post is the perfect proclamation to refer back to when I sense my motivation drifting toward earthly reward. Thank you!

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