Read It On The Radio

by Melanie Peterson

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READ IT ON THE RADIO is a six week digital download campaign in which Melanie Peterson will be releasing one new cover song every week from the week of April 28th, 2014 to the week of June 1st, 2014.

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released April 28, 2014

Melanie Peterson~ lead vocals/acoustic guitar
Lucky Pete Lambert~ suitcase
Peter Collins~ bass/piano
Mitch Girio~ everything else

ALBUM ARTIST~ Dominic Simone

recorded and witnessed by Mitch Girio at Slaughterhouse 754

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Melanie Peterson Toronto, Ontario

This Saskatoon born Toronto-based singer-songwriter has quietly become one of the brightest lights on the Toronto folk scene. With her aching vibrato and prairie roots, her work has been consistently praised by listeners and music critics alike for her beautiful voice and exceptional songwriting. She has been deemed “Mary Poppins with a broken heart” by Monica Winfield of the BBC. ... more

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Track Name: Everybody's Talkin'
Everybody's Talkin' (lyrics and music by Fred Neil)

Everybody's talking at me
I don't hear a word they're saying
Only the echoes of my mind

People stopping, staring
I can't see their faces
Only the shadows of their eyes

I'm going where the sun keeps shining
Through the pouring rain
Going where the weather suits my clothes

Banking off of the northeast winds
Sailing on a summer breeze
And skipping over the ocean like a stone

I'm going where the sun keeps shining
Through the pouring rain
Going where the weather suits my clothes

Banking off of the northeast winds
Sailing on a summer breeze
And skipping over the ocean like a stone

Everybody's talking at me
Can't hear a word they're saying
Only the echoes of my mind

I won't let you leave my love behind
No, I won't let you leave my love behind
Track Name: Wrecking Ball
Wrecking Ball (lyrics and music by Neil Young)
My life's an open book
You read it on the radio
We got nowhere to hide
We got nowhere to go
But if you still decide
That you want to take a ride
Meet me at the wrecking ball
Wrecking ball
Wear something pretty and white
And we'll go dancin' tonight
Meet me at the wrecking ball
Wrecking ball
Wear something pretty and white
And we'll go dancin' tonight.

I see your smoky eyes
Right across the bar
I've seen that look before
Shining from star to star
Though I can't take that chance
If you got time for one dance
Meet me at the wrecking ball
Wrecking ball
Wear something pretty and white
And we'll go dancin' tonight
Meet me at the wrecking ball
Wrecking ball
Wear something pretty and white
And we'll go dancin' tonight.

The restless line of cars
Goes stretchin' down the road
But I won't telephone
'Cause you might say hello
What is it makes me feel this way?
What is it makes me want to say
Meet me at the wrecking ball
Wrecking ball
Wear something pretty and white
And we'll go dancin' tonight
Meet me at the wrecking ball
Wrecking ball
Wear something pretty and white
And we'll go dancin' tonight.
Track Name: Perfect
PERFECT (fairground attraction)


I don't want half hearted love affairs
I need someone who really cares
Life is too short to play silly games
I've promised myself I won't do that again

It's got to be perfect, it's got to be worth it, yeah
Too many people take second best
Well I won't take anything less
It's got to be, yeah, perfect

Young hearts are foolish, they make such mistakes
They're much too eager to give their love away
Well, I have been foolish too many times
Now I'm determined, I'm gonna get it right

It's got to be perfect, it's got to be worth it, yeah
Too many people take second best
But I won't take anything less
It's got to be, yeah, perfect

Young hearts are foolish, they make such mistakes
They're much too eager to give their love away
Well, I have been foolish too many times
Now I'm determined, I'm gonna get it right

It's got to be perfect, it's got to be worth it, yeah
Too many people take second best
But I won't take anything less
It's got to be, yeah, perfect

It's got to be, yeah, worth it
It's got to be perfect
Track Name: Heart
Heart, why are you pounding
Like a hammer
Heart, why are you beating like a drum
Heart, why do you make
Such a commotion
When I'm waiting for my baby to come

Oh heart, don't do it
If it's not the real thing
Heart, I get so easily deceived
Heart, there is no other I can turn to
If not you, heart, then who can I believe

[Chorus:]
Oh heart, there must be no mistake
Beware, special care from the start
Oh heart, though I'm glad
For the first bit of love we've had
Make certain or else
You're gonna break

Heart, you motor of emotion
Heart, you've never been
Like this before
Heart, at first I thought
That you were joking
But I know deep down in you
That you're sure
Track Name: Lost Cause
"Lost Cause" (lyrics and music by Beck)


Your sorry eyes cut through the bone
They make it hard to leave you alone
Leave you here wearing your wounds
Waving your guns at somebody new

Baby you're lost
Baby you're lost
Baby you're a lost cause

There's too many people you used to know
They see you coming they see you go
They know your secrets and you know theirs
This town is crazy; nobody cares

Baby you're lost
Baby you're lost
Baby you're a lost cause

I'm tired of fighting
I'm tired of fighting
Fighting for a lost cause

There's a place where you are going
You ain't never been before
No one left to watch your back now
No one standing at your door
That's what you thought love was for

Baby you're lost
Baby you're lost
Baby you're a lost cause

I'm tired of fighting
I'm tired of fighting
Fighting for a lost cause
Track Name: Stay Awake
Stay Away (from Disney's Mary Poppins)

Stay awake, don't rest your head
Don't lie down upon your bed
While the moon drifts in the skies
Stay awake, don't close your eyes

Though the world is fast asleep
Though your pillow's soft and deep
You're not sleepy as you seem
Stay awake, don't nod and dream
Stay awake, don't nod and dream