Read It On The Radio

by Melanie Peterson

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1.
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
2.
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.
3.
03:34
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
4.
02:22
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
5.
03:40
"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
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02:28
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

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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 bright 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. She has been deemed “Mary Poppins with a broken heart” by BBC & looks forward to the upcoming release of her new single "We Got This". ... more

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