Unbreakable

by Melanie Peterson

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This album was partially funded by friends and fans of Melanie Peterson.
This is Melanie Peterson's debut album. Her EP After The Fall is available on iTunes.

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released April 18, 2013

Produced and engineered by Mitch Girio
Mastered by Richard G. Benoit
Recorded at Slaughterhouse 754, Toronto
Music and lyrics by Melanie Peterson (SOCAN)

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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: Don't Tell Me
Doesn't it mean anything
I'm standing here at your door
tears streaming down my face
cuz I can't fight it anymore

told you I needed time
maybe you thought that was a line
but time helped me see
how good you are for me

Chorus:
And if you don't already know
you are rock n roll
you fill my life with song
right here's where I belong
don't tell me you've moved on


Now I've got everything
everything money can buy
and it don't mean anything
without you by my side

I told you I don't need you
baby it turns out I do
I need you to say
it's gonna be okay

Chorus
And if you don't already know
you are rock n roll
you fill my life with song
right here's where I belong
don't tell me you've moved on


bridge: if I let myself say it I'd say I'm afraid to fall
don't want to lose you I'm ready to risk it all

Chorus
And if you don't already know
you are rock n roll
you fill my life with song
right here's where I belong
don't tell me you've moved on
Track Name: No More Mr. Nice Girl
days like this I want
the courage
to keep pushing on
discouraged
if she's just a friend
why is the hiding?
Her car is parked next door
and I don't even care anymore

no more Mr. Nice Girl
trying hard to make it right girl
no more Mr. Nice Girl
you mistook kindness for weakness
gave me hell when I needed sweetness
no more Mr. Nice Girl

I just want to change
my number
why do you keep calling me
dragging me under
you want me back
you want what you can't have
I'm closing that door
cuz I don't even care anymore

no more Mr. Nice Girl
trying hard to make it right girl
no more Mr. Nice Girl
you mistook kindness for weakness
gave me hell when I needed sweetness
no more Mr. Nice Girl

take back your diamond ring
we both know it doesn't mean a thing
gonna cross on the don't walk sign
take my own hand, it's high time
my hearts no stepping stone
I'm not afraid to be alone

no more Mr. Nice Girl
trying hard to make it right girl
no more Mr. Nice Girl
you mistook kindness for weakness
gave me hell when I needed sweetness
no more Mr. Nice Girl

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Track Name: Cinema Girl
Hey Cinema Girl, I loved your movie
That's how I broke the ice
She was sitting in the chair by mine in the salon where
Kim cuts our hair real nice, real nice

Hey Cinema Girl, you're quite a vision
wont you tell your secret?
She said “Every day I make a promise to myself.
And every day I keep it. I keep it. I

Chorus:
Jump in the sandbox, jump in the sandbox
jump in the sandbox everyday and play”

Hey Cinema Girl, your wrote the movie
and gave yourself the best part...
She said “I knew no one would hand me my power so I took it and
worked from my heart, straight from my hear and I

Chorus
Jumped in the sandbox. Jump in the sandbox
Jump in the sandbox everyday and play”

Bridge:
“I'm the star of my own movie cuz
no one else does justice to me.”


Chorus
Jump in the sandbox, jump in the sandbox
Jump in the sandbox everyday 2x
Track Name: Unbreakable
Unbreakable

naive, naive and young
I fell for you
deaf blind and dumb

I took, took you at your word
When you said you were devoted
Despite what I had heard

And you kept me at arms length
walking on egg shells
you'd say “let's see where it goes”
When the whole time you knew

CHORUS:

Looking back I see it too
I was not the one for you
lucky for me,
I am UNBREAKABLE
I took a fall, now I see
I am UNBREAKABLE
UNBREAKABLE

True love, true love and destiny
Didn't interest you
The way it interests me

You'd rather turn, turn on your TV
turning out the light
Instead of facing me

You kept me at arms length
walking on egg shells
you'd say “let's see where it goes”
when the whole time you knew


REPEAT CHORUS


Musical Interlude


REPEAT CHORUS
Track Name: Read My Lips
Read my lips

There ain’t no reason you and I should play
a dumb-ed down version of the dating game
I knew I would know when I found you
from the look in your eyes you knew you'd know too

PRE CHORUS:
maybe I was doubtful maybe I was hopeless once
that feeling didn't last
that's a thing of the past
maybe you were always waiting in the wings
for me to turn the other cheek and start singing:

CHORUS:
Na Na Na Na Na Na baby I adore you
read my lips I'm longing for you
Na Na Na Na Na don't want to control you
read my lips i want to hold you


I've lived enough life to know what i want
I'm so done with the word : ambivalent
let's hit the road lets hit the tarmac
no matter where we go I've got your back

PRE CHORUS:
maybe I was doubtful maybe I was hopeless once
that feeling didn't last
that's a thing of the past
maybe you were always waiting in the wings
for me to turn the other cheek and start singing:

CHORUS:
Na Na Na Na Na Na baby I adore you
read my lips I'm longing for you
Na Na Na Na Na don't want to control you
read my lips i want to hold you



Bridge: No more wishing on falling stars
No more wondering where you are

CHORUS
Track Name: Fingers Crossed
I never thought I'd love again
but when I look at you
the room begins to spin

you found me on my knees
stretched out your hand
you helped me stand

that’s why I got my fingers crossed
behind my back got butterflies in my eyes
now I got fingers crossed behind my back
got butterflies in my eyes I hope it lasts

I never thought I'd want to say
your home is in my heart
it's here your meant to stay

but I see you and I fall
ten stories inside
every single time

that’s why I've got my fingers crossed
behind my back got butterflies in my eyes
now I got fingers crossed behind my back
got butterflies in my eyes I hope it lasts

some say love, love will make you weak
but love will make you strong
sometimes you cannot speak

of the love that makes you leap
leap without a net
getting your feet wet

that’s why I've got my fingers crossed
behind my back got butterflies in my eyes
now I got fingers crossed behind my back
got butterflies in my eyes I hope it lasts
got butterflies in my eyes I'm falling fast

oh, I got my fingers crossed
Track Name: Malibu
You are the bow to my violin
The prism of light in which I swim
You are the key to my smart car
You are my guiding star

that's why I want you to fly
fly home to me
I'm counting on you
and when you do
do bring a suitcase for dreams
I can carry with you
I'll bring my suitcase too

I'll meet you in Malibu in Malibu
meet you in Malibu in Malibu

You are my lotus in a muddy pond
You opened my heart inspired this song
You are written in the key of me
You are my harmony

that's why I want you to fly
fly home to me
I'm counting on you
and when you do
do bring a suitcase for dreams
I can carry with you
I'll bring my suitcase too

I'll meet you in Malibu in Malibu
meet you in Malibu in Malibu

Where palm trees bloom and grow
Where we know: love means letting go

that's why I
want you to fly
fly home to me
I'm counting on you
and when you do
do bring a suitcase for dreams
I can carry with you
I'll bring my suitcase too

I'll meet you in Malibu in Malibu
meet you in Malibu in Malibu 2x
Track Name: Lucky Me
I love the way you love the way
January snuck up on us
I love the words of love that pass
your eager lips, effortless
as clouds crossing the sky
you and I have broken down the doors
of our minds it's freedom time

Lucky Me Lucky Me
you are the mirror
in which I see
a bigger reality

You're thankful for your
new found freedom
grateful for great successes
I'm passing on all I'm learning
yearning for a holiday or two
crossing the sky you and I have
broken down the doors
of our past free at last

Lucky Me Lucky Me
you are the mirror
in which I see
a bigger reality
Lucky Me Lucky Me
your eyes are wide with wisdom
love and loyalty

and if I'm rising like a phoenix
its your love lifting me
you pulled me from the ashes
I let smother me

Lucky Me Lucky Me
you are the mirror
in which I see
a bigger reality
Lucky Me Lucky Me
your eyes are wide with wisdom
love and loyalty
OH lucky me
OH lucky me
Track Name: The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

I'm looking out the window at lake Ontario
sparkling and glittering like a show girl at a casino
while you are sprawled out in front of the fire place
you say “I cannot take my eyes off your face”


CHORUS:
You make me feel like the most beautiful girl in the world
like make me feel completely seen


You're all about growing, thriving and flowing
a vision of integrity opening the door for me
ans when the sun slowly sets in the candy floss sky
you reach out your hand and say “baby, be mine”


CHORUS:
You make me feel like the most beautiful girl in the world
like make me feel completely seen
like a supermodel stepping out of a limousine


Bridge:
And I want to thank you for making me number one
oh baby you spoil me and its so much fun
you say it was written and you believe
in romantic destiny


CHORUS
You make me feel like the most beautiful girl in the world
like make me feel completely seen
like a supermodel stepping out of a limousine
The most beautiful girl in the world
The most beautiful girl in the world
Track Name: Home
suitcase in hand, you lock your car
you won't be driving for the next ten days
you introduce yourself, everyone's a stranger
and deep down you know it has to be that way
you've got an aching head and a tiny bed
its so hard to fall asleep away from home
wearing your old Levis you've got butterflies
and the sneaking suspicion you'll always be alone

chorus:
but when you go home your gonna walk
with your head held high
and you'll know
these were the best ten days of your life
what's your secret? they'll all want to know
when you go home

in the next room a girl named Eden
covered head to toe in tattoos
she slams in and slams out all noisy confusion
the only one here more mixed up than you
until you wake up on day six
from a dream in which you found you could fly
above the maple trees and their yellowing leaves
beyond the clouds into the clear blue sky

Chorus:
when you go home your gonna walk
with your head held high
and you'll know
these were the best ten days of your life
what's your secret? they'll all want to know
when you go home

Chorus:
when you go home your gonna walk
with your head held high
you'll know
these were the best ten days of your life
and you'll find out, like I did,
there ain't nothing that you don't already know,
when you go home