In A Low Dark Light

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Ross Neilsen says:
"Growing up I was drawn to songs by story tellers like Neil Young, Dylan, The Band. I loved the imagery. I loved that they were tales and not just songs about chicks (although i do love songs about chicks!). These artists shaped my tastes and expectations about what I like in a good song. Peter Hicks has a gift for writing concise narratives. Each song is like a three or four minute film taking the listener away and into a narrative world full of imagery and texture."

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released June 19, 2012

All songs by Peter Hicks
Produced, recorded and mixed by Ethan Young-Lai and Peter Hicks
Mastered by J. Lapointe at Archive Mastering

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Sleepy Driver Fredericton, New Brunswick

Built on the solid foundation of front-man Peter Hicks' songwriting, SLEEPY DRIVER melds traditional and progressive musical influences together to create a truly original blend of songs which lurch with schizophrenic grace between sweetly tender ballads to darkly hopeful songs about life's wrong turns. ... more

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Track Name: The Night
I put my hand into the fire
It did not burn, ooh it did not burn
I wandered in this world awhile
Where will I turn, ooh where will I turn?
And all I know for certain: we’ll all be someone’s servant
And the end, I know will come again
I’m stepping in, I’m stepping out
Into the night, ooh into the light
And though I’m free, I know I’m tied
To your side, ooh right to your side
And all I know for certain: we’ll all be someone’s servant
And the end, I know will come again
I’ve been within, I’ve been without
I’ve been the light, ooh I’ve been the doubt
And no one’s clean when it gets out
When it gets out, ooh when it gets out
And all I know for certain: we’ll all be someone’s servant
And all I know for certain: we’ll all be someone’s servant
Track Name: Mile Marker
Mile marker, mile marker, count ‘em off, son
Between what once was and what’s begun
Mile marker, mile marker, count ‘em off, kid
Between what we should do, and what we did
And I know your face like the back of my hand
And I’ve dreamed of you all across this land
And maybe one, maybe two, maybe three days in
I’m losing track of where I’ve been
And the night of the fire, when I got home
When I came through the door
You said hold me
Ah Julianne, Julianne, how do you tell
Between what you give and what you sell?
And our innocence, innocence, where did you go?
You’re off learning things you shouldn’t know
And the night of the fire, when I got home
When I came through the door
You said hold me like you never will again
Mile marker, mile marker, count ‘em off, son
Between what once was and what’s begun
Mile marker, mile marker, count ‘em off, kid
Between what we should do, and what we did
And can you still feel my face on the back of your hand?
We’re still doing things I don’t understand
And maybe one, maybe two, maybe three days in
We’ll find our way back from where we’ve been
And the night of the fire, when I got home
When I came through the door
You said hold me like you never will again
Track Name: Baby Don't
Baby don’t, baby don’t
Baby don’t keep your love from me
You got the kingdom, I got the key
Peek in your keyhole on one knee
I got the hammer, you got the nail
Let’s take this tiger by the tail
Baby don’t, baby don’t
Baby don’t keep your love from me
I got the shovel, you got the dirt
I got the tool, put me to work
You got the fuel and I got the flame
Show me the line, I’ll sign my name
Baby don’t, baby don’t
Baby don’t keep your love from me
You got the kingdom, I got the key
Peek in your keyhole on one knee
I’m a perfect clock, I’ll keep good time
Be my six, I’ll be your nine
Baby don’t, baby don’t
Baby don’t keep your love from me
Track Name: Silverback Dog
Our love, where did you go?
You’re like a setting sun
I lie around gnawing the bones
Just like a silverback dog
And we came to learn what we don’t deserve
And our song keeps playing along
And every note hits down
So hard, like lead in the soul
Just like a cannonball
And we came to learn when what’s lost returns
Our love is stronger than the both of us
Let’s go, I’ll follow you down
To where the light is low
And hold on, we’ll hold on so tight
Until the feeling goes
And we came to learn when what’s lost returns
Our love is stronger than the both of us
And maybe our hearts, our hearts won’t fail us now
Track Name: Losing My Fear
I can hide it on the mountain
I keep it buried in the sand
Maybe locked up in a tower
Tight in the fingers of my hand
It keeps me on the straight and narrow
It keeps me knowing where I stand
But nothing scares me more than losing my fear
Nothing scares me more than losing my fear
When I stand up to the lions
When I lie down with the lambs
When I’m walking through the fire
I’m brushing ashes from my hands
It keeps me knowing where I’m going
It keeps me knowing where I stand
But nothing scares me more than losing my fear
Nothing scares me more than losing my fear
And when I feel the hard times pulling me astray
I’m going to let the pure fear set me on my way
Track Name: Tractor Trailer
Here’s how it is, I just restlessly spin in the wind
A weathervane, baby, hinged on a dream
And you’re like the blowing breeze
And here’s how it’s been, on the road now for too many days
This highway song just gets harder to sing
The further you get from me
‘Cause I’m like a tractor that rusts in the snow
And you’re like a trailer that’s hitching to go
And how does that song go, let’s sing it
How does that song go, let’s sing it
All the way home
Here’s how it is, I’m a padlock and you’re like a chain
When consequences, they start making sense
We are mending that fence again
And here’s how it’s been, all these sunsets are starting to blend
I want your headlights to shine up ahead
And bring you back home to me
Track Name: Long Time Coming Home
The call came in at 5 o'clock Sunday
And everything turned around
And now they're pulling up stakes, and locking up the gates
They're pulling those towers down
And all our follies, all our fears
Came tumbling down the line, all right
When the hard times come, they come so fast
And they come without a sound
And all the newspapers said "The dream is dead,
"There's no money left in this ground."
And everybody knows just how it goes
When a city becomes a town
We've been a long time coming home
To not know what we came here for
It's been so long since we've been gone
Since we packed our luck and went
And now there're too many hands and not enough plans
To get us back on the map
So in a taillight glow and our heads hung low
We’ll return to where we left
We've been a long time coming home
To not know what we came here for
Track Name: He Said Her Name
Under the power lines, just past town
Just three miles from where your sister was found
You cried in the car and hid from the moon
While the wind in the power lines whistled a tune
It went, “la, la-la, la-la.”

She was just sixteen, still had the smile of a child
You couldn’t keep her in on a Friday night
She felt the pull of the lights, the pull of the town
Where the work men came and threw their money around
And her friends they swore they danced in the hall
Till she left on the arm of a man with a voice like a radio song
They danced in the hall
Till she left on the arm of a man with a voice that went, “la, la-la, la-la.”

When the trial adjourned you could tell by their eyes
The jury was believing every one of his lies
The way he said her name like he was wasting his breath
And he sat with a smile when the verdict was read
Oh and two weeks passed with a hum and a haw
While you fattened your hate and you sharpened your claws
Then on a Friday night, in a wig and a dress
You walked up to him and said, “Let’s make a mess.”
So you drove him down a long dirt road
You kissed his neck and turned the radio on
Yeah, down a long dark road, as you were held in his arms
You pulled out a knife and turned the radio on, it went …

You made him cry, you made him beg
For all the times he said her name
Under the power lines, just past town
Just three miles from where your sister was found
You cried in the car and hid from the moon
While the knife in his heart, it beat out a tune
It went, “la, la-la, la-la.”
Track Name: The Doubt
I cannot decide what I’m more afraid of
The things we haven’t tried or what we’re not prepared for
No color of a lie could ever make things right, love
When all we leave behind is everything we came for
And I know I have felt my fortune to be gone
With every card I’m dealt, and every coin I’ve tossed
When everything we’ve built comes crashing to the ground
I will shake my fist and say, “Jesus, come on down
“Let’s settle this.”
This house let out a sigh, underneath the weight of
Everything inside, and all it couldn’t hold, love
Don’t cover up their eyes when we cross the town line
When all we leave behind is everything we came for
Track Name: Down Down Down
I’m not coming down the mountain, I’m not heading for the hills
I’m face down in the fountain, loaded to the gills
Well I knew that I had lost you by the perfume in your hair
And now the bottle’s got me broken and every lonely tear
Falls down, down, down
Well I’m packing up my satchel, I’m gonna come to take what’s mine
If we can bury all our hatchets, I’ll load it to the line
When I’m loaded I ain’t level, when I’m level I ain’t right
I keep wishing on the stars, ‘til all the stars at night
Fall down, down, down
Well the cool hand of the morning reached in and touched my brow
It took me by the soul and pulled the darkness out
Now all the pharaohs and the sultans, all the emperors and kings
Their fortunes’d pale beside you, if you would wear my ring
I’d kneel down, down, down
Track Name: The Light (Till He Returns)
Till he returns or calls me home, I will prepare, I will prepare
Till he returns or calls me home, I will prepare, I will prepare
Through darkest days or blackest night, I feel him there, I feel him there
Through darkest days or blackest night, I feel him there, I feel him there
I say his name on every breath, on every breath I say his name
I say his name on every breath, on every breath I say his name
And when he takes me by the arm
His face is golden like the sun
And I’ll take shelter in his love
When he returns, when he returns
I keep my lamp so full of oil, I keep my light shining so bright
I keep my lamp so full of oil, I keep my light shining so bright
And when he takes me by the arm
His face is golden like the sun
And I’ll take shelter in his love
When he returns, when he returns