The Shore Up In The Sky

by Peter J. Birch

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This third album "The Shore Up In The Sky" (Gusstaff Records/Borówka Music) will hit the stores in November 2015 and is a new path chosen by the arist from Wołów. This time the young musician decided to record an album the way his idols did in the old days - live at the studio. The accompanying musicians are members of the band Two Timer from Poznań: Ernest Kałaczyński (guitar), Łukasz Rudnicki (bass) and Max Psuja (drums). The guys met on a first rehearsal and it worked right away so the musicians decided to register with them the whole album, which will be released this fall. There are also some special guests as well like Leszek Laskowski on pedal steel guitar, Ania Brachaczek (BIFF) and Gosia Siara Witkowska (Qlhead + Siara).

On "The Shore Up In The Sky" Peter is looking for some another sounds close to his soul so you'll find it all on this album. Not only acoustic indie folk and alternative country but some more paths, from rhythm & blues till psychedelic garage rock.

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released October 30, 2015

The album was recorded live at Perlazza Studio in Poznań (May/June 2015) by

Piotr Jan Brzeziński – vocal/backing vocals, acoustic/electric guitar, harmonica, synths/microkorg, tambourine

Ernest Kałaczyński – electric/acoustic guitar

Łukasz Rudnicki – bass guitar

Max Psuja – drums, tambourine


Music & Lyrics by Piotr Jan Brzeziński


Guests:

Gosia Witkowska & Ania Brachaczek – backing vocals

Magdalena Mateja – violin

Anna Papierz – cello

Leszek Laskowski – pedal steel guitar

CeZik – oral trumpet

Przemysław Wejmann – ebow


Produced by Przemysław Wejmann & Piotr Jan Brzeziński

Recorded & mixed by Przemysław Wejmann

Mastered by Michał Kupicz

Drawings by Holy Lolly

Cover layout by Mariusz Szypura

Language assistance/proofreading Tomasz Sztrekier

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Peter J. Birch Poland

His real name is Piotr Jan Brzeziński. Peter J. Birch lives and composes in Wołów, small town in Poland near Wrocław.
He's currently one of the most active polish artists. This 26-year-old singer/songwriter has given over 400 concerts, not only all over Poland, but also in 18 other European countries both solo and with the band. He released one EP in 2010 and 3 albums (in 2013, 2014, 2015).
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Track Name: Wake Up Louisiana!
„Wake up Louisiana!”


Wake up! Wake up!
It's time for Mardi Gras
So take your dress
The Most colorful you got
And please do not forget to wear some beads on your neck

Look out! Look out!
Indian tribes begin
Parade of joy
Down in New Orleans
Big Chief screams at the front:
„Madi cu defio”

Oh, directly to lonesome hearts
Like a river flow these sounds
I can't wait for a chance to dance on Second Line

From smile to smile
I'm meeting friends of mine
No matter where from, no matter who they are
You can be part of the feast
The feast of happiness

Oh, directly to lonesome hearts
Like a river flow these sounds
I can't wait for a chance to dance on Second Line
Track Name: Gallants
„Gallants”


Come over here pale
Join me in this mess
Bring us some booze,
Weed and snacks

Don't you think that
We're kind of psychopaths?
25 years of our life

But what important is ahead
In general

I'm sure we'll never change ourselves
Because this spirit made us friends
It's tough to keep it in this town
I know you'll never let me down

I still remember
All the stupid things
We did together
As kids

And even if some fuck ups
happened to us
We go through it together
With no doubt

I'm sure we'll never change ourselves
Because this spirit made us friends
It's tough to keep it in this town
I know you'll never let me down

And even if some fuck ups
happened to us
We go through it together
With no doubt

I'm sure we'll never change ourselves
Because this spirit made us friends
It's tough to keep it in this town
I know you'll never let me down
Track Name: Self-Identity State Of Memory
„Self-Identity State Of Memory”


By night, still asleep
I'm sneakin' out to the forest
Stupefaction I used to live with
Now's replaced by courage

Gusty wind blows in the trees
HowlS down the mindstream
Everlastingly takin' me
To the void deep inside me

Where's the way out? I need some indication
A shadow once caught escapes again

I feel like a cowboy among the tumbleweeds
Seconds before duel to the death
The difference is ain't got no gun
But the truth that's gonna break us down
Never mind all the risk and wounds that follow
Indication is what I need now

Where's the way out? I need some indication
A shadow once caught escapes again
Could I wake up? Could I have this confession?
Erase my memories
Track Name: Memphis Blues
Memphis Blues”


Memphis, oh oh oh
Watchin’ you grow in the Sun
Listenin' to your artists and the songs
Feelin' good playin' all night long

Howlin' Wolf with amazing hoarsness in his voice
B.B. King, Hank Williams and the rest
The time when world got changed

But most of these guys
Worked hard on cotton farms
In the maize fields played some blues
Whiskey flowed straight from their shoes

Music of the gods imbued with pain and suffering
The wildest of the wild but still just human beings
That's the landscape of those times

Memphis hey hey hey
Last thing you can do is to pray
City of the brightest memories
The place I've dreamed about but never seen
Homeless in the street listen to guitar music bits
Dancin' in the rain in his holey shoes
With eyes directed towards the Moon

Great gig in the sky
For the angels and the rest
Movin', shakin', dancin' till the end of happiness
Music from them hearts fallin' deep down the great lake
I wish I could wake up one day and hear what they say
About the Memphis Blues

Memphis, oh oh oh
Watchin’ you grow in the Sun
Listenin' to your the artists and the songs
Feelin' good playin' all night long

Howlin' Wolf with amazing hoarsness in his voice
B.B. King, Hank Williams and the rest
The time when world got changed
Track Name: Black Tombstone
"Black Tombstone"


How does it feel?
When your days seem numbered
What does your face look like
To your children and wife?

Do you still care what other people think of you?
Or are you scared of what life will bring soon?

I got to confess
That I think too much
And when I'm aware of this
It makes me sad

Suddenly today
My girl tells me about her dream
She saw a black tombstone prepared for me

And I was next to my hero - Wyatt Earp
And I was next to my hero - Wyatt Earp
Track Name: New Prince
„New Prince”


Oh Wonder, I'm in fire
Standing with no words
Time counter got stuck
No way to restart

There's a dark, mysterious glow
What did you show me the path there for?

Now I'm drownin' into your eyes
As a tear I twinkle like a star
Oh Wonder, it's too late
For me to repair our hearts

There's a dark, mysterious glow
Me and you
Are shinin' all so bright

We can just remain here for awhile
Or return to the mess we've already cleaned
Track Name: Old Fashioned Hollywood
„Old Fashioned Hollywood”


The love I'm sharin' with you is the only one
Though sometimes I just cannot hide the fire
Trust me I'm gentle but let me be at last
Like the guy from movies - Cary Grant

Take a piece of my lonesome heart
I'll take care of you like Humphrey Bogart
I'll take you for a walk singin' in the rain
I'll kiss you like Clark Gable kissed the girls

Old Fashioned Hollywood
Old Fashioned Hollywood
Oh, I wish I'd been back there
When Grace Kelly was a movie star
When the music was important
And art was real

Besides I always try to get back
With so much emotion I discover
Something has changed a lot
And something is the same
But where the hell is honesty?
Can you tell?

Old Fashioned Hollywood
Old Fashioned Hollywood
Oh, I wish I'd been back there
When Grace Kelly was a movie star
When the music was important
And art was real
Track Name: I've Got This Train
„I've Got This Train”


I've got this train, oh darlin'
I've got this train
I've got this train, oh darlin'
I've got this train

I hate to say but I gotta go
It's too late to explain to you why
Now wipe the tear and promise me
You'll keep me in your mind

I've got this train, oh darlin'
I've got this train
I've got this train, oh darlin'
I've got this train

Took me so long to emancipate
From the botttom of my soul
The time's movin' faster than the train I'm on
Jesus, keep me in your care

I've got this train, oh darlin'
I've got this train
I've got this train, oh darlin'
I've got this train
Track Name: Everyday Chances
„Everyday Chances”


What will bring you news today?
Political war or motives to blow away?
Will you take someone with you?
For that trip beyond your mind
To save mankind

Every morning
I see their end
Blood is pouring
Right on my hands
Hope is not a fact
Do you believe or not?
Don't call my name
Don't call my name

Bunch of people on the streets
Tryin’ to move the crowd and prevent defeat
What will you do in this case?
Will you pray?
It won't help
I'm serious man

Every morning
I see their end
Blood is pouring
Right on my hands
Hope is not a fact
Do you believe or not?
Don't call my name
Don't call my name

Every morning
I see their end
Blood is pouring
Right on my hands
Hope is not a fact
Do you believe or not?
Track Name: Ownbackyard
„Ownbackyard”


Little steps in the garden
Smilin' faces of my family
What am I still worried about?
Creatin' nonsense stories about life

My home over the mountain
It seems to be a sanctuary for my soul
So far, far from the city
I spend every single evening here
Just me and my dreams

This is the land with no expectations
Landscape of sparklin' sands and diamond trees
At the end there is us
Standing with no pain facing the gulf

My home over the mountain
It seems to be a sanctuary for my soul
So far, far from the city
I spend every single evening here
Just me and my dreams
Track Name: The Shore Up In The Sky
"The Shore Up In The Sky”


Lying right on my bed
Eyes closed
Unsteady breath
Dream takes me to places
I'm afraid
But I wanna go
You should've told me
You should've told me
What this is all about
Whenever you're here
I feel like in heaven

Tonight
It takes
It takes us up

Love I experienced there
Kindled me, haunted me
But now I realize
There's such a thing between us

You should've told me
You should've told me
What this is all about
Whenever you're here
I feel like in heaven

Tonight
It takes us up
Into the shore in the sky
I'm grateful for this grace
I want to embrace you
So tight
It makes me feel like an angel
It makes me a part of paradise

Tonight
It takes us up
Into the shore in the sky
I'm givin' you my heart
I'm givin' you my soul
I'm givin' you my life
I'm givin' you my love
It makes me feel like an angel
It makes me a part of paradise