Pete Best

Pete Best

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Biography

Pete Best- Bio

Age: 29
Hometown: Annapolis, MD
Background: Began playing in rock and roll cover bands at age 18.
Best started his first country band in July 2003, called The Pete Best Band.
Influences: Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and The Beatles

In early 2003, Pete started writing his own country songs and finished his first song called “The Empty Bottle.” His new style of writing led him to start his first country band, called the The Pete Best Band, which was a combination of country/rock cover’s mixing in his own originals. In the summer of 2005, with the addition of new band members and a few phone calls from an upset ex-Beatles drummer, Pete changed the name to “Peterbuilt”, which has become the local premier country band in the Annapolis/Baltimore/ Washington DC area. At that time, Best starting working with local producer, John Grant and recording/co-producing his first 7 song EP called “Drinking, Crying and Singing”, which came out in the spring of 2005. Playing local gigs in support of the new EP, started to bring more recognition to the band, which led to support from local radio station 103.1 FM, WRNR, Annapolis, MD. With live on air performances and playing the station’s sponsored shows Pete began to gain a loyal audience.

Early 2006, Pete recorded 3 new songs, which included “Wendy Think”, “If I Make It” and Those I’s. This led to regional attention in management and booking agencies. In Sept. 2006, Pete made his first trip to Nashville, which led to appointments with a few labels/publishing companies, after receiving positive feedback on his material, Best spent the next couple months writing new material and expanding his song catalogue to over thirty songs. With local promoters noticing Pete’s strong live performances, his band were offered direct support with country rockers Jack Ingram (Sept. 2006) and Pat Green (Nov. 2006), which showcased Pete’s star qualities as a song writer and performer. Pete has just finished up the hit song “No More Me”, which has been requested by the elite country radio market. His new CD will drop this fall 2007 and we are looking forward to a great future for Pete and his music!

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Lyrics

No More Me

Written By: Pete Best

Well we’d just got back from the trip of out lives, it was over just a little too soon
There’s nothing like the sand and a drink in your hand on a sweet bahama honeymoon
We pulled up to our brand new 3 story life, gave the driver a tip and a wave
And no sooner had I carried her through that door when I heard the words by the way…..

No more smoking no more drinking no more staying out way too late, no more laying around the house and watching football on Saturdays. No more cursing no more flirting, that’s all a part of history
And if you don’t get, what I just said, through your thick head… no more me

Well a lump began to form in the back of my throat about the size of a bowling ball
And that sweet little girl that wouldn’t hurt a fly didn’t look that sweet at all
My knees got weak I could barely speak I said, I’m gonna watch some TV
But before I could make it through the bedroom door she said honey, one more thing

No more lounging in the bedroom no more leaving all your clothes around
No more running with your friends and hitting every little spot in town
No more whining or complaining, no more thinking leave that to me
And if you don’t get, what I just, said through your thick head,
No more me….

Solo

No more smoking no more drinking, no more poker on Friday nights
Instead of sleeping away the weekend I been cleaning everything in sight
No more junk food, no more attitude
All the things that used to make me me
Man I miss it, but it’s just a distant memory
There’s no more me, no more me, no more me

It Ends With Me

Written By: Pete Best

He worked his hands to the bone in a steel mill to raise 3 kids
He’d give you the shirt off his back, the last dollar he had, if your skin was as white as his
Yeah momma says that’s just the way things were
I’d be ashamed of my family name if it wasn’t for her

Cause my granddad he started this family tradition
Then my old man, slandered it down to me
Like the picture he’d get from his television set, black and white was all he could see
Well it may be my family tradition, but it ends right here with me
It ends with me

Well he sure as hell wasn’t superman but you could say he lived a double life
He’d raise his hands in the pew on Sunday and on Monday raise his hand to his wife
People in this town loved and respected that man, but he had a side nobody saw that I’d never understand

See my Granddad he started this family tradition
Then my old man backhanded it down to me
And I hear people say it’s the way that your raised that decides who you grow up to be
Well it may be my family tradition, but it ends right here with me
It ends with me, It ends with me

Well momma and I got out not a moment too soon
We’d both had enough, got in that truck, headed north on interstate 2
And I hear people say its the way that your raised that decides who you grow up to be
But I know it ain’t true cause I’m breaking through and it ends, right here, with me
It ends with me, it ends with me. It ends with me. Yeah it ends with me

We Can't Afford Not To

Written By: Pete Best/Jeff Ross

There’s a brochure lying open on the kitchen table,
When she walks in, she say’s honey who’s going to Jamaica?
He says we’ve been working sixty hour weeks,
I barely get to see you we barely get to sleep, all she says is,
can we afford this, and he says…


We can’t afford not to, we may never get this chance again
Hon I love you, all the money in the world can’t buy us a memory of me and you
We can’t afford not to

There’s a young man, meeting with his wife on his lunch break
He’s says honey what’s the matter? You look scared to death
She says Lord I’m three weeks late, I know we wanted children
but we really ought to wait, the question is, can we afford this, and he says…..

We can’t afford not to, we may never get this chance again
Hon I love you, I know money’s kinda tight but things will be fine, I promise you
We can’t afford not to….

The one thing in this world that you can’t buy, is time

There’s a little boy, in a little town not too far from here
asking his dad can we go to a Cowboys game this year?
Well the smile runs away from his daddy’s face cause he knows those tickets are a whole week’s pay
ain’t it sad but true, and all his bills are due. But he says son….

We can’t afford not to, we may never get this chance again, son I love you
All the money in the world can’t buy us a memory of me and you
We can’t afford not to, we can’t afford not to

I Wish You Loved Me

Written By: Pete Best

She was sitting at the table waiting for him to come home
And even on her birthday she was blowing out her candles alone
When he’d stumbled through the door, he kicked his boots on the floor,
said its your birthday what’s with the tears?
She said I already blew out my candles and wished things would be different this year

I wished you’d love me like the bottle you’ve been loving, so tenderly
I wished you’d never put me down, I wished you’d take me into town
and spend your last dollar on me
I wished you’d fall asleep holding me and wake up in the morning,
trembling cause you can’t get enough
Yeah I wished it was me, not that bottle you love

Well the man hung his head, cause the words that she said were all true
And it scared him to death, to think if she left, what him and the bottle might do
So he loosened his grip, he took one last sip, he said I love you I know I can change
She said I’ve heard that same line for seventeen years and each night my prayer is the same

I pray you’ll love me like the bottle you’ve been loving, so tenderly
I pray you never put me down, I pray you’ll take me into town
and spend your last dollar on me
I pray you’ll fall asleep holding me and wake up in the morning,
trembling cause you can’t get enough
Then I’d know it was me, not that bottle you love