Pete Kendal

Pete Kendal

 Madrid, Madrid, ESP
BandPopAdult Contemporary

My songs are about my life, my dreams and sometimes my flights of fantasy. My ideas for melodies and lyrics are brought to life by friend and collaborator, Federico Tensi with his inspired musicianship, arrangement and production skills. We currently only work in the studio building our repetoire.

Biography

I am a UK songwriter and started playing guitar at age 10. Over the years I have played in various bands in the UK and Spain but never professionally. I work with a very talented young musician/producer in the demo recording of my songs. Although I demo my own songs personally I consider myself to be primarily a writer rather than a singer. I regard melody to be of essential importance in my songs, which are mainly catchy upbeat pop-ballads of the Adult Contemporary genre. I count among my many and varied musical influences: , The Shadows, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Guns n Roses, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Santana, Fleetwood Mac and more recently, Oasis, Coldplay and The Stereophonics. There are many more, some of who have stood the test of time and others who have now disappeared from the scene.

Lyrics

Better late than never

Written By: Pete Kendal

Much better late than never said the driver
We nearly had to raise the price again
It’s good to see a genuine survivor
A privilege to have you on the train

Much better late than never smiled the keeper
The pearly gates will open if you plead
It’s lucky that you didn’t sink much deeper
We would have had to sit and watch you bleed

Hey we’re gonna spread the news across America
Hey it’s not too late to say the word
Hey they’re gonna see us cruise across America
Hey we’re gonna shout it ‘til it’s heard

Much better late than never screamed the preacher
Your sorry soul was damned right from the start
You should have paid attention to the teacher
Instead you always listened to your heart

Much better late than never sang the singer
The words come back to haunt you anyhow
Much better go than stay on here and linger
You know we have to get on with the show

Hey we’re gonna spread the news across America
Hey it’s not too late to say the word
Hey we’re gonna blow a fuse across America
Hey we’re gonna shout it ‘til it’s heard

Instrumental break

Hey we’re gonna spread the news across America
Hey it’s not too late to say the word
Hey we’re gonna blow a fuse across America
Hey we’re gonna shout it ‘til it’s heard

Hey we’re gonna spread the news across America
Hey it’s not too late to say the word
Hey we’re gonna chase the blues across America
Hey we’re gonna shout it ‘til it’s heard

© Peter John Kendal

Broken

Written By: Pete Kendal

Well I’m broken
Yeah I’m broken down by you
Hey I’m broken
And I’m broken hearted too

Since I’ve spoken
Since I’ve spoken now to you
Hey we’ve spoken
And our spoken words were true

I see the writing clearly written on the wall
I see the meaning of it all
I think of all the things we said we’d never do
I wonder what I think of you

Take this token
Take this token gift to you
Just a token
It’s a token lost on you

Well I’ve woken
Yeah I’ve woken up to you
Hey I’ve woken
And I’ve woken you up too

I saw it coming from a different point of view
I saw the rain cloud in the sky
I think you knew it when you asked what we should do
I know just what I think of you

Well I’m broken
Yeah I’m broken up with you
Hey I’m broken
And I’m broken hearted to

Well I’ve woken
Yeah I’ve woken up to you
Hey I’ve woken
And I’ve woken you up to

I saw the writing clearly written on the wall
I saw the meaning of it all
I think I knew it when you said what you would do
I know just what I think of you

Well I’m broken
Yeah I’m broken down by you
Hey I’m broken
And I’m broken hearted too

© Peter John Kendal

Elena

Written By: Pete Kendal

Elena girl with the sunshine in her eyes
Does she see me here as she passes by on her way
Hey there girl will you listen to my cries
Does she know me and does she hear the things that I say

Wait there give me a chance to walk with you
I can see you now through a mist that clouds in my eyes
Maybe there are some things you’d like to do
And I promise never to tell you any more lies

Chorus
Elena just sighs
She talks with her eyes
A stranger she cries
Once made her more wise

Elena girl with the windswept golden hair
Does she hear me now or still think that all is lost
Hey there when there’s a lifetime left to care
You must never turn back or stop to count the cost

In danger lost in the ocean of your fear
I’m a nearby island that you can swim to now
Maybe you’ll see the shore is now quite near
And you’ll arrive there soon if only you know how

Chorus

Elena do you remember all we said
Now our secret plans are all torn up into shreds
Running when her poor feet feel just like lead
Please remind me now what was going round in our heads

Elena girl with the softest velvet skin
Will she touch me now and know just how far we have come
Hey there when I am knocking please let me in
It’s so cold out here and my aching heart is numb

Chorus

© Peter John Kendal

Find a way

Written By: Pete Kendal

I’d like to help you find a way to bring your love back to me
Feels like the moment`s come at last to make a bid to be free

And when you feel that only the trees can hear, throwing caution into the wind
And when you know it’s only a foolish fear that to love is not to have sinned

I haven’t seen a sign of you since you left home back in May
Summer left not a trace although the weather here was OK

And when you find that all that you think about, lying restless there on your bed
All things we did and the nagging doubts spinning round and round in your head

I think the time has come for us to make a last brand new start
It seems so long ago that lonely day that I broke your heart

And when you see a star in the sky above shedding light where once there was dark
You can bet your life it´ s the star of love bearing hope and leaving its mark

I start to think of you now that Autumn skies are so clear
This time of year reminds me of the special times when you were here

When you find a way to come back to me turning clocks back just as they were
You will know from what I have said to you that your love meant much more than her

© Peter John Kendal

Hotspot

Written By: Pete Kendal

Make a list of all you know
And send it on its way
Help the words express themselves
And let the truth hold sway

The longer you keep eyes shut tight
The less you’ll have to say
Faster than the speed of light
A year is just one day

And when you feel it
You’ll know that you’ve won
And when you see it
Hotspot on the sun

The sums if you can get them right
Will prove what seems a crime
The constant is the speed of light
The relative is time

At night you need a place to go
Warp three can be your aim
The Hotspot has a brand new show
If you can stand the shame

And when you hear it
A blast like a gun
And when you touch it
Hotspot on the sun

The hotspot on the solar plain
Is not all it appears
It’s sending out relief from pain
It’s drying up your tears

Your wish-list will arrive there soon
If you can hold your breath
They say there’s water on the moon
So we won’t starve to death

And when you hear it
A blast like a gun
And when you touch it
Hotspot on the sun

© Peter John Kendal

Miss Jenny

Written By: Pete Kendal

She amazes me
She dazes me
And always with her eyes
She can’t begin to know the way I feel

She entrances me
Enhances me
And when she sleeps she sighs
She can’t begin to know the way I feel

Miss Jenny in the morning
And at every other time
Miss Jenny in the night time most of all
Miss Jenny now that the winter’s come
And the frost is hard on the ground
Miss Jenny now as I wait for her to call

She embraces me
Disgraces me
And tells me little lies
She can’t begin to know the way I feel

She surprises me
Analyses me
And when she’s down she cries
She’s just begun to know the way I feel

Miss Jenny in the morning
And at every other time
Miss Jenny in the night time most of all
Miss Jenny now that the winter’s come
And the frost is hard on the ground
Miss Jenny now as I wait for her to call

She apeases me
She pleases me
And it seems to me she’s wise
She says she’s always known the way I feel

She arranges me
Deranges me
And our time together flies
She says she’s always felt the way I feel

Miss Jenny in the morning
And at every other time
Miss Jenny in the night time most of all
Miss Jenny now that the winter’s come
And the frost is hard on the ground
Miss Jenny now as I wait for her to call

© Peter John Kendal

Mr Moonbeam

Written By: Pete Kendal

My being starts when time began
And I’ve been around so long
I see the sun set as I rise
It’s reflection makes me strong

My life is shared by all the world
And they talk of me in rhyme
I hear my name in song and verse
In ballad and in mime

Chorus
Mr. Moonbeam man
Mr. Moonbeam man
Tell us all you can
Mr. Moonbeam man
Mr. Moonbeam sighs
Open up your eyes

My force can make the oceans move
And my changes rule your life
You watched me while the ages passed
Through your troubles and your strife

My face is seen most every night
But at times it seems I’m shy
When you hide me from my mother sun
And her light just passes by

Chorus (repeated twice)

Instrumental break

Chorus (repeated twice)

My days have seen a step for man
And a leap for all mankind
You came to me to show you could
And you left the earth behind

My nights include a darker side
But it’s hidden from your view
It’s cold as ice and black as coal
And I know you have one too

Chorus (repeated 4 times)

© Peter John Kendal

On the rocks

Written By: Pete Kendal

Hey can you make up just one
More Scotch on the rocks again
Hey can you make it good and
Strong Scotch on the rocks again
I’m having a ball tonight
Doing it all alright tonight
Hey can you make up just one
More Scotch on the rocks again

Heaven knows where this all will end
Make a sign if you’re listening to me
Friends of mine say I’m round the bend
Who would know if they’re round here with me
Heaven knows where this all will end
Back and forth and on the rocks again

Hey can you shake up just one
More Martini-sour again
Hey can you take up where
We stopped I need to power again
I feel ten feet tall tonight
I couldn’t feel small tonight
Hey can you shake up just one
More Martini-sour again

Heaven knows where this all will end
Thinking back it’s been a long time coming
Seems to me that I’m on the mend
Making out and the whole place humming
Heaven knows where this all will end
Back and forth and on the rocks once again

Hey can you manage just one
More Vodka and ice again
Hey do you want it good and
Strong short on the ice again
You’re heading to fall tonight
You’re back’s to the wall tonight
Hey can you manage just one
More Vodka and ice again

Heaven knows where this all will end
Make a sign if you’re listening to me
Friends of mine say I’m round the bend
Who would know if they’re round here with me
Heaven knows where this all will end
Back and forth and on the rocks again

Hey can you sling me just one
More Gin with a slice again
Hey can you make it sharp and
Don’t make me ask again
You’re showing it all tonight
You’re filling the hall tonight
Hey can you sling me just one
More Gin with a slice again

Heaven knows where this all will end
Thinking back it’s been a long time coming
Seems to me that I’m on the mend
Making out and the whole place humming
Heaven knows where this all will end
Back and forth and on the rocks once again

© Peter John Kendal

Russian Roulette

Written By: Pete Kendal

Running hell for leather
Dreading each day apart
One step further away now
Another back to the start

Freedom is for ever
Hope that shines like a light
You can’t live as a prisoner
Try as hard as you might

Making for the border
Knew you had what it took
Making hay while the sun shines
Stealing one final look

On to the final chapter of the book so quickly
Making one last bet
Look to the spinning chamber of the gun you’re holding
Russian Roulette

One of the vivid memories you can see so clearly
Wanting to forget
Luck holds the winning number of the game you’re playing
Russian Roulette

Counting what the odds are
Never helped anyway
Chancing life on a dice throw
To win at first you must play

Betting a one in six shot
Seems that luck’s on your side
Spinning round like a top now
Nothing left but your pride

On to the final chapter of the book so quickly
Making one last bet
Look to the spinning chamber of the gun you’re holding
Russian Roulette

One of the vivid memories you can see so clearly
Wanting to forget
Luck holds the winning number of the game you’re playing
Russian Roulette

Running hell for leather
Dreading each day apart
One step further away now
Another back to the start

© Peter John Kendal

Secret People

Written By: Pete Kendal

Born on a distant planet
Far from the earth
Came with a message for you
Saved for your birth

Borne on a breeze that drifted
Here from afar
Saw that we had to change you
Save you from war

Chorus
We are the secret people
We are the chosen people
We see right through the haze
That dims the eyes
And clouds the skies above

How can you help yourselves
Think if you can
How can we save ourselves
Know that we can

How can we sing our song
That sounds out of key
How can you put it right
Learn how to see

Chorus
We are the secret people
We are the chosen people
We see right through the haze
That dims the eyes
And clouds the skies above

© Peter John Kendal

The Island

Written By: Pete Kendal

The Island

Ride the breeze that sails the waves of hope and then despair
Remember you can reach the shore the breeze is more than air
That land is worth a thousand nights of sleepless hours of travel
It calls you forth then throws you back but the dream will still unravel

You want to sing with other birds
You want to fly with them and understand their words

The Island is the answer though it’s a long long way to go
It gives you more than I can do but it costs you all you know
The price you pay tomorrow but tomorrow never comes
The debt you owe will double but you mustn’t do the sums

You want to sing with other birds
You want to fly with them and understand their words

Wait ‘til l the Island calls to you
Wait ‘til l the Island calls to you
Wait ‘til l the Island calls
Pray that it’s fate that calls
Wait ‘til l the Island calls to you

Ride the breeze that sails the waves of hope and then despair
The Island is the answer and I dream I’ll meet you there
There’s nothing more to tell you of the pleasure and the pain
You journey through your mind some more and we will meet again

You want to sing with other birds
You want to fly with them and understand their words

Wait ‘til l the Island calls to you
Wait ‘til l the Island calls to you
Wait ‘til l the Island calls
Pray that it’s fate that calls
Wait ‘til l the Island calls to you

© 2008 Peter John Kendal


Discography

Some of my songs can be listened to on:
http://www.jango.com/
They can be downloaded online at www.noisyplanet.net

Set List

All music is currently studio-based